Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ah, Audible.com, I love ya!

The Heir

Ah, Audible.com, I love ya! Thank you for this offering!

OK, Duncan (The Heir) is a bit 'dour' as he arrives (unwillingly) in England from his beloved Scotland. Sabrina is charming (the girl next door with 'scandal' in her past). Ophelia (the beauty of 'coming out' season) is a snot...sorry, I meant snob. Two grandfathers (one English, one Scottish) want their heir to hurry up and marry and produce heirs for each of them.

Mix them all together and you have a great recipe for fun especially if the writer (Johanna Lindsey) can handle witty dialog well (she did). If you are listening, all that's left is a really good narrator (Laural Merlington, she is).

This was a delight from a time when arranged marriages were important in society. I enjoyed every minute!

Hey! I can go to the library from my laptop!

FINALLY! ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY ON THE NET!!! My pocket book is happy!

I have a fondness for Charlaine Harris after listening to one of the True Blood books. Naturally, when I saw her name, I thought, "Let's see if I can down load this!"
Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 5)
Dead Over Heels

Not a vampire or fairy or shapeshifter in the whole thing! But dead bodies and mayhem and humor abound! Yes, there has been a murder...how else do you get a body (sans parachute) enbedded in your yard!  And right next to where you and your "friend" are relaxing in your lawn chairs! UCK! If it happened in your yard, wouldn't you be a bit curious about who and why? And if things continue to happen to people around you?! Well, Aurora Teagarden (I love her name) sure wants her questions answered! And if you can make it through the first chapter without your curiosity aroused, you just are not a lover of murder mysteries.

It is probably a really fast read but a glorious listen on a rainy, muggy summer day in Texas. The voice of Therese Plummer adds nicely to the story.

My friends at Audible.com have a copy if you need to use a credit there and Amazon.com (thank your for the image) has copies as well, if you are not inclined to visit your library.