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  • Emergency Case

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Dr. Kelly Irving knew her husband, attorney Jack Harbaugh, was acting strangely but figured they’d get through it. When she backed out of her garage that morning, she thought her car hit a bump. Instead, its progress was stopped by the body of a man her husband recently represented. The dead man had been shot by her husband’s gun. Jack was a primary suspect. Kelly couldn’t decide if Jack was a murderer or marked as the next victim. They were forced to put their marital differences aside and concentrate on keeping Jack alive while discovering who was behind the whole thing. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By timj26 on 04-15-19

Intriguing Mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Emergency Case by Richard L. Mabry is an intriguing novella not to be missed by readers who enjoy fast-paced mysteries. Although this author is known for medical thrillers, this story has little to do with the medical world and yet is interesting and keeps the reader's attention, wondering how in the world the situations will turn out. Jack is a lawyer who has taken on a case that just might be his last case and his physician wife is quickly entangled in the danger as well. Great characters, a quick-moving plot, and a mystery that has several twists that one doesn't see coming all keep the pages quickly turning. The narrator of this audiobook, Bill Nevitt, does a great job giving voice to the characters and their story, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audio version of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

  • Second Chances

  • By: Scott Craig
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Inga Klein's life was destroyed when Adolf Hitler took over Germany. Over the next several years, the Nazis took her family, her freedom, and Fritz, her one true love. When the Allies crushed the Third Reich, they not only freed Inga from the horrors of Buchenwald but also gave her a second chance at life and love in America. But when demons from her past surface in her new life, will those second chances prove to be her opportunity for revenge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Taj-Marie Lingofelter on 04-23-19

Historical Romance

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Second Chances by Scott Craig is an engaging story set during WWII and later years. It deals with the Holocaust and specifically a young couple. A young couple who are in a forbidden love relationship with Inge being Jewish and Fritz being a German. The author has created vivid characters that elicit the reader's emotions. The fast-paced storyline is interesting and keeps the reader's interest high wondering what will happen next and how situations will be resolved. As the title suggests, the book is about second chances, with themes of forgiveness and love as well. The narrator, Bill Nevitt, does a great job giving voice to the characters and their story, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audio version of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

  • Jesse: Inspirational Romance

  • Sisters by Design, Book 4
  • By: Sharon Srock
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Jessica Cooper married the love of her life right after high school graduation only to have her happily-ever-after dreams burned to cinders the night her husband broke her arm in a fit of rage. Twelve years later Jesse says yes to Garrett’s proposal, convinced it’s finally her turn to have the life and love she’s always longed for, with a man who can be trusted to hold those dreams safe. When Garrett is accused of the unthinkable and her ex-husband turns up on her doorstep, offering apologies and undying love, who should she believe?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational Love Story with an Ardent Twist

  • By Grace Hoenig on 04-13-19

Inspirational Romance

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Jesse is the fourth book in the inspirational romance series, Sisters by Design, by Sharon Srock. And she has done it again as she gives readers a well-written story about friends who are Christianity in action and know how to support one another through difficult situations.
Srock's characters are strong, likable, and believable, people you would like to have as your own friends. And yet they are not portrayed as perfect but are shown with their foibles and faults as well as their strengths. Not afraid to tackle gritty subjects, the author tactfully and tastefully writes of unwed motherhood, false accusations of paternity, and abuse. The story moves quickly as the author adds a twist or two to the plot and weaves in strong Christian values to bring readers a heartwarming and inspirational read.
I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and the narrator, Becky Doughty, did a great job giving voice to the characters and their story, making for an enjoyable listening experience. A review was not required and the opinions are my own.

  • Will Travel for Trouble

  • Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3
  • By: Minnie Crockwell
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The Will Travel for Trouble series: short cozy mysteries featuring Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiast, and her ghost traveling companion, Peregrine Ebenezer (Ben) Alford, as they travel across the United States, discovering murder and mayhem along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining light mysteries

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 02-17-19

Fun cozy camping mysteries

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

This three-book collection is the first three books in Minnie Crockwell's Will Travel For Trouble series. The books follow Minnie, a retired government worker and recreational vehicle enthusiast, as she begins her retirement adventures traveling from one RV park to another, hoping for a peaceful relaxing stay. The three novellas in this collection, Trouble at Happy Trails, Trouble at Sunny Lake, and Trouble at Glacier, each have Minnie coming across a dead body and getting embroiled smack dab in the investigation into the deaths. Another campground...another murder. The author keeps reader interest high with action, good characterization, and a fast pace to the stories. Minnie is curious, willful, and attracted to a man in uniform, and is often being warned by her ghostly companion, Ben, (I love this guy!) to back off and let the officials take care of finding the murderer. With some twists and turns to the plot, the author keeps you guessing to the end as to the culprit. Will Travel for Trouble is a fun set of books to read (or listen to as this reviewer did). The narrator, Michelle Babb, does a nice job of giving characters their unique voice, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this set of books and look forward to listening to the rest of the books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

  • Beyond the Cabin

  • By: Jared Nathan Garrett
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Born into a controlling, abusive cult and betrayed by those he trusted, Josh hungers for freedom from the Fundamental Faith in God. After his first escape attempt fails, Josh takes even more solace in a rustic cabin he and his oldest brother made, finding peace in isolation. After unspeakable tragedy strikes, Josh flounders for hope and anything that will soften the grief threatening to destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Touching story of a brother's love

  • By Victoria Schwimley on 06-04-18

Coming of age in a cult

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Beyond the Cabin by Jared Garrett is a novel based on true life events. A young teenaged boy searches for the meaning of family as he grows up in a religious cult where there are a number of children of several mothers and fathered by several men. The adults are called by their given names and come across as harsh and occasionally abusive. After a tragedy occurs, his focus turns to figuring out how fast he can get out and yet there begins a change in his relationships with the other children and even some of the adults. It is a poignant coming of age story. It is tragic and yet there is a beginning sense of self-actualization and purpose and a knowing of what a family could look like. The characters are portrayed realistically and their emotions are raw and relatable. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook, which is narrated by Bill Nevitt. He does a great job telling the characters' story which makes for an enjoyable listening experience.

  • Gingerbread Man

  • A Nursery Rhyme Suspense, Book 1
  • By: Lee Strauss
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Reba Buhr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Marlow's just a regular geeky college freshman with little to no experience with girls, so when he has a semi-flirtatious chat with a cute girl online, it's almost more than his nerves can handle. Then the girl is brutally murdered. Or is she? Marlow finds himself teamed up with intelligent and savvy Sage Farrell, a girl so far out of his league he feels blinded in her presence. Together they work to find the identity of @gingerbreadman. Can they stop the killer before he strikes IRL?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to more in this suspense series

  • By Anne Rightler on 01-15-19

Looking forward to more in this suspense series

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Gingerbread Man by Lee Strauss is part of her Nursery Rhyme Suspense series. I usually read the back of the book blurb but for some reason did not on this book, so I was quite surprised to find the story was kind of a sci-fi take on parallel worlds. I really enjoyed it. Set in Detroit on a college campus, there is murder and mayhem happening and a nerdy geek, Marlow, is our hero. There is lots of suspense as Marlow struggles to solve the mystery of who the killer is and as he finds himself in different worlds. I listened to the audio version of the book and the narrators, Roger Wayne and Reba Buhr did a great job telling the characters' stories, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I received a complimentary copy of the book, either as a gift or a prize in a contest and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own. I look forward to reading more in this series.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid medical nystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 11-28-18

Entertaining medical mystery.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Guarded Prognosis by Richard Mabry is an entertaining and suspenseful medical mystery. I always look forward to reading Dr. Mabry's newest and was not disappointed with Guarded Prognosis. I like how he is able to tell his stories with just the right amount of medical lingo and scenes, suspense, and strong, relatable characters. Readers are drawn immediately into the story and their interest is kept right up until the climactic ending. Who are these DEA agents really? Can Caden trust them? How will he and his father work through the struggles and difficulties they encounter? Guarded Prognosis, with its twists and turns, action (arson, attempted murder, car crashes), ethical dilemmas (assisted suicide, fraud, narcotic drug issues) is a great read for those who love a good medical mystery. Bill Nevitt does a great job of narrating the book--bringing the characters and their story to life. His voice is easy to listen to and makes the listening experience a pleasant one.

  • Aboard Providence

  • By: Keely Brooke Keith
  • Narrated by: Amy Marie Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In November 1860, Marian Foster joins a group of Virginia families who are sailing away from America to form a new settlement off the coast of Brazil. As an amateur botanist, Marian eagerly anticipates exploring a new land. She boards Providence confident in the group's plan, but during the voyage, her heart is drawn to Jonah Ashton, the secretive and sullen ship's physician.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes we have to change our view of success

  • By Anne Rightler on 09-20-18

Sometimes we have to change our view of success

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Aboard Providence by Keely Brooke Keith is an interesting adventure story. Set in the 1860s eight families have decided to sail to South America to begin a new colony. It is hard to imagine the bravery of folks of that era, entrusting their lives to the ships of that time. The author stirs the reader's imagination and keeps interest high with her descriptions of the journey, broken compass, storms, and babies born at sea. And of course, there is a tension-filled romance too! The author's descriptive writing style is graceful and flows smoothly.  Her characters are well defined and well rounded with attributes and flaws and are realistic in their feelings and reactions. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more in this series (Uncharted). I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator, Amy Marie Smith did a great job telling the story, which made for an enjoyable listening experience.
I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

  • Tsunami Crimes

  • Disaster Crimes, Book 3
  • By: Chrys Fey
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can. This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh I tried to like it but struggled

  • By Aquakittie on 03-27-19

Edge of the seat and fast paced action.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Tsunami Crimes by Chrys Fey is a book that grabs the reader right from the start and doesn't let go until the dramatic end. Apparently part of a series, this is the first book that I have read (listened to) by this author and I don't feel like I was lost; the author does a good job of filling in any pertinent past details that the reader may need to know. Lots of action, beautiful descriptions of scenes, strong characters and an exciting plot make for a good book and this has lots of them all. With the descriptions of the beauty of Hawaii, I was really looking forward to my up and coming trip there in a few weeks and then came the tsunami...maybe I'll stay home! So realistic and heartbreaking. Never having been surfing, I enjoyed the scenes where the characters were riding the waves...sounds like fun but I'll probably stick to wading! I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and the narrator, Bill Nevitt, does a great job telling the story, making for an enjoyable listening experience.
And because many of the books I read and review are in the Christian fiction genre, I will just put a disclaimer here that this book is at least a PG-13 rating, due to language and intimacy details

  • You're the Cream in My Coffee

  • By: Jennifer Lamont Leo
  • Narrated by: Nicole Atallah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In 1928, Chicago rocks to the rhythm of the Jazz Age, and Prohibition is in full swing. Small-town girl Marjorie Corrigan, visiting the city for the first time, has sworn that coffee's the strongest drink that will pass her lips. But her quiet, orderly life turns topsy-turvy when she spots her high school sweetheart - presumed killed in the Great War - alive and well in a train station. Suddenly everything is up for grabs. Although the stranger insists he's not who she thinks he is, Marjorie becomes obsessed with finding out the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Clean Roaring Twenties Chicago Adventure-Romance

  • By Aurora Dawn on 09-02-18

Delightful book

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I loved this story. The characters are fun, quirky and charming. The story is full of surprises with a sweet sister and friends, a feisty step-mother, a missing-in-action boyfriend, a controlling and insistent fiancé, bootlegging and shenanigans at work, life for Marjorie is quite the ride. Romance and mystery are blended with a message about faith in God, forgiveness, and hope to bring a delightfully endearing book. I am hoping there is a sequel! I was given a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.