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  • Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder

  • Murder, She Wrote
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs's husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. Her suspicions are aroused by a sinister dating site Hal used while he and Babs were having marital issues - a site that might be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim, and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Donald Bain :(

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 09-05-18

Not Murder She Wrote!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

The story is actually pretty good— an enjoyable enough mystery. The problem is that the characterization is completely off. I felt more like I was reading one of Mary Higgins Clark’s Alvirah Meehan books. Jessica Fletcher has forgotten she was a teacher, is very abrasive and sometimes crass. She has forgotten how she relates to the world (her neighbors and town seem so changed as to not be recognizable) and she is much more of a ‘writer’ in this book. She even talks about her creative output increasing in the years following her husbands death when in fact JB never wrote when he was alive and only wrote one book following his death as a creative hobby. Grady gave her secret project book to the publisher launching her career— this JB Fletcher refers to her nephew as a ne’er do well and seems to casually refer to Cabot Cove as the Murder capital of the world!
I think anyone looking for Jessica Fletcher should skip this book— hopefully the new author reads some of Donald Bain’s books before finishing the next outing or the series is doomed.

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  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

So Dull

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Among the worst audio books I’ve ever heard. I’m still struggling to get through to the end, so if there’s a redeeming story in the bunch I’ll update my review— so far it’s one awful story on Tatooine after another.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful