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  • Emergency Case

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Dr. Kelly Irving knew her husband, attorney Jack Harbaugh, was acting strangely but figured they’d get through it. When she backed out of her garage that morning, she thought her car hit a bump. Instead, its progress was stopped by the body of a man her husband recently represented. The dead man had been shot by her husband’s gun. Jack was a primary suspect. Kelly couldn’t decide if Jack was a murderer or marked as the next victim. They were forced to put their marital differences aside and concentrate on keeping Jack alive while discovering who was behind the whole thing. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By timj26 on 04-15-19

Not an emergency

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I wouldn't call it a medical thriller but more of a suspense novella.

Mr. Alba was not a client Jack Harbaugh wanted. Jack was pressured to take him to get his traffic case dismissed. Alba explains to Jack that he didn't want the law watching him and revealed he was a key figure in a gun-buying scheme. When Jack tried to stop him from sharing this criminal activity, Alba threatened Jack that if the buy didn't happen both of them would end up dead.

Jack's wife, Dr. Kelly, is afraid their marriage is falling apart when Jack becomes silent. He brushes her aside saying it was just a client and he couldn't talk about it. When they both leave for work, Kelly finds a dead man in the driveway and demands Jack starts talking.

With the police involved, Emergency Case has plenty of plot twists and turns to the very end.

Bill Nevitt does a fine job of narrating this story.

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

  • Hurt Road

  • By: Bruce A. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When his parents are killed in a car crash, Detroit teen Hank Goodman finds himself in the last place on Earth he ever wanted to be: Crosscut, Louisiana. Quickly tiring of the place and his aging grandparents, all Hank can think about is leaving. Until he meets the beautiful Becky Rayburn. Hank starts to settle in and just when things seem to finally be going his way, he is hit with even more bad news. Devastated, he accepts a visiting uncle's invitation to come and live with him in Colorado.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable Clean Read ;-)

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-07-19

Hurt Road

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I fell in love with this sweet story.
Hank’s life is thrown upside down when his parents die in a car accident and goes to live with his grandparents on Hurt Road for a time.
Hank falls for Becky who is off limits, not only because Carl has claimed her has his girl, but because of a tragic accident that happened years ago that caused a rift between Hank and Becky's families.
Years go by when Hank returns to his grandparents’ hometown of Crosscut. To Hanks surprise, Becky is now a widow with a young son. One thing hasn’t changed over the years, Hanks love for Becky and Carl’s desire to have Becky.
This is a nice story with good character development. It also has a bit of romance and suspense to keep your attention.
Cindy Pillar does a nice job narrating the story.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Priced to Kill

  • Cindy York Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried forever. Real estate agent and super sleuth Cindy York has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home - where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body - bring the memories back in full force. But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul’s death was anything but self-inflicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cozy mystery

  • By Delta Stet on 02-20-19

Fun Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Cindy York was adamant that she was not going to go to her 25th class reunion. After all, that is where her best friend Paul supposedly committed suicide and she hadn't been to the house since she found his body.
When Paul's brother calls Cindy to ask her to reconsider and then offers to let her be the listing agent for the sale of the mansion, Cindy quickly changes her mind. At the reunion, the class opened up the time capsule that they buried when they were seniors and the mystery is on.

Catherine Bruns writes a fun tale with likable characters with quirky personalities.
Amy Deuchler does a good job narrating the story. She has an easy listening voice that makes the story enjoyable.

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

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  • Original Secrets

  • Whispering Pines Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Shawn McGuire
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The Northwoods village of Whispering Pines used to be a safe haven for outsiders, but after three deaths in two months, it’s become a hotbed of murder. Exhausted from being the only law enforcement official on duty, while also trying to open a bed-and-breakfast, Jayne O’Shea welcomes the escape she finds in her grandmother’s journals. Each entry gives her a deeper understanding of why her grandparents moved to the secluded spot so long ago. But as questions are answered, deeply hidden secrets are unearthed.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the murder mystery I was expecting

  • By Cassandra on 02-14-19

O.K.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Original Secrets starts off with a murder in the town Whispering Pines of Barry but the details got lost with all the characters and oddities. There’s a bit of romance but I found that to be more of a crush than a romance.
As Jayne the sheriff of Whispering Pines sets out to find out who murdered Barry, many characters are revealed that sort of muddles the story. Witches, spells and the meditation circle, are just a few of the twists and turns that add more questions for Jayne to dig into. Jayne searches the history of the town and delves into her grandmother’s journals, where more secrets of the town are revealed. Things aren’t what they seem and neither are people.
The narration of Sandra Murphy is okay and her voice is pleasant. Here character voices tended to ran into each other and weren’t overly distinctive.
This book wasn't what I expected nor quite my style. With that said, the writing was fine, a little simplistic and repetitive. The narration was okay, nothing outstanding or notable.

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

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid medical nystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 11-28-18

Guarded Prognosis

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18


Dr. Caden Taggert is being questioned by DEA agents about an extraordinary amount of narcotic prescriptions being prescribed by him. Although the DEA agents did not have a warrant to search the doctors' records or premises, Dr. Taggert gave them carte blanche to search the place and embed themselves into the practice.
While all of this is going on his father, Dr. Henry Taggert has been diagnosed with pancreatic carcinoma. Both father and son are headstrong males that want to do things their own way.
I found situations in the novel a bit simplistic and the younger Dr. Taggert nieve. With the epidemic of narcotic abuse, I found it a bit odd that the DEA numbers of the doctors were posted for anyone to see or that Caden wouldn't know a lawyer or have the common sense to call one when the DEA agents started asking questions.
The narration by Bill Nevitt was okay, nothing too great and not too bad, stilted at times and not much variation between character voices.

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

  • One Frosty Christmas

  • The Holiday Series, Book 1
  • By: Laura Hesse
  • Narrated by: Leslie Howard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

This is a charming, hankie-waving Christmas classic for girls who love horses, ages 8 and up. Teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee, Hannah Storey feels alone and isolated, just like the old mustang she sees on the way to and from school every day. Hannah vows to save the pony the local kids have cruelly nicknamed Frostbite from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter, but events spiral out of control. Will Hannah be able to save the pony?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute Holiday Listen

  • By bluepits73 on 12-24-18

One sweet Christmas story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

One Frosty Christmas is a sweet Christmas tale to warm the heart.

When Hannah moves from the city to the small town of Riverbend, she stood out as different being as an amputee.
As Hannah goes to school each day on the bus, she sees a neglected pony that she falls in love with. Feeling the Frosty's pain, Hannah is determined to save him with the help of her friend.
The story is tender and touching, with lessons to learn.
Leslie Howard is an excellent narrator, bringing the story to life.

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  • If You Should Read This, Mother

  • By: Vivian Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Su Meck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Megan Daniels was only three years old the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but flashes of that day begin to trigger other disturbing memories. At first they are merely snippets, but then they begin to appear more frequently. In her attempt to learn more, she sets out to find her biological mother, but keeps hitting brick walls. No adoption papers exist, and all she has to go on is her possible birthday: November 22. In the small town of Meredith, California, Megan’s search takes on a dire, domino effect - one woman has already been murdered as a result of her inquiries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining mystery

  • By cosmitron on 10-19-18

Maybe not

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I wanted to like this book and started to, but even as it drew me in it lost me again before the end and the narrator didn't help.

This was a different kind of mystery with many sub-stories and several characters that converge at the end. It has intriguing qualities, although it becomes confusing with the number of characters and situations that are going on.

I wasn't really drawn to Megan, the main character in the story. Actually, I can't say I really liked any of the characters. I can understand Megan wanting to know who her birth mother is, but it seemed odd that she would ignore her own daughter and husband in the process. I found it strange that after hearing a woman had been murdered, she didn't think to mention it to the police that her hotel room had been broken into. There were other things that I found a bit confusing and unbelievable about the story making this book hard to really like

The narration did not work for me. Su Meck does a nice job as Megan, but the rest of the characters not so much.

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

  • A Broken Kind of Beautiful: A Novel

  • By: Katie Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for 24-year-old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth - appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows - so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line - an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Listen!

  • By Beth on 12-31-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Touching, captivating and so beautiful.
A Broken Kind of Beautiful is well written, the characters have depth and the dialog is very believable.
There is a very raw aspect of Ivy, a person who is jaded by the modeling world, old because the industry says so and hurt by rejection. All those things make her so real. Being so use to being used, Ivy thinks men are her drug of choice, a way to get what she think she wants that she has no idea of her own self-worth or what real love is.
There were times I really didn't like Ivy. She could be harsh and blind to those who really cared for her. And other times I found myself crying for the hurt in her.
There are so many great characters in this book, the loving step-mother, the using uncle and the photographer who could see deep into the real person of Ivy Clark.
My only criticism of this book is the epilog. With all the characters being so distinct, it would have made a nice series.

Stacey Glemboski does an excellent job narrating this book. Each of the characters has a voice. She is easy to listen to and adds nuances to the book making it so much more enjoyable to listen to.

I liked this book so much that I have already purchased another book from this author with the same narrator!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery)

  • By: Lisa M. Lilly
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The night before they plan to move in together, Quille finds the body of the man she loves dead in his apartment. Police point to his failed medical career and past alcoholism as evidence of suicide or accidental overdose. His ex-wife agrees. Marco’s son insists his father was stable, sober, and excited about his future with Quille. Suspicious of the police based on bitter experience, Quille vows to find the truth and help Marco’s son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suicide or Murder?

  • By Jan M on 09-09-18

Great start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Quille, better known as Q.C.Davis is a 32 year-old Chicago accountant turned lawyer, who sings on the side. I found Quille to be very likable and for the most part believable, although I think a person like her is a little far-fetched in reality. Accountant, lawyer, singer, and actress all by the age of 32, maybe a bit much.

The book starts in a bar where Quille is singing and meets Marco for the first time and quickly moves ahead from fall to spring and Marco's death. From there starts the mystery. Quille not believing the police when they rule Marco's death a suicide starts searching for who, why and what happened to him.

The characters, dialog, and situations that are described in the story are believable. I look forward to more books by Lisa Lilly.

Angela Dawe does an excellent job narrating this book. Each character has a recognizable voice making easy to follow the story. I enjoyed her narration so much that I am searching out more books that she has done!

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mad Hatter's Son

  • An Annie Collins Mystery
  • By: Helen Starbuck
  • Narrated by: Suzanne T. Fortin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Annie Collins is an OR nurse who is used to caring for others - both inside the operating room, and in her own personal life. The friendship between Annie and Libby Crowder began deteriorating after Libby met the cold and wealthy Edward Matheisen, and quickly ended after she married him. It's been four years since Annie and Libby parted ways. But now she's back and seeking Annie's help. With puzzling symptoms and a plea for help, Annie can't help but wonder: Is Libby really ill or is there more to the story than what Libby is saying?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suicide or murder?

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 06-19-18

Mad Hatter's Son

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

On one hand, I loved this book and on the other, it was only okay.

The Mad Hatter's Son grabbed my attention right from the beginning, it drew me in and wouldn't let go. There was a mystery, which I figured out somewhere in the middle, and yet I wanted to keep listening to see how it ended.
This is a well written story and I look forward to more books by Helen Starbuck.

The narration by Suzanne Fortin was okay. As much as the story was drawing me in the narration didn't. Ms. Fortin has a very soothing voice, but there isn't a lot of variation between the characters voices which makes it hard to figure out who is talking.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."