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  • A Finer End

  • A Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novel
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Two spellbinding mysteries, one contemporary, and one ancient - that will challenge Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James as no case ever has. Glastonbury is a town revered as the mythical burial place of King Arthur, and, according to New Age followers, a source of strong Druid power. Something terrible and bloody shattered Glastonbury Abbey's peace long ago - and now it is about to spark a violence that will reach forward into the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm in this for the entertainment...

  • By Ginnie on 12-21-14

A Breathtaking Journey... Beautifully Wrought

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I have happily listened to all of the Kincaid series, but this one was superior by far... it soared hour after hour to a Breathtaking and magical ending.. kudos for a mesmerizing tale.

  • Murder at the Old Cottage

  • By: David Pearson
  • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Are detectives right to think that the brutal murder of a pensioner is more than just a burglary gone wrong? A health worker visiting clients in a remote area on the West Coast of Ireland has a nasty surprise when she finds a reclusive old man dead in his armchair in his tumbledown cottage. When the local Garda is called, it soon becomes obvious that this is no death from natural causes. The man has been tortured and his house ransacked.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bland

  • By Gretchen on 12-11-18

Horrible Ghastly Boring Waste Of Time And Money

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I do believe,.. without a doubt, that that was the WORST waste of time .. I will never purchase one of his attempts at writing again.. it was an excruciating experience,.. not to be repeated..ugh

  • A Stranger in Mayfair

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #4
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Returning from a continental honeymoon with his new wife, Lady Jane, Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers some unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated.Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants' quarters of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman's death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not the best of the series

  • By C. on 02-13-12

I’m Conflicted On This Installment Of The Series

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Solid writing, sound narrator, conclusive ending....it should have been enough to satisfy me... however,.. as soon as the cast of characters presented themselves I knew who the culprit was and their reason behind it..
Hence the conflict of a better rating.

  • Mr. Flood's Last Resort

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood. A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector's items and feral cats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BROUGHT ME JOY

  • By Carol on 07-07-18

Dreadful... Not One Redeeming Feature

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Oh dear.. I so very much wanted to enjoy this book.. however ,.. I did not.. it was completely bizarre,.. and I’m glad to say... Over..!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Choked Off

  • The Falconer Files, Book 2
  • By: Andrea Frazer
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The villagers of Stoney Cross are busily preparing for their first Arts Festival and enlist the help of a local radio presenter. But the delight soon turns to dismay when the broadcaster, Marcus Willoughby, moves into a house in Stoney Cross the day before the festival. He turns out to be someone from various people’s pasts and greets them with recognition - and malice - in his eyes. When he is found dead, no crocodile tears are shed. He was 'choked off' for good while in full flow. DI Harry Falconer and Acting Detective Sergeant 'Davey' Carmichael are dispatched to investigate....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing happens in 2 hours of listening

  • By Ms Peach on 01-23-19

Another Stellar Andrea Frazer Book

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Andrea,... my only problem with you and your series is.. you don’t write FAST enough..!!
Hurry up girl and crank out some more ..!!.. Also the Belchester ones are greatly appreciated... and want MORE.!

  • The Whole Art of Detection

  • Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

Internationally best-selling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson, as a child and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction - from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! More Sherlock!

  • By KadySiga on 03-13-17

Richly Wrought With Incredible Mastering Of Long Forgotten Proper English

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Seldom,... nay never, have I been so thrilled with an audiobook..!!
Masterful written with cunning use of the English language.

  • The Christmas Card Crime

  • And Other Stories
  • By: Martin Edwards
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Anne Dover
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. And lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder.... This collection of mysteries explores the darker side of the festive season, from unexplained disturbances in the fresh snow to the darkness that lurks beneath the sparkling decorations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aahhh... Just The Right Blend Of Mystery, Murder And Christmas.!!

  • By John on 12-04-18

Aahhh... Just The Right Blend Of Mystery, Murder And Christmas.!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

If you’re looking for Christmas season Cozy mystery thrillers,.. then this is the audiobook for you..!!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Murders

  • A Dickens of a Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Heather Redmond
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper's co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss' daughter, vivacious 19-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors' home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Pulls you back in time. Amazing!

  • By C. Hall on 08-15-18

Enjoyable From Start To Finish..!!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I began looking for a British based Cozy mystery set in winter.. This one was superior in my estimation.
It had all of the right ingredients.

  • Christmas at The Grange

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

It's Christmas 1909, and for once Lady Hardcastle - respectable gentlewoman, amateur spy - and her lady's maid, Florence Armstrong, are setting sleuthing aside. They are invited to the festivities up at The Grange, as guests of Sir Hector and Lady Farley-Stroud. But barely have corks been popped and parlour games played when a mysterious crime comes to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short Tale!

  • By Alan K. on 01-10-18

Charming Christmas Cozy..!!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

As always,.. Lady Hardcastle delights her audience.. a sweet light tale,.. just right for the holidays.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Last Secret

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 783

The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out. They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children: teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter Mouse. But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene: the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was never bored... BUT...

  • By ROBIN on 01-22-18

Horrible..!!..Horrible..!!..Horrible..!!..

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I will be asking for my credit refunded for this appalling book.. I have been upset, horrified, sickened, and pulled through an emotional wringer...
I cannot express my deep and abiding
loathing of this piece of ruthless drivel
enough... Horrible cannot label it toxic enough for me.