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Catherine Moore

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Dangerous and Unseemly audiobook cover art

Well written and narrated story set in 1890s

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Concordia Wells is a professor at an all-girls college that has experienced financial issues as well as personnel changes. As the term progresses from January to May, the repercussions of those issues. Set against the background of the school's production of MacBeth, the story is well constructed and strongly narrated. Each character has his or her own voice and the characters feels come through in the storytelling. Having become interested in the future of Concordia, I'll be spending a credit on the next book in the series.

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The Red Zeppelin audiobook cover art

Delightful story with an unusual premise

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Angela Dawe's reading brings this book to life. Hilary Manningham-Butler lives her life as a man, working as an undercover agent. Hilary and her manservant investigate the possible theft of state secrets while traveling on a zeppelin between Spain and South America. The plot is a good balance between comic fun and well-plotted intrigue.

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Having said that, I liked the book enough to purchase the first book in the series and am hoping for a third book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

"A" is for Actress (Malibu Mystery Book 1) audiobook cover art

Excellent reader and plot

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

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The characters and plot of this book are delightful. Funny, engaging with a well-crafted plot. The main character is a former child star who decides to get a 'real job' as an apprentice PI. Unlike many female characters in cozy mysteries, Sofia isn't an airhead nor dependent on the men in her life.

The narrator does an excellent job with both the pacing of the story and character definition.

Anyone who enjoys a well-plotted story with a good dose of laughter will enjoy this book. I, for one, am looking forward to getting the second book in the series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

What a Ghoul Wants audiobook cover art

Simplistic

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

Reviewed: 01-04-14

What disappointed you about What a Ghoul Wants?

The book seemed to be written for YA but isn't advertised as such. The characters came across as flakes.

Has What a Ghoul Wants turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eileen Stevens?

Not sure - can't decide if the narrator was the issue or the dialogue.

Any additional comments?

If this had been described at a YA book, it would have been pretty good. But as a book for adults, I expected the dialogue to be better.