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  • Bickering Birds

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

When Katie caters a meeting of the Feathered Friends Brigade and drags Fred along, they expect nothing more than loquacious chatter about birds as they endeavor to build a professional relationship with the owner of the wild bird shop. Fred and Katie are quickly roped into a moonlight snowshoeing hike in hopes of spotting a rare owl. While the endangered bird proves elusive...the murdered man in the snow is hard to miss. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By cosmitron on 10-24-18

A very enjoyable series.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This is the third book in the series and I am enjoying the easy listening of these books. I really like the main character Fred, her friend Kate, and Fred's Corgi Watson. The narration is spot on, too. Do I sense a love triangle in the works? If so, I'm routing for the park ranger! I was given a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would leave a review.

  • Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

  • Corgi Case Files, Volume 2
  • By: Jeffrey M. Poole
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

When a traveling Egyptian exhibit stops in picturesque Pomme Valley, all hell breaks loose when a valuable artifact is stolen and a dead body turns up in an unexpected location. The prime suspect has already been identified, but there's a catch: He's more than 3,000 years old. Pomme Valley's newest crime-fighting crusaders are on the case with Sherlock, new packmate Watson, and their reluctant human, Zack. Can they solve the murder and locate the missing loot before any more misfortune can befall the town?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun experience

  • By cosmitron on 10-04-18

I didn't love it or hate it.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I received this book for free for an honest review. I purchased the first book because I love a good series and books that involve dogs in the storyline and wanted to start in order. The premise of the story is a good one but I thought it was lacking something. The book could have used a little more editing perhaps as I found some of the wording redundant and the narration just downright boring at times as I listened. I don't know think I'll spend another credit on the 3rd book although I did enjoy Sherlock and Watson!

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  • Traitorous Toys

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and Christmas is only days away. The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animals...and a dying man on the floor. When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man end in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoying this series

  • By DPiazzi on 08-29-18

Audible: get the rest of this series!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I listened to this book right on the heels of the first and enjoyed it just as much. Loved the setting, plot and the characters - especially Watson. I want to read the next in the series but sadly Audible only has the first two. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cruel Candy

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, move to Estes Park to hit the Reset button on life. Fred is about to open her dream bookshop, and the only challenges she anticipates are adjusting to small-town life, tourists, and living close to her lovable mother, Phyllis, and hippie stepfather, Barry. When Fred steps into her soon-to-be-bookshop for the first time, she expects dust bunnies and spiders...not the dead body in the upstairs kitchen.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By stlblue1 on 07-11-18

First in a series, went right on to the next one.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This was the first in a series of a new cozy mystery to me. I flew through the first one and went right on to the second. I enjoyed the pace, the characters, the setting, and the fact that there was a dog featured in it. I mostly listen when I'm knitting or in the car and looked forward to returning to it whenever I could. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Dare to Risk All

  • By: Joyce M. Holmes
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Tessa Caldwell’s carefully structured world is thrown into chaos when the handsome stranger she had an uncharacteristic fling with reappears in her life. Ben not only gets the promotion she thought was hers but is also intent on resuming their physical relationship. Although Tessa’s rational mind insists on a professional association, both her heart and her traitorous body have other ideas. Can her sensible nature possibly win against such temptation? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to risk

  • By JEYCEE on 05-27-18

An overall, enjoyable listen.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. However, I would not have felt it a sacrifice to have spent a credit on this book as I found it a very enjoyable listen. I enjoyed how the characters interacted and how the annoying ones received their comeuppance in a timely fashion. I like audio books that are entertaining and have happy endings and this one fit the bill. Plus, the addition of a dog in the story line is always welcomed by me.

  • Stray Magic

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Aisling Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

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

Right up my alley!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

If you could sum up Stray Magic in three words, what would they be?

Great dog fantasy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stray Magic?

When Lou became human and was so excited to tell his human how much he loved him.

What about Aisling Gray’s performance did you like?

Great complement to the story. It was never annoying.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not that extreme but I love dogs, non-serious stories, and happy endings so this was perfect.

Any additional comments?

I received this book free of charge and agreed to review it.

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  • Chocolate with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lainie Pahos
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister 10 years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister. Sabrina's life is turned upside down again when she discovers her friend's dead body in the alley way behind her family's coffee shop. If that isn't bad enough, after a week of investigating, the local police appear to be stumped. Terrified about a second case going cold in town, Sabrina decides to take matters into her own hands.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-18

Not one of my favorites.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

What did you like best about Chocolate with a Side of Murder? What did you like least?

I like cozy mysteries. I liked the premise of this one. However, I found the main character to be annoying. I did not enjoy her hounding of all the suspects.

Would you be willing to try another book from Meredith Potts? Why or why not?

I don't think so. There are so many other more enjoyable cozy mystery series out there.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The pace was fine but I found some of the voices irritating like the voice of the main character's sister and grandmother.

Do you think Chocolate with a Side of Murder needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. As I found the main character unlikable, I wouldn't care to hear any more of her life story.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this audiobook and agreed to leave a review. I'm sorry it couldn't be a more positive one.

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  • Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs

  • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 9
  • By: Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Elizabeth Ashby
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When Lizzie Jones, pet sitter extraordinaire, is asked to watch over her best friend's two spoiled dogs at the posh gated community of Craggy Hill Estates, the last thing she expects is to wind up in the middle of a homicide. But that's exactly what happens when she finds her best friend's cheating husband and Danger Cove’s celebrity bodybuilder champ, Mr. Jupiter, floating face-down in his hot tub. To make matters worse, the police aren’t looking any further than the wife for a suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By Jan M on 02-28-18

Enjoyable enough.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, if I'm not enjoying a book, I generally will stop reading it. Too many books, too little time. This was book 9 in a series but the first one I have read so I suspect I may have been invested in the characters a little more if I had read the previous books. Also, I'm a sucker for any books that include dogs in the storyline. :-)

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I enjoy a good cozy mystery and a happy ending so I liked it.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

Was Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs worth the listening time?

Yes, see response to first question above.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body

  • A Page Turners Novel, Book 1
  • By: Jennie Marts
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Sunny Vale considers herself a dog-loving, romance novel-loving homebody. But her life goes from dull to deadly when her book club fires her from her own love life and sets her up on six blind dates - one of whom might be with a murderer. More trouble arrives in the dead of night, in the form of Jake Landon, a mysterious stranger, who breaks into her neighbor's house and possibly her heart. But Jake is packing more than a loaded gun in his well-fitting Levi's. He brings an arsenal of secrets and plenty of heat to Sunny's ho-hum summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 12-10-17

A very enjoyable listen.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. I enjoyed the humourous bad dates and how the relationship with Jake the mystery neighbor played out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body?

Whenever Jake came to Sunny's rescue.

Have you listened to any of Stacey Glemboski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was the first.

If you could rename Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body, what would you call it?

Something in regards to dating.

Any additional comments?

I received this book for free.

  • The Taste of Air

  • By: Gail Cleare
  • Narrated by: Marnye Young
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

A simple phone call disrupts Nell Williams's well-ordered life. Her mother, Mary, is in a hospital in Vermont. But her mother is supposed to be safely tucked away in an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts, so Nell can't fathom why she would be so far from home. After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother's side. There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!

  • By Jan M on 05-15-17

Kept my interest

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

What did you love best about The Taste of Air?

The plot was something a little different. It wasn't totally predictable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Adam best because he was a nice guy and not pushy.

Which character – as performed by Marnye Young – was your favorite?

I thought she did a good job with all of them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the mom died and Nell felt guilty for not being present but Bridget reframed that.

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