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

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
  • Not A Dance hall Girl

  • By April H. on 12-12-18

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 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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!!!

Overall
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 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

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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  • Christmas at Mountain Mist

  • By: Pamela Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Dr. Brady Thomasson has his hands full. Christmas is two days away, and he’s the physician in charge at Lilac’s senior living community. A mysterious illness, blizzard conditions, and a skeleton staff would be enough to keep even the most seasoned medical professional on his toes. Will the unexpected arrival of his former girlfriend distract him from his duties?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas at Mountain Mist

  • By Catrina P on 12-07-18

Sweet and Clean

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Christmas at Mountain Mist
: Pamela Ferguson


This is a quick, clean, second chance at love, Christmas story. Dr. Brady Thomasson and his former girlfriend Camille Zignetti an environmental lawyer are thrown back together when her grandfather needs her help. They have both changed in their time apart. Will their past be too much to overcome or can they find true love the second time around?

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Stephanie Dillard.




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  • Lady Justice and the Mystery Mansion

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Walt and Maggie purchase a run-down mansion with plans to restore it to its former grandeur, not knowing that every previous owner had suffered a terrible tragedy due to a centuries-old curse. During the restoration, the mysterious mansion reveals dark secrets that have been hidden away for decades. As restless spirits and hidden corpses are found, Walt and Maggie fear they may become the next victims of the evil curse. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these books!

  • By PattyH on 12-13-18

Mansion of Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Lady Justice ad the Mystery Mansion
: Robert Thornhill



Walt and Maggie buy a rundown mansion that needs plenty of rehabilitation. The place has a sordid history and seems to be haunted. We get to see old friends and they all have the same question, "What were you thinking?" Will Walt be able to trace the history of the place and set misdeeds right? A great quick listen with some twists to keep the listener hanging on until the end.

Now I have to wait until the author pens the next chapter in The Lady Justice saga. Thank goodness I can listen to the series over and over!!!

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch keeps the series rolling right along!!!



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  • Bassets and Blackmail

  • A Dog Detective Series, Book 2
  • By: Sandra Baublitz
  • Narrated by: Nancy Bober
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Will this mystery game be murder? Peaceful Dreams B&B is hosting a murder mystery game to celebrate its grand opening. Local sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her loyal Saint Bernard, Paw, have joined in the entertainment. All is fun and games until one of the guests is found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs. Was it an accident? Or murder? Did the victim share a secret past with one of the guests or the B&B owners? It's up to Clarissa and Paw to trail the clues to find out the truth. Along the way they're joined by a bevy of friends, both human and animal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Murder Mystery Turns Deadly

  • By Aurora Dawn on 12-07-18

Murder

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Bassets and Blackmail A Dog Detective Series, Book 2
: Sandra Baublitz

A murder mystery adventure turns into a murder in this cozy. Lots of dogs and cats to help solve the murders. There are plenty of suspects with possible motives. The female protagonist is the niece of police chief, and girlfriend of of private detective so she ends up in the middle of it all. A quick light listen.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Nancy Bober.



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  • The Dreamcatcher

  • The Oregon Coast Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Christensen
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Ellen Williams, a Native American who has the gift of foretelling the future, is at a loss to explain her recurring nightmares and uncanny premonition. When her brother’s old army friend, Travis Petersen, appears in her bookshop, Ellen can’t shake the idea there’s a strange connection between her visions and his arrival. Plagued by disturbing dreams Travis is struggling to salvage his life and, suffering from guilt of the car accident which took the lives of his wife and son, believes he has nothing to offer a woman. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Dreamcatcher

  • By Connie Higgins on 12-10-18

Dreams can come true.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

The Dreamcatcher
(The Oregon Coast series #2)
: Maggie Christensen



This is book two in this series. Unfortunately I haven't read the first book, but this seems to stand on it's own. There are a few references to the past, but not enough to cause confusion.

An interesting story line about life changes. The characters are supposed to be young middle age, but act more on young side. The only problem I have is with the dialog. Yes, the author was born in Scotland and lives in Australia. She set the story in Oregon, but uses phrases that are clearly non- American. I have read and listened to a lot of UK set novels and understood what was being said.

The listener will find love, loss, aging parents, nasty developers, and new relationships.



The narration was well done except the dialog was more UK, and the narrator was American. I would of hoped that they would match.



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