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  • Blueberry Muffin Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Hannah's popular Minnesota bakery, The Cookie Jar, is best known for its tempting confections - until best-selling cookbook author and television personality Connie McIntyre is murdered in its pantry. Despite police warnings to steer clear of the case, Hannah is soon chasing down a bevy of suspicious characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-21-09

fun, funny, interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Fun story, good mystery, fun people. Hannah's life gets more interesting with each new book.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Hannah Swensen, amateur sleuth and boutique bake store proprietor extraordinaire, is judging a dessert contest when fellow judge Coach Boyd Watson is found dead, face down in a delicate confection no less.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I won't order these again

  • By Barbara on 01-06-17

funny, suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Hannah is funny and resourceful, helping to solve murders. I like the characters in her life as well.

  • Lily and the Octopus

  • By: Steven Rowley
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,555

When you listen to Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the listening, and we don't want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OMG WHY!!???!??? last hour redeemed the first 7

  • By Cynda on 03-21-18

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

It was odd - the main character is too weird, and about half way through, it was too sad to go any further. Struggled to get that far.

  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

as fun as the first book

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

this picks up where the first grave on the right leaves off, it's fun and exciting and interesting. Looking forward to hearing number 3

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,594

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

A little funny, odd, scary & weird at once

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Love the concept of a female, "nice" from rapper. Some humor, some sexy romance, some spooky stuff and an interesting mystery. Anxious to listen to the others that come after. And LORELEI KING IS EXCELLENT!!

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,193

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

A little difficult to comprehend but fascinating

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

This book has parts that are over my head, or states opinions I don't agree with. But it's worth the listen. The narrator does a great job of conveying feelings and intimations.

  • Cloche and Dagger

  • Hat Shop Mystery Series # 1
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Not only is Scarlett Parker's love life in the loo - as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say - it's also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims's Whims, a ladies' hat shop on Portobello Road bequeathed to both cousins by their beloved grandmother, and she wants Scarlett to finally join her in the millinery business. But a few surprises await Scarlett in London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By Beatrice on 11-23-13

cute, funny, interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

This was typical Jen McKinley writing. Cute, funny, mysterious, and a little bit of romance, sort of

  • Caramel Crush

  • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Love is in the air at FairyTale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but, at the same time, her co-owner, Mel, is about to help with a breakup. Mel's old friend Diane has decided to dump her fiancé after discovering he's only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction. But when Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn't what she expected: he's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rape as a humorous subplot

  • By Kat Harrison on 09-22-18

Love it! As fun as all the others!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

It's a fun story that has some mystery, some danger, romance and humor all in one story. As entertaining as the 1st eight books.

  • Sugar and Iced

  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Normally Mel and Angie wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when their bakery is asked to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest, they can't say no. Between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. A high-strung judge targets Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie's, at the competition, though, and aims to take her out - by any means necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beauty pageant with the chocolate cupcake group

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 07-02-17

cute, funny and thought provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Loved it, just like the other Cupcake Bakery Mysteries. Funny but also a thought provoking book

  • Buttercream Bump Off

  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura's Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel's mother. Now Mom's a suspect, and Mel and Angie need to find time around frosting to dig into the man's shady past and discover who served him his just desserts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cupcake sweet

  • By mouselicious on 10-11-17

Fun & funny

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Another cute mystery/romance/comedy. Just as fun as the 1st one! I can hardly wait to hear #3.