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Jean Underfer-Babalis

Toledo, OH
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  • Hardcore Twenty-Four

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,640

This Jersey girl hits hard - 24/7. The blockbuster Stephanie Plum series continues with Hardcore Twenty-Four from number one New York Times best-selling Janet Evanovich.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sign

  • By Kimberly on 11-27-17

Lack luster

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Poor plot development,without any real suspense. It was more focused on how many men Stephanie was going to have sex. About 15% of the book was focused sex and 10% on suspense.

  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,719

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

In true English style

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The English environment and characters gave this a unique storyline and flavor. The two main characters were the Odd Couple that worked well for the plot. Truly it kept me reading.

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  • Haunted Hijinks

  • An Agnes Barton Paranormal Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Madison Johns
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Ever since Agnes' car accident, things have changed drastically for her. When she wakes up in the hospital, not only is her son, Stuart, there - who she hasn't seen in years - but a ghostly apparition!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Troublemer on 05-20-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

The Agnes Senior series is much better.

The plot is well thought out. Lacked the humor of her other books. This narrator was distracting. In fact, I almost stopped listening. I bought this book because the 3rd book in the senior series isn’t on audio.

  • Assaulted Caramel

  • Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Flower
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier in New York City. But then her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather's heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, an Amish candy shop. She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen - with Jebediah King's chocolate knife buried in his chest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Plot ok, characters disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

The villain was well developed, however, the plot was average. Most of the ancillary characters were too mellow dramatic and unconvinced with minimal logic behind their thought process. The representation of the Amish is minimal. I wouldn’t call it an Amish book, as the interplay with the Amish was just on the fringe. It’s well written from a grammatical standpoint.

  • Every Day a Friday

  • How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115

Pastor Joel Osteen writes how we can generate Friday's level of contentment and joy every day of the week. Known as a man who maintains a constant positive outlook in spite of circumstances, Osteen has described this message as a core theme of his ministry. Combining his personal experiences with scriptural insights and principles for true happiness, he shows listeners how every day can hold the same promise and opportunities for pure joy that they experience at five o'clock on Friday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changer

  • By Hai T Nguyen on 11-23-11

Encouraging and Shows the Goodness Of God

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Teaches biblical wisdom in language that is understandable. Shows God’s joy and desire to bless us and give us favor.

  • Southern Spirits

  • Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick - she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland, Tennessee's finest former citizens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, Clean Cozy Mystery

  • By Cheri on 03-22-17

Ghostly Fun in the South

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

The main character is genuine, unusual for a heroine. Humor is interspersed. The plot is well managed and unusual. Spend a day with the ghosts.

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114

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

Funny and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Funny characters and scenes that kept me laughing and interested. The plot twists and turns and just when I thought I knew the answer, there was a turn. Relaxing and refreshing read.

  • Ghostly Paws

  • Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 863

Middle age can be murder.... At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect: She sees ghosts. After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian, who insists Willa solve her murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy with ghosts and cats

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-15-16

Sleuth is clueless

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The plot is well done. Heroine/sleuth is bumbling. At times, the drama is forced. The sub plot needed to be better developed.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

One day

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

One day, it only took me one day to read this book. Usually takes two or more days for me to read a book. The characters, the plot, and the writing kept me interested. The pace is steady and moves quickly and keeps me engaged. The Arthur has a unique way of intertwining humor and the element of uniqueness into her writing. I’ve read the Mud Bug series and enjoyed it immensely. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • Grannies, Guns and Ghosts

  • An Agnes Barton Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Madison Johns
  • Narrated by: Toni Orans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Senior snoop, Agnes Barton, has taken up residence in a Winnebago at a campground in East Tawas, Michigan. It's not the ideal place for a woman of 72 to live, but she's making do. She had planned to start a detective agency with partner in crime, Eleanor Mason, but a snag with the license has them free-wheeling it, not that it matters because they are the ones folks call when dead bodies turn up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute. Cute. Cute sleuthers!

  • By Kathleen Adkins on 05-18-18

Cute, easy read and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

The story is cute. It’s an easy read. The villain is not evident until you start getting to the last three chapters. And even then you’re not quite sure which person is the villain. The narration is been well. However a couple of the voices are irritating. Mostly though, the tone, volume, and breed of the voice and aeration are pleasant.