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  • Ain't She a Peach

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Molly Harper and her stories.

  • By Nancy on 06-15-18

Great Continued Story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

“Ain’t She a Peach” is the continued story of Frankie and Eric, beginning found in novella “Peachy Flippin’ Keen”. While I do feel that the novella and this book should have been one book, I enjoyed the story so much it didn’t really matter. The Southern Eclectic series is a lovely light read with spunky characters and a true southern charm. Amanda Ronconi is wonderful as always.

  • Devil's Breath

  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

When the body of the glamorous film star Margot Browne washes ashore, Max's former colleague, Patrice Logan, requests his help. It's a perfect closed-circle murder: Margot must have been killed by one of the actors, stylists, scriptwriters, or second-tier royalty aboard the yacht. Patrice suspects the yacht's owner, a playboy film director she's been keeping tabs on for smuggling, but Max isn't so sure.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling Mess

  • By KelBell on 09-01-17

Rambling Mess

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Any additional comments?

I am a big fan of this series and I was very much looking forward to the new installment. The last installment wasn't my favorite and the author seems to be moving away from the village and its people more and more. I recently listened to Wicked Autumn (book 1) again, so the contrast is striking. I can't even believe that this is the same author.

This book was a rambling mess devoid of all charm that existed in the previous books. None of the characters from the village make an appearance. We get to hear Awena speak only a couple of times for maybe a minute and it doesn't even resemble the character. Max Tudor spends most of the book in inner monologue mode. Going on and on about everything and all of it adds up to nothing. This might be the last Tudor book for me. I will wait and read reviews before I waste a credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Frozen Lake

  • A Vintage Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas. The year 1936 is drawing to a close. Winter grips Wetmoreland and causes a rare phenonmenon: The lakes freeze. For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long-estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, superb narration

  • By Michaela on 04-12-16

Great Character Driven Book

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Any additional comments?

This is my fourth Elizabeth Edmondson novel. Her books are very character driven with a fully realized world, rich in details. I will say it took me a little while to get invested in the beginning of this book, as the number of characters can be hard to keep straight when in audiobook format. Someone on the amazon site has a list going and I used it as a reference in the beginning. I got to the "mystery" before the book did but as I said the characters are so well written I was happy to just follow along with them. The narrator was fantastic. I found this book to be a joy to read/listen to and look forward to reading more of her work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful