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    • Swimming Between Worlds

    • By: Elaine Neil Orr
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Kate, a recent college graduate, is still reeling from the deaths of her beloved parents when the discovery of hidden letters forces her to re-examine everything she knew about her family. Tacker, a young engineering student and all-around boy-hero, has returned from a West African odyssey where he fell in love with the local culture but was sent home in shame. Kate's and Tacker's stories come together when, on the same day and in different moments, they encounter a young African American man named Gaines. The relationship that develops between the three is complicated, as each one searches for love, freedom, and new beginnings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite book; narrator’s pseudo-southern accent annoying in parts

    • By Laura E. Davenport on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Ground to a Halt

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly injured. It seems a potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding. The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Unexpected Resolution

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 10
    • By: Elaine L. Orr
    • Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Scoobie never knew much about his family - and after the way he grew up, who could blame him for liking it that way? A 9-1-1 call during the wedding changes everything. Suddenly, Jolie has to help Scoobie figure out what he wants to know and determine who seems to want someone in his family dead. Knowing more about Scoobie's past could change their future together. But a special wedding arrival may cause even more complications.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Appraisal for Murder

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Jolie Gentil moves to Great Aunt Madge's bed and breakfast at the Jersey shore, taking her cat, Jazz, and joining Madge's pair of prune-eating dogs. Jolie does not view this as a retreat, just a smart change. She had no idea her life was about to get even more complicated. Jolie is reestablishing friendships with Scoobie and Ramona, dodging low-level wise guy Pedone, and (oops!) finding a dead body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • New version of the audio available

    • By Elaine L. Orr on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $17.99

    • 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

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Holidays in Ocean Alley: Special to the Jolie Gentil Series

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 9
    • By: Elaine L. Orr
    • Narrated by: Christopher Bateson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Opening your apartment door to see a woman sliding down it is distressing. Especially when that woman has a knife in her chest. How could a murderer be roaming the halls in the middle of the night? After all the times she has encouraged Jolie to mind her own business, Aunt Madge has had a change of heart. It's Jolie's boyfriend Scoobie Madge turns to help her figure out who the murderer is.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Rekindling Motives

    • Jolie Gentil, Book 2
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Jolie Gentil gets tapped for some appraisal work at 10th reunion of her Ocean Alley High School class. When appraising the vacant Tillotson-Fisher house, she finds the skeleton of Richard Tillotson hidden in an antique attic wardrobe. He vanished just after his sister married his business partner in 1929. Jolie sees a link to the Fisher family's Prohibition era business and works with friends Scoobie and Ramona to gather clues from old photo albums and ledgers. The photo albums lead her to Mary Doris Milner, Richard's girlfriend, who has fond memories of him and is certain of who murdered him. But, there was nothing to link her suspect to the murder then, and he's long dead himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun historical treat!

    • By Christina on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Trouble on the Doorstep

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Volume 5
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    From Hurricane Sandy to B&B repairs to Aunt Madge's wedding in three weeks. If Jolie can handle that surely she can deal with a sobbing woman who shows up at midnight. When the next morning Jolie learns that Pooki's husband is missing and his partner is dead, it seems there may be a connection to some shady hurricane repairs at Ocean Alley's senior complex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting Jolie Gentil book

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Behind the Walls

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    It's fun to buy a house. Unless, there is something hidden behind the walls and someone wants it. Someone who is willing to kill for it. Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar, but the guy she's most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. In between appraising houses and planning a fund-raiser for the food pantry (can you say liquid string contest?), Jolie, Scoobie, and friends need to figure who left a cache of jewelry behind the walls in her house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book for walking

    • By GrannieKassie on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When the Carny Comes to Town, Volume 3

    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Jolie never liked the idea of sitting on the plank above the dunk tank for the food pantry's fundraiser at the carnival. Even so, she never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would leave him battling for his life. Scoobie's ex-con mother shows up and there's a murder to add to the mix. Soon Jolie is doing a lot more than appraising real estate, though even that is complicated by home burglars. Jolie reluctantly seeks help from her nemesis - reporter George Winters - and tries to stay a step ahead of a kidnapper and murderer so she can take charge of her world again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Things get personal to Jolie

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Demise of a Devious Neighbor

    • River's Edge Cozy Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Elaine L Orr
    • Narrated by: Brad C. Wilcox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The reverberating bangs shake Melanie Perkin's nerves. Either someone's aiming at her truck, or they don't know fireworks are supposed to go upward. Could things get any worse? Yes. The next day she discovers a dead body in the barn on her late parents' farm, Sheriff's Deputy Granger's gun pointed at the chest of a primary suspect - someone she holds dear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who Done it

    • By Troublemer on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vague Images

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Bad enough that Jolie ends up in the Emergency Room because she tried to avoid hitting a deer. Worse to find a dead woman in the hospital restroom. Jolie is on the lookout for a runaway teenager and whoever planted the dead hospital budget cutter in her path. Just when Jolie's ready to leave the murder investigation to the police, she gets a surprise - and it's not a good one. Will her need to know see her hurt - or worse?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jolie and Scoobie High School Misadventures

    • Jolie Gentil Cozy Mysteries, Book 0.5
    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    When Jolie Gentil's parents leave her with Aunt Madge for her junior year so they can "work things out" in their marriage, she's angry. She knows no one at Ocean Alley High School. Some kids snub her, but she makes friends with irreverent Scoobie. He's quirky and fun, but he's skipped school and smoked pot in the past, so people avoid him.You've met Jolie and Scoobie as crime-solving adults. Check out their high school friendship.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Gods of Noonday

    • A White Girl's African Life
    • By: Elaine Neil Orr
    • Narrated by: Leslie Faulkner Wadsworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But as she tells it in her captivating memoir, Orr did not grow up feeling American, but rather identified with Nigerian culture. Orr came back to America to attend high school, feeling the loss of Nigeria keenly. It was only in her forties, in the crisis of kidney failure, that she began to recover her African life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Soemthings Missing

    • By Kenneth on 06-07-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Biding Time

    • By: Elaine Orr
    • Narrated by: James J. Fouhey Jr.
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    As the young Frank Myers grows up in the schools and on the streets of Washington, D.C., his path crosses that of the uncle he never met through the memories of his uncle's friends, especially at the Veterans Outreach Center. Frank has his own friends, especially Eric, so he doesn't focus too much on his uncle. But, it's other Vietnam vets who may save Frank from the problems youth of the late 1980s find in DC, problems Eric seems drawn to.

    Regular price: $6.95