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  • Grim Vows

  • Aisling Grimlock, Book 9
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Weddings are supposed to be all about white veils, flowers and happily ever after. For Aisling Grimlock, she wants the ending … but the journey isn’t quite finished. Ever since her mother returned from the dead almost a year prior, Aisling has been riddled with doubts. Is Lily Grimlock a killer? What does she ultimately want? Does she have anyone’s best interests at heart? All of those questions are about to be answered, although the person providing the information is one Aisling thought she would never see again. Another woman, another time, another mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THE SERIES

  • By Finn Timmerberg on 10-23-18

THE END

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Although I’m heartbroken that Ms. Lee had said The Grimlocks would no longer continue in long form, just shorts and not in audible form, I enjoyed this story very much. Lots of questions are answered, in a satisfying manner. The narrator as always is excellent for these characters. Many laughs and funny situations.
The strong Grimlock love will forever be,
Blessed Be!

  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,457

Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again this should have disclaimers

  • By yasmine32068 on 08-01-12

The entire series and Molly Harper’s Worlds

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I am listening to the Half Moon Hollow series a second time. It’s just as fresh, funny and memorable as the first listen. So far, I have every one of Ms. Harper’s books in Audible form and regardless of whether I’m driving, in dr’s waiting room or waiting for my truck to be inspected, I laugh out loud. They are all so entertaining and although most are supernatural stories, they’re very individual stories.
Amanda Ronconi does an admirable job of reading all of Ms. Harper’s stories. She does a decent job with all of her accents and makes a good story, great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 594
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 533

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

Nice cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I read some other reviews and was quite surprised by some of them after I listened to the story. Someone complained about the in depth descriptions of spices, IT TAKES PLACE IN A SPICE SHOP, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT!!! Another complained about how a Southern Gentleman addressed Pepper as Miz Pepper. The reviewer is from Texas so I'm surprised by that as well. I have lived in New York, California, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and presently live in Virginia. It is considered a respectful manner of address to people older than yourself. Miz/Miss Jane or Mr. John is not uncommon in these states in present day. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. When our daughter was young, I preferred for her young friends to address me as Miz/Miss Sonia verses the more formal Mrs. Hagenberger. The South Eastern United States still maintains that genteel manner of living, I hope it never changes.
Now as far as this story, it was as described. A nice cozy, easy, breezy mystery, read very well and was very entertaining. It deserves a 4.5 but since there's not a 4.5 , I gave it a 5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mycroft Holmes

  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,687

"When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes). This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a good Mycroft story!

  • By Sherlock Fan on 09-28-15

This was a fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

If you are Sherlokian purist, this is not a story for you!
This is Mycroft, at the beginning of his career and it starts slow but picks up the pace rather quickly. It took me a while to be in the right mood for it but I throughly enjoyed it.
Damian Lynch’s reading adds to the story, great listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,970

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Perfect story telling!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

It starts with a mass shooting, scary, sad and topical but it’s not truly a sad story. Lives changed, lives challenged, some over come, one in particular, not even close. It’s an uplifting story that any NR fan with definitely enjoy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Hunger

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 7
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

When half-wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother...and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend - warmly familiar and intoxicating. Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Another winner!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I love her “Pack” stories. Each are different but still include characters from previous books and they all are touching and entertaining. If you’ve enjoyed the previous books, this one is worth the credit.

  • The House On Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By Joanna on 08-17-09

A bit predictable but still SUPERBLY RICH!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I’m a “Southerner” via New York, Puerto Rico and The U. S. Navy, now I live in Virginia.
I’ve moved around the East and West Coast a good bit but my true heart belongs in South Carolina. It is the best southern state and those Charleston smooth southern accents are to die for.
That said...
It was a very southern story, smooth, breezy and mysterious. If you’re a mystery buff, you’ll figure it out too BUT the journey is joyful and entertaining.

  • Operation Tropical Affair

  • Feisty Agent Poppy McVie Travels to Costa Rica to Infiltrate a Wildlife Trafficking Ring
  • By: Kimberli A. Bindschatel
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

She’s got a shiny new badge. And a mind of her own. That’s the problem. Special Agent Poppy McVie's new partner expects her to look pretty and keep her mouth shut. Not a chance. Not while animals are being trafficked from the steamy jungle of Costa Rica and the bad guys are getting away with it. Even if she has to do some investigating on her own. But when he learns what she’s been up to, the sparks fly between them and the real trouble begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!!!<br />

  • By Virginia on 07-22-18

For the animals

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I started this story and at first I dic are for Ms. Roberts but as the story evolved, I realized she perfect for the heroine Poppy.
A little romance, a little action and for once, a special agent who is funny, smart and a badass!

  • Royal Heir

  • Westerly Billionaire Series
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

 Rachelle Westerly needs a break. After years of acting as the family peacekeeper, she’s finally ready to take a step back. Her movie-star brother has offered her the perfect escape. But on the very first day of her vacation, she steps onto a red carpet and straight into the arms of a real-life prince - and the promise of just the kind of flash and fortune that tore her own family apart. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I missed the family drama

  • By Carole Wooten on 10-18-18

I totally enjoy this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I can imagine this happening in real life, we’ll a real life if you have an actor brother and a single prince on a red carpet. It was a very positive story, with some sex thrown in and great, strong characters. Narration was very well done as well.

  • Edinburgh Twilight

  • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Carole Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and Depressing . . . did I say DEPRESSING!!!

  • By Glenda on 11-12-17

I agree

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Decent story, could have been better with different narrator. I started this story 3 times, I finally clenched my teeth and listened on the third try. The story is good, could have been shorter but I don’t know if the narrator made it seem long. Of if the story was at fault. When and if the second book comes, not sure I’ll listen. I got this via Kindle Unlimited. The female voices were atrocious.