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  • The Gardens

  • Witches of Tuscany, Book 1
  • By: Alexis Masters
  • Narrated by: Claire Calverley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Julia Giardano's ordinary life changes in an instant when she feels an inner mystical force awaken. Her father tells her she's a witch, but before he can reveal the family secret behind her powers, he's murdered in cold blood. Armed with only three clues from her father's dying breath, Julia leaves her California hometown to seek out her ancient inheritance on shores of the Mediterranean. Along her quest, Julia teams up with a handsome Russian parapsychologist. Together, they explore her budding psychic talents...and their forbidden attraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next one!

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 04-24-18

Hard to keep focused

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This book was ok, it was a little to drawn out and I had a hard time wanting to listen to it. The narrator did a great job but the storyline just couldn't hold my interest. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Dream Sequence

  • Dream Series, Books 1-3
  • By: J.J. DiBenedetto
  • Narrated by: Heather Jane Hogan
  • Length: 34 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

DREAM STUDENT It’s bad enough that, thanks to her supernatural talent, Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer - and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for multitasking

  • By Jan on 06-04-16

dream sequence

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This series is hard to put down. Was a little slow at the beginning, but then it grabs a hold of you & doesn't let go.. I highly recommend listening.

  • But Not Forsaken

  • Clint Wolf Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: BJ Bourg
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

No one knows why the district attorney is gunning for Susan Wilson, but Clint Wolf is determined to find out, even if it’ll get him in trouble. While he works to clear Susan’s name, his crusade is sidelined when a bar manager is murdered during an apparent armed robbery. The method of operation is eerily similar to those used by the ruthless gang who killed his family, and Clint might soon have to face down the demons from his past to solve the mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't expect these twists

  • By Lisarami on 05-08-18

Didn't expect these twists

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

This story has to be the best of the 3 books. It was a little heartbreaking and I experienced a plethora of emotions from shock,disbelief, to total wow! Do you like murder and mystery? Do you like love triangles without the romance stuff getting in the way? There is a shootout at the police station resulting in a lot of deaths. Susan finally gets cleared. Simon and his gang caused a lot of additional turmoil and more deaths occurred other than from the hands of Simon and his brothers. This story kinda had 2 storylines going, making the book any greater. As always I enjoyed this author and narrators work. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • But Not Forgiven

  • Clint Wolf Mystery Series, Volume 2
  • By: BJ Bourg
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When a woman is found dead on her doorsteps—shot through the heart with an arrow—Clint Wolf and Susan Wilson go to work trying to track down the sadistic killer. On the very next day, a second victim is murdered in his driveway (killed in the same manner) and it's now a race against time to uncover the motive behind the killings and identify the murderer.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great second book!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-02-18

Book 2 just as good

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I really love this series and the narrator sounds just like I imagine Clint Wolf would sound if he was a real live person. This book did not disappoint. It has 2 things going on with it. First why is the DA gunning for Suzanne, and secondly an archery killer ! Think you know who the killer is? Guess again. I was surprised when I finally worked out whom it was. I love the small town aspect of these stories having grown up in the country so it really connects me further. A good author and a good narrator equals a cozy book to crawl into. Suzanne plays a bigger role in this story and it’s not what you think it is. That was a twist and a surprise for me. Gonna start book 3, yay I’m excited. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Oh, this is not a cozy mystery in that it’s fun to read; it’s real life realism. It’s got some violence that is very tolerable and a lot of mystery.

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  • Poison in Paddington

  • Cassie Coburn Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Samantha Silver
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When Cassie Coburn moved to London, she never thought she'd be involved in a quadruple homicide. After a car accident ended her medical career before it even started, Cassie moved to London on a whim, expecting to see the sights and live the typical tourist backpacker lifestyle. Instead she finds herself accompanying a French private detective, Violet Despuis, as they attempt to find out who poisoned four people in the middle of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, Great Start to a Series!

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 05-07-18

OMG! I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

This is a really good cozy mystery book. It's sad that Cassie was involved in an accident that ended her medical career. I'm glad that she took the initiative to reclaim her life back and end the depression by moving to London. It wasn't until her bicycle got stolen that she met Violet that she began living again. Helping Violet sleuth seemed to really fit her. I found this book to be very engaging and hard to put down! I really enjoyed the narrator as I've never listened to her before and would very much look forward to listening to more of her books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial

  • Lady Justice, Book 22
  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Investigative reporter Jack Carson has been murdered, but by whom? Police arrest mob boss Carmine Marchetti, but Walt is convinced that it was the work of government assassins, sent to silence the reporter before he could expose a clandestine program that for decades had been spraying deadly chemicals into the atmosphere for weather control and defense. Will justice prevail, or will the government’s dirty little secret remain hidden?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable

  • By Suzan on 05-15-18

Good story but not really for me

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I'm not really into conspiracy type stories, I found myself having to really concentrate to keep in this story. The prior story was of the same content too. I love Walt and his entourage they keep the books fun and they engage me. Every now and again I catch myself letting out a little giggle. I think its neat how author incorporated himself into the stories, definitely interesting. I also couldn't imagine any other narrator doing these books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Bitter Chocolate

  • Alcott Family Adventures, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Lila Mae has a fit over the annual Chocolate Ball that she and her sisters host. Dorothea and Madge dump it on her. If it weren’t for Julian Gillespie, the Chocolate Ball would have melted. Bernie, the Alcott patriarch, wants his Bentley back. Joseph’s cousin, Chewie, is hired as chauffeur. Bambii's thrilled to be expecting while Dorothea, pregnant at 55, is at war with the world. No one is exempt, especially Henry, who she refers to as “Mr. Responsible”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PERFECT SEQUEL

  • By Tina on 04-11-15

I love this series

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This series is so witty and funny. There is always so much going on I love the characters and their personalities. Some of it is kinda hard to believe but it fits in so perfectly with the storyline. It has murder mystery, romance blooming, fights with a 90 year old man and other such plots. I cant wait till the next in this series is completed. I hope this series continues through multiple books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Stray Magic

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone — other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events. Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don't exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical and sweet modern fairy tale.

  • By Staci D Black on 04-13-18

A Cinderella type story

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

The story was ok, I loved the humor and the animals since I’m an avid animal lover in real life. I did, however, struggle with the narrator. I’ve reviewed a lot of audio books and I didn’t care for the narrator sounding like she’s just straight out reading the book. I also don’t care for sing song type narratives so this is the only reason narrator got 3 stars. Other than that I would have happily given her 5 stars. She has a really great voice and made it a joy to listen to. This was a twist on the Cinderella version people are used to and that used to be my favorite Disney movie growing up. I’ve never heard of a fairy godfather, let alone, a late one. The things he does with her dog was cute. What I really did like about this story is her self discovery of loving herself. She learns this through the magic of the spell and how she thinks it’s supposed to work. Give this book a chance and I believe you will find you like it and this narrator to be a perfect fit for you. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • A Deadly Delivery

  • A Psychic Cafe Mystery
  • By: April Fernsby
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Karis Booth has had psychic abilities for as long as she can remember. But this is the first time she’s used them to solve a murder. Karis decides it’s time to make peace with her estranged sister, Erin. With trepidation, she visits the café which Erin owns. To her great relief, Erin welcomes Karis back into her life with open arms. During their reconciliation, a young woman, Carmel, calls into the café with a bread delivery. As Karis watches Carmel, she experiences a strong psychic vision. She sees two shadows following Carmel....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Book

  • By Myztikal on 04-08-18

Terrible recording

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

This recording should not have been released. The sound was very tin-ey and sounded like it was recorded in a tunnel. If this was to be re-released with a higher quality recording I would update my review. I enjoyed the story and the mystery

  • Karma's a Killer

  • A Downward Dog Mystery
  • By: Tracy Weber
  • Narrated by: Anne James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When Seattle yoga teacher Kate Davidson agrees to teach doga (yoga for dogs) at a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, she believes the only damage will be to her reputation. But a few downward-facing dogs are the least of Kate’s problems when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning. The police arrest Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate dives deeply into the worlds of animal activism and organizational politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun dogie mystery

  • By cosmitron on 04-04-18

Such relaxing and funny stories

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I really love how this narrator narrates these books. It's so relaxing to let go and listen. Almost like doing yoga. I love how the author incorporates humor into her stories. Dharma is Kate's mother and comes on the scene. I was a little surprised but happy. I liked learning their back story so hopefully she will become a part of this series like Dale the lawyer turned goat rancher. The killer made sense once reavleaed. Wasn't whom I thought it was. This story wouldn't be what it is without Kate's side kicks Rene and Bella. I love those 2 characters.

Fundraising is hard in and of itself but add dog yoga to the mix and shake it up with a rabbit and you've got a hilarious side story. Kate learns the hard way about dog sitting Dale's Jack Russell Terrior omg that was hilarious. Wanna know what happened, you'll just have to listen. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful