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  • Mistletoe, Moonlight, and Murder

  • A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
  • By: Carolyn L. Dean
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Amanda hadn't expected snow for Christmas on the Oregon Coast, but her first winter in Ravenwood Cove brings out long-dead secrets that someone is desperately trying to hide...no matter the cost. Hot chocolate, merry decorations, and purring cats give way to police investigations and a search for a ruthless killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Book

  • By John William Young on 04-08-17

Religious sermon

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Should be under religion for the sermon. Poorly written and narrator is not a god fit.

  • Crewel and Unusual

  • A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Molly MacRae
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is looking forward to the grand opening of the Blue Plum Vault, a co-op of small shops on Main Street. In the week before the grand opening, Kath and her needlework group, TGIF, hear rumors of an unpleasant rivalry developing between two of the new shopkeepers: Nervie Bales and Belinda Moyer. The opening is a success - until Belinda is found dead, stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors from Kath's shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Entertaining

  • By Beatrice on 01-24-19

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Love the ghost and the narrator makes the characters come alive. (Even the ones that aren’t alive) Delightful series.

  • Of Spice and Men

  • Pancake House Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Fox
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After all, the crew loves Marley's crêpes - so much so that Christine, the head makeup artist, invites her on set for a behind-the-scenes tour. But when Marley arrives, the special-effects trailer is on fire...with Christine inside.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Excruciating.

  • By Kat Harrison on 01-04-19

Excruciating.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I wanted to love this series because of the location but I just can’t. This is the third book I’ve suffered through with a terrible narrator and about two thirds of the narrative is unimportant descriptive. She peels and deveins the shrimp. Really? If anything I think it’s getting worse each book.

  • The Crêpes of Wrath

  • Pancake House Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Fox
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

When Marley McKinney's aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it - and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to spend a leisurely week or two in Wildwood Cove, the quaint, coastal community where she used to spend her summers, but then Cousin Jimmy is found murdered, sprawled on the rocks beneath a nearby cliff.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good Narater, mediocre story

  • By leslie dillon on 10-24-17

Please tell the narrator to slow down

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

The narrator is nearly impossible to finish. She reads so fast it’s tough to follow or even care about the story.

  • For Whom the Bread Rolls

  • Pancake House Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Fox
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida's been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house. The police can't do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone's beat her to it - in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida's dead body, Marley's suddenly the number one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley's not about to let Ida keep ruining her life - especially from beyond the grave.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Might be a good mystery but...

  • By Debbie on 09-29-17

Slow down!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Narrator is really hard to enjoy, she reads way, way too fast. So-so characters and mystery.

  • Hitting the Books

  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit-and-run, Theresa Houston, suffers another accident, and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I HAVE MISSED LINDSAY AND SULLY

  • By Debbie Lacey on 09-12-18

Crazy female villains are getting old

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I love the characters and the stories but the last five books have had crazy, jealous female villains. It’s getting a bit old. It’s also not very realistic.

  • Caramel Crush

  • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Love is in the air at FairyTale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but, at the same time, her co-owner, Mel, is about to help with a breakup. Mel's old friend Diane has decided to dump her fiancé after discovering he's only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction. But when Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn't what she expected: he's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rape as a humorous subplot

  • By Kat Harrison on 09-22-18

Rape as a humorous subplot

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I love this series but the disturbing use of a college rape of a roofied woman was awful. That it was handled with the “it would have been so embarrassing” angle was horrifying. Not humorous. Horrifying. Please do better.

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  • The Seven Daughters of Eve

  • The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
  • By: Bryan Sykes
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of both the Ice Man's discovery and his age, which was put at over 5,000 years, fascinated scientists and newspapers throughout the world. But what made Sykes's story particularly revelatory was his successful identification of a genetic descendant of the Ice Man, a woman living in Great Britain today. How was Sykes able to locate a living relative?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read

  • By Phoebe Grubbs on 04-13-18

Really informative and interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Fascinating. Loved the behind the scenes about the research process and explanation of the DNA and what it means for understanding human evolution. Perfect narration!

  • Nightshade for Warning

  • Enchanted Garden Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Bailey Cattrell
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Elliana Allbright's business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy - and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator

  • By Kat Harrison on 05-30-18

Bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

The patience of job? Good grief. This narrator mispronounces several words per chapter. It’s tough to suffer through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Daisies for Innocence

  • Enchanted Garden Mystery Series #1
  • By: Bailey Cattrell
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Elliana Allbright's life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences - some from her very own garden - seem almost supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions, bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea, and enjoy homemade cookies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult Narrator but loved the story

  • By Cozysleuthgirl on 06-03-16

Slow down narrator!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

It was nearly impossible to finish because of the narrator. Pronunciation was appalling and she raced through without inflection or even sentence breaks.