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  • The Last Word

  • A Spellman Novel, Book 6
  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Mia Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Within months of having taken control of the family detective business, Izzy Spellman is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer's, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter's business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she'll lose everything - her business, her license, and her family's livelihood. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the series didn't end.

  • By Diana McFeaters on 08-17-18

3rd Favorite Series

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

Reviewed: 12-08-13

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

I'd recommend it to certain friends who I thought would also appreciate the humor.

What does Christina Moore and Mia Barron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sometimes a narrator can add or detract from a story and here they do a great job of adding to it. They give personality to the characters that is neither over nor underplayed, its just right.

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

Nothing extreme but there were moments throughout the book that made me laugh out loud. I love books that make me laugh out loud.

Any additional comments?

I am a big fan of Harlan Coben and love his novels. I started reading his Bolitar series and listening to it in audio which I loved for the plot and the humor. When I was done with it I started looking for a replacement and found the Stephanie Plum series, which is a completely different style and humor but still made me laugh out loud. (lorelei's Lula is hilarious!) Once I got through with those, I've started looking for other replacements and have sampled several series, some that I really enjoy and now follow (this being one of them) but I still lean towards the ones that make me laugh.Whether its a dry sense of humor, sarcastic or wisecracking, I like books that make me laugh.

Its hard to find a series that has the humor AND a narrator that manages to portray it just right. This series is yet another style and slightly different humor but still delivers it consistently throughout the books as does Evanovich and Coben.

If you are also looking for replacements for these series, these are others I've found and enjoyed that also made me laugh and now follow. They are listed in order of preference. The titles I've included are a book from the series, not necessarily the first, but you can find the series by looking them up if you so desire.

Maggie Barbieri-Murder 101
Sandra Balzo's- Uncommon Grounds.
Terri Austin -Diners, Dives and Dead Ends
Deborah Coonts-Lucky Stiff
Rhys Bowen-Royal series
Dorothy Gilman-Pollifax
Elizabeth Peters- Curse of the Pharaohs

Series that are not as funny but still really liked and follow.
.Karin Slaughter
Lisa Gardner

Here are some series that after listening to first book didn't really fully satisfy. I am not saying that they are bad, maybe I needed to listen to more to get caught up in them but I either wasn't thrilled with narrator, the style or humor and they just didn't grab me enough from the first book to want to listen to more.

Leann Sweeney Cat series
Mollie Cox Bryan Scrapbook series
Diane Davidson Catering
Carolyn Haines -bones to pick
M Beaton, there goes the bride
Misa Ramirez - living la vida lola
kendel lynn- board stiff
Mary andrews -nanny series
Thomas Perry- metzgers dog

  • Until Today!

  • Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind
  • By: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

If there are situations, circumstances, or perhaps relationships in your life that you have been struggling to overcome, trying to work through, or doing your best to work around, throw your head back and declare to the universe, "Until Today!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book.

  • By honestly on 01-01-08

I love this book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-08

The first book i read from this author was "In the Meantime" recommended by a friend. I have to admit, the first hundred pages or so i was a bit skeptical but in the end i loved it. Its something in her style of writing, the things she says, how she says them, whether you agree 100% or not, that just seem to calm you. In this audiobook you get the bonus of listening to her. She has such a kind, soothing voice. Its one of those, love yourself first, etc, etc books but its also more than that. These two books have been my favorite of any i've read. The ones that have a left an impression, that have actually given me some peace when i needed it. I say give it a chance, if anything, listen to it at night. Her gentle voice, kind words and no nonsense attitude remind me of a loving mother saying all the right things, reassuring that everything will be just fine and that makes for a great nights sleep!

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