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  • Come Rain or Come Shine

  • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Sara on 09-28-15

Love the series but this #11 is the most boring...

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

...and worst read. Very difficult to tell the different characters and who is talking and to whom. Most of the book is re: wedding details.

  • Out to Canaan

  • The Mitford Years, Book 4
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: Jan Karon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Thousands of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged HORRIBLE

  • By Me on 07-03-16

Abridged, only thing available for book 4.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Author is narrator in this abridged version, which is the only version available for Book 4 in this series. Author is just reading, not much differentiation of voices, which is the same with the other books and that narrator. However, I love these Christian stories and will continue to listen as they are very encouraging and uplifting. But I do wish they had narrators that were better with voices. Pay close attention to names.

  • At Home in Mitford

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling, Heartwarming, Joyful and Fun

  • By R. Jones on 04-04-09

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

...There are technical issues that cut off sentences. The narrator is more of a reader so you have to pay close attention to names. Good story, well written, read the whole series years ago. Really these are better reading the printed copy b/c the narration is so lackluster. Voice is good for Father Tim, but not for all the characters. Would be nice to have different narrators for the child, the women, and even the different men.

  • Box 13, Vol. 1

  • By: Hollywood 360
  • Narrated by: Alan Ladd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, retired newspaperman turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper: "Adventure wanted - will go anywhere, do anything - Box 13." It wasn't long before his Box 13 became jammed with adventures galore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Box of trouble.

  • By Chris Coyne on 09-13-15

While I love Box 13 stories, this "book" is repeat

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I bought one "book" of this Box 13 that had 54 chapters and thought these stories would be different, but they are not, not at all. All 12 stories in this listen are a repeat from the one I have that is 54 chapters. So I am going to try to return this one since it was a complete waste for me to purchase it.

Stories are great, performance is great.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Four

  • Paul Temple Returns (2006-2013)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Paul Temple lives again in these five complete radio dramas starring Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda Stephenson as his redoubtable wife, Steve. Each of these productions was made for BBC Radio 4 in an authentic 1950s-style studio conditions and based on the scripts of the original radio serials.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performances, good mysteries, very enjoyable

  • By Debbie on 10-28-18

Great performances, good mysteries, very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I very much enjoyed all of these Paul Temple radio show performances and wish there were more! The performances are fantastic and lots of fun to listen to! The only negative is all the glorification of alcohol and tobacco, which I know was the norm back then, but when someone has taken a tumble or whatever, brandy is really not the answer, seriously, ha. Otherwise, very enjoyable stories and performances.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Disappointed...

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Hard to follow, too many characters and all the voices sound basically the same, so you have to pay very close attention to the names and dates. The story covers generations from 1800s to present day so that is a lot of names and a lot of families and a lot of history. Main focus is a "ghost", so ultimately this is a fairy tale which is really disappointing as I would rather have listened to something that could have possibly occurred even though it is fiction. Although from Lucy's perspective, it could have tragically happened I suppose, but rather farfetched. Disappointing, did not end well, sorry I listened to it.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

  • The Fifties
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

  • By Taurus Doctorman on 04-05-17

Great stories, great performances, really enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

These old radio shows are fabulous and I've really enjoyed listening to them. The performances are great and I really enjoyed the mysteries. At the end of this "book", there is a discussion about the show itself and the performers, which was very informative and interesting. Wish there were more, I didn't want it to end!

  • Ours for a Season

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. The couple has grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty longs to escape the tight-knit area where large families are valued, and the opportunity to do so arises when her childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea of rebuilding a ghost town into a resort community. Brooke hires Anthony to help with the construction, drawing the Hirschlers away from Indiana and into her plan, and then finds herself diagnosed with cancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read by Kim

  • By A. C. on 01-30-19

Cute clean story, lots of Scripture, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Really enjoyed this story and the narration. Enjoyed the Scripture and the Christian aspect. Narration was great, no complaints.

  • Beneath a Prairie Moon

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, but as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By Amanda on 04-10-18

Good story, little mystery, Christian aspect...

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

but the Bible verse at the very beginning is incomplete and what is left out is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind". Also, the narrator is good at different voices, but pauses in the weirdest places, mid-sentence as if she's lost her place and should have practiced more.

  • Box 13, Old Time Radio Shows

  • By: various writers
  • Narrated by: Alan Ladd
  • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Alan Ladd stars as newspaperman turned mystery novelist Dan Holliday. To seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holliday runs classified ads in the Star-Times newspaper, where he formerly worked: "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything - write Box 13, Star-Times." Each episode follows Holliday's adventures when he responds to the letters sent to him by such people as a psycho killer and various victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good program

  • By Doug Briggman on 10-01-17

Good old radio stories!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Big collection in this "book", 54 stories, one per chapter. Sometimes the narration is very quiet, but overall it's a good recording of old radio shows. Very enjoyable!