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  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,594

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Stupid book

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

This book is so far out of the realm of reality. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that these people who live in the mountains of North Carolina, with wildlife, would be resorting to what they do to eat. This book has some valid issues but some of the points are so far out there that it makes the book a ridiculous read.

  • "E" Is for Exposed

  • Malibu Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Sofia Salgado's latest case at Maloney Investigations has some pretty tempting ingredients: blackmail, male strippers, and whipped cream. When a friend of Sofia's mom finds herself the victim of blackmail, stuffy Aidan has to go undercover as an exotic dancer, much to Sofia's delight. Can Aidan make it in the cutthroat world of male stripping? Can Sofia stop her mom getting too involved? Does whipped cream have fewer calories when it’s licked from a man’s naked torso?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • E is for Exposed

  • By Christy D on 02-24-18

Listening is such fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

These books are great to listen to.. it’s like watching a movie in your head! The performance is once again flawless, the story fun and mysterious and I hated for it to end!

  • "D" Is for Drunk

  • Malibu Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Maloney Investigation's new client? An eccentric vineyard owner convinced his even more eccentric neighbor is siphoning off his precious water. But of course it's not as simple as that. Or as dignified. Sofia and Aidan soon find out these Merlot messiahs are turning water into wacky, plowing more than fields, and sowing more than grapes. But there's no putting the cork back in when the opposing vintner turns up naked and face down in a trough of sour grapes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • D is for Delectable!

  • By Espanolish on 06-16-16

So glad!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I’m so glad to see another mystery headed by our favorite child star all grown up! Sophia Salgado is transitioning from an insecure young lady to a confident detective, and that’s evidenced by believable writing and great performances! Listening is such a pleasure!

  • 'C' is for Coochy Coo

  • Malibu Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Sean Black, Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Former child star Sofia Salgado is finding her feet as a trainee investigator at Malibu detective agency, Maloney Investigations, when a new case throws her, and everyone else at the agency, for a loop. Maloney Investigations are drafted in to help 13-year-old Daniel find his birth father. There's only one snag. According to Daniel's mom, former Los Angeles party girl, Candy Collins, there's more than one candidate - a lot more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i totally love this series!!

  • By Lisa on 04-16-16

Love trying to solve these mysteries!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Another fun mystery to solve! I laugh, I cry, I think, I puzzle.. Sophia Salgado is such a sweet young lady and her tough demeanor is inspiring! She jumps into her cases with gusto! Each book gets better and so do the performances by Madeline Mrozek.. keep them coming!

  • 'B' is for Bad Girls (Malibu Mystery)

  • By: Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

From New York Times best seller Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black comes the sequel to "A" is for Asshat and another fast-paced, funny novel that's perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich. Maloney Investigation's newest private detective, Sofia Salgado, is back on the case that turns into her mother's worst nightmare when she ends up undercover in one of Malibu's many rehab clinics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps getting better!

  • By Foy on 03-21-16

Another fun read!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Continuing the series, our authors and performer bring us another fun yet complex mystery! I love these characters and they are personified by the performance. Each character is uniquely portrayed. Bravo!

  • "A" is for Actress (Malibu Mystery Book 1)

  • By: Sean Black, Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

After a decade spent in the glare of the Hollywood spotlight as the star of kids' TV show Half Pint Detective, Sofia Salgado has had enough. Desperate to build a life outside showbiz, she quits acting to do something that everyone around her - including her family - thinks is plain nuts. Get a real job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise!

  • By Foy on 02-23-16

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

This book was so much fun to read! I love the main character, Sophia Salgado. She is sweet and innocent yet smart, cunning and unafraid! The performance by Madeline Mrozek IS Sophia.. perfection!

  • Prosecco Pink

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but "The Big Easy". When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she'd finally found a man she could trust. But she can't say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki's best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Pink

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 03-08-17

Love love love!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Love the story, love the characters, love the performance! This book continues a series that is charming and mysterious.. and brilliantly thought out and presented in a whimsical yet serious way!

  • Campari Crimson

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Halloween is looming large in New Orleans, and Private Investigator Franki Amato is in a gloomy mood. Her boyfriend, Bradley, has to leave on an extended business trip, and her slacker brother is coming to town with her matchmaker Nonna, who’s determined to see a Sicilian lemon superstition bear fruit. Meanwhile, the entire city is spooked because a caped figure is targeting its blood banks. Things turn macabre when a psychic makes a dark prediction about Franki’s brother and a frat boy is found in a cemetery crypt with his blood drained. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Jean Fauble on 02-10-19

Can’t wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I enjoy how the author includes so many family members and captures the culture and heritage of family members and combines them with the diversity of New Orleans and it’s unique charm.

Madeline Mrozek, as always, gives a great believable performance.. can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series!

  • Amaretto Amber

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Private investigator Franki Amato has just turned 30, and she feels anything but festive. To add insult to birthday injury, she has to investigate a surreal strip club homicide - with her 60ish ex-stripper landlady. Adding to her troubles, she has to figure out what a missing amber pendant and a mysterious amaretto bottle have to do with the murder, not to mention why she's being followed. When a second dancer goes down and a third is threatened, Franki turns to a weird witch to crack the case and cancel a curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better with this narrator!

  • By Jan on 07-08-17

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I love this series! Still laughing at the Nonas.. the characters are all so unique and Madeline Mrozek brings them to life with her performances! A great pairing on author and reading performance!

  • Limoncello Yellow

  • Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Traci Andrighetti
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas - until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Cookies

  • By Jhbdesign on 03-10-17

Mystery and satire and a great performance!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I loved the story.. the mystery, the characterizations, the satire. The performance by Madeline Mrozek brings personality and depth to the characters and to the great city of New Orleans! I’m looking forward to the rest of the series and the continued antics of our “Private Chicks!”

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