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  • Pushing Up Daisies

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds, where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend, Sir Charles Fraith, attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE NARRATION!

  • By Sabrina on 09-21-16

Love Agatha, Worst Narrator Ever

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Any additional comments?

As usual I love MC Beaton and the story, but the narrator is just awful, butchered one of my favourite series's. If they don't switch the narrator I will never buy another one again.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Something Like Summer

  • Something Like..., Book 1
  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it.

  • By Orlando on 06-26-13

Good Story, A Little Amateur In Some Spots

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

Reviewed: 06-09-13

What did you love best about Something Like Summer?

I really like the slightly different take on the gay story line, it was intriguing and more real then others that I have read. It was nice to see real human flaws in these characters.

Any additional comments?

Overall I liked this book, some parts seemed a little bit like a junior author wrote them. The passage of time was rather clumsy and I don't feel like the characters aged or changed even though there was massive jumps in time. The first half of the book was great. The story kind of went off course later on, but it kind of pulled back in the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Undead and Unwed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 1
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396

Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a fun book!

  • By Book Professor on 09-20-09

Cute Read But Not The Best Book

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

Reviewed: 06-30-12

Any additional comments?

The story itself was cute and a fun take on vampires. However that is all that it is, there is no depth to the story line or characters and not much of a plot. Simple and enjoyable listen but nothing earth shattering.

  • Fair Game

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him, but it seems his old life isn't finished with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By T.W. Spencer on 11-17-10

Great story, not so great performance

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

Reviewed: 12-05-11

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the storyline and plot of the novel. It was a good listen and a good length. The performance was a little too deadpan. Ray Ramano gave the characters very little emotion and didn't alter his voice with the changes in mood. Overall a good book that would be made better with a more enthused reader.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful