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  • Death in an Elegant City

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 4
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Location scout Kate Sharp is thrilled to be part of a scouting trip to the historic city of Bath, England to research the location for a Jane Austen documentary. But before Kate gets a chance to stroll the elegant boulevards where Austen once lived, murder cuts the sightseeing short. Now Kate must rearrange her itinerary and find the killer before she and the production are shut down permanently.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both stories were really good!

  • By Jeannette T on 02-11-19

Both stories were really good!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Great narrator! Storyline and characters were excellent and well written. I can’t wait to start the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death in a Stately Home

  • Murder on Location, Book 3
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Kate Sharp loves the perks of her location scout profession. When she fills in for a researcher at a Regency-themed English house party, she's looking forward to indulging in the posh atmosphere of tea on the lawn and elegant candlelight dinners, but when a guest is murdered in a locked room, Kate becomes the prime suspect. As she turns her attention to the guests, the staff, and the owners, Kate must unlock the mystery and uncover the murderer before she's arrested for a crime she didn't commit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed this series.

  • By Kenny Cook on 10-02-18

Nothing to complain about!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Narrator was great.Characters interesting. Plot suspenseful. Everything was above average. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  • Death in the English Countryside

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 1
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057

Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado Kate Sharp is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word gets out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kate arrives in Nether Woodsmoor, a quaint village of golden stone cottages and rolling green hills, only to find no trace of Kevin except his abandoned luggage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Very cozy “cozy” mystery!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

The narration is very good. Voices coincide with the appropriate ages. Characters are all interesting and the mystery is interesting.

  • A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery

  • By: Hannah Dennison
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past, Kat is not surprised to learn that Iris knew the victim. As Kat becomes embroiled once more in her mother’s mysterious and tumultuous bygone days, she comes to realize that life is never black and white.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful - Couldn't finish it

  • By Jean on 09-15-18

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I love the descriptive details of the area and the characters. The storyline is very good and interesting. It was difficult to put this one down. I think the author had another idea in mind for Kat’s character. The narrator uses a voice for her that makes her sound old, snippy, irritable, hysterical, bitchy, Whiny, and snobby. If I try to ignore the narrator’s Kat voice, I get the impression that she’s actually young looking and has a young happy attitude.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery

  • By: Hannah Dennison
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When a body is discovered in the grounds on Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on the folks in the village. And as the body count begins to build, our heroine, Kat Stanford, becomes inextricably embroiled in the ensuing scandal. Are the deaths the result of a local vendetta, or could they be connected to her mother’s unusual (to say the least) past? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Beatrice on 08-12-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Easy to follow the story and the characters. I’ve gotten used to the narrator and actually enjoy her reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at Honeychurch Hall

  • By: Hannah Dennison
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Kat Stanford is just days away from starting her dream antique business with her newly widowed mother Iris when she gets a huge shock. Iris has recklessly purchased a dilapidated carriage house at Honeychurch Hall, an isolated country estate complete with eccentric lords and ladies and butlers and cooks. When a secret from the past comes back to haunt Iris, Kat realizes she hardly knows her mother at all. And when the bodies start piling up, it is up to Kat to unravel the tangled truth behind the murders at Honeychurch Hall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Sandra L Bihary-Waltz on 07-05-18

Really good storyline.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

It wasn’t easy to put this story down. The characters were interesting and the descriptions of the area were very good. The ending surprised me on several levels. Good and not so good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Clifftops

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig, who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the center of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed? Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost the exact same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked the story and the characters a lot

  • By Jeannette T on 11-06-18

I liked the story and the characters a lot

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

But the narrator again disappointed me. I like her in the books where she narrates as a more mature character. In them she comes across as a very classy, matronly, intelligent and affluent woman. But when she narrates anyone under 50 she seems like someone who was mis-cast. Otherwise I liked this book a lot and I really do enjoy the narrator usually.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bury the Lead

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged version hurts story

  • By J. on 09-30-07

First in series of books.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I like the narrator. I like the balance between cozy and “detective-type” story. I read the last one so I know the writing gets better...although it’s not bad.

  • An Occupied Grave

  • Brock & Poole Series, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Barnett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

When mourners gather in the village of Lower Gladdock, the grave is found to be already occupied. The victim is soon linked to a tragedy that tore the village apart five years ago and is handed over to the Bexford police to solve. Detective Sergeant Guy Poole is hoping to put his traumatic past behind him and settle into his new station at Bexford. Now history is threatening to raise its head again, and he has a murder case to contend with. Detective Inspector Sam Brock has a new recruit to take under his wing, and he's determined this one isn't going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable book.

  • By Jeannette T on 10-28-18

Very enjoyable book.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This is extremely entertaining. Some of the things make you laugh out loud. The ending took me by surprise.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Girls

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,155

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming - until one of them mysteriously disappears.... Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding in Every Way!

  • By Alexis on 03-21-18

I almost gave up on this one because I could have slept through the first 14 chapters!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I decided to read the reviews to see if I was the only one ready to quit and saw that it improves at chapter 15. Sure enough it was like a different book and I couldn’t put the book down. It’s definitely one of my favorites of her books. Characters were interesting and the plot was very clever!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful