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  • Full Dark House

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters - and how along the way they changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of 80-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half a century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues, May finds his friend’s notes of their first case....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Had Hoped

  • By Sara on 09-07-15

Easier to follow if you've read the book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-19

The books chapters switch between current time and during the blitz in WWII London. I hadn't read the book first, so it took several times to listen to some chapters to figure this out. Still, if you can follow the time switches, it's an interesting approach to a new series. I've read other books in the series and like the characters of Arthur and John (Bryant and May).

  • Bryant and May Off the Rails

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Internationally best-selling author Christopher Fowler dazzles audiences with his mastery of impossible-crime mysteries - and with the exploits of his beloved, odd-couple detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here, the eccentric investigators delve into London’s lore-infused subway to catch a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Nancy on 02-11-17

Slow build up but interesting finish

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

This is the first I've read in this series. I generally seek out historical fictions. I'm interested now in other books in this series.

  • A Private Investigation: A DC Smith Investigation

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 8
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

When 14-year-old Zoe Johnson doesn't come home on a Monday night in early December, the alarm bells in Kings Lake Central police station do not ring straight away - after all, she's from the Dockmills, one of the toughest estates in the town. But for Detective Sergeant DC Smith, due to retire in just three weeks' time, there are some strange echoes of the case that has haunted him for the past 13 years. Maybe it's simply his over-developed sense of irony, or maybe, in his final days as a police officer, Smith must look once more into the eyes of a serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad ending to a wonderful series?

  • By Wayne on 11-16-18

A Touch of Melancholy As the series concludes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

A fitting end to the series but wish there could be just one more book!

  • Pandora's Boy

  • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

First-century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be. Over on the Quirinal Hill, a naive young girl has died, and there's a suggestion that she was poisoned by a love potion. Looking into the matter, Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, soon discovers the young girl was a handful, and her so-called friends were not as friendly as they should have been. When a friend of Albia's is murdered, things take an even more serious turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - timeless in topics!

  • By SophiaMarie on 08-07-18

Great story - timeless in topics!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I found the story's topics timeless, in that they could occur in an century and in most backgrounds.

  • A Pale Horse

  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

Late on a spring night in 1920, five boys cross the Yorkshire dales to the ruins of Fountains Abbey, intent on raising the Devil. Instead, they stumble over the Devil himself, sitting there watching them. Terrified, they run for their lives, leaving behind a book on alchemy stolen from their schoolmaster. The next morning, a body is discovered in the cloisters of the abbey--a man swathed in a hooded cloak and wearing a gas mask.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding author - Outstanding narrator

  • By N. Hopkins on 12-07-12

One of the best Inspector Rutledge books

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

it takes most of the book to tell the story, and just as in real life, the investigation into a disappearance get distracted by one death after another. The entire book was a satisfying read.

  • The Deceivers

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share - and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Topical political/espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-07-18

might be better to read then listen to

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I like Berenson's books, but this one doesn't hold together as an audio book. I listened to some chapters multiple times to understand the story line.

  • The Woman in the Water

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

London, 1850: A young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective...without a single case. Scotland Yard refuses to take him seriously and his friends deride him for attempting a profession at all. But when an anonymous writer sends a letter to the paper claiming to have committed the perfect crime - and promising to kill again - Lenox is convinced that this is his chance to prove himself. The writer's first victim is a young woman whose body is found in a naval trunk, caught up in the rushes of a small islets in the middle of the Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying prequel to this great series

  • By Gail N. on 03-01-18

A Good Historical Mystery Series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I really like the character development and attention to details by this author. This is my third book in the series, probably best to read in order, but not necessary.

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,242

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

Wyoming, and the struggles to "Live free"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Struggled with it at first but, kept with it and the story developed into an engaging one.

  • The Gate Keeper

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Todd does it again!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

well-written mystery!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Another great Inspector Rutledge story, with twists and turns till the very end. A very satisfying conclusion.

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  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,267

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not nearly as good as the first book in the series.

  • By Vronica88 on 09-18-17

4 mysteries to solve in one novel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

It's hard not to listen to this book in one setting, but if you must listen to this in parts, don't do it before bedtime! Your mind will stay way too active trying to solve the mysteries, figuring out the plot twists and turns.