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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ok listen

  • By Anne on 21-05-2018

Delightfully charming.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2019

A light amusing story set in the early 1900’s. Wonderfully witty. The Narrator is superb.

  • Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?

  • A Victorian True Crime Murder Mystery
  • By: Kathryn McMaster
  • Narrated by: Sam Warren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This gripping historical crime fiction novel, based on fact, is set in Bradford, England, 1888. It explores the horrific murder of Johnny Gill; a murder and mutilation so gruesome, it stuns a nation. Even hardened detectives are affected by its savagery, swiftly comparing it to the work of Jack the Ripper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-2019

A good read.

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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: 24-02-2019

I found this story fascinating. From an historical perspective, very well told. From a judicial perspective, I was quietly surprised that not a lot has changed in over a century.

  • Dead in the Water

  • By: Penny Farmer
  • Narrated by: Tessa Gallagher, Ian Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

This is a study of the brutal torture and murder of the author's brother and his longtime girlfriend 40 years ago. In July 1978, two bodies were found in the sea off the coast of Guatemala and proved to be the remains of Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton, respectively a medical graduate and a law graduate, aged 25 and 24, from Greater Manchester. They had been beaten, tortured, and killed, their bodies weighted down and dumped in the sea from the yacht on which they had been crewing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My ears did not deserve this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-2019

My ears did not deserve this!

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2019

I really believe this could be a great story but chapter after chapter is about how much they were loved by everyone. For me, too bogged down with the sentiment. The narrator’s voice and accent did not appeal to me at all. Found after 5-6 chapters I couldn’t listen to anymore.

  • Murder in Mississippi

  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The internationally acclaimed true-crime story you have to hear to believe. Taking us places only John Safran can, Murder in Mississippi paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tops

  • By Tami Sussman on 05-08-2017

Murder in Mississippi.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2018

This is the worst book I have ever listened to. I might have enjoyed it if someone else had narrated. I simply could not listen to John Safran reading his own book. After 2 chapters, it has gone into the realms of, never going to hear the rest!