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  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Adorable!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Love this series, love this book. I listen to all of the books in this series over and over. The stories are good and the narration is the best.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love and Respect

  • The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs
  • By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Narrated by: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,932

Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love & Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A contesting for a healthy marriage

  • By Dave T. on 08-29-16

Great advice. Love the premise.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This used to be common sense that you need to respect your husband and show your wife love but we have lost this idea in today's society. I love what this book teaches and can be used to improve any male/female relationship. Show any man respect and you will get a positive response. I like to listen to this book over and over to remind me when I lose sight of this.

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of British restraint

  • By Marie-Elizabeth Finamore on 09-15-09

Good continuation!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

I have been a lifelong fan of Sherlock Holmes adventures and have read them over and over in addition to reading/watching the numerous book/tv/movie adaptations that come out. Sherlock is a character that never gets old to me. Having said that I was up for reading this series and giving it a fair shot, but really wary of it being an older/retired Sherlock. After I got used to the idea a couple of chapters in I have to say I really loved the book and went back to read it a second time almost immediately. I am really glad that someone has taken up the gauntlet and given us more Sherlock stories with the twist of Mary added in. The story was well written and had the excitement of the old stories, which I think are precursors to action movies. The eccentricities of Sherlock have been carried over beautifully and treated with respect. It is a relief that he didn't turn into a bumbling old man while the young girl takes over, I don't think I could have stood for that. I am looking forward to reading more in this series and would highly recommend the book to anyone.

  • Body of Evidence

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months. Hours later, her brutally mutilated body lies in the city morgue. As Scarpetta begins searching for the microscopic clues to the killer’s identity, one question keeps nagging her: why did Beryl let him in?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well writen & performed. Kept me guessing .

  • By Ray on 12-01-12

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

I really loved this as a follow up to a great start in this series. This second book was probably even better than the first, I was really intrigued by the story and couldn't stop listening. When I first started to listen to the series, after reading the first couple in print, I was a bit annoyed by CJ Critt's narration but I have realized that this is the voice the author heard when writing the books (I was the one who had it wrong). The book was detailed, but not so much that you got bogged down in the details of the crime. It was well written, and kept me interested all the way through. I loved the development of the recurring characters and the depth of the one's who are just for this book. I know that this series has been going on for a while and I am just reading something that came out a long time ago, but the series is fairly new to me and I love it! I have quite varied interests in my reading so about every 3rd or 4th book I go back to this and the Bones series and I love them both. I always look forward to reading the next book in the Scarpetta series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hocus

  • By: Jan Burke
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Winner of every major prize in mystery writing, Jan Burke has earned a dedicated fan base with her acclaimed Irene Kelly novels. In this thrilling gem, Irene's sleuthing is put to the ultimate test when her husband is taken hostage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-13

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

The Irene books are a light, easy read that can at times be predictable, but are always enjoyable. I picked up one of the series by accident and have been hooked ever since. I love to read them in print and listen to the audio version as well. In my opinion the narrator is the perfect voice for Irene and reminds me of a smoother version of CJ Critt's narrations. The relationship between Irene and her husband, Frank, is a great addition to the series. I love that he is from Bakersfield (my hometown) and it was really fun to hear some of their back story in this one. I can't wait to start the next one in this series. Definitely would recommend this book, and the series to anyone who likes mysteries.

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You won't be able to stop the player

  • By Howard on 01-11-04

Good enough to read over and over!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

When I first discovered this book I was working for someone who I considered a dragon lady. It made me feel better because she was nowhere near as bad as this person. I love the funny and witty story through this horrible first job. We have all had a horrible job/boss and it was good to see it in print. I am sure there are people in the fashion industry who think of this book as heresy but I really loved this story and have listened several times. The narrator was excellent and really brought the characters to life. Definitely one I would recommend.

  • Just Like Heaven

  • By: Marc Levy
  • Narrated by: Michael McGlone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren's secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren's physical care, which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish, he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Like the Movie

  • By Meg on 05-11-06

Delightful story!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

I had already seen the movie when I purchased this audio book. When I started listening I figured it would be a lighthearted romantic comedy. It was all that and more, there is more depth to this story than I expected. It pulled me in and kept me interested all the way through the book and then I listened again. The whole experience was delightful! I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Persian Pickle Club

  • By: Sandra Dallas
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Persian Pickle: Good Historical Fiction Read

  • By Esther on 12-12-11

One of my favorite from Sandra Dallas

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

The Persian Pickle Club was the first book I read by Sandra Dallas & I was instantly hooked. This (or any book by Sandra Dallas) is a quick and comfortable read. I love how she weaves small, day to day, things from the time setting into her work. There are some really great references to the Depression in PPC and how it affected everyday people. This book is about a quilting group, but you don't have to be a quilter to enjoy it. I loaned it to my mother and she read the book practically in one sitting since she was so drawn into the story. The characters are well written, historically accurate, and fun to read. Having given several copies of this book away as gifts I can heartily say that I recommend it as well as all of her other books.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the story of a French doctor who is imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille in Paris. Upon his release, he moves to London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rediscovery of an Old Friend

  • By K. Hicks on 09-01-07

A classic made better by Martin Jarvis.

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

This is one of my favorite books ever. The first time I had trouble with it, but found it was easier to keep everything straight once I saw one of the movie adaptations. Since I've read this book at least 4 times and is one of my favorites. I am getting ready to read it again. I love the way Martin Jarvis reads the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,321

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Linda on 02-01-03

Epic story, epic journey!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

This has got to be one of my favorite books ever. I think I've read it at least 3 or 4 times. This is one of the type of stories that has so many twists and turns that it leaves you emotionally exhausted at the end (which to me is the sign of an epic/great story). When I first saw the book I didn't think I would be interested since I've never really been interested in Asian history but the concept sounded interesting so I decided to try it. Memoirs has opened up an all new area of history to me and that was all I read for months afterwards. Asian history is facinating and there are several fiction books that illustrate that beautifully. I have purchased this book as a gift several times. The story is a journey not only through history but through this girl's life that pulls you in and takes you with her. It has all the elements of a long and interesting life: sadness, struggle, happiness, friends, family, emotion.

The narrator is perfect for this story. She reads the book in a way that you can imagine a major motion picture in your head. If you have seen the movie or read the book in print don't skip this audio version because it is so worth the read!