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  • The Dust of Dawn

  • The Dust Series, Book 1
  • By: Eloise J. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Zabat's Comet promises a stunning astronomical display as it narrowly passes our planet. Then a solar flare nudges it hurtling toward Earth. Humanity crumbles during the countdown to doomsday. But Zabat is more than just a comet. The impact brings not swift extinction but a massive cloud of dust that appears to have a mind of its own. A sinister intelligence. A force that threatens to change what's left of humanity. Jack, Colleen, Lara, and Dan survived the violent chaos of the countdown. Now, they're about to find out that after doomsday, there are horrors even worse than death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take

  • By Deborah Mak on 02-19-19

A very interesting take on the genre.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

A very interesting take on the post-apocalypse genre. I enjoyed the story and the characters but it was the world building that really drew me in. The grungy background to the plot kept me asking questions and getting excited when my questions were answers. I wasn't a huge fan of the ending though.

Andrew B. Wehrlen did a great job narrating. I really enjoyed his characterizations and pacing.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Murder of a Restaurant Critic

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: S. L. Crawley
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Everyone's a critic. But sometimes words cut deep and the wounds turned deadly. That's what happened to Claude Giraud, the top restaurant critic in town. He had run afoul of the wrong restaurateur, and it is now up to amateur sleuth Hope Hadley to figure out which one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun but short cozy.

  • By Delta Stet on 02-21-19

A fun but short cozy.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I loved the characters and the fast-paced story line but I wish it had been a bit longer.

S. L. Crawley did a great job narrating. Perfect pacing.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Priced to Kill

  • Cindy York Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried forever. Real estate agent and super sleuth Cindy York has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home - where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body - bring the memories back in full force. But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paul’s death was anything but self-inflicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cozy mystery

  • By Delta Stet on 02-20-19

Great cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

My first experience with Cindy York and I must say that it's an interesting introduction. The story starts a little slow, but ramps up very quickly. By the end my heart was pounding and I was so worried about Cindy and her family. I also looove Jacques who is the greatest best friend ever.

Amy Deuchler did an excellent job narrating. Great pacing and great characterization.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Will Travel for Trouble

  • Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3
  • By: Minnie Crockwell
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The Will Travel for Trouble series: short cozy mysteries featuring Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle (RV) enthusiast, and her ghost traveling companion, Peregrine Ebenezer (Ben) Alford, as they travel across the United States, discovering murder and mayhem along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy mystery... with a ghostly twist!

  • By Christina on 02-22-19

This is a great collection of cozy mysteries

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This is a great collection of short, cozy mysteries. The characters of Minnie and Ben are so cute and the addition of a ghost helper is such a fun concept. There are no secondary story lines so the main mystery is concise and quick, but that's not a bad thing. The fact that each story takes place in a different location is also really clever.

Michelle Babb is the perfect voice for cozy mysteries. She brings you into the story quickly and her characters are always unique.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • All I Wanted Was a Drink

  • An Aggie Underhill New Year's Day Short Story (An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 11)
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Aggie and Betty decide to take a last-minute flight to Las Vegas for a girl's weekend. Since the Christmas holiday had left them exhausted, they thought a mini-vacation was just what they needed. Who knew the flight would be just as exhausting as the Christmas season?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great way to spend a hour.

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 12-04-18

Fun with a quick pace

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Fun with a quick pace. Aggie and Betty are hilarious and while the situation aboard the plane is nothing to laugh at, the ladies keep the pace moving quickly with laughs between.

Eliza Anders did a great job narrating. She really captured the characters and had great pacing.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Murder and Cherry Cake

  • Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 5
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Sabrina Daley's life changed forever when her sister went missing 30 years ago. It ended up taking more than a decade to discover Jessica Daley's body and arrest the man responsible for her murder. Ever since that tragedy, missing-persons cases have triggered a deep emotional response in Sabrina. So when Sabrina's friend Angela Hummel disappears one day, Sabrina can't help but be torn up inside. As Sabrina begins searching for Angela, she can't help but wonder if this new case will have a familiar tragic ending.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appropriate, clean and exciting

  • By Yuri on 02-14-19

A very cute, short cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

A very cute, short cozy mystery - my favorite kind! Although this is my first taste of the series, I felt there was plenty of character building and back story to keep me engaged and invested in the characters and story. I would love to continue with the series.

Carrie Burgess did an excellent job narrating. She really manages to bring you into the story and her pacing was perfect.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Centaur's Last Breath

  • A Brimstone Witch Mystery, Book 3
  • By: April Fernsby
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A centaur is killed by an assassin. Who hired the assassin? And why? The centaur, Selo Cezerus, was a willful and thoughtless creature who caused havoc wherever he went. He made enemies in the centaur community and amongst the residents of Brimstone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and exciting story

  • By Delta Stet on 02-18-19

Fun and exciting story

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

My first experience with Cassia Winter was a fun and exciting one. I loved the setting and the characters. The gnomes feud was an especially fun side story. I also loved the flying kitten story but it did often feel as though it took away from the main story line more than it should have. Overall, I thought it was a great story. I would love to read the others in the series.

Rebecca McKernan did an excellent job with the narration. Her characters were distinct and the pacing was perfect.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • The Silver City

  • A Prequel of the Father Earth Series
  • By: Brad W. King
  • Narrated by: C. J. McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

A helicopter touches down in Fin Shaw's front yard. Inside is a man that has some big news to break. "Fin, you're going with me to Egypt!" The moment the young archaeologist has been waiting for his entire life has arrived! The men arrive in the Valley of the Kings and locate a secret chamber in the tomb of King Tutankhamun that has an insane secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting thrill ride

  • By Delta Stet on 02-08-19

Exciting thrill ride

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I very much enjoyed this novella. It managed to pack a lot of information and scenes into such a short tale while still leaving the reader wanting more.

Narrator C. J. McAllister did an excellent job narrating and bringing the story to life. Pacing was excellent.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Flamingoes in Orbit

  • By: Philip Ridley
  • Narrated by: Josh Shirt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

A teenager stares at his reflection and sees the Milky Way. A motorbike prowls and growls like a wild animal. A whale sings a song to end loneliness. Philip Ridley's collection of short stories became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990. Magical, poetic, heartbreaking, and humorous, the sequence explores childhood, family life, romantic love in all its aspects - lost, unrequited, obsessional - and does so with a haunting mixture of both the barbaric and the beautiful. This edition includes two new stories, "Alien Heart" and "Wonderful Insect".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed these edgy stories, Josh Shirt is perfect

  • By Trio on 02-20-19

Enjoyable collection of stories

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

This is my first time reading this book and, judging from the reviews I've seen, I missed a critical piece of literature from my youth. I liked the writing style of the stories and how they all felt very different but still felt like they belonged together. My issue was some of triggering scenes that I wish I had been warned about because they hit me like a ton of bricks to the head. Despite this, I enjoyed the stories.

I listened to the audiobook and Josh Shirt did an excellent job narrating. I didn't have the text in front of me, but he managed to catch the nuances of the characters and the writing. I also think his pacing was perfect which is often the biggest problem I encounter with audiobooks.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

  • The Lady of the Lake

  • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Volume 4
  • By: Karen Musser Nortman
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 4

  • By MeDi on 06-09-17

The Shoemakers are a special kind of unlucky

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

The Shoemakers are a special kind of unlucky in that they travel the country and yet always manage to stumble across a murder. This time we also get an interesting ghost story to spice up the story. The characters are always fun and funny; the mystery is always just mysterious enough with enough red herrings to keep me interested. I really hope the Shoemakers and their friends get a few actual vacation days between police questioning.

Michelle Babb always provides a great listening experience. Her narration is the biggest reason I continue to read this series.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**