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  • It Takes a Coven

  • Witch City Mystery Series, Book 6
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

When Lee Barrett joins a former student's bridal party as maid of honor, she expects cake tastings and dress fittings. But wedding planning becomes more peculiar than Lee's scrying talents could ever predict. There's a magical baker, a best man with a checkered past, and a talking crow named Poe as the ring bearer. There's also a kindly old man dead under his apple tree - one of a series of unexplained deaths hanging over the Wiccan community....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining...

  • By Mary on 04-27-18

Entertaining...

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I liked this book. I thought it had a little more humor than past books in the series. I sometimes wish the narrator would lighten up a little bit on the main characters voice, sometimes she comes off as a little too prim & proper like her Aunt. But over all, I enjoyed it.

  • Lamb

  • The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blasphemus or righteous?

  • By Timothy on 08-19-08

***LOVE***<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I love this book. I listen to it every Easter. Wonderful narration. Funny and thought provoking. ♡

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  • Gone

  • Michael Bennett, Book 6
  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio, Henry Leyva
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • POOR NARRATION

  • By Tania on 10-13-13

Ugh...My Pet Peeve!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

What would have made Gone better?

Changing narrators on the 5th book of a series is the worst! Changes the whole dynamic of the book and characters. I'm sure Danny Mastrogiogio is a great narrator, but he's not Michael Bennett.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge again?

Not sure...

How could the performance have been better?

Yes!

  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

What is it? It's first the story of two women in the 1980s: gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode tells her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women, of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend, Ruth, who, back in the 30s, ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama - a Southern kind of Café Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment

  • By Ashley on 04-11-10

Quaint Story...

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

While the book is quaint little story, this is one of the few times when the movie was better than the book. And not a little better, but alot better. I loved the movie so much, I guess I was hoping for more.

  • A Ghostly Light

  • Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 7
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

When her friend Alicia hires Turner Construction to renovate a historic lighthouse in the San Francisco Bay, Mel Turner can't wait to get her hands dirty. But trouble soon arises when Alicia's abusive ex-husband shows up to threaten both her and Mel, and later turns up dead at the base of the lighthouse stairs. With no other suspects in sight, things start looking choppy for Alicia. Now, if Mel wants to clear her friend's name, she'll need the help of the lighthouse's resident ghosts to shine a light on the real culprit....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOooooooo! 😀

  • By Amanda on 07-28-17

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I love this series. The last two books have had the BEST endings! The only downside is that now I want to listen to Treasure Island! Lol!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Edited Out

  • A Mysterious Detective Mystery
  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation, Duffy Madison, has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript - what's the word? - lousy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Beatrice on 05-13-17

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Great author, found this through one of her other series. The narrator does a fabulous job making each character distinctive. Can't wait for number three!

  • Live Bait

  • Monkeewrench Series, Book 2
  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are bored - ever since they solved the Monkeewrench case, the Twin Cities have been in a murder-free dry spell, as people no longer seem interested in killing one another. But when elderly Morey Gilbert is found dead in the plant nursery he runs with his wife, Lily, the crime drought ends - not with a trickle, but with a torrent. Who would kill Morey, a man without an enemy, a man who might as well have been a saint? Can Grace McBride's cold case-solving software program somehow find the missing link?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story!

  • By Mary on 02-22-17

Good Story!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

I really like the first book in the series. And the second is does not disappoint....on number three!

  • The Stupidest Angel

  • A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018

Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Pine Cove winner

  • By colleen on 03-29-12

love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror. what more could you ask for in a holiday book. incredible, writing and a perfect narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Foreign Eclairs

  • A White House Chef Mystery
  • By: Julie Hyzy
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world. But someone is ready to serve her an ice-cold dish of revenge.... Things are about to really heat up for Ollie. News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won't leave her side, fearing that she is now a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series! Sorry to see it end!

  • By culinarygirl13 on 07-19-17

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

This was my favorite book in the series. Eileen Stevens is a wonderful narrator. I can't wait to read what happens in the next adventure.

  • Hail to the Chef

  • A White House Chef Mystery
  • By: Julie Hyzy
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

White House executive chef Ollie Paras has to put her own interests on the back burner when a kindly electrician is electrocuted to death, and the First Lady’s nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects something fishy is going on. She’ll have to watch her back - and find a killer unlikely to be pardoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent murder mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 03-23-18

Very Fun Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

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

This is a fun series so far. Eileen Stevens is a fabulous narrator! Can't wait to get to the next one!

Have you listened to any of Eileen Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eileen Stevens is one of my favorites.