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Lidia Chymkowska

Poland
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  • Secret Bride

  • By: Sharol Louise
  • Narrated by: Doro Jillings
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Who would make a better fiancée in a pinch - An actress? A shopkeeper? Or a school teacher? Damion Templeton, Viscount Woodhurst, has 14 days to find a fiancée. It's the least he can do to make his dying grandmother happy. Of course, she doesn't need to know it's a temporary ruse. An actress should do nicely. Miss Alix Adams falls off the wall of the local school while rescuing her young student from a tree. Damion rides by, and the curtain of fate rises on a new stage plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful romantic adventure!

  • By Audiobook-Haven on 09-14-17

Love happens...:)

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

Reviewed: 05-26-19

When Damion Templeton, Viscount Woodhurst, decides to employ a woman to pose as his fiancee to fulfill his dying grandmother's final wish he doesn't know that love waits just round the corner... When Alix Adams, a poor school teacher orphaned as a child, agrees to the employment she doesn't know that Fate laughs at her plans... What they both find is unexpected - and what they both need, not knowing that they do:)

This is a charming book - that's the best word I can use to describe it. Both Alix and Damion are likeable characters that you'll keep your fingers crossed for - though I must admit I did not expect to like them so much at first. He seemed too arrogant in his aristocratic haughtiness and she seemed too stubborn and independent... But they grow on you when you get to know them - and when they get to know each other:) I like the way we discover different layers of their personalities as their relationship deepens and develops throughout the book. The secondary characters are also great - Elizabeth and the Grandmama are two of the sweetest and loveable characters I've come across in romances, and Lady Chloe is a fantastically intriguing, manipulative and spiteful viper:)

The narration of the book is very good, with Ms Jillings nicely doing different voices and conveying the emotions well. The speed of her reading is also good, and she just makes the story really come to life in her interpretation.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Sharpe Note: Sour Grapes of Wrath

  • Maycroft Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

As Deena and Gary Sharpe celebrate their anniversary, things are not all wine and roses. Gary is restless at his job while Deena just wishes she still had one. To make matters worse, one of Gary’s clients, a local vineyard owner, commits suicide. However, the victim’s sister thinks he was murdered, and her suspicions lead Deena and Gary to team up to unearth the truth. Can Deena impress the local newspaper editor enough to get her old job back? Will Gary quit his firm and risk everything he’s worked for on a new business venture? The stakes are high in Sharpe Note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deena never slows down...:)

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 05-22-19

Deena never slows down...:)

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

It's already book seven in the Maycroft Mysteries series and you still don't have enough of it; again, it's sheer entertainment:)
Deena never slows down, even when she loses the job she loves and tries to get to grips with her new old one:) Which of her two sides will prevail this time: investigator or journalist?

As always with Deena, you don't know where her inquisitive, curious mind will take her, how she will interprete the pieces of information she gathers here and there, and what impact meetings with new people will have on her (and vice versa:)); all we know is that it's going to be fun, relaxing and definitely entertaining. The plot, as in all the previous books, is fast paced, the humour a bit crazy, and the new characters either amiable or repelling:) And as endings go, this one is a good one, with the solution to the crime logically following the clues and a bit of a tease for the next book in the series:)

Narration by Ms Hazen, like in all the previous books in the series, is fantastic. The pace is good, the interpretation of the characters' personalities faultless, and emotions ring true.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • An Infamous Betrayal: A Regency Cozy

  • Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Messina
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Having solved the two murders that somehow fell in her path, Beatrice Hyde-Clare is on the lookout for a third. Through a absurd quirk of stupid fate, the shy spinster has fallen in love with the thoroughly unattainable Duke of Kesgrave and is desperate for something, anything, to occupy her mind. A dead body would do nicely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery Meets Jane Austen

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 05-02-19

You can't be bored with Bea:)

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

What do you do when you're hopelessly in love with someone so obviously above your station that you think there's no hope of your feelings ever being reciprocated? You look for something to occupy your mind and what coud be better than another murder to solve?:)

This is the starting point for the third book in Beatrice Hyde-Clare's adventures. And again, Ms Messina doesn't disappoint - the investigation goes smoothly and at a good pace, with interesting twists and surprises on the way, and the perturbations in the relationship between Bea and the Duke of Kesgrave make the romantic subplot funny and intriguing, so much so that you impatiently wait for the final happily ever after... I love the banter between them, the way Bea makes the Duke lose his mask of aristocratic arrogance and reveal his surprising warmth, tenderness and sense of humour:)

What I also like a lot about the book is that although the characters develop and definitely learn from experience, there are no illogical, abrupt, almost unexplained personality changes (as it often happens in books). They generally behave true to their nature, and that makes them so much more realistic.

Narration by Ms Smith is fantastic. She adds life to the story, making Bea and many of the other characters even more likeable, lively and vivid, and leaves you with the same feeling of satisfaction and sheer pleasure you get when you watch great BBC adaptations of classic novels by writers such as Jane Austen or Elizabeth Gaskell:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Past & Present

  • A Marketville Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Kelli Lindsay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Sometimes the past reaches out to the present. It’s been 13 months since Calamity (Callie) Barnstable inherited a house in Marketville under the condition that she search for the person who murdered her mother 30 years earlier. She solves the mystery, but what's next? Unemployment? Another nine-to-five job in Toronto? Callie decides to set down roots in Marketville, take the skills and knowledge she acquired over the past year, and start her own business: Past & Present Investigations.     

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book two

  • By Dee on 05-20-19

Callie comes back to solve another mystery...

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable returns in the second book in the Marketville Mystery series, and again she has to go deep back into the past to solve another fascinating mystery... And again, it turns out to be something that reveals the past of her own family to her...

I like mysteries in which the detective undertakes an investigation that goes years back in the past, for two reasons mainly: one, we get to know a lot about the life of people in the past in general, the way they lived, the technology they used, sometimes the historical or political backgrounds - it's like rediscovering history that we theoretically know everything about, but which only becomes kind of live and real through the investigation; and two, it's fascinating to follow the detective who in such cases is almost like an archaeologist who has to draw conclusions from traces and evidence that are almost non-existent, or depend on the almost forgotten, fogged memories of witnesses... It's always intriguing in a mystery book and makes for an engaging reading (listening in this case:)).

"Past & Present" is exactly this kind of story. It's engaging, both intellectually (the mystery of the murdre itself) and emotionally (Callie's personal involvement in the case is very well done). It's also fast-paced, with a nice touch of romance (a hint only, but still it was there:)) and family drama in the mix. I like Callie as a character, and her friends are as likeable as she is. All the characters are very well drawn, sometimes a sentence or two in a dialogue is enough to show their personality to the reader/listener and make us take to them or quite the contrary... Generally it's a great sequel to part one - better even, as this time I did not feel disappointed with the solution and the ending at all:)

Narration by Ms Lindsay is very good. I like the sound of her voice and the pace of her reading. She doesn't do much of voice differentiation and yet I had no problem following any conversations at all. She also reads in that inobtrusive way that doesn't detract you from the story itself. A great narrator.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story

  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

A discarded child fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t end!

  • By Aberdeen on 05-08-18

The most tedious book I've listened to in months:(

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I'm very sorry to write this, but this really was the most tedious book I've listened to in many, many months... The premise sounded great, the times in which it is set one of the most fascinating eras in human history (for me at least), Sidroc himself an intriguing hero... and yet I've never felt so exhausted after listening to a book before. And not in a good sense; I was just totally bored and irritated that I'd lost like a day from my life - and I had to listen to the end because I had received the book for free and promised to write its review, and I always keep my word in such a situation...

So what was it that made me think the book so dreary? Unluckily for Ms Randolph I had just finished another book, by a historian specializing in the Middle Ages (who also happens to be an acclaimed Polish fantasy writer) who wrote a historical book about different aspects of life (of women in particular) in the 16th century Europe. She wove into the strictly historical essay, with a lot of references to historical events and figures from all over Europe, the fictional story of the life of a real historical figure of a dwarf-girl servant of the last princesses of the Royal House of the Jagiellonian Dynasty - a figure we know existed, but that's all we really know about her as there are no records of her life other than mentions of her name in official documents, manuspcripts and letters. What the author did was use the character of Dosia as a starting point for her tale, as a mirror through which she showed us what life was like then, in all its aspects: brutality and violence but also beauty, love and loyalties. And that made for a breathtaking read, a book I just couldn't put down. Dosia made the book and the times described relateable to the reader. (For anyone interested, the book is called "The Daughters of Wawel. The Tale of the Jagiellonian Princesses" by Anna Brzezinska).

That spark, that emotional involvement on the part of the reader/listener is something that "Sidroc the Dane" definitely lacks - at least for me. I just couldn't feel myself in any way attached to any character in the book - or care about what really happens to them, I was so tired of listening to the overload of mundane details of mundane life, details that I didn't feel added anything to the main story and the life of Sidroc, the presumed main character of the tale. I don't really know why there's so much talk of Sidroc's father, Hrald, his journeys and his marriage, all in minute details and related not as if it was happening here and now (as a good saga - or any book that is considered fiction - should, I think), but as if it was a third or even fourth-hand relation by someone who is not at all emotionally involved in the story they tell because it happened so long ago that they don't really care any more... And that part takes like 4 out of 16 hours of the listening time and Sidroc is not even born yet! And then suddenly there is a scene or two that definitely happen here and now, are full of action and could finally mean something more - but their impact is lost in all that mash around... And don't take me wrong - I usually like to learn those historical backgrounds, those bits and pieces of what life was like then, what the customs were like, and so on, but they have to feel like an essential part of the life of the characters, things they experience first-hand, not as encyclopedic citations from a history book, kind of a sideway thought added to make the book longer... Unfortunately, that's what they felt like for me in this book.

Narration by Ms Nagle was the best part of this book - and yet I didn't like it so much as in the previous book narrated by her that I listened to. She is very good at doing voices and reading dialogues, but she was extremely, well, sad (or even sorrowful) in narrative parts this time. And she definitely read the book too slowly - I sped it up to 1,25 at first, and then to 1,5 to finish it faster...

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • A Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Box Set 1

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Mona Marple
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Welcome to Waterfell Tweed, where things aren't as cozy as they seem.... Sandy Shaw was happy with her life running the village cafe and bookstore, until a series of murders in the sleepy village cause everyone to second-guess just how peaceful things are....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super good

  • By Sandra on 04-20-19

Very relaxing and... addictive:)

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

It's 4.5 rounded up to 5 stars for the story, really...

This is a very enjoyable, relaxing and addictive box set of cozy mysteries set in an English village of Waterfell Tweed... And - which for me is a big thumb up - while listening I had a feeling of stepping into the worlds of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders - though with a bit less violence than those two usually contained:)

The first book in the series introduces us to a whole set of colourful individuals, and though each of the books is a standalone when it comes to the criminal plot, they should, I feel, be read/listened to in order for there is continuation when it comes to the personal lives of the characters - and these small bits and pieces make for an interesting part of the story, too:)

All the books are equally good, with crimes of passion rather than cold-blooded murders and solutions that surprise the reader... That's the only small fault of the books, really; I feel there are too few clues on the way to the end and the fact that Sandy kind of solves the crimes out of the blue... or maybe it's that I just concentrated too much on the personal forgetting to pay attention to the criminal...:) But all in all, it's a fantastic set for all cozy mystery lovers:)

Narration by Ms Nagle is very good, too. She's a new narrator for me, but I like her interpretation a lot. She does vary voices enough for me to easily follow the dialogues but she doesn't overdo them, especially the male ones. She reads at a good pace and conveys the emotions and the personalities of the characters very well. All in all, a great interpretation of the series.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Wizard and the Frog

  • By: Richard Fierce
  • Narrated by: Jarret Lemaster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An incompetent wizard turned my girlfriend into a frog, and that’s just the beginning. The name’s Jack, and I hunt monsters for a living. I’ve been doing this for a while, but my associate is new. Dormuris is an elf I rescued from a troll, and he's a wizard. Sort of. He’s not the best with magic, and he accidentally turned my girlfriend into a frog. In order to reverse the spell, we have to seek out a real wizard.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun. I wish it was longer

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

Short, a little violent and crazily funny:)

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

It's a very short book - only about two hours of listening, but it's definitely action-packed:) There's a troll, there's a search for minotaurs' gold, there are goblins and unicorns, and there's a damsel in distress - changed into a frog, but still a damsel...:) and there's an ending that turns everything upside down:)

I love the story (though there's a bit too much violence for younger kids - fights against the magical creatures are quite bloody:)) and I love its crazy sense of humour: a bit bitter, a bit ironic, a bit satirical... think Monty Python at their best and you'll get it:)

Narration by Mr Lemaster is great; the voices match the characters' personalities, and the singing... well, that's a nice surprise - Mr Lemaster has a great singing voice (I love it when you suddenly hear a narrator sing to you when there are songs in the story...:)) He is equally good both in narrative parts and in dialogues and the pace of his reading is just perfect.

I can't wait to listen to the next parts of Jack's adventures:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Welcome to Spicetown

  • A Spicetown Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Sheri Richey
  • Narrated by: Nicole KandeLind
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When a crime-stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris have to get involved. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Kandice C. on 04-27-19

A warm welcome to Spicetown...:)

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This is my first book by Sheri Richey and I'll definitely look for more.

"Welcome to Spicetown" introduces us to a set of characters that I've got to like after a few minutes of listening: Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris make a wonderful couple of sleuthing friends, and the background characters of Amanda and Brian and their courting add a romantic flavour to the cozy mystery. The biggest surprise? There's no murder:), still, there's an interesting investigation going on and although we know quite early who is going to turn out the black sheep, we still eagerly follow the plot.
The feel of the book reminded me a bit of the Columbo TV series - we knew right from the start who did it but still watched the movie to see how the Lieutenant would get to the solution:)

I generally liked the narration by Ms KandeLind although sometimes I had a feeling that she was "slipping" from the voices she gave different characters into her own - but as it didn't influence my following the conversations it also didn't bother me so much. The good side of her reading was that she didn't overdo the male voices, and all the characters sounded natural in general.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Get Sharpe: Maycroft Mysteries, Books 1-5

  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Fed up after 30 years of teaching, Deena has no idea she’s just traded in lesson plans for lethal weapons and report cards for ballistics reports. It’s been fifty years since her uncle disappeared without a trace, but when science and luck collide, a rookie sheriff’s deputy breathes new life into this cold case. And when Deena’s elderly grandmother asks for her help, how can she say no? After all, she’s just quit her teaching job and is looking for a new challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Series

  • By lynda on 04-14-19

A fantastic set of cozy mysteries with Deena:)

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

I first listened to each of Deena Sharpe's cozy mysteries as separate books and I loved each one of them, so I think it's a great thing to have the first 5 as a box set:) And I also reviewed all of them, so here are some of my earlier thoughts (all are quotes from my reviews of the five books):

Book 1 - Sharpe Shooter - This is Deena Sharpe's first murder investigation - and it's really intriguing, engaging and funny:) It's also a wonderful introduction to all the characters that we will meet again in the next books in the series and it sets up mood for them - all murder cases Deena gets involved in are personal matters and hit close to home... The plot is fast, the leads appear and take us in different directions, there are a few possible suspects, all with plausible motifs for murder and no alibis, and there's Deena - smart, a bit crazy, but warm and loyal to those she considers family and friends, sometimes too loyal for her own good:) She's definitely one of the more likeable amator sleuths in literature:)

Book 2 - Sharpe Edge - The book starts a bit slow, but soon the pace grows and the plot engages the reader/listener... And the ending - when we find out who the murderer is - really does make you bite your nails:) I liked the last scenes of the book a lot - right from the point when we realize who the murderer is it's a real rollercoaster and it's described (and read by Ms Hazen) magnificently.

Book 3 - Sharpe Mind - The action is almost non-stop, with a few scary moments but without the gore, obviously, as it is a "cozy" mystery:) It's also well written; the plot flows smoothly and the dialogues contain that little ironic and satirical kind of humour that I like. I also think it's a little bit more complicated than the previous one in the series, with more suspects and red herrings:)

Book 4 - Sharpe Turn - This time Deena has to help her brother's friend to prove his innocence - and as usual before we find out who the real killer is we will discover clues, uncover secrets and suspect more than one person only to change our mind with every new piece of evidence or information Deena finds... We'll also smile a lot - Deena has a knack for getting into embarassing situations:) The plot is really fast, dialogues funny, background characters colourful and sometimes quirky but believable, and the ending as surprising as it should be:)

Book 5 - Sharpe Point - This time there's a hard task ahead of Deena - how can she defend someone she personally thinks is guilty of the crime? But then new evidence comes to light and things stop being seemingly obvious, more suspects appear as more facts are uncovered, and finally Deena's conscience is satisfied:) The books in the series are quite short, but the plots are logical, with enough red herrings and enough twists to keep you glued to the pages. As usual, we get a satisfactory although quite unexpected ending, but this time Ms Thomas added a cherry on the cake in the form of Deena's mother-in-law, Sylvia - I loved her character a lot:)

As for the interpretation of the books, Ms Hazen does a great job. The character voices are very well done, diversified and well-matched, and the pace of her reading makes it easy to follow the story. She balances well the impartiality of the narrative parts and the emotions required in many of the scenes. I can't imagine the series being read by another narrator:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Caffe Macchiato

  • A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery, Book 4
  • By: M.L. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

As snow begins to fall in Sequoia, things have settled into a routine. Zion has moved forward with her plans to open a second Caffeinator location. Her relationship with Tate has progressed, and Logan seems to be settling in. Just when they think everything is nearly perfect, a mysterious man appears and throws everything into chaos, threatening Logan’s future and dragging Zion and Tate into a new mystery. With the stakes as high as the snow drifts, Zion must help Tate solve a murder that reminds her of the reason she came to Sequoia in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 04-06-19

Another good installment in the series...:)

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

"Caffe Macchiato" is another good installment in the series.
As we visit Sequoia for the fourth time, we know exactly what to expect: a fast paced plot, a murder which hits close to home for Zion and Tate, and some good twists and turns on the way to a satisfactory ending and the solution of the crime, with yet more background stories of the personal lives of most of the characters that we've got to like throughout books 1-3...:)

Ms Hamilton doesn't disappoint. Her characters live - they develop, they go through their personal ups and downs, and they learn from experience, sometimes the hard way, that life means constant change, with a lot of surprises for us on the way to the end (whatever that end may be). The murder case, as always, is engaging emotionally and makes us keep fingers crossed for Zion and Tate and their investigation. And the town of Sequoia, with its colourful citizens, becomes even closer to our hearts (I really feel like I'd like to move there:)).

Narration by Ms Hazen is great, as in all the books in the series. She keeps up the steady pace of her reading, with great voicing of individual characters and a fantastic balance between the narrative and the emotional... A job very well done:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.