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  • Sprinkle with Murder

  • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead - by cupcake - Mel becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprinkled with Humor and a Sweet Treat!

  • By aubie99_98 on 01-18-17

Fun and an easy listen

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I listen to this genre to relax---I do not expect great fiction but I do want to be mildly entertained; this book did the trick. Cupcakes and murder and a cold glass of milk!

  • My Radical Encounters with Angels

  • Meeting Angels, Witches, Demons, Satan, Jesus and More
  • By: Matthew Robert Payne
  • Narrated by: Steve Bremner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Do you have a keen interest in the supernatural? Have you always had a burning desire to look into the amazing possibilities in your walk with God? Are you courageous enough to learn about the encounters of a prophet, including the good, the bad and the ugly? Come away with Matthew Robert Payne and hear first-hand how he has encountered Jesus, the saints, angels, witches, demons, and Satan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Credible and Inspiring Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-05-18

Genuine Testimony

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

This book is not what I thought it wouldn't be. I thought it might have more of a processed feeling. Mathew's honest recounting of his experiences, including is admittance to being labeled as having a mental illness, all added to the authentic nature of his testimony. I found it to be inspiring and it rang true. As a social worker I have always felt that people who are labeled as having a mental illness are often attacked by the enemy because of their

  • The Perfect Hope

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,854

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Ending!

  • By Maria on 03-14-13

Charming trilogy

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

The first book in the trilogy was, predictably, the best. The three books as a total equaled a charming view into the lives of some very lovable characters.

  • The Old Silent

  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn, amateur colleague, Melrose Plant wishes to he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to getting to the point...

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-15-14

Intriguing and sad; they are getting sadder!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Would you listen to The Old Silent again? Why?

Yes; because Martha Grimes is brilliant as is Steve West's delivery of her mysteries.

What other book might you compare The Old Silent to and why?

All of the other Richard Jury mysteries; the same characters are strung throughout in the most beguiling manner.

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

Yes; eleven other Richard Jury Mysteries. This one is just as unique and laden with unexpected turns.

If you could take any character from The Old Silent out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would love to be friends with Melrose Plant--I want to date Richard Jury, CID; so a nice romantic dinner with Richard please!

Any additional comments?

This is yet another book, in the series, where poor Richard is drawn to a woman who is either unavailable or who dies soon after he starts-up a romance; the man is cursed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Old Contemptibles

  • Richard Jury Mysteries, Book 11
  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The introduction of fascinating new characters!

  • By Waverley on 02-12-16

The introduction of fascinating new characters!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Old Contemptibles to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! Due to the vocally dexterous narrator, Steve West. He brings the characters life and his rendition of Aunt Agatha has me falling out of my chair laughing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

They are all colorful and engaging; although, if I must pick one...it would be Melrose Plant ( former Earl of Caverness). He is a good-natured and intelligent chap who is quick to lend a hand and not very quick to take the credit. Plus, he exhibits amazing grace in putting-up with his detestable Aunt Agatha.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the scene where the interesting cleptomaniac transfers the letters to Melrose.

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

All of the books in this series evoke the gamete of emotions: I cried a little and laughed often.

Any additional comments?

It is best to start at the beginning of the series; one can't help but develope a crush on the regular characters. This is a particularly moving book in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,718

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Fabulous twists!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

Marwood is a master weaver; every thread falling into line---creating a masterpiece! Fascinating characters insure the reader stays tuned in until the last word. Bravo!

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,234

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK.

  • By jennifer on 09-06-15

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

I loved experiencing this intriguing and gripping mystery! Well written and expertly delivered. Well done!

  • Peril in Paperback

  • A Bibliophile Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Rare-books expert Brooklyn Wainwright is invited to the 50th birthday party of her neighbor Suzie's aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who's turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house. Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace's playful palatial estate into a house of horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series

  • By Annina on 03-23-17

Original plot

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

I like all of the books in the series but this one went off the beaten path-- literally dunking the characters into trap doors etc. fun read!

  • Miracles Happen

  • The Transformational Healing Power of Past-life Memories
  • By: Brian L. Weiss, Amy E. Weiss
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

In their revolutionary book Miracles Happen, Brian L. Weiss, MD, the New York Times best-selling author of Many Lives, Many Masters, and his daughter, Amy, examine the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that is possible when you freely accept and embrace the reality of reincarnation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Examples of past life regressions positive result

  • By Diana on 06-21-14

Comforting Message

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

It is thrilling to share in people's personal adventures into their prior incarnations. How crucial for us to discover the depths of our infinite beings. Makes the prospect of dying less daunting.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Edgar Cayce on Angels, Archangels and the Unseen Forces

  • By: Robert J. Grant
  • Narrated by: Dawn Hogue
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Edgar Cayce on Angels, Archangels and the Unseen Forces is the first book ever published that explores Edgar Cayce's readings on the "Angels and Unseen Forces", Michael the Archangel, and the role of guardian angels. Grant goes on to further offer inspiring true stories of miraculous encounters by everyday people with angels.This audiobook explores the powerful significance of Archangel Michael as given in the work of Edgar Cayce and through awe-inspiring messages that came through the Cayce readings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but........

  • By Karen on 09-15-13

I believe!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

It is a rare treat to have access to the Knowledge of one of the most documented psychics ever. I find it comforting to know that God's Angels are with us daily and help is ours for the asking.