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  • The Bookseller's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William's death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest, excellent historical background

  • By Marcheta on 04-07-17

an authenic tale of medieval england

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

light reading, autbe tic culgurally and enjoyable , will most certainly read ofhers in the series.

  • 10-lb Penalty

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

At nearly 18, easy-going Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride in steeplechases as an amateur jockey. His father, George, driven towards a life of public service and politics, asks his son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation and career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As always Dick Francis tells a great story!

  • By Katherine H on 01-06-15

As always Dick Francis tells a great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Kept me enthral led and I really enjoy the narration of Tony Brittain, he makes the story very easy to listen to.

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,703

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Full Sophy

  • By Carol on 10-17-13

Great to have it unabridged!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-14

What made the experience of listening to The Grand Sophy the most enjoyable?

Georgette Heyer is so authentic. They are not just romance novels, she manages to take one back into the Georgian England of the aristocracy and she dwells on the more pleasurable side of life. Though we do get a little insight into the true nature of life, with arranged marriages in this story.

What did you like best about this story?

The interplay between hero and heroine, and the audaciousness of Sophy as she pushed the social boundaries. I was intrigued by Georgette Heyer's imagination as she weaved the plots in this story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end scene of course, when Charles and Sophy finally got together.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and it made me feel happy as I plunged into the roller coaster of partings and coming together of Charles and Sophy.

Any additional comments?

It provided what I need at this moment in my life, a journey of escapism as my job can deal with the more harrowing side of life, so I look to escape when I relax. But escapism which doesn't insult my intelligence and Georgette Heyer for me - fits the bill.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colour Scheme

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107

It was a horrible death: Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted...if he wasn't a spy himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting on R. Alleyn

  • By Leslie on 10-13-09

An oldie but a goodie!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Colour Scheme to be better than the print version?

I like listening to my audio books when it is inconvenient for me to read! However, I find I am listening to them more and more! I am currently doing research and it is nice to relax with something light.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Colour Scheme?

I liked the fact that it was set against the background of the NZ boiling mud, which I have visited.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I listened to it in more than one sitting!

  • The Toll-Gate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - reader only OK

  • By Yvette on 04-12-10

Always easy listening!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

What did you love best about The Toll-Gate?

A little bit of adventure - a little bit of romance - enough authenticity not to insult the intelligence and Georgette Heyer writes so well, it is easy to be lost in her world!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

John Corey, former NYPD Homicide detective and special agent for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is back on the trail of Asad Khalil, the notorious Libyan terrorist known as 'The Lion'. Corey and his partner, agent Kate Mayfield, tracked Khalil across the US after his threats to wipe out the US in a horrific wave of terrorism. But after methodically eliminating his victims one by one, Khalil disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, Khalil has returned to America to take care of unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Katherine H on 10-04-11

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-11

Kept me on the edge of my earphones!!! I enjoyed the actor who read it as well. Can we have some more of Nelson Demille please - Up Country, Plum Island, etc

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Is Pointed

  • By: Arthur Upfield
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one

  • By Dennis on 04-12-13

A social and cultural pericope of a time past

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-11

I really enjoyed this novel. Set in the early 20th century in Australia, it gives us a glimpse into a different society and a different culture. It gives us an insight into an amazing people, the Australian Aborigine, who like indigenous peoples all over the globe, their mental and spiritual gifts have been lost in the whirlpool of European culture.

  • A Civil Contract

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very very good

  • By bebe on 04-19-10

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

As usual Georgette Heyer does more than tell a love story, she presents her stories in history and we have an insight into what life was like for women and for those who were not born into the aristocracy and how most women had no control over their lives.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sian Phillips is a delight!

  • By Roxane on 06-17-10

Not my favourite one

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

While still a good listen - I found this one abit shallower than her normal books.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ritual Bath

  • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Sergeant Decker is called to investigate a rape charge in an isolated Orthodox Jewish Community. Rina Lazarus, the young widow who found the victim, is the only one in the community willing to cooperate with Decker as she tries to steer him through the maze of religious laws that thwart his investigation at every turn. But as the trail grows cold, Decker and Rina grow closer - until a sudden horrific revelation about the case threatens to tear them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Maraella on 02-20-12

A good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-10

I really enjoyed Faye Kellerman's A Ritual Bath. Authentically set in the Jewish culture it had just the right amount of depth, intrigue and romance to make it a 'must keep listening'! Can we please have some more of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus stories, especially the early ones and please keep them in the unabridged format.