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  • Bloody Acquisitions

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God I Love This Series

  • By Mario on 09-09-16

this series continues to grow on me

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Fred is a good guy, all around. So what that he's a vampire too. Not at all your typical vampire. Wasn't sure when I started the series, but now I wait for the next installment. Charlette the house is also growing in personality.

  • Witches on Parole

  • WitchLight Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Debora Geary
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

World-famous (and now retired) photographer Jenvieve Adams has a debt to repay - and a soft spot for modern witches who have lost their way. Or so she thinks, until they actually show up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why change narrator midstream?

  • By Mary Beth on 06-16-15

Lizard's history

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I read the book when it first came out. Recently purchased the audiobook. Like the characters of this author. This book gives more backstory to Lizard and Elsie. Lot of details about how they came to be part of witch central. Also about how Lizard came to work for/with Lauren. WitchLight Trilogy is a great sub-series of A Modern Witch series. Excellent narration. Now I'm off to listen to the entire series again.

  • The Last Train from Hiroshima

  • The Survivors Look Back
  • By: Charles Pellegrino
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Last Train from Hiroshima offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand---the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing....with a grain of salt

  • By Gord on 06-10-10

fantastic, informative, highly recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

This book is so much more than a dry history. It talks about the planes, individual people on the ground, and follows them for years. Much medical info included. And science. Outstanding book.

  • No Nest for the Wicket

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The hilly terrain next to the old Sprocket house that Meg Langslow and her fiancé, Michael, are refurbishing is the perfect location for an extreme croquet field - even the legs of cows and sheep are convenient extra wickets. Croquet has become all the rage in Caerphilly...until it appears someone in town has taken the rage a bit too literally. While stumbling down a steep bank after her ball, Meg encounters the body of a fresh female corpse with a mallet-sized dent in her head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family fun!

  • By Sandra on 01-08-17

Good story. Great series

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

I recently went back and relistened to this book. Fun, especially when knowing the characters from the later books.

  • We'll Always Have Parrots

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Meg Langslow knew the fan convention for her actor-boyfriend's hit television series was going to be the ultimate in weird. But she came along because she figured Michael could use an occasional dose of sanity, and because it was an inspired place to sell her hand-crafted weapons. And so far, she was dealing pretty well with the costumed fans camped outside, the batch of escaped parrots and monkeys frolicking throughout the hotel, and the minefield of egos lurking behind the show's success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Thea & Eric on 09-29-08

not quite as good as the others in the series

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

For some reason this book didn't grab my interest as quickly and thoroughly as the other books in the series. I've listened to it a couple of times just in case I was in an off mood the first time, and still have the same opinion. Its good, just not great.

  • To Fetch a Thief

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

Spencer Quinn’s quirky, best-selling tales from the four-legged perspective of K-9 school dropout Chet are unlike anything else in the mystery genre. In this third adventure, Chet once again teams with his two-legged detective partner Bernie Little to sniff out the clues in a perplexing case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Fun

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-11

A little too much repetition

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

I like how Chet remembers things from past cases, but in this book he remembers the same things too many times and using almost the exact wording. I kept thinking I was listening to something multiple times when he would do this, only to find the story really was moving forward. Just taking forever.

  • A Fistful of Collars

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chet tells it like it is

  • By Linda on 01-10-13

plenty of dog activity

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Chet is one good guy. Smart. Has a best friend dog who lives next door. And a best friend human as a house mate. I enjoy these stories and plan on listening to them again in future.

  • Thereby Hangs a Tail

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

While Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, Chet - with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth - keeps bringing down the perps. Told from Chet's perspective and featuring the humorous ramblings of a dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail is another winner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed out loud throughout this book

  • By Deborah on 02-19-10

fun story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Another great addition to the series. All written from Chet's point of view. I've listened to them a number of times and always enjoy them.

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Frizzle Takes the School Bus to a Morgue

  • By Ren on 06-02-16

Not as good as I'd hoped

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Despite reading the other reviews, I hoped there would be more story to this book. But it seems to be so much about the main character and her growing up than it is about the cremation industry.

  • Night Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Texas series

  • By Mallory on 07-12-16

Nice addition to this series

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Hope she continues to write more for this series. The characters grow with each book. I've listened to this series a number of times already and keep picking up new details.