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  • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400

Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Weekend Chores

  • By Karen on 05-04-06

so close

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

man oh man this story was so close to being really good. then the mc had to go and frame someone for assault because she thought he was a killer. at least the author had the grace to have one character (the one falsely accused) call her out as being lower than pond scum. the mc didnt experience any appropriate guilt. not ok.

  • The Empty Grave

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 5
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 580

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just the best ending ever!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-17

wonderful conclusion to a fabulous series

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

No spoilers.
I hope that Stroud does revisit the world of Lockwood and Co, be it short stories or novels. that said, this truly felt like a tying up of loose ends and an answering of all my burning questions. As much as I wish for more, I appreciate when a novelist knows when to step away.
Thanks for another exciting outing with Lucy, Lockwood, George, Holly, Kipps, and of course Skull.

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  • One Fell Sweep

  • Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,322

Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest...the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don't stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took It Right to the Edge and Kept Me Enthralled

  • By Sophia Rose on 04-19-17

Great new installment in the IA universe

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I only read the first few chapters of OFS during the online serial. Renee Raudman does a great job as always bringing life to the characters, and the story felt fresh all the way through.

  • The Creeping Shadow

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 644

After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency, wants them - and only them - to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Spooky Stars for The Creeping Shadow!!

  • By Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More on 10-29-16

Another great outing by Lockwood and Co.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

The narrator did a great job pulling me into the story (which is fabulous in its own right).

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