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  • Sharpe Shooter: Skeleton in the Closet

  • Cozy Suburbs Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Deena Sharpe knows nothing about investigating a cold-blooded murder, but when her sweet aunt asks her to find out who killed her son, that’s exactly what Deena agrees to do. Only hitch, he died 50 years earlier, although his body was just discovered in a sheriff’s forgotten evidence closet. To make matters worse, a big-city conspiracy nut is determined to cash in on her family’s misfortune and implicate Deena’s dead cousin in the crime of the century. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 03-21-19

Exactly what I wanted in a Mystery !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-19

A first rate terrific read ! Kelly Hazen does an excellent job throughout of keeping the audience guessing until the final twist.
An intriguing, fast paced mystery crime novel, with great characterization, and unexpected surprises.

  • Terminal Breach

  • By: Steve Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Holly Palance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

An unknown invader - code name GRAY WOLF - commandeers a nuclear missile silo in North Dakota and threatens to launch a Minuteman III ICBM. The President's only containment option is to obliterate the Midwest's nuclear arsenal at a cost of millions of civilian lives. Across the country in Key West, the world-renowned forensic sleuth Dr. Elliott Sumner is pulled into the international crisis moments after he spots a serial killer he put away for life. Elliott gets the call to examine hideously mutilated corpses found frozen solid in the wilderness. The macabre blood trail is the only way to identify GRAY WOLF, and give the President more options.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable thrill ride

  • By cosmitron on 01-11-19

Genius thiller !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Review

"Superb and scintillating...Terminal Breach is brilliant.. Steve Bradshaw writing is propelling him past the likes of Wilbur Smith and Alistair MacLean to claim the mantle of the greatest action-adventure writer of this or any generation."

  • Lady Justice and Good vs Evil

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Walt has a mysterious box hidden in his safe. He has been told it contains a device that can be either a blessing or a curse to mankind depending on who possesses it. Dr. Skinner comes to Kansas City and convinces Walt that he will use the device for altruistic endeavors. But others covet the device for more clandestine purposes. It is the classic confrontation of good vs. evil. The question is: Which one will possess the device in the end?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Crime Thriller !

  • By Kelly Watley on 04-03-19

Exceptional Crime Thriller !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

A terrific read!

The tale builds to a fantastic conclusion. Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns. Lady Justice and Good vrs Evil will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion.


  • Child Killer

  • The True Story of the Atlanta Child Murders
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

From the summer of 1979 through the spring of 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, was held under siege by a serial killer, and dozens of victims started to appear. The series of murders, which became known as the “Atlanta Child Murders case”, gripped the city of Atlanta with fear and shocked the nation because most of the victims were children. In this true-crime audiobook, you will hear about how the Atlanta Child Murders case put a city under siege and how a task force of law-enforcement officers from several different agencies eventually captured the killer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic about The Atlanta Child Murders . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 05-22-19

Shocking and Disturbing !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

The details and the way this author writes It made me feel like I was actually seeing what was happening...

I enjoyed this book. It was a PAGE TURNER and I look forward to reading more of his other books.

  • The Sam Reilly Collection, Volume 2

  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 33 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The offer - $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels. There’s no doubt their discovery is worth 10 times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 2

  • By jey cee on 09-03-18

Incredible Series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

This is an incredible series...the action is non-stop from beginning to end’


‘I can't speak highly enough of this author.. Riveting reading, great plots always with a twist, and likeable heroes'

  • The Handyman: The Complete Season II: The Handyman Steamy Noir Series

  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

"Would you kill for art's sake?" The walls are closing all around rags to riches fiction writer, Victor Casey, as his wife and muse, the lovely Stella, falls for the very detective who is investigating Casey's alleged murders. The detective in question is a stunning concrete blonde, by the name of Megan Lawless, and together, she and Stella are making plans that will destroy Vic if he allows them to happen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Season

  • By Ashley Hedden on 01-14-19

Wow !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Steamy Noir as only Vincent Zandri can give with lots of twists and turns. The characters were well-developed.

  • Cappuccino

  • Zion Sawyer Series, Book 1
  • By: ML Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Zion Sawyer had a good job, working customer service for an insurance company in San Francisco. She had friends, a loving family, and a bright future. Until she received a call from a lawyer in Sequoia, California, informing her she is the sole heir to her biological mother’s estate. Zion never met Vivian Bradley, but her death sends Zion on a path of discovery that changes her future forever. And she discovers that you can never escape your past, even a past you didn’t want to know. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happily surprised at this Cozy Mystery--very good.

  • By LOYL-00 on 02-28-19

Very Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I love mysteries when I feel like I know these people and think like them. Characters were interesting-not cookie cutter in the least. I had to finish the book in one night.

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  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By MeDi on 04-06-18

Action Packed !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

"This well-plotted action-packed thriller will keep you glued to the pages long into the night." ~

  • Introducing Gertrude, Gumshoe

  • By: Robin Merrill
  • Narrated by: Darlene Allen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Gertrude has been called a lot of things: a hoarder, an odd duck, and a crazy cat lady - but she's never been called a gumshoe. Until now. When her neighbor goes missing, she can't help but get involved, no matter how many people ask her not to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Gertrude!

  • By Christina on 11-25-18

Cute

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I enjoyed reading this book. Always trying to figure out who did the murder is

  • Scottsdale Squeeze

  • Laura Black Mystery series, Volume 2
  • By: B A Trimmer
  • Narrated by: Lily Harmon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In this thrilling romantic mystery, Laura Black is an investigator for the highly successful but slightly shady Scottsdale lawyer, Lenny Shapiro. This time, she's tracking down a wealthy Scottsdale cougar named Jacky Wade, who's been missing for a week and her clueless boyfriend, Terry Lennox, is getting desperate. But even after Laura manages to find Jacky, it seems that the trouble is only beginning. First comes the death threat. Next there's the murder. Finally there's the kidnapping.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steamy Stephanie Plum Like Story

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 01-10-19

Loved it !!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I love a good detective and/or spy novel. I don't want to say to much as you do have to read it for yourself; but the twists and turns will take you on quite enjoyable..