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  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

Talk about a sophomore jinx

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I enjoyed the first book in this series. However, this second one was not enjoyable for me. The plot line was very vague and convoluted with so many characters moving in and out that I found them very difficult to keep up with. I like the main characters in this series, and I might try another in the series - if there is one after this debacle - but I can't recommend this book to anyone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,787

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Entertaining - A Swedish Forest Gump

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-16

The book is entertaining. The story is very much plagiarism of the Forest Gump concept.

  • The River of Souls

  • Matthew Corbett, Book 5
  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211

The year is 1703. The place: The Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional 'problem solver,' has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: Escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILERS! Still love Matthew Corbeett

  • By Frances on 06-14-14

This is Not Really A Complete Book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-15

I have read all of the Matthew Corbett series. I enjoyed them. However, this book has no conclusion. It ends as a serial would - no real ending, wait for the next installment. That was disappointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Night Film

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisha Pessl
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,432

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Real?

  • By Amanda on 01-12-14

Marisha Pessi is good story teller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-13

Ms. Pessi really spins a good yarn. The story moves along, and really holds one's attention. The characters are interesting and realistic. It was the same in her first novel. Also the same as her first novel, as much as I enjoyed the story, I was disappointed in the ending. It seemed a little far fetched and contrived to me.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Test of Wills

  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Samuel Giles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

Ian Rutledge returns to his career at Scotland Yard after years fighting in the First World War. Unknown to his colleagues he is still suffering from shell shock, and is burdened with the guilt of having had executed a young soldier on the battlefield for refusing to fight. A jealous colleague has learned of his secret and has managed to have Rutledge assigned to a difficult case which could spell disaster for Rutledge whatever the outcome. A retired officer has been murdered, and Rutledge goes to investigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good early work in series

  • By Kathi on 01-30-14

a good book if you have insomnia

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

This book is boring and repetitive. The main character spends the whole book questioning the same characters with he same questions over and over until it is brought to an unexpected unrealistic end very quickly. It as if the writer kept writing hoping something new would come to him, but it never did. Then suddenly he had reached a page limit and had to put an ending to things. The result was a poor ending. Don't waste money or credits on this.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Orange is the New Black

  • My Year in a Women's Prison
  • By: Piper Kerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,636

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year, so far

  • By Mark on 03-31-14

Not like the TV show, but a great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

If you want the sex and violence driven story depicted on the Netflix TV show, you will be disappointed in this book. The book has almost no sex or violence. Rather it is a story of personal growth and loyalty. I found it very uplifting.

  • Goodbye to a River

  • By: John Graves
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In this classic from the Lone Star State, John Graves learns that the river he knew and loved as a youth, the Brazos in north-central Texas, is slated to be dammed at multiple points - and he understands that things will never be the same. Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man's journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect narration

  • By John S. on 05-03-07

Undoubtedly a great piece of American literature

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

I have read this book. I have listened to the audio book 4 or 5 times. This travel narrative of a canoe trip down the Brazos River in the 1950's is so many things it is difficult to describe. It is an entertaining story of a man and a dash hound puppy on a canoe trip. It is a story of the history of the last century in this part of Texas with all of the bad and some of the good included. It is the story of a man struggling to cope with the fast coming changes of modern life. However, what it really is, is a complex work that evokes so many thoughts and emotions that it takes me longer to get through it with each listen, and makes me sad it is over every time I finish it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Rebellion

  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Connie Ventress
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a promising series

  • By K. April Holgate on 04-12-14

Stephanie Plum with a Southern (fake) Accent

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-13

If you've ever read a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich, you have read this book.
This book has a young women as the central figure who is accident prone; eats all the junk food she wants, but keeps a desirable body; has a love affair going with a police detective; takes on a new risky job because she is broke.... beginning to sound familiar. The only difference is this young women has a southern accent, which is done poorly by the reader. Either the reader is is not a southerner making an attempt to sound southern, or a southerner who is way overacting.
The same old reused plot of every Stephanie Plum novel became tiresome long ago. A ripoff of it is really tiresome. Spend your money elsewhere.
By the way, I noticed this novel only because there is a very good piece of historical fiction with the same name. I recommend it whole heartedly.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Box

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Len Cariou, this narrator blows!!

  • By Dan on 11-28-12

Another Great Harry Bosch Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-13

I look forward to each new installment of the Harry Bosch books, and I am almost never disappointed with the results. They are great mysteries with real life type characters, problems, and solutions. I don't think a series of mystery books gets better than those about Harry Bosch.

  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,881

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katheryne on 01-03-13

Sherlock Holmes - Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-13

There is no Sherlock Holmes story that does not deserve a 5 star rating. Get them all for endless hours of enjoyment. I listen over and over again.