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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-13

a terrific listen - you won"t be able to stop

What did you love best about The Good House?

well-drawn lead character - so likeable - warts and all. You will feel like you have deep insights into a complex woman

What does Mary Beth Hurt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the lead character is saucy, emotional and sharp. Hurt is excellent at bringing her many moods to life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-13

the best Flavia yet!!

What did you love best about Speaking from Among the Bones?

a terrific listen. Flavia gets embroiled in another murder and gets to use her unstoppable curiosity to solve it. In this entry in the series we learn more about her mother, about her family and of course about Flavia herself.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaking from Among the Bones?

love the chemistry lessons too.

Have you listened to any of Jayne Entwistle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jayne Entwistle's performance is just as good as the novel and she continues to delight.

Any additional comments?

can't wait for the next one!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-07

fantastic!

this is a 'dark' tale well worth the dip into the 'creepiness' other reviewers have noted. This is an author to watch!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-07

terrific!

this is a rich novel with flawed, human and compelling characters. If you appreciate well-crafted 'complex' novels, you'll like this. The narrator was splendid too.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-07

solid writing and terrific narrator

this was a charming book - well-written - with characters you felt you knew by the end. The narrator was fantastic and you will delight in simply hearing the phrases flow by. Here Proulx creates a lush 'texture' you feel immersed in.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-07

disappointing

I was looking for a light read and thought I would take a chance on this book. A previous reviewer noted that if this were your first 'Crusie romance' you would likely like it. Well it was my first but I didn't enjoy it. It was two-dimensional, predictable and dull. I sped up the 'reader' just to make it to the end.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-05

One of Audible's very best

You will find this delicious fun. The mystery itself is clever but what makes it so appealing is the erudite humour and carefully drawn characters. The narrator is terrific and you will replay scene after scene just to hear the sparkling dialogue and 'silken' English.

If I could give this a 6 out of 5 I would. The only question is why is this the only title in Audible by this author?

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-05

Wow!

what an incredible book! You will laugh out loud in your car or under your headphones. The dialogue is hilarious. Pls. let's have more from this author + same narrator!

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-05

one of Peters' best yet!

what could be more delightful for a summer listen? Great plot with lots of twists and turns, leaps ahead in the Emmerson family story itself, Amelia's hilarious view of it all and read by the incomparable B. Rosenblat. Terrific!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-05

a great mystery

another terrific book from E. Peters. I continue to be hooked on B. Rosenblat's narration and can't listen to another!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful