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  • The Parfit Knight

  • Rockliffe Book 1
  • By: Stella Riley
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

When the Marquis of Amberley's coach is waylaid by highwaymen and his coachman shot, he is forced to take shelter at the first house he finds and is subsequently trapped there for a week by a severe snowstorm. Oakleigh Manor is the home of Rosalind Vernon who lives alone but for her devoted servants and an ill-natured parrot, cut off from the outside world by the tragic result of a childhood accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stella Riley + Alex Wyndham = Perfection

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-16-16

interesting, stress free and simply enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

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

if you like witty romances this is for you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Parfit Knight?

ballroom scenes...

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

i am a fan. i have now searched for books he narrates!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes. but i have to work...

Any additional comments?

put the next 2 on my wish list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Berlin

  • A Novel
  • By: Pierre Frei
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

It is 1945 in the American sector of occupied Berlin, and a German boy has discovered the body of a beautiful young woman in a subway station. Blonde and blue eyed, she has been sexually assaulted and strangled with a chain. When the bodies of other young women begin to pile up, it becomes clear that this is no isolated act of violence, and German and American investigators will have to cooperate if they are to stop the slaughter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Long Trashy Slog

  • By csj52 on 03-07-16

great story, worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Berlin to be better than the print version?

didn't read the book
n/a

What other book might you compare Berlin to and why?

I really can't compare it, b/c it was unique in its delivery and perspective of the women and those law enforcement types that tried to get the bad guy... very refreshing, quite frankly. I'm a mystery junkie.

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

AW is a great narrator, have listened to others and he does a superb job

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

BERLIN
what else?

Any additional comments?

Some have complained that the translation is poor. I strongly disagree. I speak fluent german and there is nothing wrong with the translation, it is simply ENGLISH english, not american english... i.e. lead versus leash (for a dog), that sort of thing. it is completely the english that the europeans are taught and speak in Great Britain. The criticism of the translation is simply undeserved.

Fifty Mice
    A Novel
    
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        Daniel Pyne
    
    


    
    
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        D. W. Moffett
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    6 ratings
    Overall 3.3
  • Fifty Mice

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Pyne
  • Narrated by: D. W. Moffett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a 30-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime - or criminal - is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very refreshing

  • By Elizabeth on 05-31-16

very refreshing

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

Where does Fifty Mice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

unpredictable and refreshing - I've listened to a lot of mysteries!

What did you like best about this story?

It took lots of twists and turns that I simply didn't see coming.

Have you listened to any of D. W. Moffett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

well done, am familiar w/ him and was like listening to an old friend telling a great story.

Any additional comments?

so worth the listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Share in Death

  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Michael Deehy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004

A week's holiday in a luxurious hotel is just what Scotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But his vacation ends dramatically with the discovery of a dead body in the whirlpool bath. Despite a suspicious lack of cooperation from the local constabulary, Kincaid's keen sense of duty won't allow him to ignore the heinous crime, impelling him to send for his enthusiastic young assistant, Sergeant Gemma James. But the stakes are raised significantly when a second murder occurs....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • series readers, start here

  • By connie on 02-09-13

PLEASANTLY SURPRISED

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

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

Yes, it was an interesting story, not so predictable, likable characters, and not twisted gory nightmare material.

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

I think this is my first book with this narrator, very pleasant voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I admit i was really looking forward to getting the in the car and seeing how my friends at the time share were doing!

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth a try, and for me, I'll get more books in this series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

When Walter Hartright encounters the "solitary figure of a woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments" on a lonely road, he is haunted by her. He falls in love with his employer's niece, Laura, because she resembles the mysterious woman. Laura, however, is betrothed to the evil Sir Percival, who wishes to marry her for her money. The woman in white, it turns out, is Anne Catherick, who was confined in an asylum by the evil Sir Percival because she knew a devastating secret about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woman In White

  • By Virginia Waldron on 12-21-07

pleasantly and surprisingly captures you

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-10

i worry about longer books if they are lots of blah blah and filler... but this was quite a tale of the victorian world, and lots of twists and turns... started a little slow but picked up quite swiftly. it pulls you in, and if you appreciate the mystery agatha chrystie/inspector pitt type stuff, you are in for a treat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Thief Lord

  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent production, original story

  • By Charlene on 07-03-05

thief lord

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-08

very good story for my boys, 11 and 13; we have a beastly commute, the first thing they want to do when we climb into the car is to check in w/ the story!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Canine Conspiracy

  • 2-Power
  • By: Pete Johnson
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Twins Sam and Ella have discovered they are extraordinary. They can send thought messages to each other. And when they're doing it, they have super powers. So when pet dogs start to disappear, the twins decide to use their special powers to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • kid approved

  • By Elizabeth on 10-23-08

kid approved

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-08

this is my first review; my boys, 10 & 12, were both very attentive to hear the story, as soon as i take them to school or pick them up their first question is can we put on the book. a fun story of kids using their special attributes to help others, despite their own adversities. only complaint is that the story is too short!