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Gregory Pickering

Atlanta, GA
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  • A Spell of Trouble

  • Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs, Traci Douglass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

When town troublemaker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes. Until it's discovered that Louella was murdered. Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A cute story about witches in a small town

  • By Lomeraniel on 04-14-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

This story had potential to be a light, fanciful story. I wanted to like it, but have given up and will not finish it.

The narrator, while understandable and pleasant, pronounces words with extra emphasis on the ends of words, which is distracting and 12 chapters later, annoying. Ex- "wit-CHES".

As far as the story line, I find it disappointing. The sexual references are cheesy and actually distract - as if added at the end. I am not able to identify with the characters and the basic plot of the story jumps around. For these reasons, I give it a thumbs down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sprinkle with Murder

  • Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jenn McKinlay
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead - by cupcake - Mel becomes the prime suspect. To save themselves and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer, before the cupcake killer ices someone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprinkled with Humor and a Sweet Treat!

  • By aubie99_98 on 01-18-17

Cute book... will listen to another

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

The story was enjoyable. I wanted a light story and it fit the bill.

While I found the narrators voice quality enjoyable, I wondered many times if she had read the story ahead of time. The tone of her voice did not fit the action several times and her sentences were choppy- which detracted from the storyline. I'm sure she's a fine narrator, but this performance could have used some fine tuning.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful