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  • Dead and Breakfast

  • A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery
  • By: Kate Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to join her in opening a bed-and-breakfast inn. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable small town cozy mystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-29-18

Unremarkable

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

While a nice easy listen, it doesn’t stand out. A good few hours to listen, then forgotten.

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,347

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Bookwyrme on 11-10-17

Cute

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Nice cozy. Good attempt by the author to get you to feel for the good guys by having iffy pasts. Just a nice listen.

  • A View to Die For

  • To Die for Series, Book 1
  • By: Richard Houston
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

The story is not your typical murder mystery. The sleuth is not a detective, private eye, or lawyer. He's an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog. Jacob Martin is trying to make the best of a divorce and mid-life crisis when he gets a call at two o'clock Sunday morning from his mother. His sister has been arrested for the murder of her fourth husband, and his father is near death. Thus begins an adventure that takes Jake and his golden retriever from their Colorado retreat to a backwater town in the Missouri Ozarks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really a dog story

  • By Roberta Casper Watson on 07-04-18

Standard fare

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Not enough of the dog. From the description I thought the dog would play a larger role. Ok mystery, a bit of writers convince here and the. But a solid listen, worth a few hours.

  • Later Gator

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877

A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hot on the trail of the outlaw, trying to apprehend him before the state gets wind of the crime and sends a game warden to take over his investigation. Unfortunately, he's hindered every step of the way by Sinful's current mayor and all-around horrible person, Celia Arceneaux, who wants nothing more than to drive Carter to resign. When a game warden turns up with evidence that implicates a relative of Gertie's, Carter is left with no choice but to arrest the boy, even though no one thinks he did it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Jana DeLeon is a treasure!

  • By Wayne on 03-04-18

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Not quite the level of the previous books. But still fun and engaging. On to the next!

  • Fortune Hunter

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someone with a close association to the town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Catfishing on the Internet!

  • By Wayne on 02-27-18

More of the same

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Very much like the previous books. Fun and engaging. Well worth the price of admission.

  • Life Goes On

  • The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 21
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

It’s time to make plans, hide the truth, and get the HELL off her throne. But how to accomplish creating a federation when those coming together want to gut her empire? Anyone who understands the Queen Bitch knows she won't accept that condition without a fight. However, to accomplish meeting her love again in a system far away, she will accomplish the impossible. Her eyes start to glow red. No one will stop her from getting back to Michael. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this series can't wait for the next one !

  • By lisa a goldberg on 11-13-18

Wrap Up

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Nice ending. Wrapped up the Arc very well. Tried to bring in the non mainline books, that worked out ( sort of). Thanks for the series.

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By J. Linch on 10-05-18

Whew!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

The author obviously had a lot of points to make.
A lot of story lines were very nicely wrapped up, but it was a long haul. Overall the series is great! A lot of repeat listen possibilities. Thank you Mr Webber.

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  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,161

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Nice use of folklore

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Using real folklore as a starting point bring a lot to a story. Anansi is explained in the book and hopefully readers will research and listen to some of the real tales and their importance in history. Good job Neil.

  • Eureka: A Free Story from 'The Last Girlfriend on Earth'

  • By: Simon Rich
  • Narrated by: Simon Rich
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 308

The stories in Simon Rich's new book, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, are bizarre, funny, and yet...relatable. Rich explores love's many complications - losing it, finding it, breaking it, and making it - and turns the ordinary into the absurd. With razor-sharp humor, and just in time for Valentine's Day, the story “Eureka” takes listeners for an exhilarating, hilarious ride on the rollercoaster of love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • a waste of time

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-14-13

Haha

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Not bad for a 3 min listen. Amusing. I need seven more words to submit.

  • Hurricane Force

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 02-26-18

Really liking this series

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Funny and full of action. Yes, it’s far fetched but still a lot of fun.