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  • Dying for a Diamond

  • Laurel McKay Mysteries, Volume 6
  • By: Cindy Sample
  • Narrated by: Alyx Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Warm breezes, tropical seas, a handsome new husband? What more could a girl dream of? When newlyweds Laurel McKay and Tom Hunter embark on their honeymoon cruise, they look forward to sunny days exploring the Caribbean islands and intimate evenings together. Their dream quickly goes "poof" when Laurel's family decides to tag along and their romantic duet turns into a party of eight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Cozy Mystery!

  • By BookLover5000 on 07-12-19

Wonderful Cozy Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

This audio book has a great story line. It is set on a cruise ship. It has non-stop action and a cast of quirky characters. Multiple passengers and crew members may have committed a series of shipboard murders and thefts. It keeps the listener guessing until the end. Cruising aficionados will love the shipboard dining, shows, activities, and shore excursions. The story is filled with humor, as well as characters that seem real.

I would highly recommend this audio book to others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of the Jewel Shop

  • A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Olivia Swift
  • Narrated by: Becky Boyd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Carly James dream of opening her own jewelry shop is fast becoming a reality. The little shop with its crushed strawberry paintwork springs to life - filled with delightful things. The building’s history intrigues Carly, especially when she senses a spirit presence. Carly is a bit of a free spirit, which is evident by her outrageous clothing and vibrantly colored hair. Jazz and Evan - Carly’s friends who appear in The Secret of Chestnut Hall, the first book in the Blooms, Bones, and Stones Series, are about to be married.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice whimsical mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 06-04-19

A Sweet Cozy Mystery with a Paranormal Twist

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

Reviewed: 05-20-19

The female protagonist opens an artsy jewelry and gift shop, surrounded by friends. The location is at a historic building, which is inhabited by a friendly ghost. Newly made friends, a developing love interest, and a wedding add to the story. This audio book was sweet and cozy, with a happy ending.

I would recommend this audio book to someone who likes cute, clean stories. The plot is easy to follow. The narrator does a great job with the protagonist's voice, slipping into a girlish New York/Jersey accent for the role. The rest of the narrative is performed without the accent.

  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,876
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,512

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't buy it, free download

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-14-18

A Story of the People Behind American Pharoah

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

Overall, this is a really good audio book, which documents the lives and roles of the various individuals behind race horse American Pharoah. I was disappointed; however, that the story is more about the people than the horse. As a horse lover, I was really hoping to personally connect with the champion triple crown winner, feeling his spirit and greatness as the story unfolded. Unfortunately, this connection was lacking. But the story is well written, in a style that captures the listener's interest. It offers vignettes of the people associated with the horse and the horse's competitors, mixing facts and rumor. The book is entertaining. The story can be a bit choppy at times, as it goes off on tangents about another person. It takes a while for the listener to understand the correlation but does shortly come together. It provides a behind the scenes peek into the lives of those who played essential roles in the life of American Pharoah. I didn't appreciate the narrative describing the mating between American Pharoah's sire and dam, which was in poor taste and an unnecessary addition. This audio book is sure to appeal to racing fans, despite its flaws. The narrator did an excellent job.

  • The Asylum: A Carmen Garcia Romantic Suspense Novel

  • Bittersweet Hollow, Book 4
  • By: Aaron Lazar
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, but Carmen and her handsome young psychiatrist find a way to sneak in a kiss or two in empty storerooms when no one’s looking. It doesn’t take long for her suspicions to rise, however, as she gets to know some of the patients. Why are some kept locked in their rooms, doped to the gills? And where are the two dozen patients whose names appear on the med lists, but whom she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient passages snaking beneath the two-hundred-year old monastery?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chills...Thrills..Excitement

  • By Joyce K. Retherford on 05-25-19

Wow! What a fantastic audio book!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-19

I loved this audio book! It was so good! The story line started out with an attention grabbing event and continued to build and build as the story unfolded. Towards the end, I was on the edge of my seat, fearful, but eagerly awaiting what would happen next. This audio book had lots of tension and drama! The characters were likeable and engaging. The story wasn't predicable. The narrator did a great job. This book would make a great screenplay too. I would highly recommend this audio book to others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Incineration

  • The Incubation Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Laura DiSilverio
  • Narrated by: Laura Welsh
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

After soldiers storm the Bulrush compound, Everly Jax spends four months in prison, uncertain of her friends' fates and determined to figure out who betrayed Bulrush. When she goes on trial for murder, her only hope is a mysterious lawyer who may not have her best interests at heart. After the stunning verdict, she's convinced she has been betrayed again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Incineration: Incubation Trilogy Book 2

  • By BookLover5000 on 02-17-19

Review of Incineration: Incubation Trilogy Book 2

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

This is a science fiction post apocalyptic genre book. Although it is classified as young adult, other adults and seniors will love it too! (I'm in the other adult category.) The storyline was exciting, filled with lots of adventure and action. I could hardly wait to find out what would happen next to the heroine Jax. I read the first book in the series prior to listening to this audio book. This book is the second in the series. It would be good as a stand alone audio book, but the fun of listening to it would be enhanced by either reading or listening to the first book in the series prior to this one. The story is intelligently written and will appeal to those who want to immerse themselves in a new reality. Without giving away the plot, fast forward from the current world into a future after environmental changes have occurred. The plot has plenty of tension and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed listening to this book and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Piercehaven: Welcome to the Island

  • By: Robin Merrill
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Winder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Emily is so excited to start her new teaching job on a remote Maine island. It seems God is really dropping all the puzzle pieces of her life into place. There's even a handsome lobster man in play. But the island also harbors a long-kept dark secret, and it's up to Emily to figure out what it is and what she's going to do about it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story Strange at Times, Narration Bad

  • By Debbie on 06-07-19

Excellent Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book! It started off creepy, with building tension and then took a twist. The story went in a completely different direction from what I expected. Portions of the story were emotional, as well as uplifting. The narrator was really good. I would highly recommend this book to others.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ukulele Murder: A Nani Johnson Mystery

  • Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: Leslie Langtry
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she'll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be transported to the Garden Island

  • By cosmitron on 08-15-18

A Humorous Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

The story itself was awesome! It written well, and I enjoyed all the humor. The plot was very original and kept me guessing until the end. Personally, I did not care for the narrator's voice and thought the book would have been even better with a different narrator. However, I would still recommend this audio book to others, as the story was very, very good.

  • An American Cage

  • By: Ted Galdi
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

 

Danny Marsh is a good guy and also an escaped felon. He has 24 hours to make it to freedom in Mexico. Along the way, he must evade the rabid Texas authorities and, even deadlier, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love prison break stories.

  • By ODed01 on 12-02-18

Psychological Prison Escape Thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This was a really cool audio book! The story was full of action and kept you on the edge of your seat. The characters were well-developed and had a lot of depth. Despite the gritty subject matter, the book had a feel good ending.

  • Whacked in Whitechapel

  • Cassie Coburn Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Samantha Silver
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

When a nurse is found murdered in the Royal London Hospital, Cassie think it's going to be just another one of Violet's regular old murder cases to solve. But when they find out that the woman was killed by her accomplice, and that he got away with a number of vials containing the Ebola virus, the stakes suddenly get a lot higher.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great interesting and well done

  • By Christine on 07-17-19

Stellar Cozy Mystery Thriller!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I loved this audio book! It had an original plot. The story was more than the typical whodunit. Cassie Coburn is involved with investigating and trying to stop a biological terrorist threat in London. I was enthralled and could hardly wait to listen to what would happen next. It was a true cozy mystery and did not contain gore and violence, which was quite an accomplishment given the story line, This book was a cross between a thriller and a cozy. The narrator was very talented and did a great job with various accents. (A film version would be fantastic!)

  • Dead Man on Campus

  • By: E. M. Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Kate Warner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

A mysterious letter-writer causes havoc on the idyllic Bader University campus. After a professor receives numerous poison pen letters more and more threatening in nature, Josie Tucker is on the case...grudgingly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A found a new series and a new narrator!

  • By pixledust on 10-03-17

A Great Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book! It had a lot of originality and was not predictable. The story line was excellent. I would definitely enjoy listening to other books in the Josie Tucker series.