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  • Sushi for One?

  • By: Camy Tang
  • Narrated by: Staci Richey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Lex Sakai never had time for dating until her crafty grandmother insisted she bring a date to her cousins wedding. The always-in-control Lex uses Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man - but God seems to have a much more unlikely candidate in mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SURPRISINGLY GOOD

  • By dee dee J on 06-17-12

Narrator spoke too fast

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I could not get into the story because the narrator spoke too fast that I could not understand what she was saying. I was very interested in the story because of the Christian Asian American content of the story but I just could grasp and digest what the narrator was saying.

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

Not a humorous book

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I got it under Humor but it wasn't humorous. It had cussing and profanity throughout the entire book. The accent bothered me. I tried to like it but the cussing and profanity in the dialogue was not worth keeping this book. I will not be getting any book by this author.

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  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street

  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 456

The Penderwick Sisters are home on Gardam Street and ready for an adventure! But the adventure they get isn't quite what they had in mind. Mr. Penderwick's sister has decided it's time for him to start dating, and the girls know that can only mean one thing: disaster. Enter the Save-Daddy Plan, a plot so brilliant, so bold, so funny that only the Penderwick girls could have come up with it. It's high jinks, big laughs, and loads of family warmth as the Penderwicks triumphantly return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • grate book

  • By Amy W on 12-09-17

Thoroughly Enjoyed It!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Although I think 12 years old is too young for a first mutual kiss, I do think this story was wonderfully written and well narrated. I plan to listen to the next book. BTW, I am not an "Audible kid". I am an "Audible Senior" and thoroughly enjoyed the story.

  • The Penderwicks

  • A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Accident

  • By Neily on 01-14-13

Very Enjoyable Book

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am not a youth (quite on the contrary) but I found it to be entertaining, imaginative, and funny. Susan Denaker did a wonderful job narrating and did the various voices well. She was very easy and pleasant to listen to. I may have discovered this series late but I do plan to continue to the next book.

  • Death and Daisies

  • A Magic Garden Mystery
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Florist Fiona Knox left behind her gloomy life for a magical garden in Scotland, but a murder on her shop’s opening day spells doom. Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather’s cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland - complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story fine but too much southern drawl

  • By Paulette on 12-24-18

Story fine but too much southern drawl

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I prefer more mystery and less side story. Sometimes there is so much side story the it makes me wonder, " Where is she going with this"? It took five chapters before she started the mystery. Disputes that , it was a pleasant mystery. I know that Fiona is from Tennessee but the southern drawl is beginning to bug me. I would prefer the narrative be in regular English and the dialogue have the Southern drawl like the Scottish dialogue. The story drags along because Eilidh Beaton speaks so slowly narrating with that dra-a-a-wl. I will get the next book and hope there will be some improvements.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,247

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Wonderful Christmas Gift! Thank You, Audible!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

A wonderful short story! Excellently narrated. Thank you, Audible, for such a wonderful unexpected gift. I want to find more writings from M. E. Brandon, if there are any in Audible.

  • Killer Green Tomatoes

  • Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

To Angie, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she's found the perfect produce supplier - her sous chef Estebe's cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies' man Javier's current hot tomato Heather has turned up dead, and he's the prime suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer's market, Angie needs to produce evidence to clear Javier before this green tomato farmer gets fried....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ANGIE AND THE GANG ARE BACK

  • By Debbie Lacey on 07-05-18

What Did the Title Have to do with the Story?

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I enjoyed the book but I must have missed something in the beginning because I failed to see the connection between the title and the story. The victim was not killed by fried green tomatoes and the tomatoes had very little to do with the story except the ending. How were the green tomatoes a killer? Though I figured out one half of the mystery, I didn't figure out who was the murderer. I enjoyed the story and the progression to the murder revelation. Randye Kaye spoke too fast but I managed to work past that and enjoyed the first book. Though Susan Boyce's voice was not as lively as Randye Kaye's voice, Susan Boyce did well in the second book, lending to my listening enjoyment. I look forward to the next book.

  • A Picture of Murder

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 4
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell. Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady’s maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colorful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night’s screening ends with a mysterious murder, and the second night with another. One by one the actors turn up dead in ways that eerily echo their film.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Historical Mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 10-23-18

Even Better. Becoming My Favorite Series

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I was eagerly waiting for this next book to be released and I was not disappointed. Not only did it have a good mystery but the added background information was an added plus. I hope that T. E. Kinsey will include a few past adventures of Lady Hardcastle and Flo in her future books. I enjoy the creative imagination and deliverance of T. E. Kinsey's writing.
I also enjoy the narration of Elizabeth Knowelden. She makes the bantering between Lady Hardcastle and Flo real and enjoyable. You can "hear" between lines the fondness and bond that they have for each other. I enjoy listening to the books over and over again. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • The Musubi Murder

  • By: Frankie Bow
  • Narrated by: Nicole Gose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 450

Small town life, big academic egos, corruption, revenge, and Spam musubis! The Musubi Murder is the first campus crime novel set in Hawaii, and the perfect gift for mystery lovers, Hawaii expatriates, disillusioned academics, and anyone who fancies Spam (the meat). Renowned Hawaii-born voice-over artist Nicole Gose brings her spot-on vocal characterizations and impeccable comic timing to this reading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • By llindheim on 01-28-15

NOT A MYSTERY

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Born and raised in rural Oahu, I was attracted to the book because of the title. I expected a mystery story and was curious to see if the author would incorporate the local atmosphere into the story or provide a homogenized version of Hawaii. Bad news: This is not a mystery story. The author did not start on the mystery until the 11th chapter and then barely addressed the mystery throughout the book. The finishing of the mystery was a quick afterthought to finish the book. The book was mainly about a mainlander who goes to the Big Island to work at a financially failing college and her everyday life at the struggling college. The author went overboard on Emma, the only local character of the threesome in the story. I find it hard to believe that a professor with a PhD would speak with such a heavy pidgeon and her accent was so harsh and rude, sounding like a street hood. Emma is like a 15 year old airhead with no manners, no boundaries, and no intelligence. Very irritating portrayal of the only main local character. The author did include some activities that gave a bit of local atmosphere. But this is not mystery story! I plan to return the book. I tried to like it but it failed as a mystery story.

  • Apple Strudel Alibi

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel, and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the American horse trainer who seems inexplicably nervous around the police? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday fun with a twist

  • By April Goldman on 08-20-18

This story was a little weak

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Sorry to say, this story was not up to par with the creativity and energy that was put in the previous stories. The antics that the old biddies got Gema into were not humorous but kinda worn. I avoided animal mysteries because I don't like them, so I was a little disappointed to find the cat with a brain to solve the crime in this story. I think H. Y. Hanna has run out of steam on the series. Pearl Hewitt is still marvelous in her performance and I enjoy listening to her. I will keep the book but may not buy the next one, if there will be a next one, because I am not interested in animal mysteries. Thank you H. Y. Hanna for the books that I have enjoyed in this series. I wish you well.