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richard

richard San Anselmo, CA, United States Member Since 2006

63 y/o psychologist with two sons, living in SF Bay Area. I absolutely love all the feedback I've been getting for my reviews. It's very gratifying. Thanks to all of you.

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Beatrice's greatest hits:
  • Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Book 1

    "Good start to a good mystery"

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    This is a good start to a good series. The characters are well written and likeable. The plot has enough twists and turns to keep you from guessing the ending. I gave the story three stars because the author spent too much time in some areas of the book going on and on.

    The two cousins, Mercy and Shirley, were so annoying yet they added lots of humor to the story. The narrator did a good job giving voices to all of the characters.
    This was worth the credit and I look forward to the next book in the series.

  • Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1

    "Too Fluffy"

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    I like light mysteries but this is just fluff. The plot was ridiculous and the characters annoying. One of the main characters, who was the murder suspect, never took anything series. I also find it far fetched that someone inv loved in a murder case would make all of her friends accessories after the fact and that they would be willing to be a participate. The book just didn't make since. Do not buy this book. It wasn't even funny. After lisstening to half of the book I finally skipped to the end. Even that was a waste of time. Don't bother with one.

  • Every Crooked Nanny: A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1

    "5 stars for Callahan"

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    The last few books I have bought by new to me authors have bombed. But, I finally got lucky with this one.The characters are spunky, likeable, and believable. The story was well plotted and entertaining. The only thing I didn't like about it was the narrators voice. She did an okay job with the southern accent but her voice made some of the characters whiny. But overall, this is a very interesting and solid mystery. I bought the next book before I was finished listening to this one. If I like the others I might try Mary Kay Andrew's other books. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Murder on the Half Shelf: Booktown Mystery Series, Book 6

    "Very Good"

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    This is a well written and fast moving cozy mystery with twists and turns of the plot that will keep you guessing until the end. I truly enjoyed this latest installment of this series. Well worth the credit.

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  • 4.8 (62 ratings)
    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters

    Cold Days: Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known

    JaniceO says: "James Marsters is as always brilliant!"
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Kemelman Narrated by George Guidall

    Monday the Rabbi Took Off: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In Monday the Rabbi Took Off, an exhausted Rabbi David Small searches for relaxation in Israel, only to find himself in the midst of an explosive international incident. After six years of leading a challenging congregation, Rabbi Small is taking his dream vacation: three months in Jerusalem without any rabbinical duties. He is finally getting the rest he needs - until a new acquaintance is found dead after a bombing. Suddenly the savvy young Rabbi is up against the formidable Israeli intelligence and faceless Arab terrorists with murder on their minds.

  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Cat Laughing Last: The Joe Grey Mysteries, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrated by Susan Boyce

    Cat Laughing Last: The Joe Grey Mysteries, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    Even felines with such amazing talents as Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, need some down time. Using their amazing abilities to talk and read, they’ve helped their unwitting humans put bad guys away. But these clever four-footed detectives can’t possibly enjoy a little catnap, not when their lovely seaside village is in an uproar. It’s bad enough that Molena Point has been invaded by a famous writer and his suspiciously rude wife. Then the local yard sales set off a host of puzzling thefts.

  • 4.8 (11 ratings)
    Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 6 (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Kemelman Narrated by George Guidall

    Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet: A Rabbi Small Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Harry Kemelman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    One of the world’s most unusual sleuths, Rabbi David Small captivates mystery fans with his chutzpah and unparalleled logic. When he investigates some non-kosher behavior by his congregation, he finds himself in water way over his head. While a destructive hurricane pummels Barnard’s Crossing, an elderly temple member dies suddenly after taking his newly-prescribed antibiotic. Soon one member of the Jewish community after another falls under suspicion for drug tampering.

    Kathi says: "Kemelman's wonderful series--brilliantly narrated!"
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  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy Narrated by Susan Boyce

    Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    (9)
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    With a story both enchanting and suspenseful, Shirley Rousseau Murphy shows once again why her trio of feline sleuths are so beloved by her fans, and why the Joe Grey mysteries should be at the top of every cat lover’s Christmas list.

  • 4.4 (22936 ratings)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stieg Larsson Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
  • 4.3 (6851 ratings)
    The Da Vinci Code (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Brown Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
  • The Lost Symbol (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Brown Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18 (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Child Narrated by Dick Hill

    Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    (1982)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    DMT says: "My favorite Reacher story yet"
  • Star Killer Star: A Crossroads Thriller, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Eyre Price Narrated by Jeffrey Cummings

    Star Killer Star: A Crossroads Thriller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Eyre Price
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
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    Sent on a mission by the mysterious Mr. Atibon to discover who really killed Jimi Hendrix, Daniel Erickson uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest government offices and corporate boardrooms. When devilish music promoter Haden Koschei sets his sights on a new pair of victims, Daniel’s quest gets personal, as he and his hit man friend, Moog, race down the highway to hell to save their loved ones. It’s a long and winding road, beset with maniacal FBI agents, corporate commandos, and crazed Mexican drug lords.

  • Sloane Monroe Series Set Two: Books 4-5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Cheryl Bradshaw Narrated by Crystal Sershen

    Sloane Monroe Series Set Two: Books 4-5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cheryl Bradshaw
    • Narrated By Crystal Sershen
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    Stranger and Town: Six-year-old Olivia Hathaway tiptoes down the center aisle of Maybelle's Market, stopping once to glance over her shoulder and make sure her mother isn't watching. But Mrs. Hathaway is too preoccupied to notice her daughter has slipped away. Moments later, a frantic Mrs. Hathaway runs up and down the aisles, desperately searching for her missing daughter. But little Olivia is already in the arms of a stranger. Will PI Sloane Monroe find Olivia before it's too late?

  • The Forsaken: Quinn Colson, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ace Atkins Narrated by Brian D'Arcy James

    The Forsaken: Quinn Colson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ace Atkins
    • Narrated By Brian D'Arcy James
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    Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching.

  • The Murder Room (






UNABRIDGED) by P. D. James Narrated by Daniel Weyman

    The Murder Room

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By P. D. James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne Museum in Hampstead, and with its sinister murder room celebrating notorious crimes committed in the interwar years, when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the trustees. He soon discovers that the victim was seeking to close the museum against the wishes of both staff and fellow trustees. Everyone, it seems, has something to gain from the crime.

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  • Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Sally Goldenbaum Narrated by Julie McKay

    Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sally Goldenbaum
    • Narrated By Julie McKay
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    It’s autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder. Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married.

  • The Complete Cases of Max Latin (






UNABRIDGED) by Norbert Davis Narrated by Milton Bagby

    The Complete Cases of Max Latin

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    • By Norbert Davis
    • Narrated By Milton Bagby
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    Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe John D. MacDonald.

  • The Bone Seeker: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by M. J. McGrath Narrated by Kate Reading

    The Bone Seeker: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, Book 3

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    • By M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Edie Kiglatuk is working as a summer school teacher in the Canadian Arctic. When one of her female students is found dead in nearby Lake Turngaluk, Edie enlists the help of Sergeant Derek Palliser to pursue the case, promising the girl's Inuit family that they will uncover the truth. Meanwhile, lawyer Sonia Gutierrez investigates the toxicity of the lake and suspects that there might be a larger conspiracy involved.