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  • The Salty Taste of Murder

  • A Foodie Files Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Christine Zane Thomas
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Thirty-year-old Allie Treadwell is a singleton. She's a foodie and a runner. A restaurant reviewer by day, and a Netflix aficionado by night. Even if it doesn’t make her the most popular dinner guest in the charming southern town of Lanai, Georgia, Allie’s reviews are always honest. And her latest is no different from any other. But Allie’s review isn’t the only thing to hit the newsstand. The restaurant’s owner, Jessica Hayes, was found murdered. When Jessica’s husband, Miller, is labeled the prime suspect, Allie’s convinced the police are mistaken.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tasty fun

  • By Melissa Banczak on 04-15-19

Tasty fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

This was my first food related cozy. I enjoyed the characters and didn’t see the end coming. The narrator was pretty good but at times did get a little monotone. It wasn’t enough to make me want to stop listening and I’ll get more books in the series. I also grabbed the first in one of the author’s other series.

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  • Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Arial Burnz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Expanding on the author's highly successful process for doubling daily word counts, this audiobook - a combination of reworked blog posts and new material - offers practical writing advice for anyone who's ever longed to increase their daily writing output.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could You Be Writing Faster?

  • By Stephen Ray on 02-07-16

Excellent advice!

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Reviewed: 09-26-18

Great advice on writing better faster. All stuff I did as a screenwriter then for some reason abandoned as a novelist. Silly me. After this book, I’m back to my old ways with some excellent improvements. I highly recommend it. Read it and then follow her advice!

  • One Day in Budapest

  • By: J. F. Penn
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Budapest, Hungary. When a priest is murdered at the Basilica of St Stephen and the Holy Right relic is stolen, the ultra-nationalist Eröszak party calls for retribution and anti-Semitic violence erupts in the city. Dr Morgan Sierra, psychologist and ARKANE agent, finds herself trapped inside the synagogue with Zoltan Fischer, a Hungarian Jewish security advisor. As the terrorism escalates, Morgan and Zoltan must race against time to find the Holy Right and expose the conspiracy, before blood is spilled again on the streets of Budapest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No character depth, just speed-read Nazi warnings

  • By Janels on 06-17-14

So exciting don’t listen in the car!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I had to turn this off in heavy traffic I was so into what I was hearing. The narrator creates a thrilling ride that does not stop till the end. And there’s a nice little moment at that end that’s makes me want to jump right into the next book. Joanna Penn is definitely a master story teller.