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Wanda Woodrum

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  • Murder at the Mansion

  • Victorian Village Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheboro, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job at a high-end boutique hotel in Baltimore. Until, that is, the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she's laid off. When Kate's high school best friend calls with a mysterious invitation to come talk with the town leaders of Asheboro, she agrees to make the trip, curious about where this new opportunity might lead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-18

interesting but a little slow

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

a lot of wine and everything moved slowly. didn't love the repetition. and sometimes the logic was uneven.

  • Lark! The Herald Angels Sing

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

It's Christmas time in Caerphilly, and the town is preparing for their live nativity. During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so that her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note implicates Meg's brother, Rob, as the father. Rob protests that he can't possibly be the father, but the town's suspicion creates a rift between him and his new girlfriend. Rob asks Meg to investigate on his behalf‚ to clear his name and to find the real parents of the baby. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful installment

  • By Dawn on 10-26-18

fun story. good humor<br /> enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Dome very cute and funny moments. Performed brilliantly. A good light read. For this genre it's a winner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sleuth Sisters

  • By: Maggie Pill
  • Narrated by: Judy Blue, Anne Jacques, Laura Bednarski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

We love our sisters, right? It's just that sometimes we love them because of, and sometimes we love them in spite of. But when murder's the crime and solving's your line, sisters count on sisters. It's a family thing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Promising First Episode

  • By S. Sarabasha on 10-21-14

delightfully personable

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

well paced and upbeat. good mystery for light reading. completely enjoyable. you won't regret listening to this one. clean and fun.

  • Assault and Pepper

  • Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leslie Budewitz
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and everyone stops by for a cup of her refreshing spice tea, even other shopkeepers and market regulars. But when a panhandler named Doc shows up dead on the store's doorstep, a Seattle Spice Shop cup in his hand, the local gossip gets too hot for Pepper to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read :0)

  • By SO on 12-09-16

ok

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

i found it a bit slow and hard to stay with. also morose. The ending was a surprise but hard to stay with the story.

  • Homicide in Hardcover

  • A Bibliophile Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NICE TYPICAL COZY mystery

  • By Carmela on 02-06-17

Swearing but good character development

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Swearing is frequent although I did like the writing the author creates realistic characters it is sad the swearing got in the way

  • Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Poor Meg Langslow. She's blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She's a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg's road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very amusing!

  • By Jennifer on 03-14-07

entertaining and delightful

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

loved the clever humor throughout. delightful style and the narration is superbly done. a fun read.

  • Carbs and Cadavers

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

James Henry, a kind-hearted professor of English literature, is forced to move back home to Quincy's Gap, a tiny town in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, to care for his aging father. Shortly after moving into a house that hasn't changed since his childhood, the overweight, divorced, book-loving cheese puff addict accepts a position as head librarian and joins a supper club for dieters who call themselves the "Flab Five". Avoiding carbs is almost impossible in this deep-fried, all-you-can-eat Southern town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great series by Ellery Adams.

  • By Lynda Turpin on 12-13-17

This book had swearing, guitar a lot

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I did think at first it would be okay but the dirty swearing was too much

12 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • 'Crooked House' & 'Endless Night'

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Two standalone novels from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. From the sprawling Leonide family to dark moors, no one can spin a mystery quite like she can. In Crooked House, the Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical VS Unexpected

  • By Tomsde on 01-17-13

excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

crooked book is incredible. other book was made into a movie. surprise never fails. my favorite mystery author for good reason. her development of the story and the characters are as natural as anything you will ever read. She doesn't just tell a story she helps you live it.

  • Meow If It's Murder

  • Nick and Nora Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: T. C. LoTempio
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Writing for a local online magazine, Nora investigates the curious death of socialite Lola Grainger. Though it was deemed an accident, Nora suspects foul play. And it seems that her cat does too. Apparently, Nick used to belong to a P.I. who disappeared while investigating Lola Grainger's death. The coincidence is spooky, but not as spooky as the clues Nick spells out for her with Scrabble letters - clues that lead her down an increasingly dangerous path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Read, Lots of Fun!

  • By Marjorie Dawson on 07-21-15

stilted reader

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

i couldn't listen. reader was like a human robot. sorry may have been good but I just couldn't enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Throne

  • Book 3 of the Ascendance Trilogy
  • By: Jennifer Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the New York Times best-selling Ascendance Trilogy. War is coming.... Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent trilogy

  • By K on 03-22-14

Fun and uplifting. But Lots of war.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

I get tired of all the beating up of the main characters. But I appreciated their being good morals throughout in the good characters.