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Malika Walker

EUGENE, OR, United States
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  • Then There Were Nun

  • Nun of Your Business Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

My name is Sister Trixie Lavender, and I'm an occasionally possessed excommunicated nun. I was booted from the convent after doing something unspeakable. Something I had no control over. Something that lives inside me to this day, exploding out like that chest-burster in Alien when I least suspect it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By JeanniebeannieB on 11-01-18

light wieght fun

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I enjoyed the listening, I found it easy to listen to while I was doing chores and sorting papers. I practically enjoyed the juxtaposition of the main characters and I will listen to more stories..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,428

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

A bundle of aphorisms

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

It was easy to put down and think about during rest times. I enjoyed it.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,951

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Intensly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I couldn't stop listening after the first chapters. The ending was perfect . It spawned many dreams during restless nights.

  • Dark, Witch & Creamy

  • Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Caitlyn's world changes when she learns that she was found as an abandoned baby and adopted by her American family. Now, her search for answers takes her to a tiny English village where a man has been murdered - and where a mysterious shop selling enchanted chocolates is home to the "local witch".... Soon Caitlyn finds herself fending off a toothless old vampire, rescuing an adorable kitten and meeting handsome aristocrat Lord James Fitzroy...not to mention discovering that she herself might have magical blood in her veins!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earns 5/5 Chocolate-Covered Pearls...Excellent!

  • By Kathleen C. on 10-28-18

easy and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

By easy, I mean it is easy listening to the entertaining stories. It was well written and the performance was a;sp entertaining and made even better by the accents of the differing characters'. The cat sounds were a bit off putting.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,895

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

I want more...

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I binge listened much to my family's dismay. They were totally neglected for 3 days. Loved it and want more books.

  • Rosemary and Crime

  • A Mystery
  • By: Gail Oust
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Murder comes well-seasoned in this charming mystery featuring a smart and spunky new amateur sleuth, small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott. Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back. She might be down, but don’t count her out. “Change of life?” she asks. Bring it on. Recently divorced, Piper decides to pursue a dream she’s secretly harbored: owning her own business, Spice it Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown, Brandywine Creek, Georgia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start for s new series

  • By Judith on 01-29-15

Its a bit amaturish

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I found that it was amateurish in the writing with gimmicky wording and references.. It got better as it got further into the story. Really seemed like it needed help from the editor to polish the story or maybe it was just immature?

  • Four Puddings and a Funeral

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Business is going well at Gemma Rose’s quaint English teashop, and she's delighted about her first big catering job at a local village funeral...until the day ends with a second body and one of the Old Biddies accused of murder! Now, the resourceful tearoom sleuth must find out which delicious pudding contained the deadly arsenic - and who might have wanted the wealthy widow dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A highly clever mystery

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-14-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Light listening. Not a head scratcher. I listened while doing some needle work which required some attention.

  • Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046

A safari expedition in Zambia is the disguise Emily employs in order to locate a professional assassin among her fellow explorers. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary man named Cyrus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • At last!

  • By Got My Book on 05-14-11

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Would you listen to Mrs. Pollifax on Safari again? Why?

Yes ~ I haven't heard a Mrs. Pollifax story yet that I didn't love!

What did you like best about this story?

The writing with such twists and turns.

What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

She has just the right intonations and speech patterns to draw a perfect picture.

If you could rename Mrs. Pollifax on Safari, what would you call it?

I wouldn't change it.

Any additional comments?

nope

  • A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

Emily “vacations” at an opulent Swiss resort in the hope of locating nine pounds of hijacked plutonium intended for an atom bomb.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cozy mystery, but weak

  • By Sassy1980 on 10-15-12

a nail biter

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

If you could sum up A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax in three words, what would they be?

exciting, diverse charactors

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax?

Escape from the castle

Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, and it's her usual good choices

If you could take any character from A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Mrs. Pollifax herself, she has such a sense of adventure.

  • Killing Thyme

  • Spice Shop Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Leslie Budewitz
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Pepper Reece's to-do list is longer than the shopping list for a five-course dinner, as she conjures up spice blends bursting with seasonal flavor, soothes nervous brides fretting over the gift registry, and crosses her fingers for a rave review from a sharp-tongued food critic. Add to the mix a welcome visit from her mother, Lena, and she's got the perfect recipe for a busy summer garnished with a dash of fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I MAY NEED A TRIP TO SEATTLE

  • By Debbie Lacey on 08-14-18

Light hearted murder mystery -

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

What did you love best about Killing Thyme?

I have enjoyed the Spice Shop Mystery series very much. I appreciate most Ms. Budewitz'
humorous style of writing.

What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

It is easy to picture her as she reads.

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

yes, however it was not possible.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful