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Ms Peach

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  • Black December

  • By: Scott Hunter
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

DCI Brendan Moran, world-weary veteran of 1970s Ireland, is recuperating from a near-fatal car crash when a murder is reported at Charnford Abbey. The abbot and his monks are strangely uncooperative, but when a visitor from the Vatican arrives and an ancient relic goes missing, the truth behind Charnford's pact of silence threatens to expose not only the abbey's haunted secrets, but also the spirits of Moran's own troubled past....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-13-15

Very Clever Outstanding Narration

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This is a great mystery. The author is careful to develop the characters. I think it is important to have read or listened to this book first. I really loved the twisted ending. The narrator is great. He makes it easy to follow the different characters. This book is a keeper and I look forward to other books in the series as they become available on audible.

  • The Mildew Gang Trilogy, Book One

  • An Inspector Cauldron Classic Crime Novel
  • By: S. Fowler Wright
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Isabel Houghton has been shot dead, and her fugitive husband James is the chief suspect. Scotland Yard's Inspector Cauldron must unravel the mystery, and discover the connection between James and the notorious drug dealer, Cornelius Mildew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery

  • By Ms Peach on 03-17-19

Good mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Wonderful characters! Good police procedural. The murder is in the opening pages , but there is soon a twist in the plot. The narrator is marvelous. This is a well plotted and well developed story. Twisted enough to keep you interested all the way to the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death of a Fat God

  • By: H.R.F. Keating
  • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The singers who have come to perform at the Flinwich Festival have large temperaments as well as large voices, and cannot readily be diverted from the furious feuds and obsessive quarrels that are essential to their natures. To detect which of these exotic creatures has committed murder become the task of Superintendent Pryde of Scotland Yard. Luckily, or unluckily, for him his work falls under the unsparing scrutiny of Mrs Craggs, the charlady.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long intro

  • By Ms Peach on 03-04-19

Long intro

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Two hours 15 minutes before there is an actual crime. The characters are charming. After the murder is committed the story moves along at a good pace. It is very humorous.

  • Case of the Calculated Risk

  • By: Adventures of Nero Wolfe
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 19, 1951.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Ms Peach on 02-21-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Love Nero. Love Archie. Great innovative stories. Crafted ingenuously in a 30 minute slot. Rex Stout was a master wordsmith

  • Murder in Park Lane

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

London, 1812. At a fashionable address in leafy Mayfair, a far cry from Detective Stephen Lavender’s usual haunts, a man is found dead in his room. He has been brutally stabbed, but the door is locked from the inside, and the weapon is missing. The deceased is David MacAdam, an Essex businessman with expensive tastes. As Lavender and Constable Ned Woods travel between London and Chelmsford seeking to understand MacAdam’s final hours and unearth the grisly truth, they uncover a tangled web of deceit behind his stylish facade. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Brilliant Mystery

  • By Julia Irzyk on 03-10-19

Best Ever

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I believe this was the best book of the series. The author states at the end that as she wrote it the words flowed like silk. This is an apt description of the plot. You become involved in the narrative and flow with it. There was a good balance of the mystery and the drama of characters. It is really an excellent book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder Flies the Coop

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Sharing lodging in the sleepy English village of Walmsley Parva has eased some of the financial strain on the two old school chums, but money is still tight in these years following the Great War. So when the local vicar - and pigeon-racing club president - approaches them with a private inquiry opportunity, the ladies accept. There's been a spot of bother: The treasurer has absconded with the club's funds and several prized birds. But when they visit the man's loft, they find their elusive quarry lying in white feathers and a pool of crimson blood - the only witnesses cooing mournfully.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Do So Love This Pair Of Sleuths..!!..Hilarious Highbrow Hijinks..!!

  • By John on 10-22-18

Utterly charming

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The story is great! The characters are interesting the plot keeps you engaged. The narrator is wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at the Mousetrap

  • Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 1
  • By: Helena Marchmont
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

Alfie McAlister has retreated from London to the peace and quiet of the country to recover from a personal tragedy. But an accidental death - which may have been no accident - reveals that the heart of England is far from the tranquil backwater he imagined. After arriving in Bunburry, he is co-opted as an amateur detective by Liz and Marge, two elderly ladies who were best friends with Alfie's late Aunt Augusta. And it is not long before their investigations take an even more dramatic turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you love the Cheeringham Series....

  • By Mckai on 03-07-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

What a charming mystery. The plot clips along at a good pace the characters are relatable. The narration is just great. Good story Good Listen

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Choked Off

  • The Falconer Files, Book 2
  • By: Andrea Frazer
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The villagers of Stoney Cross are busily preparing for their first Arts Festival and enlist the help of a local radio presenter. But the delight soon turns to dismay when the broadcaster, Marcus Willoughby, moves into a house in Stoney Cross the day before the festival. He turns out to be someone from various people’s pasts and greets them with recognition - and malice - in his eyes. When he is found dead, no crocodile tears are shed. He was 'choked off' for good while in full flow. DI Harry Falconer and Acting Detective Sergeant 'Davey' Carmichael are dispatched to investigate....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing happens in 2 hours of listening

  • By Ms Peach on 01-23-19

Nothing happens in 2 hours of listening

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I have listen to over 2 hours. No murder. A village art show has taken place and the guest art critic is evil. I couldn’t have done 2 hours if not for the wonderful narration.

  • When the Party Died

  • Brock & Poole Series, Book 3
  • By: A.G. Barnett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The launch of a new exhibit at Bexford museum is derailed when Brock and Poole discover a body in its midst. With rumors of a lost treasure, a confusing array of suspects, and a personal stake in the case, they must focus to find their culprit. Which isn't going to be easy. Detective Sergeant Guy Poole is dreading confronting his mother with the truth and faces losing a second parent from his life. Detective Inspector Sam Brock's life is changing, and there are big decisions to make for the future. Can they untangle the web of mystery to find their killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Ms Peach on 01-20-19

Great!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I love the characters in these books. The author has made them authentic and multidimensional. The dialogue has the dry humor you can imagine in a workplace. The plot is excellent and the story moves along such you hate to stop listening. The narrator is outstanding.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Death in Florence

  • By: Marco Vichi, Stephen Sartarelli
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4

Florence, October 1966. The rain is never-ending. When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigation. Then the flood hits. During the night of 4th November the swollen River Arno, already lapping the arches of the Ponte Vecchio, breaks its banks and overwhelms the city. Streets become rushing torrents, the force of the water sweeping away cars and trees, doors, shutters and anything else in its wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard ending

  • By Ms Peach on 01-17-19

Hard ending

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19


The end is a cliff hanger. And this story involves the rape and murder of a child. There are lengthy passages of war flash backs and of a flood which do nothing to move the story forward.