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  • Dark Heir

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 9
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248

For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it's definitely personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Yellowrock Book to Date!

  • By Florida Mama on 04-09-15

5/5--YES--A MUST READ!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Thank you Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam for a great job.

Jane is busy again chasing an unknown power—being—thing –that is after Jane and Leo along with anyone that gets in his way. The witches, and Molly (still having magical problems), along with the Priestess join to help----But Murphey’s law prevails. This ancient, dark, magical being starts playing “catch me if you can” across New Orleans with whomever wants to play or get in his way. And to make it worse Jane/Beast (one) want to protect what she calls family and do her job as the Enforcer.

This book will affect all the characters in the book---some for the better—some not so much---and someone in an unknown manner.

ENJOY--I DID ;-))

  • Ain't She a Peach

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Molly Harper and her stories.

  • By Nancy on 06-15-18

finishes "Peachy Flippin' Keen"

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Southern Eclectic is set in a spunky, stereo typed, deep southern town. Funny and so realistic is so many ways. I love the setting, the character, and the spunk. I don't like that it took 2 books to tell one story. The last book was 2 hours long and this one is 6 hour 51 minutes. (7+2= 9) I would have preferred one 9 hour book. Some MH "Half Moon Hollow series are that long.

I am not a novella or short story lover. I usually will not purchase an Audible under 5 hours long. I do make exceptions for my favorite Authors, like I did for Molly Harper's last book. But, if I had not read the short story (Peachy Flippin) I would not be completely satisfied with "Ain't She a Peach". And the 2 books make this one story more expensive. I have a budget for book buying and I really didn't like overspending on this one story in the series. My opinion----Just Sayin.......

Molly Harper is one of my favorite writers. All her stories make me laugh with her snarky humor. Talented lady. And when MH and Amanda Ronconi team up well that is a must buy for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lowcountry Bookshop

  • Liz Talbot Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Between an epic downpour and a King Tide, the historic streets of Charleston are flooded - and dangerous. A late night tragic accident along the Lower Battery leads Liz Talbot straight to her next case. Who's the client? Well, now, therein lies the first puzzle. When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, Poppy Oliver claims she's only trying to help. But the dent on the front of her Subaru and the victim's injuries provoke a certain Charleston police detective's suspicious nature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 and a half stars

  • By Beatrice on 07-06-18

To much space wasting Yackety, Yack

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

It's sad to say BUT "Lowcountry Bookshop", really took me down---had to turn it off.

To much Yackety Yack and not much story line.

Good luck if you can get through this book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rockets' Dead Glare

  • Tourist Trap Mystery Series, Book 4.5
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

South Cove's local businesses are up in arms after volunteer fire chief Barry Gleason threatens to shut down anyone who doesn't comply with the fire code. But when Barry schedules a training burn in an old abandoned barn, he is the only one who doesn't come out alive. Jill Gardner - owner of Coffee, Books, and More - smells murder in the ashes. She'll have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse - or else everyone's holiday will end with a fizzle. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad but not a favorite.<br />

  • By KimC on 07-07-18

Tourist Trap is a series I look forward to read

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Lynn Cahoon took us on a short trip back to South Cove, California. Jill finds herself in the middle of a murder before she realizes. Jill and her boyfriend (Greg King the Police Detective) outguess each other with each next step with the solving of a murder.
Susan Boyce's narration took us all back to South Cover and to our characters in an instance. Great Job --Thanks

Only wish it was a full novel (short novella) ---I like this series.

  • Unseen

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Madison Avery is a young woman with a huge problem. From her penthouse apartment, she witnessed a murder in the building across the street, but by the time the police arrived, the crime scene had been wiped clean. Unfortunately Madison suffers from prosopagnosia - face blindness - so even though she had a clear view of the murder, she can't describe the victim or the killer. With no forensic evidence that a crime was committed and no description of the victim to match to a body, the police have no choice but to close the file.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shaye Archer is back!!

  • By shelley on 02-27-18

MUST READ--Great series

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Jana DeLeon thank you for an excellent story in every way. I couldn't put it down.

Shaye Archer, private detective, is stronger and is determined to solve the new clients problems, which are many. NO SPOILERS here, you will have to walk that trail of clues as I did. WOW! A must read.

This book is a great continuation in the series and will answer more of Shaye's questions as she tries to go on with her life after her own disasters in the past. But she continues forward to help others solve their own problems. For those who only want to start reading from here should know that this novel will stand alone as well. Background information needed is given to the reader--But I suggest to read the series because it is just so good.

  • Death in Dark Blue

  • Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She's got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla's beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Retta D. on 07-10-18

Great Mystery--4/5

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Julia Buckley has brought back the mysteries of the past. I liked book one, book two, "Death in Dark Blue" has made me a happy camper.

Sam's wife and he are at the ends of their divorce, when his wife is just gone one day. Book 1 takes you through all that. While book 2 is looking for her. Lena London and Camilla Graham are pushing to help locate her, and through their determination so are the FBI and private detectives. You will see how the press have a different views on right and wrong! Lots of twists and turns in this plot.

If you like a slower paced who done it novel---you will find this a refreshing read/listen. Reminds me of an Agatha Christie approach to writing.

  • A Dark and Stormy Murder

  • Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Lena London's literary dreams are coming true - as long as she can avoid any real - life villains.... Camilla Graham's best-selling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book -

  • By Cynthia M. Fetters on 05-21-18

Like an old time mystery---Fun flash back

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

This is the first time I have read / listened to a Julia Buckley's story. At first I was unsure. The story moves slower then what I am used to reading now. But it took me back to the mysteries I grew up on. Some Authors that came to mind are Agatha Christie, H. R. F. Keating, Carolyn Keene.

After you give the pace its rightful dues, you will enjoy the story as it develops. And now I want to move on to book 2 to see the next steps to be taken in this type of writing.
This story is set in the north during a time of the chill moving into the area. A small town by Blue Lake, Indiana. The timely hiring of Lena London as an assistant to her favorite writer, is the beginning of the novel. Things go wrong for this main character from the first day she moves into town. Friends are gained and treats are defined with the simply life goings on of this small town.

I liked the story. The narrator is not perfect for this book.

I am going to move on to book 2 .

  • Devil in a Black Suit

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-18

Ramos story

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Colleen Helme is takes us on an adventure into Ramos's personal life. You will enjoy his side trip Cuba, looking for Ramos's history .
Interesting, very interesting.

Will Damron did an great job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,911

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit. DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My newest addition

  • By K. April Holgate on 01-28-15

Comedy Mystery—Funny Southern Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Jana DeLeon has become one of my must buy authors. Great with comedy and drama (proven by her series).

Johanna Parker (read Sookie Stackhouse series) is the perfect narrator for this series.

A great beginning to a series. Who would be happy having a mother-in-law, who you didn’t like, come back to be seen by you. She is nosy, pushy, and snooty to make it all the better. She has set up a bad situation become worse---and so funny.

It is a fun well written story, that made me laugh. Truly enjoyable.

  • The Ghost and the Mystery Writer

  • Haunting Danielle series, Book 9
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

A killer strikes under Frederickport Pier. Before dawn the next morning, Marlow House's celebrity guest, mystery author Hillary Hemingway, is busy writing about the crime for her upcoming novel - including details that only the real killer would know. Coincidence? If so, it isn't the first time. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Craig specht on 05-11-18

#9 is a great murder mystery with WOW ending

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

The Ghost and the Mystery Writer (Haunting Danielle series,#9) is a great mystery. I can not wait until I see #10.

This mystery leaves you wondering who did it and the ending is a surprise, and questions left to answer in the next book.

Great mystery Ms. Boobi Holmes and Romy Nordlinger did and excellent narration.