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  • Deadly Housewives

  • By: Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Marcia Muller, and others
  • Narrated by: Shannon Engemann, Henrietta Tiefenthaler
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Wisteria Lane has nothing on these grandes dames of mystery. In the expert hands of two of the mystery world's top storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning.These two never-before-published stories by Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky explore the dark side of the housewife psyche and are guaranteed to delight.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Susan on 04-13-08

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

Crude. Meaningless. I did not expect the bad language. I like Nevada Barr but not everything she write/reads has positive impact.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bones to Ashes

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

When the skeleton of a young girl, not yet a teenager, is discovered in Acadia, Canada, Tempe Brennan is reminded of Evangelina, her best friend in her preteen years, who was mysteriously taken away when she was 12. Evangelina was from strange and faraway Acadia. She was named after Evangeline in the Longfellow poem, and loved poetry. Tempe found her exotic and glamorous, and then suddenly she was gone, and Tempe was told not to try to find her, that she was "dangerous".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Stuff

  • By Lanny on 09-08-07

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

Sent me back to Audible to get more of her books. Great story, got an education and good charaters. Good reader too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sugar Cookie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

When Hannah's mother's cherished cake knife is used to kill a beautiful out-of-towner at the town of Lake Eden's annual Christmas party, the stage is set for Hannah to once again unmask a killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute and Fun

  • By aubie99_98 on 09-14-16

No depth.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

The story was too surface - no depth to the characters and the story was too grade school. Maybe that's what was intended - I don't know.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Revenge

  • By: Diane Mott Davidson
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet is a Treat

  • By T. W. Norman on 09-13-07

Disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

Had I read the book I would have kept my image of the charaters. I wish I would have. The reader was too old sounding, too tired. The story was okay - not as good as previous books in the series.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,504

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Bill from Florida on 05-29-07

Another Fabulous Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

Thank you for another view of the conflict in Afganistan. It was riviting. I'll be looking for another to continue to expand my understanding of the conflict.

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,555

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Fabulous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

I can hardly wait until his next book. I learn so much about the personal conflict in a war zone and in particular about Afganistan and Muslins. And the author as the reader with the accenting of the read was great - it really put me in the moment.

  • Track of the Cat

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 746

From the vivid opening vista, high in craggy mountains, to the final haunting glimpse of a moonlit canyon, Nevada Barr's first mystery, Track of the Cat, instantly caught the attention of readers and reviewers. Its popularity gained it both an Agatha and an Anthony Award.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired Narration for a First-Rate Mystery

  • By Richard on 03-11-05

Review Reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-08

The actual story is very good. I really like Nevada Barr novels. However, it was very irritating to have to listen to the reader swallow constantly - almost after each sentence. I could hardly finish the audio. Was she sick or had a dry throat?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful