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  • Sourdough

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,157

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious!

  • By Lylo on 11-13-17

warning!;do not read on an empty stomach.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

the authors description of Lois's adventure into baking combined with the narrator's enthusiasm while reading will cause a desire to bake and eat! It's lively and lighthearted.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,756

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

mystery lovers

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

lovely narration with a lively plot that is not readily predictable. you should try it

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,912

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirlwind

  • By Sara on 09-02-16

incredibly engaging you will love it if you like q

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

you will love it if you like quirky characters and genuine intrigue. I sure did

  • Hallowe'en Party

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce - a hostile thirteen-year-old - boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the "evil presence". But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double murderer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great Mystery

  • By Gudrun on 10-26-16

Plenty of Suspects!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Fraser is a master of conveying the action in appropriate tones.

Any additional comments?

I will purchase more Christie novels.

  • The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

  • Featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Joan Hickson, David Suchet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

There's a body in a trunk; a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind such ghastly misdeeds? Try money, revenge, passion, and pleasure. With multiple motives, multiple victims, and multiple suspects, it's going to take a multitude of talent to solve these clever crimes. In this inviting collection, Agatha Christie enlists the services of her finest - Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Parker Pyne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but sweet!

  • By Linda Lee on 07-28-13

Classic Christie!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Any mystery lover will enjoy all the quirks of Poirot and Marple.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Twists and turns are never ending

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Accents added all the more to the book's entertainment.

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