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  • Grim Tempest

  • Aisling Grimlock, Book 8
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

A series of storms hits, and the Michigan populace starts turning downright dangerous. Aisling is convinced the storms are magical in origin. Of course, because she’s prone to theatrical fits, no one believes her...until the storms hit too close to home, and Aisling herself is in danger from the one person she trusts above all others. As a cop, Griffin Davenport is used to putting his life on the line. What he’s not comfortable with is being a threat to the people he’s supposed to be helping. The storms, you see, don’t affect reapers, but those they love are in a heap of danger.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Beatrice on 12-12-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I love this series. The dialogue is witty, humorous, annoying and smart. This book is like visiting family. The plot is fast paced and entertaining. I love the interactions between Aisling and the other characters. I've read other books by Amanda Lee but this one is my favorite.

  • Deadly Brew

  • Dewberry Farm Mysteries Series, Book 3
  • By: Karen MacInerney
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

It's Halloween in Buttercup, Texas, and reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick is up to her ears in more than goats and wayward cows. Not only has her well dried up, but it turns out the old house Lucy recently moved to has a reputation for spooks, and they are disturbingly active. Then a tarot card reading at a local mead winery foretells death, and minutes later, exotic game ranch owner Bug Wharton goes belly-up. When the dimwitted sheriff fingers local witch and mead winery owner Serafine Alexandre, Lucy gets involved and soon discovers that all kinds of things are brewing in Buttercup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Beatrice on 12-11-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I'm so glad an audio version of this book is finally available. The characters and plot are well developed and the story moves at a quick pace. What makes this book and the others in this series so good are the cast of characters. Lucy and all of her friends are very realistic and engaging. Lucy may be noisy, but, it makes sense because of her back ground as a reporter. This is a very enjoyable series and I look forward to the next book. As always, Karen White does a great job as narrator.

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  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure

  • By Beatrice on 12-10-18

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The mystery is well developed and interesting. The characters are developed but I don't really like them. I might get the next book. Holly Adams does a great job as narrator.

  • Cafe au Lait

  • A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery, Book 2
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Zion has settled into her new routine in Sequoia. She runs her coffee shop, spends her evenings on dinner dates with her lawyer boyfriend, and enjoys the calm, quiet of her little cottage. However, summer tourist season begins, and the Sequoia Chamber of Commerce decides to hold Redwood Stock. When a young woman drops dead after the concert, once again, Zion teams up with ex-cop Tate Mercer to find the murderer before anyone else is killed.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good

  • By Beatrice on 12-09-18

Really Good

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This is the second book in a very good series. I enjoy the characters and how they interact with each other. The mystery is isn't complex but it's not obvious. The romance is light and doesn't take over the story. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Killer Transaction

  • Cindy York Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off - or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earns 5/5 Cozy Commissions, Thank you, Karma!

  • By Kathleen C. on 12-10-18

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Killer Transaction is just ok. The characters are flat and predictable. I skipped to the end because I lost interest.

  • Murder at the Mill

  • A Mystery (Iris Grey Mysteries, Book 1)
  • By: M. B. Shaw
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Iris Grey rents a quaint cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighboring Wetherby family and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer. At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow - but so are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water. A tragic accident? Or a deadly crime? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Iris Grey Mysteries

  • By Beatrice on 12-09-18

Iris Grey Mysteries

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Murder at the Mill is an entertaining and complex mystery. it starts off slow and introduces several characters. The beginning is a bit confusing because there are several points of view to follow. As the story continues, Iris Grey emerges as the dominate point of view and the story continues at a quicker pace. There are several plot twists and subplots in the story. Shaw does a good job of tying it all together and bring the story to a satisfying end. I enjoyed reading about Iris Grey and look forward to the next book.

  • Case of the Holiday Hijinks

  • Corgi Case Files, Volume 3
  • By: Jeffrey M. Poole
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley! Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting homeowners and leaving no trace of how he broke in. And, to make matters even more baffling, he’s stealing only presents! Corgis Sherlock and Watson are on the case! Accompanied by their reluctant human, Zack, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and stop him before anyone gets hurt. The townsfolk are scared. City officials are nervous. Can Zack and the dogs put a stop to this crime spree before Christmas is ruined for everyone?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Funny Cozy Mystery with a Seasonal Twist

  • By slozzy on 12-10-18

The Corgi Files

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

The Case of the Holiday Hijinks is an entertaining and lighthearted cozy mystery. The story is fast paced with twists and turns, and although it's a murder mystery, the tone is never serious or dark. Bob Johnson does a very good job as narrator. He brings the story to life by giving each character a voice and portraying humor throughout the story. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next book in this series.
I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Storage

  • Maggie McDonald Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Mary Feliz
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Despite a looming deadline, Maggie thinks she has what it takes to help friends Jason and Stephen unclutter their large Victorian in time for its scheduled renovation. But before she can fill a single bin with unused junk, Jason leaves for Texas on an emergency business trip, Stephen's injured mastiff limps home - and Stephen himself lands in jail for murder. Someone killed the owner of a local Chinese restaurant and stuffed him in the freezer. Stephen, caught at the crime scene covered in blood, is the number one suspect. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dead Storage

  • By Beatrice on 12-05-18

Dead Storage

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This is an entertaining cozy mystery with a thought provoking plot. Mary Feliz addresses the issues of PTSD, homelessness and immigration with sensitivity and realistically. Although, the subject matter is serious and complex, it is still a light cozy mystery. The story is relatively fast paced, but, does suffer from being verbose at times. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.

  • Death by the Sea

  • By the Sea Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Kathleen Bridge
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

The Indialantic by the Sea Hotel has a 100-year-old history on beautiful Melbourne Beach, Florida, and more than a few guests seem to have been there from the start. When Liz Holt returns home after an intense decade in New York, she's happy to be surrounded by the eccentric clientele and loving relatives that populate her family-run inn. But that patronage decreases by one when a filthy rich guest is discovered dead in her oceanfront suite.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it

  • By Beatrice on 12-02-18

Not worth it

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I liked the narrator's voice but not even she could save this story. The characters are flat and uninspired. The story never seemed to develop. I finally gave up and returned it.

  • Yule Be Dead

  • Victoria Square Mystery Series, Book 5
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

It's Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly - especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has been found in Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan's Alley, happens to be at the tea shop Vonne's mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered. Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many - but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she's attacked. Katie may be closing in on a murderer, but time is ticking because the murderer is definitely closing in on her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Holiday Season brings surprises with Bk 5

  • By LOYL-00 on 12-10-18

Death at the holidays

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I really enjoyed Yule Be Dead. The plot is well developed and the characters are engaging and believable. There are several different subplots along with the main murder mystery. The story has several twists and turns and kept me interested to the very end.