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Carmela

Walterboro, SC, USA
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  • The Question of the Missing Head

  • By: E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Samuel Hoenig answers questions for a living. And as a man with Asperger's syndrome, his unique personality helps him ferret out almost any answer there is. But his latest question is a rather odd one: who stole a preserved head from the Garden State Cryonics Institute?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good!

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 04-16-15

interesting twist on a private detective.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

good story. interesting likable characters. the mystery is solvable as it makes sense. interesting insights into the syndrome.

  • Ten Tales from the Artist's Studio

  • By: Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

A colourful palette of short stories featuring artists and their love of paintings. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain, "The Cat" by E. F. Benson, "The Model Millionaire" by Oscar Wilde, "A Queer Night in Paris" by Guy de Maupassant, "Portrait of a Lady" by Jerome K. Jerome, "Miss Harriet" by Guy de Maupassant, "The Oval Portrait" by Edgar Allan Poe, "My Adventure at Chislehurst" by A. J. Alan, "The Stalled Ox" by Saki, "The Room in the Tower" by E. F. Benson.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • stories may be good but the narration is terrible.

  • By Carmela on 12-11-18

stories may be good but the narration is terrible.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I think the stories may be intereting but i found it very difficult to follow. th e choice of a woman narrator is rather weird in itself given that the first person narrators are male and she makes no attempt to make a male voice. but that is not the main problem. she has an irritating way to accentuate the last word in sentences. and not much variation else. its almost like a robot reading. very irritating.

  • Jerome K Jerome: The Short Stories

  • By: Jerome K Jerome
  • Narrated by: James Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

An early life of poverty exacerbated by the death of his parents in his early teens helped to cruelly mould the young Jerome. After early stints on the railways, as an actor, a journalist, a school teacher, a writer, and a solicitor's clerk he had some minor success with a collection of comic personal essays On the Stage - and Off about his earlier stint as an actor. Shortly thereafter he married and his honeymoon on the Thames became the inspiration for Three Men in a Boat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun collection of stories

  • By Carmela on 12-10-18

fun collection of stories

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

If this was anybody else's work it could be said this is a great collection of stories. Jerome k Jerome sets such high standard that this one is not at the top, but still very very good and worth the listen.
this collection includes:
the absent minded man: what happens when you invite one to dinner😄
minor poet story: first this appears to be a chauvinistic story but don't stop, J makes fun of everyone!
the lesson
the man who went wrong
the cost of kindness.

  • Essays

  • By: Jerome K. Jerome
  • Narrated by: Roy Macready
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Jerome K. Jerome is of course known for the hilarious adventures of “Three Men in a Boat”. He also wrote many short stories and essays that have all the wit, whimsy, and wisdom of his more famous work. The essays in this volume were published together with “The Diary of a Pilgrimage” in 1891. They are: “Evergreens”, “Clocks”, “Tea-Kettles”, “A Pathetic Story”, “The New Utopia”, and “Dreams”. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful collection.

  • By Carmela on 12-10-18

wonderful collection.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Jerome K Jerome is as always a master. he makes you laugh while making you think. the stories i listed on the cover.
evergreen: an ode to steadfast people, with interesting insights into training bulldods😂
clocks: on the quirks of such instruments, (if you think the topic is outdated I'll have you know our two cell phones tell a slightly different times!)
tea kettles: yep, j can make this into an interesting topic!
a pathetic story: a writer's problems writing such.
a new utopia: a must read for anyone dabbling with socialistic notions, a scarier story than all the ghost stories.
dreams: legs are disturbing people from getting to their seats in the theater so why not check them in, and other uninteresting nightly experiences.😂🤣😅

  • A Tale of Two Kitties

  • Magical Cats, Book 9
  • By: Sofie Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo's wife, who then died in a car accident. Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo's son and Kathleen's good friend Simon, who doesn't have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town's history - and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don't work for free....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Bulls-Eye on 01-27-19

A bit weaker than previous stories but still good.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

there didnt see to be as much comic relief in the one than in the previous ones so it made for a duller story. still a good read.

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  • Dead End Street

  • Museum Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society president Nell Pratt gets some unexpected news that rocks her foundation. Two members of a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone Blakeney and Cherisse Chapman, inform Nell that her society owns an abandoned row house in a rundown area of Philadelphia and they insist on taking her to see the property before its date with the wrecking ball. But soon after they arrive at the house, Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured. The police believe it's just random violence in a bad neighborhood, but Nell thinks there's more to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars

  • By Beatrice on 03-17-18

not really a mystery but a good book.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

as the protagonists are not actually solving a mystery, this can't really be categorized as a mys tery book,. however, the story is good and the subject interesting. th e characters are compeling and likeable as always in th is series so it is definitly a good read though a bit Pollyannish. still im an optimist so i liked it.

  • Death Makes a Prophet

  • By: John Bude
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home - vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets - which eventually lead to murder. The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith's most bizarre and exacting cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good plot

  • By Carmela on 11-05-18

very good plot

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

in the tradition of the great British mysteries, this book has an intricate plot that keeps you guessing.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • idiotic story. painful to listen too. narrator ok

  • By Carmela on 11-05-18

idiotic story. painful to listen too. narrator ok

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

this book was recommended to me so i made an effort and listen till the end. i find no readiming quality to it. the story is idiotic the charaters range from weird to dull. and not in any good way. there is some clear attempt at humor which is lame at best. i had to drag myself to t e end. the narrator did a hood job. its a shame they wasted his time.

  • Dragonsinger

  • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Sally Darling
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,836

Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By debra on 07-10-11

description of apprenticeship. very boring

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

i loved the first book. this one was extreemly boring. except for the end which i will not spoil. nothing interesting or unexpected happens. the end is unexpected... and highly unlikely. i may try t e third book just so i didnt suffer through this one for nothing but if nothing happens there...

  • Written Off

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor's office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy working on her next book when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing person case. The caller's name? Duffy Madison. Is this real, or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out, because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not just suspend disbelief, but kill it dead!

  • By John S. on 09-06-16

great original story. lovely narator.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I love the haunted guesthouse series. this story has no supernatural elements, at least not so far, but its a great story too. Is the investigator who asks for Rachel's help really the character in het book? great plot twist.