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  • Fatal Agreements

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 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

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
  • Fatal indeed!

  • By Darc 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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  • Potshot

  • A Jack McMorrow Mystery
  • By: Gerry Boyle
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Predicting the days of marijuana legalization, this, the fourth McMorrow story, delves deep into backwoods growing and drug dealing and the damage it can do when big, urban traffickers enter the picture. Jack alternates between the back-to-landers living communally on the outskirts of Florence, Maine, and confrontations with urban gangsters moving in on the product - and the people who Jack’s come to know. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drugs and Murder

  • By Darc on 10-06-18

Drugs and Murder

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This was the third book I have read about Jack Mcmorrow and it did not disappoint. Jack and his girlfriend Roxanne are at an agricultural fair when Jack is approached by a fast and smooth talking hippie, Bobbie, to sign a petition to legalize marijuana. Jack has an idea this could develop into a saleable story to the Boston Globe and Bobbie convinces him to come out to their remote backwoods home to discuss it further. The story develops this plot and segues into illegal drug distribution and murder when Bobbie's wife phones Jack to say that Bobbie and his seedy companion Coyote have disappeared on a trip back to the city where they were originally from. At the same time as Jack is pursuing his story, Roxanne is also involved as a social worker who has received threats from an angry drug addicted and irresponsible mother whose children Roxanne has taken away. Michael Smith does and excellent job of storytelling.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Tangled Web

  • The Carter Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Wendy Saunders
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Gainey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Cassandra Grayson leads a quiet life managing a library in Queens, NY. There’s only one thing missing: her sister. Cassandra hasn’t seen her sister since the night their wealthy, prominent father died from a massive heart attack. As the years pass by with no word from her, Cassandra begins to suspect there is more to her father’s death and her sister’s disappearance than she first thought. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and contrived

  • By Jeff & Sabrena on 10-12-18

Family Ties

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Tangled Web had me hooked from the beginning. Cassandra hires a private investigator to look into finding her sister, whom she has not seen since she was 5 years old. Her mother tells her that her sister was sent away to a Private School in Europe following her fathers death, but as she uncovers more, she finds that her Mother has lied to her all these years. Why? This book has a great plot with interesting characters. I would have given a 5 rating for this audiobook, but I don’t enjoy sex scenes in an otherwise great story. I feel that they actually took away from the storyline and being an audiobook, it is impossible to skip these scenes. I do however look forward to the next one. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Undone

  • Burt Bigsley Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Jason Deas
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Since Burt retired at 52, he’s been bored. After a chance encounter with a mugger he decides he might just be meant to save the world one crime at a time. And voilà, Burt’s Private Investigations is born. Before he knows it, he’s in deep and possibly over his head. He stumbles onto a dead body, which turns out to be the daughter of the town’s country club owner who has rumblings of mob ties in his past. The clues lead him all over the North Georgia mountains, but the most intriguing ones lead to an end of the world compound and its charismatic leader. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book One!

  • By Dee on 09-23-18

New Career

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Burt is a 52 years old and recently retired. His wife has a high powered job that keeps her away from home during the work week. Burt finds himself bored, and after a mugging incident and an evening of imbibing too much, he places an ad in the town newspaper. Thus Burt’s Private Investigations is born. I loved this book with the fun lovable characters to the well written great plot.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Inner Space

  • By: Merlin Fraser
  • Narrated by: Jus Sargeant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Murder mystery takes on a novel new twist when Merlin Fraser adds new supernatural and paranormal dimensions to his intriguing plots. Following the arrest and sudden death of his police boss, we join forces with Detective Inspector Nick Burton as he comes to terms with the fact that he really didn't know his friend as well as he thought. In addition, who is the beautiful green-eyed girl who enters his life so dramatically? Is she a friend or foe?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected and quick moving

  • By Shawna on 10-10-18

Mind over matter

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Inner Space is a crime novel, with a bit of paranormal and romance thrown in, which will appeal to a variety of readers. A police detective investigates, more or less without authority, the death of his superior officer and buddy, who for no seemingly logical reason murders a bedridden patient in hospital. I found the plot and characters quite interesting and would love to read the rest of the trilogy.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Indictments

  • By: William Eleazer
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

A brazen robbery by a masked man at one of Savannah's finest restaurants results in the murder of a teenage girl and murder indictments against two defendants. The assistant DA assigned to the case believes one indictment is without merit, and his attempt to have it dismissed threatens both his career and his life. With colorful characters and exciting and realistic courtroom drama, The Indictments will keep the listener riveted on the twisting plot until the unforgettable final chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love a good mystery!

  • By Karen on 02-16-17

Conviction overturned

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Once again I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book narration by Bob Johnson. I have listened to the other two books in the series and loved this one just as much. A year after the fact a prominent man's son's conviction of a robbery is overturned, on a technicality, due to the eyewitnesses change of testimony. A restaurant is robbed and a college student murdered.The DA is determined to get a conviction on this one. Are the two cases related?

  • Broken Slate

  • The Sean Coleman Thriller Series
  • By: John A. Daly
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Thirty years ago, Sean Coleman's father abandoned his family in the Colorado mountain town of Winston, and was never heard from again. The reason for his disappearance was always a mystery, but a lifetime of blaming himself put Sean on a rough, dark path that took him years to return from. Now content in his life, Sean receives unexpected word that his father has finally reemerged, on the other side of the country in Pawleys Island, South Carolina...as a murder victim. At the wishes of his sister, Sean flies out to retrieve the body, and hopefully find answers to why his father, left and the life he went on to lead. What Sean discovers is a second family, a web of deception, and a brutal killer who's still on the loose...and isn't finished killing. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Dee on 10-06-18

Murder on Pawly's Island

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This was my first read of the Sean Coleman series by John Daly and it was good, even as a stand-alone book. Sean Coleman is an interesting character, earlier middle aged, single, and running his own security business after having battled alcohol addiction for some time. He and his sister were brought up by their mother, along with some help from their father's brother, after their father abandoned them 30 years ago when Sean was seven. Sean always blamed himself for his father leaving. Sean finds out that his father is murdered in Pawley's Island, North Carolina and at the request of his sister, who is struggling with newly motherhood, travels there to retrieve the body for a funeral, and possibly discover the reasons for his demise. John Daly does an excellent job of developing the story line and keeping you in suspense right through to the surprising end. Although I did start suspecting what would happen, it was still interesting to see how it was developed. Great job.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery)

  • By: Lisa M. Lilly
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 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

The night before they plan to move in together, Quille finds the body of the man she loves dead in his apartment. Police point to his failed medical career and past alcoholism as evidence of suicide or accidental overdose. His ex-wife agrees. Marco’s son insists his father was stable, sober, and excited about his future with Quille. Suspicious of the police based on bitter experience, Quille vows to find the truth and help Marco’s son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder or Suicide?

  • By Darc on 09-09-18

Murder or Suicide?

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

QC ,who is named after her dead sister is currently a lawyer with a part-time gig as a musician and was an actress in the past. She now prefers to go by Quille, She and her boyfriend Marco had planned to move in together but he is murdered the night before. Quille searches for answers as to his demise and wonders if she really knew him and how did he really die. His ex wife and the authorities believe it was suicide, but his son young son emphatically believes it was murder. Sometimes things are not necessary black and white as Quille soon realized. I found the story and characters very enjoyable. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor

  • By: William B. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Alex Tinsdill never thought a simple DNA test would lead to a $250 million inheritance and Cove Point Manor, a massive estate built during the Gilded Age on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. Alex's inheritance doesn't come without a cost however, as two greedy relatives soon show up, determined to separate Alex from his new found riches. Cove Point Manor has a dark past, and a sinister secret which is about to be revealed!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bloodlines

  • By Deedra on 06-20-18

Family Ghosts

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Alex Tinsdall has had an online DNA test done. He is contacted by a lawyer and told that he is related to the Farnsworth family of Long Island and is the sole beneficiary of the estate that includes Cove Point Manor and $250 million. The estate had been searching for a family member for 90 years. Alex lives in Toronto and had no idea that this family were his ancestors, but takes it all in stride and travels to Long Island. He meets with the lawyer and Maggie whose owns the property Management Company that has been taking care of the Fransworth Estate. Her great grandfather had been caretaker of the estate in the past. Two family friends discover that Alex is now rich, and they decide to pay him a visit and cash in on his good fortune. These women, Brenda and Connie, are the most annoying greedy characters imaginable and the ghost of Rebecca Farnsworth takes it upon herself to make sure that they are driven out for good. The story is not at all scary and the paranormal is very limited making this a very enjoyable read. The narrator did an excellent job. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Dark Genius

  • Volume 1
  • By: H. Peter Alesso
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

After his troubled past, Andrew Lawrence hoped for a fresh start at MIT where he met bright and attractive Emma Franklin. But before they could begin, their world turned into a lie. Everything was torn away from them and they were embroiled in an international fraud investigation involving quantum computer hacking and murder. Dodging the FBI while hiding from cyber-terrorists, they were forced into the underworld of the dark net, anonymous encryption, and AI finance.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hacker!

  • By Jan M on 09-05-18

Cyber-Attack

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18


Andrew Lawrence was a child prodigy and was expelled from MIT as a teenager. He returns to continue his research and immediately butts heads with his old nemesis, Professor Prost, for whom he is working beneath. On his first day on campus he runs literally into Emma Franklin, a talented student working on quantum theories, with whom he becomes involved with both romantically and scientifically. Prost burdens Andrew with tons of work leaving no time for his research, doing all he can to get him fired or get him to leave on his own. Things will become more complicated when Andrew is accused of being involved in a cyber-attack and then murder. I enjoyed the story, loved the characters, however much of the scientific terminology was way above my head.
Most of the characters in this book are male, yet it was narrated by Jennifer Groberg, thus I found it very difficult to distinguish the characters more often than not.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.