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  • The Prisoner in the Castle

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much. She knows what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets. She knows the real location of the planned invasion of France. She knows who’s lying. She knows who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous books

  • By helena on 24-03-19

Not as good as previous books

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

Have listened to all the others in the series and really enjoyed them. Found this to be a complete let down going nowhere and so far fetched it was unbelievable

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Georgie, or Lady Georgiana Rannoch, is busy planning her upcoming nuptials to Darcy O'Mara. Unfortunately, what has started as a simple wedding has become quite a royal headache and grand affair, thanks to a guest list that includes the queen and the appointment of princesses as Georgie's bridesmaids. “If only Darcy and I had eloped!” she thinks, as she attempts to organize her wedding and find a place for her and her husband-to-be to live. Just as she despairs of ever finding a home, her godfather offers his fully staffed country estate. But something sinister is afoot....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best storyline

  • By helena on 14-08-18

Not the best storyline

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

I found after the first five minutes that I was more than happy with the new narrator. However I found storyline very weak and apart from one surprise death was able to predict throughout what was going to happen

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  • A Royal Pain

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read.

  • By G. Faye Page on 27-08-17

Short changed

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

Disappointed that the last 15 minutes was the next book in the series I felt shortchanged

  • Murder in the Afternoon

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Young Harriet and her brother, Austin, have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for some help. When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted, and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By fotini on 16-05-17

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 24-12-17

Really enjoyed the story. Much more interesting than book two in the series. Like the narrator. Nice calm voice

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  • Suddenly Single

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sexcrazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence – complete with children, proper meals and early nights – but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did enjoy it in the end

  • By Ann D on 13-08-15

Gave up

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

Normally love this author but the story line about banking is just too detailed & boring so I had to return it after an hour and a bit.

  • A Turn in the Road

  • A Blossom Street Book, #7
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth. They’re driving to Florida for Ruth’s 50th high school reunion. A long-time widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She’s heard he’s alone, too…and, well, she’s curious. Maybe even hopeful. Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant – her children’s father – wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really disappointed with Facebook I love the Blossom Street series

  • By helena on 21-06-17

Really disappointed with Facebook I love the Blossom Street series

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

Reviewed: 21-06-17

Really disappointed with this book as it doesn't feature usual Blossom Street characters and is not set in and around a good yarn I gave up after listening to a few hours and returnedthe book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful