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Delia

MORGANTOWN, WV, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 25 reviews
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  • 32 purchased in 2014
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  • Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (122)

    Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash is a rollicking Texas mystery debut jam-packed with humor - and a heaping helping of romance to boot! Down in Salt Lick, Texas, a lot of folks got sass, but beauty salon proprietor Debbie Sue Overstreet has a bit more than most.

    C. Cole says: "OK"
    "Be warned, NOT a cozy... tons of foul language."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This author could have eased up on the foul language and taking God's name in vain. It's a shame because I would have enjoyed this series but as it is I won't be listening to any more.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dixie Cash again?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story wasn't bad.


    Any additional comments?

    A wolf in sheep's clothing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death of the Couch Potato's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christy Barritt
    • Narrated By Christa G. Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Welcome to Boring, Indiana, home to patio cookouts, homeowner dues, carpeted lawns, and neighbors so welcoming they're dying to meet you - literally. City slicker turned suburbanite housewife Laura Berry isn't taking well to life in her new neighborhood. She moved to follow her husband's dream, and now she can't tell if she's clinically depressed or just bored half to death. But Boring becomes anything but when Laura discovers her neighbor Candace Flynn face up on a sofa with her hand buried in a snack bag.

    Delia says: "Great new series"
    "Great new series"
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    What did you love best about Death of the Couch Potato's Wife?

    This is a true cozy with no foul language or compromising situations. I thought the characters were realistic and I'm looking forward to the next one.


    What other book might you compare Death of the Couch Potato's Wife to and why?

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder


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

    Family entertainment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatally Frosted: Donut Shop Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jessica Beck
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Brand new from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck! Fatally Frosted, Book 2 of the Donut Mysteries! When a nosy woman from town is found dead with a donut clutched in her hand, the whole town is abuzz. Even after the police clear Suzanne's treat of suspicion, no one believes that the donut didn't kill her. In order to keep Donut Hearts open for business, Suzanne must find the killer before her donut shop dies, too!

    Delia says: "I really enjoyed these books!"
    "I really enjoyed these books!"
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    If you could sum up Fatally Frosted in three words, what would they be?

    A true cozy. The book is clean and has a good pace to it. I liked the characters and am excited for the next installment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Case of the Roasted Onion: Casebooks of Dr. McKenzie, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Claudia Bishop
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Meet the McKenzies. On their farm nestled in upstate Trumansburg, New York, veterinarian Austin McKenzie and his wife, Madeline, keep themselves busy looking after a variety of ailing farm animals and pets in poor health. But while they may be able to mend creatures great and small, they have yet to find a cure for murder.

    deirdra says: "It was ok"
    "Good Book"
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    Where does The Case of the Roasted Onion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Upper middle.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Madelyn, she's full of calm and reason.


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

    No bathroom breaks.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book but you have to pay close attention because of all the characters, it's easy to lose track of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misery Loves Maggody

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Joan Hess
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (12)

    Maggody Police Chief Arly Hanks is all shook up when she hears that her mother collapsed during a pilgrimage to Graceland and is in a Memphis hospital. Another member of the tour is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony. A prominent Maggody citizen stands accused of the murder. Arly's suspicious mind tells her to snap into action--it's now or never--before the touring residents of Maggody are returned to sender ... in a hearse.

    Kathleen says: "Funniest Yet!"
    "Choppy and hard to follow."
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by C. J. Critt?

    Not sure.


    Was Misery Loves Maggody worth the listening time?

    It wasn't a bad story but it did not flow at all which made it difficult to follow as well as frustrating at times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Zuiker
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (1004)
    Story
    (1002)

    Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

    Jacqueline says: "Lighthearted Mystery--Easy Listening"
    "Gruesome by my standards."
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    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is interesting & I wanted to continue listening but it was a little vivid for my taste.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat, the Wife and the Weapon: A Cats in Trouble Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Leann Sweeney
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    When quilter Jillian Hart returns to her lake house in Mercy, South Carolina, she discovers her friend, Tom, is missing-and his estranged half-brother has moved into Tom's house. Jillian doesn't trust the guy, especially since he allowed Tom's diabetic cat to escape. When police officers find Tom's wrecked car with a dead stranger inside, Jillian is determined to find out what happened to Tom-before someone else turns up dead.

    Linda says: "LOVELY COZY MYSTERY"
    "Fun little listen."
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I downloaded this to listen to while cleaning. It's was easy to follow & turned out to be my favorite of the series so far. I liked getting to know some additional characters while not 'leaving town' to do it. This book gives us some insight into Tom which, up to now, had been lacking.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moving Violation: A Chloe Boston Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Melanie Jackson
    • Narrated By Melissa Strom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Hope Fall's greatest detective is stuck in parking enforcement because, at 98 pounds, 5 foot nothing, she will never be able to pass the department's physical exam. But with the aid of her dog, and her writer's group, Chloe may just be able to solve Hope Fall's first homicide and impress the new chief of police.

    Anne Roberts says: "Fun mystery, poor editing"
    "Difficult to listen too...."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?


    Would you recommend Moving Violation to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, the narration is poor. Between the speed of the talking and lack of tonal change between characters I found it very difficult to follow. Tried to finish this book several times but I just can't get through it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Slower narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carrots: Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Colleen Helme
    • Narrated By Wendy Tremont King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

    Dr. says: "Fantastic story and flawless audio! Get it!"
    "Interesting listen with a twist, great!"
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    If you could sum up Carrots in three words, what would they be?

    This is a great cozy, I can't wait for the next installment. The story and characters are easy to follow and the narrator is perfect and does a wonderful job.


    What does Wendy Tremont King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Wendy does a fantastic job reading this book, she nails every inflection and switches characters seamlessly.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat, the Mill and the Murder: A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leann Sweeney
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night.

    Linda says: "SURPRISED AT THE GREAT STORY LINE."
    "Great cozy!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cat, the Mill and the Murder the most enjoyable?

    I love these books, they are true cozies, no foul language, etc.


    What other book might you compare The Cat, the Mill and the Murder to and why?

    The entire series is great, just start at the beginning. : )


    What aspect of Vanessa Johansson’s performance would you have changed?

    It really brakes the flow of the audio to hear "I said", "he said", "she said" so often.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Blaize Clement
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (284)

    Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

    CoastalKate says: "Incredible"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter the most enjoyable?

    The author does a great job building the characters so you relate to their thoughts and emotions.


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

    The story is steady, believable and consistent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked lots of scenes in this story, I don't think I can choose just one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I hadn't planned to listen to it all at once but it ended up that way. It is one of those books you can't put down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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