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Beatrice

Houston, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Buffalo West Wing: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.

    Beatrice says: "Different than the others"
    "Different than the others"
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    This is one of the best books in the series. But, only because it is a bit more realistic than the others. Ollie doesn't spend a lot of time stepping on the toes of the secret service. She had her own problems to deal with in her department. I'm sure the next book will have her back in the middle of things but I did enjoy this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on Devil Ray Reef: Jesse Stoker Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Philips
    • Narrated By Carol Dines
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    While diving on Jesse Stoker's boat, Cassandra, a local radio personality awaiting contract with extraterrestrials, disappears. Stoker considers her a hoaxster, but allowed the charter because the bank is ready to repossess his vessel. Cassandra's body is found three days later, but the M.E. finds she's only been dead for five hours. Once it's known that Stoker filled her tanks and she died from oxygen poisoning, he becomes the prime suspect.

    Beatrice says: "This book was a mistake"
    "This book was a mistake"
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    This book was a mistake. The characters were one dimensional and uninteresting. I wasn't able to get into it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Reaction: Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Belinda Frisch
    • Narrated By Julia Farmer
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore's routine shift takes a startling turn when she answers the call she was never meant to hear - a call to a crime scene where her sister, Sydney, is the victim of an apparent overdose suicide. The evidence says otherwise. In the midst of a heated divorce, motive implicates Sydney's soon-to-be ex-husband. While the police focus on the single lead, Ana makes her own discovery.

    Beatrice says: "Reminded me of a soap opera"
    "Reminded me of a soap opera"
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    This reminded me of General Hospital. Several characters from different walks of life all entangled in a medical drama. The plot is entertaining and filled with twists and turns just like daytime soaps. The plot is advanced by introducing a new chapter. Almost like the abrupt scene changes on a soap. All in all it was a good story and I might read the next in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Smoky Mountain Tracks: A Raine Stockton Dog Mystery, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Donna Ball
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    As a native of the small town of Hansonville, North Carolina,and a wilderness rescue worker, Raine Stockton knows the Smoky Mountains as well as anyone could, but she gave up her Search and Rescue work after a tragic loss. Now she reluctantly returns to active duty to help find a young child who has been kidnapped and taken deep into the forest.

    HL PARKER says: "A wonderful listen - Don't miss this one!"
    "3 and a half maybe a 4"
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    This was a pretty good book. The characters and setting were enjoyable and the ending was very realistic ( I'm not sure if that is a plus or minus). Overall this was an enjoyable book. I felt like the lead character missed a lot of clues before a light bulb finally come on in her brain. I will buy the next book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cold-Blooded Business: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (89)

    A string of drug-related accidents at an oil company's rig in the Arctic Circle forces Kate Shugak to go undercover to scope out a cocaine connection along the TransAlaskan Pipeline. She's out to ID a major deal and shut down his operation. Of course, the deal has other ideas....

    Jan says: "Dana and Marquerite are hard to beat"
    "The best in the series"
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    This book restored my faith in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will get the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpine for You: A Passport to Peril Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Maddy Hunter
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInearny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Accompanying her grandmother on a seniors tour of Switzerland, Emily Andrew had envisioned a vacation straight out of a travel brochure: spectacular scenery, great food, and a classy European hotel, all worlds away from her rural Iowa hometown. But her dream trip quickly snowballs into mayhem when smooth-talking tour escort Andy Simon is found dead. To be sure, Andy was as randy as a mountain goat on Viagra, hitting on every miss - Swiss or otherwise - within striking distance. His constant advances were driving Emily cuckoo - but had someone orchestrated his untimely death?

    Beatrice says: "A very good beginning to a new series"
    "A very good beginning to a new series"
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    This is the first book in the Passport to Peril Mysteries. Emily Andrew is on vacation with her grandmother in Switzerland. Everything that can go wrong does and Emily faces each problem head on. The story is entertaining and fun. I will buy the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Superior Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (133)

    Nevada Barr quickly attracted the attention of mystery fans when her first Anna Pigeon mystery, Track of the Cat, appeared. Now she immerses the intrepid park ranger in a perilous search that will take her far below the waters of Lake Superior. As Anna spends her days patrolling its shores, the surface of Lake Superior fills with tourists. In the depths below lie an ancient ship and the bones of its sailors.

    Charlene says: "Great mystery, totally enjoyed it"
    "It Was Okay"
    Overall
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    My main issue with this book is that it is extremely slow. The characters and plot are interesting but it should have ended sooner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Running on Empty: Main Street Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated By Amy DeLuca
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Though a magnet to tourists looking for some Southern comfort, the small lake town of Sutherton - tucked so picturesquely into the mountains of North Carolina - has had its fair share inexplicable hazards. But when Daisy Griggs siphoned three pints of blood from poor Mrs. Bradenham at the resort's annual blood drive... well, that seemed to take the cake.

    Beatrice says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Very Entertaining"
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    I enjoyed Balzo's Maggie Thornson Mysteries and it looks like I will enjoy this series as well. The characters are smart, funny, realistic and engaging. The plot was interesting and flowed at a natural pace. I hope the next book will be available soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better to Rest: A Liam Campbell Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    A party of hunters stumbles upon a desiccated human hand, a feisty grandmother meets an untimely death in her own kitchen, and the broken remains of a World War II-era transport plane emerge from the face of a calving glacier. It's all in a day's work for Sergeant Liam Campbell of the Alaska State Troopers. And 60 years ago is like yesterday.

    Beatrice says: "I wish there were more"
    "I wish there were more"
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    This is one of the best series of mysteries that I have experienced. Maruerite Gaven is one of the best narrators if the best. She brought all of the characters to life and gave them voices suited to their personalities. Liam, Wy and the supporting characters are rich realistic well developed characters. I'm going to miss them and I wish there waere books to continue their story. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Fatal Thaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow.But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It’s up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer.

    Tracey says: "On Audible at Last!!!"
    "Pretty Good"
    Overall
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    This is a very good story but I don't think I will read anymore in this series. It is always Kate to the rescue. The men in this series seem weak and lazy. As strong and intelligent as Kate is, she seems to be a weak idiot when it comes to the lead male character Jack Morgan. She gives in to him in more ways than one. Kate calls everyone to the carpet and lives her life by her own rules but as a strong female character I find her lacking. Like I said. The story is good. The plot is full of well developed characters. I love the dog Mutt. Ever since I started reading these books I have been wondering if I can move to Alaska and become a wilderness woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell, newly promoted to corporal, is slowly making a home for himself in the remote town of Newenham. Between DUIs and domestic disputes, life is relatively tranquil, until Campbell's girlfriend, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard, delivers a shipment of mail to a remote post office, where she finds the postmistress murdered. The hunt is on for a killer who seems to have vanished into the Bush... Until another victim is found. Chilling connections from the past make the search a matter of life and death.

    Beatrice says: "Gold all the way"
    "Gold all the way"
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    Dane Stabenow gets a gold star for the latest addition of the Liam Campbell series. This story is the best yet. The characters are well developed and plot is fast paced and very entertaining. Stabenow showed her writing chops in this one. I plan to buy and start the next book today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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