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Another terrific story from V Laurie

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-15

I am a fan of Laurie's Psychic Eye stories and not so much of her youth oriented Scooby tales but this teen tale should appeal to both adult and youth women. More More, please

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Abbie solves the case again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-14

What did you love best about Fatal Fortune?

I enjoyed the narrator, and found the story's clever twists and turns surprising. I kept thinking that the story was so simple and Abbie too for not being able to solve it. But one by one, she fooled me when I felt Abbie was being obtuse.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Candace is my favorite character, even though we never see her until the end of the story. Bryce and Dutch are both warm and lovable.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Michaels – was your favorite?

Elizabeth Michaels makes a great Abbie.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Who is driving that yellow Porsche?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Well Told Man and Dog story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-13

Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Suspect is fiction and the best books in my queue are the Great Courses Series non-fiction / history, but I enjoyed this man and dog love fest told from the perspectives of the dog and his handler.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. I love that the dog's point of view is presented. A traumatic event leaves the dog without his handler and a bit confused about his new job. The dog quickly bonds with his new handler who finds himself a suspect in the murder that he is investigating. There's some love interest and the story keeps the reader guessing about how the story will resolve.

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed the male voice. His deep and resonant voice is easy on the ears and his portrayals of women are also believable. Definitely easy on the ears.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I always get caught up in the stories, but this book definitely held my interest. It resolved a little too easily for my taste, but I liked the outcome. The story wasn't so much about solving a crime but about the relationships that bond one individual to another. A story well told by a powerful reader.

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Molly Harper does it again

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-13

Where does Rhythm and Bluegrass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi work together to make a light hearted telling of a down home story. I enjoy Harper's characters and their interaction with each other. Most characters are harmless and behave in a rather scatterbrained rather than intentionally mean way. The main character wants to rescue artifacts from a crumbling Music Hall but soon realizes there's more to save than a few photos and some sheet music.She runs into difficulties when the heir to the music hall actively works against her. I preferred "How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf" but the really nice thing about Harper's stories is that her characters are human and comically harmless.

What other book might you compare Rhythm and Bluegrass to and why?

This story seems to loosely tie to "My Bluegrass Baby" because the main character in both are working with the Tourism board, but each of her books have a unique story line and characters.

What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ronconi has a very youthful voice and seems best presenting a young independent woman. She's a bit brassy which bothers my husband, but this kind of story isn't for him anyway. Harper's stories are definitely light romance.

If you could rename Rhythm and Bluegrass, what would you call it?

Saving the Old Music Hall

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Complicated but enchanting story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-13

Kate Morton tells a fascinating story of three generations of women as one tries to solve the mystery of her birth. Traveling through time from 1909 to 2005 we learn the woman's story from the point of view of the mother, the daughter and the grand-daughter. Nell was found on a dock by a ship captain. Was her story happily changed for the better or was she denied her birthright by being removed from a wealthy household. Each woman in the story has known loss and sorrow. Caroline Lee did a terrific job performing the voices of the women as their thoughts and feelings and conversations with others are presented. I would guess this is one of her best.

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Paranormal to the Extreme

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-13

I have to admit that I read all of the books in this series. Avidly. But of all the stories, the one I liked the best was "Thin Air" when Joanne Baldwin loses her memory. Ultimately these books are over the top. Baldwin has super powers although she is human, but she interacts with Djinn and demons, and they also have superpowers. The best part of these stories is the conflicted nature of our heroine. She is the ultimate good guy--er gal. She's the best and most powerful of the Wardens, although she says Lewis is stronger. But being the best means being hunted and taunted by darker forces--demons. Her whole story centers around her unfortunate ingestion of a demon at the hands of one of her fellow wardens. From there, the story devolves from one book to the next as she tries to get out of her sticky trap existence. Book 8 is really out there as we near the conclusion. Possessed by a demon she is trying to remove, she all but kills her team and friends.

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Another Great Course!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-13

My husband and I learned so much from this course. The history of religion, government, and society in the First Civilizations is fascinating and enlightening and also added to our understanding of how our current world view was shaped.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Teacher ! Great Course!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-13

This series presented a lot of information in an easy to absorb and interesting way. Loved it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Not his best

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-13

Michael Connelly's characters are all compelling. I prefer the Harry Bosch series and offshoots. This Kind of bittersweet and sad story didn't seem as good as he usually is. .

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Interesting and Informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-13

Mary Roach does it again with her fascinating study of all things related to the gastrointestinal tract. ALL THINGS. If nothing else, Mary Roach is thorough. You may learn things you never wanted to know. I like her presentation and appreciate her humor. Roach presents historical and scientific facts in a way that makes it all very interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful