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  • Shopping for a Billionaire

  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand's in a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. Hmm. When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush. Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I`m sore from laughing

  • By Maria on 11-08-16

WAY TOO EXPLICIT!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I enjoyed the beginning of the book - it was so funny!. Then it got way too explicit and I had to return it. Also, the narrator's mispronunciation of the word affect affected my understanding of the story. The word is AFfect, not afFECT when it's talking about a person's disposition.

  • Eat, Pray, Die

  • By: Chelsea Field
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. The one side of the job that lives up to expectations is the money. Which is just as well for Izzy, since she needs an awful lot of it. Who knew when she made a lifelong commitment to a man that it would be one year living with him and the rest of her life paying for it? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-18

You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs.....

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

There's a saying: You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find the handsome prince. That saying goes for books as well as men. I've listened to a lot of cozy mysteries looking for an author and series that is more than OK or pretty good. I've found them with Chelsea Field and this series. I fell in love with it from the beginning! The humor, the mysteries, Isabel's unique profession (where on earth did she come up with that?), and the bit of romance are exactly what I was looking for. Now that I've listened to all the available titles, I hope another one is forthcoming...soon!

  • Restart

  • By: Gordon Korman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramon de Ocampo, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

New York Times best-selling author Gordon Korman harkens back to his No More Dead Dogs days in this stand-alone that takes a tone more serious than you've ever heard from him before. A boy who's been a bully and hanging out with the wrong friends gets a new start after a memory-loss-inducing accident. But can someone really change who he is, or will the old him merely come back over time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for kids

  • By Bryan Lowe on 08-31-18

Excellent Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I got this book on sale, and found it very enjoyable. It could have been very predictable, but wasn't. I liked the fact that Chase really thought about his past actions when he found out about them and took responsibility, rather than taking the attitude that since he didn't remember doing them they didn't happen. His horror at finding out the details of his bullying was believable and I found it refreshing that he didn't take a "boys will be boys" attitude. I highly recommend this book and will be looking for more books by this author.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,630

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Andy Weir is Officially My New Favorite Author!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I bought this book because it was on sale, but I was hooked from the beginning. Andy Weir has a gift for stories, characterization, and science. Of course, I'm not an expert, but both of the books I've heard (this one and The Martian) sounded totally plausible. I'm eagerly looking forward to his next book!

  • Miss Julia Raises the Roof

  • By: Ann B. Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

With her husband, Sam, off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia takes a pause to reflect on the past few decades - realizing how the comforts and joys of her life can sometimes give way to boredom. Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. She's just considering how to get involved when she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house down the street from Miss Julia and establish a group home for wayward teenagers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful as usual.

  • By J Clark on 04-18-18

I'm Very Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I have listened to every Miss Julia book available on Audible and have enjoyed them as good low-key entertainment for a stressful life. I've enjoyed watching Miss Julia get herself into situations by trying to help others and then laughed as she got herself out. That said, this book is very disappointing. Miss Julia is usually a very kind person, who gets into trouble as she tries to help the underdog. In this book, the only underdog she tries to help is Ronny, who is actually a dog! When a home for homeless teens moves in next door to Hazel Marie, Miss Julia throws a fit, mainly, it seems, because she doesn't like who is in charge of the non-profit sponsoring the home. I was shocked to see this woman, who normally bends over backwards to help people, decide that the home had to go. She even misapplied scripture to excuse her behavior. She accused others of being self-righteous and arrogant, which is EXACTLY how she was acting. This "good Christian" did NO research on who would be living in the home and who would be onsite to supervise. She just decided that the boys would all be unsupervised juvenile delinquents and therefore not fit neighbors. And the author sent Sam - the only voice of reason Miss Julia will listen to - overseas so Miss Julia could run rampant over other peoples' feelings.

I agree with Denise (another reviewer) that the author is showing her own bigotry in making Miss Julia so mean-spirited in this book. I'm very disappointed that the author chose to take Miss Julia in this direction and will definitely think twice before buying any more of her books. The only reason I gave the book an overall rating of 3 is because Cynthia Darlow has Miss Julia's voice down pat. I don't know how old Ms. Darlow is, but she has nailed the voice of a 60-something entitled matron.

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  • Starswarm

  • By: Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at the Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Genius

  • By L. on 05-11-07

Thoroughly Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I got this book on sale and it sat on the shelf (metaphorically speaking) for a while until I got around to listening to it. I wish I'd listened to it sooner. I totally enjoyed this book! It's a great coming-of-age / sci fi / YA adventure. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure

  • Tara Holloway Series, Book 1
  • By: Diane Kelly
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Tax cheats, beware: The Treasury Department's Criminal Investigations Division has a new special agent on its payroll. A recovering tomboy with a head for numbers, Tara's fast becoming the Annie Oakley of the IRS-kicking ass, taking social security numbers, and keeping the world safe for honest taxpayers. Or else. Tara's latest mission finds her in hot pursuit of ice-cream vendor Joseph "Joe Cool" Cullen. Along with frozen treats he's selling narcotics-and failing to report his ill-gotten gains on his tax returns. Over Tara's dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Bad Series

  • By Sandy on 02-16-18

Not a Bad Series

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

As a tax preparer, I had to get this series. I enjoy the stories of catching tax cheats, but please tone down the explicit sex and f-bombs!

  • Dead in the Water

  • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

  • By Sandy on 02-15-18

BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I love the Scumble River books. I was afraid the author would end the series with Skye and Wally's marriage, so I was totally excited to see that she was starting a new chapter in their story. I was disappointed to see that Christine Leto wasn't narrating, but hey, it's a Scumble River book so I had to get it. I. AM. SO. DISAPPOINTED! The new narrator just ruins what is otherwise a great book. She mispronounces names and her delivery is wooden. No one else has Christine Leto's Scumble River twang, but come on! Couldn't she listen to Ms. Leto's delivery of just one of the previous Scumble River books so she could at least pronounce the names correctly? I'm starting a review campaign. Any other Scumble River fans with me? BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!!

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Rolling Thunder

  • A John Ceepak Mystery
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable First Audible Book

  • By Leslie on 09-25-10

Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Another good book, continuing the story of Ceepak's father. And Mike Charzuk had a cameo! Totally cool surprise! Anyway, I'm enjoying this series a lot.

  • Hell Hole

  • A John Ceepak Mystery
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Hell Hole is the fourth book in the mystery series featuring hardened former military PD and current Sea Haven, New Jersey, police officer John Ceepak and his partner, wise-cracking Danny Boyle.

In Hell Hole, Ceepak is confronted with his most personal case yet when he must investigate the alleged suicide of a military corporal who recently returned from Iraq. It turns out that this "locked stall" rest-stop suicide is anything but an open-and-shut case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Terrific Ceepak Mystery

  • By Susan on 07-30-08

The More I Listen The More I Like

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

I'm still not thrilled with all the foul language. That said, I really like these stories, and love John Ceepak and Danny Boyle. The narrator is perfect. The way he does the different voices, you can picture each person. I've never read the books, but in my opinion, the narrator makes them just that much better.