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  • Snow Cold Case: A Romantic Mystery

  • The Mystic Snow Globe Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: M. Z. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Stacy Hinkle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Meet reclusive mystery writer Johanna Hughes, and Rockland Gable Hughes, a.k.a. Rocky, JoJo’s trusty English Mastiff, loyal companion, and roommate. On a walk, just a little more than a week before Christmas, Rocky and Johanna are lured into an antique shop by an enchanting grey cat. Inside, they stumble upon a mystic snow globe hidden amongst all the antiques. Johanna is mesmerized by the gorgeous wedding gown inside the globe. Little does she know the snow globe will get her tangled up in a world of mystery she never could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful cozy mystery and romance

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-18-19

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Okay, I might have enjoyed this book more with a different narrator. I listened for a few chapters and it finally became to much for me! I already wasn't a fan of the main character, but the narration completed my total dislike for this book and the main character and her personality unfortunately. I ended up skipping to the end just because I couldn't stand to listen anymore but I wanted to know who did it! *sigh* Oh well, on the hunt again for a good Christmas cozy novel that I can enjoy.

  • The Bell Witch

  • By: John F.D. Taff
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

The details of the Bell family's terrifying experience with the supernatural have never been told in quite the way that Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror author John F.D. Taff has conceived. In his novel, for the first time, the Witch has her own say. And what she reveals about the incident and the dark motivations behind her appearance reaches way beyond a traditional haunting. Forget what you've heard about this wholly American legend. What you believe you know about the mysterious occurrences on the Bell farm is wrong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now this is a page-turner!

  • By Shane on 06-19-18

Now this is a page-turner!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Absolutely loved this story! it was well written and hid some good truths in the story as well. loved the fact that it was based on a true legend and happening! not your typical ghost story, but it us intensely thought provoking and held my attention for the entire book. that is a rare combination for me. I give this 5 stars all the way!

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  • All I Want for Christmas Is You

  • An Erotic Romance Novella
  • By: Angela Fattig
  • Narrated by: Rose Hudson
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Christmas is a lonely time for Kelly Lane. In her thirty's and single, she has given up the dream she'd always had. Mac Brentwell is only going through the motions. Living the high profile life people believe lawyers have, he's a playboy, a different woman on his arm every night. What people don't know is that most nights he goes home alone. And he's lonely, dreaming of the day he might get that Christmas wish he had so long ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • narrator killed the story

  • By Shane on 05-30-18

narrator killed the story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

okay. honestly if the narrator read any slower, I'd have napped! seriously, it was a cute story, but I didn't enjoy it at all because the narration was so freaking slow! good grief!! killed a perfectly good story with bad narration.

  • My First Noel

  • A Christmas Novella Set in the De Montforte World (The De Montfortes)
  • By: Danelle Harmon
  • Narrated by: Alan Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Lady Katharine Farnsley has been jilted yet again. Her cold exterior masking a world of pain, she despairs of ever finding true love. But when a mysterious stranger comes to her, hurt and desperate on a snowy Christmas Eve, she never dreams that opening the door to him will change her life forever and show her the true meaning of the season. An inspirational Christmas novella set in Danelle Harmon's popular and enduring De Montforte world!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It'sChristmas Season again

  • By Sherry k on 09-27-18

not at all what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

okay, this isn't what I was expecting at all. it was okay, but it wasn't really for me. I didn't like the characters and felt nothing for the storyline really either.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Medicine for the Dead

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Facing tough times, private investigator Harlan Ulrich takes a job looking after a historic downtown building as a favor to an old acquaintance who's out on business. Settling into the elegant Exeter House for a week-long stay, Ulrich's apartment is beautifully furnished and situated on the top floor, giving him a great view of the city. At first, he thinks it a wonderful opportunity. He's got plenty of coffee, good books to read and the whole building to himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ghosts are trying to tell you something!

  • By Simona on 09-25-16

really good book!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I like this series now and this narrator! brilliant pairing and lovely to listen to!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Transmission

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 380

College students Kenji and Dylan stumble upon a strange recording in the background of an obscure song. It's a woman's voice uttering a string of seemingly random characters. Upon further inspection, the song appears to have been embedded with a hidden message. Attempting to crack the mysterious code and becoming obsessed with the recording, Kenji and Dylan set off in search of answers. With every turn in the road however, the puzzle only seems to grow more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't go into the house alone!

  • By Matthew on 12-05-16

To predictable of a story

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Okay, no offense to the author, but this was predictable and in no way scary. I couldn't stand two of the main characters. The one reacted like every horror movie out there. Oh there's the creep! Let's be stupid and run towards them. By the end I was rooting for the evil to take them and be done with it. Not even worth a credit. Plus, the narrator's voice was just annoying and made me like the characters even less. If he was going for weak and breathy, he pulled it off well.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Is Forever

  • Krewe of Hunters, Book 11
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Olivia Gordon works at the Horse Farm, a facility that assists patients with mental and physical recovery; her specialty is animal therapy. She's always loved her job, always felt safe…until now. People are dying, starting with the facility's founder, whose body is discovered in a ravine on the property - site of a massacre in 1862. And before every death, Liv sees a horse and rider, wearing a soldier's garb, in the night sky. Warning? Omen? Or clue?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable

  • By Pamela on 09-25-15

Would have been better without the narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Okay, I'm from the Nashville area and the narrator's accent killed the story. Maybe people sound like this in Hicksville somewhere, but no one speaks with an accent like that here! It killed the story for me, and it was all I could do to listen to the story's conclusion. The storyline was a bit anticlimactic as well for me. I had guessed who the culprit was chapters before already. Not overly impressed with this book.

  • The Dead Play On

  • Cafferty and Quinn, Book 3
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life - and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice twist without as much paranormal

  • By Barbara on 06-19-15

probably my least favorite so far

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

well, to start the story line was okay, but the narrator's attempt to sound like the character's, be it male or female, had a New Orleans accent killed it. plus, I kept getting annoyed at several of the character's attitudes towards others a lot. I quite listening several times for those reasons alone. this story line also seemed weak. I guessed the culprit about a fourth of the way into the book already and I was right. plus, I even guessed half the supposedly "shocking events". not the greatest book in my opinion at all.

  • Good Tidings

  • A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Terri Reid
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Black Friday - the official opening of the Holiday Shopping Season - and Patrice Marcum is stuck in the middle of her local superstore with a crying infant, a near hysterical desire to just abandon the diapers and milk she desperately needs, and the snowstorm of the century dumping a half-foot of snow on the parking lot outside. She needs a miracle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By S. DeJaeger on 02-12-15

love the series!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

love love this series so far. only thing I can't stand is the breathy voice the narrator uses for certain characters. it's like nails on a chalkboard!!!! otherwise, well worth a listen!

  • Loose Ends

  • A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery, Book One
  • By: Terri Reid
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

Dying is what changed Mary O'Reilly's life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it. Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary's trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost's word just doesn't hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, don't think she's nuts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book bad narration.

  • By Karen on 11-18-13

loved the story, not so much the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

the story was great! loved Mary! that narrator's accents killed me. I almost stopped listening, bit the story and the characters kept me listening!!