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  • Stunt Double Trouble

  • Booker Brothers Detective Agency, Book 2
  • By: Maisie Dean
  • Narrated by: Marie Hoffman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Kacey Chance is a former actress turned detective. Luckily for her, acting skills come in handy during investigations. Kacey's latest assignment is to investigate a suspicious workplace accident. The victim, who worked at local hangout Rockburger, is seeking a large cash settlement. A stakeout at the victim's residence reveals nosy neighbors and colorful roommates who drop hints that nothing about this accident is quite as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Jan M on 03-25-19

Double your fun

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Stunt Double Trouble is the second book I have listened to in this series. This adventure takes; our actress turned amateur Private Detective, Kacey on a case investigating an insurance claim that may be fraudulent. Once again the quirky Booker brothers and their grandmother kept me entertained with their mishaps and escapades. The plot was fun and the narration was good. I look forward to the next one in the series.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Borderline: A Jack McMorrow Mystery

  • By: Gerry Boyle
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith, Josh A
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

On a travel story about Benedict Arnold, freelance reporter Jack McMorrow traces the route of the infamous historical figure up the Kennebec River into Quebec, Canada. When a man fails to rejoin his bus tour in the Northern Maine town of Scanesett, Jack makes a pit stop there to help authorities find him and soon finds himself entangled with a bunch of lethal small-town hoods who make bad sport of the weak and defenseless. Threatened, beaten up, and forced into a terrifying game of redneck hide-and-seek, McMorrow faces his most ruthless criminals yet.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the story

  • By Pam C on 03-20-19

Journalist or Agent

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Freelance journalist, Jack McMorrow, is busy researching for a historical piece he is writing about Benedict Arnold when he encounters a tour bus delayed by missing passenger, P. Ray Mantis. His curiosity piqued, and in spite of everyone one including the town sheriff saying there is no story and no case, Jack begins investigating the disappearance and so begins his next adventure. Although the author develops many local interesting and varied characters including a female police officer with a husband and family, a know it all sheriff who tries to convince there is no disappearance and to get out of town, and an extended family of characters who seemed to be deeply involved in the disappearance, I found this story a little slow moving, unlike the others in this series. Or perhaps I was simply tiring of the proliferation of Jack's expressed trivial thoughts and observations that had zero contribution to the plot. In any case, Jack, mistaken for a CIA agent, is shot at, beaten, and left for drowned by redneck local villains as he tries to get to the bottom of the disappearance. With a no surprise ending I would rate this book at a 3 out of 5 on all counts. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Exit Strategy

  • Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Cross
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Diamonds, danger, and a deadly secret... A Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller. Private investigator and forensic accountant Katerina Carter uncovers a sinister connection between blood diamonds and organized crime. Then two company employees are brutally murdered and her investigation becomes much more dangerous than she had ever imagined. Can she can stay alive long enough to expose the real criminals...or will her first case be her last? Buy this audiobook today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!!!!

  • By Jan M on 10-15-18

Forensics at its best

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Kat is a forensic accountant who is broke, living in her office, and owns a fixer upper house with her ex-boyfriend (to whom she can’t pay her half of the purchase price). She finally has a case locating the $5 Billion dollars that Liberty Diamond Mines’ CFO has disappeared with. Exit Strategy by Colleen Cross has suspense, a mob boss and his daughter, illegal diamonds, kidnapping, murder, and money laundering. This was a fast paced story with a suspenseful plot, excellent characters and fantastic narration by Petrea Burchard. I look forward to the next case. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Original Secrets

  • Whispering Pines Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Shawn McGuire
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The Northwoods village of Whispering Pines used to be a safe haven for outsiders, but after three deaths in two months, it’s become a hotbed of murder. Exhausted from being the only law enforcement official on duty, while also trying to open a bed-and-breakfast, Jayne O’Shea welcomes the escape she finds in her grandmother’s journals. Each entry gives her a deeper understanding of why her grandparents moved to the secluded spot so long ago. But as questions are answered, deeply hidden secrets are unearthed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and easy

  • By Yuri on 02-14-19

Grandmother Village

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This is the 3rd in this series of which I was not aware until I started listening to it. If I had read the first 2 in the series first, I would likely have enjoyed it more. Sheriff Jayne O'Shea moves to Whispering Pine to start a bed and breakfast in her Grandmother’s home. Jayne’s grandmother had been found dead in her bathtub and Jayne is not convinced it was an accident. A second death occurs in the village and Jayne sets out to investigate. In the meantime,while renovating her grandmother’s house, she comes across 40 year journals which clarify how and why the village came to be with all its eclectic, misfit inhabitants. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Norma Conquest

  • By: Warren Adler
  • Narrated by: Robin Siegerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Thirty-five-year-old Jenny and her 62-year-old mother Norma have always seen the world differently. Estranged for years, everything changes when Jenny learns of Norma’s dire state and rushes to New York City to make a startling discovery: her mother is sick and homeless. Living in a women’s shelter slated to be shut down by developer Albert “Doc” Brenner, Norma is leading the charge in stopping him. When Jenny learns that Norma is dying of cancer, she gives her mother something that she’s always wanted. Will it be enough? Can mother and daughter put their differences aside before time runs out? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Norma

  • By Deedra on 03-18-19

Homeless

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

This audio book has an amazing plot with excellent character development. Norma is 61 years old, homeless and very ill. Jenny, her 35 year old daughter, has become a successful and wealthy businesswoman. She has been estranged from her mother for a number of years. A friend lets her know of Norma’s state and she is shocked at her physical decline. Norma lives in a homeless shelter that a rich tycoon is going to repurpose as an Arts Center and have all the residents evicted, . Norma, a radical and fighter for the downtrodden in her younger days and even now, fights to stay. Jenny stays to help her mother try and win this fight. This is an excellent story about a mother and daughter's relationship, love, caring and life priorities. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Trailer Park Wives

  • The Single-Wide Edition
  • By: Denise Gwen
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Corey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Why, oh why, did Anne Marie Whitehall take her own life, swallowing away her pain and her grief with a handful of Nembutal capsules and a bottle of Merlot? Does Samantha Jacobs, the red-haired vixen grinding away on a pole at the Revue know? Or perhaps Deena Cook, harried mother of four and a regular visitor at Children's Services?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trailer Park Train Wreck

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-03-18

Trailer????

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I tried listening to the audio book and for the first time was unable to finish a book. I read all the good reviews on the book but this story is way too vulgar and crude for me. The narrator was good, the story line seemed interesting enough and I likely would have enjoyed and managed to finish it if the the graphic details were not included. It is my opinion that these details are not needed for a story to be excellent.. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Atlanta Deathwatch

  • Hardman, Book 1
  • By: Ralph Dennis
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Jim Hardman was a mediocre Atlanta cop until he was wrongly accused of corruption and thrown off the force. Now he works as an unlicensed PI, trouble-shooter, and bodyguard...often partnered with his drinking buddy Hump Evans, a black ex-NFL player. Hardman is hired by The Man, a black mobster, to investigate the murder of his white girlfriend, a college student. It’s a case that plunges Hardman and Evans into the center of a violent street war that stretches from Atlanta’s seedy back alleys to the marbled corridors of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Hard-Boiled PI

  • By Laura on 02-05-19

The Man

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This novel features an Atlanta disgraced ex cop Jim Hardman, now working as a private detective, hired by a white business man to follow his daughter Emily Campbell. To supplement his income, Hardman occasionally runs contraband with a friend and ex NFL player Hump Evans, from new York to Atlanta. Originally written in 1974, the story is refreshingly lacking all the modern technologies like smart phones, computers and the internet, making it a bit of a nostalgic read. Emily Campbell, now in her second year, is distracted and not doing nearly as well as she has in the past and her dad wants to know why. Hardman tails her to a "blacks only" bar and peeking through the window sees that she is the only white person in the bar and no one is paying any attention to her. Soon Emily ends up dead and Hardman is hired by Emily's lover and mob boss, "The Man" to find out who killed her. Working with Hump, and somewhat with his ex partner from the police force to solve the case, Hardman finds himself a target of a hitman along with the Mob Boss. Fast paced action and good character and plot development. An excellent job of narration as well.I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • The Partridge and the Pelican

  • By: Rachel Crowther
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Reed
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

When two girls find a baby abandoned in a phone box, the event casts a long shadow over their lives. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Layers

  • By April H. on 01-16-19

Friendships

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

Eve and Olivia are travelling the UK while on vacation from university, staying with their medical student friend James. While on one of their excursions the two girls find a baby abandoned in a phone booth. They make the decision to take the baby to the nearest hospital. The events that happened that day affect their lives for the next 25 years. The story goes back and forth from 1983 to 2008 telling the story of friendships, marriage, love and hate. The narration was good, but the back and forth a little confusing at times. In the end the whole story ties together. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • AntiAmerica

  • By: T.K. Falco
  • Narrated by: Molly Lankford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When hacktivist group AntiAmerica hacks the nation's largest banks, the financial industry is left teetering on the brink of collapse. Hacker and teen runaway Alanna Blake is forcefully recruited by the government to track down the only link to AntiAmerica, her missing ex-boyfriend Javier. She relies on every bit of her social engineering cunning to navigate a conspiracy of lies and deceit, which imperils both the lives of everyone closest to her and the secrets to a past she longs to remain locked away forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense Thriller

  • By Laura on 01-29-19

Hackers & Hacktivists Vs Big Business & Government

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Alana Blake is a runaway teen making a living by selling data garnered by social engineering. Not sure what social engineering is? Neither did I until I read this book. It is full of techie terms of the new age and you will figure them out, as I did. I found the book a little hard to follow at the beginning, because of all the techie terms, but after a chapter or two I was hooked. Alana is forced into working with the FBI after she gets caught breaking and entering her boy friend Javier's apartment while trying to find him after he disappeared. The FBI are convinced that he is part of the AntiAmerica group of anarchists who hacked the main banks and funneled funds away after learning the banks were stealing from the clients and the government was aware of it. Alana also has some secrets that you will find out about as you progress through the book. I thought the book was well written and has an interesting bunch of characters and an excellent plot with a surprising ending. It leaves you wondering if this could actually happen. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Secrets We Keep

  • By: Mia Hayes
  • Narrated by: E.L. Beckett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

Sometimes, the people who seem the happiest have the most to hide. But it's imperative Elizabeth put on a brave face. So when she's not going to Costco or day drinking with her best friend, she's trying to create a new, drama-free life in the suburbs. And it seems to work - until a gossip blog begins spilling the women of Waterford's darkest secrets. Now, the blurred conversations and blank spots in Elizabeth's mind give way to panic and anxiety. If her secrets - like a hospitalization for bipolar disorder and a suicide attempt - don't stay buried, she faces social shunning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please do not read if you have mental illness

  • By brittany on 12-28-18

Secrets, secrets and more secrets..

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Elizabeth and her family flee to the suburbs of Waterford after her husband has an affair with a co-worker. The trauma of her unfaithful husband triggered a bipolar disorder, which Elizabeth wants to keep hidden from her new “Bitch Brigade “friends. The women seem to spend their days shopping, drinking, working out and gossiping, yet each one of them has secrets. Someone who is close to the “Bitch Brigade” is writing a blog and letting out these secrets one blog at a time.. I really loved this audio book and dreaded it when my twice daily commute to work was over. The story, characters and secrets all kept me riveted. The narrator is probably one of the best that I have listened to so far. Want more….
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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