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sonia

Have a Boomerang Millenial Daughter. We like her, she likes us so, nice to have her back. Both my Husband and I are Proud USN Veterans.

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  • Taken in Death: In Death, Book 37.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (1478)
    Performance
    (1314)
    Story
    (1326)

    Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

    Patricia says: "Was she in a hurry?"
    "Love all In Death, this was too contrived, boring."
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    What disappointed you about Taken in Death?

    I own and love the entire In Death series, listen to them over and over again. Taken in Death, feels too contrived and almost like Robb, just wanted to give us a novella, any novella. I did not enjoy it at all. Tried to re-listen but couldn't.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Listening to Stied Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. If J. D. Robb published more often, I'd listen to them.


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

    The BEST NARRATOR OF ALL. I can use my imagination even more, for a more complete story experience.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taken in Death?

    I wouldn't have published it. I love Eve, Roarke, Gallahad and the whole gang but was extremely dissapointed with Taken.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for next In Death!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy: A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Heather Blake
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    When magical florist Harriette Harkette decides to throw a lavish eightieth birthday party for herself, she hires Darcy's Aunt Ve's personal concierge service, As You Wish, to plan the soiree. But turning eighty isn't all Harriette is celebrating-the Floracrafter has recently created the midnight black Witching Hour rose, the first all-natural rose of that color.

    Melanie J. Luther says: "Witchy and loving it!!"
    "FUN &INTERESTING"
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    Story

    I really enjoyed the storyline. I must say Coleen Marlo has improved greatly. Most characters had very distinct voices. I am getting restless with Darcy and Nick ' s relationship. Enough already!!! The ending was great, so it's on to the next story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Takes a Witch: A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Heather Blake
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder.Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them.

    Susi says: "fun, clean mystery"
    "Lots of fun!"
    Overall
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    This was a departure for me. I took a chance according to reviews and am very pleased with my choice. I shall echo all other reviewers in stating that it is an entertaining and happy listen. At times I had difficulty distinguishing between characters but Ms. Marlo did a fine job. Now it's on to the next book in this series, which according to reviews, is even better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three to Get Deadly

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (908)

    Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back. The brassy babe in the powder blue Buick has been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, gone no-show for his court appearance. Once again, the entire One for the Money crew is in action, searching for Mo, tripping down a trail littered with dead drug dealers, leading Stephanie to suspect Mo may be in over his head.

    Teresa Lang says: "Thee to Get Deadly"
    "HYSTERICAL AND A GOOD MYSTERY"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    My husband was wondering what the hell I was listening to. I laughed out loud often. He'd look at me and I would have to replay that part of the story, he agreed, it was funny. The Narrator was perfect for the main and secondary characters. I kept putting off Stephanie Plum, I am savoring every bit of her crazy life now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No One Lives Twice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Julie Moffett
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    "I'm Lexi Carmichael, geek extraordinaire. I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I've never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella. Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared."

    Sally says: "Delightful!"
    "entertaining , funny"
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    I throughly enjoyed this book. it was light and is to listen and to hear all the goofy plot line . my only complaint is on the mispronounced word, hadn't . the reader always mispronounced as hat-ent . it made me cringe everytime. other than that, I really enjoyed it . it reminded me of Lucy and Ethel's crazy antics.made me laugh more than a few times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweetheart: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (183)

    When the body of a young woman is discovered in Portland's Forest Park, Archie is reminded of the last time they found a body there, more than a decade ago: it turned out to be the Beauty Killer's first victim, and Archie's first case. This body can't be one of Gretchen's - she's in prison - but after help from reporter Susan Ward uncovers the dead woman's identity, it turns into another big case.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Another average mystery from Cain. Meh....."
    "I found another author ."
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    I'm always apprehensive about using a credit wasted many a credit on a new to me author. I am very pleased with Chelsea Cain. between my local library and Audible, I am beginning to listen to number 3 in the series. I had always loved listening to Carolyn McCormick. When she stopped narrating for James Patterson, I stopped purchasing his books. Carolyn adds to any book, her voice is very easy to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1248)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (936)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "I enjoyed it"
    Overall
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    It could have been shorter but I still enjoyed it. Characters were likable, a bit long winded. Narrator did a fine job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Alan Smyth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (1315)
    Story
    (1305)

    With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape - by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.

    Margaret-Ann says: "Narration is terrible"
    "NARRATOR"
    Overall
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    Great story but I have to agree with my fellow reviewers, did not care for narrator. It was very difficult going from Katherine Kellgren to this narrator. I am hoping Susan Ericksen, who I love from the In Death series, does better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Troubles and Treats

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (136)

    Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives - well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren't on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack, and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.

    Dianne says: "Definitely Worth The Credit!"
    "Hysterically funny"
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    What made the experience of listening to Troubles and Treats the most enjoyable?

    The writing. It's hard to find a great story, that combines family, friendship and humor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Troubles and Treats?

    Both pepper spray incident. Humor is always wonderful. I laughed through most of the story.


    What aspect of Romy Nordlinger’s performance would you have changed?

    I've always heard that drama is easy and humor, that everyone will find funny, is hard.


    If you could take any character from Troubles and Treats out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The only complaint I have is, that I had a hard time distinguishing different characters. The narrator has a pleasant voice but rarely changed her voice to suit the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I have to listen to all of Tara's books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shame on Me: Fool Me Once, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (117)

    Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband’s gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed.

    Shelley Cerda says: "Funny..."
    "This is escapism."
    Overall
    Performance
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    This series is light, easy and fun . Not everything we read must be serious. There's no moral story, it's taking your brain out to lunch! We all need that from time to time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1927)
    Performance
    (1629)
    Story
    (1633)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Mel says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Long but enjoyable."
    Overall
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    I agree, it was longer than it needed to be, but I did enjoy it. Some found fault with switching from the 70's to present time but I didn't mind. It was nice to learn how the women intersected all those years ago and to find out who was the lady in the white hat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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