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  • 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 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

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 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

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
  • Cute clean story, lots of Scripture, good narrator

  • By Debbie on 09-21-18

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 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

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 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

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!

  • Dr. Christian

  • By: Radio Archives
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

An underrated and long-running family series, Dr. Christian comes across today more as a quiet anthology of small-town life than as a straight medical drama, bringing the people of the small town of River's End to life through the eyes of the kindly Dr. Paul Christian. As portrayed by actor Jean Hersholt, Dr. Christian can perhaps best be described as a male Molly Goldberg with a medical degree; a gentle and well-meaning meddler who always manages to lead you in the right direction, whether you want to be led there or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories! Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • By Debbie on 08-25-18

Great stories! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Sweet clean and funny stories, well performed, wish there were more! I even enjoyed the Vaseline commercials!

  • Whiskers of the Lion

  • An Amish-Country Mystery
  • By: P.L. Gaus
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding a young Amish woman on the run from a murderous drug ring, so she can testify in federal court. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare of a deadly lion, the Holmes County sheriff finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the people he is sworn to protect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Starts out talking about a torturous death...

  • By Debbie on 08-24-18

Starts out talking about a torturous death...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

...and it didn't get any better so I quit listening. I can't rate the performance very well b/c I only listened to about three chapters, but what I listened to sounded okay performance-wise. I was expecting something closer to an Amish story without disgusting details. No more by this author and I WILL be trying to get a refund for this one.

  • Thief of Corinth

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Rendah Heywood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!

  • By Debbie on 08-10-18

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I so very much needed the Biblical truths in this fictional story. The way she portrays God's Word in one's everyday life is amazing! Very good story and thoroughly enjoyable! I have listened to and read every one of her books and love them all!

This narrator is great except sometimes you can't tell who is talking, but not all the time, but pay close attention to names. You will want to pay close attention anyway so you won't miss anything!

I have listened to this book 3 times now and still love it! I wish I had ten more like this waiting! I have also purchased the written book to give to friends who can't do audiobooks. Excellent, just excellent!

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  • Together Again

  • The Callahan Cousins, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Doyle Carey
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Twelve-year-old Phoebe Callahan longs to enjoy a storybook Christmas. So after she learns that she and her three girl cousins will spend their holiday vacation in New England on their grandma's island estate, she plans the Christmas of her dreams. When she reaches Gull Island, the cold breeze and cloudy skies foster her fondest fantasy - a white Christmas. Phoebe imagines her grandma's stately three-story home with lights in every window.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • okay story, okay narration

  • By Debbie on 08-06-18

okay story, okay narration

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This series of books is clean and sweet, but the fact that the girls are all 12 y/o is unrealistic as no 12 y/o's talk this way. On the other hand, the girls' actions sometimes are very immature, such as, in the previous book (book #3) the entire story is based on speculations and assumptions and imaginings instead of just asking the grandmother a question. In this 4th book, the narrator swallows all the time, really annoying, not the norm for Stina Nielson so really disappointing. I definitely won't listen to any more Audible Kids books, but might possibly recommend them to parents with young girls in this case.

  • Summer Begins

  • The Callahan Cousins, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Doyle Carey
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Twelve-year-old cousins Phoebe, Hillary, Neeve, and Kate are spending the summer at their grandmother's beach house. They have heard stories about the Callahan-Bicket family rivalry. Now it's up to them to prove that the Callahans are the best family on the island! Fans of the American Girl books will love these spunky girls.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Better for older kids

  • By Christopher on 10-17-12

Cute, not deep at all, a little lean on action.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

It's a cute story about four cousins, but could be more in-depth and have more action. It probably would be best for a little bit older readers, but kind of lacking for adults. Cute though, and clean. Narrator is good.

  • The Art of Inheriting Secrets

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara O'Neal
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

When Olivia Shaw’s mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she’s inherited a centuries-old English estate - and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother’s exquisite paintings. What she doesn’t understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book...

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-10-18

Great narration, horrible story.

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Story is boring and full of inappropriate sex scenes and homosexuality. I fast-forwarded through a LOT of it just to try to piece the mystery together. So disappointed. Will not listen to any more of O'Neal's stories as this one was just YUCK. Stina Nielsen did a great job with narration as always.