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  • Susan Calman is Convicted (Series 1)

  • By: BBC
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

In a brand new series for Radio 4, News Quiz favourite Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions from a personal perspective. In these four episodes, she examines the current hot political topic of equal marriage; looks at the issues surrounding the death penalty from the perspective gained whilst working on Death Row; considers how best to deal with depression; and evaluates what it means to be Scottish. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all-time favorite audio purchase

  • By Ml on 04-04-16

My all-time favorite audio purchase

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

No kidding. For the cost of a coffee -- a cheap one since I only drink plain-old-brewed, not even cream -- I got brilliantly funny, uber-intelligent, women-centered, best-ever entertainment. Listened again & again. Favorite audio purchase.

  • A Fatal Grace

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter - and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time to get lost and find yourself in Three Pines.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-09-14

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I like the Three Pines stories. Though I've read/listen to all of them, it's been out of order. Curiously, this is the last… So far.

I believe this is the best. Great characters, particularly some that we do not see again in the later novels. Not just a fun Mystery with many twists and unexpected moments, but also -- just a bit -- A moving now. (Don't want to give too much away.)

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stagestruck

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Plot With Many Surprises

  • By Chalis on 04-22-16

This book is damaged

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

Reviewed: 10-11-11

Audible says it's fine, but it isn't. Downloaded multiple times in different formats. Very frustrating, e.g., " ... just when she Chapter 2 ...

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Not Enough Indians

  • By: Harry Shearer
  • Narrated by: Harry Shearer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Meet the residents of Gammage, New York, a town on the verge of declaring bankruptcy, when inspiration strikes. Why not go native, and open a casino? With Not Enough Indians, actor, writer, producer, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Harry Shearer joins the ranks of such comedian/authors as Steve Martin and Michael Palin with a brilliantly funny, whip-smart satire of greed, collusion, distrust, and betrayal in the halls of Washington and the casinos of Native America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very smart and funny

  • By Ml on 04-27-07

Very smart and funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-07

Great satire as I'd expect from Harry Shearer. Sure it gets a little silly at times, but always returns to intelligent fun.

Characters are all quirky individuals who we can laugh at and feel fondness for while knowing they are all heading for failure - if not disaster.

I recommend Not Enough Indians for listening to when you want light (but not childish) humor.

(Plus, it's relatively clean: very limited harsh language, nothing graphically described, just a little clean diaper humor).

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription audiobook cover art
  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: The New York Times
  • Narrated by: Mark Moran
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Great!

  • By Earl on 08-10-03

Great way to start the day

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-05

I've just tried one month of the Times and find it a great way to start the day. No, it's not like reading the paper cover-to-cover, but it provides a nice overview of what's going on.

The business and sports sections are broad enought to guide me in my later reading. The Front page is a little sparce, but it's only summary after all.

Editorial selections change from day to day, which makes for interesting listening.

This service doesn't replace reading the paper, but is a wonderful way to get an overview of what's going on if you, like me, don't get to spend the time you'd like with the Times until the news is beyond newsworthy.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful