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  • A Dark and Stormy Murder

  • Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Julia Buckley
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Lena London's literary dreams are coming true - as long as she can avoid any real - life villains.... Camilla Graham's best-selling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she'll get to live rent-free in Camilla's gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like an old time mystery---Fun flash back

  • By LOYL-00 on 05-23-18

Human or computer reading?

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

The story could have kept me interested — but the narrator distracted me! It was the worst ever! She sounded like a computer reading it. Never again will I listen to this person!

  • Without Warning

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Without Warning

  • By Susan Fryman on 07-21-17

The Title Says it All!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Without Warning was a huge treat. I was on the edge of my (car) seat as I listened on myt way to and from work. I got home and had to keep listening. The story was great abut the ending was a total surprise-- Without Warning!

  • Spymaster

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thor’s on top

  • By David Ginaitis on 07-03-18

Thrilling

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This is one of my favorite books by Bad Thor -- and that is saying a lot! There is a thrill a minute and of corse, glad we continue with Armand Schultz!

  • Dead, Bath and Beyond

  • Victoria Square Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Lorraine Bartlett, Laurie Cass
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Katie Bonner feels like nothing can spoil her perfect day off, sailing Lake Ontario with her good friend, lawyer Seth Lander. Then she runs into her ex-boss, Jake, on the dock. It was never smooth sailing with Jake, and Katie is only too happy to get away from him as he makes a scene. Unfortunately, the next day her unpleasant former employer is found drowned in a bathtub at a bed and breakfast in Victoria Square. Who would pull the plug on Jake? When an autopsy reveals lake water - not bath water - in his lungs, Katie quickly finds herself in over her head.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BORING! Total Fail

  • By Kevin on 02-13-17

Cannot Listen to the Narration...

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I really think this book could be good as I really like Laurie Cass's fun reads -- but I cannot finish this book due to the awful narration!

  • Crowned and Moldering

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

When Mac Sullivan - famous thriller writer and Shannon's new beau - first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian. But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris - the bones of a teenage girl who went missing 15 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demolition can be deadly.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-16

Very good but darker than previous books

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This story is a bit darker than others. The tragedy in this one is hard on me — I am a high school theater teacher.
I still struggle with listening the male voices — especial Eric. But I like the progress of the story line within the community.

  • I Need Your Love, Is That True?

  • How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead
  • By: Byron Katie
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In Loving What Is, best-selling author Byron Katie introduced thousands of people to her simple and profound method of finding happiness through questioning the mind. Now, I Need Your Love, Is That True? examines a universal, age-old source of anxiety: our relationships with others. In this groundbreaking book, Katie helps you question everything you have been taught to do to gain love and approval. In doing this, you discover how to find genuine love and connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mixed

  • By alison on 06-11-12

Insulting at Best

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I was recommended to read this book by a counselor -- and the constant element of talking down to the listener made me feel as if I were 5 years old and being reprimanded. Sorry. As a teacher with multiple degrees I prefer to be spoken to as a resonable adult.

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,243

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

Public Enemy #1

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Would you listen to Enemy of the State again? Why?
Absolutely -- I love the Mitch Rapp stories created by Vince Flynn and carried on by Chris Kyle.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
All stories of Mitch Rapp have always kept me engaged. While (we hope) Mitch will make it through and the bad guy is eliminated, you always wonder...Is this the last book?

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This is the first book I have given 4 stars to the story -- but only for one reason -- it seems there is more vulgarities since Kyle Mills has taken over for Vince Flynn. Yes, I know -- the military speaks this way. But Vince Flynn always seemed to soften language for his general audience -- which was why I could recommend him to middle and high school readers. Not anymore. Why is this important? See Below.

Any additional comments?
I am a Mitch Rapp Ambassador -- As a long time Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fan, I now get the advance copies. I was acquainted with Vince Flynn through conversations all the way back to Term Limits (not a Mitch Rapp story) Yes, I am from St. Paul, MN. Vince always did the first interview on Joe Soucheray Show (KSTP) and I always attended the first meet and greet book signing at Barnes and Nobel in Roseville, MN. Eventually I would bring some of my High School English students -- including those that struggled -- to meet the author! Vince struggled in English in high school, too. He was an example of what you can do when you are determined and he was an inspiration to "my" kids. We all miss him.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,891

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Perfectly Charming

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

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

This is a delightful mystery with witty repartee.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was not on the edge of my seat, rather I just enjoyed the ride! Amusing banter, great performance and a fun book for a long commute!

What about Elizabeth Knowelden’s performance did you like?

Well read, excellent characterization with a wide variety of entertaining voices!

  • Emma

  • A Modern Retelling
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 646

Emma Woodhouse's widowed father is an anxious man, obsessed with nutrition and the latest vitamins. He lives the life of a country gentleman in contemporary England, protectively raising his young daughters, Isabella and Emma. While Isabella grows into a young woman, marries a society photographer for Vogue at the age of 19, and gets down to the business of reproducing herself, Emma pursues a degree in interior design at university in Bath and then returns to set up shop in her home village.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Uncharacteristic Miss

  • By MadMadeleine on 08-11-15

Why?

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Rewriting/updating Jane Austin is an interesting idea -- but if you are going to take another person's people and plot lines - be bold about it. Very "Meh."

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  • Big Trouble

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

A chain of events that will change the lives of each and every character will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Barry at his Best

  • By Scott on 09-18-08

Caution: Vulgarity Magnified

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

Reviewed: 02-19-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes/No It depends upon the individual. The vulgarity definitely defines the unsavory characters, but it can be very offensive. Sexual references about underage girls is really never necessary in a book geared to adults.

What was most disappointing about Dave Barry’s story?

While he defines his characters with witty dialogue, He could have created equally offensive characters with a less graphic vocabulary.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful