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Arlene Jacobson

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  • Never Say Spy

  • The Never Say Spy Series, Book 1
  • By: Diane Henders
  • Narrated by: Michelle Armeneau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

…If a kickass middle-aged bookkeeper got sucked into a spy's life… Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly's resumé reads 'bookkeeper', not 'badass'. She's leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquility when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn't exist. When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over. But Kane's investigation implicates her in an international espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she's targeted by the very spies Kane suspects her of aiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spy

  • By margaret nm on 10-21-18

Never Spy

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The story was great from the beginning. I
It kept you guessing. I really enjoyed it.

  • Burnout

  • Jessie Black Legal Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Larry A. Winters
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Jessie Black's successful prosecution of a serial murderer and rapist put her on the path to stardom at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Public defender Jack Ackerman represented the opposition, and his spectacular public breakdown after the trial put him in a mental institution and gave Frank Ramsey a second chance at freedom. When Ramsey petitions the court for a new trial with a claim that Ackerman was ineffective, Black must step up to defend him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT Court Room/Legal Thriller

  • By shelley on 07-05-17

Burn out

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

very suspenful and kept you wondering til the end. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Out of Reach

  • By: Patricia Lewin
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A rising star in the CIA, Erin Baker is driven by tragedy from her past. When she was a child, her eight-year-old sister, Claire, was kidnapped. Though Claire was miraculously found, she was changed forever. As was Erin, who now just might get what she's always wanted: the chance to make a difference in someone's life. But she must be willing to risk everything she holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • out of reach

  • By Arlene Jacobson on 04-23-18

out of reach

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

this was a great, very suspenseful story and kept you guessing until the very end.

  • The Book Club Murders

  • By: Leslie Nagel
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel's irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally - and murder a bit too lightly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator needs a studio

  • By Nancy D. on 04-27-17

The book club murders

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

the story kept you guessing until the end,
both. story line and reader were great.

  • Assaulted Caramel

  • Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier in New York City. But then her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather's heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, an Amish candy shop. She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen - with Jebediah King's chocolate knife buried in his chest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Amish Candy store mysteries

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This was a cute and very entertaining story and gives you in site to the Amish community.

  • Two Days Gone

  • A Ryan DeMarco Mystery
  • By: Randall Silvis
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and best-selling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is AMAZING!

  • By Samantha on 02-02-17

Two Days Gone

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

loved this story great to the last word. I would recommend this to story to anyone!

  • The Deadly Art of Deception

  • A Caribou King Mystery
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska - cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists, Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why would his widow want to return to the location of her tragic loss? Something about Taylor's story just doesn't ring true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery

  • By MEDY L on 02-25-18

a great tail

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

a truly great story line and mystery, I didn't have a clue as to who was telling the truth.

  • AT Bay

  • An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 1
  • By: John W. Mefford
  • Narrated by: Jodie Bentley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Alexandra Giordano never knew she had it so good, until it was all gone in an instant. As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn't sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that's when she begins to question everything, including herself. Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome...anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling adventure introducing a new series

  • By Betsy on 12-18-16

At Bay

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

very good story keep you intrigued throughout the story line. I did suspect Mark having an affair with the Nanny but surprised the ending.








  • Flesh & Bones

  • Jake Lassiter, Book 7
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

"I was sitting at the end of the bar sipping single-malt Scotch when I spotted the tall blond woman with the large green eyes and the small gray gun."

The next thing Jake Lassiter knows, the woman pumps three bullets into the man on the next barstool. Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, has a new client. She's a stunning South Beach model; the dead man is her wealthy father; and the murder case is a slam dunk for the prosecution. Or is it?

"Lassiter is smart, tough, funny, and very human...one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." - Booklist

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jake is Great

  • By Moonchild on 07-21-17

Flesh and bones

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

loved it very suspenseful and a great thriller. I would recommend it to anyone now.

  • The Criminal Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

A serial killer is littering the South Shore beach of Long Island - the bones of his victims stuffed into burlap bags. Nick Mannino, The Good Lawyer, is living off the ill-gotten gains of his deceased mobster uncle, when, without warning, a brutal serial killer turns on him, and worse, his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent suspense thriller!

  • By Wayne on 06-25-17

the crimal lawyer

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

the dedication of the lawyer was good but sad that the family didn't understand this and left him