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Annie

Gainesville, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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  • Stormwalker: Stormwalker Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Allyson James
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (189)

    Half-Navajo Janet Begay possesses extraordinary power that is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she's caught in the storm's evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can't seem to touch with her powers. He can wield fire and not get burned, and Janet's never sure where he goes when they're not together.

    Vicki says: "Gods, Goddesses and Harleys"
    "Good Series"
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    Where does Stormwalker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a good story and I look forward to the next one


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    coyoto I like the trickster.


    Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

    It was a good performance


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Fudge or Not to Fudge

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nancy Coco
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Life is sweet for Allie McMurphy, proud owner of Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop on Mackinac Island - until murder and deception leave a bitter taste. . .Mulch Ado About Murder With summer in bloom and tourists afoot, Allie is out walking her pup, Mal, when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. For the successful confectionaire it's only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest.

    Ronna says: "Too many bones in the mulch!"
    "Who knew Fudge could be so interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to To Fudge or Not to Fudge the most enjoyable?

    Well in the second book it was nice to see how Mel was contributing to finding all the body parts. I won't spoil it for anyone but I just love that little dog. Also I love see how she work with both love interest this time. I also love how Jenn got involved also. Her Mother brought more to the story as well I do hope we get to learn more about her parents in the future. The killer oh wow didn't see that one coming at all so it was nice to get stumped till the end.


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

    Did a great job.


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

    When her mother broke down and shared with her about her dad and her feelings about the island and it people on there. I think it was a growing experience for them both. Also when both men kissed her. It's nice to see that even the plan girl can get attention.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy the last 2 books and look forward to seeing more. I think it would be great to see her go through a winter on the island and I look forward to seeing were that goes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder of a Needled Knitter: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Denise Swanson
    • Narrated By Christine Leto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    School psychologist Skye Denison has been waiting forever for her happily-ever-after with police chief Wally Boyd. But her bliss threatens to unravel on the very first day of their luxurious honeymoon cruise, when Skye becomes convinced that she has glimpsed her mother on board! Surely even momzilla May wouldn't have manipulated Wally into booking the same trip that her knitting group is taking...or would she?

    Annie says: "Skye and Wally do it again"
    "Skye and Wally do it again"
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    If you could sum up Murder of a Needled Knitter in three words, what would they be?

    I have enjoyed all the stories and I love how the story this time was outside there home. I have to say it was nice to see Skye's Mom put in her place by Wally. I think she is to hard on Skye. I think the getting to see Skye and Wally interact more in the story was nice. The mystery was good and keep me guessing but I really look forward to seeing what happens when they get back home.


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

    Yes but not as much as enjoying watching the couples become closer friends. I think it was nice to see Owen get more involved and also the interaction of Jed her Dad input. Wally was so laid back that it was nice to see him have faith in the women.


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

    She did a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    I really look forward to the next one. I enjoy these books they nice and cozy I love how all the members of the story are evolving and I hope to see more and even new ones added to them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Delicious Death: An Orchard Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    In this latest Orchard mystery, amateur sleuth Meg Corey takes a bite out of crime.... Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out of cooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using local foods - great news for city girl banker-turned orchard owner Meg Corey. Yet when one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in a farmer's pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. And Meg soon discovers they may have a locally grown killer on their hands.

    Annie says: "Great Cozy Read"
    "Great Cozy Read"
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    What did you love best about Red Delicious Death?

    I love how the relationships are growing. I also love the new people added to the story. I think the story was good it didn't end the way I thought it would. I love the relationship with Meg and Seth but also see it taking a turn. You have to get to book to find out how.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How everyone comes together to help with the restaurant. I also like how we are left wondering about the end of the book and wanting more.


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

    I have enjoyed her a lot.


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

    It was very relaxing to listen to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed this series and I recommend it to anyone who likes cozy stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rotten to the Core: An Orchard Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Spring has come to Meg Corey's apple orchard—and it's quickly becoming a killer season. Just as she's getting the hang of managing the two-hundred-year-old orchard she's inherited, the dead body of a local organic farming activist is found in her springhouse. And the only thing that's sprung is a murder accusation - against her...

    Annie says: "Another Great Cozy Orchard Story"
    "Another Great Cozy Orchard Story"
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    What did you love best about Rotten to the Core?

    I love the way the friendships are growing and the adding of new people. I also love how Meg is changing. I also love the slow pace of the relationship of meg and Seth. The story was very good as well. I have never knew so much went into farming.


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

    It was a good story but I did enjoy the first one more but it did keep me going and I wanted to see it through and was glad I did. I recommend it to anyone who loves cozy stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Meg woke in the hospital wanted to see Seth first. I think it made an important to her feelings toward him. I also think it was the turning point to the story of who done it.


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

    I actually did listen to it in one day. I think it is a great story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series so far and Shelia does a great job at writing this series I do hope all of them will be up for sale soon. I see only 6 of them are I do hope the last 2 will be up soon. I have already gotten the next 2 and listening to 3 now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Bad Apple: An Orchard Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (32)
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    (32)

    Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land - and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer.

    Erin E. McLaughlin says: "Bad Boston Accent"
    "Wonderful Cozy Orchard Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Bad Apple to be better than the print version?

    Yes I actually it enjoyed it


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

    She did a wonderful job.


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

    I enjoyed the friendships that started in the books and I look forward to seeing were they go. I also love the information we learn about remodeling and orchard. I think the story it was great as well. It keep me going.


    Any additional comments?

    I so look forward to the future books. I love to see the relationship and friendship grow more. I also like to see how the orchards bloom. I recommend this series to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sofie Kelly
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these felines. When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect.

    Linda says: "Promising "Cozy" Series"
    "Magical Mystery Worth a Listen"
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    Would you listen to Curiosity Thrilled the Cat again? Why?

    Yes it was very interested I enjoy the all the of the characters and I love the small town feel of the story. This series reminds of Heather Blake's series. I really looking forward to getting to know them all in the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kathleen, Maggie and of course the cats.


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

    She does a great job I have always enjoyed her I do hope she does the next books in this sereis


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is a wonderful series for anyone to listen to. I was little surprised at the ending but that is how I like them. I suggest this one to anyone. I have already downloaded the next 2 and hope the 2 after that are loaded up soon.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life in Brunswick Stew: A Cherry Tucker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Larissa Reinhart
    • Narrated By Erin Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Cherry Tucker’s in a stew. Desperate and broke, Cherry and her friend, Eloise, spend a sultry summer weekend hawking their art at the Sidewinder Annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. When a bad case of food poisoning breaks out and Eloise dies, the police brush off her death as accidental. However, Cherry suspects someone spiked the stew and killed her friend. As Cherry calls on cook-off competitors, bitter rivals, and crooked judges, the police get steamed while the killer prepares to cook Cherry’s goose.

    Shaynalyn says: "Super Poor Narration"
    "Another Great Southern Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Still Life in Brunswick Stew the most enjoyable?

    The relationship between all the family and members of Cherry's love life. I also like how this takes a twist and turn.


    What other book might you compare Still Life in Brunswick Stew to and why?

    Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery) they seem a lot alike.


    What about Erin Clark’s performance did you like?

    Great Performance I enjoy listening to her


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

    When she realizes her friend is dead. Also when she realizes that Luke is keeping her a secret from his family. I do have to say in this book I am more of a Todd fan.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story and I really hope the next one comes to audio soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait of a Dead Guy: A Cherry Tucker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larissa Reinhart
    • Narrated By Erin Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge - but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject.

    John S. says: "Audio the way to go here!"
    "Great Southern Story"
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    Would you listen to Portrait of a Dead Guy again? Why?

    Oh yes I have enjoy the story and look forward to next one. I enjoy southern stories.


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

    Yes it did and I actually enjoyed getting there it was nice to see the heroine was perfect made it better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she almost lost it in the bar when Todd started singing about her. It was funny. Also all the hot scenes between her and Luke.


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

    oh yes and I did


    Any additional comments?

    I really suggest you try this book. If you are looking for a good story and some humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Anne Bishop
    • Narrated By Alexandra Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (733)

    After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

    RabidReads says: "Without equal"
    "Didn't think it could better and it did"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Murder of Crows to be better than the print version?

    First I am not always a big fan of other world books but in the first one I was hooks. I started it and could stop I was captured but all the events happening in the book. I also like all the new people added to the store. I also like how the relationship between Meg and Simon are growing. I do believe allowing us to see that are more things more dangerous that the others was good also. This book was full action and nonstop things that it was hard to find a place to pause. The story behind Montgomery and the new man in his wife life left me wanting to know more I hope we get to see more of that in the next book. Also were Simon gets the feeling they need to follow the stranger at the end it left us wanting more. I do look forward to the next book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Tess, Vlad, Simon, Meg, and Sam. I am starting to like Burke as well. I am not sure about Nathan but he is growing on me. I have to say my favorite is Henry the Bear he is so laid back and the ponies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have to say when Skippy brought the mouse to Meg to play with.


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

    When Jane vision of the Honey comes true that was so wonderful to see her get some peace.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Divas and Dead Rebels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Virginia Brown
    • Narrated By Karen Commins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    The bestselling Dixie Divas mystery series continues! Trinket and her pals are, once again, caught in the middle of a murder scene... "Professor Sturgis is dead. What I'd thought was an untidy pile of clothing tumbling out of the closet turned out to be a professor with whom Bitty had just quarreled that very morning."

    Annie says: "Southern Humor with a twist."
    "Southern Humor with a twist."
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    Would you listen to Divas and Dead Rebels again? Why?

    I actually came across these just by chance but I decided to give Dixie Divas a try and I was hooked. I have never laughed so hard in my life. My husband would actually ask me what so funny I wouldn't realize I was laughing. The relationship between Bitty and Trinket is one the best older women relationships I have heard in a while. Let's not forget the sexy men in the book Jackson Lee and Kit. I love how these relationships have progressed in the books. The trouble all the divas seem to find there self in is so funny. If you are going through a bad time or just need something to lighten your world I suggest these books. I really did enjoy them and hope the fifth one will be on audio soon. Oh one more thought I just hope my relationship with my husband is as much fun as Trinkets parents is.


    What about Karen Commins’s performance did you like?

    Oh she is awesome with her story telling


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

    Anytime Trinket thought Bitty was in trouble she always put her own fears aside and went to help her. Also the way the relationship between the couples is growing.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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