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Tracy Jillard

Lansdowne, PA, US
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  • Wicked Days

  • An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 1
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

Ivy Morgan is happy with who she is, and what she can do. She certainly doesn't need to second guess her life, or her witchy ways... that is, until Shadow Lake's newest police detective enters her life. Jack Harker is haunted by a past he refuses to talk about, and he's not looking forward to a future with anyone - especially a sassy witch with boundary issues.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 03-11-17

Great story, lovable characters!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

What did you love best about Wicked Days?

The story was awesome and I loved how she was very particular in making sure to tell the truth about Wiccans.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ivy, of course, I've always wanted to have a green thumb and be closer to nature like her.

What does Angel Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voices and the expressive voices that could easily be missed reading a book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in a lot of places.

  • Murder on the Mind

  • The Jeff Resnick Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face - and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it. Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime - a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a 10-point buck. When Matt Sumner's murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother, Richard Alpert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder On The Mind

  • By Denise N on 12-11-15

Excellent story and narration

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and will be recommending it as it is an excellent story and wonderful narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the Mind?

One of the most memorable moments was when Jeff convinced his brother to go hunt for the dead man's viscera with him, knowing he couldn't shovel.

Have you listened to any of Steven Barnett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listened to other Steven Barnett performances, and this is one of my favorite.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I tried to listen to it in on sitting.

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  • The Thief

  • By: Amanda Michelle Moon
  • Narrated by: Alex Beckham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Stealing the Ruby Slippers from the museum was easy. Jared broke in, smashed the case, and got out without leaving any evidence. But when Hurricane Katrina wipes out the buyer he had lined up, he's stuck. The country's most famous shoes are hidden in his dirty laundry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plot 9 Performance 4

  • By Tracy Jillard on 07-24-15

Plot 9 Performance 4

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

What made the experience of listening to The Thief the most enjoyable?

A very enjoyable mystery.

What other book might you compare The Thief to and why?

At this time I can't compare it to another book because I can't think of another left quite so open ended, because I don't for a minute believe that everyone really dies and that is really the end.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No, I found the narration slow and monotone pretty much throughout.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moments that most moved me were when the cops broke into Jarrod apartment and found him half dead( though being a paramedic once they described the stench,i knew. It is not one you forget) . The other was when they told Eric Jarrod was dead, even I wasn't expecting that. I kept thinking it had to be a trick being played by the cops, but now it doesn't seem so.

Any additional comments?

A thoroughly enjoyable story despite the lackluster performance of the narrator.

  • A Crafty Killing

  • Victoria Square Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner Ezra Hilton is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra had been faltering - but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Katie can find the answer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Merritt on 04-06-15

You never know where life is going to take you

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a well written, well narrated mystery.It gets your attention and you don't want to stop listening until it is done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katie,, who else. She is a strong brave women. I don't think I'd be able to move on and take on all that she has, and quite successfully, so soon after my husband's death.

What does Jorjeana Marie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A lot can be missed in just reading the book because gives special meaning to the words by how the words are spoken, inflection, speed, pauses. They can make the book much more exciting than just reading the page.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Katie and Vance's nephew were being held up by Tracy and she found out that the accident that killed her husband was not an accident as was believed by everyone, even the police, but was actually a murder committed by Tracy.

Any additional comments?

Lorraine Bartlett is an excellent author and her books don't have to have a narrator to make them any better. I loved this one and can't wait to see what more is to come. Her character, Katie, make an excellent protagonist for this series.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,825

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

A blessing and a curse

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Memory Man to be better than the print version?

The voices of the characters change with the words spoken. I have grown used to having one narrator, having 2, one male, and one female was a brilliant change. It was very easy to know who was speaking even when each was playing more than one character.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Definitely! With all the twists and turns in this book you never knew where to look, except too try to peer part the corners for the next twist or turn.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final one, where his comrades in Amy's knew where to find him and how to get him to come along.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt very bad for the main character ,i can't think of his name right now. It seems since the hard hit he took on the field and he just kept taking them.

  • Bound by Suggestion

  • A Jeff Resnick Mystery, Book 4
  • By: L. L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Jeff Resnick will do just about anything to avoid the miserable headaches that haunt him after being viciously mugged. Dr. Krista Marsh promises a cure--but only if he helps unlock the emotions of a disturbed young woman. Jeff knows he's being manipulated, but can't seem to walk away from the power Krista holds over him. Things spiral out of control as Jeff's brother, Richard, gets caught up with hospital politics. Blackmail and murder are only two of threats the brothers face in this provocative thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME. BEST IN THE SERIES SO FAR.

  • By Bunty on 10-13-16

Almost like being there

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Where does Bound by Suggestion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Third after Toby Neal and John Grisham

What other book might you compare Bound by Suggestion to and why?

I haven't heard another book I could compare it, except maybe Murder on the Mind. That would be the case because it is the same author and narrator and know I enjoy their collaborations.

Which character – as performed by Steven Barnett – was your favorite?

Jeff. He plays him so well. It is more than just reading, it's acting without the Stage or television set. You can actually hear the pain in Jeff's voice when he is suffering emotionally and especially when he gets one of his migraines.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jeff opened the old woman's freezer and found the boy.

Any additional comments?

A great short story to add to the Jeff Resnick library

  • Dark Waters

  • A Jeff Resnick Mystery, Book 6
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A near death experience is only the beginning of Jeff Resnick's troubles. Family comes to town, but one of them, a nephew who reminds Jeff of the thugs who mugged him, has unsettled him. He's on edge. The fact that his brother has taken possession of an expensive boat through an IRS auction takes his mind off the bad vibes he's getting from other relatives. But that yacht holds a deadly secret, one destined to turn his world upside down. Will Jeff figure out the puzzle before his vision of near death becomes a reality?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Chilling Mystery

  • By Shelleyg on 03-29-15

Another Jeff Resnick Novel

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

Visiting family can be a blessing and a curse and we see plenty of both in Dark Waters. Another Jeff Resnick novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Listening to it during m my physical therapy made it go so much faster and I can't wait t to read or listen to another L.L. Bartlett, Jeff Resnick novel..

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  • A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities

  • Quirky Essays for Quirky People
  • By: Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by: Carrie Lee Martz
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

At 8,000 words, this collection of humorous essays explores such quirky topics as: disastrous home repairs, ("A Trip to the Hardware Store"), an unfortunate dinner party ("Dinner is Served"), the truth about lazy people ("Lazy Bones"), the weird life of a debt collector ("Your Account is Past Due") and obsessions with gadgets ("Gadget Girl"). Other essays examine how surreal the aging process is ("Where Did the Time Go?")

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the listen

  • By Tracy Jillard on 02-17-15

Well worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

one sitting

Any additional comments?

This book was laugh out loud funny, which can be embarrassing when you are listening to an audio book, depending on where you are. The namesake story wa the funniest by far. I am very glad to have grown up around men and women who always knew their way around a hardware store, or at least were willing to admit it when they were in over their heads, before things got to bad off. Well worth the read or the listen, especially if you need to laugh. .

  • Cheated by Death

  • The Jeff Resnick Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Jeff Resnick faces a new dilemma: someone is stalking his sister-in-law, Brenda, who fears that violence from pro-life supporters will escalate near the women’s clinic where she works. Or could the vandalism, threatening phone calls, and letters against her have come from her abusive ex-husband? Meanwhile, Jeff grapples with meeting his estranged father and the sister he never knew existed. Could Patty Resnick be the key to Brenda’s stalker?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made a long car ride much shorter.

  • By SC happy on 01-13-15

Great Read!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

Would you listen to Cheated by Death again? Why?

Yes, great plot and characters, great narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line

Any additional comments?

Cheated by Death is an excellent addition to the series. The plot with all of the unexpected twists and turns, left me always wondering what was coming next. My favorite character was Jeff Resnick .I listened to this as an Audible book. There were times when the women sounded the same, But the writer wrote it in such a way it made it easy to tell who was who. That small detail did not hurt the plot or the development of the characters. Other than that detail the narrator did an excellent job.

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  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,307

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

Tim Curry at his best

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry to be better than the print version?

Absolutely!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Scrouge, heard it the most..! He did do all the voices very well, i would need to listen again

What does Tim Curry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tim Curry is an excellent actor, Stage, screen, television, and voice. He was just the perfect choice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Tiny Tim every time.