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  • No Regrets

  • Lexi Carmichael Series, Book 10
  • By: Julie Moffett
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

When I agreed to stand by my best friend, Basia, on her big day, I had no idea what I was in for. Bouquets and unflattering evening wear I can handle. But between disgruntled dates, a beach venue, and suspicious packages, what else can go wrong? Oh, right - my parents don't know I've moved in with Slash. Oops? Thankfully, I've got everything semi under control, at least as far as Basia and Xavier know. They can leave for their honeymoon happy, knowing Elvis, Slash, and I will keep things safe at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By G. A. M. Starks on 01-09-18

I hope the next book picks up the intrigue

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I like this series, mostly for the internet, government and corporate espionage. But this book was mostly about Bajzia's wedding. Boring. I am invested in the characters so I kept listening so I could be up to date when the next book, for which I have high hopes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Skeleton Garden

  • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 4
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she'd live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their 19th-century estate while they're away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak's head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As Always, Interesting! A Great Book!

  • By Kathryn on 04-19-17

Memories of WW2 Create Mayhem and Murder

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

On a new job, Pru gets to spend more time with her long, lost brother who is also a gardener. I loved the addition of a nephew, who really brings a light to the story.

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • Potting Shed Mysteries Series #3
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by 18th-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task...that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book and series

  • By Lynette Daulton on 11-08-16

Set in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I loved hearing the accents the narrator expertly performed. Listening to a narrator who has really taken the time to craft their art brings a lot of joy. I pulled up the Edinburgh Botanical Garden and Edinburgh in general to see the places the writer describes. It is awesome. Maybe someday I can go there. The internet expands the pleasure of an armchair traveler so much.

  • The Red Book of Primrose House

  • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 2
  • By: Marty Wingate
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an 18th-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory - quickly, as they're planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Too much on romance of main character.

  • By Anonymous on 01-17-17

Great Mystery Series

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

This second book was a delight to listen to and now it feels as if Pru and Christopher are old friends. Pru is the head-gardener of quite a large project about an hour outside of London. I loved listening to the gardening ideas and her efforts and wished I could be in that garden too.

I was sad to see old Ned dead and gone, I quite liked the old fellow.

  • Prose and Cons

  • Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe on the shop's front porch to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees. Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead in the shop moments before the event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cute book with a nice plot

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 02-24-17

Great plot with lots of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I never saw the ending coming, or who the killer turned out to be until the very last. Most of all, I loved listening as the characters in the town came to life through the great narration. The pictures painted for me were delicious and it was hard to see the book come to an end.

  • Crime and Poetry

  • Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother's bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn't need to read between the lines: Her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It's where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you.... Violet has every intention to hightail it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson's poems from Grandma Daisy's shop.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting premise, but heroine acted stupidly

  • By Carla D. Hillyard on 08-20-17

This author is wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Listening to Crime and Poetry gave me many hours of pleasure. Amanda Flower knows just what her readers want and her series is fresh and lovely. The narrator is particularly gifted. I highly recommend this series. I can't wait to read the next book.

  • Sweet Tea Revenge

  • By: Laura Childs
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s maid of honor is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun to Listen

  • By M. Beals on 12-14-17

Story and narrator are satisfyingly wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I've always loved to read the tea shop mysteries by Laura Childs. Now, when I listen to them as audio books the characters seem like old friends. Barbara McCulloh's narration of this novel is not only spot on but very lovely. Ms. McCulloh has developed the voices for each character so well and, to me, it always seems like magic how the really good narrators weave in an out of each voice with such ease, as she does here. I thoroughly enjoyed this production and look forward to many more.

  • Michelangelo's Ghost

  • Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

When Jaya's old professor dies under eerie circumstances shortly after discovering manuscripts that point to a treasure in Italy's Park of Monsters, Jaya and her brother pick up the trail. From San Francisco to the heart of Italy, Jaya is haunted by a ghost story inexorably linked to the masterpieces of a long-dead artist and the deeds of a modern-day murderer. Untrustworthy colleagues, disappearing boyfriends, and old enemies - who can Jaya trust when the ghost wails?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By Jan on 08-16-17

i love this series.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

As with all Pandian's novels, I can go online and find the places Jaya visits and explores. I would have never known about the Monster Park in Italy. It was fascinating to see all the statues and learn about the area surrounding the park. I don't have to just visualize objects and places from her writing. I can go and actually see. That really brings each novel to life. Thank you, Gigi.

  • The Trouble with Mirrors

  • An Alix London Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Aaron Elkins, Charlotte Elkins
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Alix London, the art restorer and FBI consultant renowned as the Art Whisperer, can spot a counterfeit masterpiece before the paint even dries. What she can't see is why an elite European art dealer would offer her big money for a little mirror that's no more than a homemade gift from her beloved uncle Tiny. Not that Alix would part with it at any price. But when the mirror is abruptly stolen from her home, she realizes that someone sees more in the looking glass than mere sentimental value.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alix marries the FBI agent who...

  • By Wayne on 09-24-17

Narrator brings story to life

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Colorful characters and a great story makes this series one of the best. Loved it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Boar Island

  • An Anna Pigeon Novel
  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyberbullying and stalking are new ones. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend, Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until one day Heath finds her daughter, Elizabeth, in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry - her aunt Gwen and her friend, Anna Pigeon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really?

  • By kathryn r hart on 05-23-16

Best Narrator Ever

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

I loved this book so much. I didn't want it to end. Wish there was a part two.