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Sandi J Wilson

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Houston TX | Member Since 2001

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  • 17 reviews
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  • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1670)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (825)

    Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "FABULOUS FIND"
    "FABULOUS FIND"
    Overall

    I'm not sure what I was looking at on Audible to find this book & author, but was it ever my lucky day!! This book is so fun and the narrator is terrific, too. I download my books on CDs and listen to them in the car. I sat in the car in my garage (not running of course, did not want to become one of Kyra's next characters) listening to the final disc and couldn't wait to rush up here and write a review.

    Rest assured, I will put all of her books in my wish list.

    I truly think her books are right up there with the Women's Murder Club novels by James Patterson and I adore him.

    Thanks, Audible, for another great female author who writes exceptionally fun and entertaining books.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Wanna Get Lucky?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Deborah Coonts
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    When a young woman plunges from a Las Vegas tour helicopter, landing in the Pirate’s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle the 8:30 Pirate Show, almost everyone wrote her off as another Vegas victim. But Lucky O’Toole, the wise-cracking Head of Customer Relations at the Babylon, the newest, most over-the-top mega-resort on the Strip, smelled a rat.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "THE REAL LAS VEGAS"
    "THE REAL LAS VEGAS"
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    Having lived in Las Vegas for 28 years and worked in casinos the whole time, Deborah Coonts grasp of the casino life is beyond reproach. She keeps my attention from the first word to the last and I can't wait for her next book. I started listening to her books because I am so fond of her husband's UFO books and now I am delighted to say I love them both. Renee Raudman is one of the best narrators I have heard on Audible. She makes you feel as though you are really there. I wish she would narrate more of the books to which I listen. You won't be disappointed if you listen to this series. It is fast paced and fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer: Books 1 & 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mike Wells
    • Narrated By Sue Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Seventeen-year-old Rachel is crazy about Kurt, but she's not sure the feelings are mutual. When his parents invite her and his best friend on a family vacation in Aruba, they encounter a strange object on the beach. Kurt disappears. He begins communicating in bizarre ways that shake his family to the core. Rachel realizes that he's stuck between worlds...and she's the only one who can bring him back.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "FUN AND REFRESHING BOOK FOR EVERYONE!"
    "FUN AND REFRESHING BOOK FOR EVERYONE!"
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    I had no preconceived notion about this book but I was captivated from the start. This is a book that can be listened to and enjoyed by any age group. Share it definitely with your teenagers. I don't want to give away any of the details of the book as I don't want to ruin it for the listeners but it was one of those books you can't wait to see what happens next. It was great from beginning to end.

    It never ceases to amaze me the depth of Mike Wells mind. He can write about anything and do it in such a way that you wonder how one man can have that much knowledge about so many things.

    The narration in this book by Sue Sharp is also right on. A good narrator brings a great writers' words to life so that you believe you are right there sharing every moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drive-By Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mike Wells
    • Narrated By Mark Torres
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    In this explosive psychological thriller, Allen and Cynthia Hunt are a well-educated, upper middle-class San Francisco couple who experience the ultimate domestic nightmare. A deranged, seedy truck driver barges into their lives, blackmailing Cynthia into becoming his "drive-by" wife. Billy has led a lonely, bleak existence on the road and has always dreamed of "having him a beautiful, lovin' woman to come home to". Unable to go to the police, Allen and Cynthia desperately try to fight off the twisted stalker, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

    Gypsy Wife says: "Good Try, Misses the Mark"
    "THRILLER TO THE END!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Drive-By Wife the most enjoyable?

    The narrator. This narrator made you feel like you were right there eavesdropping.


    What other book might you compare The Drive-By Wife to and why?

    The plot of this book was so unusual and fascinating, it is in a class of its own and not comparable to another book.


    What about Mark Torres’s performance did you like?

    As I said in my first comment, his narration is outstanding. I hope he narrates more of Mike's books.


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

    Get set for the RIDE of your life.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a totally devoted fan of Mike Wells. I can't wait for his next book to be on Audible. If you haven't listened to any of his books, definitely try this one first. I guarantee you will want them all like me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in the 11th House: A Starlight Detective Agency Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mitchell Scott Lewis
    • Narrated By John Lescault
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Murder in the 11th House is the first novel in the mystery series that introduces a unique character in the annals of detective fiction. Astrological detective David Lowell gets involved in a new case thanks to his daughter, a young defense attorney who believes that a murder suspect is innocent. A judge has been murdered in a New York City parking garage, and Joanna “Johnny” Colbert, a tough and mouthy bartender, is accused of the crime. Lowell’s daughter, Melinda, believes that her client has been wrongly accused.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "THE STARS WILL TELL"
    "THE STARS WILL TELL"
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    If you could sum up Murder in the 11th House in three words, what would they be?

    Astrological detective masterpiece!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder in the 11th House?

    I can't tell as it would reveal too much about the story.


    Which character – as performed by John Lescault – was your favorite?

    The Astrologer of course!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to get his next two novels and listen to them. I have been fascinated with Astrology since I was a child - typical Leo. I wish I could get my chart done by the writer LOL.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lust, Money & Murder: Books 1, 2, & 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mike Wells
    • Narrated By Sue Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (87)

    Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy.

    Parajunkee says: "Great Mystery!"
    "WORTH THE WAIT"
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    Would you listen to Lust, Money & Murder again? Why?

    Most definitely! I was anxiously waiting for this book to be on Audible as I am spoiled to listening rather than reading. The wait was not in vain! From the first word of the first disc, it had my rapt attention.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Mike Wells writes such an intriguing plot he kept me enthralled from the first word till the last. All I could think was how much research had to go into writing this book because the things that happened were so detailed and accurate. I felt like I was experiencing a whole new World.


    What does Sue Sharp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reason I prefer audio books is because the reader makes you feel like you are there like a little mouse in the corner or a fly on the wall, eavesdropping.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, there was a very moving part in the book that made me cry happy tears but I'm not going to divulge it as it would give away too much and the next reader needs to have my same experience without me ruining it for them.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Audible is smart enough to get more of Mike Wells' books in audio. I will buy them all and will recommend them to my friends. I love Audible and am very spoiled to listening to my books. I really feel like I am there.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Allison DuBois
    • Narrated By Allison DuBois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    The inspiration for the hit television series Medium, Allison DuBois now brings listeners into her psychic experiences in We Are Their Heaven. Recalling her communication with spirits who have touched her over the years, she reveals that the dead are trying to reach their loved ones all the time, not because they're bound to us, but because we are their happiness, we are their heaven.

    Geff says: "The real thing"
    "WAY TO GO ALLISON!"
    Overall
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    Allison's audio books are so much better because they are narrated by her and you really feel what she is saying with true meaning.

    So much of what she says happens after death and her connection with spirits, I truly wish I could get a session with her.

    I hope she writes more books after her travels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Glimpse of Evil: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (285)

    Professional psychic Abigail Cooper is about to discover that some cold cases are better off dead....

    As the FBI's newest civilian profiler, Abby Cooper is using her powers of intuition to help solve a backlog of the bureau's cold cases. But when she's the only one who's convinced that several separate cold cases are related, she'll have to call on every intuitive bone in her body before she's the one put on ice.

    Daylaha says: "The best yet"
    "PLEASE DON'T QUIT WRITING ABBY NOVELS"
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    I enjoy ALL Abigail Cooper, Psychic Detective novels. Each one just gets better and I can't wait for the next one. I am so glad to see her relationship with Dutch proceeding. These novels have just enough suspense and action, without being gory.

    I am truly sad that Vision Impossible is her last Abigail Cooper novel, or at least the last one Audible has. Hopefully, Victoria Laurie will read her reviews and see that WE WANT MORE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (553)

    Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Must Read!"
    "Kyra's Most Avid Las Vegas Fan"
    Overall

    Once again Kyra has kept me in suspense and laughter until the very end. Once I start to listen to one of her books, I can't wait to hear it all and yet, I don't want it to end. It's like she can't write books fast enough for me to listen to.

    I LOVED this book and I love the fact she brings back all the main characters each time giving her books continuity.

    Please keep writing, Kyra. Thanks for using your talent so well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (101)

    In this rollicking tale, best-selling author Dixie Cash - author of My Heart May Be Broken but My Hair Still Looks Great - sets Salt Lick's own sleuthing cosmetologists on a collision course with the Big Apple. On an all-expenses-paid trip to a New York PI convention, the Texas Tornadoes hope to do some serious shopping. But that's before they stumble across a serial killer.

    Julia says: "Silly but Decent Plot"
    "Compliments from a Texas Girl"
    Overall

    I could not stop laughing while listening to this book. I didn't want it to end. I know there is another one out as I went on Lone Star Audio to check. I sure hope Audible gets this one and real soon.

    Please don't stop writing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Heart May Be Broken, But My Hair Still Looks Great

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin are two of the sassiest hairdressers in Salt Lick, Texas. But these two spunky ladies do more than spice up the do's of their gossipy patrons. They also moonlight as the Domestic Equalizers, P.I.s with the best hair in the Lone Star State. Not ones to turn down a juicy assignment, Debbie Sue and Edwina get involved in a case of missing horses.

    gwen says: "Laugh your A## Off"
    "Compliments from a Texas Girl"
    Overall

    This review is really for all 3 Dixie Cash books I've read so far. These are so funny, they are what I call, "be careful or you will have to change pants" funny. I really LOVE these books and can't wait to download the one after this that I have purchased. My days are so much more fun and my smile is even brighter than before when I am listening to one of their books. I don't want them to end and can't wait for the next one, which I hope is forthcoming. Being a Texas girl misplaced into Nevada, I love hearing books that sound like home.

    Please keep up the good work and keep writing. I love all the characters so keep bringing them back, too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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