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Juanita Hickman

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  • Tricky Twenty-Two

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie is back -- A great installment

  • By GH on 11-17-15

Cleaner than twenty-one.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

It’s been a while since We listened to a Stephenie Plum. The twenty-one novel had so much foul language that we didn’t enjoy the story. Twenty-two is better with Lula’s mouth edited a bit.

  • The Haunted Heist

  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Just because she can see the dead doesn't mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead she's over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank...until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild ride

  • By Troublemer on 07-09-17

Cute Storu

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I love stories about ghost sightings. It’s always a bonus when they communicate with someone. We enjoyed listening to a clean language story on our trip.

  • The Last Camel Died at Noon

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Combination does it again

  • By Nancy J on 03-22-13

Most Adventureous

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

This Peabody is more action packed than some earlier books. I love Ramses and his sweet voice. He is always a step ahead of Amelia.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Independent Georgie.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Georgie is getting more self sufficient in this story. Leaving Queenie and Granddad on their own was a nice change.
Since Fig is a "bore," it was good she was out in the beginning of the story

  • Gator Bait

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. Even though her life was at stake, the CIA assassin had balked at taking on a new identity in Sinful, Louisiana. But instead of hating it like she'd thought she would, Fortune now has friends she cares about and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. Sure, there's been a murder or two that she's gotten mixed up in since she arrived in town, but she's hoping all of that is behind her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery, action, suspense, humor, and ...

  • By Wayne on 02-19-18

A "FunListen"

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

Jana has done it again. Swamp Team gets into hilarious, impossible situations and slips out unharmed, for the most part that is!

  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane

  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Ghosts don't exist in our world of today. Life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time, or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere plus

  • By S on 09-09-12

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

I love ghost tales. I could picture the big house. It keeps you wondering how much the characters really know. This one has a great ending.

  • Swamp Sniper

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606

In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she's been harassed, poisoned, and shot at...and that was the easy part. But now she's about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town. When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren't good reasons to kill someone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun book to listen to.

  • By Jean on 03-28-16

Relaxing Chuckle.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Jana can put a surprise twist in a story while you are stilling chuckling over some antic that Fortune has been involved in.

  • Crowned and Dangerous

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always adore Lady Georgiana

  • By Dylan on 03-28-17

Best Spyness Yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

I hope Rhys Bowen continues her "Spyness" novels with Georgie and Darcy together in Ireland. The great new characters we met in this story would be a nice change from Fig and others from Georgie's past. Time to move Georgie forward.

  • The Hawley Book of the Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Chrysler Szarlan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079

Revelation "Reve" Dyer grew up with her grandmother’s family stories, stretching back centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs in the Dyer women’s blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real. Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. They have three lovely young daughters, a beautiful home, and what seems like a charmed life. But Reve’s world is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice generational witch tale

  • By Ellenaeddy on 12-09-14

Great Mix of Past and Present

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I wanted to listen to this book non stop. I hope I hear more about Rev and her family.

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,343

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Unbelievable Literally

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

This book has more raunchy bad language and sex than a good story.
Too bad the ghosts couldn't be more developed.

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