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  • The Case of the Baited Hook

  • Perry Mason Series, Book 16
  • By: Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Who was that masked woman? That was the question plaguing Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason - but being asked to represent a client who is concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers. Yet the intriguing cloak-and-dagger tactics have Perry hopelessly hooked. As for the silent siren behind the mask, is she heiress Byrl Gailord or penniless Adelle Hastings?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble With Greed

  • By Darian on 10-13-18

Thinker

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Dear Mr. Gardner, I wish you were still alive so that I could tell you how very much I love your books! Well researched, and with fascinating plots, they hold my interest until the very end.

It’s interesting to see, as well, how much the legal system in the courtroom has changed between your time of writing and today.

This particular book was absorbing both from the legal point of view and the character development, though I doubt the young not home lady made a complete, permanent change. Still, such a traumatic experience undoubtedly jolted her into better behavior and deeper thought for some time, and we can hope it also made her try to learn some self-control for the sake of her husband and marriage. :)

  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Hugh Fraser

  • Exclusive interview
  • By: Hugh Fraser, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Hugh Fraser is a man of many talents. He will probably be best known to you as an actor; he played Captin Hastings to David Suchet’s Poirot on over forty occasions. But he’s also been a musician and a composer and now, having narrated over 90 Agatha Christie audiobooks, he’s writing his own crime fiction. Hugh visits the Audible Studios to discuss his crime series, his pedigree as an audiobook narrator, and his time starring in the Inspector Maigret TV adaptations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh Frazer is delightful but the interviewer is dreadful

  • By K. Fontaine on 10-27-16

Looking forward to his books!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Looking forward to Hugh Fraser’s books! After seeing his wonderful ability as an actor, and knowing of his other abilities, I truly look forward to his upcoming plots and his exercising of a new talent.

  • Every Breath You Take

  • An Under Suspicion Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Laurie Moran's professional life is a success - her television show, Under Suspicion, is a hit in both the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can't stand - Ryan Nichols - and a sense of loneliness, despite her loving family. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago Virginia Wakeling was found in the snow after being thrown from the museum's roof on the night of its most celebrated fund-raiser, the Met Gala.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Jan Maxwell

  • By PAULA on 11-18-17

About Time!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Now, if they can just manage to get married without Laurie getting killed...

Really good plot! I listened to the entire book in one day, carrying it from room to room as Laurie carried on a civil war with her new host, (who simply hasn’t learned how to behave in the position yet, and doesn’t seem to have enough to do with his life) and builds a careful case to bring out the truth about a murder, while trying to convince herself to make the obvious decision about Alex.

I do agree with another reviewer who mentioned that Jan did a better job of narration, but the new reader wasn’t bad at all.

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

The Best!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

This was absolutely the best Janet Evanovich ever!! She and Phoeff Sutton are a simply marvelous team! Great story. I’m waiting on tenterhooks for the next in this series.

As a delightful side note, it was refreshing to see that Janet can write without using so much nasty language and immortality. Way to go, Janet! I always knew you could do it! What an improvement!!

  • Strangeways to Oldham

  • The Belchester Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Andrea Frazer
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

Lady Amanda Golightly of Belchester Towers is a person in complete contrast to the stereotypical image of her upper-class breeding. She is short, portly, and embarrassingly forthright. On a visit to a local nursing home, she unexpectedly discovers a long-lost friend, Hugo Cholmondley-Crichton-Crump - and stumbles upon a murder. The pair turn to sleuthing after Lady Amanda reports her appalling discovery to the local police inspector, who treats her as a silly old biddy with an overactive imagination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply fabulous

  • By chuknzig on 01-19-17

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Story was great fun, and the humor was delightful! Performance was perfect! Great job! Hoping for more of these on audio, as there are only 2 as of this writing. Many thanks for the lighthearted entertainment!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Stranger Is Watching

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Betty Buckley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Two years after Nina Peterson's brutal murder, her husband, Steve, is still fighting to bring the killer to justice. Their six-year-old son, Neil, remains haunted by the terrible vision of the murderer's hands wrapped around his mother's throat. And Sharon Martin, who has grown to love both Steve and Neil, wishes only to ease their pain and suffering. But as 19-year-old Ronald Thompson sits wrongly convicted on the eve of his execution, a stranger is still watching -- still plotting as he did before, living for the moment when he can kill and kill again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version too disjointed

  • By Margaret on 11-17-18

Unusually good for an abridged book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I generally detest abridged books, but this one was easy to follow, and kept the story intact reasonably well. Had it been the full version, I probably would have given it 5 stars.

The performance was a bit dragged, but MHC has much better readers these days. This one did have clear pronunciation and enunciation. Very nice, as that isn't always the case.

  • The Conjurer

  • By: Cordelia Frances Biddle
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When her father fails to appear for lunch at their country estate, Martha Beale knows something is wrong. The family's faithful dogs discover Lemuel Beale's hunting rifle by the river, but there is no sign of the millionaire financier. Refusing to believe he is dead, his daughter - and sole heir - begins a discreet investigation with the help of the mayor's aide, Thomas Kelman. But Philadelphia in 1842 is a dangerous place for a female, especially a 26-year-old single woman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really different

  • By Moonelighte on 01-22-17

Really different

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

What did you like best about The Conjurer? What did you like least?

The story is fairly good, but what dreadful narration!! Voice is harsh, emphasis is often put in the wrong place, and pronunciation is simply hopelessly poor! I doubt the narrator read two pages without at least one mispronounced word, beginning with the name of the main character's father, who is our missing body. I simply can't imagine paying someone for that extremely abysmal performance. Read the book rather than listening to it.

  • Partners in Crime

  • A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance. Their first case is a success - the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow - a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of "Any case solved in 24 hours"?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blunt's Brilliant Detectives

  • By DJDecca on 07-11-14

Intricate, Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

What made the experience of listening to Partners in Crime the most enjoyable?

The excellent storyline! So many short stories with one delightful thread connecting! I do wish Mrs. Christie had done more with the Beresfords. So few in their series!

  • The Unexpected Guest

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

A classic from the queen of mystery: Agatha Christie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Performance by Hugh Fraser

  • By Customer on 04-03-16

Unexpected, indeed!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

What did you love best about The Unexpected Guest?

At the outset, let me say that this was a totally logical ending, and should have been expected. Yet, with Mrs. Christie's tales, there is always a soupçon of doubt, right up to the last minute.

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Mr. Fraser is always excellent! I have never heard him give less than a stellar performance, whether by reading, or on the telly or cinema. My compliments and thanks.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Things are seldom what they seem...or are they?

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Girls

  • By: Eric Rickstad
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,788

Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace. Soon Rath's investigation brings him face to face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: This is ONLY Chapter One

  • By Ted on 01-14-17

Wicked

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

What disappointed you about The Silent Girls?

Descriptives are a fine tool in writing, but these made me feel like going for a shower before the first 3 minutes were over! It went down hill from there. Quickly!

I will say that the scenes were described with an intensity and realism that induced extremely vivid mental pictures. I simply cannot finish this one.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Definitely not another by this author.