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  • The Sword

  • A Murder Mystery, The Ishikawa/Taylor Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Annabeth Penelope Gambrell
  • Narrated by: Kamryn Russell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Ixora Ishikawa (female lead character) and James Anthony Nicholas Taylor III (male lead character) are detectives in the small, quiet town of Tylerville, Texas. Humdrum country life comes to a screeching halt when a teenager is found stabbed to death with a Scottish Claymore. It is up to Ishikawa and Taylor to find out who is responsible... But what other things will they uncover in the process?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read!

  • By Taylor on 10-15-14

Wonderful read!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

Any additional comments?

The Sword is a murder-mystery set in a small town in Texas. Ixora and Jant are the two detectives who must solve the case of a young man who was murdered by a sword. Ixora is a unique character because of her heritage and personality and the story is told from her perspective. She is kind of a tomboy and has a Goth style which makes it hard for her to be accepted by her co-workers. I thought the narrator did a great job speaking as her and I enjoyed the many different voices she gave the characters. Especially the ones who talked with a Texas accent. There is more sex in this book than I was expecting because Ixora and Jant are not just partners, but lovers too. I hope the author writes a follow-up and we can learn more about Jant.

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  • Behind the Camera

  • By: C.S. Samson
  • Narrated by: Kamryn Russell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Kelsie Stanton is completely unworldly, until she meets Tristan Wesley, a global fashion icon who lives and breathes Manhattan... where secrets hide and desires reign. She finds him beautiful, magnetic, but intimidating. Her innocent beauty enchants him, but Tristan knows the emotions stirring within him can't end well. Neither is ready for the other... yet they cannot resist the tantalizing allure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites!

  • By Taylor on 10-15-14

One of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

Any additional comments?

I read the “Behind the Camera” book and downloaded the audio because the book was so good. The narrator nailed Kelsie, the main character. She sounded exactly like I thought a 20 something young woman who is naïve, inexperienced with men and slowly becoming a drug addict sounds. Kelsie is desperate for love and gets involved with two very different men. Kelsie’s use of drugs and alcohol begins to affect her greatly and the narrator portrays an out of control, self-centered and whiney drug addict perfectly. This book series is so good and is a great and honest reflection of how young women can get in way over their head when they become fashion models and hook-up with people who just want to use them and they don’t have the common sense to stop themselves from getting sucked further into the party lifestyle.

  • Guidebook to Murder

  • Tourist Trap, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182

In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store - Coffee, Books, and More - open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder? When Jill's elderly friend Miss Emily calls in a fit of pique, she already knows that the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily's gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill, along with all of her problems...and her enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Guidebook to Boredom

  • By Caroline Breheny on 08-09-15

Entertaining and compelling

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

Reviewed: 10-15-14

Any additional comments?

This was such a cool audiobook. I really enjoyed the narrator’s portrayal of Jill, the main character. She was able to capture a broad range of emotion. On one hand Jill appears weak but you can hear and feel her growth as the book progresses. Jill’s friend Emily is murdered and leaves her property to Jill. The detective, Greg King, is working the case and becomes Jill’s love interest. Set in a small town there are many secrets that are uncovered throughout the course of the book. I enjoyed all of the characters, especially Aunt Jackie and the narrator did a great job playing all the parts. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a murder/mystery. Can’t wait to check out the second part, “Mission to Murder”.

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