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Bountiful, Utah, USA
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  • Petticoat Detective

  • By: Margaret Brownley
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Pinkerton detective Jennifer Layne is no stranger to undercover work. But posing as a lady companion named Amy at Miss Lillian’s Parlor House and Boots is a first for her. She’s finally landed a high-profile case and is on the trail of the notorious Gunnysack Bandit, when one of Miss Lillian’s girls essential to her investigation meets an untimely demise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty Female Pinkerton + Sweet Romance

  • By MSEreads on 10-10-15

Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This book is a delightful read. If you can begin to imagine what a lady Pinkerton Detective, a Texas Ranger, a bordello, the women who work there and there "guests" have to do with a bank robber, and a murder or two you have the makings of a great book. At times you can't help but laugh out loud as the story is so funny and totally fun to read. I both listened to it on audible and read it. The narrator was pretty good except when it came to the British accent. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the British detective & the town's lady revivalists. "Repent!" 😂

  • The Walnut Tree

  • A Holiday Tale
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

In 1914, while visiting her friend Madeleine, Lady Elspeth Douglas's life is thrown into chaos when war breaks out and the Germans quickly overrun Belgium, threatening France. Having just agreed to marry Alain, Madeleine's dashing brother, Lady Elspeth watches him leave to join his unit, and then she sets out for England, only to find herself trapped on the French coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For what it is it's a very nice little book

  • By Jeanette Finan on 01-20-13

Brilliant Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

This review is from: The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale (Bess Crawford Mysteries) (Kindle Edition)
I don't give out a lot of five star reviews but this book deserves everyone of those five stars. I'm not overly sure why it's called "A Holiday Tale" because it is NOT a Christmas book or any other holiday you can think of story. I can in a way understand being called that, but it is far to complicated to go into here.
This is the story of a young titled English woman living in France when WWI breaks out. She sees the need of nurses and travels back to London to train to become a nursing sister and returns to France to nurse the wounded and dying. She hides the fact that she is Lady Elspeth, from the doctors and other nurses. I'll leave it there but what a wonderful historical novel. I both read and listened to the audible version. The Audible narrator was the best I have ever heard. English, French and Scottish accents were impeccable! I finally gave up reading and listened only. First rate everything. Clean book. No swearing, no violence, no immorality issues. Don't miss out on this book.

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  • Talk of the Town

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In this compelling tale by Lisa Wingate - award winning author of the national best-seller Lone Star Café - the associate producer of TV's hottest show fears Amber Amberson's tiny Texas hometown already knows its Amber who is an American Megastar finalist. But after several hilarious culture clashes, the Hollywood pro enlists the help of the quirky townsfolk when the sweet and naïve Amber goes missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By patricia galarza on 07-14-16

Anything Lisa Wingate is Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

The story is cute. At times laugh out loud funny. The narrator is fantastic. I look forward to hearing her again.

  • Traces of Guilt

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois state police detective...mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration! Enjoyed ~ Thoroughly.

  • By GigiD. on 05-11-16

First Dee Henderson Story...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

and it won't be be my last. With that being said I found it full of characters and hard to follow along and keep them all straight.

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  • Shape of Mercy

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Two women, the ailing Abigail Boyles and exuberant, wealthy Lauren Durough, are brought together by their love of books and the discovery of a diary written by a young woman, Mercy Hayworth, who was burned at the stake during the Salem witch trials. Her inspiring, yearning, romantic diary proves to be an inspiration to both Abigail and Lauren, teaching them to cherish friendships, love, and life. Readers will be similarly uplifted by Susan Messner's finely wrought tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating stories (3 interwoven together)

  • By Gerig on 11-13-16

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

This book is about the Salem witch trials but has a second story set in modern day. I don't know if it is about a real historical person but I imagine it is historically accurate. At times I found myself with tears in my eyes for the Salem characters as well as the modern day characters. I would recommend this book to a friend. That's got to mean something. ;)

  • Buried Secrets

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By Anthea on 06-09-15

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

While this was a good story and you didn't want to stop I kept getting distracted by Mack's voice. It just wasn't my favorite. I felt like the narrator struggled with his voice at times when starting his parts and for me personally that became a distraction. That doesn't mean it would be for others nor does it take away from the gripping storyline of the book. Hence the four stars. I would recommend it to a friend so that has to mean something. Enjoy!

  • If I Run

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested...or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore. But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Storey

  • By Kimberly on 07-09-16

Story Good but...

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

The book is good. I love Terri Blackstock. I know her writing style. I guess I have never read any of her books that are new releases. I've always read the series when it has been completed. (Or in this case listened to it). Needless to say although it's kind of resolved it's not and you are left with wanting to shout "Noooooo!!!!"