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  • Scandal

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not at all what he seems.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A few campy chuckling moments due to naive heroine

  • By Jane on 03-27-13

An Unfamiliar Story Line!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I am a Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle devotee "of the first water" bar none. I've tread thru the beginning years to the more affluent times and it's not any particular talent that lets the reader start to identify the different story outlines. They are reworked and sometimes a combination of two or more of the "basics". But, I was honestly surprised with Scandal. It's none of any other storylines that I can tell, even the HEA is different! Oh I wished that Ms. quick would return from the early California days and create a few more Scandals-it's so refreshing and entertaining. The hero is also the bad guy; the heroine is unbelievably naive or so we are led to believe; family is certainly not supportive; and revenge is certainly sought no matter what generation. It's a solid investment of a credit no matter whether a confirmed Quick fan or a fence sitter!

  • Escape Claws

  • Cat Lady Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Linda Reilly
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

For the first time in sixteen years, Lara Caphart has returned to her hometown of Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. She wants to reconnect with her estranged Aunt Fran, who's having some difficulty looking after herself - and her eleven cats. Taking care of a clowder of kitties is easy, but keeping Fran from being harassed by local bully Theo Barnes is hard. The wealthy builder has his sights set on Fran's property and is determined to make her an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise

  • By Dawn on 07-23-18

No Batman or Robin with this Cat Lady

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Lots of cats, from mostly feral king size to newly born kittens (who with their mother were tied in a garbage bag and dumped on the side of the road), real cats. So when the lady who provides a home for these mistreated felines and tries to find new homes for them, is labeled "cat lady" it's usually preceded by "crazy old" and each time her name is raised in conversation, the number of cats increases. Instead of 11 (actual number) Cat Lady now has at least 30! But that's the fun part of Escape Claws, watching the Aunt and Niece, thwart the nosy, interfering busybodies of the community. But it's not all fun and games and when a well known businessman is murdered, the mystery begins. That's the serious side of the book and it's deftly entwined with the humorous side of the book. A sure fire winner especially for the cat '

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  • Too Lucky to Live

  • The Somebody's Bound to Wind Up Dead Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Annie Hogsett
  • Narrated by: Erica Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Lonely and broke, Cleveland divorce survivor Allie Harper believes all her problems would be solved if she could find a nice, smart, hot guy and enough money to get her car fixed. The hot guy arrives first: He's in a crosswalk clutching a bag of groceries while a blonde in a Hummer is leaning hard on her horn, sending the man's groceries and white cane flying. How has this woman missed the fact that the man is blind? From the curb, an outraged Allie jumps to his rescue, rebagging the groceries as well. The money is in the bag - literally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME. WELL WRITTEN AND PERFORMED.

  • By Bunty on 09-08-18

50 Billion!!? 50 Billion!!? And after taxes, it's 20 Billion!! Who cares?!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I've never cared for 1st person books because I've always felt that the only viewpoint allowed was the author's and who could be so egotistic to think the readers needed to be force fed the premise of the book? But Too Lucky to Live is an entertaining exception. First of all, the book boggles the mind. I can't even begin to comprehend having a savings account with one Billion dollars much less 20 or 50! (Before and after taxes🤑) and my dazed condition is furthered by a love triangle of a blind man, a seven year old precoitous boy, and a morally balanced divorcee who is so down and out a trip to McDonalds is a feast. (the author.) It's an ongoing saga that upholds the Golden Rule but allows for realism with it. "Yes, there are scum pieces of humanity who want your money and will do anything to get it. After all you won it and I can own it just as easily and will spend it happily, with or without blood stains". Any other time, I would have already pressed the stop button and left the room retching from a HUGE overload of sugar but Annie Hogsett has created a cheerful, tongue in cheek, romantic, action packed, murder mystery subsidized by a Super Mundo lottery ticket! How can this formula not return a book that's also a winner?!
Does anyone know how many zeros I need to write in a 1 Billion Dollar check?

  • Ascendant

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse. When one of Glenlyon's warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary's decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story while we wait for Blackjack to come back

  • By tekone on 05-28-18

Ascendant= It just keeps getting better and better!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

In a Jack Campbell tale is that it's always the good guys versus the bad guys and the good guys usually win. Usually being the operative word here. One of the best things about these match ups is the author 's ability to show that the good guys can lose and that the good guys bleed profusely and can die also. At the very least, the good guys lose loved ones, cherished friends and sometimes, a limb or two. Author Campbell treats conflict realistically but doesn't resort to line after line of profanity and coarseness. His tableau of weapons, tactics, and life in the future is believable, realistic, and probably at least 50% already in existence. Now we just need to work on the percentage of won-lost.......

  • Against the Fire

  • The Raines of Wind Canyon, Book 2
  • By: Kat Martin
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

You can't fight what you can't see. And Gabriel Raines can't be sure just who's setting the fires in his new real-estate development. When two fires hit back-to-back, he knows it's personal, but any number of competitors or ex-employees could be the arsonist. The police suspect Angel Ramirez, a local teen who's been in trouble before. But Mattie Baker, a volunteer at the Family Abuse center, just can't believe the kid she's been working with would go back to his delinquent ways. Determined to convince Gabe that she's right, Mattie must get close to him....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I hadn't bothered with this one

  • By Maryland Reader on 10-08-12

Oh Kat, please say it isn't so!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I almost didn't buy this book because of the cover. It is supposed to represent one of the Raines brothers who so far, seem to be blue eyed, 6 foot +/- , successes in the Board room and Bedroom. All descriptions to date describe flattering haircuts, short and almost military in appearance. So where in the world did that male abomination come from that's on this book cover?! That figure looks as though he's been living along the river or camped under an overpass and stayed far, far away from soap and water! The hair is in greasy, over long clumps. The five o'clock Shadow and currently popular male facial hair don't even come close to being attractive, much less sexy! This male figure more closely resembles a bum from mission row than a central male drop dead gorgeous protagonist. The story behind this revolting cover is the usual Kat Martin four to five star work. The atrocious cover hides it and probably has discouraged new listeners. Please Kat, if this is in your sphere of power, REPLACE that cover. Now on to the next Raines.
Thanks for letting me vent.

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  • Against the Law

  • The Raines of Wind Canyon, Book 3
  • By: Kat Martin
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

At thirty-two Dev is "mostly retired" from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Windy Romance

  • By Noirbear on 04-15-13

Oh them Raines brothers!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Loved the action but would have been happier with more intrigue. This was strictly heads on conflict: bad guys drug runners vs. good guys security and protection hero's. But who could complain with all those maverick hunks rallying to help their friend rescue a 4 year old girl? It was only at the closing chapters that there was a little too much heart ache and gushing of unrequited love. At least for my taste. I'm now going to check this out in 3 more "Against" books. What a great way to be a critic!

  • The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

  • A Novel
  • By: Leonard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,244

England, 1914. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely tuned brain. But when she and her 10-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherlock stories continue!

  • By Marty Reed on 07-20-17

No more reviews before purchase!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I would have enjoyed book more if I hadnt been prejudiced by reviews! I kept listening to the little voice that pointed out that our heroine was 12 when she gave birth to her son and that a different narrator would give the listen more zip and authentic sounds. I felt the narrator was doing a good job but the little voice didn't want to play fair! It clouded my entire listen with quotes from the critical reviews. I didn't come to a conclusion by myself- it was tainted. This changed the entire book for me and my review wasn't from me. Sorry, can't truthfully advise.

  • Cat With a Clue

  • Bookmobile Cat Mystery series, Book 5
  • By: Laurie Cass
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The nationally best-selling author of Pouncing on Murder returns as librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie discover there's a true crime story unraveling in their own nonfiction section . . . 
Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt's funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone's guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library's reputation and catch a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this one

  • By Dawn on 05-10-18

Is there a library series that has a narrator that pronounces it correctly?

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

It's not lie-bery. It's lie-brar-e! This word is the backbone of the book. Please can we have narrators who pronounce it correctly? Fortunately for we listeners, Erin Bennett is the best but every once in a while, the berry slips in. As for all of the rest of the book, it's five stars!

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  • Swamp Sniper

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she's been harassed, poisoned, and shot at...and that was the easy part. But now she's about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town. When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren't good reasons to kill someone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun book to listen to.

  • By Jean on 03-28-16

Discovered this jewel of a series by accident!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I just purchased volume four of this series and if the rest are as full of action, full of humor, and with a great story line as the three I've listened to (in as many days) I hope there's a volume 43 in my future. Yet I can't just dump praise on the author because without Cassandra Campbell, this would be a lessor series! Her renditions of the characters from the love smitten general store owner to the Geritol Brigade, are spot on. When they get into their "meetings of the mind", I can't help myself, I'm laughing out loud bending over with laughter, despite the looks from the passerbys. So if you need a fresh pick me up, start riding shot gun with Miss Fortune. You won't regret it!

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042

When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second as good as the first!

  • By jaenpop on 05-03-16

I wished I could give narrator at least six stars!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I just don't do the laughing so hard I get tears in my eyes but I certainly did with this book which wrapped fun humor up with lots of action and a decent whodunit. My household chores just whipped by and I'm usually whining about cleaning on my days off instead of being outside getting the first of my summer tan! This book has so many parts that could be highlighted that I'm not going to attempt to do any. Just spend the credit and be prepared to be entertained! I highly recommend it!