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  • Victoria

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Anna Wilson-Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

Early one morning, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died, and she is now queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Surely she must rely on her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy, or her uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who are all too eager to relieve her of the burdens of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!!

  • By Tommy on 02-06-18

An admirable young woman

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

What a wonderful story. I felt as though I had an all access pass to her world. I want more of Victoria’s story. The narrator was wonderful. I was completely wrapped up in the characters and never once thought about her. She was pivotal in bringing the authors words to life.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

The miss fortunes of Sinful

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Giggling out loud and and a pleasant cozy mystery adds up to loads of fun and good clean entertainment!!!

  • Rough Justice

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is hours away from winning an acquittal for her client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere, on trial for the murder of a homeless man who tried to carjack him. But as the jury begins deliberations, Marta discovers the chilling truth about her client's innocence. Taking justice into her own hands, she furiously sets out to prove the truth, with the help of two young associates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less Profanity and Add Ricola

  • By Lynn on 10-04-16

Lots of slippery clues during this snow storm.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

It was fun to visit these justice seekers once again. I was absolutely sucked into the story.

I had to agree with others that the F-bomb was kind of overdone. I know it is out there and under extreme stress it might be considered appropriate for the characters but at times it was distracting to me. I would not let that keep from a good listen and a pretty exciting story.

The narrator is one of my favorites which also added to the experience for me.

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  • The Summer Queen

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly Embarrassing

  • By carie donnelson on 08-22-16

A good rendition of an amazing woman

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

This was a delightful story of Eleanor. Of course it is fictional but certainly not total fiction. Considering the time and place, it is amazing the place she was able to hold in history.

Others have complained about the pronunciation of her name and the dreamy performance of the natrator. In contrast, I judge both by whether or not I was drawn into the story or stuck on the narrator or on poor writing.

I was fully engaged in the story and delighted to get back to it each time. I am looking forward to the rest of the story in the next book(s).

  • 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 1,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804

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

A unique story plot that will keep you entertained

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I wasn't crazy about the narrator at first but I decided that there are two types of narration and I accepted the narrator after that. One type of narrator performs the dialog and the other type simply but quite adequately simply reads to you. Imagine your favorite teacher, librarian or your parents reading to you through the years while you simply get lost in the story. It's a very traditional read by the narrator but it didn't take anything away from the fun. There are a few, suspend reality moments but after all we are talking about 'time travel' here. I will most likely listen to the next two books in the trilogy.

  • Killer Smile

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Mary DiNunzio gets a terrifying telephone call while she's working late, then goes home to find a shadow lurking at her front door. When a lawyer close to her turns up dead, Mary begins to suspect that the case she's been working on, involving the suicide of an Italian-American in an internment camp during World War II, may not be ancient history after all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Three Cheers for Rosenblat!

  • By mslamin on 10-09-04

First Scottoline but definately not my last!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

This is the first book by Lisa Scottoline that I've listened to and I enjoyed everything about it. Being a suburban Philadelphian, of course, made me smile at all the locales that were familiar.

The story develops as I would imagine all mysteries do with the careful interviewing of anyone who has information. The reader feels each dead end and each moment of discovery.

I've listened to other books narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. The narration didn't disappoint and I was sucked right into the story and the characters.

  • Black as He's Painted

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When the exuberant president of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the usual security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old schoolmate, Chief Superintendent Alleyn, is called in to persuade him otherwise. Consequently, on the night of the embassy's reception, the house and grounds are stiff with police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Mystery

  • By Rebekah52 on 05-14-16

Classic Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

Written in the classic style of the times with lots of background on the characters and so many twists, turns and opportunities that you cannot help but hunger to know 'Who done it?'

The narrator does a great job with creating enough differences in the characters that the listener is solidly engaged. Even though his female voices were not great, his oral interpretation was so spot on as to make you completely overlook the sound.

IF you enjoy Poirot, Lord Peter, etc; you will enjoy this listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,197

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

An intriguing story and good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

I liked all the characters a lot. The author does a good job getting us to like and understand our heroes. It felt at times there was a lot of background in order for the last few chapters to make sense. I will be listening to the next book so I suppose it didn't bother me all that much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Best Families

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Nero Wolfe and his capable assistant, Archie, help a rich old lady uncover the mysterious source of her husband's money. The case leads them unexpectedly to the country's most dangerous man. And if the sleuths want to live, they'll have to consider an alien idea: run and hide. That will be no small feat for the wide Mr. Wolfe.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Nero Wolfe never fails

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-07

Excellent nail biter

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

I was really worried about my heroes but as usual, good triumphed over evil. This might be one of Reed's best woven plots!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Villa

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By LeftyMom on 09-20-08

Older Nora with a complex plot

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

The narrator did terrible male voices and it was tough to discern the difference between characters. There were a lot of characters involved and it was tough keeping up with them at first. It isn't one of Nora's best but still worth the listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful