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  • The Question of the Felonious Friend

  • By: E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

It's been one year, two weeks, and three days since Samuel Hoenig opened the doors of Questions Answered. The personality traits of his Asperger's Syndrome help him maintain objectivity - a critical component of his business's continuing success. But when Tyler Clayton, a young man who also has Asperger's, asks if a store clerk is truly his friend, Samuel, for the first time, can't bear to give an objective answer. It's a dicey situation that only gets worse when one of the key players ends up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Light Mystery

  • By Jami on 03-29-17

please bring in the other books to audible!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

These books are original and fun and the narration brings them to a whole other level that is very important in understanding the different personality, as Sam would say it. if you enjoy it please request the content from audible.

  • Ghost of a Chance

  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Tis the season...for ghosts. Verity Long has come to terms with the fact that she can see spirits, and talk to them, and...she's actually making cookies for one of them. But she's drawing the line at any more ghost hunting or mystery solving. Until a dear friend needs help locating a missing antique at the party of the year. Not one to leave a friend in need, Verity straps on her sparkly heels and sneaks in to see what she can find - only to uncover a startling secret that will change everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Little Emotional Story

  • By TVNerd95 on 02-09-17

heartwarming holiday (ghost) story

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Frankie the German may not intend to do good deeds but since he teamed up wi th Verity he just can't escape it. in a short story not much plot cam be developed yet th is one is going a great job.

  • Bookplate Special

  • A Booktown Mystery
  • By: Lorna Barrett
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up - and put up with - her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprises till the very end.<br />

  • By Vickie Oehring on 09-04-17

Story line makes little sense. disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

A poor plot. there are major holes on the rational. the killing which is supposed to have been an accident is very unlikely.

  • Berried Secrets

  • Cranberry Cove Mysteries Series #1
  • By: Peg Cochran
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove - a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan - to help her half brother, Jeff, on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body. It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Start

  • By Beatrice on 01-10-16

nice cozy but a bit long winded

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

This is a fun cozy mystery with likable characters. I did find it was streched out meaninglessly in places. Do we really need to read that she got up showered and got dressed? Is there a page minimum that needs to be met? if there isn't something meaningful to be said i would rather the book was shorter.

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  • Through the Wall

  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

There are bitter scenes in the Brand family when Martin Brand dies and leaves his large estate not to his widowed sister-in-law but to Marion, his young niece whom he had only met once in his life. For Marion, the prospect of sharing her new home with Martin’s predatory relations is not a happy one, and when a battered body wearing her coat is found on the beach her unhappiness turns to panic. Will Miss Silver find the murderer before the next killing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss Silver mysteries are always a joy to read

  • By Nancy on 09-16-12

beautiful story. great who-done-it

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

the quintessential cozy mystery. a good plot with plenty of puzzle pieces provided to the reader, but not too obvious. the characters as in all Wentworth's nook are engaging and you are very quickly pull in to the story. When a hard working girl burdened with the care of a delicate sister and her bum husband inherits a large fortune over the head of near relatives you are not surprised mischief will follow. luckily Miss Silver is a hand to clear things up.

  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 129

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

Better than a sleeping pill

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Narrator absolutely awful. it was very hard to keep attention focussed even at 1.7 speed. the story is also not very interesting and it stops without any kind of resolution (though i might have missed it being so bored) seems like its intended to pull you into getting book 2 but this is so short. still i should not complain as i fell asleep several times. will not be getting book 2.

  • Mardi Gras Bound

  • When Fates Collide - A Morgan and Harrington Mystery
  • By: Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Yvonne Mason
  • Narrated by: Tara Saltzman, Diana Andrade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

What happens when you put two of the most irreverent women (one a bounty hunter and the other a case of mistaken identity) together for a rip-roaring, hilariously wild adventure? This time around, join bounty hunter Alex Morgan and her new friend, former mistaken suspect jumper Hope Harrington, as they head to New Orleans during Mardi Gras for the bounty of a lifetime: a descendant of the legendary Marie Laveau!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • difficult to follow.

  • By Mariana on 02-15-18

difficult to follow.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

There are two female main characters and the pov switches infrequently between the two. the fact that the narrator does not have consistently different voices for them makes it very difficult to follow the story. Also, i believed this to be a mystery story but it isnt. there's a little humor but not much else.



  • Pancakes and Corpses

  • Peridale Cafe Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Agatha Frost
  • Narrated by: Kelly-Anne Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Should be Reading to Kindergarten Classes

  • By Tracey Rains on 05-28-17

nice cozy. narrator needs improvement.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

the story is a nice cozy. the narrator can improve. more intonation is needed, reading too flat. Barker's male voice is horrible. otherwise ok.

  • Spouse on Haunted Hill

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

Where Alison Kerby's ex-husband goes, trouble follows. This time, unfortunately, he's brought that trouble right to her doorstep. On the run from a business deal gone bad, Steven, aka "the Swine", owes some scary people a staggering sum of money. No need to panic, though. He has a plan: sell Alison's Jersey Shore guesthouse to pay them off. Before Alison has a chance to read Steven the riot act, he disappears - after a mysterious man trailing him ends up full of bullet holes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is not the end!

  • By amazonian on 03-22-17

Great cozy. Very funny.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This whole sereis is very enjoyable and this instalment is one of the best. the humor is the most important part in my view, combine with likable believable characters, including the not so alive ones, and a twisted plot and you get a really enjoyable fun read. The narrator does a great job emphasizing the sarcasm. lots of resolutions in this one, i hope the sereis will continue.

  • New Spring

  • The Wheel of Time Prequel
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,107

For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, a child is born, an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before he can be killed by the forces of the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+

  • By Dennis on 10-14-05

Should be read after the Crown of Sword

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Great story that can be read by itself but for greatest impact i think it is best read after book 7 in the series or even a bit later. While the story takes place 20 years before the Eye of the World, book 1 in the Wheel of Time series, reading this first would take away much of the mystery in that book and others. This book gives interesting insig by into how Aes Sedai are normally raised and how they are treated after being formally raised. However, this information is particularly interesting after you know what happened in Ebu Dar in Book 7. There is also a breif appearance of a questionable important character that only shows up in the sereise in book 7.