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Henderson, IA, United States
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  • Then There Were Nun

  • Nun of Your Business Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

My name is Sister Trixie Lavender, and I'm an occasionally possessed excommunicated nun. I was booted from the convent after doing something unspeakable. Something I had no control over. Something that lives inside me to this day, exploding out like that chest-burster in Alien when I least suspect it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By JeanniebeannieB on 11-01-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

If you love Dakota Cassidy's 'Witchless in Seattle' and/or 'Lemon Layne' series (witch I do [see what I did there? 'Cause I know it's spelled 'which' but you know... 'Witchless'... witch... sigh.. never mind]), then you will also love her new 'Nun of Your Business' series. I won't summarize the plot (because there's a summary right up there, lazy bones!), but I will say that it was fun and funny, the characters were engaging, and Hollie Jackson performs it beautifully, giving each character a distinct voice and personality. She really has a knack for Dakota Cassidy's snappy, sassy, comic timing. My only complaint is that books 2 and 3 aren't yet on Audible! I know, I know. Patience. Sigh. (Patience is NOT a virtue - it's a torture.)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Murder, She Barked

  • Paws & Claws Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Jeanie Kanaley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but lovable Jack Russell terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this new series

  • By Beatrice on 12-24-15

Really Like This!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Very nice, sweet, cozy story. I love doggies, and Trixie reminds me so much of my little Piglet.

I can see where others might have found the narrator annoying at normal speed, but I always listen at 1.5, and she sounded fine to me. Not the best voice actor I've heard, but certainly not the worst and she didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story.

  • Finding Gobi

  • A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart
  • By: Dion Leonard, Craig Borlase
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing story!

  • By EF on 06-14-17

LOVED this book!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I have a little dog with a great big heart myself, so finding 'Finding Gobi' was a real treat. It was an engaging story and the narrator did a great job. I'm not particularly interested in running and races - I love dogs and thought I would like hearing Gobi's story - but stories about the racing and Dion Leonard's past were also fascinating. Overall, a great book to listen to! Well done!

  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754

Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you miss him even more...

  • By Bruce on 07-02-12

One of My Favorite Books

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

Any additional comments?

I love this book, and Douglas Adams' was fantastic at reading! However, the editing could have been better. There was not even a slight pause between scenes, so that the last sentence of the last scene would end and the next scene would immediately begin, and suddenly he was talking about something completely different. I really had to pay attention to keep track of what was going on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cocaine Blues

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,448

It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A series that just gets better

  • By Barbara on 02-01-11

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was somewhat flat. The character was supposed to be a somewhat vivacious, modern woman, but she didn't read as such. The sound editing was awful. There were long pauses and a lot of mouth noises such as swallowing and tongue clicking that really just ruined it for me.

  • The Battle for Rondo

  • By: Emily Rodda
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

With the help of Rondo's seven best witches and wizards, their friends have made plans to combat attacks of the Blue Queen. But it soon becomes clear that defence is no longer enough. The queen has a dragon on her side, and is plotting a terrible revenge on all those who have defied her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Battle for Rondo

  • By Simon O Eder on 05-15-16

OK, A Bit Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-27-11

Any additional comments?

Although I liked the first two Rondo books, I was disappointed with this one. It just went on and on and on without seeming to go anywhere, and I finally turned it off without finishing it.

The reader and sound editing was, frankly, awful. She read too slowly in places, some of her characterizations were downright annoying, and mouth-noises and pauses were not edited out.

Perhaps a different performer could have made a difference, but three quarters of the way through, I found myself not caring HOW it ended as long as it ended.

  • The Unwanteds

  • Unwanteds Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa McMann
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the 13-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the army. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination. It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate - until he discovers that instead of a “death farm”, what awaits him is a magical place called Artime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise...

  • By Laurie on 10-03-11

Loved This Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-11

Any additional comments?

This was a great book! I didn't want it to end! The performance was great, the story was colorful and creative and evoked a lot of thought and emotion. Heavy subject handled beautifully.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Invisible Order

  • Rise of the Darklings
  • By: Paul Crilley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

The Invisible Order is the first book in an amazing new series by Paul Crilley, skillfully narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Emily Snow is twelve years old, supporting herself and her younger brother on the streets of Victorian England by selling watercress. One early winter morning on her way to buy supplies, she encounters a piskie—a small but very sarcastic fey creature that has been cornered by a group of the Black Sidhe, piskies from an opposing clan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Imaginative

  • By Sheri C on 09-21-11

Good Story - Awkward Ending

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

Reviewed: 12-27-11

Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Crilley? Why or why not?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The story was good, the performance was very good, but the author just seemed to pick a place and stop. Clearly it's a series, but I felt that it came to a screeching halt at an awkward place that left me with more questions than resolutions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful