Spellman Mysteries
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 916 ratings)
  • 1

    The Spellman Files: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    Isabel Spellman's life consists of 24-hour surveillance, routine investigations into her acquaintances, and listening devices planted in her deadbolt-locked room. For a 28-year-old in a family composed almost entirely of private investigators or former cops, the tools of the trade turn typical family dysfunction into commonplace espionage.

    Marsha says: "the spellman files"
    the spellman files

    laugh out loud humor. likeable characters. much more entertaining than sappy romance novels and not violent like some suspense/mystery.

    Reviewed on January 30 2008 by Marsha (Highlands Ranch, CO, USA)
  • 2

    Curse of the Spellmans

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    When Izzy Spellman, PI, is arrested for the fourth time in three months, she writes it off as a job hazard. She's been (obsessively) keeping surveillance on a suspicious next door neighbor (suspect's name: John Brown), convinced he's up to no good - even if her parents (the management at Spellman Investigations) are not.

    Sherri says: "What a difference the narrator makes"
    What a difference the narrator makes

    I listened to these books out of sequence, I first listened to the later books ready by Christina Moore. The story and maybe more importantly the per..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2012 by Sherri (Minnetonka, MN, United States)
  • 3

    Revenge of the Spellmans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (86)

    Private investigator Isabel Spellman is back on the case and back on the couch -- in court-ordered therapy after getting a little too close to her previous subject. Filled with the signature side-splitting Spellman antics, Revenge of the Spellmans is an ingenious, hilarious, and disarmingly tender installment in the Spellman series.

    Debra says: "LOVE IT!"
    LOVE IT!

    I am totally a Spellman fan! Nice Job with characters and Ari Graynor is the best narrator too!

    Reviewed on October 17 2010 by Debra (edwardsburg, MI, United States)
  • 4

    The Spellmans Strike Again: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (94)

    At the ripe old age of 32, former wild child Isabel "Izzy" Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family business. And the transition won't be a smooth one....The uproarious fourth and final installment in this New York Times best-selling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated series about a kooky detective family.

    JNB says: "Bad Narration"
    Bad Narration

    Man do I wish I had thought to check the reviews. I can't believe they switched narrator. It's really bad.
    Every character sounds the same and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2010 by JNB (New York, NY United States)
  • 5

    Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities. Dad has a secret. Her brother and sister are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, employee of the month for 18 months straight. Things aren't any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations....

    John S. says: "There's a payoff, albeit a weak one"
    There's a payoff, albeit a weak one

    If I hadn't paid for the book, I might well have given up before the halfway point - the first half seemed one long slog of set up and recap. There st..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2013 by John S. (Seattle, WA United States)
  • 6

    The Last Word: A Spellman Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lisa Lutz
    • Narrated By Christina Moore, Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    Within months of having taken control of the family detective business, Izzy Spellman is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer's, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter's business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she'll lose everything - her business, her license, and her family's livelihood. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?

    honestly says: "3rd Favorite Series"
    3rd Favorite Series

    I'd recommend it to certain friends who I thought would also appreciate the humor.

    Reviewed on December 08 2013 by honestly (Houston, Tx)