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Saint Albans, WV United States
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  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By MeDi on 04-06-18

The clock is ticking.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I love audiobooks and was thrilled to receive this one from the author.
The Omega Strain is a virus that is going to wipe out mankind if Mitch Herron does not stop it. At first he fails in his mission and is captured but that is just the beginning. He escapes and teams up with another prisoner who is a scientist from the CDC. They race against time to kill all the carriers and stop the spread of disease.
This audiobook was very well done with no glitches. The narrator was excellent. I like to hear the characters speak to get a better idea of their personalities. Tom Jordan did this well.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I can’t wait to read the other books in this series. Thanks Steve!

  • Lost in the Light

  • By: Mary Castillo
  • Narrated by: Mary Castillo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Drawn to this tough but tender woman, Vicente materializes out of the butler's pantry and asks her to find his lost love, Anna. Dori wonders if she's not only about to lose her badge, but also her sanity. Dori has always been drawn to the mysterious Queen Anne Edwardian house in her hometown. But after a devastating injury that puts her career on the line, Dori isn't sure if she made the right decision purchasing this rundown old mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbounding

  • By KateB on 12-10-17

Nice Light Read

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

This book is more of a Cozy Paranormal Mystery.
Dori is a police officer on leave while she recovers from a shooting in which she killed a woman. She returns home and buys run down Victorian mansion. Her Grammy Cena decides she needs help fixing it up so she hires a contractor who happens to be Dori's former boyfriend Gavin. Dori soon discovers that her house has a ghost. Vincente was a bootlegger in Prohibition era San Diego who was murdered in her house and he wants Dori to help him find his lost love Anna. The book is told from alternating points of Dori in the present day and Vincente in the 1920s.
This book has mystery and romance with some history of California in the Prohibition. The characters were pretty well develpoed and interesting, especially Grammy Cena whom I loved It was an interesting light read. I want to thank The Audiobookworm for gifting this audiobook to me in exchange for this review. I enjoyed it.

  • Circled

  • By: Anne McAneny
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

A fire ignites a whirlwind of action and accusation in a swamp town that hasn't seen excitement since the big lottery win 12 years ago. Little does reporter Chloe Keyes know that when she sniffs around for clues, she'll end up facing her own demons while unsettling the very foundation of her hometown. Close calls with gators, crossbows, and armed felons lead to a startling conclusion, complete with illusion, chicanery, and the most divisive trick of all: cold, hard truth. Will Chloe's murky existence finally be clarified?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Peeling of Small Town Onion Layers

  • By Mary on 10-24-17

Solving a cold case crime few knew was a crime

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I am reviewing the audiobook narrated by Laura Jennings. I received a copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for an honest review.
I had a really hard time getting into this book. I went back and re-listened several times but I had a hard time following it. Perhaps the narrator's voice was a little too soothing for me or the many flashbacks distracted me.
Nothing exciting has happened in the swamp town of Beulah, South Carolina since The Week 12 years ago when a young girl was hit by a car and killed, her boyfriend disappeared, and 4 local men won the biggest state lottery ever. Chloe, a reporter for the local newspaper was a friend of the girl and her boyfriend. She has been assigned a follow-up story on the big win but it evolves into a cold case crime investigation of a crime only a few people know was committed. I enjoyed the ending of the book, the big "reveal" that was done in a unique if not totally believable manner reminiscent of the old TV mystery shows.

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  • Sharpe Edge

  • Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident - everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects. As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • another great mystery

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 06-02-17

Southern cozy mystery with a very likeable heroine

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I enjoy Lisa Thomas's Cozy Suburb Mystery series. Her characters are well developed and very human and the situations they get themselves into are believable. There is a good amount of mystery with some humor and the stories flow to a satisfying but not predictable ending. Deanna Sharpe, a 50 something former journalism teacher and now newspaper reporter in the small town of Maycroft, Texas, is an unlikely heroine, which makes it easy to identify with her. She seems to find mystery everywhere she goes. At a Christmas party at the home of the town's richest citizen, the hostess ends up dead. Deanna's brother Russell has recently started dating the daughter of the victim who thinks it was not an accident but murder. Deanna becomes involved and starts looking at the guests at the party and their possible motives. The narrator of the audiobook, Kelley Hazen, did a good job with Southern accents and the different characters' voices. I would like to thank The Audiobookworm for giving me a copy of this book to review. I enjoy this series very much and look forward to reading.

  • Charlatans

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 675

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future" - an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Social engineering at its best

  • By donna on 08-30-17

Another timely medical ethical dilemma from Cook

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

This book had the typical elements of Robin Cook novels-a resident investigating suspicious happenings and getting in trouble, romance, detailed and believable medical details, and ethical dilemmas in medicine today. The story started with a death involving a character I thought was the heroine and our hero the resident. I came to dislike the heroine so I was having some problem getting involved in the story. I thought it was dragging a bit. I should have trusted Robin Cook to speed things up and tie everything together. I don't want to give any spoilers but the charlatan was not who I thought it was. I enjoyed the book but I didn't think it was good as the older Robin Cook novels I loved so much. I listened to the Audible version of the book and I was not really crazy about the narrator. His accent was not great and he was a little choppy. Maybe I would have liked the book more had I read it instead.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sharpe Shooter
    Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, Book 1
    
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        Lisa B. Thomas
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    68 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Sharpe Shooter

  • Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

When a deputy identifies the man's body 50 years after his disappearance, the family turns to their niece, Deena Sharpe, to uncover the truth about his murder. She's a burned-out high school teacher who soon discovers that a mysterious author is about to implicate her dead uncle in his latest conspiracy theory. She must channel her inner super-sleuth to solve the puzzle and protect her family name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy going

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 05-17-17

Murder with a Southern flair

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Deena Sharpe lost her job as a high school journalism teacher and is writing blog articles in hopes of getting a newspaper job. A body found in the sheriff's evidence room is identified as her uncle Matt ("really our second cousin but we call him our uncle") who disappeared 50 years ago. She breaks the news to her aunt and promises her she will try to find out what happened to him. Thinking this will make an interesting story (it sure beats writing about what Labor Day means to people), she starts researching his death but finds many conflicting clues. Toss in an author who is convinced Matt was the second shooter in the Kennedy assassination and you have quite the interesting set of characters. The author is a native Texan, a high school journalism teacher, and grew up on Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew, and she drew on all of these to write this story full of Southern charm ("That dog don't hunt" and hissy fits), a satisfying mystery, and a little humor. Madeline Mzorek did an excellent job narrating the audiobook with just the right accent and touch of humor. This book is the first of a series and I look forward to reading more. I received this audiobook through the adopt-an-audiobook program of Audiobookworm promotions in exchange for this review.

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  • Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

  • By: Stacy Juba
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For 25 years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery, romance, and suspense

  • By WiLoveBooks on 03-11-13

Good book

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a good mystery with lots of suspects and I did not guess the killer. I only had one problem with this audio version. The narrator sounded very young and I kept picturing her as a high school student. I had to remind myself she was old enough to be doing these things. Otherwise I enjoyed this book. I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for this review