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Beatrice

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason: A Cece Caruso Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Kandel
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    All that writer Cece Caruso -- a 39-year-old former beauty queen from New Jersey -- really wants to do is finish her biography of Erle Stanley Gardner so that she can finally stop obsessing about Perry Mason. Well, that and find a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. And fix the broken front doorknob on her West Hollywood bungalow. But first she has to help save her daughter's foundering marriage, which is more than Cece could manage for her own.

    anonymous says: "I Dreamed I Married Erle Stanley Gardner"
    "I wanted to like this book"
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    I love the Perry Mason series. The idea of a mystery revolving around Stanley Gardner was interesting. This book was not. It was slow and not very interesting. I finally skipped to the end to find out that I was right about the villain. I'm not going to but any more in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Dragon: Vampire for Hire, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By J. R. Rain
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Nine years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now in Moon Dragon, private investigator Samantha Moon investigates allegations by her dead ex-husband's mistress that a killer is on the loose... a killer who just might be immortal. And when another woman vanishes, the clock starts ticking....

    Baker says: "Super hero"
    "Another Great Book"
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    Once again Samantha Rain saves the day. This is one of the best books in the series. I'm giving it 4 stars because ut is short. The length of the book is my only complaint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Body in the Kelp: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Katherine Hall Page
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Faith Fairchild and her husband Tom, the handsome young minister, have left the little village of Aleford, Massachusetts, for a summer on Sanpere Island, off the coast of Maine. But Tom is called away to a three-week religious retreat in New Hampshire, leaving Faith to amuse herself and care for baby Benjamin, now safely into his terrible twos. The summer begins innocently enough, with Faith involved in a seemingly harmless mystery, a hunt for treasure, the clues to which are cryptically embedded in a patchwork quilt.

    "Entertaining"
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    This is an entertaining read. It has a good plot, engaging characters and great setting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murderous Muffins: Chubby Chicks Club Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lois Lavrisa
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Bezu is a beautiful southern belle with genteel manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she's illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue-green eyes - and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow Chubby Chicks Club member, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail...or worse. Will they succeed? Find out in Murderous Muffins, book two in the Chubby Chicks Club cozy mystery series.

    ~nospin says: "2nd in cozy series"
    "Murderous Reading"
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    I really enjoyed the first book. This one, not so much. I found it silly and not worth the bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breakup: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    When winter's done, but spring has not yet fully sprung, much of Alaska turns to slush. Locally, it's called "breakup," and it's a…messy time of year. It's certainly messy for Kate Shugak; between doing her taxes, being chased by grizzlies, and getting shot at by feuding families, she has to cope with an NTSB investigation that hits very close to home. Then, of course, there's the body in the woods. And up at the old mining town. And…being Kate Shugak, somehow she can't leave well enough alone, and begins to tease apart a well-planned and surprising crime.

    Rusty says: ""I hate Breakup" was the funniest line in a great"
    "Breakup"
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    Kate Shugak is usually a gauranteed good book. This one felt like a collection of stories sewn together with Kate as witness and active participant. At the end of each scene or story was the phrase I hate Breakup or some variation. It was okay but that's all I can really say. I hope the next book is better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pasta Imperfect: A Passport to Peril Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Maddy Hunter
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInearny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The discount travel package to Italy seemed like a great deal: Emily Andrew could lead her globe-trotting Iowans on the trip of a lifetime and bring her family to boot. Maybe she should have read the fine print… Sharing their itinerary with a group of hyper-competitive aspiring romance writers is just a prelude to more Machiavellian drama than an Italian opera. But the real killer is a contest sponsored by a publishing house - and the depths to which the dime-novel divas will plunge to win a book contract.

    Beatrice says: "Pasta Imperfect"
    "Pasta Imperfect"
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    I really don't have a lot to say. As far as plot goes, this is a recreation of the first two books. The only difference is the location. I couldn't finish this book and will not get another one in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    Feeling jilted and cross, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in the pretty village of Fryfam, where she hopes good fortune and true love will come chasing after her. Unfortunately, her romantic notions are soon dispelled by the strange goings-on in the village. What are those strange lights in Agatha's back garden? Who is stealing paintings and pottery? And who murdered the local squire? Agatha's nose for trouble leads her into a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail, and dangerous liaisons....

    Beatrice says: "Great Book"
    "Great Book"
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    I love this series. I only wish that life was easier for Agatha. She needs a break. I'm hoping for good things to happen to her in future books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whom Dog Hath Joined: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neil S. Plakcy
    • Narrated By Kelly Libatique
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Reformed computer hacker Steve Levitan still gets a thrill from snooping into places online where he shouldn't be. When his golden retriever Rochester discovers a human bone at the Friends Meeting during the Harvest Days festival, these two unlikely sleuths are plunged into another investigation.

    Beatrice says: "Great Series"
    "Great Series"
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    This book is the best of the series so far. Both the characters and the plot are very realistic. I enjoy the realistic way that Steve is overcoming his past and creating a new future for himself. I also like the relationship with his dog. This is a great series and I look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdom of Dog: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Neil S. Plakcy
    • Narrated By Kelly Libatique
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    When his mentor, Joe Dagorian, director of admissions at prestigious Eastern College, is murdered during a fund-raising event, Steve Levitan feels obliged to investigate. He and his golden retriever, Rochester, go nose to the ground to dig up clues, including a bloody knife and some curious photographs. But will Steve's curiosity and Rochester's savvy save them when the killer comes calling?

    Beatrice says: "Great Follow Up"
    "Great Follow Up"
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    This is a great follow up to the first book. It's well written and has a fast pace. I enjoyed it immensely. I will listen to the next book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In Dog We Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Neil S. Plakcy
    • Narrated By Kelly Libatique
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    After a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking, 42-year-old Steve Levitan has returned to his home town of Stewart's Crossing and taken a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. While walking around his gated community, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester. When Caroline is shot and killed while walking Rochester, Steve becomes the dog's temporary guardian. Together, these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline's death.

    Danielle says: "A Cute, Fun, Mystery, Especially for Dog Lovers"
    "Well Written and Entertaining"
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    This is a realistic and entertaining story. The characters and plot are believable and engaging. Rochester of course is the star. The narrator was okay. He didn't add to the story nor did he take away from it. I plan to read the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Most Likely to Murder: A Susan Lombardi Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Carole B. Shmurak
    • Narrated By Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    What high school class has a 32 year reunion? A class whose president has left the country, whose vice president is dead, and whose treasurer is in the Witness Protection program - in fact, Professor Susan Lombardi's class from Count Basie High School. Susan has misgivings about revisiting her hometown: she's leery of seeing her former high school sweetheart, now a high tech millionaire, and reluctant to get involved in a battle between her squabbling brothers.

    Terri B. says: "A Wonderful Cozy Mystery!"
    "Quick Read"
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    This is a quick and entertaining read. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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