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  • Kept in the Bark

  • Happy Tails Dog Walking Mysteries, Volume 5
  • By: Stella St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Machelle Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Olivia Rickard has turned over a new leaf. She’s done with outside investigations. Olivia has decided that, to be a better girlfriend, she’s going to turn a blind eye to the mysteries in town. Besides, her sister Janelle is acting fishy enough lately. For Olivia, that mystery is more important to solve than finding out where Andrew’s missing report is. However, Andrew isn’t letting this particular bone go. He’s worried about his coworker, and scared that something might be very, very wrong. Olivia tries to track down Hattie and her missing data so Andrew can present the report to his fullest potential. But when Olivia finds more than one suspect sneaking around Hattie’s house, her gut begins to ping and Olivia’s sheepdog, Goodwin agrees. Sure enough, Hattie Dominick is nowhere to be found, and there’s ice cream melting on her porch. Now time is ticking away faster than the Rocky Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ok hear me out...

  • By cyndi on 09-13-18

Book 5

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Another fun book in this series. Book 5 keeps you guessing and you have all the original cast. I have really enjoyed listening to this series and watching the cast of characters change and develop. Michelle Williams does an amazing job again with the narration of this book. She brings the characters to life. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • Dear Martha, WTF?: What I Found in My Search for Why

  • By: Tricia LaVoice
  • Narrated by: Julie Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Tricia LaVoice’s life turned upside down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterward a challenge. Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years, as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guided her to trust in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tears

  • By Suzan on 08-31-18

Tears

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
I didn't hate this book but I also didn't love it. I did love the narrator Julie Kelly though. Julie is the reason I made it to the end of this book.
The book is very emotional and so it should be as Tricia losses both her parents suddenly along with other tragic family happenings. I speak from experience that losing a parent in my 20's was really hard and it still has an impact on my life 30 years later. Maybe that is why this book was so hard for me to read, it hit close to home. So I guess I would recommend giving the book a chance. It just was the wrong fit for me.

  • The Great Book of California

  • The Crazy History of California with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States, Volume 3)
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

There’s so much to know about California that even people born in the state don’t know it all. In this trivia guide, you’ll learn more about California’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more!   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun facts on our largest State

  • By cosmitron on 08-10-18

Learning amazing facts

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I am a native Californian and still learned things about this wonderful state. The only problem I had was when the book is being read to you (an audiobook) they read everything so there is a lot of repeating and I found that very annoying. The narrator Derek Newman has the perfect voice for this kind of book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. I would have done 5 stars except for the over repeating.

  • Traitorous Toys

  • Cozy Corgi Mysteries
  • By: Mildred Abbott
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and Christmas is only days away. The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animals...and a dying man on the floor. When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man end in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoying this series

  • By DPiazzi on 08-29-18

Great cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

This is book two in this cute series. I have read book one and really enjoyed it. This book is good but for me not quite as good as book one. Don't get me wrong I still liked this book. I love the way Fred and Sherlock into act with one another. This book takes place during the christmas season so maybe the fact that I read this in 90+ weather could be why I didn't feel it so much. Can't wait to read book 3.
Angie Hickman narrates this book and she also did book one. I enjoy her voice and style of reading so for me she adds to the enjoyment of this audiobook.
I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • Murder in Profile

  • Last Word and Testament Mysteries
  • By: Kay Hartford
  • Narrated by: Kay Hartford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Gracie Michaels owns a publishing company in Hollywood. She specializes in publishing the manuscripts of recently deceased authors. Sometimes getting their projects to the finish line can be murder. Annie Forsberg met her soulmate online. When he’s killed in a plane crash, she inherits his unfinished book. But what Scott wrote will put her own life - and Gracie’s - in jeopardy. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By cosmitron on 08-10-18

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I really liked this book. It got me thinking is there really Publishers who only deal with dead authors. I guess I will have to Google that. Very fun book will look for more by this author. Kay Hartford is not only the author but also the narrator. Kay does a wonderful job with the narration kept me interested the whole time.
I was gifted this book by the author with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • Cash Kills: An Angelina Bonaparte Mystery

  • Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Nanci Rathbun
  • Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 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

Adriana Johnson inherited millions from her murdered parents - who lived like the working poor and never had 'enough'. She hires PI Angelina Bonaparte to find the sources of the money. When Angie arrives to interview the parents' attorney, Herman Petrovitch, he is missing, but his secretary Dragana is there - lying dead on the office floor, with her head blown off. Homicide detective - and Angie's boyfriend - Ted Wukowski cautions her against getting involved in the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 05-02-18

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Oh I loved this book. It reminded me of Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton. Angelina is a character you like from the very start. There is a little romance in this book but it's a good clean read. Kieren Calland Metts does a wonderful job of narrating this audio book. She really brings the story to life.

  • Halloween Candy with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Volume 6
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 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

Halloween is still a week away, but disturbing things are already starting to occur in Sabrina Daley's picturesque hometown of Treasure Cove. First, a local restaurant burns down under strange circumstances. Next, one of Sabrina's regulars at Daley Buzz Coffee Company is found murdered. Can Sabrina solve both cases in time to treat herself to some candy, or will her Halloween night end with a deadly trick?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Halloween Candy

  • By Christy D on 08-26-18

Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery Book 6

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. This is a quick read. I thought it was a okay story. Lisa Beacom is the narrator and she does a decent job. It is a simple clean quick cozy mystery. It is the sixth book in the Daley Buzz series.

  • Lady Justice and the Geriatric Gumshoes

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Inspired by their hero, Walt Williams, three retirees decide to give Lady Justice a helping hand.
Although their intentions are good, these septuagenarian sleuths get crossways with the Kansas City mafia, dangerous drug dealers, and the Russian mob. Walt must come to their rescue, putting himself in harm’s way to pull their eager, but aging, fannies out of the fire. Follow the action as Walt and the geriatric gumshoes prove once again that good guys can triumph over evil, no matter how old they are.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Series !!

  • By Kelly watley on 09-04-18

Can't go wrong with this series

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Another great story in this incredible series "Lady Justice". This is book 27 and they just keep getting better. This book we are introduced to 3 more geriatric gumshoes. Robert Thornhill does such a great job of bringing current issue to light in his books. George Kuch is the narrator for this series and he is wonderful bringing life to this great series.

  • The Kurdish Bike: A Novel

  • By: Alesa Lightbourne
  • Narrated by: Alesa Lightbourne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

With her marriage over and life gone flat, Theresa Turner responds to an online ad and lands at a school in Kurdish Iraq. Befriended by a widow in a nearby village, Theresa is embroiled in the joys and agonies of traditional Kurds, especially the women who survived Saddam's genocide only to be crippled by age-old restrictions, brutality, and honor killings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love this

  • By Suzan on 08-24-18

You will love this

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I really enjoyed getting to listen to this book. It is read by the author and that is something that I always like. I believe it is the first book written by Alesa Lightbourne. If this is her first wow what will her next be like. I knew very little of the Kurdish people only what is told on the news. This book really opened my eyes and heart to the Kurdish people. The book deals with some difficult times but it is done in such a way that you understand the severity but are not overwhelmed with tears. Sometimes it is important to get the understanding of what is going on without all the emotions. So you can more clearly understand the situation. I was gifted this audiobook by the author with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. I feel blessed to have gotten to listen to this book and leave an review. If you are thinking of reading this book do you will not be disappointed.

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  • The Vintage Tea Room Collection: Books 1-3

  • By: Lily Wells
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Ellie decides to sell the tea room, she doesn't bank on her twin daughters showing up with ideas of their own. Her daughters have both left home - Jessica is married and expecting her first child, and Marie has built a successful career. She is ready for change and to leave the past behind; however, her daughters are not. To complicate matters further, Ellie meets Michael. She was not looking to meet a man, but life occasionally throws in a few surprises. Maybe now is the right time to change more than just her work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Vintage Tea room

  • By Deedra on 09-09-18

Wonderful collection!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I loved this collection of audiobooks. Each book builds on the next but could easily be read alone. The women in this series are women who I would love to meet and become friends with. The vintage tea room sounds like a wonderful place to have a nice scone and a cup of tea. Nano Nagle is the narrator for this collection and she is wonderful. I feel in love with her voice.
I was gifted (and what a great gift) this collection with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.