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  • A Story to Kill

  • Cat Latimer Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers' retreats in the big blue Victorian she's inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband. Now it's an authors' getaway, but Cat won't let anyone get away with murder. The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and best-selling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn't know why he came all the way from New York, but she's glad to have him among the quirkier - and far less famous - attendees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disapointing

  • By Judith on 09-18-16

Very poor narrator, slow story

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

The narrator was extremely annoying and dragged down an already slow, predictable story. Her voice was monotone, with no emotion. She spoke slowly and over pronounced every word.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unidentified Redhead

  • By: Alice Clayton
  • Narrated by: Keili Lefkovitz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actress, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best-friend agent, will that dream become a reality - or at 33, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? And when an unexpected sizzling romance with Jack Hamilton, the entertainment industry's newest "it" boy, threatens to shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life, how will that affect her career... and his?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Flirty, Sexy, Smutty Book!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 07-17-13

Superficial characters, minimal story, to much sex!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

It is so superficial on all levels. The characters are shallow. The story is minimal. Sex is constant, detailed and Olympic. Give it a miss.

  • Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly. It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons. Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love the author, Hate the narrator

  • By Christi W. on 09-22-13

Terrible narration!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-14

What would have made Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince better?

A different narrator. It was painful to listen to - halting over annunciation of every word, appalling NZ accent. I only lasted 3 chapters!

Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Atherton again?

With a different narrator - yes.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Shocking - halting, each word painfully emphasized, terrible attempt at a NZ accent.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't get past the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I really wanted to listen to this author but all her books have the same narrator. How did she get the job - not just once, but over and over!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Name Is Will

  • A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare
  • By: Jess Winfield
  • Narrated by: Jess Winfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 38

Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is not living up to his name. It's 1986, and instead of finishing his thesis on the Bard, this grad student is saying "yes" to drugs, bedding coeds, and delivering a giant psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector. Meanwhile (or rather, back in 1582), would-be playwright William Shakespeare is an 18-year-old Latin teacher whose world is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Puerile

  • By Adrienne on 08-22-12

Puerile

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

Reviewed: 08-22-12

What disappointed you about My Name Is Will?

It was an pathetic excuse to write about sex. The outline had such potential, but in reallity it was like a novel wriiten by a spotty adolescent. The discriptions of explicit sex and drug taking gets very boring, and is very one dimensional. The characters were also flat and not engaging. I couldn't make myself finish it. Self indulgent, and pathetic.

I wasted my money and my time.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jess Winfield again?

NO

How could the performance have been better?

A different book, by a different author.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Name Is Will?

All of it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Explosive Eighteen

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Once Stephanie steps on the plane from Hawaii to Newark, she hopes to put her hellish holiday behind her. But when her seatmate mysteriously disappears during the stopover in LA - to be found later in a garbage can - things are only going to get worse.Only one other person has seen the missing photographs the dead man was supposed to be carrying - and it just so happens to be Stephanie Plum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By lilly on 08-07-18

Fantastic Escapism

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

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

Absolutely - fast paced, funny.

What did you like best about this story?

Familiar characters, with their idiosyncrasies. Funny, interesting plot.

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

No I wanted to savor this treat as a secret escape.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next one!

  • Daddy's Girl

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Law professor Natalie Greco has an ordered life. Then everything changes. Nat accompanies her colleague to a prison where he’s a guest lecturer. However, the trip turns grim when they arrive at the prison; they’re smack in the middle of a riot. In front of a horrified Nat, a prison guard is fatally injured. Nat rushes to help him, only to hear his last words...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Scottoline adventure - as usual

  • By Adrienne on 01-31-12

Great Scottoline adventure - as usual

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

Reviewed: 01-31-12

If you could sum up Daddy's Girl in three words, what would they be?

Believable heroine, twists and turns, adventure and excitement.

What did you like best about this story?

Fast paced, intreging

If you could rename Daddy's Girl, what would you call it?

The Professor

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for more Scottoline books on audio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful