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  • Screaming Jenny

  • A Haunted Women Tale
  • By: Becky Muth
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Gilmour
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Vanessa and Nick are en route to Washington, D.C., to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, but their differences threaten to ruin the weekend before it has a chance to begin. When an accident further up the tracks leaves their train temporarily stranded in Harpers Ferry National Park, a chance meeting with the town's most iconic resident offers insight into a bit of local history. Will a poignant message from the past help put the newlyweds' future on less shaky ground, or are they doomed to disaster?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Screaming Jenny

  • By med bjunkee on 10-10-18

A Good Old-Fashioned Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

A young couple's chance meeting during an emergency train lay-over changes their relationship for the better.
This one's a classic urban legend type story about a ghost who repeatedly returns to the scene of her death, but it's the surprise ending that makes it absolutely charming.
Short, sweet and perfect for a Halloween thrill.

  • Rise to Power

  • The David Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Uvi Poznansky
  • Narrated by: David George
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive achievement

  • By Seb Kirby on 01-13-15

Not Quite the Story You Remember from Bible School

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

In this unorthodox and thoroughly entertaining story, Uvi Poznansky tells the early story of the biblical David and his time in the service of King Saul. Told by David himself, in his own words, the story peels away the gloss and glory recorded by the historians who wrote the Bible and reveals the main characters in this saga as he saw them, with all their warts and wantonness.
Poznansky's Saul is spoiled, jealous and more than a little crazy and her David is a sharp witted, often self-depreciating schemer, determined to fulfill the prophet's predictions for his destiny. The story covers the early days from his arrival in Saul's court to his first meeting with Bathsheba.
A riveting story masterfully read by David George, Rise to Power will give you hours of entertainment and forever change your view of the story of two of the pivotal characters in the Old Testament.

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  • Deadly Resentment

  • By: Kayla Michelle
  • Narrated by: Renee Dorian Begley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Cape Cod is shaken by another murder, and it's up to amateur sleuth Chloe Cook to find the killer. But she's going to have to work fast. Not only is there a handful of suspects on the loose, but one of Chloe's good friends is wrongfully suspected of the crime by the local police detective. Can Chloe nab the real killer in time, or will the killer strike again?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theatre Can Be Deadly

  • By Aurora Dawn on 10-09-18

Theatre Can Be Deadly

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

When her best friend is accused of the murder of a local low-life, Chloe swings into action to find the real killer, much to the chagrin of the local police.
This is a well plotted mystery with plenty of likely though mostly unlikable suspects and heroine who is fun to follow through her investigations.
The audio version has a few bad edits (repeated lines) but the book is very well read.
At 2.5 hrs, it's a perfect read for a lazy afternoon or a quick trip out of town.

  • Murder and Chocolate Cake

  • Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 2
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When convicted murderer Wade Becker breaks out of prison, amateur sleuth Sabrina Carlson finds herself staring down the hardest case of her life. After all, Wade isn't just any killer. He's a man who Sabrina put behind bars. So now that Wade is on the loose, Sabrina can't help but look over her shoulder. As desperation sets in, Sabrina finds herself asking one question: Will she be able to track Wade down, or will she become his next victim? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Listen

  • By Jan M on 10-15-18

Jail Should Be Forever

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

When a pair of jailbirds with a personal grudge against Sabrina and David escape, the pair go to work to track them down and make sure they get their just desserts.
This one's a cute, not too heavy detective mystery with good pacing and engaging characters - short and easy on the ears (or eyes if you're reading the print version) and perfect for those days when you don't want a dark murder mystery or a scary suspense story.

  • Alpha's Heir: A BBW Paranormal Romance

  • Bear Shifter Billionaire
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Tanya Stevens
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Orson Antonov has everything: billions of dollars, stunning good looks, and the respect of his bear shifter clan. The only thing he can't have is his freedom. Forced to marry a woman he doesn't love to unite the clans, can Orson find the strength to break free? When he meets Casey, the beautiful, full-figured woman of his dreams, he invites her to his luxurious mansion in the woods. He hopes he has finally found the inspiration to fight for freedom...and for love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Slim on 04-13-16

Young Shifters In Love

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

A young bear shifter must fight his father for the good of the clan and the right to keep the woman he loves.
I liked that there was lots of heat in this tried and true romance plot and an unusual and unexpected ally in the effort to keep the lovers together.
Short and sweet but, with a dash of spice that makes the audio version not exactly suitable for work or car ride with the kiddies.

  • The Hatred

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

After agreeing to house-sit for a mysterious homeowner, a struggling musician starts hearing voices in the middle of the day and having nightmares so frightening that he screams himself awake. As he goes about the conspicuous tasks he's being paid generously for, he begins to suspect he may not be alone in the house, and that there are plans in store for him more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short suspenseful thriller

  • By Son of Odin on 09-18-18

Weekend House-sitter Wanted

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

When music gigs aren't making ends meet, a young rocker takes a job as a house sitter. It looks like an easy way to make some quick cash, but he couldn't be more wrong in this classic horror story.
This shirt story is a perfect Halloween mood setter, but I don't recommend it for before bed reading.

  • Kept in the Bark

  • Happy Tails Dog Walking Mysteries, Volume 5
  • By: Stella St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Machelle Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Olivia Rickard has turned over a new leaf. She’s done with outside investigations. Olivia has decided that, to be a better girlfriend, she’s going to turn a blind eye to the mysteries in town. Besides, her sister Janelle is acting fishy enough lately. For Olivia, that mystery is more important to solve than finding out where Andrew’s missing report is. However, Andrew isn’t letting this particular bone go. He’s worried about his coworker, and scared that something might be very, very wrong. Olivia tries to track down Hattie and her missing data so Andrew can present the report to his fullest potential. But when Olivia finds more than one suspect sneaking around Hattie’s house, her gut begins to ping and Olivia’s sheepdog, Goodwin agrees. Sure enough, Hattie Dominick is nowhere to be found, and there’s ice cream melting on her porch. Now time is ticking away faster than the Rocky Road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Missing Programmers and Big Box Stores

  • By Aurora Dawn on 10-04-18

Missing Programmers and Big Box Stores

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Between walking dogs, trying to figure out her sister's erratic mode swings and missing her sweetie while he's out of town at a conference, Olivia tries to track down a missing, reclusive programmer.
This could be a stand alone story but it's probably better if you've read at least some of the previous stories since it features the same cast of zany sidekicks and co-investigators as the previous books.
Well written, funny and sufficiently "mysterious" to keep you guessing, this would be a great choice for a lazy fall evening in front of the fire place - or curled up in your favourite big chair if your current abode doesn't sport a crackling fire.

  • The Memory of Water

  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: J. Austin Moran II
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Slade Harris will do anything for a story, including murdering the woman he loves. Slade doesn't think twice about jumping out of a plane or conducting disastrous love affairs to gather material for his work, but his self-indulgent life is catching up with him. Stumbling through his late 30s hopeless and a little drunk, Slade has a dazzling, dangerous idea which will change his life forever. It's going to be Slade's ultimate story...and all he's hoping for is to survive it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Memory of Water

  • By MANI on 08-05-17

Writers Block Can be Life Threatening

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

A writer's inability to stir up the inspiration for his next novel sets him on an incredible and life changing adventure in this strange and sometimes frightening story set in modern day South Africa. Told from the author's point of view, this story was a wild ride of ups and downs that will make your head spin and cause you to lose a lot of sleep as you argue with your alarm clock over whether you can close the cover without reading just one more chapter.
It's one of those books that will leave you wondering exactly what did happen, but I LOVED this book and I think you will too.

  • Murder and Layer Cake

  • Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Volume 1
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Amateur sleuth Sabrina Carlson has solved every case that she has ever investigated. Only this time, things are different. She's fresh out of leads. And the clock is ticking. It has been over a week since Mark Wilcox was murdered. Not only is the killer still at large, but a panic has taken hold of the idyllic small town of Treasure Cove. Will Sabrina find a way to catch Mark's killer, or will this case go cold?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Right in the middle of the action

  • By Kay on 10-10-18

A Small Town Who Dunnit

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

When a man turns up dead in her small town, amateur sleuth Sabrina and her hubby set out to find the murderer, interviewing suspects and following up leads ... and then the mystery seems to solve itself ... or does it?
The first book in a new series, the perky, determined Sabrina and her hubby make an interesting team and the mystery is an interesting one.
A short read that would lend itself to a crisp, fall afternoon.

  • Where a Spaceship Goes to Die

  • An Antigravel Short Story
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Luke Rounda
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself? When the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard two miles under water? And when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears? This story was inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This really needs to become a full length novel!

  • By jstep on 08-30-18

Never Trust a Pirate

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

A young woman takes a job that involves her piloting a remote to a crashed spaceship to recover an important package but her adventure has unexpected consequences.
A well written short story perfect for the waiting room of your doctor's office or a public transit commute.