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Cochise, AZ, United States
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  • Murder at the Mousetrap

  • Bunburry - A Cosy Mystery Series 1
  • By: Helena Marchmont
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

Alfie McAlister has retreated from London to the peace and quiet of the country to recover from a personal tragedy. But an accidental death - which may have been no accident - reveals that the heart of England is far from the tranquil backwater he imagined. After arriving in Bunburry, he is co-opted as an amateur detective by Liz and Marge, two elderly ladies who were best friends with Alfie's late Aunt Augusta. And it is not long before their investigations take an even more dramatic turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you love the Cheeringham Series....

  • By Mckai on 03-07-19

nice.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

interesting background and character descriptions. Pleasant people that are not immediately annoying. moves along quickly enough so just when you're getting tired of "he couldn't have", "she should have been", whatever questions, the mystery is cleared up.

  • Nimona

  • By: Noelle Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best with audio and the graphic novel together

  • By Comet on 02-07-17

cartoon voices

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

Why do we tolerate these kiddie voices? American media hates us or thinks we are the lowest common denominator.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • What Ho, Automaton!

  • By: Chris Dolley
  • Narrated by: Paul J. Rose
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

Reggie, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the guilty party is always the person you least suspect. And, two, the Murders in the Rue Morgue would have been solved a lot sooner had the detective the foresight to ask the witnesses if they’d seen any orangutans recently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 hours and 49 minutes of pure steampunk fun

  • By Scott on 12-19-16

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Great steampunk fun for people that enjoy PG Wodehouse. Go to Goodreads to read their reviews. A famous steampunk author (I could name-drop) reviewed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aliens in My Garden

  • By: Jude Gwynaire
  • Narrated by: Saul Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Aliens in My Garden takes Alditha the witch and Harper (the talking-though-not-terribly-bright owl) from their usual business serving the residents of the Garden on a path that pits them against Skoros. The would-be evil wizard is useless at magic, great at engineering, has a brass wand, and is a smart aleck who plans to take over the Garden. When a giant teacup lands in their world, they are introduced to Celeste, a teenage alien girl (who's really much older than she looks) and Alpha, her bio-mechanoid co-pilot, who looks like a typical Grey alien.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mind bending

  • By Ijw on 04-08-19

Mind bending

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

For once it's a fantasy and it's a Sci-Fi. A novel mix of the two that is a little far out in some aspects but innovative. We forget that the future isn't going to be more of the same: it's going to be something completely different as it is in this fantasy/hallucination.

  • Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

  • By: Thomas Lennon
  • Narrated by: Thomas Lennon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan's parents are in jail, but Ronan is convinced they were framed by the wee people. So, despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, he's determined to learn all he can in the Garda in order to prove his parents' innocence.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining!

  • By L Fogg on 04-06-19

great fun

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

Original story, humor that suits the story, and a cliffhanger. Which isn't as bad as it sounds because it is a fun ride. A blend of Mythology, mystery, & unpredictability.

if you have to put it in a category, call it Police Academy meets Irish folklore. Don't expect any cute fairies or whimsical unicorns. It's more like real life with killer pickles.

if anybody tells you it's YA, just shush them and push them out of the way. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Moth

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heyer's First Book--Melodrama in Spades

  • By Carol on 07-10-13

very satisfying

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

While they claim this is her first book I am sure it was re-written because it is quite sophisticated. The details are intricate and satisfying. All of the characters are more complex than you usually inspect in a romance.

The tone is low-key but the danger is real.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Space Force

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller, Machelle Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

 

Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay? My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Like The Army or Navy But For Space

  • By Cyphers Fallen on 02-27-19

blood and guts

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Lots and lots of Blood and Guts and other bodily fluids. Over and over and over. Humor is decent but death and destruction gets repetitive after a while. Best part is breaking the fourth wall, but could be much shorter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steam and Sorcery

  • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Narrated by: Helen Stern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • light read

  • By Marcelina on 02-07-13

Fairy tale sex

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

40% fairytale, 40% Romance, 10% steam punk, 10% plot.
Have to take off points for refusal to consider the gravity of pregnancy in this time period.

  • Demon Zero: An Urban Fantasy Adventure

  • Dark Matter, Book 1
  • By: Randall Pine
  • Narrated by: Seth Thompson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

The city of Templar has always been a little strange. Monsters slither out of the lakes, a zombie rises up every few years, and from time to time, some of the people go missing for no reason. But the supernatural occurrences have been happening more and more frequently lately, and it may have something to do with the all-powerful demon that’s living in Mrs. Grunberg’s basement.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • American Saiyan

  • By Ijw on 03-04-19

American Saiyan

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Power Up, fight. Power up, fight.
Interesting characters but the obligatory training is boring. Then their power is too easy. Reader's delivery is better than some, underwhelming.

  • Trail of Lightning

  • By: Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,576

The sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse have destroyed most of the planet…yet out of these waters, Dinétah, a former Navajo reservation, has been miraculously reborn. Listen along as Tanis Parenteau's impeccable narration, capturing the rhythms of Navajo speech, fully envelopes you into the Sixth World. Trail of Lightning follows our heroine as she walks the land alongside gods, heroes of legend, and monsters alike. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING STORY

  • By Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) on 01-14-19

why can't theyfind Navajo readers?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-19

would enjoy this so much more in a Navajo voice. otherwise the reader is Pleasant enough

5 of 6 people found this review helpful