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Carmela

Walterboro, SC, USA
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  • A Tale of Two Kitties

  • Magical Cats, Book 9
  • By: Sofie Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 161

The arrival of the Janes brothers has the little town of Mayville Heights buzzing. Everyone of a certain age remembers when Victor had an affair with Leo's wife, who then died in a car accident. Now it seems the brothers are trying to reconcile, until Kathleen finds Leo dead. The police set their sights on Leo's son and Kathleen's good friend Simon, who doesn't have much of an alibi. To prove her friend innocent, Kathleen will have to dig deep into the town's history - and into her sardine cracker supply, because Owen and Hercules don't work for free....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit weaker than previous stories but still good.

  • By Carmela on 11-19-18

A bit weaker than previous stories but still good.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

there didnt see to be as much comic relief in the one than in the previous ones so it made for a duller story. still a good read.

  • Dead End Street

  • Museum Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society president Nell Pratt gets some unexpected news that rocks her foundation. Two members of a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone Blakeney and Cherisse Chapman, inform Nell that her society owns an abandoned row house in a rundown area of Philadelphia and they insist on taking her to see the property before its date with the wrecking ball. But soon after they arrive at the house, Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured. The police believe it's just random violence in a bad neighborhood, but Nell thinks there's more to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars

  • By Beatrice on 03-17-18

not really a mystery but a good book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

as the protagonists are not actually solving a mystery, this can't really be categorized as a mys tery book,. however, the story is good and the subject interesting. th e characters are compeling and likeable as always in th is series so it is definitly a good read though a bit Pollyannish. still im an optimist so i liked it.

  • Death Makes a Prophet

  • By: John Bude
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home - vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets - which eventually lead to murder. The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith's most bizarre and exacting cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good plot

  • By Carmela on 11-05-18

very good plot

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

in the tradition of the great British mysteries, this book has an intricate plot that keeps you guessing.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • idiotic story. painful to listen too. narrator ok

  • By Carmela on 11-05-18

idiotic story. painful to listen too. narrator ok

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

this book was recommended to me so i made an effort and listen till the end. i find no readiming quality to it. the story is idiotic the charaters range from weird to dull. and not in any good way. there is some clear attempt at humor which is lame at best. i had to drag myself to t e end. the narrator did a hood job. its a shame they wasted his time.

  • Dragonsinger

  • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Sally Darling
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,760

Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By debra on 07-10-11

description of apprenticeship. very boring

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

i loved the first book. this one was extreemly boring. except for the end which i will not spoil. nothing interesting or unexpected happens. the end is unexpected... and highly unlikely. i may try t e third book just so i didnt suffer through this one for nothing but if nothing happens there...

  • Written Off

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

Rachel Goldman writes mysteries in which Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor's office, helps find missing persons. Rachel is busy working on her next book when a man calls out of the blue asking for help in a missing person case. The caller's name? Duffy Madison. Is this real, or has she lost her mind? She doesn't have much time to find out, because a serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping and murdering mystery authors. And Rachel may just be the next target.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not just suspend disbelief, but kill it dead!

  • By John S. on 09-06-16

great original story. lovely narator.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I love the haunted guesthouse series. this story has no supernatural elements, at least not so far, but its a great story too. Is the investigator who asks for Rachel's help really the character in het book? great plot twist.

  • Witch Is When the Penny Dropped

  • A Witch P.I. Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Adele Abbott
  • Narrated by: Hannah Platts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Two murders and more crazy than you can shake a stick at. Just another day in the life of PI (and witch superstar) Jill Gooder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE SIR...MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?

  • By Divine Lunacy on 04-19-17

fun series continues to entertain.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

These books are so much fun. each includes several stories, typically Jill the p.i. investigates a mystery in the with world as well as one in the human world. in adition there are the aspects of her witch training and the many adventures of her sidekicks, winkey the cat who in this one is writing a boy wizard story, as well as her knitting p.a. mrs. V. Lots of humor ties it all together. hopefully all will be available in audio soon.

  • The Good Friday Murder

  • A Christine Bennett Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Lee Harris
  • Narrated by: Dee Macaluso
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Christine Bennett has left the cloistered world of nuns for the profane world of New York State, where murder and madness are often linked. At a town meeting, Christine volunteers to investigate a 40-year-old murder case long since closed. Now she'll move heaven and earth to exonerate a pair of retarded savant twins, now senior citizens, of their mother's murder on Good Friday in 1950.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Polite procedural cozy

  • By connie on 12-29-12

Great story, great attitude

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

I was a bit worried getting a story about a nun who leaves the convent because i dont like my light reading to preach to me either for or against religion or politics. i was pleasantly surprised. there is balance and no demagoguery here. the mystery is well contracted and the characters are compeling and likable. will definitely continue the series.

  • Unraveled

  • A Knitting Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Maggie Sefton
  • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Spring is in the air of Fort Connor, Colorado - a time of new beginnings for the House of Lambspun knitters. But for fellow knitter Jennifer's new real-estate client, it is his end. He's been murdered, and Kelly Flynn is left unraveling a tangle of clues. This may prove to be her most challenging project yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maggie Sefton

  • By Cheryl Waters on 12-12-11

very good cozy. more in audio format please.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This i a very nice cozy series, with likable believable charaters and nicely twisted plots. I hope we will get more in the sereise available in audible soon.

  • The Innocent Dead

  • A Witch Cozy Mystery
  • By: Jill Nojack
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Natalie Taylor, high priestess of the coven in quirky Giles, Massachusetts, just wants to stop seeing dead people. With all the elements needed for the spell now in place, she can finally complete the ritual to push the ghosts away. But when a body is found in Corey Woods, giving her the opportunity to prove that her long-lost love wasn't guilty of the identical murders years ago, some of the answers she needs to clear him lie on the far side of the veil. She's going to need help from both the living and the dead to catch the real killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Done It.

  • By Troublemer on 10-04-17

good story but a bit too dark.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

the plot is good and the characters pleasant but its a bit hard to take narcomancy lightly.