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Susan Warren

Brandon, FL United States
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  • Pane and Suffering

  • Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cheryl Hollon
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façade... After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs - including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Read

  • By Patricia on 08-15-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Great beginning book in series! Plot is good as are characters. I wish more of the series were on audible!

  • Change of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 748

Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune mystery series!!

  • By Wayne on 06-30-18

Favorite!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This is my favorite series—hilarious and always a great plot. Ida Belle and Bertie have an amazing friendship with laughs every minute! I found myself laughing out loud, and the chemistry between Carter and Fortune is wonderful! I hope the next in series is soon!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder in the Locked Library

  • Book Retreat Mystery series, Book 4
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again - managing Storyton Hall and breaking ground on the resort's latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the Earth is dug up to start laying the spa's foundation, something else comes to the surface - a collection of unusual bones and the remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery - until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Six stars (extra credit for being so good!)

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-28-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Another great book in this series. The plot was exciting and captivating. I do look forward to the next one in the series!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tart of Darkness

  • The Chef-to-Go Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Dani unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town and pursues her true passion - cooking! She opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students as well as providing personal chef services. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too similar to her Dime Store series

  • By Amanda L on 04-16-18

Great new series

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

So very entertaining! I like the setting, the characters, and the plot. I look forward to more. The chef-to-go theme will lend itself to many adventures. Can’t wait! Hope Danielle and Spencer become a couple!

  • The Battered Body

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 5
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

There's big trouble in Quincy's Gap when the "Diva of Dough" arrives to bake the wedding cake for Milla and Jackson's Christmas Eve wedding. The Diva, a celebrity television chef and cookbook author, is Milla's younger sister. And while her cakes are delectably sweet and incredibly beautiful, the Diva makes enemies wherever she goes. When one of the Diva's enemies decides to take her out, and Deputy Lucy Hanover finds the famous chef's body covered in cake batter, the Supper Club members find themselves up to their necks in suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite (so far) in the series

  • By Selma on 09-21-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

A wonderful addition to this series!
The characters are so interesting, and the story line is entertaining!














  • Dead in the Water

  • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

  • By Sandy on 02-15-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

So happy for the return of this series!!! An absolute masterpiece! The plot, characters, and narration was great!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Muffin to Fear

  • A Merry Muffin Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Victoria Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all. It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry's property.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Susan Warren on 08-05-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too many characters. Too confusing!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Typical

Did Margaret Strom do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No--confusing!

Did Muffin to Fear inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Sad that the series that I liked turned to a real disappointment.

  • Missing in Christmas River

  • Christmas River Cozy, Book 9
  • By: Meg Muldoon
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

What happened to Search and Rescue volunteer Wes Dulany? That's the question on everyone's mind this fall in the small town of Christmas River, Oregon. And it's especially on the mind of pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters, who returns home after spending the summer working in Portland to find that one of the town's most beloved citizens has gone missing while looking for legendary treasure in the Christmas River National Forest. A dangerous game is afoot in Christmas River - and the stakes are higher than anybody ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Susan Warren on 07-24-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Meg Muldoon continues to create great stories about Christmas River! This was a really enjoyable one. Hope she keeps the series going!!!

  • Killer Characters

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story until the end

  • By suzebo on 05-16-17

What?

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

This is my favorite series and I have so enjoyed each one, but the ending of this one
was awful! Why kill one of the best characters? Ridiculous!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Story to Kill

  • Cat Latimer Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers' retreats in the big blue Victorian she's inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband. Now it's an authors' getaway, but Cat won't let anyone get away with murder. The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and best-selling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn't know why he came all the way from New York, but she's glad to have him among the quirkier - and far less famous - attendees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disapointing

  • By Judith on 09-18-16

Great beginning

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Great new series! The characters and the setting are perfect! There is an ongoing mystery that will be developed, and I look forward to the next one! Romance, mystery, and excitement!!!