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  • Gelato with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Amateur sleuth Sabrina Daley races to discover who is behind some disturbing incidents before her hometown of Treasure Cove becomes completely unhinged. Will Sabrina be able to uncover the truth, or will she become the next victim?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cozy Mystery for Hot Summer Days

  • By Teresa on 03-15-19

A Cozy Mystery for Hot Summer Days

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This 8th book in the "A Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery" series, is just as delicious as the seven previous ones. Always featuring tantalizing and tasty confections that would satisfy anyones' sweet tooth, this story starts in the parking lot of an exclusive Italian restaurant where Sabrina and boyfriend David, are just about to sample its mouth-watering menu. Unfortunately that will have to wait for another special occasion as a drama starts unfolding in front of their very eyes. Attempted murder has to take precedence over pleasure and a new mystery that needs unraveling, absorbs the lives of the couple. From clue to clue, from attempted-murder to an unrelated full-fledged one that sees as its victim Treasure Cove's resident psychic Delilah O’Keefe, the couple solves this complex mystery, the one using logic, the other personal instincts. With another success under their belts, Sabrina and David are finally able to take that rain check at Antonio's Restaurant. But the surprises are not over. I think you should find out by yourself what this pleasant one is. Listen to this audiobook superbly narrated by Lisa Beacom and I can promise you, you will not be disappointed...

  • Her Elemental Viking - The Complete Collection

  • Five Paranormal Romances
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Over 1,000 years ago, a witch cast a wicked curse on four charming Viking brothers. Today they are still sexy and immortal, but forever doomed to suffer for their past transgressions...or are they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining!

  • By G C on 07-06-18

A Steamy Magical World

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Four Viking brothers. Four hunting stories infused in magic and curses.
Fiery Mikkel short tempered, combusting with anger for centuries, meets equally angered Joanna. Fire sparks, literally, but love is a quenching solution to their plight. Curse is broken and they live happily ever after...
Steamy Bram is cursed to live an eternal life at the bottom of a pond with only frogs, fish, and ducks to keep him company. As Audrey, the white witch who inherited her grandma's property, is about to drawn, Bram saves her life and finds love in her arms. Curse is broken and they also live happily ever after...
Winged Erik with his wish to fly and the curse of broken wings befriends Siobhan, a cute leprechaun, in the span of several centuries. They have a strong sexual pull that they fight in order to remain friends, as their abnormalities draws them together. They finally give in to it while both working at an amusement park and can make good "use" of the rides. The curse is broken when Erik also turns into a leprechaun and... They live happily ever after as well.
Rock hard Carr has been transformed into an island in the middle of nowhere with puffins as his main entertainment. When botanist Becca literally falls into his vegetation's arms, love ignites the spark that will break his curse and provide a cure for Becca's dying nephew. Back into his human form Carr and Becca start their own happily ever after life.
Four curses broken by love, four brothers finding their righteous paths after centuries of loneliness. And don't lets forget the fiery, steamy, winged, rock-hard sex that the repressed brothers can never have enough of...
Finally the Christmas family reunion, not only of the four brothers and their significant others, but also of Mavarr their unapologetic father whose curse is broken only to be replaced by a new one that transforms him into an angry bunny.
Magic, fantasy, paranormal romance is all in this series that can be enjoyed even when listened to in sequence since the stories are different enough not to make them predictable. I think the sexual content is somewhat excessive at times, even a little forced in situations that really don't require it, but I guess it is a necessary aspect of the genre.
The narration was extremely well done and very representative of the characters.

  • intoxic

  • By: Angie Gallion
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

When Alison Hayes walks into her storm-darkened trailer the afternoon of her 16th birthday, she has no idea that it will be the beginning of a year like no other. Her mother has lost her job again, the most stable man they've ever had in their lives is looking for the nearest exit, and her best friend is dating the prom queen. She can't remember the last time anything good had happened to her. If the rails still passed through town, she would definitely be on the wrong side, always looking across to everyone else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intoxicated by intoxic

  • By Fantom on 07-05-18

When You Are Born On The Wrong Side of the Track..

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

It is a heart-wrenching story that follows the struggles of a bright teenager that dares to dream. But her life is not made for dreams. Day after day the reality chips away at her resolution to become "better". She has to be the adult in a household where abuses, physical and mental, are accepted as inevitable. The desire to put her trust in other people that should be there for her, is overwhelming and always destined to bring disappointment. How strong do you need to be before crumbling in self-pity, in self-destruction? How much does the strength of your character inspire others to want to help you reach your goal? How much of that help are you willing to sacrifice for not accepting other people's pity? Alison has to answer all of these questions and more, before she can accept that fate can be changed. A wonderful reading and well-narrated audiobook. Highly recommended.

  • Bombshell: An Ava Romantic Mystery

  • What Doesn't Kill You, Book 9
  • By: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Narrated by: Chanté McCormick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A musical career in the making. A murdered childhood friend. One chance to catch the killer. Ava dreams of building a better life for her daughter through her island pop songs. Her new temp job leads to a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a record deal, but before she can pack her bags for New York, she discovers a dead body outside her office building. Horrified, Ava recognizes the murdered sex worker as her childhood friend. The single mother finds herself torn between pursuing her life’s passion or justice for her murdered friend. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the Narration

  • By BookLover on 07-13-18

A Good Story. An Even Better Performance.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Ava is a troubled soul. That is the bottom line. She is a series of "want to be": a good mother, a successful singer, a supportive daughter, a worthy girlfriend, an appreciative friend, a model employee. At the end, she just struggles to be herself. She depends too much on others, and gives herself freely as an overcompensation for her internal demons that have made her the tormented woman she has become. It is not easy to live a normal life with a childhood that was anything but normal. She is beautiful, has a great voice, knows how to charm, has supportive parents and a sweet daughter, even a man that loves her for what she is. But that is not enough, it's never enough to be able to drown memories that hurt too much to be faced. Then the bombshell receives her own bombshell... The way the story unfolds brings us to the islands and back to New York City accompanied by the powerful and masterful narration of Chanté McCormick. She is truly the reason this audiobook is so successful and soulful. The mystery is not the main point of the story, just a small part of it. To me it is all about Ava's struggles and expectations. Well written, and even better narrated.

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  • Frostbite

  • An Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Prequel Short Story
  • By: E.J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Melanie A. Mason
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When a client claims her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting release

  • By MelHay on 06-21-18

An Excellent Prequel to a Promising Series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This introduction to the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series, is a fast and short narrative that well describes the main characters who will be at the center of the series. The psychic investigative skills required to solve unusual occurrences will take Ivy along with her side kick Jinx, deep into the intricacies of a fantastical world where unusual skills will be necessary to solve paranormal investigations. The short story is a great example of what we might expect to find in the rest of the series, and excellently done. The storyline is very well-thought and written and the narrator's interpretation very pleasing. You will not be disappointed by this short story and will want to explore in more depth the entire series.

  • Daisy McDare Six Book Cozy Mystery Set

  • By: K.M. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Donna Soto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Daisy McDare's vacation plans go awry when a washed-up rock star turns up dead and the local detective thinks Daisy's cousin Addison is the killer. Daisy arms herself with cupcakes, one-liners, and plenty of spunk to find the killer before her cousin goes to jail for a crime she didn't commit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Collection of Daisy Mc Dare books

  • By Suzan on 08-14-18

A Good Representation of Its Genre

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I listened to this series expecting to really enjoy it and I did for the most part. The problem with listening to a series of similar books, is that after a while they become too repetitive, so my suggestion is to read them one at a time with a pause in between stories. I think that will make for a more enjoyable listening experience. The stories were well enough crafted and the characters pleasing. I must say that I'm a little envious of Daisy's metabolism... If I ate as much as she does I would be horribly overweight... Those desserts though, sound heavenly.
As far as the narration is concerned, there was something that didn't quite sit right with me. The voices of the younger female characters at times sounded "old", not consistent with their age. I found that the male characters' voices were more to the mark. I also found that it was more of a "reading" than an "acting", which is OK if not ideal.

  • Earl of Wainthorpe: Wicked Regency Romance

  • The Wicked Earls' Club Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 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

 Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder. Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wicked Earl's? Yes, please.

  • By Dee on 07-08-18

A Regency Love Affair At Its Best

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

The story of the not-so wicked Earl and the spunky and independent Bianca, has many moments of pleasant listening. I do like the idea of a heroine that shows some backbone and is not as easily manipulated by others, however hard that might have been in Regency England. The Earl is exotic and proves to have more sensitivity than you'd expect from a nobleman of the time. The ending was predictable, but then who doesn't like a happily ever after story?
The writing was well done and the interpretation very pleasant. Enjoyed it to the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Life of Death

  • A Life of Death Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Weston Kincade
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Alex is a troubled teenager with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town's founding family? If you like amazing supernatural stories that are intense, powerful, and fraught with emotion, then you'll love Weston Kincade's suspenseful coming-of-age trilogy, A Life of Death. Ghosts are speaking, and they want answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Raw and Compelling

  • By Claire on 08-03-18

A Heartbreaking Story

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Child abuse is always hard to accept in any circumstance but particularly so when the victim is a teenager boy who has already lost so much and is trying to find himself. Alex has good instincts and the gift (or the curse) of psychometry. With a touch he relives dramas that are not his, suffers torments that don't belong to him, is victimized by havoc in a life that is already way too complicated. I couldn't muster any sympathy for the mother's character, not even at the very end when she had to face the ugly reality that she tried so hard to ignore at Alex's expenses. The young girlfriend has more sense than she does...
It is not an easy book to listen to. There are many moments of deep grief, but the story is extremely captivating with that touch of the supernatural that makes it even more interesting. I'm curious to find out how the author will develop this trilogy's storyline.
The narration was truly well done and the writing style excellent. Definitely a must listen to audiobook.

  • The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed

  • Collected Shorter Stories
  • By: Michael Lynes
  • Narrated by: David Bosco
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Featuring 13 new stories by the award-winning author of There Is a Reaper, this wide-ranging collection is about fathers and sons, gods and demigods, and other assorted beings both macabre and sublime.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fathers and Sons

  • By Betababe on 02-27-19

An Excellent Anthology

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is an audiobook that needs to be listen to a story at a time as it is an excellent anthology and not a series. That needs to be understood from the start. The stories are completely stand-alone ones with no connection between them, so to pass from one to the other without a pause, might get confusing. However if you take your time and take a break between stories, you'll truly appreciate this author's genius. He truly understands the craft of writing and he's able to create fantastical worlds that are very credible while having moments of pure literary inspiration. Each story is unique and I'm sure that each listener will find one that he or she will particularly enjoy. I liked several of them but I found the scene of the dying mother reconnecting with a long-dead son full of hope and even happiness, and not at all sad. Great book all around!

The narration was excellent. David Bosco never disappoints. His understanding of the different characters' traits is remarkable and gives the right tone to the audiobook that grows under his interpretation. Excellent choice for a superb listening experience.

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  • A Bump in the Night

  • Jake Stark Mysteries Collection, Books 1-4
  • By: D. A. Provencher
  • Narrated by: Bryan Anderson, Sonia Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

This is a collection of the first four titles from the Jake Stark Mysteries series with a short bonus story. It includes The Gorham Vampire, The Burning Town, Whispers of the Lost, Heart of Ice, and A Jake Stark Christmas

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A slight bump here and there but still good

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-04-18

Enjoyed The Series, Not So Much The Narration

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I must say that it took me a while to get over the strange cadence of the male narrator's interpretation of the book. The fact that he put so much emphasis on the word "I" was distracting at best and annoying in general. As the narration progressed and I got used to this quirk, I was able to get more absorbed by the stories themselves and found them really entertaining. The female narrator however did a great job. Each story differs from the others enough to keep your interest alive. Jake Starke is a well defined character with enough sense of humor to make him likable and not full of himself. The writing is smooth and to the point and the storylines inventive. My favorite character was the adorable, naive, but resourceful Legolas. Truly enjoyed that story...

The supernatural and paranormal are well represented in this collection, an easy family listening as there are no truly horrifying moments in it. I would definitely like to hear more from this author.