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  • Lady Helena Investigates: Book One of the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries

  • By: Jane Steen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Sussex, 1881. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy's marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a life almost destroyed by the death of Lady Helena's first love. After all, shouldn't the preoccupations of a wife and hostess be sufficient to fulfill any aristocratic female's dreams? Such a shame their union wasn't blessed by children...but Lady Helena is content with her quiet country life until Sir Justin is found dead in the river overlooked by their grand baroque mansion. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, and interesting.

  • By jerelyn on 01-08-19

Well written, and interesting.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This is no cookie cutter "widow delving into the suspicious death of her beloved husband." It's a story of dementia slowing taking away your mother her history, and of stories never told. Of dealing with a large family, in such times. I feel I really got to know the Scott-DeQuincys' . I can't wait for the next installment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,670

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

well...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I've never "read" Sarah A Denzil before. I found some parts ponderous, and the back ward and forward a bit tedious. I just wanted it to end.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One Is Smiling on Bowstreet Station

  • By Chuck on 03-12-18

I was hoping for more.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I can't say why I didn't like this book as much as the others. It has such engaging characters. Hoping the next one is better.

  • Forever Remain: Roxton Letters Volume Two

  • Roxton Family Saga, Book 7
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

This second volume of previously unpublished letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family spans a 20-year period, from the 1760s to the late 1780s, and includes extracts from the diaries of Antonia, Duchess of Kinross, and her younger son Lord Henri-Antoine Hesham. Also included are letters by the fifth Duke of Roxton, written in the final stages of his illness, and addressed to his youngest son, Lord Henri-Antoine. The volume concludes with a letter by the latter’s wife, Lady Henri-Antoine Hesham, to her mother-in-law, the Duchess of Kinross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a peek behind closed doors.

  • By jerelyn on 04-12-18

Like a peek behind closed doors.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Forever Remain is just wonderful, It gives you more information that is only hinted at in the novels. You find out about former characters that are off the stage, and if you're like me you have been wondering about. Perfection.

Alex Wyndham is so very easy to listen to. We are so lucky to have the continuity of his, stellar performances through out all of Ms. Brant's books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Thames River Murders

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Captain Lacey is asked by Peter Thompson of the Thames River Police to help him investigate a cold case - the murder of a woman found near the docks Thompson patrols. The investigation was sidelined, considered unsolvable, but Thompson has long wished to find her killer. Captain Lacey joins him in the hunt, entering a part of society that is closed to outsiders. Meanwhile, he must deal with his daughter's debut and more developments in his new domestic life, including an anonymous blackmailer who's out to ruin Lacey any way he can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just keeps getting better.

  • By jerelyn on 04-06-18

Just keeps getting better.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Book 10 in the Captain Lacy series is still keeping my interest. Can't wait for the next one. The narrator is spot on and makes it easy to get lost in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Duke in Shining Armor

  • Difficult Dukes
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend's bride. All he's trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom. For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family's ecstatic. And Olympia? She's climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully humorous and entertaining!

  • By Millicent j Hill on 12-13-17

Laughter, love and fun.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Another completely entertaining story from Loretta Chase, performed by the always wonderful Kate Reading. It is pure Chase, humorous, great characters, a romantic love story. The first in the Difficult Duke's series. I can't wait for the next one. Thanks for the romp Ms. Chase and Ms. Reading. Please hurry and write the next one

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Satyr's Son: A Georgian Historical Romance

  • Roxton Family Saga, Book 5
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

London, 1786. Lord Henri-Antoine has returned from the Grand Tour to a life of privilege and excess. A vast inheritance allows him every indulgence, free from responsibility. Yet, Henri-Antoine maintains a well-ordered existence, going to great lengths to conceal an affliction few understand and many fear. Miss Lisa Crisp is a penniless orphan who relies on the charity of relatives to keep her from the poorhouse. Intelligent and unflappable, Lisa will not allow poverty to define her. She leads a useful life working among the sick poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucinda Brant + Alex Wyndham = Truly Marvelous

  • By Cate F. on 12-10-17

Never dissapoints, ever.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I am a dyed in the wool fan of Lucinda Brant's Roxton saga, it is not her only series but it is the one that I love the most. I feel I know this family, and with Henri-Antonie story I think that LB has written one of her best works. But I must face facts, I say that about all her books. In this book the youngest son of the noble satyr has come of age, and meets his match, Both he and Lisa are flawed but I think those flaws give them strength and a sense of justice as well as compassion. As usual LB's books are flawlessly researched. It has been a pleasure to read her books and watch her talent and competence grow.

About the performance of Alex Wyndham, He is the only one that can put voice to these books. When I read them it is his voice I hear. I have listen to many of the books he has performed and is a favorite of mine. He is a very talented actor and I could listen to him read the phone book, or flat pack instructions.

  • Death Below Stairs

  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Highly sought-after cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is fine with the family's eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her assistant is murdered. Afraid for her life, Kat turns to the mysterious Daniel McAdam for help. Daniel takes a position in the house as a footman and stand-in valet so that he can investigate covertly, but Kat cooks up a suspect list of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By GCochrane on 01-08-18

The first of another great series?

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I can't answer that yet, But with Jennifer Ashley's track record I would have to say that it will be. A mysterious chameleon of a man, and a no nonsense cook, and a mystery or two. I love Ashley's Captain Lacy mysteries series, so it was a no brainier to dive into this one. I enjoyed it very much and was sorry when it ended.

  • Clapton

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Eric Clapton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world, and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as "God". Now, for the first time, Eric tells the story of his personal and professional journeys in this pungent, witty, and painfully honest autobiography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-19-07

A very real story of a legend.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

For musicians to read, and for fans who wonder, this is a great bio. This is very well written and complete look into Clapton's life. A real insight to the man, his journey, and the music.

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

The beginning of a great new series.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

I've read Deanna Raybourn's first series and was hopeful for this new one. I haven't been disappointed. With interesting characters and what happens next story line I enjoyed this very much. Can't wait for the next book in the series to come to audio.

Angele Masters is a new to me narrator, and I found her voice pleasant and easy to listen to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful