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Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy

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  • Devil in a Black Suit

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

  • By Melissa on 03-19-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This was a little different with it being Ramos point of view so it had a different narrator, so the characters sounded different and took a bit to get into but once I did I enjoyed this one as much as I have the other Shelby Nichols books. Ramos is one of my favorite character so I liked get a story that concentrated on him, but still had Shelby in it a little. :)

It was a lot of fun seeing things from Ramos point of view, especially when it comes to Shelby.I like that he respects her enough to tease her but not ever go to far as she is married. He really likes to see her get embarrassed. It was also fun seeing him get himself in a spot of trouble though he can get himself out of it unlike Shelby, whom he is always rescuing.

It was nice seeing him with a love interest though it gets him in a bit of trouble. Overall, it was just a really fun book like all the Shelby Nichols books. (wish she was in it a bit more, but it is his POV and story)

I did enjoy this narrator though he was new to me. :)

Can't wait to get the next one!

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  • Deadline

  • Jack McMorrow Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Gerry Boyle
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Meet Jack McMorrow, a hard-hitting crime reporter for the New York Times, now living in the backwoods of Maine, near the paper plant in Rumford. Jack's there to run the local paper, but when a unpopular photographer is found drowned in a nearby canal, Jack gets drawn into a complicated game that has kept members of the town silenced and in fear for their lives. Maine may be the place where life is as it should be, but McMorrow finds out staying alive may be harder than he thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small town journalism

  • By Darc on 02-04-18

Decent

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

This was the first in the Jack McMorrow mysteries and I thought it was a decent start to a series. There was some times when I thought it kind of drug on a bit but over all it flowed pretty good.

It has a great mystery surrounding the death of the newspapers photographer and I had no clue who had done it so I was a little bit surprised.

If you want a decent newspaper mystery then try it out.

  • Blood Loss

  • The Magnolia Series, Book 2
  • By: Ashley Fontainne, Lillian Hansen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Karina and LiAnn worked hard to put the awful memories behind them of the nightmare they walked into at The Magnolia and all the death and destruction caused by the former owners. As they settled into their new roles as managers of the upscale independent living facility, LiAnn reconnects with her true love and Karina continues to explore the new relationship with a sexy cowboy named Bo. Each are haunted by the atrocities committed at The Magnolia and how close Karina came to dying at the hands of mafia monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!

  • By erobbins33 on 10-12-17

I really liked it

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Blood Loss was another good one in this series. I really like the mother/daughter duo and how even though they are not investigators anymore it's still in their blood and they can't seem to let their curiosity just lie. They had to dig into things even when asked not to and a part of them wishes they would have left things alone but there was no going back. I was a little bummed with how some things went down at the end but overall I really enjoyed this crime/mystery.

  • Blood Ties: The Bonds are Permanent

  • The Magnolia Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Fontainne, Lillian Hansen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

LiAnn Tuck and her daughter, Karina Summers, are settling into their new life, enjoying the small farming community of Sheridan, Arkansas. Taking care of her aging parents and their small farm is just what LiAnn needs to forget her 25-year career as a detective. Their idyllic lifestyle changes the minute LiAnn and Karina offer to investigate a theft at an independently living facility in Hot Springs. They suddenly find themselves inside a living nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great thriller.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-13-15

Interesting story.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Boy this one starts out gruesome and ended with a bang! LiAnn Tuck and her daughter, Karina Summers are moving to the country from the big city of Los Angeles. LiAnn is worried about her aging parents and both mother and daughter are in need of a new place to start over.

While there Karina meets her a nice country man though for one who is not sure about starting a relationship has no problems steaming things up. Even LiAnn goes on a date but her mind is on a former boyfriend.

Then they find out some bad things are going on at a senior facility and nothing bothers Karina more than someone messing with seniors as she worked undercover in a senior facility. They soon find out that something very sinister is going on and it involves organized crime. Karina ships her grandparents and Cecil along with her mother off to Branson while she checks into things and that is when things start to get a bit intense.

The beginning started out great with a lot of gruesome mob stuff and I thought this is going to be a great one but then it sort of slowed down and I knew they were suppose figure things out about the organized crime and I kept waiting and waiting. I think this one could have been cut down a bit in length as I started to get a bit bored waiting for something cool like the beginning to happen. Then the ending it was just bam, packed full of stuff and happens all very fast.

It was an interesting story and I loved the banner between LiAnn and Karina but I just thought it was to long. It hasn't stopped me from checking out book two so it's not that I didn't like it there was just parts I thought were a bit slow.

I thought the narrator did a great job with this one!

  • Family Secrets

  • A Whispering Pines Mystery
  • By: Shawn McGuire
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Sixteen years after a family feud drove her from the cozy Northwoods village of Whispering Pines, Wisconsin, former detective Jayne O'Shea returns to prepare her grandparents' lake house for sale. Once there, not only does she find that the house has been trashed, her dog discovers a dead body in the backyard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical mystery fun!

  • By Amanda on 09-19-17

Someone has a secret!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Would you listen to Family Secrets again? Why?

If I was into relistening I might as it's a good one, but I don't normally. I liked the story and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that she was a former detective as that makes her a good snoop. :)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Someone has a secret!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this first in a series and thought Jayne was a great character. Since she was a cop she has great cop snooping abilities though she is not sure if that is the path she wants to go in the future. Her new friend Trip sees her grandmother’s house as a potential B&B and sine Jayne is really liking it in Whispering Pines she can kind of see that too but talking her parents into it might be another story. I really enjoyed all the characters and can’t wait to get to know more about them.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries then I think you will enjoy this story.

  • Legacy, a Musical Indictment: Episode 1: The Revelation

  • By: November Christine
  • Narrated by: Nick Dubberley, Robert Fleet, Haviland Stillwell, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Hip-hop meets history in this four-part series about Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation. Not merely a retelling of Martin Luther's life, this musical indictment sheds a cold and questioning light on the controversial man of God. Will Luther's legacy be his salvation, or the nail in his coffin?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Unique

  • By Casey on 09-21-17

This was different

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

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

I think if it wasn't done in episodes and was all together I might recommend it to my friends. I know a lot of audio listeners but they might not want to just listen to a book that is only about a half hour long.

Would you recommend The Revelation to your friends? Why or why not?

I kind of thought the hip hop musical vibe was kind of cool.

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

No, I haven't heard of any of them before this and I am amazed at how many narrators went into only a half hour audio.

Any additional comments?

This was very different than any audio I have ever listened too. It is done as sort of a musical and the music is hip hop, so I can see it not being for everyone and it was kind of different listening to an audio being rapped at some points...lol. Most of the music wasn't to bad though I am not a hip hop listener. Martin Luther is in purgatory and he doesn't understand why he didn't go straight to heaven since he was a priest. So he finds himself in some sort of court to answer for crimes he has committed and a black stranger comes to be his lawyer. He doesn't think he needs him because he can do it himself but he lets him help. Since it was just the first episode I am curious how the rest of it might go.

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  • A Killer Retreat: A Downward Dog Mystery #2

  • By: Tracy Weber
  • Narrated by: Anne James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Yogi Kate must clear her name of murder in this charming yoga mystery.

When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Downward Dog

  • By Neesie315 on 12-05-17

Was not a fan of the MC this go around.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The attitude of the main character for a woman of yoga she has one heck of a mean spirited temper. I don't remember that in the first book and it really dampered my enjoyment of this book. If I don't like the MC then I don't want to read the book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Bella, the dog.

What does Anne James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration in this one has come a long way from the first one, so I am wondering if they got a better studio or better equipment. I enjoyed this narrator.

Any additional comments?

I really thought the first one was cute but for some reason I just didn't like how the author made the MC so mean and rude. I didn't like Monica either but to say such bad things outloud and then she was just totally stupid when she found the body, I just didn't enjoy this one much. :(

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  • Death Knocks

  • By: Jay Noel, Miranda Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Simpson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Who knew a knock at the door could tear your world apart? They don't demand money or possessions. They want much more than that: They want your life. Maverick is preparing for senior year. He's no longer stuck in the "friend zone" with the girl of his dreams, he's looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way. But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and exciting story

  • By Rabid Reader on 07-17-16

Don't open the door!!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

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

Yes, I think a few of my friends would find this one interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marcus!!

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

There was a part were I felt really bad for Maverick but I can't say what it was as it would give things away. :)

Any additional comments?

From now on I am making sure I check eyes before letting anyone in my house...lol. Death Knocks starts out pretty face paced and stays that way till the end. I really liked the concept of this one and felt bad for those black eyed kids even though they were bad. It seems that some of them still had a bit of a conscience and one helps Maverick going against her brother. I felt really bad for Maverick and all the stuff that happened.

If you like books that are a little on the sci-fi but also kind of suspenseful then you might find this one interesting.

  • Slug Master

  • Cody the Destroyer, Volume 2
  • By: Miranda Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jon Diienno
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Cody and Josh wanted to win a $100 to their favorite toy store, even if that meant they had to enter the school's Gardening Contest. But, as the contest got closer to the end, their squash mysteriously started dying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute kids story

  • By Stormi @ BMReviewsohmy on 07-08-17

Cute kids story

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Any additional comments?

After Cody's first adventure everyone is calling him Tody even his best friend. He wishes Brianna wouldn't have told everyone about the toads. He doesn't have time to think about that cause Josh and him are going to enter a competition in the Gardening club. The prize is money so of course a lot of kids sign up.

They have to plant a vegetable. Cody and Josh have squash and when something goes wrong with their squash Cody decides to go back to the place where to cave from the first book. There is someone or something in the cave. :)

I think this is a cute series for kids. It's a fun little adventure. The audio is so short but it's worth it if you child likes audios.

  • Laced in Lies

  • A Shelby Nichols Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

A typical day in the life of Shelby Nichols involves cheating husbands, solving the hardest cases for the police, and working for a big time mob-boss, all because of her little secret that she can read minds. It can get complicated, especially considering she has a husband and two kids. But the worst is deciding how to explain her crazy, mixed-up life to her kids. So far, her explanations have all been laced in lies, and she worries that if the truth ever comes out, they will never trust her again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series starts great and then gets better!

  • By Wayne on 10-02-17

Love me some Shelby!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Where does Laced in Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

That might be unfair to some audios as this is one of my favorite series so they always rank pretty high. :)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shelby of course but Ramos is a close second. :)

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

If I could just sit and listen to a book all day this would definitely be one!

Any additional comments?

I am huge fan of this series and the author does such a great job. I don't think I have been disappointed with any in this series so far. I love the characters and the continuing story arc between all the books with Shelby working for Uncle Joey (mob), Dimples (police) and her own consultant agency. I do think it's all starting to catch up with her though as her kids are getting old enough to figure out who Uncle Joey is, they know the didn't have an Uncle Joey before and Shelby is getting tired of lying to them.

I liked that we get a little bit of past information about Ramos as an old girlfriend's brother is in town and Ramos is sure it's just plain trouble. He doesn't want to ask Shelby for help but she gets involved anyway. :)

I love all the characters from the good guys (Shelby, her family, the police) to the not so good guys (Uncle Joey, Ramos, etc) although it's hard to not let Uncle Joey and especially Ramos to grow on you...lol.

Great book, fantastic series and if you haven't tried it you should!!!

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