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Devaki Khanna

India
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  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,291

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

an unusual whodunnit

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-18

when a successful whodunnit author sends in an incomplete manuscript and has allegedly killed himself the next day, his editor decides to dig for the truth.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,789
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

a great experience.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-18

another great cormirsn strike novel. kept me up several nights till the end. just amazing.

  • Mary B: A Novel

  • An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice
  • By: Katherine J. Chen
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

What is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Bennet tells her story

  • By Devaki Khanna on 14-10-18

Mary Bennet tells her story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

Mary B's story begins before P&P begins, and carries on after Lizzie and Jane marry and leave home. When Mary is first invited by Elizabeth to Pemberley, Darcy's home, and stays on for four months, she little realises how her stay there will change her own life and the fortunes of her sisters.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By frozentoes on 07-02-17

scary!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-18

well worth a listen. terrible things happen when a single mother gets involved with a married couple--as the husband's lover and the wife's best friend.

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Claire on 10-02-17

Brilliant story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

when a journalist joins a press cruise, she gets more than she'd bargained for when she reports the death/dusappearance if a fellow passenger.

  • Trumbo

  • A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
  • By: Bruce Cook
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Trumbo epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the Communist party.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-16

a fascinating biography

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-18

interesting biography of the screenplay writer who broke the hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. well worth a listen.

  • Nina Todd Has Gone

  • By: Lesley Glaister
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Nina Todd keeps her head down and tries to live a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. If there are questions about Nina that remain unanswered, they are questions that even those closest to her don't dare to ask.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What??

  • By newyorkhereicome on 29-04-08

suspenseful revenge story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

this will keep you up night after night till you get to the end. good lustening.

  • The Secret Diary of Mycroft Holmes

  • The Thoughts and Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes’s Elder Brother, 1880-1888
  • By: S. F. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Thus begins Mycroft Holmes’s valiant, if irregular, attempt to chronicle his doings. Rediscovered in 1976 and now fully translated from an obscure code, Mycroft’s diaries reveal that a brother’s lot is not always a happy one, especially when that brother happens to be London’s only consulting detective. In this humorous look at the world of Sherlock Holmes through Mycroft’s eyes, one question always remains: will Sherlock ever get a proper job?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brothers Holmes...

  • By Devaki Khanna on 01-07-18

Brothers Holmes...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

amusing account if mycroft's relationship with his famous younger brother. also includes a vivid description of their rxtremely eccentric family.

  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Imogen Wilde, Laura Kirman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

The village of Chilbury in Kent is about to ring in some changes. This is a delightful novel of wartime gumption and village spirit that will make your heart sing out. Kent, 1940. The women of Chilbury village have taken umbrage at the Vicar's closure of the choir now that its male singers are at war. But when spirited music professor Primrose Trent arrives, it prompts the creation of an all-female singing group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Liz on 06-03-17

Women in wartime

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-18

A lovely book describing how women take charge of a village choir when the men go off to war.

  • The Spring Girls

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Worldwide phenomenon Anna Todd (The After series, Imagines) presents a modern retelling of one of her favorite stories - Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Recast in the modern world, longtime and fresh fans of the beloved classic will fall in love with the March sisters all over again, told with the all the romance, sass, and drama that Anna is famous for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern-day version of Little Women

  • By Devaki Khanna on 16-06-18

A modern-day version of Little Women

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-18

I loved this retelling of Little Women with a military backgroud. Very realistic and vivid.