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  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 22-24
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

"The Song Never Dies": When Alex King, leader of legendary 90s rock group Lizard, hosts a party to get the band back together, old grudges surface. At dawn Alex is found floating in the pool of his Cherringham mansion. To the police it's a drug-fueled accident. But when Jack and Sarah get involved, they quickly discover that while a song may never die - the person, who wrote it, might have been murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Hurry Up With Episodes 25,26, and 27..!!!... Nothing Worse Than Waiting On A Cliffhanger.!

  • By John on 09-30-18

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

In this latest set of three stories, the main characters continue to develop while they solve mysteries. We’re drawn deeper into the dynamic between Jack and Sarah. I can’t wait for the next set to come out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at the Mansion

  • Victorian Village Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheboro, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job at a high-end boutique hotel in Baltimore. Until, that is, the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she's laid off. When Kate's high school best friend calls with a mysterious invitation to come talk with the town leaders of Asheboro, she agrees to make the trip, curious about where this new opportunity might lead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-18

Enjoyable Mystery - definitely worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Well paced, good characters. I’d get the next one. The plot was solid, and the twist at the end was fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pane and Suffering

  • Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Cheryl Hollon
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façade... After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs - including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrific Narration

  • By Babs on 12-02-18

Over The Top Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This is a great story. I enjoyed the setting, the plot and characters. The narrator has an excellent voice, but was overly dramatic, which took away from the story.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,000

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Overdramatic

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I forgot how overdramatic Nora Robert's writing is. Doesn't take long in this book to be reminded. Too sappy for me.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Fun Fun Fun!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This mystery is smart, well paced and fun! So glad to have discovered the series. Can’t wait to dive into the next book.

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia is in the thick of it

  • By Mothermersnerd on 02-05-18

Does not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

This latest installment of the Flavia de Luce mystery series lives up to its promise.

This story delves deeper into the de Luce family - their relationships, happy and sad moments.
I liked the development of the main character, Flavia, and how other characters were more fully presented - Dogger and Flavia’s sisters for example.
Flavia is maturing, but still remains quite the detective, as she grapples with adult behaviors and motivations.
Overall, a another great de Luce mystery.

  • Street of the Five Moons

  • The Second Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

The Charlemagne talisman, with its gold filigree volutes and enormous azure-blue sapphire, has caught Vicky Bliss' attention. When a man is found murdered with an enchanting copy of the antiquity in his pocket, along with an odd set of hieroglyphs, Vicky follows the trail of the gifted genius who created the fake to the narrow streets of the anitquity markets in Rome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the first Vicky Bliss

  • By Michelle on 09-07-06

Love Vicky Bliss

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I discovered this series several years ago and have yet to grow tired of it. The interplay between Vicky and John S. Is smart and funny. Great dialogue and story.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

please make it stop.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I have read all of Sue Grafton's books and I've enjoyed them. This one was absolutely terrible. It was every chapter repeating the same things over and over and over. Kinsey was far more sanctimonious in this book than I remember her being in the past. I can't believe I actually made it to the end. Couldn't have come soon enough.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Characters

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story until the end

  • By suzebo on 05-16-17

Over dramatic. Overdone.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I found this to be over dramatic and overdone. the storyline had potential but it's just not worth listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Laughter of Dead Kings

  • The Sixth Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Who stole one of Egypt's most priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous, one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Vicki Bliss

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-10-08

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

The Vicky Bliss series is one I really hated to see end. Always fun and engaging - smart dialogue and a good mix of humor and mystery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful