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  • Fooled Around and Spelled in Love

  • A Cozy Paranormal Mystery: The Happily Everlasting Series, Book 3
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there's no such thing as normal. Anna Crawford is well aware her town is filled with supernaturals, but she isn't exactly willing to embrace her paranormal gifts. Her aunt says she's a witch-in-denial. All Anna wants is to live a quiet "normal" life and run her business, Witch's Brew Coffee Shop and Bakery. But everything is about to be turned upside down the moment Jackson Argent walks into her life. Jackson isn't sure why he agreed to come back to his boyhood home of Everlasting. It's like a spell was cast and he couldn't say no.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By donald coalson on 02-16-19

Nope. This One Is Bad, Too.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

What a waste. I don’t even know how to review this book because it’s just, sort of, nothing. There really is no coherent story. It’s kind of in offensively bad, yet irksome at the same time because some of it might have made for an okay story. It’s just bizarre.

The hero’s paranormal power is creepy af yet no one even bats an eye at it, and the heroine just accepts that he tries to use it on/towards/around her.
The first time they meet he goes to her work and is like “Are you so and so?” and she’s just too busy and he sort of just leaves.
The next time they meet is pretty much the same, until someone is murdered, and I guess they decide to investigate it even though there’s no reason she would do so, but it was kind of muddled.
Then they spend about 20 minutes “investigating” in between her job and lots of boring conversations with each other. Then after spending almost no time on their investigation being “so frustrated that they haven’t figured it out!”.
Also what’s his name, hunter shop owner guy, gives our heroine, a photographer on the side, a magic camera, but then tells her later he never thought she’d use it.
Then the two main characters sleep together for some reason, and even more baffling is his big declaration of how much he loves her and is utterly bewitched by her blah blah blah, which would be fine if there was any build up to it at all.
Both characters are kind of annoying and the whole thing is strange. I liked Jana DeLeon’s and Kristen Painter’s installments. Two bad they only have one book each so far.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Hunted, Twice Shy

  • The Happily Everlasting Series, Book 2
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Wolf-shifter Hugh Lupine simply wants to make it through the month and win the bet he has with his best friend. He's not looking to date anyone, or to solve a murder, but when a breathtaking beauty runs him over (literally), he's left no choice but to take notice of the quirky, sassy newcomer. She'd be perfect if it wasn't for the fact she's the granddaughter of the local supernatural hunter.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t buy it

  • By Becca B on 07-24-18

No. Not good. Skip this one.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Oh boy, this one was not good. I know these are cozy’s and pretty short, basically just for fun, but this installment was bad. Giving completely spoiler free reviews is difficult, so there will be some slight spoilers. Stop reading if you don’t want spoilers.

Spoilers - This one was kind of all over the place. It had promise, in the beginning, but it was bad enough that I’m angry at it. Yes, I’m angry at the story. Because it’s bad. As soon as the “heroine” meets the “hero” and his friends, they’re all talking about supernatural stuff, but then they get mad when he tells her about himself because “The town agreed to never tell anyone about themselves”. Same with the grandpa. Even the same with the first townsperson we meet. And the “hero” keeps referring to the “heroine” as “Honey” every time he addresses her, and it’s very annoying and patronizing. It starts almost right away, and then gets to be every sentence. “Honey, why don’t we get something to eat” “Honey, let’s talk about that later” “Honey, we should take a walk” just shut up, you met 4 hours ago, and she has her own name! Although I can’t remember it either, and I just finished the book, so...Anyway, I was going to write a thorough review, but I can’t even think of anything worthwhile to talk about. I agree with another reviewer, this one seemed to be written by a child. Don’t waste your time.

  • 'Towards Zero' and 'Ordeal by Innocence'

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Towards Zero: What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. Ordeal By Innocence: According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two outstanding mysteries

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-15

Two Good Agatha Christies

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

Reviewed: 01-27-13

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

Yes. Towards Zero is one of my favorites, and Ordeal By Innocence is interesting also.

What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think it shows that Hugh Fraser is familiar with the material and does it justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Body in the Library

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery... before tongues start to wag.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic Christie

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-26-13

Very Good Christie Reading

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

Reviewed: 01-27-13

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Miss Marple, so I guess she was my favorite.

Any additional comments?

Very decent example of an Agatha Christie audiobook.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Jane Leclercq
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

In rural 1800s England, things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest novel. The book has been adapted countless times to stage, film, and television.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance Needs Editing!

  • By AS on 01-27-13

Performance Needs Editing!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-13

Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Jane Leclercq?

I love Jane Austen and have listened to others that were very good. Jane Leclercq is ok, definitely not my favorite.

How could the performance have been better?

There are so very many mistakes here it ruined the listening experience. The amount of line re-readings alone makes this a terrible performance. It is not the narrators fault these weren't edited out, but I wish I would have purchased a more expensive version so I could have actually enjoyed it.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Emma?

None.

Any additional comments?

The narrator uses exactly the same voice for every character. Even though I have read this book many times, it made it difficult to follow.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • The 7th Month

  • A Detective D. D. Warren Story
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,065
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,585
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,597

In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great short detective mystery!

  • By Kristi R. on 01-24-13

Not Good

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

Reviewed: 01-27-13

What disappointed you about The 7th Month?

The story was just terrible. There was nothing to it. There was a crime, then it was solved. The end. Actually, it wasn't solved, it was confessed to, so...

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was okay. The tone of the story was pretty lame, so I guess the narrator did an ok job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 7th Month?

How about all of them?

Any additional comments?

Really not even worth free.

  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,933

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

If you could sum up Dracula [Audible Edition] in three words, what would they be?

Best Audiobook Ever

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Being narrated by a full cast made the audiobook unique, exciting, and easy to follow.

Any additional comments?

Great story with a great narration. The best I have listened to. The structure of the story begs to be read by a full cast and this does not disappoint. Definitely recommend!