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Becky Price

CLANCY, MT, US
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  • Footsteps in the Dark

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle, and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumours are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Story!

  • By Becky Price on 01-28-15

A Fun Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

The story was incredibly fun with ancient houses, secret passages, and interesting characters. Ulli Birve did a fine job with the narration. After I listened to Why Shoot a Butler, I was reluctant to listen to Ulli Birve narrarate another Georgette Heyer novel. But the last two novels I have listened to with Birve as narrator have been very good.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Single Thread

  • The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210

Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Signing Up for the Series!

  • By Becky Price on 10-16-14

I'm Signing Up for the Series!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-14

I enjoyed this book tremendously. The story of women supporting each other was heartwarming. I really liked different characters with different voices and view points. A story where people make progress in their personal growth is always a winner in my book. A great read! I enjoyed not having to deal with profanity. I plan to read more of this series.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Why Shoot a Butler?

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her – at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up. In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Sleep Inducing Narration

  • By Sara on 08-12-15

The Speed of a Glacier

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

Reviewed: 10-16-14

Typical of Georgette Heyer, the story was great. The performance was an ordeal. The reader read the story at the speed a glacier migrates. This very slow speed resulted in weird pauses throught out the book and very S L O W, irritating progress. The slow delivery ruined Georgette Heyer's witty style. I finally put my I-pod on faster play mode to listen to this book. Once in a while, the performer would speed up to a more normal, natural speed. This meant that in faster play mode I missed some words and sentences. If there is another audio version of this book, get that one, not this one.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Yes, Chef

  • A Memoir
  • By: Marcus Samuelsson
  • Narrated by: Marcus Samuelsson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun and inspiring civics lesson

  • By loix on 06-27-12

Foul Language

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

Reviewed: 07-18-13

Maybe Samuelsson didn't realize how offensive the F-word is because he is a non-native English speaker. His editors should have given him more guidance.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! A great listen!

  • By Gentle Reader Jill on 04-11-13

Double Trouble

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

What made the experience of listening to False Colours the most enjoyable?

Georgette Heyer's story about one twin taking the place of another was tons of fun. Heyer really knows how to draw a character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of False Colours?

The moment I enjoyed most in the book was when Kit Fancot, the twin who was forced to step into his brother's shoes, creates a scheme to untangle the tangle the deception caused.

Have you listened to any of Phyllida Nash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The performance was superb as is usual with Phylida Nash. I don't know how one voice can portray numerous characters, male and female, but she pulls it off.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful