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  • Murder in Mesopotamia

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the "mysterious East", but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist. Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror. "I'm afraid of being killed!" she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded, and Nurse Leatheran is soon enough without a patient. The world's greatest detective happens to be in the vicinity, however....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ghastly Narration

  • By CobwebLing on 11-25-17

Terrible Narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I love Agatha's mysteries, and especially all of her books "starring" Poirot. How disappointing, then, that this wonderful story was so marred by this narrator's tragic attempts at different accents - just AWFUL!

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  • Raising Stony Mayhall

  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby - stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda, and he begins to move.The family hides the child - whom they name Stony - rather than turn him over to authorities who would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pacifist Zombie Tries to Keep It Together

  • By Jefferson on 06-09-12

Strong Christian Overtones Distract from Potential

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No.

Has Raising Stony Mayhall turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. But I prefer my SciFi minus any predominance of one religious view.

What three words best describe David Marantz’s voice?

Young. Simple. Homespun.

Could you see Raising Stony Mayhall being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Maybe for the Hallmark Channel.