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  • Wicked Brew

  • A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Carrie Voorhis
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Great-Aunt Tillie is selling wine at the curb of The Overlook - like it's a lemonade stand - and her mother and aunts are about to burn someone at the stake. Unfortunately, it's up to her and cousin Bay to put out the fire. When the two cousins take a stand, they're interrupted by the arrival of an injured and dazed little girl. She won't speak, and she appears to have undergone some sort of trauma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader

  • By Irene Rea on 27-05-18

Reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-18

I am sure nobody reads these reviews but I am afraid nobody can beat Aris at reading Amanda's books

  • Charms & Witchdemeanors

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 8
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Tillie Winchester's past is about to come back to haunt her, and what she sees as fun and games someone else sees as a recipe for murder. When a local woman is poisoned at Hemlock Cove's senior center, Aunt Tillie is the prime suspect. Bay, Thistle and Clove don't believe their great-aunt is guilty - although Thistle is fine if the police want to haul her away for a long weekend. Everyone in town is suspicious, but things spiral out of control when FBI Agent Landon Michaels' boss believes he can't be objective where his girlfriend's family is concerned and sends another agent to lead the investigation. The new agent is gung-ho, headstrong, and making witchy enemies at every turn. When the investigation turns to the past instead of the present, Aunt Tillie refuses to talk and a long held Hemlock Cove secret risks being exposed. Bodies start piling up as old grudges overlap with new clues and the Winchesters are caught in the crossfire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witches

  • By Irene Rea on 17-02-18

Witches

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

I love it as usual. prefer Aris reading it though. I hope to get more by this author. Having said this I don't suppose anyone will read my comments

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,940

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Darren on 15-02-16

LOTR

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

Reviewed: 15-10-17

Absolutely brilliant. can't praise it enough. Lost a lot of sleep listening throughout the night.

  • The Two Towers

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 2
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,079

Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How can I review this?

  • By KathrynS on 31-01-15

LOTR

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

loved it so much that I listened to it twice. really is a great book

  • The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History

  • By: Kevin M. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book on Bundy!

  • By Dan Hopton on 03-06-15

Bundy

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

Reviewed: 30-12-16

I enjoyed this book except for a question "how can you drive in your condition"?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Home Front

  • A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz
  • By: Molly Lefebure
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

It is 1941. While the 'war of chaos' rages in the skies above London, an unending fight against violence, murder and the criminal underworld continues on the streets below. One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the 'horrors of secretarial work' don't appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder, war, trials and sardine sandwiches

  • By Sonia on 11-04-13

home front

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, both audibly and hard copy. I would recommend it to anyone interested in crime and forensics

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Witching on a Star

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 4
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

After a long winter, spring has finally hit Hemlock Cove, and Bay Winchester thinks things are finally settling down in the town - and with her family. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. As a way to distract Aunt Tillie, the Winchester family has decided to give her a new project: her own greenhouse. As construction starts, though, Bay is approached by a young girl - one she quickly realizes is no longer among the living - and given a task. The little girl wants her mother - and she wants Bay to find her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Irene Rea on 14-05-16

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-05-16

thoroughly enjoyed the book, can't wait for the next in the series. I know there must be more to come

  • The Troutbeck Testimony

  • By: Rebecca Tope
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

A huge funeral for Windermere’s popular resident, Barbara Dodge, is taking place, and florist Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie Lawson, are busy compiling wreaths in preparation. There’s word of a series of sinister dognappings occurring in nearby Troutbeck, and whilst taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father, Russell, stumble on a dog strangled to death - it’s not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Characters but Convoluted<br />

  • By Nigel Bentley on 04-02-16

Troutbeck Testimony

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

Reviewed: 21-10-15

Very good listen/read. I was kept guessing right to the end. Tied in with the other books in the series but could be read alone.