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  • Blue Hollow Falls

  • Blue Hollow Falls Series, Book 1
  • By: Donna Kauffman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains or becoming a half-sister to a 10-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey's need for nurturing too.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted story for the start of a series.

  • By Angela Schamp on 10-13-18

A Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I enjoyed this book while driving a long distance...I enjoyed learning the characters, but at the same time, the story just seemed to languish. There were times it just needed to move forward, but in all it was a good listen

  • The Whispered Word

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Nora Pennington, the owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the rest of the members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that, sometimes, practical help is needed, too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora's store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and, although Nora and her friends offer work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn't ready to divulge her secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! NOW WHAT DO I DO?

  • By Anonymous User on 11-09-18

A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This is the second story in this series & is a good listen. The author takes time to bring each character into life...everyone has a story to tell & secrets. This also included a great whodunit..I enjoyed this book & look forward to more in the series.

  • Murder in the Mystery Suite

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 807

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia lies the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nancy Drew meets "The Librarian"

  • By Ray on 01-07-15

A Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I have only recently discovered this author & really enjoy her writing...Johanna Parker makes this book come to life. It's a great mystery with multiple plot twists...highly recommend it.

  • Murder in the Paperback Parlor

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second Installment!

  • By Christina on 08-23-15

A Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This is a great series & Johanna Parker makes it such a pleasure to listen to. Multiple plots & twists & great detail in your surroundings...Hem & Fitz keep you laughing & Jane is so in control...it's loads of fun & I look forward to the rest of the series!

  • Murder in the Secret Garden

  • Book Retreat Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward's book-themed resort - a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane's current group of guests, the Medieval Herbalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding addition to this series..

  • By Lynda Turpin on 08-17-16

A Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I really love this series...the attention to detail & Johanna Parker is excellent as the narrator. This book, as well as others in the series have great detail about your surroundings, including plants & flowers...you feel like your in the gardens with the guests.
I especially enjoy the menus prepared & hope some day to see a selection of the recipes offered! These stories have multiple plots going on that interact with each other that make them so interesting...great series & I highly recommend it!

  • Apocalypse

  • The Harry Starke Novels, Book 13
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

It began when an FBI informant was brutally gunned down outside a soccer stadium. A tactical nuclear weapon has gone missing somewhere in the Middle East and is thought to have been smuggled into the United States by a small group of Iranian terrorists intent on chaos and destruction. The target? Unknown, but the FBI’s local director is convinced that it’s the Sequoya nuclear plant and that the clock is ticking. Convinced that the threat is real and that his only link to the terrorists is Harry Starke’s nemesis, Shady Tree, he turns to Harry for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • JUST PLAIN AWESOME!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-08-18

A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I love the Harry Starke series & this book did not disappoint...Tom Lennon is the voice of Harry & does it well! This story had all the twists & turns I expected & some I did not...we have a cliff hanger here & I'm anxiously awaiting the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jasmine

  • A Lt. Kate Gazzara Novel, Book 1
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

It was late Friday evening when they discovered the body. The girl had been in the concrete pipe for more than a week. The daytime temperatures were hitting 120 degrees. It was the stench that drew the kids to her. Who was she? Who put her there? Who...killed her? It’s Kate Gazzara's first case, a mind-bending riddle, and as if that wasn’t enough, she has a new partner to cope with. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story...Not So Good Narrator

  • By Victoria on 09-10-18

Good Story...Not So Good Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I have listened to all 13 Harry Starke books & had some idea of what I was looking forward to. The story was pretty good, but I did not like the narrator...her female voices were rather whiney & Harry just sounded sleazy. The story had all the twists & turns I expected, but the narrator made it painful to listen...I would recommend this book in print form so not to be distracted.
I will definitely read the next book in this series instead of using the audio version

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peachy Flippin' Keen

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,302

The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack's ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family's business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished

  • By ashley on 04-23-18

A Great Short Story

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

A great teaser for the real book which was also great! It helps set the stage for the next book which is full of all sorts of small town mayhem!

  • Change of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 958

Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as usual, but gotta get the names right

  • By JWill on 08-08-18

Another Great Adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I just love this series & can't wait for the next book...if you have come this far in this series you don't need anyone to tell you how talented Jana Deleon is in telling her stories...waiting for the next installment of Fortune, Carter, Gertie Ida Belle & Godzilla!

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,959
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,680

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Beatrice on 11-04-17

A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

This is the 1st book I have listened to by this author, but it won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book & how the author shares each woman's story while the plot thickens & the bad guys get caught. I'm looking forward to the next in this series!