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  • A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery

  • Glass Dolphin Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Kelli Lindsay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse. They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real brain teaser

  • By Jan on 12-16-18

Hole in one....... or Hole in one....... or more.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18


A Hole in One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery
: Judy Penz Sheluk

This is book two in this cozy mystery series. I haven't read the first, but this one can stand on its own. A charity golf tournament begins the story. There are lots of characters so plenty of suspects as the story unfolds. The listener gets to guess who is involved and who belongs together. A fun listen.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Kelli Lindsay does a great job.



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  • Cast A Long Shadow

  • The Big Sky Series, Book 1
  • By: Kwen D Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

“Bad Bobby” Trent, star high school athlete, college scholarship holder, pro-rodeo circuit rider, lived an unencumbered life. He was a man, who, by his own definition, limited his concentration to no more than eight seconds at a time - the time required to ride a bull or saddlebronc and win. He’s tough, independent, shallow, and always looking for a good time. Then his father is murdered. Sheriff Robert Trent, was the longtime chief law enforcement officer of Lodge Pole County Montana. He was stern, fair, honest, and dependable. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walking with spirits

  • By David Jablonski on 12-14-18

Bad Boys

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Cast A Long Shadow
: Kwen D Griffeth

I was surprised how quickly I was drawn into this novel. The characters were well defined and had interesting personalities. There was plenty of adventure, some very bad men, and plenty of historic native culture. Ï look forward to more of these books.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Paul J McSorley.



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  • Guarding Grace

  • Gold Coast Retrievers, Book 3
  • By: Ann Omasta, Sweet Promise Press
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Grace Wilson loves the wonderful life she has created with her daughter in picturesque Redwood Cove, California - even if she is a bit lonely. To add to their family, mom and daughter adopt a sweet “golden wetweevuh” puppy. And they’re not the only ones who think Star is, well, a star. A television show casts the pup for a role, but it’s the cohost that has Grace’s heart doing tricks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Peni A on 12-16-18

Puppy Love

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Guarding Grace
: Ann Omasta

This is book 3 in the Gold Coast Retrievers series. I haven't read the first two books, but this one is a great stand alone book.

I really enjoyed this sweet clean adventure, romance. The characters have great personalities and are likable, well most of them are. Add in a "Star" golden retriever puppy and the story takes off. I will look for more from this author.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Sarah L. Colton brings this book to life.



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  • Not According to Flan

  • The Dinner Club Murder Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Karen C. Whalen
  • Narrated by: Ann Simmons
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jane Marsh wants to shake off the empty-nest syndrome, plus the notoriety of the death of her first and second husbands, by starting over in a new place. She sells her family home to move to a far Northern suburb of Denver. At the same time, Jane's dinner club is undergoing a transformation, and a new man - a gourmet chef - enters her life. But things turn sour when on the day Jane moves into her new home, she discovers a dead body. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Dee on 12-16-18

What's for Dinner?

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Not According to Flan, The Dinner Club Murder Mysteries, Book 2
: Karen C. Whalen

Book two in "The Dinner Club Murder Mysteries series." As I started listening to this I was sure that I had read it before. I liked the book. This is a clean story. There was plenty of mystery, drama, new friends, scary neighbors, and a new romance. Y only complaint is quite a few of the sir names were a bit over the top, no I don't expect everyone to be named Smith o Jones. I will look for book three in Audible.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Ann Simmons brought this to life.



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  • The Dance Hall Wife

  • Brides of Little Creede Series, Book 2
  • By: CiCi Cordelia
  • Narrated by: Alan Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Cat Purdue has come a long way from the days when her father used her as partial payment for a gambling debt to a ruthless man. Reacquiring the saloon Father had lost and turning it into a successful restaurant is only the beginning of her drive for success. Unable to reconcile the new, sophisticated Catherine Purdue from the saloon girl he once dallied with and foolishly spurned, Frank Carter finds himself blocking his growing attraction with sharp words and sarcasm. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd Book, Frank and Cat, who’ve Danced Around Each Other For Years

  • By Romance junkie on 12-13-18

Not A Dance hall Girl

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The Dance Hall Wife
By: CiCi Cordelia

This is book two in this series. The male protagonist can be called nothing better than a jerk. The female protagonist is complicated. She wants independence but she seems to be a little bit clingy when it comes to sex. The two are perfect for each other. Will they figure it out before something sinister happens. I look forward to book three.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Alan Taylor has a very nice voice.



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  • 199 Terribly Good Dad Jokes: Witty, Funny and Damn Right Awful!

  • By: Mike Gaffy
  • Narrated by: Kennon A Cofield
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Is there anything in the world as special, loving and abjectly terrible as a dad joke? We’re not talking about just some silly jokes or one-liner; these jokes compiled by Mike Gaffy are an assembly of some of the most offensive and funny jokes, puns and double entendres known to man. Guaranteed to annoy loved ones to the very brink of entertainment, these jokes are a surefire way to land some embarrassing laughs with the precision of the most dedicated corny dad. Stubbed toe? Better call the toe truck! Mike Gaffy brings the laughs, or at least the groans to every joke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, witty, and lame

  • By Son of Odin on 12-10-18

Bad Jokes!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

199 Terribly Good Dad Jokes: Witty, Funny and Damn Right Awful!
: Mike Gaffy

These are some of the lamest, offensive jokes I've listened to. If my husband wasn't deaf he'd probably like them.



The narration was irritating, Kennon A Cofield needs better delivery.



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  • A Knack for Embarrassment

  • By: James D. Beers
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Follow the author and his family and friends in their rollicking adventures as they sled down the dreaded Sleddin' Road, ride in a Volkswagen Rabbit that smokes more than a steam locomotive, and practice "Premeditated Bear Situation Thinking" while out in the woods. Just try not to laugh as you hear about the cutthroat cookie-decorating contest of Christmas 2007 or as the author guinea-pigs his younger brother in a game of spit wads. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable family friendly nostalgia

  • By Neona on 12-10-18

Remember the time when.......?

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

A Knack for Embarrassment
: James D. Beers

A fun collection of clean short stories that will keep the listener highly entertained. My favorite had to be the cookie decorating. If this is fiction, it is too close to what feels like the author re-living his childhood. I'm not complaining because I really liked it.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Chris Brinkley.



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  • The Underachieving Ovary

  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Does the word endometriosis make you want to stick a fork in your eye? No? Then perhaps this book isn't for you. It's funny, and (sometimes alarmingly) frank. It contains an impressive array of synonyms for vagina and it's certainly NSFW. It's about having a devil womb and a hot knife lodged in a shoulder. It's about becoming blackly bitter and twisted in infertility, and then slowly finding a way to untwist. It's part memoir, part dark comedy, wrapped up loosely as a journal full of TMI and quirk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gynecology Chronicles

  • By cosmitron on 03-14-18

Journey of life

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

The Underachieving Ovary
: JT Lawrence

A deeply touching journal of a woman's journey with her husband, as they travel their way through infertility. Each step along the way, I felt her emotions, it made me

appreciate how others feel. An emotional roller coaster. I will hold out hope and try to support others facing infertility.



The narration was well done by Jennifer Swanepoel.



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  • The Sand Dollar

  • The Oregon Coast Series, Book 1
  • By: Maggie Christensen
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Stunned by news of an impending redundancy and impelled by the magic of a long-forgotten sand dollar, widow Jenny Sullivan retreats to her godmother in Oregon to consider her future. What she doesn't bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she'd never envisaged.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story and very good narration.

  • By Kira on 10-11-18

Magic

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

The Sand Dollar
The Oregon Coast Series, Book 1
: Maggie Christensen

This is book 1 in this series. I listened to book 2 before this one, and felt the need to listen to this one. I was drawn in and was hooked. I stayed up half the night to find out if a second love after 50 could happen. There were plenty of twists and turns and drama. Now I need to find the third book.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Gail Hedrick.



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  • Journey of Grace: A Contemporary Christian Romance

  • Journey of Love, Book 1
  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Grace Anderson left Newport, Washington, she thought it was for good. But now she's back and trying to start a new life after running away from her abusive husband. Owen McBride never dreamed of finding love again after losing his wife. The dashing Newport High School history teacher had written off love and was solely focused on living a life devoted to God and teaching children. That is, until he met Grace Anderson. Will these two find love in each other's arms? Or will God's will be something completely different?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By CNBA on 12-07-18

Grace's Journey

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Journey of Grace: A Contemporary Christian Romance
: T.K. Chapin


This is a quick listen that encompasses all kinds of family drama and testing of faith. For the first book in the series it drew me in enough to want to continue with the series.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Sarah L. Colton.




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