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  • Murder at the Lighthouse

  • Exham on Sea Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Frances Evesham
  • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Everyone knows the dead woman under the lighthouse, but no one seems to know why she died. What brought the folk-rock star back to Exham on Sea after so many years? Who wanted her dead? Does the key to her murder lie in the town, or far away across the Atlantic? Libby Forest arrives in Exham to build a new life making cakes and chocolates, and discovers a talent for solving mysteries, helped by Bear, an enormous Carpathian sheepdog, and a cast of local characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Had A Cold The Whole Book

  • By John on 03-05-18

Tea and scones

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I am sorry I cannot rate this book and performance better than I have but in all candor it seemed that the more I tried to like this book the worse it grew on my mind. The characters all seemed to be cut from the same cloth as there speech varied little from one character to another. This was difficult to listen to. I do not think that either read or listen to another book in this series. Although I love lighthouses and seascapes this text could have been written about a field in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTVBPyq4Dw the middle of the English countryside.

  • Mortal Sin

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter has a dangerous conflict of interest. He's sleeping with Gina Florio...and defending her mobster husband in court for the wrongful death of an environmental activist. The homicidal Nick Florio has hatched a scheme deep in the Florida Everglades that oozes corruption, blood, and money. One false move, and Jake will be gator bait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lassiter is Stuck

  • By BillAmazon Customer on 12-30-17

Lassiter is Stuck

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Lassiter’s character has not developed from one book to another. Pretty much the same guy. It is not fair to expect that any author will come close to developing any character that is a legitimate rival to the great John D. MacDonald’s Travis Magee though there are some similarities. So Magee lived on a boat, let’s move Lassiter from his coral house to a small island at the beginning of the keys. Let’s move Lassiter away from the mundane life of a defense attorney to a special practice lawyer at the beck and call of a quirky billionaire. Then give Lassiter a hand picked “ crew to help him out with Charley Riggs as a second in command. But please, move him off the dime.
I’m not suggesting he is the next Magee but I think Levine has the talent to move Lassiter to be an updated, more relevant character. No one can be 35 forever but it seems that Lassiter is trying.
Oh yes, Luke Daniels is wonderful, perhaps the best in the business.

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  • Riptide

  • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Someone rips off Jake Lassiter's favorite client, then kills an old pal... Lassiter tracks the killer from Miami to Bimini to Maui... And faces off with a famous female surfer and her lethal boyfriend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK suspense thriller, but disappointing!!

  • By Wayne on 05-03-17

Lassiter is No Travis MaGee

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Ever since the great John D. MacDonald passed in 1986, I have been searching for a replacement the noble Travis Magee. Early on I thought that Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter would come close but the Lassiter of book five is the same character in book one. Lassiter’s lack of evolution limits the plot as well as any expectation that Lassiter will form lasting relationships similar to Magee’s Meyer.