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Kathy R. Gann

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  • The Antique House Murders

  • By: Leslie Nagel
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Mulbridge House stood deep in the woods at the heart of Oakwood, Ohio, long before the passing of Augusta Mulbridge. Yet suddenly everyone in town seems to have a stake in its fate: the greedy heirs, eager to tear it down for a tidy profit; the local preservationists, determined to maintain it as an historic site; and the angry neighbors, staunchly opposed to the construction of a modern subdivision. Even Charley Carpenter is forced to admit that her beloved shop could use an infusion of the estate's treasures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great fun

  • By Kathy R. Gann on 04-12-18

great fun

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I can't wait for the next book. bring it on for intrigue and solving crimes.

  • Daisy McDare and the Deadly Art Affair

  • Daisy McDare, Book 1
  • By: K.M. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shively
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 15

Daisy McDare wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and build a thriving interior decorator business. Instead she finds herself heartbroken and in the middle of a murder investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frothy delicious meringue of a cozy!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-19-15

Irritating speaker

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

The narrator's voice was very irritating. Voices did not seem natural to me and were irritating.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,084

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ocean town setting

  • By Wild Horses Flying on 07-02-17

Totally enthralling

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

From the first chapter to the last, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was fun to read and the action was just enough to keep me thinking about what might come next. I especially appreciated the narrator. She was able to provide different, pleasing intonation to the variety of voices in the story. I will look for more of the books from this author. You will be pleased with this one!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Stirred

  • By: J. A. Konrath, Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. She's lost loved ones. Come close to death countless times. But she always manages to triumph over evil. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. He is a monster among monsters, and no one has ever caught him. Each is the best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good ending to the series

  • By Joe on 08-26-12

Rambling and confusing

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

What would have made Stirred better?

This was the greatest waste of time and money for a previously compelling series about Jack Daniels. The previous female narrator was much convincing as well. The female voice in "Stirred" and "Shaken" were too young to be a conconvincing 49-year-old tough detective. In addition, the story rambled on and on, going back and forth so often that I got vertigo! Also, there were too many confusing plot lines. I liked Konrath's earlier 5 or 6 Jack Daniel books much better. If the author keeps up this series, he will kill all the good ones off. Stop already!

Has Stirred turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, not at all! The female narrator in this book was too you ing to portray a 48-year-old tough homicide detective!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too many sidelines of different characters floating in and out!

What character would you cut from Stirred?

Lucy and Donald

Any additional comments?

Please stop writing on this series until you get under control!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bound to Die

  • Strawberry Shores Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Mak K. Han
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 14

Laura is a librarian living in Strawberry Shores. It has always been a quiet place with nothing too crazy going on, especially murder. Suddenly, Laura finds herself as the new sleuth in town, an amateur one at that, to solve the murder that has occurred in her beloved town. With a wide range of suspects, she has her work cut out for her. Luckily, she has the help of her friends, Emily and Alex, to help solve the crime and save the town!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs new narrator

  • By Farrell on 05-05-18

Spotty entertainment

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

There are parts of the story that I found interesting, but the characters were unbelievable. I might have been more enthralled if it weren't for the irritating voice of the narrator. The best part of this story is that is was short.

  • A Sinister Slice of Murder

  • A Jessie Delacroix Murder Mystery
  • By: Constance Barker, A.J. DeBellis
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Jessie Delacroix leaves the hustle and hassle of a new career as an assistant investigator for a law firm in Savannah to return to her roots in the small tourist town of Whispering Pines. The 25-year-old dynamo is not prepared for the ghosts who await her there in the haunted bed-and-breakfast and tearoom that she inherited and now must operate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, abrasive narrator

  • By Farrell on 10-09-16

A Waste of Time

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

I love the author's other books, but this one is a waste of time. The story line could not keep my attention. The narrator's multiple voices were irritating to my ears. I struggled through to the end, but just to see how she thought she could save this story. It was not worth the time, nor the money, that I spent on this audio book. Keep your money and find something more worthy of your hard-earned cash!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vacations Can Be Murder

  • A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Connie Shelton
  • Narrated by: Lynda Evans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Charlie's last case left her tired and emotionally drained, so her office staff convinces her to vacation in Kauai. Charlie is riding in a helicopter when she and the pilot spot a dead body lying on the rugged rocks of Kauai's NaPali coast. Mack Garvey, the owner of the helicopter tour company, is accused of the murder. Charlie wants to avoid the whole mess but is persuaded to help Garvey prove his innocence. As the tension builds, Charlie roots out the suspects one by one never dreaming that her own life is about to be snuffed out by sinister means.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Beatrice on 02-20-12

Love the story, but not the delivery

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

I love all the Charlie Parker books. However, the quality of the presentation was extremely poor. As I listen to the narrator, I can actually hear papers rustling, as if shuffling the script pages. It is quite distracting from the story. The story like is top-notch, but the delivery gets a "D" for delivery.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Title Wave

  • Booktown Mystery Series, Book 10
  • By: Lorna Barrett
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

While her bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R&R. Naturally they choose a Mystery Lovers cruise, where they can ponder whodunnit in deck chairs while sipping colorful drinks and soaking up some rays. But the fun is cut short when a fellow passenger is murdered for real. Is the killer a famous mystery author, one of his fans, or a member of the ship's crew?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing

  • By AudreyD on 07-10-16

Looks like a sequel is in order

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

I have every one of these in the series. Just when I thought her ideas were dried up, one (or two or three) future plot ideas developed on the cruise. What will happen next? Hmm! I can scarcely wait to read it!

  • Dutch Me Deadly

  • A Passport to Peril Mystery
  • By: Maddy Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time, they're off to see historic windmills, classic Rembrandts, and picturesque canals in Holland - if they can ever unplug from their smartphones, that is. Joining them is the high school class from Bangor, Maine, whose 50th reunion celebration goes south faster than a fallen Brussel sprout souffle as old rivalries start heating up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious throughout

  • By Kathy R. Gann on 06-03-16

Hilarious throughout

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

This story kept me captivated from the beginning to the end. When you put together a rowdy crowd of senior citizens, anything can happen...and it does! I want to go back and read all the previous books in the series. I cannot wait to see what catastrophes they can cook up...without any effort at all. The characters are varied and believable. You have to travel along on this series of mishaps!

  • Frozen Stiff

  • A Mattie Winston Mystery
  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin - except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. If a woman this attractive had moved into town, the news would have surely hit the gossip mill in record time. So who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steven Hurley takes one look at the body and turns as white as the newly fallen snow...and excuses himself from the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better Mystery, Romance not as good

  • By Karen K on 02-06-15

Love the series...I have all of them!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

Love the series...However, the narrator sounds as if she has a terminal stopped-up nose! It becomes hard to pay attention to the story.