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  • Dog Helps Those

  • A Golden Retriever Mystery, Volume 3
  • By: Neil S. Plakcy
  • Narrated by: Kelly Libatique
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

It's almost time for graduation, and Eastern College is in trouble. A prominent alumna is dead, and a faulty computer program is jeopardizing student records and financial aid. It's up to Steve and Rochester to dig into the situation and retrieve the culprits! Rita Gaines wasn't a nice person - but she did love her dogs, and most of her clients respected her financial acumen and her talent in training dogs for agility trials. When she's found dead, there's a long line of potential suspects from Wall Street whiz kids to doting doggie daddies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of the Series

  • By Diana on 01-07-15

The Best of the Series

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

I really enjoyed this book. I hope there will be more in the series and that they will be in the Audible library.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha Raisin and the Witches of Wyckhadden

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 9
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Suffering from bald patches thanks to a hair conditioner spiked with depilatory cream - supplied by the murderess in her last investigation - Agatha escapes to the coastal resort of Wyckhadden to allow her crowning glory to recover in privacy. A local witch provides her with hair tonic and Agatha’s lost locks begin to grow - but then the witch is found bludgeoned to death. The elderly residents at Agatha’s faded hotel seem innocuous enough, if a little odd. But, as she enquires into the murder she turns up an alarming number of secrets....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best One So Far

  • By K on 03-25-14

Agatha Raisin and the Witches of Wyckhadden

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

I enjoyed Agatha's adventures in Wyckhadden, but I wish she would make better decisions in her personal life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A High-End Finish

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,290

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on.Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Diana on 12-19-14

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

This was a decent beginning to a new series. The lead character is a confident, and intelligent woman. However, her life is lacking "something" because she is not in a relationship. After going on an unsuccessful blind date and being accused of murder, her life improves because she now has two potential love interests. Oh, and she solves a murder. Like I said, this is a decent debut but typical.

41 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 4
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to the charms of her neighbor, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, hiker Jessica Tartinck, spent her life enraging wealthy landowners by insisting on her walking club’s right to hike over their properties. Now she has been found dead....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Very British Anti-Cozy Mystery🍻

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-15-16

Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley is a very entertaining book. There is development between Agatha and James. The mystery was also well developed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Valentine

  • A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Carolyn G. Hart
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance didn't really want to go to her neighbor's Valentine Day masked ball - particularly not after the voluptuous brunette made a pass at Annie's husband, Max. So when her dizzy mother-in-law, Laurel, made a surprise visit to Broward's Rock Island, Annie thought it would be a perfect excuse to skip the party. She should have known better: True to form, Laurel accepted the invitation for all three of them. But the biggest surprise of all came at the party's end, when Annie found the amorous hostess in the gazebo - murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not The Best

  • By M. Giorgi on 02-24-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

I truly enjoyed this book. I think it is one of the best in the series. I look forward to the next one.

  • Sign Off

  • Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1
  • By: Patricia McLinn
  • Narrated by: Jane McLaughlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

The last time anyone in Cottonwood County, Wyoming saw Sheriff's Deputy Foster Redus, he was bloody, cussing, and driving his pimped-out pickup into the November darkness. A week before Christmas, rancher Thomas David Burrell was arrested for the assault and charged with the deputy's murder, since neither Redus nor his truck had been seen since the Monday after Thanksgiving. The prosecutor later set Burrell free due to insufficient evidence, but with the whole county still suspecting him of the crime...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Classic Lit Fan on 03-22-16

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-28-14

I really enjoyed this book and I hope the rest of the books in this series will be made available in the Audible library.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Who Dropped Peter Pan

  • By: Jane Dentinger
  • Narrated by: Jane Dentinger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In theater, the actors who play Peter Pan are young, sprightly, and almost always female. So you can imagine the surprise of actress and sometimes-detective Jocelyn "Josh" O’Roarke when middle-aged director Rich Rafelson decides to step into the harness of the boy who never wanted to grow up for a regional production of Peter Pan. Even more surprising is Rich’s sudden death, caused by a fall from the stage during an ill-advised curtain call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Diana on 11-28-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-28-14

Although I enjoyed this series, I'm disappointed. There is a serious plot line left unresolved. Jane Dentinger created an entertaining and solid mystery series then left us hanging. I hate when that happens.

  • Rock Deadly, a Mystery

  • Rock and Roll Mysteries, Book One
  • By: Kathryn Lively
  • Narrated by: Jared Pike
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Music tutor by day and tribute band guitarist by night, Matt "Lerxst" Johnston has woman problems. Well, maybe for a musician that's normal. 1) There's the willowy redhead who tries to kill him in his sleep. 2) There's the hot for music teacher cougar who wants help adjusting her "G-string." 3) There's the knife-wielding rock chick with a soft spot for strays. And...there's grandma, and her "herb garden", legal only if you have a card, and definitely not in Virginia!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Diana on 11-28-14

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 11-28-14

This book was boring from the start and unrealistic. I couldn't get pass chapter 5.

  • The Grim Reaper’s Dance

  • The Grim Reaper Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Judy Clemens
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

When Casey Maldonado and Death hitch a desperate ride away from one disaster, they throw themselves right into the middle of another one. The semi in which they are traveling crashes, and before the Grim Reaper takes Evan the Trucker away, Evan whispers to Casey about a stash hidden in the truck that she should keep away from them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait for the next one

  • By Diana on 11-28-10

I can't wait for the next one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-10

This is a great book. I read that there will only be three in the series. While I will be sad to see the end, I will be happy to know how it ends. I bought it when I was half way through the first book. This is a great series. The next book can't get here fast enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Our Lady of Immaculate Deception

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Martin
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Big truck, big dog, big hair. Bad attitude. Roxy Abruzzo, best-selling author Nancy Martin's latest creation, is the loud-mouthed, sexy, independent-minded niece of a Pittsburgh Mafia boss trying to go (mostly) straight. She'd like to stay completely out of her uncle Carmine's shady business dealings, though he's trying to reel her in.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I feel deceived

  • By Diana on 11-25-10

I feel deceived

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-10

I couldn't get through this book. I like strong female characters but it annoys me when they are so strong that they are unrealistic.
Plus: She has an unconventional job as a salvage collector, she is a strong independent woman who doesn't let men get in her way.
Minus: She is such a beautiful woman that every man in Pittsburgh wants to get in her pants, she is so strong that she feels the need to beat up any man who gets in her way, her promiscuity was out of place in the novel. She is also a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to her own daughter's sex life.
It seemed as if the author thought it would make Roxy more likeable if her flaws were exposed in an unapologetic way. It only made her unlikable. The rest of the characters are one dimensional and I don't remember anything about them. If there is another book in this series, which it seems there will be, I will not be buying.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful