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Like History, Business and Self-Improvement books. 32 year US Army veteran.

fayetteville, GA, United States | Member Since 2008

  • 4 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 372 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015

  • On What Grounds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel

    Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

    Pam says: "Stands out"
    "Good Coffee Knowledge"
    Where does On What Grounds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks very high, love all the coffee info. My husband and I are coffee snobs,so we have learned a lot from Claire

    What other book might you compare On What Grounds to and why?

    All the books by Diane Mott Davidson-her character is a caterer and she gives recipes and talks a lot about food and she also drinks an espresso to help her think, wake up and concentrate.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Claire makes the first espresso/latte and explains all that goes into the making, especially the amount of time for the grinding of beans, the time for the heating of the water, etc.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and more...

    Any additional comments?

    My husband and I are glued to my MP3 at the dinner table listening to several chapters during dinner. We stop and discuss something that a character says or analyze where we think the story is going. We have found a new author to add to our collection of books we listen to on road trips as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • State of the Onion: A White House Chef Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens

    Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: Her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.

    karen says: "Pure fiction -- I still loved it!"
    "Food Related"
    If you could sum up State of the Onion in three words, what would they be?

    Fast pace, good food, interesting

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Olivia, even though she does do some stupid things. Peter Sargent is a love to hate character as is Loral Ann

    What about Eileen Stevens’s performance did you like?

    I think she is great. All her characters are believable. She is really good and the men and women all sound different.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My reaction was: how could you do that? I love food related mysteries but I don't like it when the author has the main character do obvious dumb moves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Uncommon Grounds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated By Karen Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A body in a pool of skim milk. An unsavory discovery at any time, but especially inconvenient when the milk puddle is in front of the espresso machine the very morning you're scheduled to open your chic suburban coffee house, Uncommon Grounds. AND the body is one of your partners, leaving you and your other partner - the one who's still alive - as suspects. Which would all be bad enough, even if your husband HADN'T just dumped you for his dental assistant....

    beatrice says: "I'll have another cup please"
    "Good Coffee Mystery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone liking mysteries. The murderer isn't obvious. There are plenty of side stories to keep you engaged.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggy and Sara. Maggy is funny and so is Sara. They both have a rye sense of humor and Sara is snarky. Frank the dog.

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

    This was my first book.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were plenty of laughs throughout.

    Any additional comments?

    I like mysteries and coffee references.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knitting Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Connie Crawford

    The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild raised over 20,000 dollars for charity - but the representative who accepted the check at the annual convention disappeared with it. It turns out that he's the husband of the local chapter president, Allie Germaine, who insists on his innocence. But if Bob Germaine didn't pocket the check, who did? And where is Bob now? Since needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire has broken her leg horseback riding, solving the latest crime will have to be a group project.

    Miriam says: "Easy Listening"
    "Knitting Bones"

    Third book in this series and I like author very much. Liked reader Melissa Hughes better. Connie Crawford doesn't have enough difference in her characters, can't tell who's talking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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