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  • Holding

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,624

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

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

I enjoyed this a great deal. Graham Norton did a good job narrating his own book, and giving it the voice he intended it to have.

  • Mr. Flood's Last Resort

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

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

Wonderful and awful

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Lovely macabre book, beautiful language well narrated. Can't wait to read more from Jess Kidd.

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  • Himself

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aiden Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened 26 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful narration of a clever story

  • By J. Lynn on 03-28-17

I loved it.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Poetic. Beautiful and terrible. That is all you need to know, but this review requires fifteen words.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,427

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Wonderful book, well perfomed.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Lovely story, with several laugh out loud moments that I won't spoil for you by telling.

  • Crossing Savage

  • A Peter Savage Novel
  • By: Dave Edlund
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Horvath
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

As one by one the world's leading alternative energy researchers are assassinated, Peter Savage and his friend Jim Nicolaou, race against the clock to preserve the secret that promises to change the landscape of the world - or start a global war. In this timely, heart-thumping thriller, Crossing Savage, author Dave Edlund presents the theory of abiogenic oil production, and the terrifying array of unintended consequences that accompany the belief that energy independence can be realized.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed listening to this one!

  • By Marietta Roby on 03-17-18

enjoyed listening to this one!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

really enjoyed this book, at times there was a bit more tech talk than I thought neccesary but it didn't keep me from enjoying the story.
I felt the narrator sounded a touch mechanical and over enunciated at times but , again, it didn't keep me from enjoying the story or the performance.
as a whole I enjoyed my first experience with Peter Savage and look forward to more!

  • Night Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Texas series

  • By Mallory on 07-12-16

So fun!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Great characters, great series! I'm glad Manfred got his own story. I will be listening to this one more than once.

  • The Ruby Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,886

As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from her father includes a faded letter and a well-worn journal. The journal reveals she was abandoned as a baby 160 years ago. The only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket with the portrait of a 19th century man, and a Celtic brooch with magical powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missed opportunity.

  • By Sanny on 11-18-15

So awful

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I normally love this sort of thing, but this one was tediously predictable. So very bad.

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warning! This ends in a cliffhanger.

  • By TyrannosaurusRix on 09-21-17

One of the best!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

This is one of the best of the Longmire series. Love love love George Guidall. He IS the voice of Walt Longmire.