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A. J. Bailey

UK
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  • Etiquette and Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well read

  • By susan on 08-12-13

Brilliant & enthralling

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the story is well written, great characters and it kept me entertained until the very end.
Off to start the 2nd book in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Storm

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shades of The Abyss

  • By Graham on 03-09-09

Good story but the narrator puts you to sleep

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

The narrator totally spoiled this for me. His voice was monotonous,the characters voices all sounded the same and was often in danger of putting me to sleep. In fact I didn't even finish listening to it. He made it so boring!
Shame as the story is great ( I've read the book) it has , twists and turns that keep you guessing to the end.

  • The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Back in Pickax, Jim Qwilleran expects to resume a quiet life, but the people and animals of Pickax have other ideas. A noisy cardinal wakes him every morning. Nosy neighbors drop by uninvited, and the Siamese misbehave, even sneezing on guests. As if they weren't bad enough, Qwill's long-time companion acts as though she is in love, with another man. But worst of all, Qwill finds a body in his apple orchard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Cat Who book!

  • By Mrs L Salter on 29-08-18

A satisfying story with clever cat characters

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

As always with the Cat Who books there are good descriptions, a mystery to solve and wonderful cat companions. They are easy to listen and engaging