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  • Color Me Murder

  • Pen & Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There's plenty of inspiration in her new apartment - a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie's boss. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition - she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. When the professor's nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just right

  • By M. Gibson on 03-02-18

Lettuce Sandwich

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Maybe I am just too well read.
Although the outline of the story is excellent - it is the actual substance I found lacking.
To my view it was like expecting a steak sandwich and ending up with a lettuce sandwich.
There is ONE major superior choice / detail I thoroughly approved - I did not have to graze through ridiculous insane hot steamy trash of sex scenes.
I struggled to get through the book.
The over indulged information of surroundings and space fillers, as in the and description of the cook stove ....... Yeesh.
Yet, the hidden tunnel was never described clearly.
I had issues with the narrator - very monotone and flat, but when there is lack of substance, it is hard to do.
I won't recommend, I will be returning.
It had such promise......

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,807

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

An Involved tale

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I read / listen to a great number of books,
I really like the outline, the promise was there...
It was, for me, a fat-free version...
Like a sandwich from an unknown restaurant,
You know it's supposed to be mayonnaise but some thing is missing ......

I really didn't see a need for the extreme descriptions dragging on in the sex scenes - I know where the local porn store is for reading those.

I am sure the younger housewife will think these to be awesome, I am glad they fill someone with pleasure - I just require a bit MORE ...
I don't know if I will move on to the 2nd in series or not ......

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,551

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

I love it when characters from other books show up

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Good story but then again it is Mister King I expect nothing less it is not one that I will listen to a lot like the Stand, It, Bag of Bones, or the Dark Tower books but a good listen just the same

0 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,842

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Beatrice on 11-04-17

Narrator Stopped me before Chapter 2

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Just could not get beyond the dead-pan computerized voice.
I checked info 3x - thinking this was a synthetic voice - ended with reading other reviews....
Returned the book.
If I find it in paperback- I will consider it.

  • Extreme Honor

  • By: Piper J. Drake
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May, Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

David Cruz is good at two things: war and training dogs. The ex-soldier's toughest case is Atlas, a Belgian Malinois whose handler died in combat. Nobody at Hope's Crossing kennel can break through the animal's grief. That is, until dog whisperer Evelyn Jones walks into the facility...and into Atlas' heart. David hates to admit that the curvy blonde's mesmerizing effect isn't limited to canines. But when Lyn's work with Atlas puts her in danger, David will do anything to protect her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dogs, Military Guy & Smart female - Perfect combo

  • By Creative elbell on 10-03-16

Minutes into Chapter 2 was ENOUGH !

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Digusting.
I wanted a strong story of a woman that could work with military k-9's, a careful plot, involved teachings.
Not a whiney wimp and full blown crude men pornography scene.
Absolute failure and shows how talent is lacking.
I have some good k9 stories I found via Amazon, and as a woman that has actually dealt with handling & training
Working dogs, including police dogs, I will NEVER recommend this disgraceful attempt.

  • Double Feature

  • A Novel
  • By: Owen King
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149

Unraveling the tumultuous, decades-spanning story of the Dolan family’s friends, lovers, and adversaries, Double Feature is about letting go of everything - regret, resentment, ambition, dignity, moving pictures, the dead - and taking it again from the top. Combining propulsive storytelling and mordant wit against the backdrop of indie filmmaking, Double Feature brims with a deep understanding of the trials of ambition and art, of relationships and life, and of our attempts to survive it all.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book ever! Well maybe.

  • By Randall on 08-11-17

Just not for me

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

What would have made Double Feature better?

I was confused throughout and kept losing interest.
No desire to try again.

What do you think your next listen will be?

No idea.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holter Graham?

I don't think so.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Double Feature?

I don't mind the narrator.

Any additional comments?

No

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,368

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Nancy on 06-17-05

My problem is Pronouncef

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I can't get beyond the monotone of the narrator mixed with the pronunciation of the names....
It's like a silky stuttering.
I realize it is the actual inflections of dialect, but 5 x that I have tried I over 2 years... I cannot get above chapter 3...

  • The Ruby Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888

As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from her father includes a faded letter and a well-worn journal. The journal reveals she was abandoned as a baby 160 years ago. The only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket with the portrait of a 19th century man, and a Celtic brooch with magical powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missed opportunity.

  • By Sanny on 11-18-15

Not worth time

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Nothing in this is a compliment to Diana Gabaldone & The Outlander series.
This makes as much sense as the daydreams of a lonely 13 yr old girl on a rainy day.
From the angles of "ready for anything" young female to the use of the phrase " baby bump " when talking of her pregnancy.
Copycat sections from every angle including the same "home" that survives years to the missing / dead mother that painted.
Sad.
Very sad.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,942

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

Read eBook -bought audio afterwards

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ladies' Room to be better than the print version?

I loved it!
This well written and fun book, that far too many women will understand deeply, took me away for a winter afternoon into a realistic fantasy we all crave.... Just what is needed some days so that we can smile, sigh and get back to real life.
I will listen AND re-read the eBook many times !
And recommend more!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Lady

  • By: Katharine Newlin Burt
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Janice Gale is offered a job as a housekeeper at a country place near Pine Cone, she is grateful and looking forward to finally attaining some stability and peace. The last thing Janice expects is to become involved in the search for stolen Russian jewels. To further complicate matters, Janice finds herself dangerously attracted to Paul Dabney, the charming and suspicious houseguest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery with potential

  • By Tiasdolls on 02-20-16

Mystery puzzle

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

I just find the story to be to "chance filled".
The story kept me listening - but will not be one I listen to again soon.
Narrator did a great job!
Maybe I read too much and can see around corners; that might be my disappointment.
It's worth a try!