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  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Do I believe it all — no. But it is quite interesting and raises a lot of questions.

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

Bad

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Worst book of the series. A total miss. Thought it would be a good entry. Big surprise, it was awful

  • Sins and Needles

  • A Needlecraft Mystery
  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Connie Crawford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

When adoptee Lucille Jones comes to town researching her roots, Betsy Devonshire notices that she bears a remarkable resemblance to local Jan Henderson. Betsy introduces the look-alikes and they quickly hit it off. But then Jan's wealthy great-aunt is found dead, helped to her grave by a stiff metal wire --a double-zero knitting needle, in fact. Just like the kind Jan knits with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally addictive series

  • By karen on 02-03-13

About time

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Finally another book by Monica Ferris. It’s been far too long. Certainly hope it won’t be so long until the next one. Just love these Betsy Devonshire stories.

  • Between a Book and a Hard Place

  • A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Maia Guest
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Shadow Bend's library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev's excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette's latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett's intentions aren't as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they're really up to, Jett turns up dead - and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Beatrice on 09-17-16

Love BUT

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Get rid of this ridiculous love triangle. All it does is compete negatively with the plot. It isn't even believable and makes Dev nothing but a shallow, conniving, man eating bitch - which she is not.

  • Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder

  • Murder, She Wrote
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs's husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. Her suspicions are aroused by a sinister dating site Hal used while he and Babs were having marital issues - a site that might be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim, and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Voice for Jessica

  • By ML on 05-24-18

Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Awful story, compounded by the worlds worst narrator. Don’t waste your money or time on this one. I think this usually decent series has finally hit rock bottom

  • Raspberry Danish Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband's assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross's car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reprieve for Mike and Norman?

  • By Marsha L. Woerner on 03-09-18

He’s gone! Yeah!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Ross was a huge mistake from the get go. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Now maybe we can get back to normal.

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  • Carbs and Cadavers

  • Supper Club Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

James Henry, a kind-hearted professor of English literature, is forced to move back home to Quincy's Gap, a tiny town in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, to care for his aging father. Shortly after moving into a house that hasn't changed since his childhood, the overweight, divorced, book-loving cheese puff addict accepts a position as head librarian and joins a supper club for dieters who call themselves the "Flab Five". Avoiding carbs is almost impossible in this deep-fried, all-you-can-eat Southern town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great series by Ellery Adams.

  • By Lynda Turpin on 12-13-17

God Awful

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Usually love Ellery Adams, but not this time. This is just one giant whine fest. Characters are blah and impossible to connect with. With all the constant whining going on, it nearly impossible to keep up with the mystery ploy, what little there is. This book is a total downer. Give it a skip

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,659

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Only bought this because it was on sale. Turned out to be well worth it. Interesting and quirky characters combined with nicely intertwined plot lines. An all round enjoyable read.

  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,548

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery

  • By Jill, NM on 10-21-16

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Bought this because the blurb sounded ok and it was on sale. BIG MISTAKE. Granted the book was set in Ireland, but the narrators accent was almost indecipherable; the characters confusing, flat, and totally lacking in likability. And the plot- well that would be best described as totally lacking. No matter the cost, give this one a pass!!!

  • Anthem for Doomed Youth

  • A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
  • By: Carola Dunn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In the Spring of 1926, the corpses of three men are found in shallow graves off the beaten path in Epping Forest outside of London - each shot through the heart and bearing no identification. DCI Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, the lead detective, is immediately given two urgent orders by his supervisor at the Yard: solve the murders quickly and keep his wife, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, away from the case! Thankfully, Daisy's off visiting their daughter at school. But when a teacher is found dead, Daisy is once again in the thick of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Daisy Mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 01-09-18

Awful

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Worst entry in an otherwise good series. Certainly hope this is not a trend. A delightful series with this exception. Please no more. Go back to the original formula!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful