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  • State of the Art Heist

  • Booker Brothers Detective Agency, Book 1
  • By: Maisie Dean
  • Narrated by: Marie Hoffman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Kacey Chance is an aspiring actress with a cute face and a plucky attitude. She's trying to break into Hollywood, but it isn't easy. She was the prettiest girl in her hometown, but in LA she's a dime a dozen. When a friend offers Kacey a job working at a detective agency, the young actress jumps at the opportunity. The detective agency is unlike any she's ever seen in the movies. It's run by three handsome, single brothers and their sassy grandmother. Her first day at the agency is anything but boring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the painting? Who took it?

  • By Troublemer on 12-15-18

Brothers Three

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

State of the Art Heist by Maisie Dean was such a fun audible book to listen to. Kacey Chance has decided to change her career path as a would be actress, with very few roles, to becoming a junior investigator. She is hired through a Temp Agency ,by The Booker Brothers Investigations. A Painting is stolen from an important clients’ home on her first day on the job and Kacey is thrown right into helping to solve the case. The characters are fun and amusing and I look forward to listening to many more of this series.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, a good book.

  • By Ellen on 12-14-18

DEA

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I enjoy Medical thrillers, but was unaware that this was a Christian novel. The Christian aspect was not overpowering, but perhaps a little more than I liked. Dr. Caden Taggart was visited by two men introducing themselves as DEA agents at his office. He allowed them to have free reign to snoop around. Dr Taggart finally contacted his lawyer, which in hindsight he should have done as soon as the DEA agents approached him. The story line was decent as you tried to figure out why the agents were really there. The narrator did an excellent job. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Guilty

  • A Marston Series, Book 1
  • By: Brigitta Moon
  • Narrated by: Randy Royal Beisner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Coach Terrence Jackson is the man who has divided the town of Marston. There are those who believe in the coach and his innocence, and then there are the victims who despise him, his smile, and his crime. He has a dark past - a previous life no one knew about until the not guilty verdict. Only one victim, Rose Canter, has the courage to ask for justice. The others quietly watch as her justice slips away with the verdict. He's getting away with rape. He goes back to his life wearing his signature smile, and Rose is left picking up the pieces of hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-18

Injustice

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Coach Terrence Jackson, the very well-liked and respected coach at a high school was found not guilty of raping Rose, a student at the school. She is also the girlfriend of his son Jason. Rose and her family are crushed by the injustice which has taken place. The detectives on the case are also infuriated and dig deeper. An unexpected twist evolves when a victim support counselor enters the picture. The plot, characters and subject matter were well developed. The narration was well done and I would recommend this book to all. I look forward to other books by this author. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Rogue Element

  • Rogue Series, Volume 1
  • By: John Hardy Bell
  • Narrated by: George Kastrinos
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The grisly murder of a beautiful young lawyer. A political scandal unlike any the nation has ever seen. Two homicide detectives assigned to the case are shot in cold blood. And one of the police department's own stands accused of orchestrating the entire ordeal. While the fallout has shaken the city to its core, for Detective Scott Priest, the daily business of solving homicides goes on. Today, it is the savage attack on a room attendant inside a luxury hotel suite. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Good Cop, Bad Cop Mystery

  • By Keli on 12-06-18

Allegations of Corruption

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Scott Priest comes from a family of cops; his father and brother. Scott is one of the good ones and stands by his fellow detectives until the events of one very tragic day. Scotts superiors believe there is corruption in the ranks and have asked him to spy on them which he is not keen to do. While investigating the murder of a hotel maid on this particular day , he begins to believe the allegations and he starts to doubt everyone, including his partner. This is my kind of book and I enjoyed listening to every moment. The storyline and characters were great, and the narrator did an excellent job. I do hope this series continues. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • My Sister's Lies

  • By: Rachel Hargrove
  • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

The man of dreams is too good for my sister. But I played by the rules. I stepped aside. I honored their sham of a marriage and watched a good man rot while my sister destroyed him from within. But then...my sister went missing. So I saved her husband's life. I loved him like he was my own. And I protected him from the truth. I had to do it. You would've done the same.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dead or Alive? Murder or Suicide?

  • By Darc on 11-16-18

Dead or Alive? Murder or Suicide?

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

This genre is my typical style and I was looking forward to listening to the audio version. The plotline revolves around two sisters, Naomi an artist and celebrity, Opal who lives in her sisters shadow and Naomis husband, Jay. Naomi is a narcissist who has a stalker. Opal is in love with her sisters husband. Jay is the husband who wants out of his marriage. I found the characters and storyline quite confusing and couldnt really connect with either. I thought that both narrators did an excellent job. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • And the Wolf Shall Dwell

  • By: Joni Dee
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Imagine being knocked over by a strange old man on a cold London morning. The man delivers a garbled message about the queen. Moments later he falls under the wheels of a train. The media calls it suicide, but you know better - something doesn't quite add up. That was the start of the day for John Daniel, a foreign professional working in the city of London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spy thriller

  • By Rayc on 11-19-18

International Intrigue

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

John Daniel, a foreign professional working in London, is walking to work thinking about a computer program he is working on that is about to be released and he is suddenly bumped into by a man in a hurry. The man is knocked down and while John is helping him up he mumbles incoherently to John some message about the queen. The man hurries off and later falls off the platform into an oncoming train. Media says suicide but John thinks perhaps not! Meanwhile, Adam Grey, a retired Spymaster from MI6, receives a call from an old informant and it's not long before both he and John are drawn into a world of international politics, intrigue, espionage, and terrorism. The plot is well woven and realistic to the happenings of today. The characters are well developed and the scenes are well described. Having been to London it was reminiscent reading about the various locales. Although I found it a little hard to follow at times, because of the complexity of the characters and story line, I would give it a solid 4.5 out of 5 on all counts. Great job for a first novel! I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • DASH Diet: Overcome Hypertension, Lose Weight, and Experience a New Level of Health

  • By: Thomas Rohmer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Easler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Finally an approach to for long-term sustainable health and weight loss that actually works! If you want to burn fat, get healthy, feel great, and do it all without having to strain yourself with gimmicky diets, then this book is for you. The DASH diet gives you the ultimate nutritional approach to losing weight, getting healthy, and staying healthy for life. Imagine 12 weeks from now…reaching a new level of health that you’ve never felt before. Imagine having more energy and looking better than ever before - without going through all of the strain and stress of a typical diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 11-30-18

Guidelines

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

The book encourages eating basically a low fat, low carb diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables. It provides good guidelines to a healthy living, specifically in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Raveled

  • By: Anne McAneny
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

What's a girl to do when her imprisoned brother begs her to delve into their father's 16-year-old murder conviction? How about peel back the lies, upend the fairy tales, and roil the populace of Lavitte - a sweet apple of a town with a wormy, festering core? That's what Allison Fennimore chooses. Despite her infamous surname and people's wilted memories, this jaded cynic of a daughter sinks her teeth in and refuses to let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected at all!

  • By Cyndi on 07-05-15

Unraveled

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This was a fantastic audio book, which I purchased after reading such positive comments about the narrator. Cover ups, politics and small town secrets are unraveled as the story progresses. I definitely look forward to more books both by the author and narrator.

  • If You Should Read This, Mother

  • By: Vivian Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Su Meck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Megan Daniels was only three years old the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but flashes of that day begin to trigger other disturbing memories. At first they are merely snippets, but then they begin to appear more frequently. In her attempt to learn more, she sets out to find her biological mother, but keeps hitting brick walls. No adoption papers exist, and all she has to go on is her possible birthday: November 22. In the small town of Meredith, California, Megan’s search takes on a dire, domino effect - one woman has already been murdered as a result of her inquiries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining mystery

  • By cosmitron on 10-19-18

Who am I?

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I absolutely loved listening to this book!! Meagan had learnt that she was adopted when she was 7 years old or so. She loved her adoptive parents and had a happy childhood. She marries Keith and after a number of years of marriage, they have a daughter who is now 4 1/2 years old. They are now trying for a 2nd child, but find that they are having trouble. Meagan decides to try to find her biological parents to learn of their medical history. In this search there was plenty of suspenseful twists and turns combined plenty of interesting characters. I usually only listen to audio books on my hour commute to and from work each day, but was so engaged that I simply had to finish it off listening at home on the weekend. The narrator is probably the best one that I have heard. Each character was easily identifiable. The only issue that I did have was the story goes back and forth from 1963 to 2003, which would Meagan 43 years old. I thought that in many instances in the book, it indicated that she was only in her 30's. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Fatal Agreements

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Whispered rumors tickled the ears of the residents of an entire town for decades about the disturbing secrets of the old Halstead House, dating all the way back to the early 1920s. Most people didn't believe them. Several people will soon discover they should have listened. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-16-18

Fatal indeed!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Samantha Chapman has quit her law firm and moves back to the town where she grew up and purchases a historical house, the Halstead House, which she has always wanted. Sam renovates and turns this into her home and office for her newly formed Law practice. Secrets, abusive relationships and skeletons all come to light in this very well developed plot. The characters are so well written, that you immediately love or hate each one. There are so many twists and turns in this novel which kept me engrossed from beginning to end. I thought the narrator did a fabulous job with all the characters voices. I would love to listen to other books by this author and narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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