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  • Winter in Paradise

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,260

Irene Steele's idyllic life - house, husband, family - is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John, a tropical island paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. Investigating, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What???!!!

  • By Linda Brown on 11-06-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I usually listen to about 12 books each month. This book is the BEST book I have listened to in years! I can't wait for the next one.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • No Grater Danger

  • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Victoria Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton is thrilled at the prospect of meeting an elderly descendant of her town's founding father, not least because she's known to possess an enviably large collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has substantial real estate holdings, and at the moment she's engaged in a fierce battle with a property developer who wants her to sell off her old buildings in the name of progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars

  • By Beatrice on 10-21-18

Volume

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18


I could not get through this book. My problem was the volume. When switching characters in the book the narration would go from a normal volume to a REALLY LOUD volume. I would then turn down the volume and when the character changed it was hard to hear unless I turned up the volume again. Unbearable

  • Kiss and Make-Up

  • By: Gene Simmons
  • Narrated by: Gene Simmons
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This needs to be in your library

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-10

A Must for Every Kiss Fan..<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This book was so much more than I expected. If you ever liked Kiss, you will enjoy this book. A few parts of this book actually brought me to tears.

  • Asking for Truffle

  • Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Dorothy St. James
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach, South Carolina, complete with free cooking lessons at the town's seaside chocolate shop, The Chocolate Box, she's immediately skeptical. She never entered any contest. Her former prep school friend offers to look into the phony prize - only to end up drowned in a vat of chocolate. Struck with guilt, Penn heads to the southern beach town to investigate why he was killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not sure

  • By Beatrice on 07-25-18

Ok<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Too long and drawn out for me. I also didn't like how the main character didn't seem to particularly like the dog or cat in the book.

  • Mack’s Bar Mystery Series # 1, Murder on the Rocks

  • By: Allyson K. Abbott
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton is a Milwaukee bar owner with a nose for trouble - literally. A neurological glitch has left her with extra-perceptive senses. So when she stumbles upon a dead body in the alley behind the bar - the same spot where her own father was shot eight months earlier - she can tell right away there's something fishy in the air. The lead detective thinks there's a link between the two deaths, and he'll need Mack's help to sniff out the murderer. But when all the evidence points to her as the most likely culprit, it could be an early last call for Mack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful!

  • By Diedra Holley on 01-01-19

Too Long

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I started out liking this book but 4 hours into it I was done. The story could have wrapped up by then but it went on and on.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder

  • Murder, She Wrote
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs's husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. Her suspicions are aroused by a sinister dating site Hal used while he and Babs were having marital issues - a site that might be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim, and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Donald Bain :(

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 09-05-18

Not the Voice for Jessica

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This book was ok. I had trouble staying interested in it due to the new narrator. The narrator of this book does a good job, but I really liked Sandra Burr doing Jessica Fletcher's voice.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Bubbles in the Wine

  • Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Volume 4
  • By: Mary Jo Burke
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

From USA Today best-selling author Mary Jo Burke comes the next deliciously deadly episode in the best-selling Aloha Lagoon Mystery series. After Simone Ryan is stood up at the alter by her fiancé, Elliott, she decides to enjoy her would-be honeymoon in paradise alone. She checks into the Aloha Lagoon Resort's bridal suite and promptly begins to drown her sorrows in champagne. But when Simone steps out onto the balcony to take in the glorious Hawaiian scenery, she gets an even better view. Hot local baker, Liam Bentley, is out for a stroll on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun simple Mystery

  • By cosmitron on 05-25-18

OK BOOK

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

This book started out good and slowed down a lot as it went on. I would have liked it much better without the accents of a couple people in the book. I always screen the narration prior to purchasing a book because of this but the accents came after the sample reading.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Regrets

  • Lexi Carmichael Series, Book 10
  • By: Julie Moffett
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

When I agreed to stand by my best friend, Basia, on her big day, I had no idea what I was in for. Bouquets and unflattering evening wear I can handle. But between disgruntled dates, a beach venue, and suspicious packages, what else can go wrong? Oh, right - my parents don't know I've moved in with Slash. Oops? Thankfully, I've got everything semi under control, at least as far as Basia and Xavier know. They can leave for their honeymoon happy, knowing Elvis, Slash, and I will keep things safe at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By G. A. M. Starks on 01-09-18

Usually good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I couldn't finish this when I got to the chapter with the bratty kids.
I will try the next book.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Death in the Flower Garden

  • Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 14
  • By: Gin Jones, Elizabeth Ashby
  • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

It's Independence Day weekend, and Maria Dolores is the new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers' Market. From the very beginning, though, events conspire against her. Her mentor and attractive local farmer, Merle Curtis, fails to show up to introduce her to the vendors, the stalls are all in the wrong place, and an earthquake shakes up everyone in the market! In its aftermath, Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up.... She's dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By ML on 12-29-17

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Could not listen to this book just being read aloud. I liked all the books in this series but couldn't pay attention to this one.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Armed and Fabulous

  • Lexi Graves Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Chafer
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

All Lexi wants to do is get through the day at her boring temp job with Green Hand Insurance. That's until she discovers the vice president, Martin Dean, in a pool of blood and herself at the center of an investigation into insurance fraud.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much Romance

  • By ML on 12-26-17

Too Much Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I liked this book at first but as it went on there was just too much romance for me. I couldn't finish this book but for people who like romance it would be a good book.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful