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  • Fortune Furlough

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are finally off to Florida on the vacation they’ve always talked about. Days filled with white sand, turquoise water, and fruity drinks are the only thing on the agenda. But when Gertie’s “hot date” turns up dead and she’s the number one suspect, they’re forced to hang up their bathing suits and shift to investigating mode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wild ride with the girls!

  • By karen santiago on 06-13-19

Fun, Fun, Fun

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

Reviewed: 06-24-19

Another really enjoyable book from both author and narrator! Many opportunities to laugh out loud at all the shenanigans and an interesting case to solve. I love this series!

  • Reel of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887

It’s official. Fortune Redding is out of the CIA and a newly minted resident of Sinful, Louisiana. She never expected her homecoming to be all apple pie and hugs, but a murder wasn’t on her list of things to deal with before she’d even gotten her name stenciled on her mailbox. Boone Carre-Hooch, to the locals - was a drunk and a louse and had shafted pretty much everyone he’d ever done business with. So when someone kills him, there is no shortage of suspects. Unfortunately, Ally is at the top of the list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great characters; fun mystery

  • By Wayne on 04-08-19

Good mystery with lots of humor

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

Didn’t figure out who done the murderer was until the end...that always says a lot. However, the best parts of the Fortune series is the hysterical and unbelievable escapades!! I laugh out loud often and yes, they’re over the top but I love a humorous mystery. It’s fiction at its best - the author and narrator are fantastic!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The American Agent

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice - Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her very best?

  • By Wayne on 04-26-19

Excellent...Again

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Jacqueline Winspear continues to write beautifully and poignantly about Maisie Dobbs! This story will not disappoint. Orlagh Cassidy’s narration is also excellent and only adds to the experience of listening to this book.

  • The Last Days of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book of 2016

  • By Taryn on 12-19-16

Electrifying!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Fascinating story that kept me totally engrossed. Narration is excellent and added to the enjoyment of this historical fiction. I learned a lot and was transported back in time to the early years of invention in America. This is one you don’t want to miss!!

  • Rumble on the Bayou

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Deputy Dorie Berenger knew the day would go from bad to worse when she found a stoned alligator in the town drunk’s swimming pool. Then DEA agent Richard Starke shows up in Gator Bait, Louisiana, giving out orders and insults faster than you can cast a fishing line. Dorie knows the residents of Gator Bait aren’t going to talk to a stranger, but she stuck with Richard until he catches his bad guy. With no other alternative to restore peace to the town, Dorie agrees to help Richard and in the process, uncovers decades of secrets that have been hiding deep in the Louisiana bayou.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted a snack and got a meal

  • By Techpotato on 02-06-19

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Really enjoyed the twists and turns in this cute and humerus mystery! Hoping this becomes a new series by Jana DeLeon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Duel to the Death

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion-dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue AI program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. To sort out his situation and take Frigg down for good, Stu enlists the help of Ali Reynolds and the rest of his cyber-security colleagues at High Noon Enterprises. But they are not the only ones who know about Frigg's existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 05-06-18

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Ellen
This series, especially with this narrator is excellent and makes for an enjoyable listening experience!!

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78,672

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Don’t miss this treasure

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This is an excellent story from a gifted storyteller!! The narrator made it come alive.