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  • Tarnished and Torn: Witchcraft Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (303)

    When Lily arrives at an antique jewelry fair, her bargain sensors go off left and right - but she also picks up a faint vibration of magic. Could the hard-bargaining merchant Griselda be a fellow practitioner? It certainly seems that way when a sudden fire sends panic through the crowd, and Lily discovers Griselda murdered in a way that nods to an old-fashioned witch hunt. A crime that hits close to home turns into an unwelcome flash from the past when the police bring in their lead suspect - Lily's estranged father.

    Marla says: "This Charming Witch Tale is a Good Read"
    "5th Wonderful Book in Series does NOT Disappoint"
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    If you could sum up Tarnished and Torn in three words, what would they be?

    I love every one of the books in this series.

    This was the first of the Witchcraft Mysteries that I listed to as an audio book.
    While it sounded much different than I had been hearing it in my head, I loved being able to listen to the word pictures being presented.

    Each story in this series gives us not only enjoyment but also teaches us without being preachy or dull. I am fascinated by the detail Juliet Blackwell includes in her novels.

    Lily Ivory runs a vintage clothing store, and also offers accessories to complete the vintage look and feel for her customers. She searches high and low to get the best deals and best merchandise to offer her customers, who become dear friends.
    Part of lily's magical powers are to feel the energies of past owners in clothing. In this novel, jewelry takes the spotlight role.
    We also learn more about the mysterious Aiden, the most powerful male witch in the Bay area. As such, he has his share of enemies.
    And we have a rare closer look at Lily's father.


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

    This is a page turner and keeps the reader involved and wondering until the very end.


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

    She has a wonderful, versatile voice.


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

    I wished I could have listened all the way through at one time.
    I know I will listen to and enjoy it again.


    Any additional comments?

    All books in this series by Juliet Blackwell are an automatic MUST BUY.
    I love her Haunted Home Renovation series too, and have enjoyed other books she has written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Double Shot: A Cue Ball Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
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    (28)
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    (28)

    Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

    Trish says: "Such a fun and engaging light mystery!"
    "Second book in Cue Ball Mystery Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Double Shot the most enjoyable?

    I liked the way the narrator differentiated characters with her voice.Especially those lines sounding surprised.It was nice to hear more from characters we met in the first book in this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Double Shot?

    When Jessie as Tessy tries to convince Goldilocks that as a police officer she must take action.Also Jessie's relationship with her mother.


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

    Playing with PoisonEqually enjoyable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Going Dark Undercover


    Any additional comments?

    This can be listened to as a stand alone, but listeners will also enjoy the first book in ths series. It is a light, humorous read about good friends who watch out for each other.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forever Show

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Marcus Damanda
    • Narrated By Jessica McEvoy
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    (8)

    In Mayfield, Delaware, the carnival is in town. Seventeen-year-old Lexi Cartwright, daughter of the local deputy sheriff and leading lady of her high school drama club, expects nothing more from her weekend than a few hours of fun, and perhaps a kiss from Eddie Ross. But for Lexi - and for the rest of the 11th Hour Players - the real monsters aren't in the Pavilion of the Unusuals, and the real terror isn't on the Ferris wheel. It's lurking in the Funhouse.

    Wulf says: "Excellent"
    "What is that in the dark?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forever Show to be better than the print version?

    I loved the audio version. Her voice could not have been better.


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

    It was dark and twisted.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica McEvoy – was your favorite?

    My favorite character changed throughout the story.
    Jessica gave a distinct personality to each.
    Marcus wrote them very thoroughly and interesting.


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

    It was too long for me to finish it in one sitting.
    This took several days.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead and Buried: Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Leighann Dobbs
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
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    (13)

    Summers in the seaside town of Noquit Maine are quiet and relaxing...unless you find a mysterious dead body, a hunky ex-boyfriend shows up, and you start getting instructions from ghostly relatives. That's exactly what happens to Morgan Blackmoore. Suddenly, she finds herself in a race against time as she's launched into a dangerous treasure hunt that pits her against modern-day pirates who think she has the key to a 300-year-old secret.

    DogsMom says: "How Well Do You Know Your Ancestors?"
    "How Well Do You Know Your Ancestors?"
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    Where does Dead and Buried rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked it a lot, but I have listened to many really wonderful audiobooks.
    The competition is strong.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the sisters got along well but each has her own talents and strengths.


    I also want to know more about the cat's history.


    What about Hollis McCarthy’s performance did you like?

    She was easy to listen to.
    I think a few of the male voices needed more differentiation,
    Sometimes it was a little difficult to identify who was speaking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Watch your back.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure how safe I would feel with a boyfriend who used me as a decoy or bait.
    Thank goddess for sisters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kathryn Meyer Griffith
    • Narrated By Kimberly Henrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    To keep the bank from repossessing her eighteen-wheeler, Baby Blue, and putting her and her daughter, Tessa, on the street, Loretta Brennan takes a dangerous job driving it into Wyoming with a winter storm approaching. All alone she worries if she can make the deadline and navigate the roads since her driving partner husband died the year before in an accident.

    DogsMom says: "Life on the road can be deadly"
    "Life on the road can be deadly"
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    Would you listen to Winter's Journey again? Why?

    I would listen again.
    I enjoyed the narration. The story was very interesting.
    I would like to listen a second time to see if I pick up clues I may have missed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is a toss up between Loretta and Sam.
    They both have qualities that make them stand out.
    Sam is a puzzle to be solved.
    Loretta is a determined woman trying to provide for her family.
    Each has history to overcome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes and circumstances were well written. I could easily picture them.
    The truck stops and diners, the deserted roads and falling snow.
    The knife fight scene was one where I would not put the book down until I knew how it would end.


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

    Being a longer book, I was unhappy when I had to set it aside and go back to real life.
    I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this to both genders and ages from high school up.
    To those who like crime and mystery, and even though there is romance, it is not overpowering.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead: Toad Witch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christiana Miller
    • Narrated By Marie Rose
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
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    Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

    Susan says: "Not what I expected"
    "Paranormal Witchy Hotness"
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    If you could sum up Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting witchy hotness


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are several wonderful characters, and I hope I get to read more about them.
    Mara is the main favorite. She takes what life throws at her and tries to make the best of it and keep moving forward.


    What about Marie Rose’s performance did you like?

    Overall her voice is soothing, easy to listen to.
    I like the way she has distinctive voices for different characters, making it very easy to follow the action.


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

    I was not expecting some of the adult situations.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (928)
    Story
    (942)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Yuvett says: "Not Your Usual Last Action Hero"
    "Not For The Weak Stomach"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story the most enjoyable?

    I really did appreciate the narrator's voice. It is ideal for this type of violent dystopian story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story?

    The things that happen to Gus at the hospital are difficult to get out of one's mind.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first but I would like to hear more.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Is it worth the risk?

    Don't be stupid.


    Any additional comments?

    Violent, Vulgar, yet well written.Those who like zombie stories and the Supernatural tv shows may appreciate this story.It is not for anyone with a sensitive stomach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing With Poison: Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

    hellkatjen says: "Engaging and amusing"
    "A New Heroine To Love"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the way the narrator read this book.Her variations in vocal tones made the characters easy to identify.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened to the Audible version of this book. I enjoyed the narrator very much. She did a great job distinguishing various voices.I read a lot of cozy mysteries. What appeals to me is the quirkiness of the characters and the weird situations they find themselves in. In the Cueball Mystery series, Cindy Blackburn offers many of the things I appreciate.She has many quirky characters for us to get to know and does a wonderful job of keeping them straight and fresh in our memories. As the story unfolds we learn more about the background of each person and how their lives intertwine. The action is swift and keeps the readers on their toes. Suspects are plentiful. So many had motive to do away with the wheeling and dealing, insulting Stanley.I enjoyed this book and look forward to starting the next in the Cueball Mystery series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It starts out with a well written scene of Stanley dying on Jessica's couch.There are other good scenes with the bumbling news crew.When the action comes to a climax on the roof you'll be holding your breath.


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

    I was listening as I was doing housework.There were times the story was getting so involved I had to stop and focus.Throughout the book I had several suspects for the crime in my mind.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated the bits and pieces we heard about the book Jessica is writing.It made me smile as I heard the behind the scenes of a writer's life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Four Spooky Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kathryn Meyer Griffith
    • Narrated By Wendy Tremont King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Four contemporary spooky short stories: Ghost Brother So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven, or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you based on the life you'd lived in the real world? Based on how you treated people? What you did to them? And do ghosts exist? Do they roam the earth and plague the living, persuade them to do things they shouldn't do?

    CLOregon says: "Spooky and Creative"
    "Great stories for a stormy night around campfire"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys ghostly tales or spooky stories to share with friends.
    I listened to it on a rainy afternoon which was the perfect atmosphere.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite story was the Witch and The Banshee. Of all the stories it seemed the most complete and I would enjoy revisiting it, perhaps hearing more.
    Each of these spooky stories has its own virtues.
    Every one was satisfying.


    What about Wendy Tremont King’s performance did you like?

    She had the proper amount of emotion and fluctuation to keep my full attention.
    I appreciated the variations in vocal quality she gave each character.
    She gave them personality.


    If you could take any character from Four Spooky Short Stories out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love to spend time with the Snarky cat!
    There are several characters I could pleasantly have a quality conversation with and enjoy their company.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an enjoyable way to spend a rainy afternoon.
    I had intended to listen as I was doing household chores, but I really enjoyed the stories and the narration, so I sat back with a cat on my lap, a couple dogs at my feet, and enjoyed being read to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hunters Moon: The Fae Medallion (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Geraldine Allie
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
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    (20)
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    (19)

    To this day, it is said that the descendants of the Fae left behind still wait for the return of the Seer's and guardians…As a young teenager, Victoria is sent to live with an Aunt and Uncle with a sinister and deadly secret. For over five years she has taken the harsh punishments from the hands of her evil Aunt and Uncle who have a craving for the blood of the Fae. Now a young adult, Victoria will come up against the biggest threat of her life to fulfill a prophecy; and find the one that history has destined her to be with, a Fae Prince who never expected to be made a prisoner by vampires.

    kelly says: "good listen"
    "Hunters Moon Fae Medallion"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hunters Moon the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed both the story and the narrators voice and interpretations


    What other book might you compare Hunters Moon to and why?

    The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagwa
    Bones of Faerie series by Janni Lee Simner
    Forever Fae series by L.P. Dover


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked learning how Victoria grew as a person, how she found her strength


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The descendants of the Fae left behind still wait for the return of the Seer’s and Guardians.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried to listen to this as I did other projects around the house but I found this story needs to be focused on.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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