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Hendersonville, NC
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  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,114

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By lesley on 10-08-16

Drawn Out and Narrator Grating

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Returned it. Could not listen anymore after 6 beyond boring chapters. So disappointed. First Tana French book I have disliked-

  • Murder in Mesopotamia

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the "mysterious East", but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist. Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror. "I'm afraid of being killed!" she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded, and Nurse Leatheran is soon enough without a patient. The world's greatest detective happens to be in the vicinity, however....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ghastly Narration

  • By CobwebLing on 11-25-17

Narration is Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Narrator.

Would you be willing to try another book from Agatha Christie? Why or why not?

I have finished 14 already. Loved them all.

Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Massey’s performances?

Absolutely Not.

Was Murder in Mesopotamia worth the listening time?

I barely could finish because of the dreadful narrator.

Any additional comments?

So disappointed. Where was Hugh Fraser?

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