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Linda

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  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1592)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1399)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "The language is atrocious."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who like cheap, inarticulate writing.


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich’s story?

    Language and story line is degrading into trivia.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Lorelei King?

    Yes.


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

    No, Janet had lost her edge.


    Any additional comments?

    The last 3 to 4 books are degrading to women and make older people look vain and full of guile.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Half Shelf: Booktown Mystery Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lorna Barrett
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly 20 years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, even though he's led a life of lies.

    Beatrice says: "Very Good"
    "THIS MYSTERY IS GREAT"
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    Story

    The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly 20 years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, even though he's led a life of lies.

    WHAT A GREAT LITTLE COZY BOOK. IT IS PART OF A SERIES OF A BOOKSELLER'S STORE, "HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE". FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS THAT LEAVES YOU EVER READY TO GET BACK TO THE AUDIO. TRICIA, IS A GREAT PROTAGONIST, AND A DETECTIVE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD....SHE BAFFLES ME, THE END OF THE BOOK OPENS WITH A NEW MYSTERY STARTING AS THE OLD ONE IS SOLVED. A WINNING WAY TO KEEP US COMING BACK TO THIS AUTHOR. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT. LORNA BARRETT IS A GREAT AUTHOR AND KAREN WHITE IS A GREAT NARRATOR. NICE WORK LADIES. WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Nose for Hanky Panky: A Granite Cove Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sharon Love Cook
    • Narrated By Stephanie Murphy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It's midnight in Granite Cove and only the sea clams are open. Murder creates havoc in this sleepy New England fishing village and Rose McNichols, reporter for the Granite Cove Gazette, is drawn into the case. Who killed Vivian Klinger, Ph.D., a woman too perfect for mere mortals, a woman who had everything but a sense of humor?

    Suzanne Young says: "Entertaining"
    "GRANITE COVE IS SACRED GROUND."
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    Cook has written a well-developed mystery here. Her characters are believable. How can anyone go wrong setting something in a coastal New England town? It's a pleasant read, particularly for someone not looking for heavy social issues or lots of violence. ROSE, THE PROTAGONIST IS VERY FUNNY (MY KIND OF GIRL) WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS MYSTERY; WHILE THE POLICE TRY TO FRAME HER OLD CLASSMATE, FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.
    1. HAVE YOUR DICTIONARY HANDY OR GOOGLE SPELL DICTIONARY AS YOU WILL NEED IT. I KNOW MOST WORDS, NO ONE EVER SAYS EXCEPT IN BOOKS, BUT SHE CAUGHT ME WITH A FEW NEW ONES. 2. AUDIBLE PICKED THIS ONE OUT FOR ME IN THEIR HOME PAGE, A PROFILE OF MY LIKES. THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB IN PROFILING ME, I REALLY LIKED THE BOOK AND WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND HER AS SHE IS A NEW AUTHOR OR TAKEN THE CHANCE ON HER. AUDIBLE SAID I WOULD LIKE IT AND INDEED THEY WERE CORRECT. TO MY GREAT SURPRISE, I DID.
    YOU SEE I HATE PROFILING, SOUNDS LIKE THE GOVERNMENT. TRUST YOUR PROFILES, THEY ARE ALMOST 100% DEAD ON.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Street of the Five Moons: The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

    Michelle says: "Much better than the first Vicky Bliss"
    "GREAT MYSTERY!"
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    VICKEY BLISS CANNOT GET INTO MORE TROUBLE WITHOUT TRYING THAN ANY HEROINE I KNOW. I LOVE THESE BOOKS BY ELIZABETH PETERS, KEEP YOUR DICTIONARY HANDY..LOVE ELUCIDATE. HER BRAINS AND FIGURE ARE HER MAJOR BANE, AS SO MANY MISTAKE HER FOR AN AIRHEAD AND SHE IS DEFINITELY ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE IQ SCALE; THUS LEADING TO HER MANY QUANDARIES OF A GREAT MYSTERY. CLIVE CUSSLER SHE IS NOT, BUT CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET IN A COZY MYSTERY. ELIZABETH PETERS WRITES A WONDERFUL CHARACTER AND AM COLLECTING THE ENTIRE SET FOR FUN AND KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY. BARBARA ROSENBLAT IS THE NARRATOR SO SHE HAS THE BEST NARRATOR IN THE FEMALE NARRATORS GENRE. NOW OFF TO #3 IN THE SERIES. SO WORTH THE CREDIT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Affairs of Steak: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    White House chef Olivia Paras and her arch nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, must work together to solve the double murder of one of the First Lady's assistants and the Chief of Staff - before they become the next victims of a merciless assassin with a secret agenda.

    Beatrice says: "Best so far"
    "WONDERFUL "CHIEF CHEF" OF THE WHITE HOUSE STORY"
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    THIS NEW SERIES IS REMARKABLE. FULL OF TAUGHT MYSTERY AND GUNS BLAZING WHILE MAKING BREAKFAST, DINNER, AND SUPPER FOR THE PRESIDENT. A BLOOMED CIA AGENT IN DISGUISE AS "CHEF". YOU WILL SIMPLY LOVE THIS NEW SERIES BROUGHT TO AUDIBLE BY AUDIBLE. GOOD JOB, AUDIBLE FOR PICKING UP THIS SERIES. I AM BUYING THEM ALL, TOO GOOD TO PASS UP. WELL WORTH THE CREDITS FOR THE SERIES.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Town in a Blueberry Jam: Candy Holliday Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By B. B. Haywood
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen are killed, Candy must investigate to clear the name of a local handyman. And as she sorts through the town's juicy secrets, things start to get sticky indeed...

    Beatrice says: "This Series Has Potential"
    "A GREAT COZY MYSTERY, TO MY SURPRISE."
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    I TOOK A CHANCE ON THIS ONE, AS I LIKE THE PROTAGONIST AND THE NARRATOR. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, AS AUDIBLE, HAD PICKED IT OUT FOR ME AS A POSSIBLE "BOOK TO MY ECLECTIC TASTE, THEY WERE RIGHT ON. THANK YOU AUDIBLE, I TRUST YOUR GETTING A TASTE FOR WHAT I LIKE, GOOD JOB. NOW YOU MUST FILL IN HER OTHER BOOKS, I AM HOOKED. DELIGHTFULLY READ FROM AN AUTHOR WITH TALENT. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT, BAITING BREATH FOR MORE, OR AUDIBLE YOU MAKE THEM..YOU HAVE A HIT ON YOUR HANDS. I CANNOT READ SO PLEASE TAKE A CHANCE ON THIS GREAT AUTHOR. LAUDS TO AUDIBLE. I KNOW OTHER LADIES WILL LOVE THIS SERIES AS WELL. MONEY, AND YOU HAVE A LADY DYING FOR MORE. THANK YOU, FAMILY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdom: A Fargo Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (563)

    Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series. In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys. Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

    John says: "A great story and set of hero's"
    "Great Adventure"
    Overall
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    This was a good book with plenty of action, non-stop. Great Narrator gets every scene right on the mark. He is one of the best. Well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (339)

    While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.

    Joanna says: "Lost Along the Way"
    "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE"
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    I AM THRILLED WITH THIS STORY, I APPLAUD THE HISTORY RUN, THE CHARACTERS. VALOR AND TRUE TO THEIR CALL, THEY BRING US FROM ONE STRING OF KNOWLEDGE TO ANOTHER, AN EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. IT IS SO WORTH THE CREDIT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ugly Duckling

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (9)

    Nell Calder is the docile, plain wife of a powerful financier. She is content to live in the shadows of his elegant international life. Suddenly one night, at a lavish party, a hit man targets her husband. Nell’s face and body are deeply marred by the same violent hand. But from the ensuing surgery and rehabilitation, Nell emerges beautiful, strong, and bent on revenge. To develop the skills she needs to face her attacker, Nell must conquer her fear and face almost impossible odds.

    Linda says: "REVENGE---WHAT IT IT, GOOD FOR?"
    "REVENGE---WHAT IT IT, GOOD FOR?"
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    WE KNOW THE SONG, BUT LIVING OR PAYING WITH THIS AS A CURRENCY IS A FRIVOLOUS PURSUIT. YOU MUST UNLEARN BEFORE ONE'S LIFE IS ORE IT IS "THE CROSS" THAT LIVES AND LETS YOU FLY "TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD.". ARE YOU ABLE TO CONTEND? IT IS NOT ONE FOR THE TIMID.OF HEAR TED.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1105)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (965)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "GREAT MYSTERY!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Love, King and Maxwell, books. This newest release is a real page-turner, full of excitement and action. The narrators are great and I enjoyed this book, immensely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see herparents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone-maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes awayundamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous game.

    Rosemary says: "A tale with a difference"
    "JAMES PATTERSON IS BACK WITH VIVID NEW CHARACTERS"
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    THIS BOOK IS RIVETING AND DELIGHTFUL. JAMES HAS LEFT UNTOWARD LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS BEHIND AND HAS STARTED TO RELY ON HIS SKILL AS AN EXCELLENT WRITER WITH THE STORY GRABBING YOU AND NEVER LETTING YOU GO. I REALLY ENJOYED THE WONDERFUL STORY LINE, A THOUGHT, OF WHICH IS NOT A COMMON ONE MOST WOULD GRAB AND MAKE AN ENTIRE BOOK OUT TO BE A GREAT ONE. I HAD ALMOST GIVEN UP ON JAMES PATTERSON, AS AN EXCELLENT WRITER AS SINCE HIS TEAMING UP WITH OTHER WRITERS, HIS STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE SLIPPED TERRIBLY. YOU WOULD NEVER TAKE HIS BOOKS ON A FAMILY OUTING OR A LONG TRIP; THIS ONE IS SAFE AND I DO BELIEVE YOU WOULD KEEP DRIVING FARTHER TILL YOU FINISHED IT. IT IS JUST THAT GOOD. MAXINE PAETRO, MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU FOR KEEPING ME SITTING FOR AN ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE BOOK AND IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME WITH A THOUSAND THINGS TO DO. YOU GUYS WORKED WONDERFULLY TOGETHER AND I WILL LOOK FOR MORE OF YOUR BOOKS TO READ AS A TEAM OR AS A SINGLE. WHAT A DELICIOUS STORYLINE!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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