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Bonnie

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  • Just Wait 'Til You Have Children of Your Own!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Erma Bombeck, Bil Keane
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    If you're young, old, or in the middle, get ready to laugh out loud with Erma Bombeck, America's funniest lady. This outrageously witty book proves that humor is the best way to keep on keel - even with a teenager in the house. You've finally figured out what makes your child tick, when one day you wake up to discover a teenager under your roof. Suddenly life is filled with a whole new set of worries.

    Sandra says: "Oldie but Goodie"
    "Disappointment – Terrible"
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    I use to like Erma’s stuff but this was a BIG disappointment. My girlfriend and I both listened to it and we both agreed that it was not very funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Vision in Velvet: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    As soon as Lily opens her recently purchased trunk of old clothes, she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on, Lily sees awful visions from the past. And when the antiques dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death. Then Lily's familiar, Oscar the potbellied pig, disappears. Lily will do anything to get him back - including battling the spirit of a powerful witch reaching out from the past.

    Kenna says: "Can it GET Any Better??"
    "Just plain fun"
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    In this book Lily's "familiar" Oscar is at the center of the plot. He is a potbellied pig and so much more. The books can be read on their own but I highly suggest they be read in order. Ms. Blackwell's books are so much fun that I am already on the second book of her house haunting series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (943)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    linda says: "Cormoran Strike in London's Literary World"
    "Not for the faint of heart"
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    Cormoran Strike is an amazing detective and I love the fact that he has so many physical problems to overcome in his personal life. It makes him more human. I also like the way Robin is developing/growing and I do hope she dumps Matthew who is not her equal and is very pompous.

    I did, however, enjoy “The Cuckoo's Calling” better. This book was too long and detailed and at times it was hard to follow. I sometimes had to go back and do a “re-calculate”.

    The subject matter is not for the faint of heart, squeamish or prudish. It is quite graphic.

    I did not suspect the ending. In fact I had it totally figured wrong but everything tied together. Although it had terrific ending, the book itself was way too long with too many details. To the point I sometimes wanted to scream “get on with it already”.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Weight of Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura McHugh
    • Narrated By Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, Sofia Willingham
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (355)

    The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

    John S says: "Not too bad but you have to pay attention."
    "Slow - boring - but I stuck to the end"
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    The isolation of Henbane in the Ozarks, the helplessness of the characters, and the evil that leaked there could have been so much more but instead the story line was SLOW to the point of boring. I stuck to the end with high hopes but I would not recommend your wasting your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2760)
    Performance
    (2517)
    Story
    (2523)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Dead end"
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    After investing a lot of time into the series I believe the reader deserved more. Was the writer just burned out between the TV series and the books. We, the reader, deserved more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exclusive

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (334)

    Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her—and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime. Stunned by the loss of her infant son, the president’s wife hints he may have been murdered. Barrie sets out to find the truth, fighting for the exclusive story with the help of Gray Bondurant, a mysterious former presidential aide.

    Rurouni says: "Had promise but...."
    "Don't bother"
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    I keep hearing what a great author Sandra Brown is but I will not be picking up another one of her books in the near future if this is an example of her work.

    It had lots of twists and turns but in the end was not realistic. There were also a LOT of unnecessary sex scenes. I ended up skimming a great deal of it and did not feel I missed a thing. In fact I should not have bothered finishing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If Walls Could Talk: Haunted Home Renovation, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (177)

    Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man - and not end up a construction casualty herself....

    Ann says: "DIY murder, that spans the here and hereafter...."
    "Too many characters"
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    This is the start of a paranormal amateur sleuth series filled with ghosts, unknown villains, and a great heroine who works "in the trades". Loved the book and the author but there were too many characters and especially the investors because we did not know who they all were up front. I kept getting them mixed up and had to back peddle. However, that said and is why I gave it a four and not a five, I would recommend the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss and Spell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (203)

    When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she's vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking up another scheme in his bid for power. Anyone who gets in his way disappears--including Katie and her wizard boyfriend, Owen Palmer. Now Katie's under a spell that obscures her true identity, living a life right out of a romantic comedy movie in a Hollywood set version of New York.

    Bonnie says: "Back on track for a wonderful romp!!!!!!!!!"
    "Back on track for a wonderful romp!!!!!!!!!"
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    This is the seventh in the Enchanted Inc. series and I think the last. What a fun romp!!!!!!!!!!!

    I said right along that this series has been a romantic comedy which is lighthearted, magical, and fun. In this book I have been proven MORE than correct. It could be named “On The Sidewalks of New York”. I think there was either a movie or song by that name.
    All I can say once again is read and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Quest for the Wicked: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (224)

    Now that the Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. team has defeated the nefarious Spellworks, the only "competition" in town, Katie Chandler doesn't have much to do as director of marketing, and she's starting to question her role at MSI. Her boyfriend Owen Palmer, on the other hand, is in hog heaven, translating an ancient and powerful magical manuscript. But then he finds that the cryptic text describing the location of an enchanted gem known as the Eye of the Moon has radically changed. This deadly stone gives its holder enhanced power over others and a craving for more power.

    Mary Elizabeth Reynolds says: "A real magical quest!"
    "Keystone Cops Gone Bad"
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    Keystone cops gone bad. It is one lone chase and became very old and very boring very quickly. The only thing good I can say about this book is that Granny is visiting Katie in NYC and she is a riot.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Damsel Under Stress: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (323)

    To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve. At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like Katie has found her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda's timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched by MSI's rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal pal Ari, threatens to expose the company's secrets - and the very existence of magic itself.

    Catherine says: "Fun easy listen."
    "Alice in Wonderland meets Harry Potter"
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    Enchanted Inc. is the third in the series from author Shanna Swendson. This is a fun chick series that is a mystery, an adventure, and a romantic comedy which is lighthearted, magical, and fun.

    There are characters you'll love and remember. The heroin, Katie, is “completely ordinary” in a universe of magic. This is a good thing.

    For adults the series is “Alice in Wonderland” and “Harry Potter” all rolled into one. It is a mystical romp and a fun escape. Read and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Much Ado About Magic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (267)

    Katie Chandler is back in New York and just in time to help Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. with the latest crisis. A magical crime wave is sweeping the city and wizarding whiz Owen Palmer thinks the chaos-causing spells look awfully familiar - like something his arch-rival Phelan Idris would create. When Idris' rogue firm Spellworks starts selling amulets to protect against these spells, Owen's suspicions are confirmed. While Owen and the other wizards scramble to unravel the wicked spells, it's Katie's job as the new director of marketing for MSI to fight the battle of public perception.

    Bonnie says: "Addictive series"
    "Addictive series"
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    Katie is back it NYC and the addiction to the series continues. Enchanted Inc. is the fifth in the series from author Shanna Swendson. This is a fun chick series that is a mystery, an adventure, and a romantic comedy which is lighthearted, magical, and fun.

    There are characters you'll love and remember. The heroin, Katie, is “completely ordinary” in a universe of magic. This is a good thing.

    For adults the series is “Alice in Wonderland” and “Harry Potter” all rolled into one. It is a mystical romp and a fun escape. Read and enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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