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  • This Is What Happened

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 37

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, but disappointing

  • By Meg on 02-04-18

A rare highly disliked

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

What disappointed you about This Is What Happened?

Ok I didn't finish this because extremely early on it was obvious what was really going on and it was pathetic and even if I'm not correct (which is unlikely) I really don't care.

Has This Is What Happened turned you off from other books in this genre?

nope

What aspect of Steven Crossley’s performance would you have changed?

given him another story to read

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not in my mind.

Any additional comments?

It's hard to believe this author has won awards.

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  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338

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
  • I am a huge Longmire fan...

  • By BDHumbert on 10-05-17

A train mystery ending Christie's style...

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

... and a current day storyline cliffhanger!
This is another great story in the Longmire series.

  • An Obvious Fact

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903

In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No brainer. Use the credit.

  • By Boysmom on 09-19-16

Love, love, love, another fun Longmire! <br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

As much as I enjoy the show, it's the books Walt, Bear and Vic, who I most enjoy spending time with.

  • The Highwayman

  • A Longmire Story
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half century ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LISTENED TWICE! AMAZING TALE! ADDICTIVE SERIES!

  • By Daniel Williams on 05-17-16

Another fantanstic Longmire tale.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

What made the experience of listening to The Highwayman the most enjoyable?

The character interactions.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Highwayman?

Bobby Womack's story.

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

George Guidall is in his reading element recording westerns.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Every Longmire story is worth its weight in gold.

  • The Man with a Load of Mischief

  • A Richard Jury Novel, Book 1
  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer - except for one Melrose Plant....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series, but FYI

  • By DCinMI on 03-29-14

Not since Lord Peter have I enjoyed charaters more

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This books is worthy of my highest recommendation. In the fashion of Dorothy L. Sayers this book is as enjoyable for the wonderful characters as the well spun mystery.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

My preference is not to be keep on the edge of my seat, but comfortable and snug with a nice cup of tea nearby.

Which character – as performed by Steve West – was your favorite?

Can't decide whether I enjoy Jury or Plant.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found both the sensitivity and playfulness of Jury endearing. His attitude about untrodden snow was delightful.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter, then you are in for a treat.
If you haven't read the Lord Peter mysteries than I suggest you double your pleasure and indulge yourself with Martha Grimes' Jury as well as Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter.

  • Fundamental Cases

  • The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles That Changed Our Nation - The Modern Scholar
  • By: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Narrated by: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

It was Alexis de Tocqueville who, when he visited the new republic for the first time, said that America was a unique country when it comes to law. Every great issue eventually comes before the courts. With this in mind, esteemed professor and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz looks at history through the prism of the trial, which presents a snapshot of what's going on in a particular point in time of the nation's history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd rather be able to rate each section.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-10

Excellent - Much more than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-14

Would you listen to The Modern Scholar again? Why?

Yes, this was so surprisingly entertaining, informative and enlightening, if there are more out there like this then I'm interested.

What other book might you compare The Modern Scholar to and why?

Any historical work of non-fiction that is also entertaining.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

This is a lecture so there are not characterizations. This Professor is easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Better than laughing or crying it made me THINK.

Any additional comments?

I generally do not like non-fiction especially historical non-fiction, so it came as a big surprise to me just how much I enjoyed this Modern Scholar selection.

  • Any Other Name

  • Walt Longmire, Book 10
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,160

Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in Fog with Buffalo

  • By Carole T. on 05-25-14

Get me to the birth on-time!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-14

Would you listen to Any Other Name again? Why?

Yes, I will re-listen to the whole series again because it will be like revisiting old friends.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love all three main characters, Walt, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic, they embody loyalty, commitment and passion.

Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Tony Hillerman's novels used to be my favorite of George Guidall's narrations but move over Leaphorn, Longmire's here to stay.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Get Me to the Birth On-Time!

Any additional comments?

In between all the action, suspense and drama Craig Johnson always includes some lol, what more can you ask for?

  • Death of an Outsider

  • A Hamish Macbeth Mystery
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Nobody in the Scottish town of Cnothan had liked the abrasive Englishman, and now that he has been murdered in a most original fashion, nobody much minds. Constable Hamish Macbeth's hard luck is that he happens to be on temporary duty in this cloistered Highlands village when the killer strikes. And he has his work cut out for him, dragging from Mainwaring's close-mouthed neighbors enough facts to start solving this peculiar case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Early MacBeth: A Treat

  • By K.D. Keenan on 03-26-12

Like visiting lifelong friends.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-12

What made the experience of listening to Death of an Outsider the most enjoyable?

The Hamish Macbeth series has a kaleidoscope of wonderful characters who you quickly get to know and enjoy meeting again in each one of these mysteries. There are a few annoying redundant issues that I sometimes find a bit irritating, like his ongoing relationship with his superior (explaining the overall 4 stars instead of 5), but that hasn't stopped me from eagerly awaiting the next book. (explaining the story 5 star rating)

What about Davina Porter???s performance did you like?

At first I wondered why they would decide to have a woman read this 3rd person narrative when the main character is a man, but as soon as I started listening I was immediately captivated and delighted with her outstanding performance.

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,428

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Extremely entertaining writer!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

The humor throughout was fantastic, even when the ???who-done-it??? was a tad convoluted for my taste. This western is set in WY, with mention of Billings, MT. In addition to ???Walt??? (the sheriff), there is ???Bear??? (along with his native ancestors) and ???Vic??? (a sassy east cost female deputy sheriff) spicing up the dialogue.

  • The Girl with the Long Green Heart

  • A Hard Case Crime Novel
  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

She was every man's dream - and one man's nightmare. Johnny Hayden and Doug Rance had a scheme to take real estate entrepreneur Wallace Gunderman for all he was worth. But they needed a girl on the inside to make it work. Enter Evelyn Stone: Gunderman's secretary, his lover - and his worst enemy. Gunderman had promised to marry her, but never came through. Now she's ready to make him pay...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inside the grifters life

  • By J. M. Batista on 02-22-09

Predictable, or so I thought!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-09

This is one of the Hard Case Series. A friend clued me into the fact that this was a series way back when I read [I:]"The Colorado Kid" [/I:]by Stephen King, which I really enjoyed. Each is a tale (longer than a short story, shorter than a novel (about 6 hrs in audiobook format)) written by a different author. I figured I'd give the rest of the series a try. At first I thought "The Girl..." was very transparent, but the author had more in mind. Although slow at times ove...more This is one of the Hard Case Series. A friend clued me into the fact that this was a series way back when I read [I:]"The Colorado Kid" [/I:]by Stephen King, which I really enjoyed. Each is a tale (longer than a short story, shorter than a novel (about 6 hrs in audiobook format)) written by a different author. I figured I'd give the rest of the series a try. At first I thought "The Girl..." was very transparent, but the author had more in mind. Although slow at times overall the bit of a twist on an old tried and true plot makes it worth the read

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