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  • The Glass Room

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered, and Vera’s neighbor is found with a knife in her hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By CM on 04-28-18

Narrator again...

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This narrator was easier to listen to, but was nerdy plodding. I probably should have sped up the speed. The rest is great.

  • Telling Tales

  • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fabulous book to listen to

  • By Gigi on 09-01-17

Great story, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

The narrator of the first book was amazing, this one not so much. Her male voices were like nails on a chalkboard to me. It was like she was holding her nose and her breath. The story was worth it of course, but half way through I checked who narrated the next few. I think I would have stopped the series if that had not been the case....

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 665

In her first foray into the sleuthing game, resourceful, red-headed Hannah Swensen must find the right ingredients to solve two perplexing murders. One chilly morning on her way to The Cookie Jar, Hannah discovers Ron, the dairy delivery man, shot dead in his truck. When she begins to investigate, she suspects the dairy owner. But when he, too, is murdered, Hannah must look further afield for the culprit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read

  • By Thomas Straub on 12-12-12

Good story, terrible reader

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

It was a good thing that this story developed well, because I almost quit right away! The reader is awful.?she makes everyone but the main character sound like idiots! All of her women's voices are insipid and high pitched. So annoying. And unfortunately she narrates all of the books in this series. Don't know if I will invest in more because of this...

  • The Deep End

  • The Country Club Murders, Book 1
  • By: Julie Mulhern
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

It's 1974 and Ellison Russell's life revolves around her daughter and her art. She's long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper's death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband's proclivities and his crimes - kinky sex, petty cruelties, and blackmail. As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Marginally Less Bland Nancy Drew

  • By Rachel on 12-28-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Excellent story, loved all of the nostalgic 1970's touches. The narrator was perfect! :) highly recommend!

  • Obsession

  • Faces of Evil Series, Book 1
  • By: Debra Webb
  • Narrated by: Carol Schneider
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great find!

  • By J and M on 07-27-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I almost did not continue this series after listening to the prequel. The narrator was absolutely awful. She sounded like Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm which totally took away from the story. This first book is spellbinding, with a cliffhanger ending that makes me want to start listening to the next book immediately! The only p

  • Grave Secret

  • Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfactory final conclusion

  • By V. Sharol Cutrell on 10-31-09

Amazing Series!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

This is a four book series that is so well written, with an awesomely riveting story. It is tied up so well in the four books that even tho you may want more, you feel satisfied with the ending. Loved them!

  • Journey to Munich

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks toward Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intense thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-30-16

Best ever!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Another fantastic book from Jacqueline Winspear! This series is in my top three favorites, and Orlagh Cassidy is a large part of it.... she captures Maisie perfectly!
If you are new to this series, it is so worth it to start at the beginning!

  • Running on Empty

  • Main Street Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Balzo
  • Narrated by: Amy DeLuca
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Though a magnet to tourists looking for some Southern comfort, the small lake town of Sutherton - tucked so picturesquely into the mountains of North Carolina - has had its fair share inexplicable hazards. But when Daisy Griggs siphoned three pints of blood from poor Mrs. Bradenham at the resort's annual blood drive... well, that seemed to take the cake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Light hearted listening, easy to follow

  • By Doug Wilkie on 03-28-15

Not great

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

I read and enjoyed Sandra Balzo's coffee shop books. Not at the level of Cleo Coyle, but fun. This book, not so much... Story just wandered, I got antsy wondering when she was going to get to the point. The narrator was awful, strange cadence and constant swallowing, I hate that! Can't something be edit that out??? Don't think that I will waste my time with the rest of the series.

  • Fatal Identity

  • Book Ten of the Fatal Series
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora - sun, sand, and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career. Government worker Josh Hamilton begs Sam to investigate his shocking claim that his parents stole him from another family 30 years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 05-20-17

As Usual...

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

It was amazing! One of my all time favorite series. The characters are real and three dimensional, the story is exciting, sexy and romantic!

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  • Investigative Reporting

  • Avery Shaw, Book 4-6
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Avery Shaw can't stay out of trouble - not that she wants to. As a reporter for a Southeastern Michigan newspaper, Avery can't stop digging for the story - and that often makes her a target. Follow Avery as she finds new love, has trouble letting go of a past love, and deals with a family that needs a group rate for therapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best narrator ever

  • By Debbie on 02-10-18

Hang in there!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

These books are good. The narrator is terrible in this one! I almost gave up, but the story caught me. The narrator has gotten progressively better and now after I have listened to the sixth book, she is awesome! I really enjoy this series!