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ChihuahuaMomma

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  • The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense: Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (261)

    >Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in. But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking. When a colleague - a woman who resembles Goldy - is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu.

    ChihuahuaMomma says: "BEST book in the entire series."
    "BEST book in the entire series."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense the most enjoyable?

    Great story. The book kept my attention from the beginning to the end. Love this series but the author really went the extra mile with this one.
    I enjoyed the "puzzle" within the story, the review of history for the main character and the way it was all tied up in the end.
    BY THE WAY....SPOILERS......SO HAPPY with how this book ended. I for one have been waiting for this to happen in the storyline for a long time. Great way to bring it about.
    Very touching.....I laughed....then I cried (with joy) for Goldie.


    What other book might you compare The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense to and why?

    Perhaps this is comparable to the book (can't remember the title of the specific book in the series) in which Goldie's first husband the JeRK was murdered.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Toss up between Marla and Goldie. Love em both.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end. SPOILERS.....the end was such a wonderful surprise and sweet gift the author gave us. Such a great way to end the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it or listen to it especially if you have read prior books in the series. This is the BEST one thus far. Thank you Diane Mott-Davidson for this one!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cop Town: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (154)

    Atlanta, 1974: It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind (and a brother and uncle already on the force) - a strategy meant to isolate Kate and Maggie from the action.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Outstanding, Gutsy Crime Novel Read by a Master"
    "Cop Land is another great for Karin Slaughter"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cop Town the most enjoyable?

    The way the story grabs you and throws you back in time and keeps you there. I found myself loving some of the old catch phrases from "back in the day"..."Hey Mamma!" I love the character development and evolvement. At times the story had me so involved I got angry at certain characters and wanted yell.....Simply put Karin Slaughter can take me to 1970's era Atlanta GA anytime and it is always a great trip!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The time and place setting for the storyline. It was like getting in the TARDIS with Doctor Who and going back to 1970 in the deep "at times ugly" south. I grew up in this place and time so I can tell you she got it just right.


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

    Yes. The author can write a great book but if the person reading it isn't talented, it can turn the book to poo. Kathleen Early takes a good book and turns it into a great book and a treat to enjoy. However this time she took a great book and made it supreme.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Policewoman in Atlanta during the early 70's


    Any additional comments?

    Simply put, it's a great read (listen). If you have enjoyed the William Trent series, you will love this book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (176)

    A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

    Michele says: "Great Book"
    "Supernatural mystery"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has a little something for everyone. Ghosts, suspense, dirty politicians, cults, Nazi want to be groups, sex, romance, murder and feel good family reunions.....


    Would you recommend Phantom Evil to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recommend it to anyone that likes romantic mysteries and supernatural suspense


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Desserts: Savannah Reid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By G. A. McKevett
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (193)

    Finding herself in over her head with a case involving a politician's infidelities, Memphis-born karate expert Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid is told that she must turn in her badge because she is overweight.

    S. Droski says: "Confusing title for a great book"
    "Great book to start a series."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Just Desserts to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the written edition of this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    An interesting assortment of characters. I liked that the main character is from the south and she is proud of her southern roots. She is smart and sassy with a taste for chocolate.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Savanna pretends to be a drunk woman looking for her cheating boyfriend as a ploy to get into the apartment of an escaped prisoner.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Southern comfort meets southern California


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to character development and meeting all of Savanna's family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4033)
    Performance
    (2309)
    Story
    (2325)

    Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!"
    "Great Beginning to a GREAT series"
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    If you could sum up Naked in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Dallas, Roake, Fireworks


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It is hard to answer this because I have listened to this book so many times! I have either listened to or read all books in this series and I go back to this book and listen to it so I can compare the characters started out and how they have evolved. As I recall yes, the first time I read (listened) to this book, I was unsure what was going to happen next.


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

    I can not imagine listening to a book in this series without her reading it! She is great. I have listened to other books she has read and she one of my favorite readers/performers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The first time Eve and Roake met...you could just tell that there were gonna be fireworks between them.


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT book, great series. Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb has taken two characters and given them friends, family, and built a future world we are all able to see through their eyes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1607)
    Performance
    (1357)
    Story
    (1362)

    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....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "One of the best in the Will Trent series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Criminal to be better than the print version?

    As the director of a clinical research company, I don't have time to read for pleasure. I listen to audio books while traveling either by auto, plane or train. For this reason, I am unable to compare a written version to an audio version.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The vivid description of how women were treated in the workplace back in the 1970's and especially in the south, in an all male workforce was great. I really felt as if I were taken back in time. I live close to Atlanta so all the landmarks and politics were spot on. I was told stories of how businesses were back then and this book really does tell it how it was. Also, I thought this book brought much needed background to the Will Trent chacracter. It was a book I didn't want to end. I could have listened to ten more hours......maybe more,
    I was so pleased to see that Will could find happiness with Sarah. Both are loveable and deserved to find one another. Hate to say it but the next book should be about Will investigating his wifes murder.....I think that will be the only way he will be able to let go of the pain she continues to cause.


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS WITH WILL TRENT, SARAH LINTON, FAITH MITCHELL AND AMANDA WAGNER IN THEM.....PLEASE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Cat Bounce

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good who-done-it?"
    "Down East Maine at it's Best!"
    Overall

    This is the first book in a series with each book a great stand alone. The author creates great storylines along with sidebars of humorous home repair perils. Makes me want to visit up north!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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