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Linda

PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

One nit

There is no such thing as a "Registrar of Deeds" in North Carolina! The office, the collection of deeds, and the building, or section in the county building are all the "Register of Deeds", whether that's gramatical or not. Deborah Knott would know that, being an attorney.

That said, this one is one of the best indeed.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-17

My favorite in the series so far

Very well written, with strong characterization. The ending is very surprising, with implications for the series going forward.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Brilliant!

Best in the series so far. Legitimate literature as well as a great mystery. Win even narrates. Narration is also outstanding.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

One of AC's masterpieces

I know "masterpiece" is supposed to refer to one work. However In Agatha Christie's case there are a handful that are really special. This is one of them. I read this many years ago so I knew the ending. I still thoroughly enjoyed the listen.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Influential

Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the Grand Dames of the golden age of cozy mysteries. She is the only American member of that club. I would have rated this as a 3, judged against modern standards. I would rate it as a 5 given its influence in the field. So I marked it 4.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Different and outstanding

Paul explains how French related to the way English speakers would say things. This is rare, and tremendously helpful. I do want some theory, such as how is this verb conjugated, but that is easily available elsewhere to supplement this course.

I've already downloaded the 2nd part, and am eagerly looking forward to listening.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-15

One of the best in the series

This one is typical of many in the series, but I particularly enjoyed it. I like that it explicitly touches the bases for the elements of a classical mystery. Annie teaches a class on the 3 grand dames of the golden age of mystery, and receives help from the 3 grand dames of the local counties.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-15

More please

Outstanding. I listened to River of Darkness 4 years ago, and have wanted more ever since. I was thrilled to see The Reckoning available. Please please record John Madden books 2 and 3, and make them available to everyone.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Absolutely loved this series

Negative reviews seem to want a one size fits all series. This series is unique, and wonderful. Plot and narration. I can't wait for another to be written.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Extraordinary narration

The plot is typical of this series: delightful and a bit silly at the same time. These are children's books, after all. Barbara Rosenblat's narration of the boy is just unbelievably great. The other characters are all 1st great as well.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful