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  • Apple Strudel Alibi

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel, and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the American horse trainer who seems inexplicably nervous around the police? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday fun with a twist

  • By April Goldman on 08-20-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I love the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries. This book goes all the way to Austria for a change of scenery. I'm glad Gemma brought Muesli along as I always look forward to reading about her The "old biddies" are a marvel and I'm glad they went along to support Gemma. H. Y. Hanna writes a good cozy mystery. She has lovely characters and good settings. And her mysteries are always, should I say, 'fun'. It was nice to see Gemma elsewhere. Pearl Hewitt is a wonderful narrator. I enjoy her voice and the way she reads.

  • Muffins and Mourning Tea

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Cotswolds tearoom owner Gemma Rose is excited to join the May Day celebrations in Oxford...until the beautiful spring morning ends in murder. Now, she's embroiled in a deadly mystery - with four nosy old ladies determined to help in the sleuthing! Before she knows it, Gemma finds herself stalking a Russian "princess" and keeping up with the Old Biddies in Krav Maga class, while still trying to serve delicious cakes and buttery scones at her quaint English tearoom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series, BUT...

  • By Christina on 12-02-17

Another Fun Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Gemma's day ends in murder and the old biddies are very interested in helping to solve it and are getting in the way. Even sweet little Muesli is getting into trouble. What is going on here!! Everyone is giving Gemma problems. And is this the end for Gemma and her boyfriend? Why is he avoiding her? I just love all the characters in these stories. They are lively and full of mystery and fun. You just know that if you visit the Tearoom and surrounding town, you are going to love talking to them all. And Pearl Hunter, the narrator, just makes these characters and stories come alive with her reading. She makes it sound so charming.

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  • Till Death Do Us Tart

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

When Oxfordshire tearoom owner Gemma Rose enters her little tabby, Muesli, in the cat show at the local village fair, the last thing she expects is to stumble across a murder. And when her meddling mother and the nosy Old Biddies decide to start their own investigation, Gemma has no choice but to join in the sleuthing. She soon finds there's something much more sinister sandwiched between the homemade Victoria sponge cakes and luscious jam tarts! Can Gemma solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Enjoyable

  • By Beatrice on 06-21-17

Murder Done Right

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Gemma's sweet cat, Muesli, is entered in the local fair's cat show. Of course, there is murder involved, and of course, the Old Biddies have their opinion. This series is so much fun and it is involving with lovely settings and fantastic characters. HY Hanna writes such lovely stories and I look forward to each and every one. I know that I've said this before, but Pearl Hewitt brings a voice to these stories that is perfect and really makes the stories come alive.

  • The Oxford Tearoom Mysteries Box Set Collection I

  • Prequel + Books 1 & 2
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

"Scones, a tea shop in England, a kitty and a murder...yes, please!" Enjoy the first three books in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, in one handy collection! Join tearoom sleuth Gemma Rose, her mischievous feline Muesli, and the nosy Old Biddies as they tackle murder and mystery in the beautiful city of Oxford - not to forget the delights of delicious baking and afternoon tea in a quaint English village!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice little mystery bundle

  • By Julie on 03-07-18

Love these stories

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

The prequel adds so many tidbits that you may have wondered about, and gives so much more background and added fun. Book 1: What a fun story. This is the first of a fun series. Gemma leaves a job she hates in Australia, moves back to her home town, and takes a chance on pursuing her dream and opens a tea room in England. I've been to the Cotswolds area and fell in love with it. This book brought back some wonderful memories and I could picture the places I'd been to again. And of course, there's the lovely little Muesli, an employee's cat. Good mystery, murder, a love interest and a cat. What more could you want? The writing is wonderfully clear and well-written and enhances the well-thought out story. Pearl Hewitt is absolutely the perfect person to narrate. She does a marvelous job. Book 2: I really look forward to these stories. They are just wonderful with delightful characters and a fun mystery. Gemma is more established in her tea room, and her mother is "helping". The Old Biddies are back and just as wild and enjoyable. This is a really lovely series. The setting is great and the mystery is done very well. I may also be a bit impartial but I just love Muesli!! I also love listening to Pearl Hewitt. I think she is just perfect for this series as the narrator. I love listening to her!

  • Dangerous Ties

  • By: Debra Parmley
  • Narrated by: Joshua Macrae
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Lillian Hayes' fiance, Thomas Shelton, convinced the townsfolk to exchange their gold for his worthless bank notes. After he disappears with the gold, every eye turns to Lillian for answers. Even her cousin Carl insists she knows where the gold is. He is desperate to find it because he is deeply indebted to Kingston, small town criminal and owner of the local saloon. Carl will do anything to clear his debt; even torture Lillian for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the horse trader and the dress maker

  • By Darcie on 02-04-18

Enjoyed It

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

It's a slightly steamy story. I enjoyed it. I like Lillian and Carl. I thought they were well-rounded and meshed well together. It's a fun book to listen to. I enjoyed the narration by Joshua Macrae. I liked his drawl! AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • Two Down, Bun to Go

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

A sinister phone call in the middle of the night throws tearoom owner, Gemma Rose, straight into the heart of a new murder mystery - this time with her friend, Seth, arrested as the key suspect! The mysterious killing in the cloisters of an old Oxford college points to a bitter feud within the University - but Gemma finds unexpected clues popping up in her tiny Cotswolds village. Meanwhile, her love life is in turmoil as Gemma struggles to decide between eminent doctor, Lincoln Green, and sexy CID detective, Devlin O'Connor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration makes the story

  • By The Nana on 05-24-17

A Really Fun Mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Another wonderful mystery by HY Hanna. The characters are so human that you feel you know them. First, there's Muesli, that intelligent little cat. Gemma, who owns the tearoom and is a good mystery investigator. Gemma's mother, who just loves to aggravate Gemma (and don't we all know someone like this?). And I can't say enough about the old biddies. They just tickle me. There are twists and turns for this mystery that kept me guessing. I just love this series. I think it's really fun. And Pearl Hewitt, the narrator, is just perfect.

  • A Knight to Remember

  • Merriweather Sisters Time Travel Series, Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Luhrs
  • Narrated by: Kristina Blackstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Lucy Merriweather's supposedly perfect boyfriend attempted to murder her during a visit to Blackford Castle. Falling through time to 1300s medieval England, she lands in a tangled heap at the feet of a tarnished grumpy knight with secrets of his own and no time to spare for a crazy damsel in distress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By catwoman1a on 06-27-17

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I love time travel stories and I loved this story, too. Who can't love a wonderful knight and a fun romance! I thought this story well-written with a great variety of characters. It also was a bit humorous which I enjoyed. The setting was well-done as I could imagine what was going on and how tough times were then. I found the whole story entertaining. I am looking forward to reading more of Cynthia Luhrs' books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Father for Christmas

  • A Veteran's Christmas, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other. Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Holiday Story

  • By Jocelyne on 03-21-18

A Lovely Christmas Story

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

This is a very heart-warming romance. It involves a homeless veteran with PTSD and a single mother and her daughter. The problems they work through had me crying, and the rest of the story either had me laughing, sighing, or just feeling good. This is a truly lovely story that is well-written with characters that are very realistic by an author that easily helps you visualize through her wonderful writing. Elizabeth Klett is a fine narrator who makes it a nice listening experience. I recommend you listen to this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ryker

  • Bad Boys for Hire Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Florist Terri Martin lives a calm and peaceful life. Maybe too calm and too peaceful because she can't remember the last time she was in a relationship. Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book herself a date for her thirtieth birthday party, but before she can hire one, she meets Ryker Slade, a biker hiding from his motorcycle club. Old vendettas resurface and soon, Terri has more than she can handle when she learns that her and Ryker's love is as doomed as Romeo and Juliet's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I asked for more and I got it!

  • By ABR-Penelope on 09-02-17

Totally Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

All Terri wants is a date for her 30th birthday party, but before she can hire someone, she meets Ryker. I could not put this story away. So much action and romance it's like a buffet and you can't wait for the dessert! There are enough twists to keep you wondering and on the edge of your seat. Rachelle Ayala does not disappoint. I love her writing and her characters are strong whether they are men or women. The narrator, Chris Abell, does a fine job of narrating. I enjoyed listening to him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tea with Milk and Murder

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie's new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder? Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O'Connor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute series

  • By Lesley G on 05-16-17

I Love This Series

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

I really look forward to these stories. They are just wonderful with delightful characters and a fun mystery. Gemma is more established in her tea room, and her mother is "helping". The Old Biddies are back and just as wild and enjoyable. This is a really lovely series. The setting is great and the mystery is done very well. I may also be a bit impartial but I just love Muesli!! I also love listening to Pearl Hewitt. I think she is just perfect for this series as the narrator. I love listening to her!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful