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  • Fortune Furlough

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are finally off to Florida on the vacation they’ve always talked about. Days filled with white sand, turquoise water, and fruity drinks are the only thing on the agenda. But when Gertie’s “hot date” turns up dead and she’s the number one suspect, they’re forced to hang up their bathing suits and shift to investigating mode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wild ride with the girls!

  • By karen santiago on 06-13-19

Still Laughing

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

Sometimes you need a funny story with a little crime, mystery and crazy people and this book has it all. I have listened to all of the Miss Fortune series but this is the first one where I started off laughing and am still smiling a day later. You can listen to these as stand alone's but bet you will go back and start with #1. Fortune and the ladies are on vacation but somehow they don't get much rest or beach time before the dead bodies start showing up. A great listen, many mishaps and well worth your time. Enjoy -

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  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,484

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Yikes on 06-24-17

Be Careful - You’ll Won’t Want to Stop Listening

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Thought this was going to be like so many mysteries but things kept changing. The story was unsettling but it keeps your attention. Narrator is easy to listen to. Might be hard for adoptive parents to listen to. Audible20ReviewSweepstakesEntry

  • X

  • Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561

Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My X-pectations were too high

  • By Simone on 09-02-15

Not Like Earlier Books

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I hv always enjoyed this series and hv hard copies of all, some Kindle and some audible copies. This was annoying with "I", "he", etc. said...The story was good to the end.

  • What She Left Behind

  • By: Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,594

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now 17, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh.

  • By Rebecca C. Schwarz on 04-11-15

Thought provoking story

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

Would you listen to What She Left Behind again? Why?

No because the narrator was terrible in that she would say "Claire said..." Alex said...", etc and that was awful to listen to.

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

The plot of this story was great and I needed to keep listening to find out what happened. I thought it would have a different ending but was pleased with how it did end.

What aspect of Tavia Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

Ms Gilbert needs to learn to do voices for people or say something other than "---said" followed by three others with the same beginning. Maybe even saying Alec - then the statement, Claire - then her statement, etc.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listending to a book in one setting is usually not realistic but I did listen every time I had at least 15 minutes. The story was captivating.

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,835
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,966

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

So hard to follow with narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-09-14

Would you try another book from M. L. Stedman and/or Noah Taylor?

I started this with ear buds but lost so many words I got lost and then switched to Bose ear phones and that made a huge difference. The story was heart breaking and full of compromising of values. Good story and was glad when I could hear it!

What didn’t you like about Noah Taylor’s performance?

Nothing as he swallowed his words and I lost so much and had to start over.

  • Devil’s Food Cake Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke will leave listeners hungry for more with this, her best recipe for murder yet. Devil’s Food Cake Murder finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil’s food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend—particularly a dead one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now thats what I call a cliffhanger ending!

  • By Rbtmw on 02-24-11

Lengthy Recipes Distracting

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I love audible books especially due to major eye problems the last few years. This book had a good story but listending to recipes was too much and I quit about a third of the way thru. I did buy the Kindle edition and did fine with that.. I can go back and copy what recipes I want. I am a recipe collector so it is not that I don't like to bake.

What was most disappointing about Joanne Fluke’s story?

The story was fine but lost interest during narration of the recipes. The ending was odd - it did leave some loose ends that could have been tied up.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

Ms Toren was fun to listen to and she could make all the characters voices unique in reading.

Could you see Devil’s Food Cake Murder being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No opinion about an actor but would watch the show.

Any additional comments?

I was going to order other audio books by Joanne Fluke but think I will see if I can get to read easier and go the book/Kindle route. I will hopefull be able to return this book.