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  • The Skeleton in the Closet

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Ignorance is bliss... especially when it comes to murder! Ever since the death of his father, Fellworth Dolphin has slaved away as a waiter to support his miserly, cold-hearted mother. So when she suddenly dies Fellworth is shocked to discover she has left him a fortune. Somewhat confused, Fell teams up with a girl from work, Maggie, to investigate the source of the riches. But what they find instead is a closet full of skeletons... Is it really possible Fell's father was involved in a decades-old train robbery? And who is the mysterious woman in the portrait?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • M.C. BEATON DOES IT AGAIN

  • By K. McBride on 14-12-13

Dull...

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

Reviewed: 11-08-14

What disappointed you about The Skeleton in the Closet?

I love M C Beaton but this was dull, dull, dull.. I gave up about halfway through.

Would you ever listen to anything by M. C. Beaton again?

Yes, Hamish McBeth and Agatha Raisin.

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

No, none. In my opinion.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Master and God

  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

It is AD 81. The Roman emperor Domitian seizes power. Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere - and he is right. The Senate loathes him, his advisers are terrified, he cannot trust his wife, and barbarians menace the frontiers. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another success

  • By Bibliophile on 30-04-12

A departure from the Falco character...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-12

but a good read nonetheless. Convuluted, with the usual twists and turns Lindsay Davis is so good at writing into her novels but in the end, this is a love story and Romeo does get his Juliet. I love that Lindsay makes her women capable and feisty. What I found difficult to listen to though was the narrator's voice used for the main female character.. that grated on me somewhat. On the whole a book worth listening to or for reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Maltby Collection

  • By: David Nobbs
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Palmer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Rod Millet has always dreamed of working at the Maltby Collection. He used to visit as a teenager, when he lusted after Whistler's Sister, and his Mother, Rod wasn't picky back then. On becoming the Museum's Deputy Curator of Painting and Sculpture, however, it quickly becomes apparent that the chavvy son of a self-made biscuit mogul isn't going to fit neatly into the musty, insular world of London antiquities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Thoroughly Good Comedic Romp...

  • By Janet on 11-07-10

A Thoroughly Good Comedic Romp...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-10

through the archaic lives of museum curatorship and the new boy from the buscuit empire, who causes a stir within the ranks. Some good twists and turns and the exquisite dry humour of Geoffrey Palmer and the interaction of other cast members make this a really enjoyable story to listen to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful