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  • Lady Justice and the Devil's Breath

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Devil’s Breath is called the most dangerous drug in the world, and it’s come to Kansas City. It is said it takes away a person’s free will, and minions of a Colombian drug lord are using it to rob, steal, kidnap, and even commit murder. Fate throws Walt and his geriatric sidekicks into the path of the purveyors of Devil’s Breath endangering their lives and the lives of those around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lady Justice!

  • By Jan M on 10-17-18

Devilish

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Lady Justice and the Devil's Breath
By: Robert Thornhill

Walt Williams is back facing crooks using scopolomine to control others to do the dirty work. Topping that Big Pharma is back trying to take out the lady spearheading an effort to legalize medical marijuana. The usual gang is there to help. This book lets the listener consider both sides of the drug issues. I love the Lady Justice series, the humor mixed with current issues is great.

I do have one question, when did Mary Murphy change her name to Mary Borders? (chapter 2). Then later sh's back to Mary Murphy. Just curious...the eBook is the same.
I can't wait for the next book!!!


The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch keeps these books humming right along.



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  • The Importance of Being Earnest

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: James Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on February 14, 1895, at the St James' Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Earnestly Entertaining

  • By April H. on 10-14-18

Earnestly Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

The Importance of Being Earnest
: Oscar Wilde

This fun classic made me chuckle a I listened.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by James Reynolds.



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  • Greyhound at the Gravesite

  • Pets Reporter Mystery
  • By: Kyla Colby
  • Narrated by: Lane Cannon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Samantha Hodges is ready to get as far away from crime reporting as possible - especially after what happened in Chicago. Writing for the paper in her pets-obsessed hometown will be easy. Except that she’s not really into animals. And her first interviewee turns up dead.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Cozy Mystery!

  • By Susan C-K on 10-18-18

Cozy Animals

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Greyhound at the Gravesite: Pets Reporter Mystery
: Kyla Colby

I like the idea of a newspaper having a pet reporter. It is a setting for a new cozy mystery. Sam goes out on her first assignment and the fun begins. Twists, turns and a surprise or two along the way. There are lots of suspects, and did I mention pets? I'll give future books in this series a try.




The narration needed a bit of work. It was nerve racking when in the beginning the changes between characters the volume didn't match. In several places the narrator either lost her place or re-read the same sentences, making it a bit jerky. A bit of better editing couldn't hurt. Lane Cannon's voice is pleasant and she does put feeling in the reading.



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  • Baby Kisses

  • Romance on the Ranch, Book 3
  • By: Verna Clay
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Tooty Townsend bore a child at the age of 16. Now, four years later, she has her hands full raising Harris and trying to make a living. Reclusive author Maxwell Henry, aka Miles Brightman, is looking to hire a personal assistant while in Colorado finishing up his latest suspense thriller. Sarah Tanner, stepmother to Tooty's best friend, Julie, recommended her to the author. Unfortunately, Harris climbed onto the guy's lap at Julie and Jacob's wedding reception and asked him to take him for a ride in his wheelchair. Then he asked him to marry his mommy and become his daddy! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By Lisa on 10-15-18

Who Loves You Baby

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Baby Kisses
: Verna Clay

A sappy sweet story of two people that probably should never even consider a relationship, or it could be that opposites really do attract.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Jennifer Jill Araya.



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  • You Can Lead a Horse to Murder (Secrets of Sanctuary Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 1)

  • By: Tara Meyers
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Spirited Ember Burns is led back home to open her own veterinary practice, and her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to the horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect him. But horses don't talk and neither do the dead, so Ember has to rely on her intelligence and instinct to get to the truth. A truth buried under layers of small-town secrets. Some that are big enough to get you killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful start to a new series.......

  • By Katie Clark on 10-12-18

Un Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

You Can Lead A Horse To Murder
: Tara Meyers

This is a new cozy mystery that has the protagonist involved in solving the crime for a reason other than just being snoopy. I really liked that. The author gave the listener plenty of suspects to consider and extra twists to keep you guessing right to the end.I hope that there will be more books in this series.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Cris Dukehart brought the story to life.



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  • Teach Me to Love

  • Brothers of Belle Fourche, Book 1
  • By: Kari Trumbo
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

When her husband dies, she has a choice to make: Go home, and face the family who made her stay with the beast, or head to Belle Fourche to the only friend she has left. Conrad Oleson can't read, and it's shamed him for longer than he can remember. When another teacher shows up on his front step, he's sure his brother is meddling, again. But when Izzy reveals her painful past, he can't stay away. And if learning to read brings him closer to her, he'll do about anything for her including teaching her how to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grab me this great audio

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 10-16-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Teach Me to Love
: Kari Trumbo

This is a sweet clean historical western romance. The two main characters both suffer from negative self worth issues. After the two meet they have to see if they can trust each other. Will they grow together or apart?



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. It's always enjoyable to hear J. Scott Bennett.



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  • Foundlings

  • By: Richard Levesque
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Derek Chandler had it all, but a tragic accident changed everything, and his life now stands in ruins. Haunted by the ghosts of what might have been, Derek tries to lose himself in his new job, but what begins as a minor academic mystery soon unravels, leaving him with the burden of a second truncated life: that of long-vanished science-fiction writer Kichiro Nakamura. Convinced that finding Kichiro is somehow the key to finding his own peace, Derek is drawn into a frantic search of modern and post-war Los Angeles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful mystery about a rarely mentioned time

  • By Margaret on 10-15-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Foundlings
: Richard Levesque

This is part historical fiction, part mystery/suspense, and hints of romance. The story line moved back and forth thru time without being time travel. This is a listen that keeps the listener on the edge waiting to see what what would happen next. The characters were interesting and the more you get to know them the more you want to know. This had enough twists to an unexpected ending.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Steven Jay Cohen voiced a fine story.



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  • Lady Justice and the Black Widow

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

 

Throughout history, men have used their wealth, power, and prestige to harass, manipulate, and coerce women to fulfill their sexual desires. Fed up with the "good ole boy" status quo, the Black Widow appears in Kansas City to avenge the women who have fallen victim to their male predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking and current with the times!

  • By Susan Patterson on 10-16-18

An Itsy Bitsy Spider

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Lady Justice and the Black Widow
By: Robert Thornhill

Here we are at episode 30 in the Lady Justice series. Walt is called into action again as men with dubious reputations are found, dead with a calling card from The Black Widow placed on their bodies. There is suspense as well as humor to go along with the current topic #metoo. Thornhill does a good job letting the listener choose for themselves which is more evil. I love this series! It makes me think and then laugh, or is it the other way around.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch brings this entire series to life. Thanks for the entertainment!



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  • A Dogtown Christmas

  • An Oklahoma Lovers Book
  • By: Callie Hutton
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 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

Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1912. Priscilla Cochran intends to prove to the world she is a grown-up woman, able to take care of herself. She accepts a job as a teacher in Dogtown, Colorado, where the man who hired her thinks she is a woman of "mature years". Mitch Beaumont is tired of young women who come to Dogtown and leave in tears because it is not a built-up city with entertainment a young woman would want. He has finally secured a teacher for the town who has assured him she is a middle-aged spinster and will be able to last through the hard winters.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Lilly Bell on 10-12-18

Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

A Dogtown Christmas: An Oklahoma Lovers Book
: Callie Hutton

This is book 6 in the An Oklahoma Lovers Book series. I read the first book in the series and enjoyed it. Unfortunately I missed out on 2,3,4,and 5. I was lucky to get a hold of this book.

Priscilla wants to strike out own her own in far off Dogtown, CO away from her family in Oklahoma. She is hired to be a school teacher in a town that is just beginning to grow. Mitch Beaumont thinks he has hired a "mature" woman that will stick around. The fun starts as soon as she arrives in Dogtown. From there the preconceived ideas and stubborn personalities make for an interesting story, and some romance too! A fun short listen.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Eliza Anders.



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  • Serial Killers Rage and Horror, Volume 2

  • 8 Shocking True Crime Stories of Serial Killers and Killing Sprees (Serial Killers Anthology)
  • By: Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

How does one escape from his cell to start a killing spree of 20-plus victims? How incredibly evil can one be to murder more than 24 children in less than two years? These are questions we will dig deep into as we investigate eight serial killers and murderers in this addition to the Serial Killers Rage and Horror series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good true crime stories

  • By DB on 10-15-18

Serial Killers

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Serial Killers Rage and Horror, Volume 2
8 Shocking True Crime Stories of Serial Killers and Killing Sprees (Serial Killers Anthology)
By: Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo

This author is on his game as usual. He takes the listener into the dark side of sub-human nature. I remember some of these cases, especially the Atlanta Child Murders. I remember following the case as it was developing.

This is a must listen for devotees of true crime stories. I look forward to the next book to see who hits the spotlight next.



The narration was well done. Kevin Kollins voices this genre better than just about anyone.



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