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  • Grace Under Pressure

  • Manor House Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Julie Hyzy
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to new curator Grace Wheaton and handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect dear old Marshfield. But to do this, they'll have to investigate a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets-and sour grapes out for revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secret rooms and fascinating artifacts in cozy mys

  • By Byron on 03-20-14

boring

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

voices are awful, boring story. i will never purchase this author again. not my cup of tea.

What do you think your next listen will be?

not this

Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Durante’s performances?

no way

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Grace Under Pressure?

all

Any additional comments?

not a one

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Jam

  • By: Karen MacInerney
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother's farm in Buttercup, Texas, she's looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great New Series

  • By Beatrice on 07-30-15

i want more of this

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Killer Jam to be better than the print version?

This was a funny, easy listening and very entertaining story. I want more of these books on here! She captured my attention and kept me guessing until the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killer Jam?

Killer in the Jam tent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It took me a few days, who can sit for 5 or more hours to listen?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Peggity Price
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The 11-o'-clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another 11-o'-Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock - a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at 11, when her nightlife was just beginning - has been found strangled with her own silk stocking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good writer

  • By Vivian on 11-05-15

Excellent Plot, story reader was perfect

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Would you listen to The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady again? Why?

yes, it was charming, easy listening and a good plot. The story kept me entertained and amused while curious.

What other book might you compare The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady to and why?

Her other series in Pecan Springs, the China Bayles series

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Make more books in the series

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When they found the killer

Any additional comments?

Please get more books like this

  • The Diva Digs up the Dirt

  • Domestic Diva, Book 6
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Determined not to be a garden-variety diva, Sophie Winston's neighbor Natasha cultivates a plan to shine on television - using Sophie's backyard. As the cast and crew of the makeover show Tear It Up with Troy bulldoze through her backyard - and vacation - Sophie retreats to her perennial boyfriend Wolf's to replace a dead rose bush. But her tender deed goes awry when she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf's missing wife

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best yet

  • By mamarhonda on 04-01-16

hilarious and witty

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

What did you love best about The Diva Digs up the Dirt?

The descriptions of characters was absolutely funny. She really knows how to tell a story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diva Digs up the Dirt?

garden garage shed

Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

natasha

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes laughed

Any additional comments?

none to say

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diva Frosts a Cupcake

  • Domestic Diva, Book 7
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes, a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Penny on 10-15-17

another hit

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Would you listen to The Diva Frosts a Cupcake again? Why?

this story cracks me up, i love the dogs in this book!

What did you like best about this story?

the dog clothes

Which character – as performed by Hillary Huber – was your favorite?

natasha

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

loved it all

  • Blood Orange

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband, Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annonying Voice !!

  • By cindy p. on 02-13-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, i love the texas refrences and the plot

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

yes i always love how she describes her storylines

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh out loud