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  • Peete and Repeat

  • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Karen Musser Nortman
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A biking and camping trip to southeastern Minnesota turns into double trouble for Frannie Shoemaker and her friends as she deals with a canoeing mishap and a couple of bodies. Strange happenings in the campground, the nearby nature learning center, and an old power plant complicate the suspect pool and Frannie tries to stay out of it - really - but what can she do? After all, she is only curious, but sometimes it isn't just cats who have trouble with that!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By med c on 05-30-17

RV Camping - Fun, Mystery, and PIE!!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Where does Peete and Repeat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the mystery. As I'm listening, I am trying to solve the case, but alas was not able to get the final answer right. The fact I couldn't figure the whole answer out, made this a fun book to listen to.

What about Michelle Babb’s performance did you like?

She brings the characters to life by giving them their own unique voices. This is something I love when listening to books. She keeps the story flowing and is a great narrator.

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

You can't help but laugh at the antics this group gets into. Listening to the story makes me want pie and reminds me of camping with my boys.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Blue Coyote

  • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Karen Musser Nortman
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Frannie and Larry Shoemaker love taking their grandchildren, Sabet and Joe, camping with them. But at Bluffs State Park, Frannie finds herself worrying more than usual about their safety, and when another young girl disappears from the campground in broad daylight, her fears increase. The fun of a bike ride, a flea market, marshmallow guns, and a storyteller are quickly overshadowed. Accusations against Larry and her add to the cloud over their heads. Frannie begins to puzzle out the mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By med c on 05-15-17

More trouble for the retired friends

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Blue Coyote to be better than the print version?

I can't compare the two since I have never read the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Frannie, all the way. She doesn't listen to anyone and does what she wants. She reminds me of my grandmothers.

What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love listening to the MIchelle Babb's books. She gives each character their own voice which makes them come alive while listening.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book had me laughing. The antics these friends get into are hilarious.

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audio book and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • A Caribou King Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Alaskan fine arts dealer Caribou King has closed up shop for the season and is looking forward to a peaceful winter, capped off by the birth of her sister's first child. When she discovers the body of Angela Nash, an elderly woman, in the old Tilamu house, Cara can't help poking her nose into the investigation. When Alex Tilamu shows up at Mrs. Nash's funeral, drunk and ranting about murder, Cara is convinced there is more at stake than a dilapidated house on the edge of the bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • By April H. on 02-15-18

Another Alaskian Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

What did you love best about The Deadly Art of Love and Murder?

Trying to figure out the mystery and be right! Sadly, my ideas were wrong in this book, but this makes the book great. If I can't figure it out, it helps to keep my attention.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

I love all the characters by Michelle Babb. She really brings them to life while reading the story. A great narrator is important in an audiobook and Michelle always hits that on the head.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Who really owns the house?

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Deadly Art of Deception

  • A Caribou King Mystery
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Only two seasons matter in Coho Bay, Alaska - cruise ship and winter. Caribou King, owner of The Broken Antler Gallery, is hip-deep in tourists when her old college pal Taylor shows up asking for refuge, saying she has no place else to go. Cara is cautious; Taylor was the wife of one of Alaska's most renowned artists, Jonathan Snow, who was mauled to death by a bear the previous year. Why would his widow want to return to the location of her tragic loss? Something about Taylor's story just doesn't ring true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery

  • By MEDY L on 02-25-18

You'll never guess this one

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

What made the experience of listening to The Deadly Art of Deception the most enjoyable?

This is not your typical mystery. The author did a great job of keeping my interest and I never would have figured it out. Loved it!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Every time I thought I had figured out what was going on in the story, something changed and I was again trying to figure it out. The story will keep you guessing right up until the final reveal.

What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michelle is a great narrator. She gives the characters their own unique voices so they all seem alive and interesting.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Calling Tree

  • Book One
  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Dominick Dunn is in people acquisition. When the phone rings he shuffles off to the far corners of the globe to retrieve the captured, then turns them over to his employer. He doesn't actually believe these people are immortal, but the pay is good and he likes to travel. Despite rumors that his quarry meets an unthinkable fate at the hands of his employer, he's content with his lot in life. Aaron Wessker is miserable. His life has not gone according to plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The calling tree

  • By trixie on 09-10-17

Slow start, great story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Would you listen to The Calling Tree again? Why?

Yes, just to catch the things I missed the first time. Knowing how the story goes now, I will see the things I didn't notice the first time.

What did you like best about this story?

There was more to the story than I expected. There was multiple types of characters that you don't always see in other book series.

Which character – as performed by Wyatt Baker – was your favorite?

Loved them all. Each character had their own voice, which brought them to life for me.

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

At first no, but once the story got going yes. I would find myself listening throughout the day while working.

Any additional comments?

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  • To Die For

  • By: Gary C. King
  • Narrated by: Jim Raposa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

This true crime book follows the FBI's search for and capture of Darren Dee O'Neall, a serial killer whose ability to change his appearance kept him out of the reach of the authorities, and describes his violent sexual crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Louis L'Amour Killer...

  • By Polly Poizendem on 02-24-17

Can't believe it is true

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

What made the experience of listening to To Die For the most enjoyable?

The fact that Jim gave all the characters their voice. This brings the story to life.

What does Jim Raposa bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love how the gives them all a unique voice. He brings the story to life for the listener

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hard to believe that things like this really happen. The dedication of the cops to finally catch him

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Out for Blood

  • Britain's Thorney Dyke Knife Murders
  • By: Gary C. King
  • Narrated by: Dan Orders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

This is the disturbing account of 31-year-old Joanna Dennehy, mother of two; the man under her spell, Gary Stretch, 47; and the murder investigation that led them and others to the Old Bailey for trial. A true crime short, plus 17 additional true crime stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tasty Morsels of Murder . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 03-10-17

True Crime!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Where does Out for Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love true crime stories, so this is high on the list

What other book might you compare Out for Blood to and why?

Other true crime stories. I love the fact that the stories were of cases I didn't know, which makes it more interesting.

What does Dan Orders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He gave the characters voices. If I had read the book, I wouldn't have heard it the same way

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Devil's Serum

  • Detective Byone Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ricardo Fleshman
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Patrella
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In the sequel to the blockbuster The Dying Dance, Private Detective Moses Byone returns to help the FBI uncover the mystery of who is experimenting on the mentally ill men of New Orleans. Mose must search his memory and his own dark past. Will he discover the truth before he becomes a victim to the strange, enigmatic doctor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Orleans Ambiance

  • By Dominique on 03-21-17

Back in the Big Easy

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

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

Yes, the story is well told and interesting. It is based in a city I would love to visit

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

You just never knew what would happen next to the PI

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

Yes, the first book in the series. He did another excellent job in this story.

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

Yes, it was easy to get pulled in and not want to stop listening.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Dying Dance

  • Detective Byone, Book 1
  • By: Ricardo Fleshman
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Patrella
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The Dying Dance is the story of retired New Orleans police detective turned private investigator Moses Andre Byone, self-proclaimed skeptic who uncovers an underworld of voodoo, dark magic, and betrayal in the shadows of the human heart as he searches to understand the death of a wealthy white lawyer from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. On his journey to solve the case, Mose discovers a mysterious silver box that may hold the secrets to the darker human behaviors of greed, lust, and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A captivating mystery with a New Orleans twist

  • By Christina on 02-15-16

Another side to New Orleans

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Would you listen to The Dying Dance again? Why?

Yes, just to catch the things I missed the first time. Since you have heard it once, the next time you notice things you missed out on before.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Who doesn't love a good detective story in an amazing town?

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

I believe this is the first one. He did an excellent job of giving the characters their own unique voices

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Murder in Room 305

  • By: Gary C. King
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

A shocking true crime story of sex, greed and cold-blooded murder! Veteran true crime author Gary C. King spins a gripping real-life tale of a woman caught in a deadly web of lust and violence...a riveting story of love gone horribly, tragically wrong. Kathryn Ann Martini graduated from Yale with a bright future in the banking business. Young, beautiful, and ambitious, she had everything going for her. Until she met Michael David Lissy, the sleazy proprietor of a scuba diving school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Room 305

  • By med c on 02-24-17

Awesome True Crime Story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

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

Yes, I love true crime stories.

What other book might you compare Murder in Room 305 to and why?

Other true crime stories, they are just all so unbelievable, but yet they happened

Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

He did a great job on all the characters. You felt like you knew them also.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You thought you knew someone

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.