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  • The Devil's Workshop

  • Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book 3
  • By: Alex Grecian
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

London, 1890: Four vicious murderers have escaped from prison, part of a plan gone terribly wrong, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad to hunt down the convicts before the men can resume their bloody spree. But they might already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thin Plot with Lots of Gore

  • By Judith A. Weller on 12-31-14

it was overall pretty good

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I struggled in the beginning. Then the story took off and was very good. Great!

  • The Yard

  • By: Alex Grecian
  • Narrated by: Toby Leonard Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,595

Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only 12 detectives - known as “The Murder Squad” - to investigate thousands of murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable annoying book

  • By Debra on 07-13-12

Story is good. Narration starts out....breathy...

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

The story was really good. I enjoyed it immensely. Almost gave up in the beginning b cause the narration was so...breathy...glad I stuck with it.

  • A Fatal Waltz

  • Lady Emily, Book 3
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story- if you can get past the narration

  • By Oh Good Grief on 05-20-15

Annoying Reader

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

he This reader ruined the series for me. Her voices are beyond terrible. couldn't even finish the book. jumped to the end. The story didn't compare to the others. tedious is the best word for this story. I loved the first 2 books. this was whole disappointing.

  • Shadow and Bone

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,565

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Whovian on 08-31-18

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I LOVED Six of Crows and it's sequel. both were amazing. This one just pissed me off. Stupid Girl doing everything they tell her not to. I just wanted to slap her.I got bored at the half way point and almost gave up. Not sure if I will listen to the others. Six of Crows was leagues above this.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific stand-alone Others novel

  • By Laura on 03-24-18

loved this whole series!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This series is undoubtedly one of my very favorite. Everything about it is amazing.I hope there is more.

  • Moonlight & Mechanicals

  • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Narrated by: Helen Stern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

London, 1859: Engineer Winifred 'Wink' Hadrian has been in love with Inspector Liam McCullough for years, but is beginning to lose hope when he swears to be a lifelong bachelor. Faced with a proposal from a Knight of the Round Table and one of her closest friends, Wink reluctantly agrees to consider him instead. Because of his dark werewolf past, Liam tries to keep his distance, but can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • These are fun stories with one caveat....

  • By Whovian on 03-21-18

These are fun stories with one caveat....

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

There is wayyy to much lip biting in these stories. If I were to bite my lip that much my lips would either fall off or be bruised for life. Thesaurus maybe? Editor? The book was the best so far.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Silent in the Grave

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353

Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happily surprised

  • By 9S on 07-04-09

Slow start- gets better.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Almost gave up after 2 chapters. I liked the reader so I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. It wasn't hard for me to figure out the killer but I never suspected the twist in the last 1/4 of the book. Going to by the second one right now.

  • When Falcons Fall

  • By: C. S. Harris
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By ukpauline on 03-11-16

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This was my favorite of the series. Ms Porter is spot on as always. More please.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cure for Dreaming

  • By: Cat Winters
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl - a suffragist - in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: She’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Whovian on 06-30-17

Ok

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

This was a bit tedious because of the fact that the narration was robotic in sections... Like a computer voice. Whoever edited this did a poor job. Ignore that and it's a good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Lost Things

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769

High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

  • By alison on 01-06-13

What a treasure this book turned out to be.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I just finished this book. It was amazing. Well written. It is hard to describe because it's a sci-fi coming of age fairy tale by best selling author. Usually my preference is for lesser known authors. Highly recommended! the reader was perfection. Maybe my favorite book so far this year.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful