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  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Two narrators but not the way you think

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

If you like snark, laughs, deep friendship, crazy family and great narration this book is for you.

In addition, I have listened to books with dual narrators before but they each represented a different character's story or perspective. That can sometimes make the story seem disjointed. But this is different. You only hear the second voice when he speaks the lines of conversation. And the conversations are great.

  • Peachy Flippin' Keen

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,429

The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack's ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family's business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished

  • By ashley on 04-23-18

I laughed out loud!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Classic Molly Harper with the usual great narration of Amanda Ronconi. This book had the great turns of phrase that caught me in Molly's earlier books. The characters are marvelous. I wouldn't miss this one.

  • The High Tide Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She wants Brooke to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good story but...

  • By RocketDog on 05-25-18

Mystery upon Mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

The story bounces back and forth between events of the past and how they are affecting the characters now. But just as she brings you to the moment when the crux of one mystery will be solved, you are moved along to either the opposite timeline, or to a new mystery that may or may not relate and build upon a previous one. New characters come into the story and add more texture and plot as the story moves forward. It started a little slow, but as the book progressed it was clear how the background of the early chapters was necessary, and the pace kept picking up to the point I didn't want to stop listening. I think this is one of her best plotted books so far.

  • The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

  • Tales From Ivy Hill, Book 1
  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable Book!!

  • By KN on 03-18-17

Enter their world and enjoy

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

When I started reading/listening I thought to myself, "Oh no, this is going to be one of those slow stories that drags on before getting to a point." But very soon after I stopped and realized that I was drawn in. If you like stories where you are taken into the character's world and live their worries, fears, and triumphs alongside them, this is the book for you. I'm looking forward to going back into their homes in the next book!

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,089
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,058

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

The author took what could have been just a series of incredible events and tiny clues and researched the people involved to create a story that kept me wondering what and who would come next.

  • Driving Mr. Dead

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,204

Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 01-14-12

One hilarious mishap after another

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

I had to keep listening to find out what crazy thing would happen next. Amanda Ronconi's narration was amazing, as always. She brings the characters to life, each with a different voice and speech pattern. I highly recommend this book when you need a good laugh and to escape from reality for a bit.

  • Hell on Heels

  • Hot Damned Series, Book 3
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

My name is Dixie. I'm a Demon - a lousy Demon. I'm a 21-year-old virgin, and I have a battery-operated boyfriend. My magic is iffy at best and downright dangerous at worst. Leaving Hell to represent my race is not high on my list of things to do. Hell was exact. Hell was simple. All I want to do is get to home base with the hotter-than-Hades Demon of my dreams and work on my dark side so Satan, my dad, will get off my ass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell Yeah, it was Good!

  • By Cheri on 03-02-16

Shallow, trite, & sexist

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Other books by this author have enough style to be amusing. However, this book suffers from even more clichés, predictable plotting, and inexcusably shallow characterizations, without any style to salvage it. Very disappointed.

  • Karma Inc.

  • A Paranormal Romantic Comedy
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

There comes a day when enough is really, truthfully, enough already. For Kelly and Esmeralda, two snarky single witches, that day was yesterday. After applying their witchcraft to dish out a little magical payback, they realize they have a penchant for the dark art of revenge. And who's to say a witch can't make a few bucks with a talent like that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed untilit Hurt.

  • By Rhonda on 01-16-16

Fun story, disappointing reader

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A little faster development of the story up front so the ending didn't have to be so crushed into such a short space. The ending seemed rushed and the resulting experience was jarring.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were fun, and there was some really great play with language that made me laugh.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Greatly detracted from the book. The short clipped sentences devoid of much emotion were hugely disappointing. There were interesting characters in the writing that just weren't brought to life by this narrator.

Do you think Karma Inc. needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

If the follow-up story were read by a different narrator I think the characters could definitely carry on in a new plot line.

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  • The Dead Will Tell

  • Kate Burkholder, Book 6
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time - and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide - an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 10-08-18

Not Awful, But Clumsy and Exaggerated

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

These books have an interesting premise and intriguing protagonist. However, the writing is heavy-handed, and the author doesn't have a believable grasp of either the Amish or of police procedure. After listening to three books, I keep expecting the writing to improve. Disappointingly, it feels like Ms. Castillo has found a marginally adequate formula and is determined to cling to it instead of trying to reach a higher level.
The narration is likewise adequate, but hasn't improved. Despite my hopes for the characters and the concept, I'm going to look elsewhere.

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,117

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

Unsatisfying Ending

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Would you try another book from Liz Moore and/or Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka ?

Probably not.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting were the minor characters. Least interesting was the monotone of the readers.

What aspect of Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka ’s performance would you have changed?

Please, please, please add more character into the performance. The reading was a drone, with the exception of voicing the minor characters.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. There were many loose ends, and the story just seemed to drop off without any kind of real ending.