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Sharon B. Buchbinder

Baltimore, MD USA
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  • The Art of Love and Murder

  • By: Brenda Whiteside
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn't what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life. Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strangers in the Night

  • By Sharon B. Buchbinder on 02-06-19

Strangers in the Night

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

When Lacy Dahl first encounters Chance Meadowlark on a dark night while visiting in Flagstaff, she thinks he belongs to the footsteps that had been following her down an alley. Little does she know he’s the Sheriff and trying to protect her. Lacy is shaken by the encounter, and not just from fear-induced adrenaline. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, stirring feelings she hasn’t had since her husband died.

Chance doesn’t need any complications in his life. He's settled into a nice pace and his daughter is in college. Eight years before, his wife was murdered in an art heist. Running into Lacy wasn’t going to upset his routine, which includes a friends-with-benefits relationship with a local woman appropriately named Kitty.

Lacy is on a mission to find her roots. Her mother and father died in a plane crash and she has returned to Flagstaff to connect her mother’s artwork to her past. Chance and Lacy soon work together on a personal and professional investigation braided together through their histories. Will Lacy’s past come crashing into his? Will the ever present Kitty release her claws from Chance? Will Lacy find her true heritage?

No spoilers from me. You need to listen to this fast paced, well written, well-acted audio book to find out! I give it 5 Southwestern Sunsets, 5 Sexy Sheriffs, and 5 Stars!

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  • Troubled Spirits

  • Spirit Voices, Book 1
  • By: Sandy Wolters
  • Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Jody has been a conduit for ghosts her entire life. Not only do they come to her for help, but at times she experiences what they feel when they die. This gift or curse comes at a high personal cost—especially when a child is involved. There’s not a man alive who is willing to compete with troubled spirits. Jared, a wealthy and determined high-powered P.I., has lived without love his entire life. In business if he wants something, he goes after it with a vengeance and is usually not denied. His life experiences have taught him that believing and trusting in others is a dead end street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky and Sexy

  • By Sharon B. Buchbinder on 06-02-18

Spooky and Sexy

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

If you’re looking for a book that combines the spooky with sexy, Look no further. The author creates an intriguing world with the heroine who speaks with the dead. The hero, a skeptic, is initially angry at himself for being attracted to a charlatan. However, it becomes abundantly apparent the attractive woman in front of him is a real medium, the romance takes off.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,443

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Heartbreaking and powerful story

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

This was a stunning story both in terms of content and literary merit and narration. The combination delivers a powerful emotional punch in an era when we are exhausted and nearly immune to be touched or shocked.

Kudos to the author and the performers!

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,934

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Smart Funny & Snarky

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What a refreshing insider’s view of the dysfunction and chaos of the WH today. With a great narrator, this book read like a play by play of a football game—with power as the football. Use your critical thinking as you listen, remember who the key informant was (Bannon) and you’ll see why he is the hero of his own political thriller. 5 Stars for an entertaining performance and a Walter Winchell style story.

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  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,011
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,014

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Must Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

If you want to understand Putin and the corruption that undergirds his attacks on the US democracy, you MUST read or listen to this book. A moving, first person narrative of Bill Browder’s Russian “education” and the murder of Sergei Magnitsky leading to global condemnation of Putin and his regime, this book will leave you outraged and activated to protect human rights.

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  • Death Benefits

  • By: Sharon Saracino
  • Narrated by: TJ Richards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Max Logan's insecurities have consumed her to the point she has allowed them to skew her perceptions of people and circumstances. She has grown progressively more bitter, sarcastic, and solitary since her divorce and feels as though she has spent a lifetime getting the short end of the stick through no fault of her own; still she trudges on. Things can always get better, right? Of course, it's hard to cultivate optimism when she finds herself dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Cautionary Tale!

  • By G. Hernandez on 05-10-17

Thanks for a Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

Like A Christmas Carol, this story reminds us all to be careful what we wish for and that life is short. A well crafted, entertaining tale, I very much enjoyed the narrator, too. Highly recommend.

  • Dying for a Living

  • A Jesse Sullivan Novel
  • By: Kory M. Shrum
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Opened my eyes on the Urban Fantasy genre

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 06-05-16

Drop Dead Gorgeous Story!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

This snarky, quirky, inventive story had me at hello! Jesse Sullivan has a unique occupation. A death replacement agent (do NOT call them zombies!) with attitude, Jesse has a handler, two love interests (male and female) a posse of friends and a pug named Winston.

Her characters are fun, larger than life and full of piss and vinegar. The plot kept me guessing (short version: someone is trying to off all the death replacement agents (think BIG) and Jesse also happens to have an angel in her corner.

Five bright shiny stars covered with black feathers! This series is an auto buy for me!!!!

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