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M. W. Nason

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  • Murder on Tap

  • Maple Syrup Mysteries Series, Book 4
  • By: Emily James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Former lawyer Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes thinks she'd be happy to spend her life making maple syrup and never take part in another murder investigation again. At least, she thinks so right up until the photographer she hired dies on the tour she's leading, and the main suspect is her friend's niece, Holly. When Holly disappears as well, Nicole faces what looks like a locked-room mystery. One of the people on the tour must have committed the crime, yet none of them could have done it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun little mystery

  • By Joyce Chesne on 08-07-18

great mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

again Emily James has written a really enjoyable story . This is my 4th. book in this series and I hope to buy the next one . Andrea Emmes as always puts on a perfect performance. I would have trouble listening to any other Narrator on these books as I have come to recognize Nicole through Andreas voices I highly recommend this book .

  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Anne Heche
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Anne Heche reads The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, the story of nine-year-old Trisha McFarland who gets lost in the woods while on a walk with her family. Boston Red Sox closing pitcher Tom Gordon becomes Trisha's imaginary companion - and the key to her survival against an unidentified someone (or some thing) leaving death and destruction in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amber Alert

  • By Tango on 03-22-15

Best Steven King Book Ever

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I have listened to this book at east 4 times. I have read the book a couple more times. So that said I love this book. The story is believable as far as fantasy is concerned and the characters are likable. The situation is all to true . If you get off the path you will get lost and you can die. I highly recommend this book and I enjoyed the narrators talent in making this story alive.

  • Almost Sleighed

  • Maple Syrup Mysteries Series, Book 3
  • By: Emily James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Former lawyer Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes has finally settled in to her new home in Fair Haven, and her first maple syrup season is upon them. It's not going as smoothly as she'd hoped. Their sap lines keep springing leaks, and as if that wasn't enough, Nicole finds their groom-mechanic Noah apparently trampled in one of the horse stalls. Fair Haven's interim police chief is ready to declare it an accident, but Nicole believes otherwise. With Noah in a coma, she's determined to figure out who wanted to kill him before the perpetrator can return and finish the job.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enough is Enough

  • By Beatrice on 06-16-18

This is a great book.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

It is hard to write a really fantastic book one time. Emily James has done it times three so far. I can't say this is the best of the three books in the Maple Syrup series . That is because each of them on their own are the best if that is at all possible. I can't wait to start the fourth book and I am so glad some people in this story finally got things straight.Now about the Narrator , Andea Emmes. She gets better and better with each book she Narrates. She once again has given a stunning performance taking me not only into the story of the book but right to the Author . I feel like the connection of the author and the narrator is so close that by listening to this book you are there with them. I really ,really recommend this book and all those that have come before it in the Maple Syrup Series .

  • Bushwhacked

  • Maple Syrup Mysteries Series, Book 2
  • By: Emily James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Former lawyer Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes has packed up her life in Washington, D.C., to move to the tourist town of Fair Haven, Michigan, and take over the maple syrup business she inherited from her uncle. But trouble seems to find Nicole wherever she goes. Caught in a snow storm on her way into town, she hits what she thinks is a deer. It turns out to be the manager of the local animal shelter, and the collision isn't the primary cause of death. Feeling guilty anyway, Nicole convinces the interim police chief to allow her to help with the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite Author

  • By M. W. Nason on 08-28-18

My new favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Emily James has again written an excellent book. She has now become my favorite mystery writer taking Sue Grafton's place.
Many times in a book you are quietly hoping something doesn't happen and it always does . With Emily James that is not the case.Her surprises are fair and in touch with her characters . I read a Sticky Inheritance and enjoyed it so much. I couldn't wait to hear Bush whacked and I just finished it. It was great. I do have one little problem with the story that if it was in my power I would go to Michigan and set a certain couple straight. I can't wait to start the next book in this series. Andrea Emmes has also become my favorite Narrator displacing Judy Kaye.Her talent makes listening to audio books so enjoyable.I listen to a lot of audio books and I am not always impressed by the narrator , but with Andrea Emmes I am never disappointed.I think Emily James and Andrea Emmes are a winning combination and I highly recommend This book as well as A Sticky Inheritance.

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,831

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

This is a book that you won’t forget

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I have read the hard copy of this book and watched the movie. I was amazed at this book. So it seemed logical for me to buy and listen to the Audible book and I am so glad I did. The Narrator was the perfect person with the perfect voice to read The Fault In Our Stars. She bought Hazel Grace to life and allowed the listener to beyond spectator and become part of the story. I highly recommend this Audio Book.

  • A Sticky Inheritance

  • Maple Syrup Mysteries series, Book 1
  • By: Emily James
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes feels like she's the only failure amid a family of high achievers. Her last serious boyfriend turned out to be married and her career as a criminal defense attorney is in tatters. When her uncle passes away and leaves her his maple syrup farm in Michigan, she thinks it might be time for a career change - hopefully one that allows her to stay as far away from murderers and liars as possible. For half a day at least.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good start

  • By Beatrice on 05-02-18

this is a good book , But ........

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I enjoyed this book and the characters were very interesting and believable . I think the ended needed clearing up a bit as it was vague concerning one character. other then that I am looking forward to the next book in this series . the Narrator , Andera Emmes was a a strong reason this book was so good. as always her ability to speak a story so clearly ,you can almost feel the characters before you.. this book is well worth the cost and time to listen .if you do , you will be like me waiting for book 2 .

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  • Udon

  • By: Catherine Cruzan
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A noodle shop girl's hijinks with her sassy dragon friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Short Story

  • By Karen S on 05-04-16

it was good it was a short story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

upon was not a good story. I didn't enjoy it nor do I understand what the plot was. it was like coming into a movie half way through and never able to catch the plots the Narrator on the other hand was exceptional. Andrea Emmes was so natutal . I would have thought that the Asian dialect she spoke in this presentation was her second language. Andrea was the saving grace in this book.

  • Adorkable

  • By: Cookie O'Gorman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.  Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great Book

  • By M. W. Nason on 07-07-18

This is a great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I just finished Adorkable . This was an amazing story . I truly enjoyed this book. The best part of this book was the narrator Andrea Emmes . Andrea is always able to use her voice to take a story and turn it into an experience. When you listen , you get drawn into the story. And when you have a great story like Adorkable , and an extremely talented Narrator like Andrea Emmes , you can't loose. I highly recomend Adorkable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Growl

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Looking back with wiser eyes now, my family and I concluded that the events leading up to my transformation started during the summer I turned nine. But the day we realized there was a problem - and there was no turning back - was a week before I started my senior year at Junction City High. That was the day the fangs and claws appeared, and the monster inside me emerged. When mutilated corpses appeared near a pile of brush down by Caney Creek, everything changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-30-15

This is a good Book.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

If you like scary books and surprises this is the book for you. It is full of interesting characters and has a great plot. I am very impressed by the Narrator Andrea Emmes. As always she shines with her awesome ability to take on multi characters and give each their own voice and personality . I highly recommend this book and this Narrator .

  • One for the Baron

  • By: Catherine Cruzan
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Lydia doesn't understand what her recurrent nightmares, a homeless man, and her baby sister have in common until she walks into a New Orleans voodoo shop and meets Maman Margo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One for the Baron

  • By Deedra on 05-03-15

A great Short Story

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

One for the Barron was a great story , I only wish it was longer . It had a great story line that keep me very interested. The Narrator Andrea Emmes was excellent. I have listened to many of her books and have never been disappointing. When you have a great story and a Talented Narrator you know you are going to have a very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to more from the Author and Narrator in the near future.