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  • A Murderer Among Us

  • A Twin Lakes Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Marilyn Levinson
  • Narrated by: Maren Swenson Waxenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

After her husband dies, Lydia Krause sells her company and moves to an upscale retirement community on Long Island to start a new life. At her first Twin Lakes event, she meets the community's financial advisor, whom she recognizes as the convicted embezzler who drove her sister to suicide. After exchanging heated words with the man's wife, Lydia flees the scene. When the woman is found dead the following morning, Detective Sol Molina considers Lydia suspect number one.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By Beatrice on 05-13-17

Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

This story might be ok but the narrator read too fast. I slowed down the speed of the story but the narration a bit odd. I won't listen with this narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rhapsodic

  • The Bargainer, Book 1
  • By: Laura Thalassa
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear. Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want...at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects. But for one client, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so glad I read this

  • By Killian on 04-11-17

NO NO NO

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

This is just not good. I couldn't get past chapter 7 because I really didn't like the lead character. She's selfish, pathetic and not very smart. I returned it and do not plan to read another in this series.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Raven's Daughter

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

After a police shootout where she killed a man, criminologist Maggie Tall Bear Sloan retires from the force to enjoy peace and quiet in rural California. When sets of young twins are murdered in her town, the local sheriff recruits her to solve the gruesome killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Raven's daughter

  • By MeDi on 02-10-17

TSTL Lead Character

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

This is an ok story. It would have been better if Maggie Tall Bear Sloan didn't take so long to connect with her history. I get that when a person is biracial he/she might identify with one race more than the other. In this book Maggie seems to hate her Native American heritage. So much so that she let that hatred blind her to what was in her face the entire time. That made the book hard to complete. The characters were interesting and the plot had potential. However, I don't think I will be reading the next book. I can't watch Maggie refuse to accept part of her heritage and stumble blindly through another investigation.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Soul Summoner

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people...and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Ashlynde on 07-24-17

I don't know

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I'm not sold on this book yet. 1. I don't like love triangles. They are an unnecessary way to add drama to the story and make women look stupid. 2. The story drags too much because of the romantic angle and Sloan trying to figure out who and what she is. 3. The plot and character development is superficial. 4. The ending wraps up to easy. The mystery has been going on for years and all of a sudden it takes a few weeks to solve. I don't think I'll be getting the next one.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • High Strung

  • Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Janice Peacock
  • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O'Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass bead maker and jewelry designer. When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop's opening festivities, it's an opportunity Jax can't resist - even though the store's owner is the surliest person Jax has ever met. The weekend's events become a tangled mess when a young bead maker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun cozy mystery

  • By MKS on 04-22-17

Don't Bother

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

This is a poor example of a cozy mystery. The characters are flat and uninteresting. The lead character is preachy, goody too shoes who seems to have everything handed to her. I listened until it put me to sleep. At that point, I gave up and returned it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead in the Water

  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston is starting to feel like she's in way over her head...As the single mom of an energetic toddler and an investigator working for the medical examiner's office in small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie is used to her life being a juggling act. But now that she's moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter Emily, and has started planning their wedding, her home life is looking more like a three-ring circus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an entertaining series!

  • By sonia on 03-05-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

This is a great series. Each book is well written with believable plots and characters. I can't wait to read the next in this series.

  • Junkyard Druid

  • The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series, Book 1
  • By: M.D. Massey
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 410

A cursed druid, blackmailed by a faery queen to find a missing magic rock. Let's just hope they don't hack the druid off...for everyone's sake. Name's Colin McCool. Folks call me the Junkyard Druid. I hate that name. Despite my last name, I'm not "cool" like the other hunters in town. I don't run an occult bookstore, I've never owned a Harley, and I didn't inherit a family fortune passed down through generations of hunters before me. And I kind of have this curse on me that's messed up my life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Della on 04-06-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

I'm a huge fan of the Iron Druid series, so, I decided to give this series a try. I was disappointed early into the book but I forced myself to give it a try. Big mistake. The more I listened, the more I became disconnected to the story. Massey failed to establish a relationship between the main character and the world in which he lives. The characters also flat and disingenuous. I simply couldn't get into it.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful