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  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • A Caribou King Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Alaskan fine arts dealer Caribou King has closed up shop for the season and is looking forward to a peaceful winter, capped off by the birth of her sister's first child. When she discovers the body of Angela Nash, an elderly woman, in the old Tilamu house, Cara can't help poking her nose into the investigation. When Alex Tilamu shows up at Mrs. Nash's funeral, drunk and ranting about murder, Cara is convinced there is more at stake than a dilapidated house on the edge of the bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • By April H. on 02-15-18

Didn't want it to end!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I enjoyed this mystery. The scenery as described lets me visit Alaska without actually being there. Koho Bay sounds like a nice little town to visit.
I liked the character names.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat.
I didn't want it to end! Now I have to read the next one!
I was a little disappointed with the narration. It was hard to tell sometimes which character was speaking.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • The Deadly Art of Deception

  • A Caribou King Mystery
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska - cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists, Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why would his widow want to return to the location of her tragic loss? Something about Taylor's story just doesn't ring true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery

  • By MEDY on 02-25-18

Good Mystery

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I enjoyed this mystery. The scenery as described lets me visit Alaska without actually being there. Koho Bay sounds like a nice little town to visit.
I liked the character names.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat.
I was a little disappointed with the narration. It was hard to tell sometimes which character was speaking.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Grady Judd

  • Heartbreakers & Heroes, Book 1
  • By: Ciana Stone
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

If there was such a thing as an urban legend in Cotton Creek, it was Grady Judd. He'd broken the heart of every woman he'd ever kissed, and he'd kissed a plenty. Many tried to rope him, tie him down, and drag him to the altar, but Grady wasn't the marrying kind. Until he showed back up in Cotton Creek this time to discover that he's not the only heart breaker in town, which leads to a whole new game and an entirely new question. Could Grady Judd finally have met his match?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good!

  • By mandy on 04-18-18

Back to basics romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This book was full of surprises.
The characters were well developed and the narration was very well done.

A very nice romance.

This book was a gift from the narrator.

  • Peace of Music

  • By: Denise Kahn
  • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A once lost magnificent antique vase from China's 13th Century Song Dynasty reappears from the depths of the Mediterranean Sea where it comes to dwell on a piano in a doctor's home. It becomes the impetus in steering the lives of this doctor and his descendants through their heartbreaks, romances, and ultimately successes. An assassination, a sabotage on a Greek island, and amazing musical performances are but some of the events that strike their lives. Spanning from 13th Century China to the present, the story takes place on four continents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Peace of music

  • By JEYCEE on 10-11-17

Good book but not my cup of tea

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This was a good book but not to my personal taste.
It is the story a a somewhat magical vase that brings good fortune to whoever owns it throughout the ages.

I believe the author read it OK but it was a little monotone.

This was a promotional copy and this is my personal review

  • Must Love More Kilts: A Time Travel Romance

  • Must Love Series, Book 4
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she'd be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she's to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted. Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again, he impulsively handfasts her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spunky American Saves Ancestor & Catches HOT Scot!

  • By LilMissMolly on 11-05-17

Wonderful!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I had read the first book in this series and listened to it again before I read this book. I enjoyed the first book. I also like this book but I think I would have related to it more if i had read Book 3. I think I missed some of the relationship info that was in the previous book.

Mary Jane Wells is a great narrator! She does both the American and Scottish accents perfectly and never loses either.

This book was a promotional copy and this is my personal review.

  • The Hero's Peril

  • The Sorcerer's Saga, Book 5
  • By: Rain Oxford
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The black star has been averted, but Ayden and his friends are not out of danger yet. When he and Merlin realize that Ayden's reputation as a curse breaker does more harm than good, they decide to travel, only to be captured by assassins the next morning. They have gained the attention of powerful people, and they will have to be clever and vigilant not to become pawns. What begins as a quest to clear up a misunderstanding and uncover the disappearance of a missing wizard, soon becomes an adventure of peril and magic, which will test Ayden's abilities, Merlin's wisdom, and an immortal prince's bravery. They will face monsters, deadly traps, powerful foes, and even more dangerous allies. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner!

  • By neraks on 12-05-17

Another winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I have put Rain Oxford on my must read list! I absolutely love her books. This is another wonderful continuation of Ayden's and Merlin's adventure.
I love how Ayden can be so literal. Make me laugh every time.

I love J. Scott Bennett's voice. He also brings the characters to life.

This is a promotional copy and this is my personal review.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Secret of the Lost King

  • Thrones, Book 1
  • By: Shaun Stevenson
  • Narrated by: LC Kane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Jack and his younger sister Ellie are all that’s left of their family. And now all Jack wonders is if he will always remain forgotten. But someone has discovered their secret. Jack, Ellie, and their friend Molly share a dangerous memory. A memory that the Emperor Morogh wants his hands on. As the Emperor’s forces chase them, Jack must find an old enemy of the kingdom, rescue a lost king, and discover the truth about his own memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic...

  • By Riley F. on 03-26-18

Good YA story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This book held my interest but it was a little drawn out. I would recommend this book for Middle school ages.
LC Kane did a fine job with the narration.

This was a promotional copy and this review is my personal opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Witch You Well

  • The Westwick Witches
  • By: Colleen Cross
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Even if the entire town is now accusing Aunt Pearl of murdering her guest. Even if her fiancee is acting weird and talking about seeing ghosts. Even if the town's sexy new sheriff, Tyler Gates, treats her like the most hexing of all the witches.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-19-17

Cute little mystery.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I enjoy books with witches as subjects. This adds a mystery to the mix. The characters were well defined. I do want to know the sheriff's secret!
Aunt Pearl is a gem.

The narrator was so so. She had too much of a monotone even though she had different voices for each character.

This was a promotional copy and this review is my personal opinion.

  • The Diamond Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 7
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 271

ESPN baseball analyst Amy Spalding is swept back in time by a magical brooch and finds herself in 1909 New York City. With only the clothes on her back, a phenomenal memory for New York Giants players and stats, and a brooch that won't take her back home, she does what she has to do, pawns her jewelry. When New York Times best-selling author Jack Mallory discovers Amy in the background of the iconic photograph of Ty Cobb kicking up a cloud of dirt as he slides hard into third base, Jack along with Kevin Allen, JL O'Grady, Connor O'Grady, and Pete Parrino launch a rescue mission to return Amy to the present before her boyfriend goes on trial for her murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Lady Chaps on 11-26-17

Love Love Love this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This is one of the best time travel series I have read. It encompasses many different time periods throughout the series. This book's time period is the 1920's in the time of huge ocean liners.

Teri Schnaubelt is one of my favorite narrators. The scope of the voices she creates brings make the characters seem like some of your best friends.

Don't pass this one up!

This was a promotional copy and this review is my personal opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Royally Entitled

  • Brides of Brevalia, Book 1
  • By: Melody Delgado
  • Narrated by: Cecily White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When her family's cider business is ruined and other local businesses are vandalized, Anika Penning wonders if the recent bout of unrest is merely a result of rivalry between local merchants and noblemen, or if something more sinister is at the root of the recent crimes. Along her journey Anika befriends Prince Valdemar, future king of Brevalia, but their relationship hits many twists and turns along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Royal Delight

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 11-15-17

A nice surprise!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I was given this book as a gift from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book very much. There was an element of Romance and a mystery with an unexpected twist!
The plot was well thought out and the narration was terrific.
I look forward to reading more in this series.