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  • The Glass Ocean

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson, Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

This is a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century - two deep in the past, one in the present - to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.... Her finances are in dire straits, and best-selling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Glass Ocean- a tale of two times

  • By Anonymous User on 09-19-18

The Glass Ocean

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

As soon as I saw that this book was out, I GRABBED IT! I was so impressed by their last book, THE FORGOTTEN ROOM, that I just couldn't resist. Sometimes, as you probably have noticed yourselves that after an author/authors write a wonderful book that stays with you, it's hard to follow up with another one. Well this team did! What I really love about their writing is how they incorporate their characters from the past and present. They did a wonderful job giving each character their own personalities, to the point where you are at times rooting for each one! Twists and turns all throughout the book. Some serious ones near the end. Without giving anything away, TESS was my favorite! I listened to this in one day. Couldn't put it down. We all knew the ending to this horrible tragedy, however getting to know the passengers is a whole different ball game. Well besides letting you know this is a winner, and I really, really hope to continue their writing with each other, I have "One more thing to say, and Sara, the author will appreciate this, "GREAT BOOK JACKET."

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  • It Ended Badly

  • Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright's It Ended Badly guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. In the throes of heartbreak, Emperor Nero had just about everyone he ever loved - from his old tutor to most of his friends - put to death. Oscar Wilde's lover, whom he went to jail for, abandoned him when faced with being cut off financially from his wealthy family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depends on what you're looking for

  • By newyorkaise on 09-04-17

It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Let me just say that not only did this book grab my attention from the beginning with the title, but as soon as I started listening to the narrator Hillary Huber I was hooked! She narrated this book so well, with her witty remarks from the author's pen, she made the book come alive in its own right. Such a soothing but hilarious voice, it makes you realize that anyone who has been through a break up that we're all sisters or brothers under the skin!

  • Ghost in the Wind

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

Guesthouse owner, single mother, and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby is about to sit down to movie night with her family and friends when she's struck speechless. Floating before her is the ghost of her musical idol, 1960s English rock star Vance McTiernan. He's in desperate need of help from Alison and her resident ghostly gumshoe, Paul Harrison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Mead P. on 02-25-16

Ghost in the Wind, (Book 7)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I gave this four stars because at times it became monotonous. However, it did give me food for thought. Allison meets her hero Vance McTiernan, who is very dead (naturally,) and quickly becomes disillusioned with him because he's not the person she has put on a pedestal all these years. Made me think about who is my hero and would I like to meet have him or her. I don't think so. We're all human and I don't think I'd like to be disappointed, after all, we need something to dream about...

  • The Summer Children

  • The Collector Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter - a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, disappointing narration

  • By Martine Castillo on 05-31-18

The Summer Children

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Dot Hutchinson does it again! Another excellent read that integrates with her last two. Agent Mercedes Ramirez is haunted by her past when children covered in blood clutching a teddy bear unhurt on her doorstep. However, their abusive parents are literally slaughtered to death by an angel the children say. Ramerize is determined to find out who this so called angel is BEFORE it's too late! EXCELLENT READ! Add it to your favorites. Narration is great. The narrator gives great depth to Mercedes character.

  • Inspector Specter

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

Just when she thought she'd seen everything... Detective Lieutenant Anita McElone is one of Harbor Haven's finest. She's also a hard-boiled ghost skeptic. So when she shows up on the doorstep of Alison Kerby's Haunted Guesthouse to ask for supernatural help in solving the murder of her former partner, it's hard to tell which woman is more flabbergasted. But McElone is dead serious, so Alison promises to help in any way she can - even asking her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie, for help with the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish there were more in the series!

  • By Paige Matthews on 12-27-14

Inspector Specter

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I gave this a four star rating only because everyone can't always have a five star book. What I mean is, that I have read and listened to all of her books up until now and even though there is always a lot of extraneous information, it's a light easy read when you need a break from your regular readings. However, if I ever hear the name OLIVER, I will scream! Allison is asked by her best friends to watch their baby because they needed to go on vacation. OLIVER is left with her and we hear EVERY detail of his movements throughout the book. Thus taking away from the storyline at hand. The narrator is always great as far as I'm concerned. She has given the characters their own personality by her speaking like each of them. Good going Amanda! Let's get back on track with the detective work and your friends Paul and Maxie!

  • Chance of a Ghost

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Alison Kerby’s guesthouse is haunted all year round. Surviving the dead of winter, though? That’s a spooky proposition. Even with a blizzard bearing down on New Jersey, Alison can count on at least two guests—Paul and Maxie, the stubborn ghosts who share her shore town inn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not the best in the series

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 01-16-17

Chance of a Ghost

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Alison is called upon by a somewhat strange ghost, who was electrocuted in the bathtub by a radio, and he is determined to find his killer through her whether she likes it or not! To make matters worse, she finds out her mother is having a secret relationship, "with her dead father." Loved the ending!

  • Old Haunts

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

The ghosts haunting Alison Kerby's Jersey Shore guesthouse are sad. Maxie wants to know who murdered her ex-husband, and Paul pines for his still-living almost-fiancee. The only one who isn't missing her ex is Alison-because The Swine just arrived on her doorstep...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 06-18-14

Old Haunts

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Alison has a real problem on her hands. Each ghost in her "Bed, and NOT BREAKFAST," wants her to use her detective skills to find their lost loves, while she's dealing / with own problems, THE SWINE!

  • An Uninvited Ghost

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113

Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered - in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer before she sees reality from the other side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By Beatrice on 12-14-13

An Uninvited Ghost

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Fun book, interesting characters, the narrator does a wonderful job of making each character having their own personality by easily switching her vocals without the listener noticing.

  • Night of the Living Deed

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,113

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Happy I Found E.J. Copperman

  • By Zeny on 11-17-13

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Cute Story! Lovable characters. Takes you away from the serious part of life for awhile. I love psycho thriller stories the best, but this was fun! 😉

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I hoped for!

  • By j.r.addams on 08-20-16

DIGGING UP MOTHER

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

I never heard of this author / comedian before, and I still don't know I could have missed him. If you like gross, disgusting stories, which I love, then listen to this book! I found myself laughing out loud throughout the book. This guy is hilarious. However, if you are an AA member and wouldn't like to hear how much he hates AA, for reasons of his own, then skip it! You have to take the book with a grain of salt! FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY! 😉