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  • Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide, and to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns. Annie also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of her clients has died. The police believe his death was suicide, but Annie believes he was murdered.

    KarenB says: "Enjoyable story, annoying narration"
    "Great story, but didn't like the narration"
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    Living in San Francisco, I did enjoy listening to a victorian mystery that takes place in that amazing City. the story was very entertaining and it wasn't too obvious who did it. At some times, the author is trying to hard to emphasize the "independant woman" tag line.
    I only gave the performance three stars as I was very annoyed by the different voices the narrator tried to attempt. The main character, although strong and independant, has a very irritating breathy and high pitched voice. It reached a point where I almost stopped listening and switch over to the Kindle book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Up

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1094)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (587)

    All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight...and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs...if she gives him everything he wants.

    Sharee Sorenson says: "Love Stephanie Plum"
    "Loved it!"
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    What did you love best about Seven Up?

    I loved this book, just like I loved all the previous ones. Stephanie Plum is a character I can totally identify with. She isn't perfect and stumbles from one mishap to another. All characters in these books are lovable, even most of the villains.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Also love the fact that, although there is a certain pattern, there area always some surprises waiting.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I was first a bit hesitant to try out a new narrator. C. J. Critt was such a perfect Stephanie and Lorelei King is Kay Scarpetta in my head. But I have to say that Lorelei did a fantastic job and I was very impressed by all the different voices, although I think she overdid Grandmother a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, perfect entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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