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M.K.

I love a good mystery

Woodstock, IL USA | Member Since 2009

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  • 30 purchased in 2014
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  • The Highway

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By C.J. Box
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (207)

    When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

    Lorrie says: "No, No, No!!!!"
    "I love this author and I hated this book"
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    Usually I love C.J. Box's books in fact I pre-ordered it, but I hated the story very raw for me, I would not recommend this book. I am 70 years old maybe, I prefer a little less violence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Chill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joanne Fluke
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The moment Marian Larsen sees the patrol car stop outside her house, she feels a shiver of foreboding. The news is even worse than she feared. Marian's husband and young daughter have been in a snowmobile crash. Dan is paralyzed and Laura is dead, her body broken on the icy ground...with a chilling secret. Friends and colleagues in Marian's Minnesota hometown rally around to try and ease her grief. But soon there are more horrible accidents. Then the rumors start - that these are not coincidences at all, that someone is picking off victims one by one.

    M.K. says: "I thought this book would be a cozy mystery"
    "I thought this book would be a cozy mystery"
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    I was expecting another, cozy mystery by Joanne Fluke-she is noted for writing such titles as the Devils Food Cake Mystery oh boy, was I wrong. Starting with the daughter is killed in a snowmobile accident and it just gets worse, I just kept listening thinking it would improve,it just got sad. I have to say if you are expecting that kind of mystery you would be so wrong.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Critical Mass: VI Warshawski, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    V. I. Warshawski’s closest friend in Chicago is the Viennese-born doctor Lotty Herschel, who lost most of her family in the Holocaust. Lotty escaped to London in 1939 on the Kindertransport with a childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. When Kitty’s daughter finds her life is in danger, she calls Lotty, who in turn summons V. I. to help. The daughter’s troubles turn out to be just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets, and silence, whose origins go back to the mad competition among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb.

    S. Sarabasha says: "POWERFUL"
    "Usually I love Sara Paretsky, disappointed"
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    I am sorry this one was a disappointment, too much historic information and less of a good mystery,maybe next time?? I enjoy the fact that these stories take place in Chicago, which is very familiar to me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (582)
    Story
    (576)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Amanda says: "SHOCKED!"
    "Scary but good book"
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    The book is not for the faint of heart, very well written and scary but I could not stop listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Cookbook Conspiracy: A Bibliophile Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Susie Berneis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Brooklyn has always been a little obsessed with food, but it was her sister, Savannah, who became a chef, graduating from the prestigious Cordon Bleu school in Paris. She and her classmates all went on to successful careers, but none of them achieved culinary superstardom like Savannah's ex-boyfriend Baxter Cromwell. When Baxter invites the old gang to participate in his new restaurant's gala opening, in San Francisco, Savannah asks Brooklyn to restore a tattered cookbook as a present for him. Shortly after receiving the gift, Baxter is found dead, with Savannah kneeling over him, bloody knife in hand, and the rare cookbook has disappeared....

    Leslea says: "I love Brookyn!"
    "I loved this book"
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    I only wish more of her book were available on audio. Narrator was excellent as well as the story was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble: Miss Julia, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (38)

    Best-selling author Ann B. Ross cooks up a batch of fun in this latest novel in her popular series. With a crisp bite in the air, Miss Julia is enjoying a well-earned respite by her new fireplace. But autumn leaves aren’t the only things falling: James, Hazel Marie’s housekeeper, has had a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him - not to mention a husband and two babies - when she barely knows how to boil water?

    M.K. says: "Not her usual best!"
    "Not her usual best!"
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    Would you try another book from Ann B. Ross and/or Cynthia Darlow?

    I have all of the Miss Julia books that are available on audio-the main story line seems to be a collection of recipe's this is not what I expected and I am disappointed!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I love cozy mysteries, I wish audio books more of them.


    What does Cynthia Darlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything, she is a wonderful narrator and brings life to the story.


    What character would you cut from Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble?

    The recipe's, not any of the characters, I wanted more of the story line.


    Any additional comments?

    Very Disappointed!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dana Bate
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, DC, lives in a great apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for graduate school and an academic career just like her famous parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler: to cook. When her relationship implodes, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and starts an underground supper club out of her new landlord's townhouse.

    M.K. says: "It was stupid."
    "It was stupid."
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    What would have made The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs better?

    Not buying it in the first place, if that answers your question.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dana Bate again?

    NO


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    ok


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

    I don't think so.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (296)

    Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all...Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.

    julianne says: "So disappointed"
    "I Hated this book!!!!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An interesting plot


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly ’s story?

    The whole book was disappointing, not at all like Janet Evanovich's usual books.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei King?

    Love her as a narrator


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Like it Hawk: A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Donna Andrews
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by the town's sudden notoriety as "The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail". The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and all employees have evacuated - except one. Phineas Throckmorton, town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict him, and may succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.

    Amazon Customer says: "Hurrah! Meg Langslow finally in audio!"
    "hated it!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I just did not like it at all-I am a big audio book listener.


    Has Some Like it Hawk turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No just this one was boring.


    What aspect of Bernadette Dunne’s performance would you have changed?

    all of it


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Some Like it Hawk?

    I would not even try


    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Up

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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.

    Michelle says: "Finally an amazing Narrator"
    "I love all of Janet Evanovich's books"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, everyone needs a laugh and she does this with style.


    What about Lorelei King???s performance did you like?

    She makes the book come alive


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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