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  • Deadly Escape

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 11
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

How many times can a person escape death? Shelby Nichols may be one lucky gal, but this time, her luck is about to run out. Working for a mob-boss has danger written all over it, but when an escaped convict with a lust for revenge goes after him, it’s up to Shelby and her mind-reading skills to keep Uncle Joey alive. Not only that, a federal agent from her past has an agenda with her name on it, and he won’t take no for an answer. What’s a mind-reading soccer mom to do? If you’re Shelby Nichols, you jump in with your mind wide open and hope for the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another adventure of the mind reading soccer mom!

  • By Wayne on 07-04-18

Full of action and adventure

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

As always, Shelby's adventures capture my whole attention. I loved this book and the great performance of Wendy Tremont King. I have to say that Colleen Helme and Wendy make the perfect combination. Thank you for another fantastic ride. Looking forward to the next one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blazing Summer

  • Darling Investigations, Book 2
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Summer Butler had no idea that Darling Investigations would be such a smash. But ratings don’t lie - fans love watching the former star solve real-life crimes in her hometown. With the first season wrapped, the reality-show PI is feeling the pressure to make the next one an even bigger success. It seems the town is harboring an arsonist, and all the smoldering signs point to the same culprit: her cousin Dixie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original and engaging story!

  • By Fabiola Solbes on 08-06-18

Original and engaging story!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I read/heard the two Darling Investigation books and I found the stories to be not only very well written but original and engaging. The performance of the narrator is outstanding. I can't wait for more books in this series.

  • Devil in a Black Suit

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

  • By Melissa on 03-19-18

A fantastic story!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

What made the experience of listening to Devil in a Black Suit the most enjoyable?

I have read and now listened to this book. There is no doubt that the audio version brings more life and sense of adventure to this already fantastic book.

Which character – as performed by Will Damron – was your favorite?

Ramos

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. When he is talking to his aunt, who he did not know existed.

Any additional comments?

Devil in a Black Suit is, as all the Shelby Nichols adventures, an exciting action-packed story that drives the reader through an intricate road along with Ramos, the "good" bad man whose job is to protect "Uncle Joey's" interests. While Ramos is normally perceived as this strong, focused gunman, in this book you get to know the normal, regular man who needs to connect with his past and get to know what happens to his father. It brings out the kid in Alejandro Ramos and lets us get to know how he views his world.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lightning Strikes

  • An Andromeda Spencer Novel Book 1
  • By: Theresa Parker
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Using my supernatural powers, I pick up extra cash working with the local PD. I'm their go-to girl when they have someone they need to find. Despite all of this, my life is pretty boring - that is, until the very hot Detective Nick Cavanaugh came into my life. Boy, did we get off on the wrong foot. I was asked to pair up with Detective Cavanaugh to look for three missing children. Did I mention that he doesn't believe in my superpowers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book! I love the sense of humor!

  • By Adriana B on 03-17-16

Interesting and original story. Great performance.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

This is a very original and witti cozy mystery. It keeps your attention through all the chapters. The performance gives it the perfect sense of suspense and happy tone at the same time. I recommend it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sprinkled: A Humorous Cozy Mystery!

  • Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Gina LaManna
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 161

Lacey Luzzi's roller coaster of a life has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. She just never expected the lows to be so...sparkly. After falling on her face during an attempt to follow in her recently deceased mother's stripper boots, Lacey realizes she is not cut out for life on stage. She sets out on a yearlong investigation to find her true family, never expecting she'll find it with a capital F.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew The Mob could be so much fun?!

  • By Jan on 07-01-15

A happy-toned and entertaining action-fulled story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Sprinkled: A Humorous Cozy Mystery! to be better than the print version?

Definitely a more fun experience to listen to this story since the narrator brought the characters to life with an expert act.

What did you like best about this story?

The author has the ability to describe actions, gestures, and situations in such a way that you can actually visualize what the characters do. Easy to follow keeping your interest from beginning to end.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think that baking the cookies with the "good stuff" was a very comic situation.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A bit of the "good stuff".

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.Thank you!