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  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, erratic, sloppy but not without charm

  • By Rachel on 07-07-17

Imaginative, fun and interesting!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-19

Once I got used to the characters cutting into the story from present and then switching back to the plot of the story...I was completely entertained. Diana is the ‘Ruth Zardo’ character of this tale. If you love Loiuise Penny’s Ruth...you will be charmed to meet Diana.

  • The Diva Serves High Tea

  • Domestic Diva Series, Book 10
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it's conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Robert Johnson. But speculation around Robert really boils over when he's found dead - a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy fundraiser at The Parlour the night before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • one character drives me crazy

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-17

When you're down....

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The Diva series is a light and cheerful read. Lots of likeable characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diva Wraps It Up

  • Domestic Diva Series, Book 8
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston's favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie's neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it's the cookie swap that really starts to make her wonder who's naughty or nice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite

  • By Kelley Drosehn on 01-04-18

Fun fun fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Sophie and crew never disappoint! Interesting story, lots of possible bad guys and a happy ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Triple Witch

  • A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
  • By: Sarah Graves
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity - and her son, Sam - the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutters for years to come. But Jake's hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave. Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford - old flame of Jake's best friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White - is the first victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second in the series and looking forward more

  • By Doug Wilkie on 08-17-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Don't miss this second in the series. Sarah Graves dances a fine line in this genre. She keeps it light...but the story still touches on serious topics and there is character development. Not many in this genre manage the finesse Ms. Graves does.

  • The Dead Cat Bounce

  • By: Sarah Graves
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow starter, but gradullay gets there.

  • By Doug Wilkie on 06-25-14

Fun listen! And interesting, too.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Lots of fun, great story, three-dimensional characters. I can't believe I haven't found this author before now. But what a treat. Now I have the whole series in front of me! As a new Mainiac from away...I have found a kindred spirit in Jacobia.

  • Blood Line

  • An Anna Travis Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Newly promoted DCI Anna Travis takes charge of an investigation for the first time. But is it purely a missing person's case - or a full blown murder inquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without a trace. As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, her superintendent fears that she is losing control. With no body there is no case, and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Joanne on 05-07-12

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Held me to the end. There were lovely twists and turns. What seemed red herrings , weren't. The puzzle was nicely pieced!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful