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  • The Case of the Murdered Muckraker

  • The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

In late 1923, the newly married Daisy Dalrymple and her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, come to America for a honeymoon visit. In the midst of a pleasure trip, however, both work in a bit of business - Alec travels to Washington, DC, to consult with the US government, Daisy to New York to meet with her American magazine editor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too, too tiresome

  • By Patricia Wiseman on 02-04-18

American lingo

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

2 stars for the hilarity of the American lingo. Lowest rating I've ever given a book in this series.

  • You Witch: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Mystery, Books 7-9

  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 32 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

The Winchester witches are at it again, and this time they’re going to find trouble. Of course, they always find trouble. So...situation normal? Take a walk on the wild side as Bay Winchester learns a little bit about life, death, magic, monsters, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series.

  • By Silver Smithy on 01-19-19

Cutesy

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Disappointed in books 7-9. Bay has gone from a strong career woman and witch to someone who barely works, seldom uses or develops her magic, and has a baby voice. The original personalities of her cousins have been exaggerated to the point that they are simply annoying. Their humorous squabbles have also escalated to the point of annoyance. The magic has disappeared from these last three books in more ways than one.

  • Face the Fire

  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795

Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. But now Sam has returned....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't end.

  • By Carolyn on 01-13-16

Trilogies

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Have read this trilogy and the Keys trilogy many times over and always felt that there were so many similarities between the characters. The exception was Mac from the three sisters trilogy. Having just listened to both trilogies back to back yet again I've now decided I was wrong. Mac does have a mirror image in the Keys trilogy... - it's Moe! I don't know why I didn't see it before. Love these books!

  • Marigolds for Malice

  • Enchanted Garden Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Bailey Cattrell
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts, they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. When the professor is found dead in the museum, Ellie has no choice but to sniff out the murderer. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By bg on 09-19-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I've waited a long time for the next book in this series but it didn't feel like it belonged. The other books were more gentle and lilting in their dialogue and focussed far more on the plant lore, fairy houses, and her own small house. The reunion between the main character and Ritter was false and overall the book was aggressive making it seem like every other cozy mystery out there. Hope the next one goes back to its roots.

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  • The Battered Body

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 5
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

There's big trouble in Quincy's Gap when the "Diva of Dough" arrives to bake the wedding cake for Milla and Jackson's Christmas Eve wedding. The Diva, a celebrity television chef and cookbook author, is Milla's younger sister. And while her cakes are delectably sweet and incredibly beautiful, the Diva makes enemies wherever she goes. When one of the Diva's enemies decides to take her out, and Deputy Lucy Hanover finds the famous chef's body covered in cake batter, the Supper Club members find themselves up to their necks in suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed

  • By Beverly J. Malloy on 01-21-19

Believeable?

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Ok. Maybe cozy mysteries don't have to be believeable. But Bennett's storyline?????? After all that work and no hint of the outcome? Then it turns maudlin !

  • Stiffs and Swine

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 4
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

James Henry and the Flab Five are invited to serve as judges at Hog Fest, a celebrated barbecue festival in the Virginia mountains. But when one of the "pit masters" is found dead and a member of the supper club is accused of the murder, James and his friends have to lick the sauce off their fingers and get to work catching a killer. Amid a fairground filled with colorful people and tempting food, The Flab Five are sure to fall off the diet wagon. But James Henry has more to worry about than his expanding waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 STARS

  • By Beatrice on 03-01-18

Dialogue chaotic

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

The first half of the book not up to par for this author. Dialogue slow and exaggerated. But eventually the book comes into its own and provides a good read.

  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Optional headline??? Guess again. :(

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-17

Not as practical as expected and narration not great

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Much preferred The Obesity Code narrated by Dr. Fung. This is like a how-to book I guess but it's not well done. I'd strongly suggest that people listen to The Obesity Code first to obtain a better perspective and to place this guide in context. I'll be listening to The Obesity Code again before embarking on any fasting.

  • Witch Cozy Mystery Eight Book Set

  • By: Amelia Morgan
  • Narrated by: Lainie Pahos
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Meg Walton hopes her days of sleuthing are behind her. So when another murder occurs, the secret witch turned sleuth finds her life turned upside down. This time, the case is personal when Meg finds out one of her dearest friends is the victim. Even more, Meg's friend has made enemies of the most influential family in town. Somehow, Meg has to find a way to navigate her grief while cracking her hardest case yet. Is Meg finally in over her head?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and light mystery

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Don't buy

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Eight books of formulaic, improbable, repetitive and not paranormal writing. In fact the dialogue itself is so repetitive from book to book that I could now write sequels.

The only redeeming quality of the books is that they are short!

  • Righteous

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859

For 10 years something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ide can write!

  • By 6catz on 10-20-17

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

...not as great as the first book. At the end of the first book all I could think was WoW!

This book still has great storylines but I was felt there were a lot of gaps as the book jumps between cases and cities and there may just have been too many storylines going on. Lots of violence without the touching characters involved in the first book and I missed that. Micah may have been the only sympathetic character in the book. At the end I was left feeling dissatisfied instead of wowed. I also admit I had a problem with the overwhelming number of MF curses.

But don't get me wrong! It's still worth the read.

  • Analysis of Susan Peirce Thompson's Bright Line Eating by Milkyway

  • By: Milkyway Media
  • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free (2017) by Susan Peirce Thompson offers a weight-loss and maintenance strategy that relies on strict dietary eliminations, instead of eating in moderation. By changing their habits, dieters can lose weight and be released from the powerful grip of foods loaded with sugar and flour.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Analysis?

  • By bg on 12-23-17

Analysis?

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This was not an analysis of the principles of the diet as I had hoped. 3/4s of the book is a simple summary of the book with the odd comment added here and there.

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