You no longer follow Beatrice

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Beatrice

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Beatrice

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2017

1680
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1179 reviews
  • 1269 ratings
  • 1158 titles in library
  • 93 purchased in 2018
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
187

  • Cat About Town: Cat Cafe Mystery Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Cate Conte
    • Narrated By Amy Melissa Bentley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business - and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she's inspired to open a cat cafe. But little does Maddie know that she's in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who's come to town?

    Dulce says: "Unoriginal"
    "Meh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a formulaic cozy mystery. The characters are flat but the plot is ok. However , I didn't relate to the characters. I might get the next one to see if it improves.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burn Bright

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1776)
    Performance
    (1650)
    Story
    (1653)

    Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate. They go where they are needed, handling problems in werewolf packs throughout the country. But this time the danger is closer to home, as an enemy armed with witchcraft threatens Charles and Anna's own pack.

    ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) says: "You cannot trust anyone it seems."
    "3 and a half"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is different from the previous books in the series. The focus is on the wildlings and starting a new story for future books. I'm not sure how the series will develop from here but I'll tune in to find out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jaye Wells
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (494)

    The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch. The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Solid start to a new series..."
    "Not for me "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I couldn't get into this book and did not finish it. I won't get another one in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rose Hill: Rose Hill Mystery Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Pamela Grandstaff
    • Narrated By Erin deWard
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Nestled at the foot of Pine Mountain, Rose Hill has one traffic light, one patrol car, and one cold-blooded killer. When rich and rotten Theo Eldridge is found bludgeoned to death in the local veterinary clinic, Rose Hill police chief Scott Gordon is forced to work with ambitious county investigator Sarah Albright. Unfortunately Sarah seems more interested in seducing Scott than in solving the crime. Scott's crazy about Maggie Fitzpatrick, but she's still grieving over the mysterious disappearance of the love of her life.

    Beatrice says: "5 Stars"
    "5 Stars"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm so glad I gave this book a chance. Rose Hill is an entertaining mixture and small town romance. All of the characters are fully fleshed out and engaging. The mystery is interesting with lots of plot twists. I really enjoyed this story and look forward the next book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure in Exile: Palmyrton Estate Sale Mystery Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By S.W. Hubbard
    • Narrated By Janelle Tedesco
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After her husband's plane goes down in a WWII battle, a poor nurse becomes the wealthiest widow in town. And she never leaves her mansion for 70 years. When estate sale organizer Audrey Nealon enters the Tate Mansion after the widow's death, she discovers nothing's been changed since the day the house was built. Why did the heiress and her maid eat canned soup and read used paperbacks surrounded by magnificent art and antiques? Why were the house and its contents bequeathed to a small local charity?

    Beatrice says: "10 Stars"
    "10 Stars"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book has raised the bar for cozy mysteries. The story is multidimensional with a complex plot and several plot twists. The characters are fully fleshed out and engaging. 5 stars is not enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dying for a Dude: Laurel McKay Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Cindy Sample
    • Narrated By Alyx Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Laurel McKay agrees to perform with the Sassy Saloon Gals during Hangtown's annual Wagon Train parade, her greatest fear is a wardrobe malfunction. Before she can lace up her corset, a 150-year-old skeleton turns up on her grandmother's property. Did Laurel's great-great-grandfather murder his mining partner? Gran insists not and wants Laurel to prove it.

    Beatrice says: "I'll pass "
    "I'll pass "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read the first couple of books in this series and enjoyed them. This one not so much. The characters were flat and the story predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron: Matchbaker Mysteries Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. L. Syme
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Small towns and gossip go together like flaky crust and sweet pastry cream. Between the police scanners, the coffee ladies, and the senior center, no secret is safe for long. But Vangie Vale wants nothing more than to stay under the radar...especially the police radar. So when her new bakery is linked to a murder investigation, nothing will stop the gossip mill from connecting her to the dead body. Can't have that. 

    Maggie says: "A delight!"
    "I couldn't finish it "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I bought this book by mistake but chose to listen to it anyway. The characters are flat and stereotypical. The plt is slow and drawn-out. I won't get another book in this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Battered Body: Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellery Adams
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    There's big trouble in Quincy's Gap when the "Diva of Dough" arrives to bake the wedding cake for Milla and Jackson's Christmas Eve wedding. The Diva, a celebrity television chef and cookbook author, is Milla's younger sister. And while her cakes are delectably sweet and incredibly beautiful, the Diva makes enemies wherever she goes. When one of the Diva's enemies decides to take her out, and Deputy Lucy Hanover finds the famous chef's body covered in cake batter, the Supper Club members find themselves up to their necks in suspects.

    Beatrice says: "Excellent "
    "Excellent "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thi is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. The characters and plot are incredibly well written. Karen White does a great job as narrator. I wish there were more books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Of Spice and Men: Pancake House Mystery Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sarah Fox
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After all, the crew loves Marley's crêpes - so much so that Christine, the head makeup artist, invites her on set for a behind-the-scenes tour. But when Marley arrives, the special-effects trailer is on fire...with Christine inside.

    Beatrice says: "Good"
    "Good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Of Spice ad Men is a good cozy mystery that I enjoyed. The characters and plot are well written. I look forward to the next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Burned: The Wolf Wars Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By H. D. Gordon
    • Narrated By Rachel Dulude
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Rukiya Moonborn is a slave, a werewolf whose master forces her and many others to fight to the death for the entertainment of the wealthy. Named "Dogs" after the lesser beasts, wolves like Rook live short, violent lives. The masters dangle the illusion of hope in front of the Dogs by insisting any wolf who survives 100 fights in The Ring can win his or her freedom. Rook is on her 18th fight against the West Coast Champion - the biggest she-wolf anyone has ever seen. As if this weren't enough, Rook finds a wolf pup who is destined for slavery as a Dog and helps the child escape. 

    Beatrice says: "Not for me"
    "Not for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This might be an ok book, but I didn't like the characters or the world created.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affliction: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Beth Gutcheon
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The New York Times best-selling author of More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage, and Death at Breakfast delivers the second installment in her clever romp of a mystery series combining social comedy and dark-hearted murder - a novel set at a girls' boarding school in a picturesque Hudson River town with more than its share of secrets.

    Beatrice says: "Better than the last"
    "Better than the last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this book much more than the first book. Maggie and Hope are engaging and intelligent. I liked the fact that the portrayal of the investigation was realistic and lasted over many months. The characters are fully fleshed out and believable. Beth Gutcheon does a great job creating a mystery that seems to come out of newspaper headlines.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.