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  • Too Many Women in the Room

  • A Gilda Greco Mystery
  • By: Joanne Guidoccio
  • Narrated by: Tamara Eastridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture - Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. Unbeknownst to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Mystery not good Audio quality.

  • By cosmitron on 06-22-18

couldn't finish. narration was terrible.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Couldn't get past the narrator. I can't give an honest opinion on the story because i didn't get past the 2nd chapter.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Soul Summoner

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Ashlynde on 07-24-17

Great start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This book has everything, suspense, romance, humor and great characters. The book is so well written and the story flows so well that you will not want to stop listening. Part of this is due to the excellent narration done by Brittany Pressley. Looking forward to starting book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost of Marlow House

  • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

When Danielle Boatman inherits Marlow House, she dreams of turning it into a seaside bed and breakfast. Since she's never visited the property, Danielle's not sure what awaits her in Oregon. She certainly doesn't expect to find one of the house's previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost 90 years - shouldn't he have moved on by now? Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! This Was Just What I Needed!

  • By Sonja on 08-14-17

Could not get past the narration

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

In all honesty, I can't give a review of the story. I couldn't get past the narration so I only listened through the 3rd chapter. There was no change in inflection. All voices sounded similar. I was looking forward to a new series, this will not be it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

Like the story. Did not like the narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Overall, the story was good and keep me interested, however, it could have been so much better with the right narrator. There were times I didn't know who was speaking. If it wasn't for the "he said" or the "she said", I would have been confused.

  • Impact Winter

  • The Faithful Series, Book 2
  • By: S. M. Freedman
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

For decades, I Fidele's soulless leaders kidnapped psychic children and sharpened their gifts into weapons used to reshape humanity. Ryanne Jervis was one such child, but she learned the truth too late to stop I Fidele from implementing the first part of their plan: global destruction and the incineration of millions of innocent lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Fiction for Us Older Folks - A Good Listen

  • By Don Guthrie on 01-17-17

Not Good

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

The first book in the series was ok so I thought I would give the second one a try to see if it improved and to see how the story continued. For me, it didn't improve and the the ending was so abrupt. Maybe it just wasn't my type of story. Tanya did a very good job.

  • Deadly Games

  • Kinncaid Brothers Series, Book 4
  • By: Jaycee Clark
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Rori Maitland has lived her life the way she's wanted it. After retiring from MI6, she's her own woman, with few friends and no husband. That's the way she bloody well prefers it. After all, her job is hardly normal.Ian Kinncaid, master of disguise, has been estranged from his family for well over a decade. With his deep cover blown, he now needs a safe place to put the little girl he saved from the Czech underground. But the shadows cloak enemies and trust comes at too high a cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By Joan on 12-09-13

So Good

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

I really like this series but I have to say, Deadly Games, is the best. Ian's story was so dark and intriguing. It really draws you in and you don't want to stop listening until you have completed the story. As always Johanna's narration was fantastic.

  • Coming Up Roses

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Set in Oregon around the turn of the 20th century, Coming Up Roses finds Kate Blakely trying to move on after the death of her abusive husband. With a farm to run and a four-year-old daughter to look after, Kate can barely keep above water, much less consider marrying again. Yet she can’t help but notice her neighbor Zachariah’s kind heart and handsome features.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Displays honor all men should have!

  • By bluebelle on 05-07-12

So Good

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

if you like historical romance, you should give this book a try. It is one of my favorites. You will fall in love with Miranda. Julia Gibson does a great job.

  • Welcome to Paradise

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a "living history" reality show will give her what's missing from her real life. Maybe she'll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn't been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars. Gabe Kincaid and his brother, Alec, are after that million, too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there's no bond stronger than a twin's. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality TV Romance Done Well

  • By CandCrew on 06-07-15

Very Good Story - Reality TV done well

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Welcome to Paradise, for me, is the best in the series. I have listened to the book a couple of times now. Good story and very good narration. Emma Taylor is one of my favorites. The story and the narration makes you want to listen to the other books in the series, which I have.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Me Softly

  • By: Kathryn R. Biel
  • Narrated by: Dawnya Clarine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Sadie Perkins has a sixth sense about things - especially people dying. Her clairvoyance has never bothered her until she starts to believe her visions are causing the deaths of those around her. After her latest relationship ends badly, Sadie swears off love for good. While searching for an uncomplicated life, Sadie finds her hands full not only with a home renovation project but with defending herself against suspicion of murder. There's a line between predicting someone's death and causing it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chick Lit, Mystery & Suspense!

  • By That Girl on 06-23-16

couldn't finish. narration was terrible.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

What did you like best about Killing Me Softly? What did you like least?

I think the story would have good if I could get past the narration. Could not finish so I can't review the actual story

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dawnya Clarine?

anyone, maybe Angela Dawe, Therese Plummer or Christina Traister. These are some of my favorites. Their male voices said like males. Their reading is great.

  • Vulnerable

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Rachel Harris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Three went in; one came out. For five years, no trace has been found of two high-school friends who went hiking in the woods near Nashville. The third teen, Amber Ryder, was discovered at the bottom of a ravine with a broken arm, head trauma - and zero memory of the horror that put her there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't finish. narration was terrible.

  • By Sandy on 05-09-16

couldn't finish. narration was terrible.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Burton? Why or why not?

sure, I have enjoyed many books by Mary Burton and was looking forward to Vulnerable. I can't give an honest review of the story because I couldn't get past the narration. I didn't finish the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful