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Grapeland, TX, United States
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Double Whammy
    A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
    
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        Gretchen Archer
    
    


    
    
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        Dina Pearlman
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    538 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Double Whammy

  • A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
  • By: Gretchen Archer
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 482

Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story. Awesome narrator.

  • By Pete the Dog on 08-07-13

Enjoyable read!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

This reminded me a bit of Stephanie Plum, though not as comical. For me, the rich backstory, complete with mistakes and poor decisions, added an enjoyable dose of reality to the characters in this book, and kept me wondering what they would do next. It was an enjoyable read!

The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times.

  • The Six and the Crystals of Ialana

  • The Ialana Series, Book 1
  • By: Katlynn Brooke
  • Narrated by: Katherine Leask
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Six young people are on the run, guided by a shared dream and driven by memories they can't explain. On a quest to discover their terrifying past before it catches up with them, they must cross a continent and a deadly mountain range, find a powerful crystal lost 500 years ago, and rediscover their original mission. Will they succeed this time, or will they, once again, be betrayed by someone they thought was a friend?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rich world

  • By Michelle on 04-21-19

A rich world

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

This book is an eventful adventure story in a rich world. I had a hard time keeping up with the various characters at first, but it came together nicely. The world history is well developed, and drives the plot. The book feels like it was inspired by authors I have read and enjoyed, but it is fresh and unique.

  • Unknown

  • The Forsaken Series, Book 1
  • By: Phil Price
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

It happens every year. A select few disappear, never to return. From The Falkland Islands to the Himalayas, Puerto Rico to England, people are vanishing without a trace or explanation. A young man who's lost everything stumbles across an ancient secret. Can he unlock the mystery? Will he find those who need him? Can he escape the Unknown? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing and hard to follow.

  • By Raul on 05-07-18

Monster vampires are back!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

This book brings to mind the vampires I grew up reading about and watching in movies, but it adds a few modern twists that make it a fresh story. While the vampires aren't sexy, there's still a hot bit of romance!

The beginning was a little hard for me to keep up with, switching character scenes so often, and that is the reason I didn't give it five stars. It wasn't a problem, and I found that I didn't have any trouble remembering what had happened when those character scenes became relevant again.

The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times!

  • Time Travel Tales & Other Short Stories

  • By: Remington Kane
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

 Time Travel Tales & Other Short Stories contains a dozen tales dealing with time travel, suspense, mystery, and a hit man named Tanner. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun short stories

  • By Michelle on 04-08-19

Fun short stories

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

This narrator has a nice, deep voice that is clear and easy to hear at all times.

The first story took me a bit to get into, but by the second part of it, I began to enjoy it. The other stories were a little better in my opinion.

None of these are feel-good, romantic stories, but they are full of time-travel, mind-bender situations that are intriguing. I loved the twist at the end of the last one--didn't see that coming!

  • Siege of Stone

  • The Nicci Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

The Sorceress Nicci, the Wizard Nathan Rahl, and the young swordsman Bannon remain in the legendary city of Ildakar after a great internal revolt has freed the slaves and brought down the powerful wizards council. But as he fled the city, capricious Wizard Commander Maxim dissolved the petrification spell that had turned to stone the invading army of General Utros fifteen centuries earlier. Now, hundreds of thousands of half-stone soldiers from the ancient past have awakened, led by one of the greatest enemy commanders in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I love the story but narrator is terrible!

  • By The Reluctant Housewife on 01-01-19

Full of action!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This book seemed to have a lot more action than the previous Nicci books. The characters are fleshing out nicely. I was pleased to hear hints of the Mord-Sith ancestry, and a small morsel about Nathan's childhood as well.

It left me anxious for the final book--I'm looking forward to it already!

As for the narration, it was great. I often listen while in an extremely noisy environment, and the narration was clear and easy to understand through it all.

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  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,265

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So cute!!

  • By KindleKat64 on 02-06-19

Adorable short story!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

The story was adorable. The characters were fun and intriguing. the narration was excellent, and was even easy to understand when riding in a noisy car. I enjoyed it enough that I'll be looking for more books from this author.

  • Lost

  • The House of Night Other World Series, Book 2
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 239

The moment Other Kevin returns to his world, trouble begins. Thankfully, he finds friends and allies - some expected, some unexpected - and soon discovers he, like his sister, can wield Old Magick. But without a mentor to help him, will Kevin be tempted to embrace Darkness? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent P.C.Cast story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I would say this is the best of them all! Loved it! Excellent narration, plot and ending. Don't miss this one.

  • Loved

  • The House of Night Other World, Book 1
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

The best-selling series has returned! Join P. C. and Kristin Cast in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the House of Night series by going on a thrilling new adventure with your beloved Nerd Herd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary Series

  • By Judith Pelaez on 07-12-17

Much better

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I love this book. In many ways I like it more than the original series. The plot twists are more unique, and the character development takes a fun turn.

  • Redeemed

  • House of Night, Book 12
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

In Redeemed, the final electrifying novel in the House of Night series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power - but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Ending to a Roller Coaster Series

  • By Michelle on 10-21-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

There's a good bit more action in this installment of the series.

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The action overall was resolved in a way that felt more final and complete than in previous books, without the expected twist at the end that creates a gripping hook, pulling you directly to the next book before you can sleep. It was a refreshing and satisfying respite.

I'm happy to say that there are only a couple of lines that are hard to hear in a noisy environment. The rest was clear and easy to understand.

  • Revealed

  • House of Night, Book 11
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever - and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Little Off for the writers

  • By Hope on 11-11-13

A good installment

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Good book. Less difficulty listening in a noisy environment than many of the previous books. I particularly enjoyed some of the character development in this book. I have some ideas about the ending, so am anxious to dive into the next book to see if any of my theories are right. This author is good at hooking you with a good ending!