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  • The Gate House

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, 10 years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DeMille writes another excellent book!

  • By Andrew Stone on 11-11-08

loved the book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I loved The Gate House. I also loved The Gold Coast. This is my second time to read them 😊 and enjoyed them more this time. The reader is really good, did an amazing job.

  • The Gold Coast

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, funny, sexy and just great! DeMille's Best!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-13

loved it 😊

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I enjoyed Gold Coast just as much the second time I listened it😊 A great book. I am going to listen to the Gate House again next 😁

  • Lowcountry Boneyard

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

The 23-year-old heiress from one of Charleston's oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That's what the Charleston Police Department believes. But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Anne Eliason on 08-01-15

love the Lowcountry series

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Really enjoyed the book, look forward to the next one in the Lowcountry series.thank you πŸ’™

  • Deadly Summer

  • Darling Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 625

Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh..typical "modern" cozy

  • By Constance Jenkins on 05-04-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I enjoyed listening to both Summer, books. wish there was a third book
great read

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,517

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feast for the mind and imagination

  • By Barbara on 02-21-11

Compelling story and fascinating, so different

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Very different than what I usually read, but very intertaining. I will have to read the next book πŸ“• in the series

  • Lowcountry Boil

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery.

  • By Ian on 08-13-15

Fun and Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

was a fun read, but the reader could have been better. I liked the story

  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little Disappointed

  • By Connie on 07-12-09

always love Stephanie and friends πŸ’—<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

These books are always fun and enjoyable. I am working on reading the whole series.

  • The Elusive Elixir

  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916

Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Colonelswife on 04-24-17

loved the series,

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

loved the series, the story was great. The characters were fun The reader did a fantastic job. I wish there were more books to followup.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Twelve Sharp

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121

America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her twelfth best seller and sure to win more fans than ever before. Trenton, New Jersey's premier troublemaker is once again struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her gift for destroying every car she drives. Not to mention her attempts to bring in the sometimes scary bail jumpers of Trenton and the sudden appearance of a mysterious female stalker, who turns out to have a close connection to Ranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertainment at its best!

  • By Ruth on 07-22-08

Really love Stephanie

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Fun πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™ book to read, always love the misadventures of Stephanie and her friends 😊

  • Dog Collar Crime

  • A Lucie Rizzo Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Adrienne Giordano
  • Narrated by: Laura Princiotta
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she's long avoided - move home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the ex that never fails to make her heart sit up and beg. When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a career making fancy dog accessories, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Life starts to look like a walk in the park...until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story

  • By Maria Prieto on 07-12-14

good story, awful reader.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

really liked the story plot, but the reader was terrible to listen to,, she didn't even try to get in character. She doesn't read very well either