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  • Murder of a Botoxed Blonde: A Scumble River Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Denise Swanson
    • Narrated By Christine Leto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    A health spa complete with tofu turkey and "Dress for Sexcess" lectures is the last place school psychologist Skye Denison wants to spend Thanksgiving. But when her best friend Trixie Frayne convinces her to take a complimentary weekend at the new Scumble River Spa, Skye accepts her fate and prepares to be slathered, wrapped, and roasted - until a murder ruins the good time.

    Beatrice says: "A new spa means a new murder in Scrumble River"
    "First Time Disappointed"
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    This is the first time I have been disappointed in an Audible book. I've read Scumble River Mysteries in the past but this one just didn't catch my attention, which I attribute to Christine Leto's reading (her voice "bothered" me) more than the story. Also, the story is not one of Denise Swanson's best!

    Whether I am reading or listening to a book I expect it to grab me in the first chapter. I know it can take a bit more for a good book to establish a story but generally it must reach out and pull me in right away. This one does not!! Add that to the fact that it seems to get worse as it goes along--well, I stopped listening after the third chapter.

    It's true, this is the first time I have been disappointed in an audiobook so I guess that is a good track record.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies That Bind: A Bibliophile Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (71)

    Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright returns home to San Francisco to teach a bookbinding class. Unfortunately, the program director, Layla Fontaine, is a horrendous host who pitches fits and lords over her subordinates. But when Layla is found shot dead, Brooklyn is bound and determined to investigate - even as the killer tries to close the book on her for good.

    Ursula says: "Disappointed"
    "Great Series"
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    I have been reading and listening to each of the books in this series and have not been disappointed in any of them. They seem to get better as the author goes along, but maybe that is true of most writers. When I am reading or listening to a book with an involved plot, a moving subject or just bogging down, I stop and pick up one of the bibliophile mysteries and instantly feel lighter and more entertained. I hope Kate Carlisle never stops writing this series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judge & Jury

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante is closing in on the notorious mob boss "The Electrician", when the scheduled sting goes spectacularly awry. Two FBI agents are dead, the boss is wounded, and Pellisante vows the Electrician's next move will be from a jail cell.

    Julie says: "Judge and Jury"
    "Thank You Joe Mantegna"
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    This is a good story with typical Patterson energy and excitement. The award, however, goes to Joe Mantegna who narrated so effectively that after a chapter or two I forgot there was only one person reading! Characters stood out and their individual feelings and personalities became familiar. Mantegna never seemed to forget which character was speaking. It made me chuckle at the thought of him changing costumes for each one.

    All in all, Patterson seldom disappoints and in the case of Judge & Jury, Joe Mantegna makes sure of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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