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Bonnie

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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2526)
    Performance
    (2269)
    Story
    (2270)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "NOT funny"
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    A NY Times reviewer said, "Comedy heaven.... This divinely funny, many-faceted novel...leaves convention behind”. All I can say is HUGH? Was the reviewer on the sauce or something stronger?

    The daughter sounds like a spoiled two yr. old and not an intelligent 15 yr. old. Bernadette does not sound like a brilliant architect who managed to find a place to stay in Antarctica. In reality, they should have committed her. Only, dear old Dad sounds real, although not gallant. The premise was lame. In short, the book might be okay for papering a cage.

    It MIGHT have been funny if written from Bernadette’s point of view but I doubt it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Ice Cold Grave: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1192)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (544)

    Called to tiny Doraville, North Carolina, Harper investigates the disappearance of several young boys. After finding them buried in a secluded wood, it becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer is stalking the town's children.

    A User says: "Cant wait till november!"
    "Depressing"
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    I truly liked Charlaine Harris and this series, until now.

    This book totally turned me off because it is DEPRESSING because of the child abductions.

    Then the book took a left turn with Tolliver, the brother. Totally unnecessary and a distraction.

    This could have been an excellent book in a very good series. The idea of the dead communicating from the grave was a great start to a new kind of paranormal experience in books.

    I'll try the next book BUT I'm not so sure that I will stick with the series. There are a LOT of buts...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Savage Run: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (324)

    An Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, and Barry Award winner, C. J. Box delivers the second pulse-pounding installment in his critically acclaimed series. While investigating a string of bizarre murders, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is forced to flee across treacherous terrain with a deadly tracker on his trail.

    Kelly says: "Box brings the West alive!"
    "On to the next one - it's that good"
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    This series does not disappoint. On to the next one. The series is THAT good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (592)

    C.J. Box’s Open Season is a rare debut mystery that “immediately sets itself apart from the crowd” (Booklist). This thrilling novel stars Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming who finds his life in danger after he looks into a murder investigation and discovers a conspiracy involving an oil pipeline and its threat to an endangered species.

    Bob says: "The start of an adventure!"
    "Right up there with the Longmire mystery Series"
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    Game warden not sheriff. WY the only similarity. Content story FANTASTIC. Have to read the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Darien Gee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband's affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. And Frances Latham eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China - unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

    Bonnie says: "Sentimental like "The Notebook""
    "Sentimental like "The Notebook""
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    Sentimental like "The Notebook" but did not leave me wanting more. As our heroine points out scrapbooking is for everyone from the business that wants to tell its story to the individual who wants to leave the family memories. Underneath those basic needs is a heartfelt story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (683)

    After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

    RabidReads says: "Without equal"
    "Even better than the first book"
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    I want more. This does not cry sequel but I want more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Enchanted Eclair: Magical Bakery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Bailey Cates
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    When Hollywood invades Savannah's historic district to film a Revolutionary War movie, magical baker Katie Lightfoot and her witches' coven, the Spellbook Club, take a break from casting spells for casting calls. One of the witches snags a part as an extra, while Katie's firefighter boyfriend, Declan, acts as on-set security. Katie and her Aunt Lucy decide to stay out of the action, but after the movie's "fixer" fires the caterer, the Honeybee Bakery comes to the rescue, working their magic to keep the hungry crew happy.

    Bonnie says: "I want more in the series"
    "I want more in the series"
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    I want more in the series. It is just plain old fun to read and very light hearted despite the witches or maybe because of them. Good mystery series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4295)
    Performance
    (2826)
    Story
    (2834)

    Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

    Susan says: "I love this series.."
    "Fun book"
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    My daughter recommended this book BUT then she said, "it is my vampire porn". That ALMOST prevented me from reading this. It ended up to be a very good recommendation and NO porn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3077)
    Performance
    (2082)
    Story
    (2085)

    Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

    Deborah says: "Blood Bound"
    "Just TOO"
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    Too many characters. Too drawn out. Too boring. I wanted tell the author to "Just Get On With It." Not as good as the first book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the House: Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (131)

    Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she's having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house's paranormal charm. The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project.

    Beatrice says: "Very enjoyable"
    "More than one type of competition"
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    Fun book that I would recommend.

    The new owners of historic Bernini House want to return it to its original state and make it into a haunted Bed and Breakfast. They have heard about Mel’s special gifts in communicating with the dead and are hoping that she can convince the ghost family to stay. Although Mel has met Annabelle, one of the children (ghost) that lives in the house, she has competition for the job. Avery Builders is also going to bid on the job.

    The catch is that both Mel and Josh Avery have to spend the night in the home to win the project. Whoever stays the longest wins the job. Graham, Mel’s boyfriend, doesn't like the idea of her spending the night with Josh and decides to join her. Both competitors end up with an entourage at the house because no one wants them to be alone with the ghosts.

    However, that problem all goes by the wayside when a body is discovered in the well. Mel tries to convince Annabelle to tell her what happened but isn't getting any answers. Instead the haunting becomes more menacing and Mel finds herself as a suspect in the murder.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Bolt: Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (146)

    Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time, general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners, who insist on sticking around-along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops. The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty.

    LaurelOlivia says: "Easy listen"
    "And who will be murdered next?"
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    I highly recommend this series if you like paranormal mystery.

    The main character, Mel, a general contractor, is interesting and quirky. However, she wears frilly clothes to the job site even though she has “overalls to wear over them if she needed to crawl through grime”. (Please, that is a little over the top.)

    She has taken over Turner Construction from her retired dad and is surrounded by a warm non-traditional family and steadfast friends who add to the interest of the story.

    Every house has problems during a renovation, but this one has the additional problem of Jim Daley, the owner, who insists on living in the basement apartment with his family while the renovations occur despite the fact that his wife is against it.

    There are spirits residing in Cheshire Inn. Mel has dealt with spirits on other jobs but this one is different. When cantankerous neighbor and former resident of Cheshire House, Emile Blunt, is found dead, Mel believes there is a link between the murder and the spirit. Although she understands the risk, Mel, must find a way to coax the ghosts to move on and out of Cheshire House while finding out who killed Emile.

    There is also a sub plot involving Jim’s wife that adds to the mystery and intrigue as well as a female police investigator that has her eye on Mel's dad as a suspect for Emile's murder.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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