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  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A terrific story with a logic problem

  • By Manifesta on 11-24-18

Another winner!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

David never disappoints me. I enjoyed this story in particular because he involved Lori more. Marcus is also one of my favorites.

  • Collared

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, this series just gets better and better!

  • By Kathi on 08-04-17

Always a fun read.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

David Rosenfelt never disappoints with his Andy Carpenter series. I like the way he involves Laurie in his story more today. For a fun , light hearted mystery this is a great read.

  • If You've Got It, Haunt It

  • By: Rose Pressey
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 800

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion - and a murder mystery to solve! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'all, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her - offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wrong narrator makes this difficult to listen to

  • By Meep on 05-26-15

Lighthearted summer read

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

This is a fun, relaxing read. It's a trip to the beach book, nothing serious.

  • The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

  • The Housewife Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Josie Brown
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one - and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Quips and Sarcastic Humor

  • By Judy C on 09-28-14

Silly, light hearted romance/murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

This is a light hearted fun little story. Without the sex I would say it was for a teen. A little too silly for me.

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Full Sophy

  • By Carol on 10-17-13

A fun read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-15

This is a fun and different type of romance story. I liked the ending because all the characters ended up with whom I thought they should.

  • The Villa

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By LeftyMom on 09-20-08

Revenge can be a killer.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

If you could sum up The Villa in three words, what would they be?

Honor, death and love.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the family business and the different interactions between family members and the running of the business.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the true killer reveals why he/she did the killing. I don't want to give it away.

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

Be careful who you hurt, they may be crazy enough to really seek revenge.

Any additional comments?

This is one of her better books.

  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,082

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic and Hard to Finish....

  • By Livia on 06-15-13

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

I liked the story line, it had a lot of twists and turns. The ending wasn't predictable which I liked.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I wasn't sure who were his allies and who were his enemies. Things kept changing and that kept my interest.

  • The Witness (Brilliance Audio Edition)

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,743

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

One of Roberts best.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-12

I loved this book. It has all the elements of a great romance novel. The female character is independent, even though she was forced to be, she is intelligent ,yet socially inept. She is a book smart but not smart in dealing with people. I also loved the patient, caring male. This is a great summer, feel good, read.

  • The Rose Garden

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,359

Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Oldfashioned Romance

  • By 🌸DARA on 05-14-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-11

I really enjoyed this romantic tale that takes you back and forth through two distinct times.
I fell in love with Diane Gabaldon books and while this isn't as detailed in history as her books are this is a nice alternative. I would recommend it to everyone who likes to travel back in time.

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  • One Dog Night

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

For six years Noah Galloway has lived with a horrible secret and the fear that his rebuilt life could be shattered at any moment. Now his dread has become a certainty, and he has been arrested for the arson murder of 26 people. David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait is over!

  • By Jean-Paul on 08-20-11

Another good one.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-11

David Rosenfelt never disappoints with his books about Tara and the rest of the gang. This is another good one. It is such an enjoyable, fun read. The narrator is excellent, the sarcasm is fun. Keep them coming.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful