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  • Blueberry Muffin Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Hannah's popular Minnesota bakery, The Cookie Jar, is best known for its tempting confections - until best-selling cookbook author and television personality Connie McIntyre is murdered in its pantry. Despite police warnings to steer clear of the case, Hannah is soon chasing down a bevy of suspicious characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-21-09

comfy cozy

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This story was engaging and with interesting twists.

The narrator has a nice voice and voice acts well. I wished for a bit more character individuation but I understand the cast is not so eclectic. (I don't remember Edina being pronounced like that but I am from Wisconsin.)

  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

Tess Durbeyfield has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life - Alec D’Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband - Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Davina Porter Does It Again!

  • By misaki on 06-15-15

precursor to Pretty Woman

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Repeatedly engaging story, if not a happy ending.

Davina Porter again earns the deciding factor in book purchases (voice quality, voice acting, character individuation, consistent accents...)

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,979

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

great story and performance

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This story was an engaging start to an excellent series. I will always watch for the next book.

This performance is equal to the story, auditory Lindor truffles. The variety and quality of character accents are ahhhh....

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,603

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Christie

  • By Michael Andrew Kinkead on 08-06-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I can add no comment to this classic mystery.

This narrator's voice is auditory Dove Promises chocolate. His multiple characters' accents are consistent and fluid. This is great voice acting!

  • Holding

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,487

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be those of Tommy Burke - a former lover of two different inhabitants - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendidly delightful

  • By John Scott on 12-03-17

comfy cozy, looking forward to another

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Dove chocolate writing engages me into this story with detailed characters.

Narrator provides some helpful and good character individuation. This author narration is excellent.

  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

Audie Award, Excellence in Production; Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016. The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kipling at its best!

  • By Sarah Cresap on 06-08-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Narration, voice acting, music, background animal calls and sounds, editing...earn the Audie.

This classic given new bedtime story life.

I want an Imbd like list for these books.

  • Aesop's Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Kent
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 867

Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible quality recording

  • By B. Bartelt on 10-10-17

this is where so many quotes come from

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

if you are interested in quote organization, this is the book to listen to.

Narrator provides good character individuation.

  • Total Cat Mojo

  • By: Jackson Galaxy, Bobby Rock, Mikel Delgado
  • Narrated by: Sam Osheroff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts - to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Galaxy's BEST Book Yet❗

  • By johnnyoak on 06-04-18

educational and well narrated

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I recognized many things I knew intrinsically but also received information gifts from this book.

Narration. good voice acting, contributed to the experience. Briefly I thought it was the author.

one drawback: I wish Chapter titles had been entered to facilitate this reference book.

  • David Copperfield [Audible]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280

Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A PERFECT narration of an English classic!

  • By Wayne on 09-03-17

overcoming evils, a story of resiliency

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Here is a story of a life overcoming evils: bullies, manipulators, entitlement. I perceive the parable for today.

Narrator earns an Audie in this performance: voice acting; believable, compelling and consistent character individuation including several accents.

Production, editing, chapter titles, and other behind the scenes skills support this earning.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and boutique bake store proprietor extraordinaire, is judging a dessert contest when fellow judge Coach Boyd Watson is found dead, face down in a delicate confection no less.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I won't order these again

  • By Barbara on 01-06-17

comfy cozy

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I plan to listen to the rest of this series. Narrator provides pretty good and consistent as Minnesotan accent, good character individuation, and voice acting.