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Linda Louise

Burlington, KS, United States
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  • Murder in the Paperback Parlor

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second Installment!

  • By Christina on 08-23-15

A VERY COZY MYSTERY.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

THE STORY LINE MOVED FAST AND THE INTERESTING STORY LINE KEEP ME LISTENING TILL THE END. I THINK YOU WILL FIND IT A CREDIT WILL WORTH SPENDING.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tails, You Lose

  • Witch City Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett volunteers at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts. When the school handyman turns up dead, Lee's clairvoyance begins bubbling. The Tabby is housed in long-vacant Trumbull's Department Store. As Lee and her students work on a documentary charting the store's history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers, and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY

  • By Linda Louise on 07-25-15

GREAT STORY

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

YOU WILL ENJOY THIS WRITER. GET BOTH OF HER BOOKS, AND YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINED. I WANT HER TO WRITE FASTER, ALTHOUGH I KNOW IT TAKES TIME.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Murder, Lies and Chocolate

  • Death by Chocolate, Book 2
  • By: Sally Berneathy
  • Narrated by: Sarianna Gregg
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant, offers to buy her small house for double its value, eats her brownies, and drops dead on the sidewalk in front. Then someone breaks into her house and tries to dig up her basement. Next her almost-ex-husband offers to sign the divorce papers, but only if she'll give him her small, old house and take his big, new house instead. Suddenly everybody wants Lindsay's house. Is there oil under the basement, plans to bring the railroad through, pirate treasure buried in the basement?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A TANTALIZING STORY

  • By Linda Louise on 07-21-15

A TANTALIZING STORY

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

A great story and group of characters. worth the credit! I love Sally Berncathys' writing and her cast of great and strong characters, I laughed and loved the time spent listening all night.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Buffalo West Wing

  • A White House Chef Mystery
  • By: Julie Hyzy
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different than the others

  • By Beatrice on 03-16-14

GREAT STORY

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

WONDERFUL AUTHOR AND EXCELLENT STORY. I WAS UP ALL NIGHT LISTENING TO THIS STORY, IT WAS JUST THAT GOOD.

  • The Christie Curse

  • Book Collector Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Victoria Abbott
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She's back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card-stealing ex and pending grad school loans.

Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst - the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book...

  • By Lynda Turpin on 08-14-14

FUNNEY FROM BEGINNING TO END

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

Reviewed: 05-24-14

WELL WORTH YOUR CREDIT, SO MUCH MYSTERY WOUND TOGETHER IS THIS YOUNG GIRLS LIFE. SHE HANDLES IT WELL AS SHE HAS YOU HOOKED FOR HOURS.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Fat Free and Fatal

  • Savannah Reid, Book 12
  • By: G. A. McKevett
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

There's nothing like a makeover story to get people hooked, and America is certainly addicted to the weight-loss saga of once celebrated actress Dona Papalardo. Savannah's no exception although she can't imagine wanting to shed her own hourglass figure by undergoing gastric bypass surgery like Dona did. After Dona's personal assistant is shot dead in the star's mile-long driveway, Savannah becomes her bodyguard. The victim was wearing one of Dona's fur coats, indicating that Dona was the target. And when Dona's hunky gardener takes a bullet between the eyes, Savannah and Detective Sergeant Dirk Coulter know they must act quickly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love getting lost in Savannah's world!

  • By C. L. Finch on 05-06-14

EXCELLENT STORY

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

Reviewed: 04-22-14

I HAVE NEVER READ A G.A. MCKEVETT BOOK BEFORE, BUT I WAS GREATLY SURPRISED AT THE STORY LINE, AND INABILITY TO STOP THE STORY. ONCE I GET HOOKED, ALL ELSE STOPS TILL THE END. THIS IS A NEWLY RELEASED BOOK, SO NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK AND BUY THE WHOLE COLLECTION, WHICH PLEASES ME TO NO END. WHAT A WILD AND WACKY HEROINE OF A STORY, SHE IS ENDEARING AS YOU READ HER THOUGHT PROCESSES. A TRULY GOOD BOOK, AND ONE YOU WILL ALL ENJOY, I COME LATE TO THE PARTY BUT I WILL TRAVEL BACKWARDS IN TIME TO THE FIRST AND COME FORWARD. WHAT A TREAT AWAITS ME AS I JUDICIALLY PICK OUT THESE GREAT BOOKS.

  • Death of a Coupon Clipper

  • By: Lee Hollis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor's Island Times, is...well, kind of broke. So when she's selected for that extreme coupon-clipping reality game show coming to town...she's thrilled, especially when her competition is nasty nurse Candace Culpepper. But when Haley stumbles across a face-down-in-the-snow Candace - scissors gleaming between her shoulders - she knows the next thing she'll be selected for will probably be a police line-up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good cozy mystery though often times unrealistic

  • By Christina on 08-23-15

CUTE NEW AUTHOR FOR ME.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-14

THE STORY WAS INTRIGUING, A BIT DRAWN OUT, BUT I ENJOYED HER PERSISTENCE AND ACUTE SKILLS OF OBSERVATION. THE MURDERER WAS NOT SOMEONE YOU WOULD SUSPECT.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Half Shelf

  • Booktown Mystery Series, Book 6
  • By: Lorna Barrett
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly 20 years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, even though he's led a life of lies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the new narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-15

THIS MYSTERY IS GREAT

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort's Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won't be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa's murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa's husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved - and believed dead - for nearly 20 years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn't believe him capable of murder, even though he's led a life of lies.

WHAT A GREAT LITTLE COZY BOOK. IT IS PART OF A SERIES OF A BOOKSELLER'S STORE, "HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE". FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS THAT LEAVES YOU EVER READY TO GET BACK TO THE AUDIO. TRICIA, IS A GREAT PROTAGONIST, AND A DETECTIVE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD....SHE BAFFLES ME, THE END OF THE BOOK OPENS WITH A NEW MYSTERY STARTING AS THE OLD ONE IS SOLVED. A WINNING WAY TO KEEP US COMING BACK TO THIS AUTHOR. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT. LORNA BARRETT IS A GREAT AUTHOR AND KAREN WHITE IS A GREAT NARRATOR. NICE WORK LADIES. WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Nose for Hanky Panky

  • A Granite Cove Mystery
  • By: Sharon Love Cook
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

It's midnight in Granite Cove and only the sea clams are open. Murder creates havoc in this sleepy New England fishing village and Rose McNichols, reporter for the Granite Cove Gazette, is drawn into the case. Who killed Vivian Klinger, Ph.D., a woman too perfect for mere mortals, a woman who had everything but a sense of humor?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Suzanne Young on 01-20-14

GRANITE COVE IS SACRED GROUND.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-14

Cook has written a well-developed mystery here. Her characters are believable. How can anyone go wrong setting something in a coastal New England town? It's a pleasant read, particularly for someone not looking for heavy social issues or lots of violence. ROSE, THE PROTAGONIST IS VERY FUNNY (MY KIND OF GIRL) WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS MYSTERY; WHILE THE POLICE TRY TO FRAME HER OLD CLASSMATE, FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.
1. HAVE YOUR DICTIONARY HANDY OR GOOGLE SPELL DICTIONARY AS YOU WILL NEED IT. I KNOW MOST WORDS, NO ONE EVER SAYS EXCEPT IN BOOKS, BUT SHE CAUGHT ME WITH A FEW NEW ONES. 2. AUDIBLE PICKED THIS ONE OUT FOR ME IN THEIR HOME PAGE, A PROFILE OF MY LIKES. THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB IN PROFILING ME, I REALLY LIKED THE BOOK AND WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND HER AS SHE IS A NEW AUTHOR OR TAKEN THE CHANCE ON HER. AUDIBLE SAID I WOULD LIKE IT AND INDEED THEY WERE CORRECT. TO MY GREAT SURPRISE, I DID.
YOU SEE I HATE PROFILING, SOUNDS LIKE THE GOVERNMENT. TRUST YOUR PROFILES, THEY ARE ALMOST 100% DEAD ON.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

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

GREAT MYSTERY!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-14

VICKEY BLISS CANNOT GET INTO MORE TROUBLE WITHOUT TRYING THAN ANY HEROINE I KNOW. I LOVE THESE BOOKS BY ELIZABETH PETERS, KEEP YOUR DICTIONARY HANDY..LOVE ELUCIDATE. HER BRAINS AND FIGURE ARE HER MAJOR BANE, AS SO MANY MISTAKE HER FOR AN AIRHEAD AND SHE IS DEFINITELY ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE IQ SCALE; THUS LEADING TO HER MANY QUANDARIES OF A GREAT MYSTERY. CLIVE CUSSLER SHE IS NOT, BUT CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET IN A COZY MYSTERY. ELIZABETH PETERS WRITES A WONDERFUL CHARACTER AND AM COLLECTING THE ENTIRE SET FOR FUN AND KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY. BARBARA ROSENBLAT IS THE NARRATOR SO SHE HAS THE BEST NARRATOR IN THE FEMALE NARRATORS GENRE. NOW OFF TO #3 IN THE SERIES. SO WORTH THE CREDIT.