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  • Shiver of Fear

  • By: Roxanne St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Violet Grey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!!!

  • By M. Davis on 09-06-11

Oh, my! Couldn't take this narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I am so glad I read the second book in this series first. If this had been attempted first, I wouldn't have bought another. The narrator's attempt at Irish accents for all the Irish characters was painful to listen to. She was not very successful with the American characters either. With the very slow and halting speech for the lead male character, it sounded as if she was implying either a speech impediment or a cognitive disability. Just couldn't make it all the way through this book even with multiple attempts. She did so much better with the first book in this series.

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,018

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

Vulgarity for vulgarity's sake.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

There is far too much vulgarity. Every character, including children, are cursing all the way through this book. Surely an author should be able to come up with more creative and imaginative dialogue. Ashley took the lazy way.

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,168

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

Unexpectedly enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Very interesting to look back from this point in history to the time of this story. I enjoyed the unexpected triumphs of Mrs. Pollifax.