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  • Simon Sidekick

  • By: John E. Stith
  • Narrated by: Rich Adams
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Carl lives in a lunar colony and has a hard time making friends. Until his uncle gives him smart-watch AI called Simon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh so that is how boys think

  • By Yolanda McCree on 11-14-18

Oh so that is how boys think

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Gentle coming to maturity story. Only HAL can guide them.
Should appeal to sci fi kids.

  • A Spy's Guide to Thinking

  • By: John Braddock
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 797

In this 45-minute listen, a former spy introduces two simple tools for thinking. The first describes how we think. The second helps us think ahead. They are the essential tools for getting things done. The tools are applied to an incident in a subway car in Europe where a spy faces a new enemy. Then, they're reapplied to Saddam Hussein's stockpiling (or not) of weapons of mass destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Smart Guide to Thinking

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-05-15

Nothing new here, move along

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Only a chapter and sales pitch. One good idea beat to death. Sorry I bought it.

  • Lost Cause

  • A Daisy Dunlop Mystery, Book 1
  • By: JL Simpson
  • Narrated by: Mary Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Daisy Dunlop thinks "heir hunting" is a perfect career. Too bad she has to work with her husband's best mate, Irish PI Solomon Liffey. Solomon sets her the task of finding a missing lord. Bullets fly, bombs explode, and the body count rises. When Solomon goes missing, the tables are turned. Now it's his life that is in Daisy's hands, and she has two missing men to find before it's too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun amatuer mystery

  • By Renee on 12-29-16

I did not want to love Daisy.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Sadly, by the third chapter, that became impossible. Finally a heroine who does not spend all the time agonizing. And fuuny! DO NOT READ OR LISTEN TO THE FINAL CHAPTERS WHILE DRINKING., your clothing might get wet.
I snorted out loud several times. Light checky book. As soon as I finish this review I'm getting the next one.

  • Fogged Inn

  • A Maine Clambake Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Barbara Ross
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

An autumn chill has settled over Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden is warming up the town by offering lobster stew at the local diner. When her landlord discovers a dead body in the walk-in refrigerator, Julia must figure out who ordered up a side of murder. Nothing's colder than a corpse - especially one stashed inside a sub-zero fridge. The victim spent his last night on earth dining at the restaurant bar, so naturally Julia finds herself at the center of the ensuing investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping story

  • By Tina on 03-31-16

Oh please!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Is there a detective who
1. Does not have insider info from the police
2. Can ask questions of suspects who refuse to answer
3. Does not go off half-cocked because she is in a big 'hurry up'
4. Will not put signifant others at risk from murderers without their knowledge or permission
5. Not be INSTANTLY forgiven for being a total jerk
6. Has to be at work during working hours and needs 7-8 hours sleep?

If so, I'd love to read her story! This is not that book. The detective knows, knows, knows she is right and no one else is even competent. *sigh*

  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 841

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

I enjoyed the book BUT

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-16

The main character is enjoyable and I would certainly buy the next book. What annoys me is the complete access to the police and their information. The other plot contrivance that gets tiresome is when the main character keeps identifying the murderers (incorrectly) but rushes to the police to report her brilliant deductions. I would love to see the heroine figure out for herself when she is wrong. But, I repeat, I will be buying the next book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Waking Up Dead

  • By: Margo Bond Collins
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

When Callie Taylor died, she expected to go to heaven - or maybe hell. Instead, when she was murdered in Dallas by some jerk with a knife and a bad-mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's seen another murder, and she can't just let it go; she must find a way to make sure the police figure out who really killed Molly McClatchy before an innocent man goes to prison, all the while trying to determine how and why she woke up dead in Alabama.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Parnormal Mystery ~ Lot's of Twists!

  • By Cheri on 04-14-16

Clever new point of view

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Loved the concept for this (I hope to be series ) book. I would have given this book 5 stars except the main character became too manipulative towards the end. HOWEVER, I will be buying the new book when it comes out.

  • Swamp Sniper

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876

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

Laughed so hard I went my pants

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Somber tome... not! Thank heavens. Hard laughter massages your insides, which is supposed to be good for your health. This is a VERY, VERY healthy series.

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,429

When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second as good as the first!

  • By jaenpop on 05-03-16

A little bit of Sherlock, a little bit of Stephanie Plum

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Very humorous mysteries. I laughed out loud several times during my listening of this book. Intelligent main character with plenty of quirks to give her personality. I have recommended this series to my friends.

  • Dandy Detects

  • A Victorian San Francisco Story
  • By: M. Louisa Locke
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son's Boston Terrier, Dandy. This story is set in the gas-lit world created by Locke in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, which includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and the short story "The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short Story

  • By Christy M. on 03-01-14

Why one star when the story is 4 star?

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was bitter that the short stories that are sold individually are part of a larger book.

What other book might you compare Dandy Detects to and why?

I was bitter that the short stories that are sold individually are part of a larger book.

What does Alexandra Haag bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was bitter that the short stories that are sold individually are part of a larger book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dandy Detects?

I was bitter that the short stories that are sold individually are part of a larger book.

Any additional comments?

I was bitter that the short stories that are sold individually are part of a larger book. I had bought all the stories in hopes of some nice cozies. Bah. Shame on you Audiobooks.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteenth Child

  • By: Patricia C. Wrede
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,558

Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance

  • By Erin - Audible on 07-12-13

Not just for young people

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Interesting characters, creative blend of existing and imaginary.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character and the many different kinds of magic. Who knew?

What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has the ability to give each character their own voice. Easy to listen to and understand who is speaking.

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

Nope. But I ended up buy and listening to all 3 stories one after the other.

Any additional comments?

If Ms. Wrede does not make this a longer series, I will be seriously annoyed with her.