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molly

New Brunswick Canada
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  • Murder on Kaanapali Beach

  • Leila Kahana Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: R. Barri Flowers
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a beautiful college instructor found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach, even as Leila continues to be haunted by a frustrating case of serial murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex detective mystery in a beautiful locale

  • By Leslie F. on 04-10-16

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

I received this as a gift. I got immersed in the story straight away. I could actually visualize everything and each character. It was easy to follow, and I fell in love with Leila.
I highly recommend this audiobook, now I am hooked. I will have to purchase the first book. Easy listening, makes for a great companion in transit to and from work.
Mr. Flowers did it again. I love all his books, and this one did not disappoint me.

  • Graduate Circles

  • A Women's Epistolary Novel
  • By: R. Barri Flowers
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

It is 1980, and college roommates Jessica, Tammy, Kelly, and Gabriella, fresh off of receiving their MBAs from Michigan State University, spread across the globe and embark on their new lives, loves, and careers while experiencing the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, twists and turns, and success and failure that life brings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Graduate Circles

  • By Deedra on 04-15-16

1980! I can relate.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Having also graduated in 1980, I could relate to the characters, although this is not the genre of story line that I prefer.
It took me a little time to get into the audiobook, but once I did, I wanted to hear more.
I have read many books written by one of my favorite authors R.Barri Flowers. I would recommend the book for those who love fiction.
I prefer non fiction, history and true crime.
The narrator Jane Boyer was an excellent choice.

  • Murders In The United States

  • Crimes, Killers And Victims Of The Twentieth Century
  • By: R. Barri Flowers, H. Loraine Flowers
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of info.

  • By molly on 06-12-14

A lot of info.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

I did enjoy listening, but I found that it was a lot of stuff to process, and at a fast pace. It was not what I expected. On the bright side, I can listen to it again, because I know there were parts that I surely missed.

I do recommend this audiobook. A person just has to really be focused. The stories are very fast paced. Maybe less stories, and more details on those crimes would suit me better. We are all different, so maybe another listener will find it at his, or her pace.

Bravo Mr R.Barrie Flowers and Loraine Flowers. Good choice in the narrator. A lot of research done!

Keep up the good writing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at the Pencil Factory

  • The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later - A True Crime Short
  • By: R. Barri Flowers
  • Narrated by: John Eastman
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan arrived at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked, to pick up her paycheck. The next day, Mary’s bloody, battered, and bruised dead body was found in the basement of the pencil factory, the victim of foul play. The Jewish-American factory superintendent Leo Frank was arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder in a controversial trial. Frank himself became the victim of a lynch mob, when they broke him out of prison and hung him from a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quick read

  • By Sooo many books... on 10-25-17

Another great listen!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-13

I received this audiobook as a gift from a special friend. As usual, I was not disappointed.

Crime does not pay. Some people still have a conscious, even after 3 decades.
I love the detail and research that Barri Flowers puts in each of his books. He is one of my favorite authors. I have heard him speak about some of his books on Podcasts, and it is always a joy to listen to him.
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I highly recommend this book to any True Crime reader, you will not be disappointed.
My next listen will be "The Pickaxe Killers" from this great author.
Bravo Mr Flowers, keep us wanting more.



Louise
New Brunswick, Canada

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,453
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,477

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Great great great!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-13

At the beginning I was not sure I would like to listen to the audiobook, but that changed in a hurry. I did remember very little about the movie, but, I was young at the time and did not grasp the story.
I will listen to it again. I suffer from MS and sometimes what I am trying to say in writing does not come out right lol.
All I can say for sure, is that it is a great listen, worth buying.

  • Little Red Book

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • By: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

This is the original study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor; provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects; poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book; and, features non-sexist language.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helps me understand addicts in my life.

  • By Jenlynmo on 09-10-12

red book will travel.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-12

Would you listen to Little Red Book again? Why?

Yes I would and do. Not being able to attend meetings because of my job, which involves traveling at night, it keeps me focused and sober.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Red Book?

I guess as a member of AA, it enables me to listen to the steps, and help me continue to live my life in a productive, happy life.

What does Jason McCoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a very positive voice, that keeps me positive and not alone in the quest to maintain my sobriety.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful