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  • The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

  • The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery book shop - a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity - like nabbing Timothy Brennan for a book signing. But soon after the bestselling thriller writer reveals a secret about the store's link to a 1940s murder, he keels over dead - and right in the middle of the store's new community events space. Who gives Mrs. McClure the first clue that it was murder? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent new concept

  • By Dawn on 11-29-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I love Cleo Coyle’s coffeeehouse series and thought I would give this one a try. I want disappointed! I highly recommend this book if you like cozy mysteries. I just purchased the second and third book of the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In Dublin's Fair City

  • Molly Murphy Series, Book 6
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Molly Murphy's beau Captain Daniel Sullivan may be out of jail on bail, but he's still a ways from clearing his name, and his foul mood has Molly in search of a little breathing room when providence steps in in the form of a proposition from New York City's renowned theatrical impresario Tommy Burke. America has been very good to Tommy, and now that he's getting on in years, he'd like to pass some of that good fortune on to his family back in Ireland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Fun Series!

  • By Simone on 07-22-14

One of my favorite in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This was definitely one of my favorite books in this series. The narrator did a great job performing as with other books in the series. Now, on to the next book in this series...

  • I Heard That Song Before

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Kay Lansing grew up the daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the 19-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By ASDQM1 on 09-10-15

One of Mary Higgins Clark best books

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Great book and narration. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys suspenseful who done it books! It won’t disappoint.

  • A Rather Charming Invitation

  • By: C. A. Belmond
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to nuptial nuts and bolts. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the wedding be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Year's War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of this series

  • By Robin on 03-17-17

Slow start

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

The narration was good. The book got off to a slow start but was interesting. I would listen to another by this author.

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,868

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

Slow start but an amazing finish!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

I have to admit that I almost stopped listening to this book because of the slow start. I even went back to reread the reviews to see what made me buy the book in the first place. Many of the reviews said that the last third of the book made it all worth while and I have to agree completely. I actually hated for the book to end! It's worth the credit!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Judgment

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, needs better narration...

  • By Jennifer on 04-26-11

More Romance than Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-18-13

This was the first book that I bought from Irene Hannon and I was sort of disappointed. It didn't have any real mystery to it. I found it to be more of a clean Christian romance novel than a mystery. If you like a book that has lots of romance and the murderer is told to the reader up front, then you may like this kind of book. Overall, the book was just OK.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White

  • Book Three, The Great Pursuit
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759

In this final installment of Ted Dekker's groundbreaking Circle Trilogy, Thomas Hunter has only days to survive two separate realms of danger, deceit, and destruction. The fate of both worlds hinges on his unique ability to shift realities through his dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By April on 01-07-05

Couldn't Wait for Book 3: Worth the Credit

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

Reviewed: 11-22-13

If you enjoyed the first 2 books in the series, you will love book 3. I found the pace of book 3 to be faster than that of book 2. I couldn't find good stopping points! This series sold me on the Fantasy genre! Good job Ted Dekker! I found this book wrapped things up nicely and I'm not sure what book Green will add to the series. I'm still trying to decide if I need to get Green book 0. People who enjoy Christian Fantasy will enjoy this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red

  • Book Two, The Heroic Rescue
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Red centers around the heroic rescue attempts of Thomas Hunter to save both worlds. With the devastating realization that he has unleashed death into both worlds, he now must figure out how to undo this evil all while trying to save his true love. From meeting with world powers in one world to leading a small band of mighty warriors in the great forests of the other world, Thomas is determined to change the history of two realities, or sacrifice all in trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the best!

  • By Deanna on 12-14-04

Good But Not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

I have to admit that I had high expectations for this book after finishing book 1 - Black. The book was good but it just didn't move the story forward enough for me. I really feel like the main events in book 2 could have been added to book one or three. There are events in this book that the reader needs to know so I don't recommend skipping this book. As for the narration, Rob Lamont did a good job. I find Rob Lamont does rush the dialog a bit, but it doesn't take away anything from the performance. I still give him 4 stars. I can't wait to see how Ted Dekker wraps things up in the final book of the trilogy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black

  • Book One, The Birth of Evil
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start

  • By Dalen on 03-13-14

Two Realities - One World!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

I have to admit that I usually don't buy books in the fantasy genre, but I decided to give this one by Ted Dekker a try. I'm glad that I did! The book grabbed my interest from the start and held it to the end. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to keep up with which reality Thomas Hunter was in each time he woke up. That wasn't a problem at all! Ted Dekker does a great job guiding his audience through each reality so that you don't get lost or confused. Rob Lamont does a good job narrating this book. I think I just discovered a new interest in Fantasy books. Now onto book 2 in the series!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just Take My Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

In her new thriller, America's #1 best-selling Queen of Suspense delves into a legal battle over the guilt or innocence of a man accused of murdering his wife. Woven into her plot is an eerie, little-understood but documented medical phenomenon - the emergence of a donor's traits and memories in the recipient of a heart transplant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Take My Heart

  • By Joan on 06-08-09

Heart Pounding Plot

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

Reviewed: 11-18-13

The book quickly jumped right into the mystery. Once I started listening, I found it hard to tear myself away from this book. The narration could have been better. I found the voices often sounded too similar. The author did a great job of developing the characters. I did find myself getting emotionally invested in several of the characters. Overall, I very good book that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery with lots of suspense.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful