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  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Fun characters and decent mystery!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

This was a fun listen that kept me coming back!
If you like a mystery with fun characters, this is a great choice!

  • Turbo Twenty-Three

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line beyond repair

  • By GH on 11-29-16

Just ok :/

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I love the Stephanie Plum series, but they've become kinda tired and "just ok"

What aspect of Lorelei King’s performance would you have changed?

She's always good

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lowcountry Boil

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery.

  • By Ian on 08-13-15

Lighthearted, but still a great mystery!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

What made the experience of listening to Lowcountry Boil the most enjoyable?

Loved the characters, and the Southern accents and South Carolina references; nothing like beach talk on a snowy day :) The mystery kept me guessing until the end, and I love that!

What did you like best about this story?

Great characters and good storyline

  • Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins

  • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration 25 years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Miss You RBP

  • By Me & My Girls on 09-14-15

LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

This was best Jesse Stone in a while! I got to work one morning and had to force myself out of the car because it was so good and I couldn't tear myself away! LOL

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,426

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Really fun book that kept me guessing!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

What did you love best about Trouble in High Heels?

Really enjoyed this book. This was a new author to me that I tried during a sale, and I'm glad I did! The story was solid with a few LOL's, but the mystery kept me guessing almost until the very end. If you like Janet Evanovich type chic lit, you will enjoy this book!

What other book might you compare Trouble in High Heels to and why?

Janet Evanovich books...fun mystery with a little romance blended in

  • Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues

  • A Jesse Stone Novel
  • By: Michael Brandman
  • Narrated by: Robert B. Parker, James Naughton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT Parker

  • By S. Wells on 09-19-11

Still loving it!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-12

Where does Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Somewhere in the upper middle. It held my attention and went by fast

What did you like best about this story?

I love the complexity of the Jesse Stone character

Would you listen to another book narrated by James Naughton?

Yes, but I do not like how they constantly use the

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked that he adopted the cat, or did the cat adopt him????

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Money

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Malcolm Pembroke never expected to make a million pounds without making enemies. Nor did he expect his latest wife to be brutally murdered. All the clues suggest the killer comes from close to home, but after five marriages and nine children, that still leaves the field wide open. When he find his own life in danger, Pembroke entrusts his safety to his estranged son, Ian, an amateur jockey; and through him discovers a compulsive new outlet for his financial expertise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Dick Francis Great!

  • By Mary A. on 12-18-05

Great Characters!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-11

I love Dick Francis because all his books have the same elements (mystery, horse racing, and great characters) but all the books are different, so he doesn't have to keep re-inventing the wheel each time. This book was really enjoyable, and the mystery kept me guessing until the end, which is good for a mystery. It kinda stinks when the author reveals too much and you go through the book thinking, "Really? How did they not get that?!" This book held my attention and kept me sitting in the driveway a couple times because I couldn't tear myself away!

  • The Godwulf Manuscript

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surprised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a great series!

  • By William on 03-31-10

Not a bad start to a series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-11

I'm a big fan of Parker's "Jesse Stone" series, but I'd never listened to any of the Spenser books, so when I saw this one in the $4.95 sale I decided to give it a try. It was ok, I didn't struggle through it or anything, but it was a very basic detective story. I didn't like the reader, and it took me awhile to get used to him, but I eventually did. Can't really recommend this book, as I didn't like it that much, but I can't really knock it either as it was an ok listen. If you like basic detective stories, or you want to start the Spenser books from the beginning then this book isn't too bad a choice.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pale Demon

  • The Hollows, Book 9
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comment on Credits

  • By Alexi Rain on 03-01-11

Loved it!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-11

This is by far one of the best paranormal series going!!! I'm amazed that HBO hasn't picked it up to go along with the True Blood fans. It's that good! Only sad part is that I now have to wait a whole year for the next installment :(

  • Shadowland

  • The Mediator, Book 1
  • By: Meg Cabot
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Meg Cabot is the New York Times best-selling author of The Princess Diaries series. Susannah Simon is a teenager who can see ghosts. As a bridge between the living and the dead, she gets called on to help ghosts take care of unfinished business. After she and her mother move from New York City to sunny California, Suze meets the sexiest boy she's ever seen, too bad he's a ghost, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read

  • By Edward on 11-14-05

Young adult? Only because it's not dirty

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-11

I gave this book a try because I like the paranormal genre, and honestly, because it was on sale for $4.95. I will give new authors a try for that price, and this book was a very good choice. The main characters were teenagers, but the writing was in no way juvenile. The book followed the paranormal romance/mystery genre pretty closely with the only difference being that it wasn't dirty. I guess that's what made it young adult, but it in no way effected the storyline. I really enjoyed it, and will probably try another book in this series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful