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Cosmy H.

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  • Stalking Jack the Ripper

  • By: Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. Audrey's work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags her into the investigation of a serial murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By lauren on 10-03-16

Not for children

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Not a likable heroine
Not a story for young people
Just too gratuitous and I just couldn’t get past how much I hate when writers make the heroine so emotional and then smarter than anyone but stupid and throughly disagreeable

  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,612

In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sentimental Favorite

  • By Margaret on 05-28-16

I will say something

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

A sheer delight and
A wonderful adventure in time and imagination
I wish there were more like this

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

  • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed, Interesting and Entertaining

  • By Marc-Andr? on 05-13-10

A glorious look at where we come from

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

If you think times are hard now hahahaha
This book takes you on a stinking joyful perilous terrifying bittersweet journey into the past
I wish some things were still in practice but that is a different and darker story

  • The Irish Detective

  • By: Thomas Kennedy
  • Narrated by: paul obrecht
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

You are in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city, there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the dangerous ex-army ranger, called the PMC, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors, each with a unique problem. Each chapter is a short story, but characters remain and develop as the book progresses.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Omg horrible

  • By Cosmy H. on 08-01-18

Omg horrible

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

No Irish accent
The narrator makes every character sound like a whiny child
Just the worst

  • Competence

  • Custard Protocol, Book 3
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Rachel on 10-17-18

Oh my what a mess

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Vampires werecats and dirigibles oh my
And s bunch of other things that have sadly made me take this particular installment off my list
I loved the very first Protectorate series and I suppose I saw this coming in the last couple of stories but No thanks and phooey

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eat Cake. Be Brave.

  • By: Melissa Radke
  • Narrated by: Melissa Radke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 460

I wrote this book because when I turned 41 I made a decision to be brave. To live brave - bolder and freer. You see, I thought our lives were supposed to change when we turned 40...but mine didn't. Yet every piece of it changed when I turned 41, when I set out to prove that it wasn't too late for me, that careless words wouldn't stunt me and rejection would not stop me. And maybe, just maybe, it will take you reading about the journey I took to finding my sense of self-worth in order for you to rightfully believe in yours. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book!!

  • By Leslie Dannecker on 07-24-18

Just fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I would hope that Melissa’s adopted son is just as much of a blessing as her daughter - my heart goes out to her and her husband for all their lost children
I feel this book is so geared towards women and Lord knows it speaks so well to us but it really is for and about everyone and should be read by everyone at least twice
Here’s to all of us being brave and bakers of cakes

  • The Night Dahlia

  • Nightwise, Book 2
  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in - and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul as well as everything he once held dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gratuitously Explicit Imagery, but Good Story

  • By Joe Chad on 04-12-18

Low for being so sick

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

What a twisted mess of a mind and forgive me for sticking with it to see how it would turn out
I feel sorry for the writers children whom he dedicates his books to... hmmm?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nightwise

  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,590

In the more shadowy corners of the world, frequented by angels and demons and everything in between, Laytham Ballard is a legend. It's said he raised the dead at the age of 10, stole the Philosopher's Stone in Vegas back in 1999, and survived the bloodsucking kiss of the Mosquito Queen. Wise in the hidden ways of the night, he's also a cynical bastard who stopped thinking of himself as the good guy a long time ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Story And Narration

  • By Beth on 08-28-15

So many problems

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This story was creative to say the least but I am concerned that metaphysical truths are thrown in with such filth and corruption
I caution that no one be charmed by the use of drugs as a means to power or enlightenment
That is destructive garbage and sadly there are so many foolish souls out there who can’t discern truth from fantasy

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Where’s the aspirin

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Just a garbled mess
I was totally exhausted trying to keep track and honestly I didn’t find anything funny or compelling
Don’t waste your dollars

14 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

  • By: Malcolm Mackay, Angus King - contributor
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

A 29-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A British Answer To Elmore Leonard? Its That Good!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-01-15

Dull dull dull

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Omg
I would have been happier to watch paint dry or maybe even go to the dentist than to have listened to this book
I stuck with it to the end to just see if there was some miraculous twist to redeem the boring story, sadly
No such luck