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  • Murder and Vanilla Cake

  • Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 6
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

A shocking murder. A group of familiar suspects. A crazy twist. And cake. Just when things are finally starting to quiet down for Sabrina Carlson and her family, local business owner Jim Hartley is found murdered. To make matters worse, when Sabrina begins investigating the case, she soon finds herself staring down a number of unpleasant faces from her past. Unfortunately, things only get worse from there. Before long, Sabrina ends up making a discovery that turns the entire case upside down. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad introduction to the series.

  • By Delta Stet on 05-17-19

Another Sabrina Carlson Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

When a divorced business man is stabbed to death, the possible murderers are numerous, but Sabrina and her police detective husband solve the case through their usual determined investigating ... and the process of elimination.
The usual, reluctant persons of interest, witty conversation between husband and wife and pointing of fingers ensue with several convincing theories being presented before the final solution arrives.
These stories are light and fun. Always an interesting story, and always well narrated.

  • Watching Willow

  • By: Ann Omasta
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

On the verge of losing her job, local television star Willow Winks desperately seeks the one thing she believes can save her fledgling career - a golden retriever sidekick. Willow thought being told she was getting too old for television was the most frightening thing a celebrity diva could hear - until she and her furry best friend, Buddy, receive a threatening letter. Concerned for their safety, the television studio hires Caleb McCreery, a brave, strong, and young bodyguard to protect the famous duo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story & Listen🎧 Sweet & Entertaining!

  • By Bette on 05-13-19

A Star, A Dog and a Body Guard

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

When a local TV celebrity attracts a disgruntled and dangerously unstable fan, the network assigns her and her adorable dog a bodyguard in this funny, romantic and suspenseful story by Ann Omasta. As with the rest of her animal stories, it's Buddy the dog and his precocious antics that steal the show, but I loved the strong, determined and yet vulnerable and insecure Willow and the strong, steady, alpha male Caleb who works so hard to hold on to his business-like demeanor and his preconceptions about showbiz divas.
Add Caleb's family and the irrepressible Dash and Grace from Guarding Grace and you have a supporting cast that make this book a pleasure. Expertly narrated by the incomparable Sarah Colton, this book's a real pleasure.

  • Ghost a la Mode

  • A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies - and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than 100 years, Granny's spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served - and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry

  • By Susan Crowe on 05-10-19

A Ghostly Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

After a "just for fun" seance reveals the fact that her ancestors came from a Julian, California, a newly separated and almost divorced woman gets pulled in to the investigation of multiple murders by the ghost of an ancestor who was wrongfully accused of her husband's death.
This one offers a little of everything: ghosts, psychics, murders, mystery, snakes, dogs and even a little romance. Well written with interesting characters and a fun and action packed plot.
One of the most enjoyable mysteries I've listened to this year.

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,941
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,221
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5,220

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!

  • By Phillip on 12-12-17

Bits and Pieces for the Holiday Season

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

A visit to the letter department at Santa's workshop, a lesser known Dickens story, complete with it's own ghost and a musical Christmas party highlight this seasonal collection that will help to put you in the mood.
Entertaining and a bit unusual. I'll pull it out to listen again as the festive season approaches.

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Anthology

  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Quinn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Hollywood has always been a cutthroat industry, but for Sophie Paulson, the backstabbing turns personal when her movie producer boyfriend, Paul Franklin, dumps her for another woman, then fires her out of the blue. Former actress turned amateur sleuth Hope Hadley arrives in town just as Paul is found murdered and the police suspect Sophie of the crime. Hope desperately races to discover the truth before her friend Sophie is put in jail for the rest of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Cozy Mysteries

  • By Susan Crowe on 05-05-19

Murders Can be Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

This collection contains three murder mysteries including a Hollywood starlet whose dreams didn't quite come out the way she'd expected, a Holiday office party where booze and office politics turned deadly and a murder in the (extended) family, all solved, with her usual aplomb, by Hope and her brother.
Well written with her usual attention to interrogative detail, each of the three stories leads the reader through a series of possible murderers to the inevitable culprit.
Entertaining, light reading.

  • Sabrina Carlson Cozy Mystery Anthology

  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Twist. Turns. And treats. This anthology features five cozy mysteries that are designed to delight listeners...Amateur sleuth, Sabrina Carlson, just wants to enjoy a quiet life in her coastal hometown of Treasure Cove. But her dreams of dipping her toes in the sand at the beach aren't likely to come true anytime soon. Not when a killer is at-large. Instead of relaxing, Sabrina races around town with her detective husband, desperate to catch the murderer before they strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic bundle

  • By Clau on 04-09-19

Your Cozy Mystery Fix in One, Neat Package

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

Cheating spouses, Christmas disasters and family strife. Motives galore and a determined police detective and his sleuthy wife solve a whole set of mysteries in the great collection of murder mysteries.
Five good stories at a great price.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,464

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great! Boring. Good again... Boring. Too long.

  • By Taxvictim on 06-04-12

What If You Could Change The World

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

Wow!
Impeccably researched and written with that story telling magic that I have come to identify with everything Stephen King wrotes, 11-22-63 tells the story of a teacher who is coerced into returning to the past to kill Lee Harvey Oswald before he gets a chance to kill JFK.
Jake/George, Sadie and all the characters in the book are painted almost larger than life and the constant interference of time as an tangible influence keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering whether George will go ahead with Oswald's murder or whether something will interfere to keep him from completing his mission.
This is not a light read but it's an amazing story, and if you've ever wondered What If, it's well worth your time.

  • Marvels, Mochas, and Murder

  • Comics and Coffee Case Files, Book 1
  • By: Christine Zane Thomas, William Tyler Davis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The only suspect to his best friend’s murder.... When Kirby Jackson’s friend Ryan is found dead in the comics and coffee shop the two co-own, Kirby quickly becomes suspect number one. Perhaps things wouldn't look so bad had Kirby not been planning to cut Ryan out of the business. The only witness to the crime, Ryan’s stubborn dachshund, might hold the keys to solving the case. But his attitude toward anything and everything that isn’t his warm doggy bed is less than helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome listen

  • By Gregory Parlmer II on 04-16-19

Coffee and Comics with a Side of Murder

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

When Kirby Jackson's partner turns up dead in their coffee shop/comic book store, Jackson is determined to find the murderer, especially when it becomes obvious that the perp tried to frame him for the deed. Who'd have thought a small town could produce so many suspects?
A well written, light-hearted mystery story full of pop culture references and geeky, lovable characters.
Entertaining and fun.

  • The Agora Letters Volume 2: Five Historical Murder Mysteries

  • By: Clay Boutwell
  • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

It is 1890. In the twilight of his years, Carl Brooke records his reminiscences as a member of the Agora Society. Each letter describes the society's involvement in solving a crime, often coming to the aid of Captain Barnwell of the Boston police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable period mystery series!

  • By Christina on 12-26-18

5 Great Mysteries from Victorian America

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Clay Boutwell is a brilliant story teller whose talents as both a writer and a narrator are showcased in this collection of stories about an investigator for the Agora Society.
The stories are well told in a classic Victorian style that hearkens back to the best of Arthur Conan Doyle. The hero, Brooke solves a series of apparently unrelated cases with the help of his friend and colleague Captain Barnwell. There's plenty of action, great attention to detail both in describing the characters and setting and in documenting our hero's painstaking investigative techniques, a brilliant, devious and thoroughly evil mastermind lurking in the background like a haunting refrain in a Hollywood thriller, and the edge-of-your-seat finale is both thrilling and satisfying.
I loved the individual stories and the vehicle of the Agora society which ties them all together in a neat package.
A collection that's well worth your time.

  • The Wizard and the Frog

  • By: Richard Fierce
  • Narrated by: Jarret Lemaster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An incompetent wizard turned my girlfriend into a frog, and that’s just the beginning. The name’s Jack, and I hunt monsters for a living. I’ve been doing this for a while, but my associate is new. Dormuris is an elf I rescued from a troll, and he's a wizard. Sort of. He’s not the best with magic, and he accidentally turned my girlfriend into a frog. In order to reverse the spell, we have to seek out a real wizard.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun. I wish it was longer

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

A Sword and Sorcery Adventure with a Side of Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-29-19

I loved this light-hearted adventure about a monster hunter and his bumbling wizard sidekick who undertake a quest to save the hunter's girlfriend who's been turned into a frog. Battles, magic (not always quite as advertised) and laughs abound as old and new enemies attempt to interfere in the hero's quest to save the damsel.
Well worth reading, maybe even more than once.