George V. Reilly

Review: Jimmy the Kid (audiobook)

Title: Jimmy the Kid
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Narrator: Brian Holsopple
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Highbridge
Copyright: 1974
Keywords: crime, humor
Listening period: 27–31 May, 2016

I rarely listen to audiobooks, except on long driving trips. We listened to another Dortmunder book on our drive down to and back from Portland for PyCon.

Dort­munder's jinxed associate Andy Kelp spends a few days in jail and reads a book called Child Heist by Richard Stark, which Kelp believes to be the blueprint for a perfect crime. Dortmunder, always wary of Kelp's schemes, doesn't appreciate having a plan brought to him, since he's always been the planner of the crew. Some of the crew aren't continue.

Review: The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Title: The Bee­keep­er's Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Audible
Copyright: 1994
Keywords: mystery, holmes, audiobook
Listening period: 11–21 January, 2015

As I mentioned last week, we've been listening to some audiobooks. We finished listening to The Bee­keep­er's Apprentice last night. I read the book many years ago and I've read most of the subsequent books in the Mary Russell series.

Fifteen-year-old Mary Russell is walking on the Sussex Downs with her head in a book one spring day in 1915, when she literally trips over Sherlock Holmes. Although Holmes is almost four decades her senior, the two brilliant, lonely people become friends and Holmes tutors Russell in the continue.