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Beatrice

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Riesling Retribution

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ellen Crosby
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    When a tornado rips through Montgomery Estate Vineyard, it not only destroys some of Lucie Montgomery's newest grapevines, it also unearths an old grave. After the dead man is identified as a former business associate of Lucie's father, it seems everyone in Lucie's hometown has already decided Leland Montgomery is a murderer. As the evidence piles up against him, Lucie sets out to prove her father's innocence.

    Beatrice says: "It was ok"
    "It was ok"
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    I was a bit disappointed that there was not resolution but it was ok. I'll still get the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better to Rest: A Liam Campbell Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    A party of hunters stumbles upon a desiccated human hand, a feisty grandmother meets an untimely death in her own kitchen, and the broken remains of a World War II-era transport plane emerge from the face of a calving glacier. It's all in a day's work for Sergeant Liam Campbell of the Alaska State Troopers. And 60 years ago is like yesterday.

    Beatrice says: "I wish there were more"
    "I wish there were more"
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    This is one of the best series of mysteries that I have experienced. Maruerite Gaven is one of the best narrators if the best. She brought all of the characters to life and gave them voices suited to their personalities. Liam, Wy and the supporting characters are rich realistic well developed characters. I'm going to miss them and I wish there waere books to continue their story. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Fatal Thaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow.But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It’s up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer.

    Tracey says: "On Audible at Last!!!"
    "Pretty Good"
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    This is a very good story but I don't think I will read anymore in this series. It is always Kate to the rescue. The men in this series seem weak and lazy. As strong and intelligent as Kate is, she seems to be a weak idiot when it comes to the lead male character Jack Morgan. She gives in to him in more ways than one. Kate calls everyone to the carpet and lives her life by her own rules but as a strong female character I find her lacking. Like I said. The story is good. The plot is full of well developed characters. I love the dog Mutt. Ever since I started reading these books I have been wondering if I can move to Alaska and become a wilderness woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, newly promoted to corporal, is slowly making a home for himself in the remote town of Newenham. Between DUIs and domestic disputes, life is relatively tranquil, until Campbell's girlfriend, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard, delivers a shipment of mail to a remote post office, where she finds the postmistress murdered. The hunt is on for a killer who seems to have vanished into the Bush... Until another victim is found. Chilling connections from the past make the search a matter of life and death.

    Beatrice says: "Gold all the way"
    "Gold all the way"
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    Dane Stabenow gets a gold star for the latest addition of the Liam Campbell series. This story is the best yet. The characters are well developed and plot is fast paced and very entertaining. Stabenow showed her writing chops in this one. I plan to buy and start the next book today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So Sure of Death: Liam Campbell Mysteries Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    Three relatively quiet months have passed since Trooper Liam Campbell was assigned to the remote post of Newenham. It all changes when a local fishing boat is discovered scuttled and adrift - its crew of seven dead in circumstances that can't be accidental - and Wy stumbles into a murder scene at an archaeological dig. Cultures collide as the community must deal with too many outside distractions.

    Sharon in Surrey says: "Hell in a Hick Alaskan Town"
    "Loved It"
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    I'm so glad I found this series. I love the characters and the well plotted storylines. The book moves at a quick pace that keeps drawing you in until the very in. I can't wait until I read the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire and Ice: A Liam Campbell Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (367)

    In this mystery series by Dana Stabenow, the Edgar Award-winning author returns to the Alaskan setting she's famous for, with a wonderful character - state trooper Liam Campbell. Liam's just been transferred from Anchorage to the small fishing village of Newenham, Alaska - where a local pilot seems to have lost his head.

    Dr. Daniel Chapman says: "A quick heads up!"
    "A real page turner"
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    I truly enjoyed this story. I listened to it after I listened to the first book in the Kate Shugak series. I loved the well developed characters and plot. The story started out fast and kept that pace throughout the book. I was happy that I was able to take this book everywhere. I bought the next book before I finished the first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (249)

    Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

    Tracey says: "You never go wrong with a Stabenow novel"
    "A Cold Day for Murder"
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    Marguerite Gavin does a great job bring Kate Shugak to like. Kate is a realistic and sympathetic character that I enjoyed reading about. The plot was strong and well developed as was the other characters. There was enough twist and turns to keep you guessing through out the book. I ususally read light and cozy mysteries and this was a bit darker. I spent an entire day listening to it. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flip That Haunted House: Haunted Renovation Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rose Pressey
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Alabama Hargrove has a new, sure-fire, money-making scheme up her sleeve: house flipper. So what if she knows zilch about renovating homes - how hard can it be? Tougher than she thought when she discovers ghosts inhabiting the run-down mansion and the corpse of the previous owner. Oh yeah, and now the local sheriff thinks Alabama is the killer.

    Beatrice says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    In a word this story is boring. I couldn't get past the first four chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Fortune: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    In New York Times best-selling author Victoria Laurie’s newest Psychic Eye Mystery, Abby Cooper is trusting her intuition and heading to Sin City to bet on a friend’s innocence.... When police show Abby surveillance video of her best friend and business partner, Candice Fusco, shooting a man in cold blood, she can’t believe her eyes. And when the cops tell her they think the victim has ties to the Mob - and perhaps Candice does, too - she can’t believe her ears. Surely there is a logical explanation.

    Jill says: "Loved it!"
    "Pretty good"
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    This is a good book. Candace is in a jam and Abbey is her only hope. The plot was a bit far fetched and there were many twists and turns. However, the book was pleasant enough and enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Engine Dead: A Museum Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned....

    Beatrice says: "Pretty good"
    "Pretty good"
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    Unlike most lead characters in cozy mysteries, Meg does not invite herself into murder investigations. She is intelligent and likable and is trying to do her job when someone pulls her into their situation. That makes her different. The investigation that follows is interesting. This isn't a fast paced page turner but it is an enjoyable book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chocolate Bear Burglary: A Chocoholic Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joanna Carl
    • Narrated By Teresa DeBerry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    After leaving her bad-news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town. Now she keeps the books for her aunt’s luxury-chocolate shop. But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murder....Lee and Aunt Nettie can’t believe their luck. A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier, which could mean skyrocketing sales for TenHuis Chocolade. To help decorate the scrumptious store, their friend Gail, an antique dealer, lends them a collection of valuable chocolate molds.

    Beatrice says: "Don't waste your time"
    "Don't waste your time"
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    I read the first book in this series and found it annoying, but at least I finished it. This one was worse. The plot is unrealistic- step son from previous marriage runs away because his parents are thinking about getting together and gets involved in murder plot. The story made no sense. It was also very boring. Not could I not get into the story but I didn't find any of the characters interested. I finally gave up halfway through it. I will not buy a book by this author again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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