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  • Finding Charlie

  • By: Katie O'Rourke
  • Narrated by: Kaitlin Chin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

It isn't like Charlie to stay out all night without calling, but maybe Olivia doesn't know her little sister as well as she thought. When Charlie vanishes without warning, the people who love her are worried sick. Even if the law considers her an adult at 19, Charlie's still the baby of her already broken family. Older sister Olivia is determined to figure out what's happened. She finds a lost cell phone, an abandoned car and a shady boyfriend she's never met before. And he's not the only secret Charlie's been keeping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful. A warm, tender story. great characters.

  • By elsa on 05-04-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Enjoyable, good story of syblings bonded together, since Mother had walked out. When one part is missing it became center of finding her, and if they do finding out why. Draws you in, and good
Narration by Kaitlin.

  • Carnations in January

  • By: Clare Revell
  • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

After Grace Chadwick receives a surprise inheritance from her aunt - a house and a florist shop - she moves in after the funeral. While she doesn't know the first thing about flowers, she sees this an answer to her prayers - the new start she desperately needs. When Elliot Wallac drops by his new neighbor's house with casserole, he finds the house next door has problems. Damp walls and a sagging floor set his builders senses on alert. But this house needs more than a cosmetic fix; the inspection reveals more extensive issues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second chances in love and in faith

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 04-28-18

Second chances in love and in faith

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Where does Carnations in January rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good for a Christian story, giving readers a story of a strong male in his faith and love, that is Christian based.

What did you like best about this story?

How she wanted change and chose a strong role model

Which character – as performed by Lynne Thompson – was your favorite?

Elliott

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Second chances

Any additional comments?

Very good story that came alive with the Audoi book.

  • Jump Cut

  • The Ellie Foreman Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Hired to produce a candy-floss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart Jumping Book

  • By Ahmapal72 on 05-17-18

Awesome mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

What made the experience of listening to Jump Cut the most enjoyable?

The plot came alive with the narration ,you were caugh into questions of why and wanted answers

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellie not knowing why she was fired an doing something about it

Have you listened to any of Nan McNamara’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I hadn’t She was very good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, wanted questions answered

Any additional comments?

Story came alive by listening to audio

  • Las Vegas Girl

  • A Gripping, Suspenseful Crime Novel
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. At the heart of a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 03-13-18

GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

LAS VEGAS GIRL by Leslie Wolfe
This should come with a warning, the dangers of riding in elevators. Once again we are caught into the plot that Leslie has woven for us. Detective Baxter has one last attempt to redeem herself. The case is of a young woman, crime is on a video, shows a man in a hoodie. The mother has 2 daughters, one who makes her proud, and the deceased, was an embarrassment .Baxter and her partner were told to play by the rules, or else. That wasn’t how they got the answers, the answers gave them another side of the victim. This was the best I have by Leslie, you could feel the pulse, of how Baxter and Holt worked. Hope there will be more with them in coming books. The audio by Susan Marlowe brought this story plot to life, and readers will definitely be glad they listen to it.

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  • Devil in a Black Suit

  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy, until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive. When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ramos Spin-off!! Loved it!!

  • By Melissa on 03-19-18

CAPTIVATING STORY & NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Delightful comedy, between a right hand mobster guy and a mind reading soccer mom.Ramos being sent to Cuba, to find what really happened to his father, he found more than he ever thought. The audio by Will Damron was very good, it brought the story to life.

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  • Heartfelt Cases, Book 3

  • The Davidson Case
  • By: Julie C. Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Perry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

FBI Special Agent Ann Duncan knows how to face down danger, but once again, she's not the target. Her baby sister, Joy Davidson, has stumbled upon a conspiracy and made some powerful enemies. Luck and God's grace help Ann save her sister the first time, but she knows the bad guys will try again. With Patrick on a university tour and perhaps the most important case of her career weighing upon her mind, Ann must find the strength, wisdom, and heart to find out who wants her sister dead, what Joy discovered, and how to stop the conspirators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this detective series!

  • By CAP on 06-06-18

SHE WOULD RISK IT ALL FOR HER SISTER

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Compelling story of the love for her sister, and the length she goes to find out why someone is after her., and wants her dead. Does it has something to do with Joy job at the animal clinic and the conspiracy that is going on. The narration by Elizabeth Perry brought this story to life with the emotion that the writer had written.a delight for readers to listen to

  • Cowboy Fairytales: The Complete Collection

  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

After nearly dying in an assassination attempt, Princess Alessandra of Glorvaird escapes to a place no one would ever think to look for her: small-town Oklahoma and a ranch staffed by a herd of woolly, uncouth cowboys. One cowboy in particular gets under her skin, until she sees his softer side. She knows this interlude can’t last forever, but that doesn’t stop her from wishing it might....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once Upon a Cowboy

  • By Betababe on 06-24-18

MORE THAN JUST A PRINCESS

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Alessandra. fleeing after a shooting, and palace is in locked down.Finding herself at a ranch with ex Seal Gideon, who doesn’t trust easily, but likes having her around. How could she want to stay if he let himself love her. Without the riches, but plenty of love.
In this second story we have Mia, coming to help with her sister’s engagement ,and meeting Ethan, who has given up so much to keep family dairy farm going, and two ungrateful stepbrothers. Without complaints, or thinking of himself, he continues. His loyalty she couldn’t help admire, and be drawn to him.
Lacy Books are always a delight to read, enjoyable and good plots.
These are a retelling of Cinderella / Cinderfella.
The narration by Lara Asmundson was good, bringing this to life,
and knowing how these two princess find love.

  • No Way Back

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed is burned out. On the day he decides to finally quit the news business, a sensational story breaks. A heart-stopping robbery-homicide at a jewelry store. The suspects have shot and killed a police officer before fleeing with a female hostage. Reed rushes to the scene, his passion resurrected for one last big story. Arriving at the chaos, Reed is stunned to learn from a staff member, still clutching a receipt, that the hostage is his wife, Ann Reed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rick Mofina writes wonderful suspense thrillers!!

  • By Wayne on 05-20-17

HEART WRECKING

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Great story and great narration. Your heart pounds as the details are listed, and a couple you have come to love in this series, she has been taken. The story leaves nothing out, you are there, with hope as the days pass, and wanting any clue. Great series

  • Blood of Others

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

The disappearance and murder of a lonely San Francisco insurance clerk puts a relentless crime reporter and a legendary homicide cop on separate tracks in their pursuit of a killer. The suspect lures solitary women out of their quiet worlds and into his nightmare as he races the clock and travels the globe searching for the one woman who will forgive the unforgivable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good suspense thriller!

  • By Wayne on 05-10-17

Spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Where does Blood of Others rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Story and narration is excellent.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The question he asked, could you forgive all my sins. Of the intended victims.

Which scene was your favorite?

The bridal shop, how it effected people that walked by it each day

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Keep breathing

Any additional comments?

Great series. Great male narration

  • Cold Blooded

  • By: Anne Patrick
  • Narrated by: Leonor A. Woodworth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Detective Gwen Jamison has the highest closure rate in her division, but when a string of armed robberies turn deadly she must race against the clock to find the sole witness that can end the carnage. Standing in Gwen's way is a cold-blooded killer who she fears has murdered before. Lieutenant Ian McKean knew he would have his hands full when he took over leadership of the detectives unit. He wasn't prepared for the headstrong Detective Jamison, though, who quickly becomes a thorn in his side. If they can stop butting heads long enough they might realize they are more alike than either imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great narration by Lenore

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 02-11-18

Great story and great narration by Lenore

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Gwen is driven to be the best she can; chasing a killer, who she strongly believe is guilty of it before. She is full of life, and rushes into trouble without thinking. A new supervisor and sparks fly, Gwen and Ian are an interesting match. Showing her the path she has taken is what God wanted for her, and hopeful to lead her back to that faith again.
Great story, plot and characters, clean, and full of action, that readers will love. The audio by Lenore Woolworth.is good, clear speaking, and good with the different voices, bringing this story to life

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