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  • Death Distilled

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

It's been three months since Abi Logan last checked in on Abbey Glen, the celebrated whisky distillery she inherited. With her oversize wheaten terrier, Liam, by her side, Abi returns to the quaint Scottish village of Balfour. But her relaxing Highland homecoming takes a stressful turn when she unearths an unseemly bit of village history, welcomes a group of Japanese whisky enthusiasts, and becomes shepherdess to an unexpected flock of sheep - all within the first 24 hours. Still, nothing's more stressful than murder....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flawless

  • By bg on 09-20-17

Enjoyed the second in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

A light, fun and well-written mystery. Good continuation of the characters and additional stories woven in.

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,434

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Yuk!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Any book that starts out with sex isn’t worth my time. wish I had my money back.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Garden of Beasts

  • A Novel of Berlin 1936
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

Paul Schumann, a German American living in New York City in 1936, is a mobster hitman known as much for his brilliant tactics as for taking only "righteous" assignments. But then Paul gets caught. And the arresting officer offers him a stark choice: prison or covert government service. Paul is asked to pose as a journalist covering the summer Olympics taking place in Berlin. He's to hunt down and kill Reinhard Ernst - the ruthless architect of Hitler's clandestine rearmament.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favs

  • By nicholas on 11-02-17

Doesn’t disappoint

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

An interesting plot with unexpected twists and turns. It was most enjoyable and well performed.

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,320

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

"Not for me" is the lowest rating and is accurate

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I gave up on this one after listening for a couple of hours. The heroines were neither interesting nor admirable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Ulysses

  • A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
  • By: Ronald C. White
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,746

A major new biography of the Civil War general and American president, by the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln. The dramatic story of one of America's greatest and most misunderstood military leaders and presidents, this is a major new interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant. Based on seven years of research with primary documents, some of them never tapped before, this is destined to become the Grant biography of our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolutely Superb Work

  • By Michael J. Nardotti, Jr. on 11-05-16

Excellent and inspirational

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

This was the most interesting biography I’ve read. There were no dull or laborious parts. I feel that I know the general and the president as never before and have found a man to truly admire as the people of his day clearly did. I also enjoy Mr. Morey as a narrator.

  • With Malice

  • By: Eileen Cook
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be. She comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident while on a school trip in Italy three days previous but was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident...wasn't an accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reality vs Fiction

  • By fonzz300 on 10-28-16

Tiresome

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Good luck suffering through all the teenage drama and endless snide remarks as you make your way to a less than satisfying ending.