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  • River Rats

  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Set in rural upstate New York along the Delaware River, the Wayward Son Diner is a pit stop for tourists and locals of Sullivan County. Waitress Alex Hanson has seen it all and has no interest in the daily gossip-mongering of the natives. Knowing full well what it feels like to be the grease on the wheel, Alex takes pity on new park ranger Sam Ruiz, when he’s accosted by several eligible females whose need to satisfy their biological clocks outweighs their ingrained trepidation of a government employee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Gina on 01-14-15

great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

What did you love best about River Rats?

Really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns. Great characters...a little romance and mystery

  • Final Notice

  • Damaged Goods, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Dishing out bad news is Jackie Parker's job. So when her boss grabs her assets one time too many, she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one priority is to spend time with her husband, Luke, preferably without his brother Logan - AKA the Dark Prince.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic funny story

  • By BikeVON on 09-24-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

Would you listen to Final Notice again? Why?

loving the damaged goods team, the mysteries they solve and the connection between the characters..loved it

  • Lease on the Beach

  • A Damaged Goods Mystery
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

After a brush with death, Jackie Parker has big plans to lie low for a while. The best-laid plans didn't check in with her stressful job as part of Damaged Goods property management - or her drama queen mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i loved this book

  • By Camille on 10-29-17

another great story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

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

love this series of the damaged goods property mgmt team. the big question Luke or Logan?? what will happen

  • Forbidden

  • By: Angela Ford
  • Narrated by: Don Colasurd Jr.
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Agent Jessica Resario thought she found closure with the arrest of her parents' killer. She allowed her heart to love again and married Tom. Knowing a married couple can't be on the team together, Tom stepped down and decided to train at the FBI academy. Jess is promoted to supervisory special agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great story

  • By sandy d on 07-19-15

another great story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

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

Yes, great story about FBI agents Tom and Jessica. Mystery, another stalker, another girl threatened.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forbidden?

The ending..great ending

What about Don Colasurd Jr.’s performance did you like?

It was ok.

Any additional comments?

Must listen to it.

  • Closure

  • By: Angela Ford
  • Narrated by: Christy Williamson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An elite FBI task force tracks online predators while they hunt their prey. A series of murders in Presario Heights has forced Special Agent Jessica Resario to follow her gut instinct to save the next victim. Supervisory Special Agent Tom Erickson removes her from the case. The only place to escape the danger is her family beach home. She hadn't been there since her parents were murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Cheryl on 09-02-16

great story

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

What did you love best about Closure?

Enjoyed the story very much. Good mystery.

What aspect of Christy Williamson’s performance would you have changed?

Narrator was ok

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the characters and the story. Good mystery about FBI agent Jessica and her stalker. And her boss Tom and the romance with Jessica that is but isn't. Good book

  • Murder Al Dente

  • Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb writing and a fantastic narrator

  • By Judy C on 06-07-15

Great listen!!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

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

Yes was fun to listen to

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dizzy because her thoughts are so funny

Which scene was your favorite?

The car crash

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did but I listened to it on my way to work and home

Any additional comments?

The narrator was great..had that Italian accent down pat. The story is funny, has mystery and a touch of romance. My kind of book

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Darcy's Dogs: Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Novella (Mister Darcy Series by Barbara Silkstone) (Volume 1)

  • By: Barbara Silkstone
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Jane Austen's beloved characters return in this novella, a contemporary variation on Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular novels in English literature. Doctor Lizzie Bennet, struggling against her conservative English countryside upbringing, determines to prove her worth as a dog psychologist. Nothing will deter her from her career until she meets the uppity and oh-so mysterious Londoner, Mister Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared for a real coffee snorter

  • By Jan on 04-16-16

love this series

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Where does Mister Darcy's Dogs: Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Novella (Mister Darcy Series by Barbara Silkstone) (Volume 1) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mister Darcy's Dogs: Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Novella (Mister Darcy Series by Barbara Silkstone) (Volume 1)?

Jack the ripper

Which character – as performed by Karen Krause – was your favorite?

Lizzy

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

Laugh

Any additional comments?

Love love these characters. Lizzy is a middle class dog psychologist hired to train mister Darcy's dogs..lots of romping in the woods, missing teenagers, and tons of funny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Accidental Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 1
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course! Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gut busting funny !!

  • By Tammy Payne on 12-20-14

so funny

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

What made the experience of listening to Accidental Leigh the most enjoyable?

This book is so funny. I really enjoyed listening to it and laughing at Leighs bumbling attempt to be a real witch. She wants to be an author and everything she writes happens to her family and friends..just hysterical.

What did you like best about this story?

Laughing out loud at certain parts in the book.

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but she was perfect for this book

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

Yes hysterical

  • Conjuring Darkness

  • Darkness, Book 1
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Kat Marlowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Twenty-five-year-old Lexi Salenko is an independent and focused young woman who has realized her dream of moving to the open country of Montana and starting up a quaint bookstore. Romance and adventure have always remained within the covers of her cherished novels until one day she receives a mysterious letter from her archaeologist sister. The letter was sent from Israel and was badly damaged, but Lexi understands enough of it that her sister may be in trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, needs better narrator

  • By sandy d on 11-10-14

great story, needs better narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Conjuring Darkness to be better than the print version?

No, because the narrator didn't have character changes in her voice. Her male main character sounded exactly like the female main character. Then every once in a while you get the female British accent. Got confusing who was talking

Who was your favorite character and why?

The two main characters made for a great love at first site story

What didn’t you like about Kat Marlowe’s performance?

No character voice changes..ruined the audio experience. Male voices especially

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

I really enjoyed the story a lot. Just not the narrator

Any additional comments?

Story is great. I would read book. Audio book should be recorded again with better narrator

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Keep Me Ghosted

  • Sophie Rhodes Romantic Comedy, Book 1
  • By: Karen Cantwell
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Ghosts. Do you Believe? Sophie Rhodes doesn't have a choice. She's surrounded by themDesperate to pay the bills, 29-year-old Sophie ignores the advice of her stuffy spirit-friend, Marmaduke Dodsworth, and takes a job with the handsome Dr. Callahan, an optometrist with a desperate situation of his own. The good doctor's problem? He has a spirit-friend as well: One with a fiery crush and a vicious jealous streak.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Read

  • By K. April Holgate on 02-14-14

ghosts with a twist

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Keep Me Ghosted to be better than the print version?

Both are good

What was one of the most memorable moments of Keep Me Ghosted?

Loved this story..ghosts with a twist. Sophia is a very likeable character as his her bobs Dr. Callahan. Each with their own quirky ghosts. And the adventure of trying to solve the issue wiith Cal's ghost are both a by scary and funny. Especially the Not now's. Read for yourself you will enjoy this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

All

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful