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  • Double Whammy

  • A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
  • By: Gretchen Archer
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex-husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies. Davis learns the truth, and it does not set her free - in fact, it lands her in the pokey. Buried under a mistaken identity, her hot streak runs cold until her landlord, Bradley Cole, steps in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect start to a great series!

  • By Stephanie A. on 01-31-19

Perfect start to a great series!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Gretchen Archer has created an entertaining series that keeps you completely involved in the story. Having it finally available narrated by the wonderful Amber Benson is the cherry on top of an already great story. Do yourself a favor and start this series-you’ll be hooked!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dead in the Water

  • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

  • By Sandy on 02-15-18

Nice installment in the series— HORRIBLE new narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

If you’re a fan of Skye and Wally, you’ll like the continuation of their story. I enjoyed that it was current and that Skye is no longer afraid of technology. 😊 However, the new narrator is hideous. I just could not get past it. She over pronounced every single word. Combine that with the fact that she was so monotonous that she literally sounded like a computer voice much of the time. This was a problem especially when the characters became upset or emotional.

I honestly have never written a book review and I can get past a lot in a narrator. But this one has got to go or she will kill this series for me.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Plum Spooky

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

Evanovich fans rejoice! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when Stephanie thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel. A man who seems to show up at the most inconvenient moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephanie Plum

  • By JoAnn on 01-08-09

Hilarious!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-09

I loved this book! Loralie King is a fantastic narrator, and she makes the book come alive! I enjoyed every minute of it. Janet Evanovich is completely entertaining. I only wish it was longer!

  • Glitter Baby

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another SEP Winner

  • By Theresa on 01-02-09

Love the story, hate the new narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-09

I have to say, this story is classic SEP, but the new narrator just can't do Anna Fields justice. Although this book was better than the other one she recently narrated for SEP, it still lacks vitality and distinguishing between the characters. If this narrator does the next SEP book, I won't be purchasing it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How Nancy Drew Saved My Life

  • By: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  • Narrated by: Elenna Stauffer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 28

Broken, smashed, and stomped in the mud. That's how Charlotte Bell's heart ended up the last time she let her emotions heat up on a nanny assignment. So taking a new position in frigid Iceland, working for Ambassador Edgar Rawlings, might be just what Charlotte needs in order to heal up and chill out. This time, she's determined to be intrepid and courageous. She's even read all 56 original Nancy Drew books in preparation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • can I give it zero stars?

  • By Nancy on 08-01-07

Hated It

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-07

I really hated this novel. If you like good endings, this one is not for you. The main character is flaky and not well-defined. I got into the story and ended up rooting for the main couple, but couldn't get past the lack of a real ending and the fact that the character didn't resolve her issues and fix her flaws. Not a fun listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Born Charmer

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another CHARMER from SEP!

  • By MSEreads on 09-27-08

Very Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-07

If you liked Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you'll love Natural Born Charmer! The characters were believable and down-to-earth, and the intertwining storylines kept me entertained. It was a quick listen-I just didn't want to turn it off! Very good narration and very good author. I thought this book was superb and would love to have a sequel to follow up on the lives of the characters!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful