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  • Mystery Loves Company

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Returning to London after his honeymoon (For Deader or Worse), Bow Street Runner John Pickett soon discovers wedded bliss is not without its pitfalls, as he finds it galling to be financially dependent on Julia, his aristocratic bride. When he is summoned to the home of Lady Washbourn, Pickett finds he has something in common with the young countess: like himself, Lady Washbourn has married above her station and now finds herself adrift in a world to which she does not truly belong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage can Mean Murder

  • By Avid Audio Listener on 08-19-18

Love these books!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

The John Pickett Mysteries are very good little mysteries. Very clean. I usually listen to trashier books but I just love these stories. I cannot wait for the next book. Like some of the other reviewers, I'd like for John to gain more self-confidence. I think he is getting there, but has a little ways to go. We will wait and see what the next book brings. More John Pickett Mysteries - Please!!!!

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Perfect Cozy Crime Stories

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I think these little stories are just perfect. The characters are well developed and just fun. There is a little repetitive actions in the books, but I just think these are fun short mysteries. I love Jack! Sarah, two kids and parents are great.

If you are looking for a good cozy British mystery this is perfect!

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,435

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Don't miss this book!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I've not written a book review in a long time but I liked this book so much I had to write a review. This book is written with absolute excellence with a storyline that has just enough history woven in to make this book enjoyable and educational. In all honesty, I don't think I would have liked to read this book, but the narrator brought every character to life and I want to meet these people in real life! Odd how that happens.

Just don't miss this book! EXCELLENT!!!!

  • Duke of Desire

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

Refined, kind, and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a diabolical kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked - and nude! - lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him...only to find she may have been a trifle hasty. Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his personal mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I'm done with this book..

  • By Trish R. on 10-19-17

No Ghost, No Maiden Lane,

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Although I liked this story, I was disappointed that there was no new Ghost of St. Giles, no Maiden Lane and no Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children's home. I think this is the last book in the series and so for it not to have the three main items which made up the series, is a bit disappointing. This doesn't really fit into the series very well in my opinion. I liked it - I was just hoping for more.

Elizabeth Hoyt always write a good story and the love scenes are the best. Of course if you are into the Maiden Lane series - you have to listen to this book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Slightly Dangerous

  • Bedwyn Saga, Book 6
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

All of London is abuzz over the imminent arrival of Wulfric Bedwyn, the reclusive, cold-as-ice Duke of Bewcastle, at the most glittering social event of the season. Some whisper of a tragic love affair. Others say he is so aloof and passionless that not even the greatest beauty could capture his attention. But on this dazzling afternoon, one woman did catch the duke's eye - and she was the only female in the room who wasn't even trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Stars!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 04-19-17

Adding to my list of FAVORITE books!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

I think I'm in love with the Duke of Bewcastle. What a great book. I laughed, I cried, I sighed! I'll be listening to this book again and again. Listen to the whole series though. You can't miss the other Bedwyn's!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death of a Cozy Writer

  • A St. Just Mystery
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

From deep in the heart of his 18th century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow - a secret elopement. Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk - an ornate knife thrust into his heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go for it

  • By A. on 06-11-13

I thought this was fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

There are some quite clever lines in this story. In the first chapter, the lady of the house is reading the obituaries in the newspaper and ponders how the commoners always manage to die in alphabetical order. I thought that was funny although the author never did carry on with the story of the ditsy lady of the house.

The ending was not predictable - at least not to me. I liked this story and of course, Davina Porter is one of the best narrators out there. If you are looking for something not to heavy, but with some funny bits here and there and excellent narration give this a try.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,216

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

Deserves 20 stars!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

What a great book! It makes me sad to hear what people did to other people during WWII and I'm afraid that we are forgetting the tragedy and horror of that war.

What a terrible time. Thank God people are resilient and have such a will to live and love again. This story was remarkable and the narration really brought the characters to life.

I would HIGHLY recommend this book!

  • A Lantern in the Window

  • By: Bobby Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Melanie Hastings
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a mail order bride? Or the groom, already married to a woman he's never laid eyes on? On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn't unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needed help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knew she couldn't go on working in Lazenby's cotton mill. So she'd been a little less than honest in her letters, was that really so terrible?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Love Story

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 12-22-16

Almost perfect!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I really, really enjoyed this short story. The characters had substance and that is hard to achieve in a short novella like this. I would have given this 5 stars had the narrator been just a tiny bit better. She seemed to be in a bit of a hurry and a lot of her sentences ran right together.

But the story is perfect! I would highly recommend this if you are looking for a good short story, with a little bit of sex and great characters.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,984

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

EXCELLENT Listen.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

After a first boring book and a very good second book, the third book is fantastic!!!! I would say this is a must listen. You don't have to listen to the first two books, but I'd recommend you at least listen to the second book in the series before listening to this book.

Definitely an excellent book! The narration is excellent, the story is excellent and the characters are spot on!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,865

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy In Contemporary London

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-24-16

Fantastic! Definitely recommend this book.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Give me more Strike and Robin. The first book was rather boring, but this book is MUCH MUCH better!!!! It was very good. This book further develops Strike and Robin and provides a a great mystery too. Very well written with a good amount of action and intrigue.

I strongly recommend this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful