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  • Freaky Rites

  • A Mystic Caravan Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Northern California beckons the Mystic Caravan crew and they’re looking forward to some down time after their previous stop. Emotions are running high and the workers are desperate to return to their normal lives. Poet Parker and Kade Denton, for instance, have a new camper to move into and they’re both excited at the prospect of an adventure that has nothing to do with monsters. All that changes on their first night in a new camp when wendigo howls fill the air and trouble comes knocking at their metaphorical door. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Excellent!

  • By Jeanette Kelley on 11-09-18

LOVE the Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I am a huge fan of the Mystic Caravan story and this book does not disappoint!

  • Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

  • Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Amy Metz
  • Narrated by: Karen Commins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a 75-year-old murder. Suddenly she's learning the foreign language of Southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle. A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd love to visit Goose Pimple Junction

  • By Annina on 03-17-17

I just don't like the characters

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I picked up this book because of all the positive reviews and I love myself a good cozy mystery with some history. However, these characters are just unlikable. from the "I am not a homo-sapien" to the representation that everyone in the south is just stupid and ignorant I kept on cringing while I listened to this book. If you are looking for a stereotypical representation that everyone in the south is ignorant, stupid, and a caricature this is the book for you. I just couldn't stomach it.

Even the main characters are unlikable. the male lead is only likable if you are some weak female that likes a bad representation of womanizer. Run girl, run! Those pick up lines as well as pushiness only means you are going to be a conquest, unless you are from the south and I guess it is the only type of guy you can get?

I must say that I like the reader, however I will not be buying any more from this series.

  • Close Encounters of the Witchy Kind

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy, Book 6
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Hemlock Cove may be a town where real witches are pretending to be humans pretending to be witches, but something legitimately strange is afoot. What looks to be an aircraft of some sort goes down in Potter’s Field and, of course, every looky-loo in the area turns out to watch it burn. When the federal government shows up to take over the scene and shuts down access to the site, Bay Winchester is suspicious. Things only get worse when her boyfriend Landon Michaels is ordered to abstain from sharing information from her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-20-18

A Winchester Fantasy with Aliens

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I have always been a fan of the Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy books as they are such an interesting twist on some of our favorite stories and cult favorites. This is the final story in the Fantasy series and I believe that Amanda M. Lee has created a fun story filled with ET, Body Snatchers, and Alien references.

I must admit that I wanted to fast forward as I couldn't guess how it would end. But, I enjoyed the verbal ride that the author gave me through the story.

The only call out is that Lesley Ann Fogle, the reader rushed through the book and sometimes the voices weren't distinct enough to know who was who. Small call out that truly did not distract from the overall story

  • The Chupacabra Catastrophe

  • A Charlie Rhodes Cozy Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Charlie Rhodes has a new life and it’s not exactly what she thought it would be. She’s psychic, telekinetic, and eager to learn from her knowledgeable co-workers at The Legacy Foundation. She’s also nervous, frightened and on edge...mostly because she’s exactly the sort of oddity the group is looking to study and she’s desperate to keep her secret from them. When word comes down that a chupacabra may have been sighted in Texas - perhaps even killing a man in an old abandoned mining town - Charlie is eager to show her worth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Dawn on 02-20-18

Love this book and the Chupacabra twist

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This series is fresh and like nothing else on my bookshelf.

The characters start to develop and become stronger in book 2 and I find myself wanting to learn more about them. Can't wait for book 3.

  • The Bigfoot Blunder

  • A Charlie Rhodes Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Charlie Rhodes has a lot going on. The recent college graduate just landed her dream job. That's right. She's a bona fide monster hunter. No, you read that right. Charlie has joined the Legacy Foundation, and her actual job is to find something new, wonderful and scientifically unique.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm giving up on it & I rarely quit a story.

  • By Meredith on 08-29-17

Adoring this new series

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

If you love a bit of a cozy mystery with a fun paranormal bent that has just a nice touch of romance then you may want to check out this new series by Amanda M. Lee.

This is a fresh look at paranormal investigators with a visit by bigfoot... Or not?

Try it out you may be surprised :-)

  • Hunted Holiday

  • Bureau of Paranormal Investigation, Book 1
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Sarah Pavelec
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Dani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she'd rather spend her time doing what she does best - enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don't mix. Or do they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, Steamy, and so much fun!

  • By Jan M on 03-22-18

Awful

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I cannot begin to express how awful this book is.

first, forget about the description. The premise sounds good but there is nothing to do with a storyline. The book synopsis... let's be in the snow with two girls talking about 4 letter words and carrots on snowmen. now let's have guys in rich mansion talk about wanting to do the girls. Go out and talk to girls and fall in snow and grind body parts. now let's have a fantasy orgasm on couch. sex. mated. the end.

I kid you not, that was how the book was written and entire storylines.

I am returning it. It was seriously awful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Make a Witch

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy, Book 3
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Hemlock Cove is buzzing with activity - and very little of it has to do with Thanksgiving. The town is christening a new wishing well - dedicated by Mrs. Little herself - and Landon and Bay are eager to attend the unveiling. In truth, Landon is in it for the doughnuts and hot chocolate, but Bay is dedicated to covering the event in the best possible way. In quick succession, weird things start happening around Hemlock Cove. Bay figures out what's going on - and it all comes back to that wishing well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all the Midwest witch stories.

  • By B E on 03-14-18

Make a witch

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I love the shorts from the Wicked Witches of the Midwest sometimes more than I like the full stories.

This one has a wishing well, your fantasies coming true, and Landon. Told from the view of Bay, this one is a lot of enjoyment.

  • Freaky Games

  • A Mystic Caravan Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The city that never sleeps has something lurking in the darkness and Poet Parker can't decide if it's friend or foe. The rich history of the area comes into play when research uncovers a mine disaster more than 100 years in the past...and a tragic outcome that still haunts the locale to this day. Between dust storms bringing forth a creature with glowing red eyes, screams in the desert and Poet's increasing conviction that they're not alone, the team has their hands full. That's on top of the fact that Max decides now is the time to make his move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a Dull read

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-18

Loving how the Characters are developing

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

The Mystic Caravan Mystery series is fast becoming one of my favorites.

Paranormal and the Circus fighting evil wherever they travel. This trip is a visit to Sin City and you encounter Evil Ghosts, Casino Owners using magic to draw you in, and a lot of snark.

Highly recommend the series, but you will need to start with Book 1 to be up to speed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked Beginning

  • An Ivy Morgan Mystery, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

vy Morgan is a witch with a mind of her own. What she doesn't need is romantic entanglements. That's why Jack Harker's appearance in her life is such a conundrum. Jack Harker has a haunted past and all he wants is peace and quiet. He's left a life of violence and despair behind for the comforts of home and country. He might find peace in Ivy's presence, but he'll never find quiet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good price for the first 3 books

  • By Tara on 11-06-17

Good price for the first 3 books

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I adore the character development of the Ivy Morgan series but detest the performance by Angel Clark. There are periods of time when her voice shrieks so badly that you have to turn down the volume.

But, in saying that, I keep on going back to listen to the series. That is how you know the writing and character development is good, now we just need to remove the narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Dream of Twila

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Amy Johnson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Twila thinks everything is going to be fun and games even though she has one daughter, two nieces, and one mischievous aunt to contend with. She's focused on cooking and having a good time...until a roving troupe of renaissance performers make camp on the Winchester property and trouble starts brewing. When the head of the group starts making predictions - and, unfortunately, gets left behind - Twila has her hands full.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twila is Hilariously flighty.

  • By Beachzoo on 10-03-17

Another great short

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I love the Wicked Wiches of the Midwest series and to hear a story from Twila's point of view was enjoyable.

If you want a little bit of snark in your story, this is a great book to pick up.