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Portia de Moncur

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  • Murder By Reference

  • John Lloyd Branson Series, Book 4
  • By: D. R. Meredith
  • Narrated by: Michael Bowen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

In a variation of the classic locked room mystery, Attorney John Lloyd Branson and his beautiful, trusted, but often impetuous legal assistant, Lydia Fairchild, scare up ghosts from the past and rattle family skeletons as they try to discover who murdered the young museum curator. It’s no Halloween trick when Brad Hemphill materializes in a locked museum at midnight, the main feature in a prehistoric display. Who among the museum staff would kill the harmless, mild-mannered young curator, and why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Portia de Moncur on 05-28-18

Lovely

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I love D.R. Meredith and hate that she has stopped adding to this series. I would leave my husband for John Lloyd.

  • The Proposition

  • By: Katie Ashley
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She's running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there's always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cliffhanger endings?<br />

  • By NANCY STOCK on 02-19-17

Cool til the end

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

What made the experience of listening to The Proposition the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed this story on several levels. It's sexy, great dialogue and interesting characters. The storyline is interesting, but the female main character is too weak for my taste, the male's issues don't have a very plausible explanation and the cliffhanging ending was not appreciated.

What other book might you compare The Proposition to and why?

This is a classic Harlequin romance without the satisfying editorial perimeters.

What about Justine O. Keef’s performance did you like?

Ms. O'Keef did an excellent job with keeping voices clear. And her sexy scenes are really steamy.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Frustrated. I wanted to slap Em on several occasions.

Any additional comments?

I wish that this had be one, maybe two books instead of three.

  • The River's Secret

  • A Get Away Diner Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Peggy Dulle
  • Narrated by: Deborah Fennelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Former FBI agent, Connie Davenport, thought being a small town Chief of Police would be just the rest she needed after her horrific ordeal until notes arrive from an obsessed killer and bones float down the Main Street of her town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Portia de Moncur on 09-26-17

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

It took a bit for me to get into the story. I found the narrator some what boring. The story spends a lot of time in the main character's head. But, the plotting is excellent and the suspense element is A1.

  • Mark of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 1
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385

"Why me? Why now?" That’s what Beaulac, Louisiana, detective Kara Gillian was asking herself when an angelic creature named Rhyzkahl unexpectedly appeared during a routine summoning. Kara was hoping to use her occult skills to catch a serial killer, but never had she conjured anything like this unearthly beautiful and unspeakably powerful being whose very touch set off exquisite new dimensions of pleasure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good first book in a series i hadn't discoverd yet

  • By kathy on 08-04-13

Good mystery...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Where does Mark of the Demon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mark of the Demon?

I loved when she died.

Which scene was your favorite?

Anything with Rescal (sp)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really...unless excessive cussing counts

Any additional comments?

This was my first official audiobook purchase.l I usually just listen to the books my family orders. I'm really glad I bought this, and will be buying the next book.

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  • Haunted Destiny

  • Krewe of Hunters, Book 18
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans - with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel Killer because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And how he places a different saint's medallion on each body. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Kathleen E. on 08-27-17

Romantic suspense at its best...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Heather Graham is one of my favorite authors. She is a master of weaving a intriguing mystery with an authentic romance. The narrator is brilliant and the ending made me cry. Highly recommended.

  • Trouble in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,885

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of really good and really bad

  • By M. Clark on 01-08-16

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. The characters are incredible. The dialogue authentic and the romance steamy...oh, and the suspense is intriguing.

  • Black Diamond

  • Wilds of the Bayou, Book 2
  • By: Susannah Sandlin
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Godley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

For some people, the untamed beauty of the bayou is a place to hide. For Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair, it's a place of refuge - one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her...or anyone else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly Good.

  • By M.L.L. on 03-15-18

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-16

I've looked forward to this title since the moment I finished book one. Was well worth the wait.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Slow Burn of Silence

  • A Snowy Creek Novel, Book 1
  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

From award-winning romance author Loreth Anne White comes a story of justice, loyalty, and unbreakable bonds that is both a thrilling mystery and a moving love story. Newly exonerated ex-con Jeb Cullen is determined to prove his innocence to his former neighbors and win back the heart of Rachel Salonen, the only woman he’s ever loved. Nine years after her testimony helped put Jeb behind bars, Rachel’s life is finally getting back to normal. But it’s turned upside down by the sudden death of her sister...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable

  • By christy on 07-25-16

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-16

I enjoyed everything about this title. The characters, the suspense and especially the narration. Brilliantly executed and highly recommended.

  • City of Echoes

  • Detective Matt Jones, Book 1
  • By: Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,439

On Detective Matt Jones's first night working Homicide in LA, he's called to investigate a particularly violent murder case: a man has been gunned down in a parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard, his bullet-riddled body immediately pegged as the work of a serial robber who has been haunting the Strip for months.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who has earned your trust? Do they deserve it?

  • By Allen Anthony on 03-12-16

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-16

This is my first Robert Ellis read. I enjoyed the narration and the many plot twist.

  • Letters to Love

  • By: Soraya Lane
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

When her sister Lila and brother-in-law Gray are killed in a tragic accident, Bella is named as guardian to her two young nephews. Then she discovers that she's expected to co-parent with Gray's best friend, and grief turns to shock. Noah has always driven her crazy, and Bella's sure the arrogant, handsome Navy SEAL is the last person she wants to share a life with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • tearjerker

  • By Diane C. on 09-20-16

Made me cry

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-16

This was so much more than I expected. The characters are very well developed. Angsty sweetness. Loved it