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Barbara Tobey

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  • Suddenly Starstruck

  • Shower & Shelter Artist Collective, Book 4
  • By: Brooke St. James
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Bad Medicine was one of television's most popular dramas, and Ethan Prescott was the show's biggest star. And somehow, Macy Tillman ended up sitting right next to him at dinner. Macy was a gifted artist and former resident of the Shower & Shelter Artist Collective. Macy made Ethan experience feelings he had never known. It was about more than just being attracted to her. Somehow, Macy inspired Ethan to want to be a better person. But those feelings were overwhelming, and they made it difficult for Ethan to decide whether or not he should follow his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, clean, charming romance

  • By Barbara Tobey on 07-04-18

Sweet, clean, charming romance

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

An unlikely, but delightful romantic tale. Charming and adorable characters. The narrator did a great job with the voices.

  • A Kiss for Colt

  • Kiss a Cowboy Series, Book Two
  • By: Deanna Lynn Sletten
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Colt Brennan is a sweet, shy cowboy who has spent his life working the family ranch in Montana. He's never thought about doing anything different until the vivacious Carly Stevens steals his heart. On Carly's invitation, Colt leaves everything behind to live with her in Seattle. Although he wants much more with Carly, he finds her slowly pulling away. Colt feels an instant connection with Carly's roommate, Beth Owens, and is intrigued by her quiet kindness and inner strength. Colt finds himself caught between the woman he thinks he loves and the woman he feels a deep connection to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cowboy finds a wife

  • By Barbara Tobey on 06-27-18

Cowboy finds a wife

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

A cowboy falls for his sister-in-law's sister. Is she the one for him? The sister is a great match for his brother. He follows her to Seattle. Time to discover where his feeling really lie...in Seattle or Montana. A sweet love story that makes you want to shake this naïve cowboy and tell him to open his eyes to reality. Entertaining and engaging listening to his growth process.

  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • A Caribou King Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Linda Crowder
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Alaskan fine arts dealer Caribou King has closed up shop for the season and is looking forward to a peaceful winter, capped off by the birth of her sister's first child. When she discovers the body of Angela Nash, an elderly woman, in the old Tilamu house, Cara can't help poking her nose into the investigation. When Alex Tilamu shows up at Mrs. Nash's funeral, drunk and ranting about murder, Cara is convinced there is more at stake than a dilapidated house on the edge of the bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Deadly Art of Love and Murder

  • By April H. on 02-15-18

Romance and murder in Alaska

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Loved my second visit to this small town in Alaska. Caribou has two men seeking her favors. She finds a dead body instead of frozen pipes. The mystery revolves around a cabin. A delightful and entertaining cozy mystery. I am eager to read (or listen to) the next one in this series.

  • Like That Endless Cambria Sky

  • Main Street Merchants, Book 2
  • By: Linda Seed
  • Narrated by: Avie Paige
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Genevieve Porter was forced to flee the art world of Manhattan after she blew the whistle on the shady practices of a powerful dealer. Now she owns a small gallery in the breathtaking beach town of Cambria, California. For Gen, this is a place to regroup; she's poised to restore her name in the art world and return to New York in triumph. When she meets Ryan Delaney, a cattle rancher who's more than he appears to be, she's ready for a sexy roll in the hay - literally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bi-coastal art world

  • By Barbara Tobey on 11-08-17

Bi-coastal art world

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

A charming and delightful romance. The narrator did a fine job with the voices. I have been to New York and Cambria. I must admit, I prefer Cambria. Interesting background of the art world.

  • No Kill Station: Murder at Rehoboth Beach

  • By: Diane Meier
  • Narrated by: Kevin Iggens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A brutal murder ends Matt's quiet life as a small town police officer after he discovers an organized crime ring that politicians ignore. His obsession with the case threatens not only his job but also his new romance with Clara, who is dearly loved by his son. This murder mystery thriller will grab you, especially if you love dogs and cats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No kill station

  • By JEYCEE on 11-03-17

Animal shelter issues

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

While I enjoyed listening to Kevin Iggens narration of the story, there were times I wished I had been reading a book. There were parts that I would like to have skipped over. I know people have opposing views, but I found it difficult to hear them. Stirred up too much emotion. Also not a fan of ghosts. Overall the story is worthwhile and enjoyable. The good characters were quite likeable, while the bad ones were despicable. The narrator provided a copy for my enjoyment. I am voluntarily reviewing the audiobook.

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  • Somewhere on Maui

  • By: Toby Neal
  • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Sometimes only an accidental matchmaker can make lighting strike the people who need it most. Zoe moves to Maui to live her dream of being an independent journalist walking the beaches of paradise every day - but she never expected to be doing it with just her dog Sylvester. Divorced and heartbroken, and she ends up in therapy. Adam’s born and bred on Maui, a true "local" who surfs to stay in shape and deal with his many sources of stress: care of his mother, a busy contracting business, and a custody fight for his beloved stepkids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance; nothing but romance

  • By Me & My Girls on 08-07-14

Aloha

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Sweet love story that takes place in Hawaii. The descriptions are wonderful. The narrator is fantastic.

  • Deadly Puzzles

  • Mapleton Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Terry Odell
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Solving a crime is like piecing together a puzzle. But what happens if the pieces don't fit? When police chief Gordon Hepler's doctor orders him to cut down on the stress in his life or risk losing his vision, Gordon books a winter retreat at a remote bed and breakfast. Hours away from Mapleton, where nobody knows he's a cop, he plans to relax and try to forget about his eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cozy mystery

  • By Catrina P on 10-13-17

Clever story

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

What did you love best about Deadly Puzzles?

I enjoyed the Chief of Police and his problems.

What did you like best about this story?

Going on vacation for one's health can be harmful to one's health.

What about Steve Marvel’s performance did you like?

He is clear and understandable and changes his voice to fit the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked how he tried to protect the ones he cared about, but they did not always appreciate it.

  • Tip a Hat to Murder

  • Logland Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Elaine L. Orr
  • Narrated by: Kevin Iggens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When the owner of the Bully Pulpit Diner decided to stop letting servers accept tips, he figured the raise he gave them would keep them happy. Apparently not. Or were some of his other hobbies what got poor Ben Addison killed? Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman contends with angry food servers, rowdy frat brothers at Sweathog Agricultural College, a batch of customers who seem to know nothing, and a thief who must have really wanted something from Ben. One of them keeps a good secret in the small town of Logland, Illinois.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By Zoe on 07-16-17

Diner mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

If you could sum up Tip a Hat to Murder in three words, what would they be?

entertaining, surprising, interesting

Who was your favorite character and why?

Police chief Elizabeth as she was in charge, but handled people well.

What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

Pleasant voice. Clear and understandable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Surprised by who the actual culprit was.

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  • Eat, Pray, Die

  • An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Chelsea Field
  • Narrated by: Nikiya Palombi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous might sound glamorous, but for Isobel Avery it means stomaching bad clients and even worse coffee. Join her as she protects the sexy client she'd like to strangle, dodges the terrifying loan shark, and hunts down the bad guy. A fresh and funny romantic mystery series about a witty, down-to-earth heroine with a job you've never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to the book

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-10-17

Lots of laughs

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Would you listen to Eat, Pray, Die again? Why?

Yes, I will probably listen to the book again in a year or two. I had already read the book, but listening to it was even more enjoyable. It had been long enough with many books in between that I did not even remember who done it.

What other book might you compare Eat, Pray, Die to and why?

It sort of reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series. Unusual profession. Wacky situations.

Which scene was your favorite?

Her meetings with Mr. Black.

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

Yes and no. I was eager to hear more, but I wanted the book to go on forever.

Any additional comments?

Entertaining bit of escapism.

  • Walking Sam

  • By: Deanna Lynn Sletten
  • Narrated by: Michael Ahr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Ryan Collier has lived a quiet life with his golden retriever, Sam, and two orange tabbies since the death of his wife nearly three years ago. Friends and family are encouraging him to move on and find someone new to share his life with, but Ryan feels he will never find someone he can love as much as his wife. Ryan reluctantly gives in and starts going out on weekends, and soon discovers that women have changed as well as the rules of dating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance at lone

  • By Barbara Tobey on 02-04-17

Second chance at lone

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Where does Walking Sam rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a very sweet story. Pleasant listening, so it ranks near the top.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Enjoyed them all for various reasons, even ones I thought had no redeeming qualities surprised me.

Which character – as performed by Michael Ahr – was your favorite?

The male protagonist.

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

I shed a tear or two, but also chuckled now and then.

Any additional comments?

I won the book in a contest. I am glad I did. I don't generally select romantic stories, but I was thoroughly impressed with this one.

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