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  • The Case of the Haunted Address

  • An Aggie Underhill Halloween Short Story (An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 9)
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Eliza Anders
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

It’s Halloween night, and Aggie, Betty, and Roger are invited to a haunted house by a handsome vampire. Little did they know that they were about to encounter something incredibly spooky. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SHORT READS!

  • By G C on 10-19-18

I love this group!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

You will instantly fall in love with Aggie, Betty & Roger! This trio has so much personality that & they make this short cozy feel full of depth. There is suspense, laughs & mystery all packed into one story. It’s the perfect Halloween listen! The narration brought the unique personalities of each character to life, and I found myself feeling like I wanted to be pals with the gang! I can’t wait to listen to more of this series! I was provided a copy of this book & left my honest review.

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  • The Agora Letters: 19th Century Historical Murder Mysteries

  • By: Clay Boutwell
  • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Carl Brooke, a scholar of ancient Near Eastern languages, now spends his twilight years chronicling the adventures of his youth as a leading member of the Agora Society, a society dedicated to the betterment of man. Fans of Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot will enjoy Carl Brooke and his Agora Society in these five very different cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A charming period mystery!

  • By Christina on 10-18-18

A charming period mystery!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Wow, I am so impressed that the author also narrated this book because he performed it so perfectly that it’s clear he’s an extremely gifted artist in both writing & performing. If you are an Agatha Christie fan (Poirot) you will adore this series. You get 5 stories in this collection & the most charming part of it is that it’s being told by a senior who is re-living stories of his youth as part of the Agora Society. Each story is its own capsule story & is well rounded and jam packed full of intrigue and fun! If you enjoy period stories & mystery then you are in for a real treat with this series! I received this book and gave my honest review.

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,293

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Bookwyrme on 11-10-17

Nora’s scars

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I love Ellery Adams work & own every single one of her books. This series however gives me mixed feelings. Nora (the lead character) has an interesting backstory, but her main feature is that she has scars on her face due to an accident. My issue is that this detail consumes way too much of the plot. Nora has these scars & has was a friendless recluse until a murder brought a group of unlikely friends together. That’s fine, except the issue of her scars is constantly coming up. Every time she meets a new character it’s brought up... every single time. And it’s overkill. Nora is more than her scars & I wish she wasn’t so passive aggressive about it through the entire book. For example if someone ignores her scars she comments how they “avoid eye contact” because of them. If someone notices it then they’re “gawking.” If someone pays Nora a compliment she makes a snippy comment about her scars make her ugly. It’s too much. She’s a multi dimensional character who is being held back by a physical feature & it gets old fast.

  • Greyhound at the Gravesite

  • Pets Reporter Mystery
  • By: Kyla Colby
  • Narrated by: Lane Cannon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Samantha Hodges is ready to get as far away from crime reporting as possible - especially after what happened in Chicago. Writing for the paper in her pets-obsessed hometown will be easy. Except that she’s not really into animals. And her first interviewee turns up dead.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New series it's great.

  • By Suzan on 10-20-18

A cute cozy with fun characters!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This is such a cute cozy! It has all the fun of a character being “new” in town and finding her way, plus mystery, plus a little bit of romance. Sam is a strong lead heroine who is quick on her feet & strong minded (which I love). The narration was well done in a sense that she differentiated characters well & brought them to life. However, the actual recording has a lot of repeats & sound changes (mainly in the beginning) which is distracting. It seems like the editing wasn’t well done & hopefully that can be tidied up a bit, because this book is so enjoyable! I was given a review copy & have shared my honest views.

  • You Can Lead a Horse to Murder (Secrets of Sanctuary Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 1)

  • By: Tara Meyers
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Spirited Ember Burns is led back home to open her own veterinary practice, and her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to the horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect him. But horses don't talk and neither do the dead, so Ember has to rely on her intelligence and instinct to get to the truth. A truth buried under layers of small-town secrets. Some that are big enough to get you killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful start to a new series.......

  • By Katie Clark on 10-12-18

A fun & well written cozy!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I have many books narrated by Cris Dukehart & I love her work, so I was excited to listen to this ‘new to me’ series! It did not disappoint at all, it was such a fun story from start to finish with well shaped characters & plots throughout. I felt invested in Ember (the main character), and I really enjoyed the red herrings thrown in along the way through the mystery. I had no idea who did it until the very end, which is the hallmark of a good mystery! This was a really enjoyable cozy through & through! I was provided this review copy & gave my honest review

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  • Lady Justice and the Black Widow

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

 

Throughout history, men have used their wealth, power, and prestige to harass, manipulate, and coerce women to fulfill their sexual desires. Fed up with the "good ole boy" status quo, the Black Widow appears in Kansas City to avenge the women who have fallen victim to their male predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking and current with the times!

  • By Susan Patterson on 10-16-18

A fun game of cat & mouse

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This series never ceases to amaze me with how well it fused current events into a thrilling and interesting mystery. This book focuses on women’s rights & a vigilante who begins to exact revenge on men who hurt or abuse women. At first the story seems clean cut, until you realize who she is & how tangled she is in and around Walt’s life. There’s a game of cat & mouse that leaves the reader on the edge of their seat wondering if the two will ever discover who the other person is.
In the end the real lesson of the book is shown to be unity, and how we live in such divisive times. If we spend more time coming together and less time tearing each other apart, this world will be a better place

  • Christmas Cookies with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 7
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Fun-filled parties. Beautiful decorations. Delicious food. Fantastic presents. Joyous family celebration. And murder. This is shaping up to be a holiday season that Sabrina Daley will never forget. But if she doesn't act fast, it will be for all the wrong reasons. Can Sabrina bring a killer to justice before her Christmas is ruined? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Cozy!

  • By Jan M on 10-15-18

Best of the series!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This was my favorite book of the series! The story begins with Christmas cheer which quickly changes when one of Sabrina’s friends goes missing. The search for her begins, and this is where the story really takes off. What follows are plenty of twists & turns and someone close to Sabrina who she works to exonerate of false accusations. The Christmas theme keeps throughout the whole book which makes this extra cozy to me! Overall the plot and the excitement of this book was fantastic, and I highly recommend it!

  • Murder and Chocolate Cake

  • Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 2
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When convicted murderer Wade Becker breaks out of prison, amateur sleuth Sabrina Carlson finds herself staring down the hardest case of her life. After all, Wade isn't just any killer. He's a man who Sabrina put behind bars. So now that Wade is on the loose, Sabrina can't help but look over her shoulder. As desperation sets in, Sabrina finds herself asking one question: Will she be able to track Wade down, or will she become his next victim? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Listen

  • By Jan M on 10-15-18

My favorite of the series!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This series is a continuation of the “Daley Buzz Series,” although you can read this on its own without having read the prequel because it does an excellent job of explaining any missing details. I’ve listened to the Daley Buzz series, so I especially enjoyed this because we get to see Sabrina & David grown up with a family.
This book was my absolute favorite in the series, mostly because it had so many exciting plot lines. 2 prisoners who Sabrina & David put behind bars have escaped, and everyone’s life is in danger. What ensues is a man hunt that left me on the edge of the seat, waiting for the ex prisoners to pop up at any moment. It’s an enjoyable cozy with plenty of excitement!

  • Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Three children - an eight-year-old boy and two six-year-old girls - see violence so terrifying that they retreat into the magical, make-believe world of Puff the Magic Dragon, where they feel safe and secure. Private investigator Walt Williams teams up with Lady Justice and Puff to protect the kids from vicious muggers, an abusive husband, and a sexual predator. Once again, justice is served when Walt and his senior sidekicks come to the rescue. A story filled with fears, tears, laughter, and hope.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haven't thought about Puff the Magic Dragon in yea

  • By Lisarami on 10-17-18

A poignant mystery with plenty of humor!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

There are so many important topics and stories being told, yet there is humor and mystery & bravery at the same time. Robert Thornhill has a gift for telling stories which are thought provoking & thrilling at the same time. This book covers many smaller plots, but the overarching theme was how abuse affects everyone involved; the kids, the spouse, and friends/family. The beauty of this series is that it’s handled so delicately with honesty, humor & a cast of characters you will instantly love!

  • A Killer Keepsake

  • Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series, Book 6
  • By: Ellery Adams, Parker Riggs
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

When star reporter Molly Appleby exchanged vows with her new husband, she also made a promise to give up sleuthing. But given her knack for stumbling onto murders, and murderers, she's realizing she never should have made a promise she couldn't keep. Molly's just finished an article on the Forget Me Not Doll Club for Collector's Weekly, but before the magazine even hits the newsstands, one of the club members is found murdered, and a stolen antique doll - purportedly haunted - is found in the victim's house. Police enlist Molly's help to solve this very odd case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Tale Spanning Two Time Periods

  • By Debbie on 10-15-18

An enjoyable addition!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This wasn’t my favorite in this installment, but still very enjoyable because I love Ellery’s writing! Andi does a great job narrating, and the mystery itself is very well written with many twists & turns I didn’t see coming! All in all it was enjoyable & I look forward to the next book!