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  • A Killer Plot

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series #1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since her mysterious return to the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers to break her writer's block and even make a few friends. But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left by the bodies, anyone with a flair for language is suddenly suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite Cozy Mystery Series!

  • By Christina on 09-21-15

Just there

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The story was hard to get into and once I got a couple chapters in I really didn't care one way or the other about any of the characters.

  • Pies and Prejudice

  • Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Series #1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: C. S. E Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flaky crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on the people who eat them, and the public is hungry for more. Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real treat!

  • By Christina on 04-08-16

Very Sweet

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Pies and Prejudice the most enjoyable?

The story kept me interested through the whole read. Never felt the desire to just skip over a part.

What did you like best about this story?

The aunts.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Probably. But I was driving cross country and had to stop occasionally.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this so much, I've already purchased the other four books in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Takes a Witch

  • A Wishcraft Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Heather Blake
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 666

Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder.Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting start to the series

  • By K. April Holgate on 11-02-15

Loved the Story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of It Takes a Witch to be better than the print version?

The story got my attention right away. However, as other reviewers noted, the narrator was very uneven. Sometimes changing tone/inflection within the same speech. Very difficult to follow when multiple characters are having a conversation. Otherwise, it was a cute story just right for my computing back and forth to work.

What was one of the most memorable moments of It Takes a Witch?

The first time Darcy gets called on the carpet.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Keep a list of how each character is supposed to sound.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Could have been. But I listen on my compute. Didn't bother to me to cut it off in the middle of a chapter.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Resurrection in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

Jadyn St. James is excited to start her job as game warden in Mudbug, Louisiana, and hopes it is the beginning of a new and improved life. She expected to run across any number of odd occurrences in the small bayou town, but she never thought her life would be in danger within a matter of days. And that’s not even the worst thing. Helena Henry was hell on wheels - both alive and dead - when she resided in Mudbug, and a year in heaven hasn’t improved her one bit. Now, she’s back and has brought trouble with her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost a little love here

  • By K. April Holgate on 02-01-15

LOVE THIS SERIES

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

What did you love best about Resurrection in Mudbug?

This whole series is very cute and I find myself laughing out loud at some of Helena's antics. Can't wait to continue the series. Great for my commute. Some folks don't care for the southern drawl, but I'm from the south and it doesn't bother me at all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Resurrection in Mudbug?

Helena running through the cemetary

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,023

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of really good and really bad

  • By M. Clark on 01-08-16

Funny & fun

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

What did you love best about Trouble in Mudbug?

Haven't quite finished listening but am enjoying it so much couldn't wait to review. This is the perfect listen for traveling. Characters was just fun. Plot while not exactly believable keeps me entertained.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved Helena. She isn't what was expected from what she appeared in life