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  • My Kind of Forever

  • A Trillium Bay Novel, Book 2
  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

As the youngest mayor Trillium Bay has ever elected, Brooke Callaghan wants to prove she’s up to the challenge. She’s stepping out of her practical teacher flats and into her sister’s treacherously high heels...with disastrous results. But if she’s going to (literally) stumble her first day on the job, why not fall into the arms of a handsome stranger? Leo Walker is a rarity on Wenniway Island. Not only handsome, he’s also single, funny, and - most importantly - interested in Brooke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Kind of Forever

  • By Shelli McKiernan on 01-27-19

Yes and NO!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

The Yes of book 2—“My Kind of Forever”:
This story continues from the end of Book 1. To start, Brook, the older sister, has been elected Mayor of the Island. The story continues from book 1, “My Kind of You”. This is a story of the Callaghan family and friends on this Island. Secrets and small talk and small-town gossip rules the momentum of this story. It is cute and you get to feel you know the characters.

Now for the NO:
This is a story set in Michigan, on Mackinac Island, an historical tourist landsite. This story has been placed on this Island and yet TB calls it Trillium Bay, and calls the famous Mackinaw Bridge, Petoskey Bridge. WHY??? BTW--there is no Petoskey Bridge and Petoskey is a real city but found north of Traverse City on the NW coast of Michigan. It cannot be seen from the Mackinac Island, which lies North in Lake Huron. All other points of Mackinaw run true--no cars –horses and bicycles only---about 500 people live there year-round--historical sites to visit--famous old hotel. Why would you write about a real place and change its name to Run-Away Island and Trillium Bay? If you wish to change store name and such --that would be understandable ---But don't mess up the geography and misplace things that truly exist.

Finally, The story is a nice idea. For me a bit too much of the gibber gabber of the daily mundane. I (as stated) feel it is wrong to mess up the geography. If you want a false, world then you need to build one with your words. I do understand the draw to a writer to want to write a story about Mackinac Island. But just like a Fiction written in NY City--- Use it’s proper names and locations.

  • The Red Address Book

  • By: Sofia Lundberg, Alice Menzies - translator
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The global fiction sensation - published in 32 countries around the world: Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny - her American grandniece, and her only relative - give her great joy and remind her of her own youth. In writing down the stories of her colorful past - working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the '30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War - she may help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to remember-sad, happy, true life 5/5

  • By LOYL-00 on 01-15-19

A story to remember-sad, happy, true life 5/5

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Thank you Sofia Lunberg and Alice Menzies for your efforts. A story I will remember.
I saw Xe Sands as narrater, and I said just take it ---she is an excellent reader/narrator/actor. She wears all these hats.

The story is set in Pre WWII--in Sweden. Showing the strife and hardships of life and what paths you must take due to situations you have no control over. It also shows how real people react to problems and deal with life and what is put in front of us along our journey.

This was a very real book---one I could invasion happening and feel the bumps and bruises along the reading, as they occurred. A story I will remember.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dreadful

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Six years ago, five friends went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Four of them returned. One simply disappeared. Jenny Taylor has never gotten over the disappearance of her twin sister, Caitlyn, but now things are even worse. Caitlyn calls to Jenny in her dreams, begging her sister to find her. But Jenny’s memory of the entire night is completely gone. Shaye Archer knows better than anyone what it’s like to have gaping holes in your past, and how horrific dreams can cripple you. But this case presents problems on every level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series gets better with each new book!

  • By shelley on 12-26-18

#1 Detective series-Shaye Archer

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Shaye Archer has been through so much ---and still going---helping others. This is one of the most original detective series out there. Never fails to amaze me. Jana Deleon, this is your serious side, and what a great side it is. Thank you for them all.

Julie McKay's narrations personifies this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • By Kristina on 12-01-18

Book 14--Still going strong

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

You will not want to miss book 14. This is one of the best written series and it keeps getting better. As for the Audible version, now narrated by Robert Bathurst, it is a joy to listen to.

I will not give any of the story away. That would be mean. BUT, You definitely should read/listen to it and add it to the collection without a thought. It does not disappoint.

  • The Ghost and the Bride

  • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 14
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Family and friends gather at Marlow House for Ian and Lily's wedding. When an unexpected guest shows up Danielle tries to figure out who he arrived with and why. Did I mention the unexpected guest is a ghost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Saga Continues

  • By Beatrice on 12-29-18

Bk 14-This series just keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

The Haunting Danielle series just gets better with each new story.
In the midsts of a wedding for Lily, with family members visiting, Danielle also deals with ghostly issues on the QT.

A joy to listen to Romy Nordlinger's narration.

  • A Wrench in the Works

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Chloe is the cohost of a popular home-repair show on the Home Builders Network. Now, after 10 years, she has returned to her quaint coastal hometown to film several shows featuring her sister, Shannon, along with some special mini-segments on Victorian style and design. But Shannon quickly realizes things are not exactly blissful in TV land. Bree, the executive producer of the show, has a knack for stirring up sticky situations, and when she’s found dead, Chloe and the entire crew are under suspicion.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wrecked work

  • By Jennifer on 02-01-19

YES--we have been waiting for BK. 6

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Fun to see the two sisters work together in this story. I will not ruin the story for anyone--read and experience the fun for yourself. But I would like to request that the wait is not so very long for the next installment--things are happening in Lighthouse Cove ---And I want in on it.

Thanks Kate Carlisle for a great series and Eileen Stevens for the voices I know now as the Characters I read/listen to.

  • Miss Frost Chills the Cheater

  • A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost, Book 6)
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Jayne takes Sinclair on a much-needed visit to her winter wonderland home, the North Pole. She wants him to see what her royal life is truly like. She knows the protocol and regulations that define her existence as heir to the Winter Throne aren’t for everyone and worries it will be more than he wants to handle. All seems well until a weird coincidence in a toy contest has some of the citizens of the North Pole giving Sinclair the side-eye. He’s a necromancer, and not everyone is okay with that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Marti DeGregorio on 11-28-18

Great Story, BUT it leaves me with a Question.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I think Jayne Frost is a great Character and her story is interesting. The trip to the North Pole was such a fun read--But......
What does it mean for this Character continuing. My vote is do continue as long as the story is interesting. Hope to see more.

  • The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jana DeLeon, a companion novella to Trouble in Mudbug. Do you love Helena Henry? Did you wonder what she was thinking during Trouble in Mudbug, or what she was up to when she was not in the novel? If so, then this novella is for you. All of Helena's thoughts and actions during Trouble in Mudbug, compiled in a diary for you to enjoy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • this is just a recap of the previous books

  • By redrover on 10-22-16

nice short addition to storyline

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Thank you to the Author Jana DeLeon and Johanna Parker"s great job narrating.

Good novella--love the added information to know the character Helena better

  • Yule Be Dead

  • Victoria Square Mystery Series, Book 5
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett, Gayle Leeson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

It's Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly - especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has been found in Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan's Alley, happens to be at the tea shop Vonne's mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered. Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many - but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she's attacked. Katie may be closing in on a murderer, but time is ticking because the murderer is definitely closing in on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best yet in this series!

  • By Barbara J Carroll on 12-14-18

The Holiday Season brings surprises with Bk 5

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Again---Katie Bonner, finds herself in the middle of it all. A visitor, from the past, stirs up old feelings. A unexpected death to be solved. A new business opportunity falls into Katie's hands. And the best thing is that this all takes us to a new plateau on the journey in this series.

I hope book 6 does not take two years---we need more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost Who Lied

  • Haunting Danielle, Book 13
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Ian has lived across the street from Marlow House for more than a year and has no idea Walt Marlow is his neighbor. All that is about to change. Did I mention Walt Marlow is a ghost? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars

  • By Beatrice on 12-29-18

Grumpy Ghost awaiting.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I truly enjoy Bobbi Holmes Hunting Danielle. Book 13 is about a grumpy ghost who's lies turn people's lives upside down, and at the bottom of the stairs. Fun read----enjoy.