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  • 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 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

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.

  • 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 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

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
  • The best yet!

  • By Christina on 09-06-18

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 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

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 3,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,964

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 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

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 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Conductor's Guide to Schumann's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor & Symphony No. 3

  • By: Gerard Schwarz
  • Narrated by: Gerard Schwarz
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

One of the great composers of the 19th century, Schumann wrote piano solos, chamber music, choral pieces and opera, dozens of superb songs, and some of the finest works in the orchestral reperotry. Much of this music conveys contented and even joyful sentiments; there is surprisingly little darkness in Schumann's compositions. Yet from the beginning of his career, Schumann was plagued by irrational fears and melancholy. In the end, his personal demons overwhelmed him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One complaint!

  • By bg on 12-16-17

One complaint!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

At the end of the presentation, the main piece analyzed should be just played in its entirety without commentary.

  • Tall, Dark, and Dead

  • By: Tate Hallaway
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 916

Recovering witch Garnet Lacey owns Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore. And a fringe benefit of the job is getting customers like Sebastian Von Traum - piercing brown eyes, a sexy accent, and a killer body. The only thing missing is an aura. Which means he's dead. And that means trouble - something Garnet's a sucker for....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tall, Dark, Dead & Poorly Edited

  • By Amy J on 08-11-13

Offended

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

This could have been a perfectly good cosy paranormal/romance. It was completely unnecessary for the author to focus in on one religion and religious institution. This is a piece of light fiction and there is simply no excuse for using it to promote false beliefs and to further prejudice against any religion. Shame!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Cloud

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins
  • By: Andrew Lane
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 376

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is 14. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful tension through last word to next book

  • By papa k on 12-22-12

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

A Jules Verne resolution but up to that point it's pure Sherlock. You will find many precursors to the future Holmes' life and philosophies and the characters, especially Mattie, are rich and original although the latter has a bit of Huckleberry Finn in him.

Overall, a great listen!