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  • Death on a Moonlit Night

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series: Mystery Shorts 26
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

When the boss of the big local DIY outlet is murdered on a moonlit night, all the evidence points to the store's junior manager. And when police retrieve the murder weapon from the Thames, the manager goes on the run. But Jack and Sarah are not at all sure of his guilt. Can they uncover the real killer before it's too late for the runaway suspect? Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new audio episode released every two weeks. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Teresa Fields on 02-18-19

Great listening!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

The Cherringham Series are murder shorts sort of like Tv episodes with Jack and Sarah serving as unofficial detectives. You get to know everyone in the community, and the places of interest. Each mystery is as good as the one before! Jack is an American retired from NYPD to Cherryingham and Sarah is a young local. Have read everyone of the stories and hope for more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Little Faith

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together? In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds - two men, two faiths, two communities - that will inspire readers everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written

  • By Christine on 01-07-10

Please Read!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is a true story and is a great story! It involves 2 different stories, one about an aging rabbi and one about a pastor who is a former drug addict, and thief with prison behind him. This book helps you understand those that may think a bit differently than you, and experienced things you have not, but who are the same as you. This book was a book club book and all who read it felt blessed that they did. It has been recommended to others over and over. Have a little faith and read this book!

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,273

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

A book for everyone

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This book is a compilation of several books written about the man on the mountaintop. It is a great story and one that makes you think and gives insights on living life. It is warm and the various stories are all ones we can all relate to …. we are that person, know that person or have heard of that person. If only we all had the opportunity to spend time with The Man On The Mountaintop, what better people we would be.

  • Looker

  • By: Laura Sims
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 38

In this superb new psychological thriller, an unraveling woman becomes fixated on her neighbor - the beautiful, successful actress. Trapped in a rundown apartment and dead-end job, the unnamed narrator is unhappily childless and recently separated. She can’t help noticing with wry irony that the actress, meanwhile, has her face on the side of every bus, a gleaming brownstone, a handsome husband, and three beautiful children, including a baby. Though they live just a few doors apart, the two women are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By Verna on 02-13-19

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Do not know what the purpose of this story was. It was a depressing, angry, sick book. I only read because it was a book club selection. If I could un-read it, I would.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Vanishing Tourist

  • Cherringham. A Cosy Crime Series - Mystery Shorts 18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

When an American tourist goes missing in Cherringham, the local police don't see reason for concern - people often wander away from such tours. But when that tourist's sister shows up from New York, desperately looking for answers, Jack and Sarah become convinced there's more to the disappearance than meets the eye. Soon, they are entangled in a mystery with a secret history of betrayal, sacrifice, dishonor... and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Returning - already purchased in 16 - 18 grouping

  • By Diana on 04-15-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Loved this Series. Great entertainment - short stories - great narrator. Hope that more are written. Have listened to everyone ofthen!

  • Freedom of the Mask

  • Matthew Corbett, Book 6
  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver", is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whew! Again what a story!

  • By james on 06-05-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

What did you love best about Freedom of the Mask?

This series is absolutely the best series I have ever read. The story lines are excellent, leave you guessing, gasping out loud and yelling encouragement to Mathew. Cannot wait for Book 7.

What did you like best about this story?

Mathew Corbett's ability to keep his wits in almost any situation.

What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Wouldn't listen if anyone other than Mr. Ballerini narrated the book! He brings the books to life!

Who was the most memorable character of Freedom of the Mask and why?

Mathew Corbett, of course.

Any additional comments?

Once you start reading and getting to know Mathew Corbett, you live his life along side of him!

  • The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272

Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings - some corporeal, some not so much - as she struggles to right the wrongs of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Charlie Mania

  • By IreneMBBT on 11-01-17

Never have I ever...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I would have never thought I would enjoy a series with angels, demons, reapers, Gods, sex, friendships, along with every day people and situations as I do this one! The entertainment factor, fascination, humor, and brilliant storyline in each book is unimaginable! Darynda Jones is a great storyteller with a writing ability that keeps you on the edge of your seat. And, there is no one better than Lorelei King to narrate the stories! Well Done! Can’t wait for #13!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unwritten

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn's problems may be beyond his abilities. But there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself. He will show her an alternate escape, a way to write a new life. Ultimately, he will need to leave his secluded home and sacrifice the serenity he's found to help her. From the Florida coast, they will travel to the French countryside where they will discover the unwritten story of both their pasts and their future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By Jan Grizzel on 03-29-15

So good!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

My 3rd Charles Martin novel - each as great as the other. His stories are hard to put down and reflect the feelings, emotions, pain, fear, self doubt and hidden guilt in all of us. It is hard to tell you about the book - the characters are real, well written and essential to the story. If you have not read a Charles Martin book, I challenge you to do so.

  • Water from My Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age 16. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Trista on 06-10-15

A must read or listen

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

This book is so good - you don't want to put it down nor do you want it to end. Really makes you think and what it causes you to understand is so important to know. If everyone so blessed with even the ability to buy this book or download it would read it and understand the perspective it brings, we would all be in a better place.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Double Whammy
    A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    537 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Double Whammy

  • A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
  • By: Gretchen Archer
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story. Awesome narrator.

  • By Pete the Dog on 08-07-13

Good Read!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

What did you love best about Double Whammy?

The various roles Davis played in investigation. And, the story kept you guessing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Double Whammy?

Davis' developing friendship with George.

Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

Davis Way. Davis has plenty of flaws and issues as many of us do and the author managed to draw her personality and flaws to present a whole person who you can relate to and root for.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It wasn't a 'pins and needles" story. I could have listened all in one sitting but I don't sit for that long. I listened when I could and finished in 3 days.

Any additional comments?

Have already downloaded book 2.