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Melody

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  • Witchful Thinking: A Jolie Wilkins Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Jolie thinks she’s seen it all, but life continues to spring surprises. The latest shocker? She’s just been crowned Queen of the Underworld. Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.

    Melody says: "Need to start with the first book"
    "Need to start with the first book"
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    This book is a good example of why you should start a series with the first book. The story is good but it would be much better and I would be more inclined to give it 5 stars if I had been able to start with the begining of the series. I would suggest to any one who has not read the first 2 books to hold off on buying this until Audible can get them added to their library.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Steamed: A Gourmet Girl Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jessica Park, Susan Conant
    • Narrated By Kim McKean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The perfect mystery for readers with an appetite for crime. Food connoisseur Chloe Carter is on a quest for the perfect meal and man. That's why the "Gourmet Girl" accepts an online date with "Dinner Dude". Too bad he's murdered in the restaurant. Leave it to Chloe to fall in love with the chef, who's also suspect number one.

    V says: "Fun Story, Sorority Girl Narrator"
    "One of the worst narrators"
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    I listened to the first 3 of books hoping the narrator would get better but no such luck. Sadly, I will not be finishing this series. The story\plot line were fairly good but Kim McKeans stilted and stiff reading killed any enjoyment I could have had. I listen to a lot of books while I'm at work so light reads like this one work out well for me. However, this one does not. If they change the narrator from book 4 moving forward I might finish the series but I won't hold my breath.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (466)

    Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

    G. House Sr. says: "Better and Better"
    "Great Book!! Great Series!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas to be better than the print version?

    I havn't read the printed version. I don't really have time to read which is why I get the audio books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all of Kyra's characters in this series. They work so well in the story and off of each other. Kyra does an amazing job with this series.


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

    Unfortunately, no. Or at least not yet. I am sure that I will and I am equally sure that she will be able to do as well on other books. Her voices for the characters are very believable.


    If you could take any character from Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    All of them. I would love to just sit back and listen to them go at it with each other!!


    Any additional comments?

    I am really happy that Kyra made the leap and published her book by herself. I am a major fan of this series and was very saddened to hear that her publisher had dropped her. I hope that she can continue to bring Sophie and her friends to us again and again. If you are a first time reader\listener I definately recommend this series!! I am always telling anyone who will listen about this series and I hope I have added to her fan base. Keep up the good work Kyra because some of us are are rooting for you and Sophie!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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