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  • A Crack in Everything

  • The Susan Callisto Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Angela Gerst
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Susan Callisto is pushing 30 and taking stock. The man in her life, Massachusetts Police Lieutenant Michael Benedict, has unaccountably left her without a word of goodbye. Wounded but full of pride, Susan at first wonders why and then shrugs and decides to forget about him. Who needs a moody piece of work like Michael, anyway? Certainly not Susan who, transitioning from lawyer to political consultant, is far too busy to think about love—except on lonely summer nights..

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book! twists, turns,never know what next

  • By Joycelyn on 08-08-18

Amazing Book! twists, turns,never know what next

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Great narration, great Characters, all of twists and turns, Keep you at the edge of your seat! You don’t want to turn it off. Xe Sands is an amazing amazing narrator she makes every character come to life !!

  • Cooking for Picasso

  • A Novel
  • By: C. A. Belmond
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

The French Riviera, spring 1936: It's off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where 17-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Café Paradis. A mysterious new patron who's slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request - to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he's secretly rented, where he wishes to remain incognito.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Varied locations, time periods, interesting!

  • By Robin on 11-04-16

One of the best books I've ever read!! From narration to writing it is absolutely divine.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

One of the most amazing books I've ever read, from your ration to writing the book is divine.

  • The Guests on South Battery

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she's awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end - and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for over a year are about to invade her life once more. But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was scarier than the ghosts!

  • By roswellgahokie on 01-13-17

Love the series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

There are many series that are amazing in the beginning. As the series continue the books become less and less appealing, but this series only gets better and this last book has been the best. Karen White is an amazing writer and the narration is equally wonderful is a must read for all !'

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

Fantastic, well written, amazing narration!!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Fantastic, well written, amazing narration, kept you intrigued though out the entire story. The characters are likable and strong, and carry throughout hope, fear, and intrigue.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • Toad Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Christiana Miller
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • By Deedra on 08-11-15

Her writing paint picture like a great artist

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

Reviewed: 08-03-14

What did you love best about Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead?

The writers amazing ability to paint her words and allow has to visualize each step of the novel and the performance was extraordinary.

What did you like best about this story?

The colorful imagination and the ability to make you laugh with it the added benefit of suspense.

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

Her talents as a reader are profound she makes you feel like each person is an individual and allows you to get to know the characters far better than even using your own imagination by reading.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How the writer made you feel when arrives at her aunts cottage and surrounding area.

Any additional comments?

She is an amazing writer who has a lot of talent I'm not a prude but some of the erotic portions of the book were over-the-top and took away from some of the beauty of her writing ability maybe a little more scare a little less carnal.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful