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  • If Walls Could Talk

  • Haunted Home Renovation, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,343

Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man - and not end up a construction casualty herself....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Change

  • By Carole T. on 06-15-15

Love At First Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

I enjoyed this so much I immediately bought book two. I highly recommend this book.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pecan Man

  • By: Cassie Dandridge Selleck
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191

In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Thinking About this Book

  • By L. O. Pardue on 08-01-16

Pleasantly Surprised by its Amazingness!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

I enjoyed this far more than I expected I would. I did not want it to end.
Filled with so much believableness of character, I wish I could have known these women.

  • The House

  • By: P.M. Prior
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 46

Once ensconced in their new home, Prue begins fixing up the place while Ray is away at work. But after a series of disturbing discoveries, she fears she's losing her mind. She hears things and sees people who couldn't possibly be there, and she can't shake the feeling she's being watched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the creepiness of human psychology

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 06-06-16

Enjoyable, but could have been better.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Would you listen to The House again? Why?

No. I did enjoy the story, such as it was but found the narrator to be too sterile and clipped. She did the voices of the characters well, but the narrator parts seems stiff and emotionless. The story is what kept me listening, but even that left a bit to be desired.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Elizabeth Klett?

I'm not sure. Her voice is great, she just needs more depth and a touch of emotion.

Any additional comments?

I found the story to be interesting but it seemed as if it just skimmed the surface. There was no real explanation as to why what happened happened the way it did. There wasn't a conclusion, it left me disappointed and conffused.

  • Guilty as Cinnamon

  • Spice Shop Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Leslie Budewitz
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Springtime in Seattle's Pike Place Market means tasty foods and wide-eyed tourists, and Pepper's Spice Shop is ready for the crowds. With flavorful combinations and a fresh approach, she's sure to win over the public. Even better, she's working with several local restaurants as their chief herb and spice supplier. Business is cooking - until one of Pepper's potential clients, a young chef named Tamara Langston, is found dead, her life extinguished by the dangerously hot ghost chili - a spice Pepper carries in her shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific book

  • By Juliesa on 08-02-16

A Cheeky Fun Ride!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

My evening routine would not be complete without Pepper, Arf and their shenanigans. So well written, I now want to visit Seattle.

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  • Assault and Pepper

  • Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leslie Budewitz
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 555

After leaving a dicey marriage and losing a beloved job in a corporate crash, Pepper Reece has found a new zest for life running a busy spice and tea shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Her aromatic creations are the talk of the town, and everyone stops by for a cup of her refreshing spice tea, even other shopkeepers and market regulars. But when a panhandler named Doc shows up dead on the store's doorstep, a Seattle Spice Shop cup in his hand, the local gossip gets too hot for Pepper to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read :0)

  • By SO on 12-09-16

I Want Pepper as my BFF!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Assault and Pepper the most enjoyable?

The narrator - absolutely!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pepper - definitely. She's real. I can identify with her.

Any additional comments?

The story is so easy to follow and very intriguing. The author is very descriptive of the scenery of Seattle and the Pike Place Market. So much so that you almost feel transported as you listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shallow Graves

  • The Haunted, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Robert Watts is having the worst day of his entire life. First he's laid off, then he finds out that his wife is having an affair, with his boss no less. And that's only the beginning. Before the month is out, Robert finds himself alone to raise his daughter with no money, no job, and a house that is minutes from being repossessed. Just when he hits rock bottom, a strange visitor arrives at the doorstep of his soon to be foreclosed house with a letter from an aunt he didn't know existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intensely interesting

  • By P. A. Dufour on 12-06-16

Definitely a Binge Liisten.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Would you listen to Shallow Graves again? Why?

I would listen to it again. I made it through the first time, I could do it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shallow Graves?

The straw that broke the camel's back - so to speak, was when a hint was given and I figured out something crucial to the story line. Hard to describe without giving any spoilers.

What three words best describe Michael Pauley’s performance?

WAY TOO DRAMATIC

I liked the sound of his voice, but the timbre and tone were fairly annoying. It seemed he was trying too hard to make the story sound ominous. The 'lilt' in his voice at the end of pretty much all of the suspenseful sentences, was too over the top.
Good thing I listen at bedtime, as I actually exclaimed out loud: 'For crying out loud, enough already!'
If he could tone that down, it would be great. He really has a nicely melodic voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this highly. The story is great and the cliffhanger at the end let us know there are more to come. Try not to let the narrator decide the book outcome.

  • The Supernaturals

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

Seven years ago Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy and destroyed his career. Now Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Review for Anybody Who Owns the Previous Version

  • By Jessica's Bookshelf on 11-04-16

Pretty much could not put it down!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. The story drew me in right from the beginning, the characters were well developed and very believable. The subject was very interesting and the narrative was fast paced with no fluff or filler.

The narrator was spot on. His ability to change his voice with each character made this story come to life in my mind.

I will be listening to more by both this author and narrator.
Absolutely!!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful