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  • The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

  • The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery book shop - a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity - like nabbing Timothy Brennan for a book signing. But soon after the bestselling thriller writer reveals a secret about the store's link to a 1940s murder, he keels over dead - and right in the middle of the store's new community events space. Who gives Mrs. McClure the first clue that it was murder? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative take of a ghost detective

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 12-05-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I enjoyed book one of this fun series and will be buying the rest - one after another!

  • The Glass Ocean

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson, Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

This is a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century - two deep in the past, one in the present - to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.... Her finances are in dire straits, and best-selling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Glass Ocean- a tale of two times

  • By Anonymous User on 09-19-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

A well written novel with interesting historical aspects that have been extremely well researched. The different voices are well done snd add to the enjoyment of the audiobook.

  • Murder in Her Stocking

  • By: G. A. McKevett
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can't keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side. This season, there are plenty. First, an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for clues on the culprit's identity, and it turns out that Prissy held a prominent spot on the naughty list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For All Southerners, Grandkids, Grandmas All Over

  • By Debbie on 11-30-18

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Sure not the quality or fun listen that the Savannah Reid stories are...I imagine G. A. McKevett is tired of writing them, but this one is a big let down. Don't particularly like listening to that many hours of little kids voices either.

  • Apple Strudel Alibi

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel, and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the American horse trainer who seems inexplicably nervous around the police? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday fun with a twist

  • By April Goldman on 08-20-18

a cozy, but well written

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I know cozy mysteries are normally very light and breezy reads, but often they are also very well written and developed and I feel H. Y. Hanna is one of those authors who make that happen...

  • Witchin' USA

  • A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Hadley Hunter has lived a normal life, in a normal suburb, with a normal job and a normal father. All that changes when a grandmother she didn’t even know existed dies and leaves her a fabulous lighthouse on Moonstone Bay Island. From the naked woman swimming in the ocean outside her back door to the hot sheriff who seems to be hiding a secret, Hadley is intrigued from the start. That’s before magical things start happening - including to Hadley - and a body washes up on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator almost ruined it for me

  • By Dawn on 01-27-18

Hard to like

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I found it hard to like any of the characters in this book, frankly. And the whiny voice of the protagonist actually spoiled any bit of enjoyment I may have had for the book.

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  • Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans

  • Rose Gardner Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Rose is called into action when Neely Kate's cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities - Rose's ex-boyfriend, included - are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to help her friend, even if it means partaking in Neely Kate's shenanigans, including an impromptu trip to a strip club.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait to start book 7...

  • By Julia on 09-20-17

Always fun

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Well written and fun. Decent plot and the character buildup was great as always with Denise Grover Swank.

  • Mangrove Lightning

  • A Doc Ford Novel, Book 24
  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to Doc Ford, muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part. Ford doesn't believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one

  • By Dawn on 05-05-17

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Gory and depressing with few lapses of the fun I associate with the Doc Ford novels.

  • The Root of All Evil

  • Hope Street Church Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Ellery Adams, Elizabeth Lockard
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Cooper Lee has never been happier. She has terrific friends at Bible study, a great boyfriend in Nathan, and, best of all, a new niece or nephew on the way. But storm clouds are gathering when a string of church robberies comes to Hope Street, and an art teacher is found dead in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Copiers, Corpses and Criminals

  • By Debbie on 06-05-17

Poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This narrator at times sounded like she had a touch of helium or nasal quality. It made it difficult to enjoy what may otherwise have been a better book. It was a clean book with no swearing --nice for a change-- and had a decent enough plot. I would not buy another one with the same reader, though.

  • The High Tide Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She wants Brooke to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good story but...

  • By RocketDog on 05-25-18

Long enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Loved this book and liked the narrator. There were a lot of characters and it was pretty easy to keep them straight because she did a great job giving each of them a decent different voice. This story has two timelines, and that was also handled easily and well. I have read other books by Mary Kay Andrews, but I think this was my favorite.

  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,814

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

Enjoyable and well read...

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I usually read only mysteries and thrillers but took a chance on this book on a "two for one sale". I am so glad I did. It was one of the best books I have listened to all year, the author's voice was unique and the narration was excellent. Another thing I liked was that it was a long listen. I am tired of paying full price for books that last only six hours and this one was a bit over twelve. A nice long listen.