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  • Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat: Volume 1

  • By: Orrin Jason Bradford
  • Narrated by: Meg Price
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 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

In the spirit of Ray Bradbury and The Twilight Zone comes this collection of suspenseful tales with a twist set in Foster Flat, a small Southern town nestled in the North Carolina mountains with a surprising number of fantastic occurences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fables with Southern Hospitality!

  • By Spiritwalker51 on 06-16-19

Small Town Magic and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-20-19

This is a wonderful collection of short stories with a fantastic twist, frameworked as the published articles of a young reporter. Bradford has a rare talent for writing stories that are fanciful and fun while providing a surprising level of insightful commentary on the modern world and the human condition.
In this collection you'll meet a writer's muse, a witch who helps the the dead pass over, a soldier who goes looking for a lost ancestor and finds a whole lot more and a young boy who's a conduit to the galactic telephone, a scientist who helps to protect a whole new species from a cold, cruel world and a whole lot more. They're stories that will intrigue and delight you while they make you think - stories that would have fit in well with those of Dick, Azimov and Heinlein in the pulp "magazines" of Science Fiction's golden age.

  • Cookies with a Side of Danger

  • A Danger in Treasure Cove Cozy Mystery
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Some cases hit close to the bone. For amateur sleuth Sabrina Carlson, this is one of them. In Sabrina's mind, missing-persons investigations are always the hardest. Mostly because they remind her of losing her sister years before. If fighting off flashbacks of her sister's death isn't bad enough, this current case is one of the most difficult of Sabrina's career. After all, Claire Blakely didn't just disappear without a trace. She also didn't have any enemies. In addition, as far as Sabrina can tell, there are no leads to work with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Roger Fauble on 07-20-19

Kidnapping in Treasure Cove

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-19

Sabrina needs a get away when the investigation into the disappearance of a young woman bogs down and memories of her sister's murder are all to fresh. Little does she know that her get away may provide exactly the clue needed to solve the case in this cozy mystery featuring Meredith Potts' familiar investigative duo of Sabrina and David Carlson.
Potts always weaves an entertaining story, and this one kept me guessing through to the very end which is exactly what I want in a mystery.
An enjoyable afternoon's entertainment.

  • The Happy Tails Dog Walking Mysteries Series: Books 4-6

  • By: Stella St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Machelle Williams
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Hannah Maclin, Andrew’s date, is found dead in the parking lot of the restaurant with a tacky rose sticking out of her chest and lots of suspects near the scene of the crime. Hannah wasn’t a well loved woman, and she’s got a long list of enemies and haters that the police believe includes Andrew. As Olivia dives into a two-part mystery of solving a murder and tracking her ex-boyfriend’s puzzling movements, she finds that the two investigations weave together in the old secrets and hidden passions of the town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Murder and Mystery in Doggie Daycare Land

  • By Aurora Dawn on 07-13-19

More Murder and Mystery in Doggie Daycare Land

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

Olivia's unfortunate knack for stumbling onto dead bodies continues to make for light-hearted mystery fun in three more cozy mystery novels penned by Stella St. Claire.
Intriguing mysteries solved, by the full-time doggie entrepreneur and amateur sleuth with a mixture of persistence, intuition and dumb luck. Olivia is a breath of fresh air and her ongoing romance and family challenges provide an interesting sideline for the usual cozy mystery fare.
Three great stories at a bargain, box set price.

  • Funny Bunnies: A Sweet Opposites-Attract Romance Novelette

  • The Pet Set, Book 3
  • By: Ann Omasta
  • Narrated by: Ann Omasta
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Hope Montgomery has no doubt that she is the right person to become the next mayor of her beloved town, Nestlebrook Cove. She and her sweet pet, Honey-Bunny, won't let anything stand in their way - especially not the current mayor - as they sway voters to their side. Mayor Michael Snow loves his town, his job, and his country. He has big plans for growth in his thriving community, and he's not going to let Hope or her cute little cottontail rabbit stop him. Hope and Michael are vying for the same elected position. Neither is willing to admit to the dazzling spark of attraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mayoral race with bunnies as mascots

  • By Tepcat on 07-14-19

Bunny Napping and Political Drama

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

The theft of a mayoralty candidate's beloved pet rabbit throws her togethere with her opponent in this adorable rom-com which features cameos from some of the furry characters in Ann Omasta's previous books from this series.
Funny, cute and fuzzy - this short, sweet story was a real delight.

  • The Happy Tails Dog Walking Mysteries Series: Books 1 - 3

  • By: Stella St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Machelle Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 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

Barking up the Wrong Bakery: Olivia found Yvette Dunn dead in her coffee foodtruck - drowned in a vat of fresh coffee...Till Death do us Bark: Olivia stumbles upon Lacy dead in the middle of a mock reception table, cake fork in hand...One Bark and Stormy Prom Night: Olivia’s friend, and the owner of a boutique dog food brand has been killed at her warehouse - bludgeoned with a side of beef. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series

  • By Kandice C. on 07-14-19

Small Town Living Can Be Deadly

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

Dog walker and doggie daycare owner Olivia just stop discovering dead bodies in this series of cozy mysteries with a canine connection. She's a bit of a clutz but surrounded by her sister, her best friend and her sometimes boyfriend, she stumbles her way through three different murder investigations with the kind of dogged (pun intended) determination, intuition and dumb luck that makes her a joy to read about. Toss in a little romance, a lot of family drama and a small town cast with all the quirks and foibles you'd expect and this Stella St. Claire series is a delight to read.

  • Watchful Wisteria

  • Wisteria Witches Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Angela Pepper
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Rhys Quarry wasn't much of a father to Zara. He swears everything's different now, but some people never change. Soon he's teaching his con man ways to his granddaughter. If only he could teach her something useful. When a member of the magical community goes missing, Zara joins the search. When she and Zinnia find a trio of ghosts, the search becomes a murder investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly My Favourite Book in the Series So Far

  • By Karl hill on 04-18-19

New Family For Zara

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

Family comes in all shapes and sizes and the Riddle household is expanding while Zara investigates the disappearance of the town's herbologist in this fourth story in the series.
There's danger, as always with monsters threatening Zara's life.
If you enjoy paranormal mysteries that are light yet suspenseful and always full of surprises, you'll love this one as much as I did.

  • Christmas Witch List: A Westwick Witches Cozy Mystery

  • Westwick Witches Cozy Mysteries, Volume 4
  • By: Colleen Cross
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Cendrine West is looking forward to a cozy Christmas Eve dinner when a blizzard blows in, bringing with it a flurry of unexpected guests. But tipsy witches and mischievous magic spell a recipe for disaster, especially when a guest turns up dead. Cen’s sleuthing exposes a Santa-size sack of trouble, and everyone’s a suspect, even her hunky sheriff boyfriend. Is it a deadly accident by a drunken witch...or something more sinister? Murder is on the menu, and only magic can uncover the truth in this witchy, wacky Yuletide thrill ride!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Westwick Witches cozy mystery Book 4

  • By Adriana B on 06-26-18

Holiday Get togethers Can be Deadly

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

When Aunt Pearl invites a few extras to Christmas Eve dinner and the weather turns nasty, eggnog and a killer Christmas cake aren't the only perils to be dealt with in this holiday cozy mystery by Colleen Cross.
I love the Westwick witches - Sandrine the reporter, sometimes sleuth and reluctant witch trainee, zany Aunt Pearl and the rest of the family and they all feature prominently in this holiday story as do Sandrine's former fiancee, current hunky sheriff beau and a few new characters who are just as captivating. Add a holiday setting complete with Christmas trees and snow globes and you've got a story that's perfect for a December afternoon or any time you're looking for a well spun murder mystery that's not too dark.

  • Love Accepted: A Lilac Novella

  • By: Pamela Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Carly Day is on a mission: Make amends to her grown children and everyone else she’s hurt over the years. When she returns to Lilac to help care for her first grandchild, she quickly realizes that just because she’s sorry doesn’t mean folks are ready to forgive. Even Pete Warfield, her son-in-law’s uncle, keeps her at arms’ length, as if he’s afraid she’ll run off again. How can she prove she’s turned her life around? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow! excellent!

  • By Maria on 06-14-19

It's Never Too Late to Go Home

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

A woman who had abandoned her home town and her children years before comes home to help care for her infant grandson in this wholesome story about love and forgiveness and finding yourself.
I loved the honest approach the author takes to the issue of broken families. There are no open arms or ecstatic reunions. The relationship between Carly, Pete and her daughter is often halting and painful .. two steps forward and one step back as the broken trust and old pain rear their heads again and again and Carly draws on her faith and a patience born of experience to work her way through the relationships she needs to rebuild.
A bittersweet story that's well worth your time.

  • Wisteria Witches Mysteries: Box Set, Books 1-3

  • By: Angela Pepper
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

A small town with big secrets. A neighbor who bites. A librarian who can shoot blue lightning from her hands. Plus a house with a mind of its own. Welcome to Wisteria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Books!!!

  • By Karl hill on 03-26-19

Discovering Wisteria

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-19

In the first three stories in this charming series about a town full of paranormals, Zara, the witch librarian investigates the murder of the former owner of her new house, tracks down villains intent on "erasing" people and solves the puzzle of her next door neighbour's fiance's year long coma.
Well written and entertaining, with an abundance of humour and a cast of quirky and lovable characters -not counting the villains of course, these three stories are a great introduction to a delightful cozy mystery series.
I love the economy and convenience of box sets, and this one is well worth the price.

  • Smoke and Mirrors

  • Short Fictions and Illusions
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders - where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Neil Gaiman!

  • By Tina on 07-15-13

Delightfully Twisted, as only Gaiman Can Be

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

Reviewed: 06-23-19

I don't think I've EVER been disappointed by a Neil Gaiman story, and I definitely wasn't with these.
This collection contains everything from a strange, narrative wedding present to divine punishment to what really happened to Snow White, no topic is off limits for Gaiman's mesmerizing story telling and sardonic wit. The collection abounds with those sudden, 180 degree turns that pop up and leave you breathless, just when you think you know where he's going.
Naturally, since he's reading his own work, the narration is wonderfully intuitive. He knows exactly how long to make that pregnant pause, that softly spoken thought that carries far more meaning than a shout ... or a scream.
I'll loved this one, and I'll listen to it again and again.