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  • A Borrowing of Bones

  • A Mystery
  • By: Paula Munier
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

After their last deployment, when she got shot, her fiancé, Martinez, got killed, and his bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, got depressed, soldier Mercy Carr and Elvis were both sent home, her late lover’s last words ringing in her ears: “Take care of my partner.” On the Fourth of July weekend, when all of Northshire celebrates with fun and frolic and fireworks, the dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked. Something old, Something very New.

  • By SydSavvy on 09-15-18

Interesting, entertaining, a good listen

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I liked the storyline and characters, and thought the details about working dogs and PTSD seemed accurate to me, a civilian. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. The narrator was very good.

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  • Sea of Glory

  • America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his best-selling In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen - the US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid voyage of discovery

  • By Ken Sundermeyer on 06-18-05

An interesting story about an unknown success

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I picked this book out of the four we could choose from to read/review in my graduate class. I'm glad I did. At times, the story gets bogged down in details (I've learned more about old wooden sailing ships than I really ever wanted to know), but overall, it's a fascinating look at this voyage and its leader. In my group discussing the book, we all agreed that Wilkes was a pretty terrible leader. But did that matter? He got the job done--they discovered Antarctica, they went to new lands, they mapped new lands, they brought home knowledge. The expedition was a success. On the other hand, hardly anyone knows about it today. So was it really a success? I would recommend looking up the 2 videos on this expedition that are on C-Span if you want to know more about the expedition and see some of the artifacts and objects associated with it.

If you like history, anthropology, or learning about the way Americans viewed past cultures, you'll like this. It's detailed, but Philbrick writes in an interesting style. The narrator is excellent. I'm glad I "had" to read this one.

  • Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Mysteries Collection (5-Books-in-1): Doggone Christmas, The Christmas Kitten, Bird Brain, Seeing Red, The Christmas Puppy

  • By: Liz Dodwell
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Fournier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Five fun cozy mystery books with pet-sitter Polly Parrett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun animal mysteries

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 08-29-17

Pleasant diversion

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

These stories definitely fall into the "cozy" category. They are not anything super thought provoking, but are a nice diversion when commuting or doing other tasks.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

They're good for what they are--cozy stories. With pets. Cute pets.

What about Jennifer Fournier’s performance did you like?

I thought the narrator did a terrific job. She has a pleasant voice--soothing, but not monotonous.

Was Polly Parrett Pet-Sitter Cozy Mysteries Collection (5-Books-in-1): Doggone Christmas, The Christmas Kitten, Bird Brain, Seeing Red, The Christmas Puppy worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

A nice value for your credit if you're looking for a pleasant read (with pets).

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  • Shakespeare's Trollop

  • The Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area out town. Determined not to get involved, Lily wants to leave the police work to Sheriff Marta Schuster and her team of deputies, and concentrate on cleaning, high kicks, and her boyfriend Jack's impending visit. But when Deedra's notoriously promiscuous lifestyle provides an extensive list of suspects but very few clues, Lily has no choice but to resume the role of amateur detective and join the investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read

  • By Anthony on 11-30-09

Interesting story and narration

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

What made the experience of listening to Shakespeare's Trollop the most enjoyable?

The narrator does a good job and "fits" how I see the voice of Lily.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lily...although I felt bad for poor Deedra in this one.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. It was a good read to listen to while commuting. I thought Harris might have taken the "Deedra was a sl**" theme a little far, but overall the book was OK.

  • On What Grounds

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,673

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stands out

  • By Pam on 06-07-13

Narration annoying at times, but an OK story

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

Reviewed: 12-20-13

Would you try another book from Cleo Coyle and/or Rebecca Gibel?

Yes, I'd buy another book by this author. I didn't find the coffee info over the top or anything. The points where the narrator did different "dialects" and cat noises drove me nuts, however. I did like the chemistry between the heroine and the cop.

If you’ve listened to books by Cleo Coyle before, how does this one compare?

n/a

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Did On What Grounds inspire you to do anything?

Drink more coffee.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful