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Beatrice

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Vampire Dawn: Vampire for Hire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By J. R. Rain
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (227)

    Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened: an attack that changed her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now, in Vampire Dawn, Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet.

    Donna says: "Good story but too short"
    "Good but very short"
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    This is a good book but it is very short. There are a lot of thing in this book that could have been discussed more. Like Sam's new relationship with Detective Hanner, her relationship with Fang and Kingsley and about her son. I think that's the difference between male and female writers. female writers spend more time on relationships. However short it is a good book and I look forward to the next.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • French Pastry Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Leslie Meier
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class.

    Beatrice says: "Another Visit with Lucy and the Gang"
    "Another Visit with Lucy and the Gang"
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    I have read all of the books in this series and I'm always impressed with the fresh storylines that Leslie Meier creates for Lucy. This was a very good story. I especially enjoyed the backstory and the political intrigue. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Body in the Bouillon: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Katherine Hall Page
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Minister's wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House - an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well-heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat's flu-depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face-first into a bowl of Faith's hot and savory boillon.

    Beatrice says: "Entertaining and Quick Read"
    "Entertaining and Quick Read"
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    This was an entertaining and quick read. The mystery had a few nice twists and turns. Faith gets involved in another mystery and this time gets to go undercover. This is a fun addition to the series. I hope the rest of the series becomes available on Audible so I can listen to them as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff Penalty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Annelise Ryan
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her.

    Beatrice says: "I love Maddy Winston"
    "I love Maddy Winston"
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    This is a great series. I love Maddy and her imperfect life. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fleur de Lies: Passport to Peril, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Maddy Hunter
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When intrepid travel agency owner Emily Andrew-Miceli takes her band of tech-savvy seniors to France, they say "Bonjour" by cruising down the Seine River. Along for the ride are a colorful cast of cruise-goers, including four sales reps who are the creme de la creme of the cosmetic industry and a group of morticians looking for a little joie de vivre as they sort out business conflicts. But once a guest is found dead along Normandy's famed Alabaster coast, Emily bids adieu to the hopes of a fatality-free trip.

    Beatrice says: "The Best in the Series"
    "The Best in the Series"
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    This was the funniest and most engaging of the series. The story is well written with funny characters and twists and turns to keep the plot moving. The interesting tidbits about the places in France and the poignant World War 2 stories added substance to the fluffy nature of the story. I would love to travel with Emily and the Iowa seniors. They are funny and entertaining. I hope this isn't the last book in the series. This book is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Walled Flower: Victoria Square Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lorraine Bartlett
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (10)

    If Katie Bonner's late husband hadn't invested all their savings in the craft fair Artisans Alley - which Katie is now responsible for keeping in the black - the Webster mansion could have been hers to remodel. For years she dreamed of renovating the old place on Victoria Square into a bed and breakfast. Now that dream belongs to another young couple.

    Beatrice says: "Entertaining and Enjoyable"
    "Entertaining and Enjoyable"
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    This was very entertaining book. I enjoyed the characters and plot. I look forward to the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killerwatt

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharon Woods Hopkins
    • Narrated By Sharon Woods Hopkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Banker Rhetta McCarter's ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt, and her closet-drinking husband. But after one of her mortgage clients dies in a mysterious car accident, she stumbles upon evidence of a terrorist plot to wipe out the entire Midwest power grid. No one believes her - not the FBI, local law enforcement, nor her husband. Rhetta convinces her assistant, and loan officer, Woody, a former Marine, to help her stop the attack.

    Beatrice says: "This book was not for me"
    "This book was not for me"
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    This book was not for me. I didn't like the subject matter so I stopped reading early into the book. Maybe I will pick it up another day and enjoy it. That being said, I didn't want to give it a negative rating. I do think the a professional narration would make it better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnie of Evidence: A Passport to Peril Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Maddy Hunter
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Emily Andrew-Miceli, travel escort extraordinaire, and her husband, Etienne, are leading a merry band of globetrotting seniors on a tour of Scotland's highlands and islands. In addition to the usual haggis tasting and kilt shopping activities, Emily has organized a high-tech scavenger hunt - her own version of the Highland games that soon turns into all out clan warfare. When one feuding team member is found dead, Etienne - a former police detective - suspects an allergic reaction.

    Beatrice says: "Great Book"
    "Great Book"
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    This was another funny and entertaining addition to a great series. Emily is back with her Iowa seniors and Etiene. Jackie skipped this trip, which was fine with me. I would love to take a trip with this group and be a part of the fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death of an Outsider: The Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By M.C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or more accurately, has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth.

    Beatrice says: "Death in the Highlands"
    "Death in the Highlands"
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    This is a well written book with the right balance of humor and mystery. Hamish runs into murder and a group of eccentric characters in another Highland village. Hamish has some personal growth and I look forward to seeing how this affects his relationship with Priscilla in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Perfect Wife: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Hamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a hand basket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London - with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges, the diabolical Scottish mosquito, descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow.

    Beatrice says: "A Pleasant Trip to Lochdubh"
    "A Pleasant Trip to Lochdubh"
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    This was another very good book set in Loch Duh. Hamish is a good cop and I'm glad he fiannly got some credit. I am also happy the Priscilla is beginning to see Hamish for the man he is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Toured to Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hy Conrad
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy's Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. Amy still has reservations about partnering up with her mother. But both women, having lost the men in their lives, need a fresh beginning.

    Beatrice says: "Interesting Mystery"
    "Interesting Mystery"
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    This is a very good mystery. I enjoyed the characters and plot twists. Also the story itself is unique and well written. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that sometimes it was hard to follow and I found myself going back because I thought I missed something. I also did not like the narrator.She did good with the foreign accents but her New York accent was stale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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