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  • Death of a Double Dipper

  • Stormy Day Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Angela Pepper
  • Narrated by: Cheryl May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 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

A visit to an open house brings small-town detective Stormy Day into the center of a troubling murder. The local police aren’t lacking for suspects. The victim, realtor Michael Sweet, was a bully who made countless enemies over his years in Misty Falls. The problem for Stormy is that the most likely suspects are friends of hers. A couple of them couldn’t look more guilty if they tried. Helping the police to crack this case may break Stormy’s heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, fun book!

  • By KatMama on 03-22-19

Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Death of a Double Dipper
Author: Angela Pepper

This is book 5 in the series and unfortunately I haven't had the pleasure of listening to the first four.

Stormy Day and her wacky friends are up to trying to solve murder along with trying to keep their busy lives on track. There is plenty of humor, action, romance and more. I'll go back and listen to earlier books when I have a bit of time. Hopefully before the next one comes out.


The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Cheryl May.



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  • Bright Treasures

  • Bright Seas Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Annie Acorn
  • Narrated by: Lisa Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Angelique MacDuff paused as the knot in her stomach tightened. Across the pavement of Bright Seas’ Main Street, the shop waited, but whether it beckoned or warned her to turn and run, she couldn’t have said. Sixteen months ago, her husband left the tarmac’s safety in their newly purchased delivery van and drove off a precipice northeast of town. There had been no screech of brakes before their van had headed straight for the cliff’s edge, where it had left the Earth and, for a moment, hung suspended in the air before plunging into Bright Seas Bay.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If You Say So

  • By April H. on 03-21-19

If You Say So

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Bright Treasures Bright Seas Mysteries, Book 1
Author: Lisa Leslie

A tale of mystery, with touches of romance and paranormal thrown in for good measure. I found it interesting but not as attention holding as I look for in a good listen.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Lisa Leslie.



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  • Wolf Pack

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back. The bad news is that he's come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife - and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose grandson is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he's asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe's district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack have arrived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How does he do it?

  • By stuartjash on 03-19-19

Great Listen!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Wolf Pack (Joe Pickett, #19)
by C.J. Box


Joe Pickett and crew ride again!!! Lots of action and a few surprises. Can't wait for what's next.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by David Chandler.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Snow Blind

  • Big Sky Series, Book 2
  • By: Kwen D. Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

When the sheriff is murdered, his son is asked to take his place. Bobby Trent is a semi-retired rodeo cowboy and the son of a highly respected law officer. When his father, the sheriff, is murdered, Trent is asked to fulfill the remaining months of his term in office. Sheriff Bobby Trent; nobody would have guessed it, but it should be an easy enough task; drink a little coffee, maybe lead a parade. Easy work until he is healthy enough to return to the circuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Jan M on 03-01-19

Bad Bobby's Back

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Snow Blind
: Kwen D Griffeth


This is book two in Big Sky Series. Like the first book, this one drew me in from the start. There are plenty of stories going on at the same time and they weave together quite well. I enjoyed the western feel, Native American influences, and the mystery involving these well defined characters. I look forward to the next installment.


The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Paul J McSorley gives each character their own unique voice. Excellent work!!!



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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Showdown at Chimney Rock: Sarah's Run

  • A Five Roads To Texas Novel, Book 5
  • By: Rich Baker, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A global pandemic burns through the population leaving America in shambles. Sarah Washburn and her crew are forced to go on the run from an indefensible horde. Isolated in the Colorado high country, they’re pursued at every turn by mercenaries who want something they have. An impossible situation with low odds of survival, and their luck running out, they have one shot. A final chance to take a stand in a showdown that will alter the fate of the new world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 03-22-19

On The Road

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Showdown at Chimney Rock: Sarah's Run A Five Roads To Texas Novel, Book 5
: Rich Baker

This is a fast paced, action packed continuation of this series. I was a little leery that this would be the standard post apocalyptic book. I was glad to find a "what if?" book. Good enough I listened in one setting.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Andrew B. Wehrlen brought the book to life!



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  • Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life

  • The Civilization of the American Indian Series
  • By: Kingsley M. Bray
  • Narrated by: John Burlinson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Crazy Horse was as much feared by tribal foes as he was honored by allies. His war record was unmatched by any of his peers, and his rout of Custer at the Little Bighorn reverberates through history. Yet so much about him is unknown or steeped in legend. Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life corrects older, idealized accounts - and draws on a greater variety of sources than other recent biographies - to expose the real Crazy Horse: not the brash Sioux warrior we have come to expect but a modest, reflective man whose courage was anchored in Lakota piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Randy Murphy on 03-04-19

Crazy Horse History

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life
: Kingsley M. Bray

A very good biograpy of Crazy Horse. There are many facts that I learned. As someone that spent the first eleven years of life in northeastern Wyoming, anything to do with Native American life is of interest to me. Thank you for filling that need.



The narration was well done. John Burlinson gave voice to this book.



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  • Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was this a full length book? Too many recipes!

  • By Yvette on 02-28-19

Back to Hannah

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Much better than the past two books. Loved the foreshadowing!!! Great setup for the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder of a Restaurant Critic

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: S. L. Crawley
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Everyone's a critic. But sometimes words cut deep and the wounds turned deadly. That's what happened to Claude Giraud, the top restaurant critic in town. He had run afoul of the wrong restaurateur, and it is now up to amateur sleuth Hope Hadley to figure out which one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murderous Reviews

  • By Aurora Dawn on 03-15-19

Food Critic Whodunit!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Murder of a Restaurant Critic
Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7
By: Meredith Potts

After a malfunction downloading and only being able to listen to about half of the book......3 different times. I deleted re-downloaded and was able to listen the the whole thing. It is a very quick cozy featuring a police detective and his sleuthing sister. Food critic gets whacked and many suspects are in the mix. I see this is the seventh book in this series, looks like I may need to back up and read more. Fun way to spend time on a snowy Saturday.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by S. L. Crawley.



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  • Lady Justice and Good vs Evil

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Walt has a mysterious box hidden in his safe. He has been told it contains a device that can be either a blessing or a curse to mankind depending on who possesses it. Dr. Skinner comes to Kansas City and convinces Walt that he will use the device for altruistic endeavors. But others covet the device for more clandestine purposes. It is the classic confrontation of good vs. evil. The question is: Which one will possess the device in the end?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good vs Evil

  • By Suzan on 03-19-19

I Can't Remember Anything??????

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

Lady Justice and Good vs Evil Kindle Edition
by Robert Thornhill

Walt Williams had stashed a mysterious box in his safe without telling anyone. After a period of time people wanted to hire him to find the contents of the box. Robert Thornhill incorporates current events along with fantastic fictional ideas. I absolutely love reading "The Lady Justice," books and anxiously await the next installment.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch hits it out of the park once again!!!



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  • Will Travel for Trouble

  • Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3
  • By: Minnie Crockwell
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The Will Travel for Trouble series: short cozy mysteries featuring Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiast, and her ghost traveling companion, Peregrine Ebenezer (Ben) Alford, as they travel across the United States, discovering murder and mayhem along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining light mysteries

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 02-17-19

Minnie and Ben

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Will Travel for Trouble Series Boxed Set
(Will Travel for Trouble #1-3)
by Minnie Crockwell

This three book camping cozy mystery set is a great quick listen. Minnie Crockwell is nosy enough to go snooping for clues in the campgrounds where she visits with her ghostly traveling companion, Ben!!! Great stories for a cold Sunday afternoon. I will look for more of this series.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Michelle Babb voices camping cozy mysteries better than anyone!!!



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