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  • Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was this a full length book? Too many recipes!

  • By Yvette on 02-28-19

New twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Usual fun story but constantly interrupted by recipes. Would be better if recipes consolidated at the end

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,180

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By DogLover on 09-08-14

Tightly written

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

A great read that keeps you wanting to know more and when you think it's over it isn't.

  • The Haunting of Blackwood House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 842

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the accent going in and out?

  • By st965 on 11-02-16

Tingling

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Story catches you up and doesn't let you go. Narration really good enabling you to almost visualize yourself in the events

  • Artifact

  • A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

When historian Jaya Jones receives a mysterious package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact, she discovers the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend. But she's not the only one on the trail. Helping her decipher the cryptic clues are her magician best friend, a devastatingly handsome art historian with something to hide, and a charming archaeologist running for his life. When a member of the dig's crew is murdered, Jaya must figure out which of the scholars vying for her affections might be the love of her life - and which one is a killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't buy the story or its conclusion!

  • By Jim Lee on 09-19-17

Fun ride

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This book was an action packed mystery from beginning to end. Well written and performed so you got a good taste of the characters.

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  • This Fallen Prey

  • A Rockton Novel
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to be the homicide detective on two separate cases or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss. But the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned, and to keep others safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By shelley on 03-13-18

Cliff hanger

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

As always this is a fast paced , detailed story in which one never really finds answers till the very end. Unfortunately the author leaves several issues hanging till the next book. Great narration enabling the differentiation on characters voices

  • A Spirited Tail

  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Middle-aged bookstore owner Willa Chance is looking forward to the opportunity of appraising a valuable private library that hasn't seen the light of day for 50 years...until she finds a dead body in the backyard and the ghost of the home's previous owner anxiously waiting for her inside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wish Pepper was the lead.

  • By Meep on 08-08-16

Even the animals talk

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I appreciate the ghosts talking but the animals is a littie much. They find the weapon and rescue the lead character. Liked following along with figuring out who did the 50 year old murders

  • Guardian of the Horizon

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

A lost journal of Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years", 1907-1908, shedding light on an already exceptional career...and an unexpected terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Emersons Are Back to Their Old Tricks!

  • By Joel on 06-02-05

Action packed

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Having read almost all of this series, it was this book that kept me up at night . This was more fast paced and had more twists as they made multiple plans for escape vs trying to assist an old friend. Well worth the read but would suggest reading the prior story:The Last Camel Died At Noon first

  • Tomb of the Golden Bird

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 18
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamen lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his intrepid wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Having been banned forever from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best fun ever

  • By Coffee Lover on 09-29-10

Tut's tomb and Emerson family

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

As always I love Rosenblatt's vocal performances and Peter's detailed character development and story line

  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,072

In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Trishk on 06-11-04

A tear jerker fit those who follow the Emersons

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

Another well written and excellently narrated journey into the intertwined of the Emersons and friends

  • The Falcon at the Portal

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 11
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

Join spunky Amelia and her charming family for a thrilling new archaeological adventure in Edwardian Egypt. Even on the joyous occasion of the marriage of their Egyptian "son" David to their beloved niece Lia, trouble finds Amelia and hunky hubby Emerson. And this time it is personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps Best of Series

  • By Kermit on 12-21-05

Another memorable episode

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I do so love Lisbeth Peterson's books and the the reader is terrific I've been trying to read all of her books in a in a in a row and I am at audible because it's the best way to read this this book was another one had some sadness in it and Chyna left you a little bit hanging but really a great story