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  • The Spotted Dog

  • Corinna Chapman, Book 7
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners. Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - badly read

  • By The Secretary on 22-10-18

Great story... but....

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Kerry Greenwood is a wonderful and creative person, her stories transport you there.
Sadly, this narrator did not do this story any justice at all. She sounded like she was doing a time trial and each chapter had to finished quicker than the previous one.

She made Corinna sound like a screeching shrew! As for the rest of characters they to were a disappointment.

Not the most pleasurable stories to listen too

  • In Prior's Wood

  • A Max Tudor Mystery
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Newly returned from investigating a murder in Monkslip-super-Mare, former M15 agent Max Tudor wants nothing more than to settle back into his predictable routine as vicar of St. Edwold's Church in the village of Nether Monkslip. But the flow of his sermon on Bathsheba is interrupted when Lady Duxter is found dead after having made a suicide pact with her lover. Lady Duxter's husband rallies quickly from the double tragedy - too quickly, it is murmured in the village. Having already planned a writer's retreat at his manor house, he insists the show must go on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Susan on 24-04-18

Becoming one of my favourite authors

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

I came across this author by accident, I have absolutely love Nether Monks Wood. My husband said he’d love to I’ve there because of the bakery,

I like how the story evolves whilst listening, you can quite easily imagine yourself walking down the high

Looking forward to the next story

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 16-18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories combined

  • By kitty67 on 25-06-18

Great stories combined

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Absolutely love listening to the exploits of Jack and Sarah, the description of Cherringham and the surrounding areas. I used to live in the Cotswolds and parts of it I miss greatly. During bouts of illness, this series of Cherringham keeps my spirits up and brings back memories.

I would highly recommend this and look forward to hearing more Jack and Sarah

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead with the Wind

  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

An’gel and Dickce Ducote tend to stay put in Athena, Mississippi, but a wedding is a good reason to say a temporary farewell to Charlie Harris' cat, Diesel, and go visit relatives. But while their stay in Louisiana is scorching hot, the atmosphere at the wedding is downright cold, with bride-to-be Sondra Delevan putting her trust fund above little things like love and loyalty. When a violent storm supposedly sweeps Sondra off a balcony to her death, many guests are potential suspects....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice little under mystery

  • By kitty67 on 08-03-18

A nice little under mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I accidentally came across Miranda James. Didn’t expect much but oh my, what a discovery. Absolutely love the sisters and the characters involved in her stories. The description of the setting is wonderful, the listener is transported to the south. I long to be seated around the table in the kitchen with Miss Dixie

I have purchased all 6 books and look forward to continuing my journey to the south

  • The Dark Angel

  • Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen, excellent work!

  • By Jude on 09-02-18

Absolutely love this series

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

Another awesome story by Elly,

The stories are always interesting and gripping without being gory.

I look forward to hearing more from her

  • To Davy Jones Below

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In late 1926, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard take an ocean voyage to America for their honeymoon. Daisy and Alec are accompanied by Daisy's childhood friend, Phillip Petrie; his wife, Gloria; and Gloria's father, American millionaire industrialist Caleb P. Arbuckle, and all are looking forward to a pleasant, uneventful trip. But at the last minute they are joined by Arbuckle's new friend, Yorkshire millionaire Jethro Gotobed, and his new wife, Wanda.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant story

  • By kitty67 on 15-11-17

Another brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

Absolutely love the journey that the author is taking me on.

My mum is also a huge fan and loves her stories about Daisy and her family

Looking forward to many more of these

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Card

  • Stephens and Mephisto Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. The wartime connection and the suggestion of magic are enough for him to put Stephens and Mephisto on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mephisto gets his 3rd outing

  • By Alexander James Hawley (Hawley Reviews) on 07-06-17

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

Both myself and my daughter really enjoy these stories

We know that area quite well and listening to them in Australia, keeps the memories alive

  • The Haunted Season

  • A Max Tudor Mystery
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the good old days, when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. Father Max Tudor's invitation to dinner at the Hall comes as a welcome novelty; it will be his first time meeting the famous family that once held sway in the area.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nowhere near the quality of the last books

  • By Verity on 23-12-15

A wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I've only just discovered "Max Tudor" and absolutely love the stories. The description of the characters at the beginning of the story, helps you become amerced in the story. They way the story is written you came imagine yourself being part of the village.

I do find reading difficult since I had my strokes, so listening to audio stories is wonderful. I wish there was more "Max Tudor" stories. ....on the same scale as Miss Agatha Christie......

However, the "Max Tudor" series are delightful to listen too and worthy of repeated visits

  • In This Grave Hour

  • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries, Book 13
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Britain is at war. Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation; her world is on the cusp of great change. One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving in Britain, desperate for sanctuary. When Maisie stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people, she is drawn into an investigation that requires all her insight and strength.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps the best so far!

  • By Louisa on 16-06-17

Another wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I hope that one day that Maisie will find love and happiness one day

I like these stories because myself and my daughter can sit together and listen without fear of foul language or comment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • File M for Murder

  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing-and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. Unfortunately her old flame Connor Lawton got her the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story

  • By kitty67 on 17-03-17

A wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

An enjoyable story series

My daughter enjoyed listening to this series so far, and wonders if there anymore. She fell in love with Diesel the cat.