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Leslie F.

LONG BEACH, CA, United States
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Fun cozy mystery

I enjoyed this fourth book in the Bad Hair Day series. I find Marla's character charming, but I agree with some other readers that she reads older than she is supposed to be, but that doesn't take away any from my enjoyment. I would have thought that Marla was in her 40-50's, as well as the detective that she is romantically involved with. I enjoy reading about Marla's description of things, as it relates to hair - I've never been too concerned with my hair, but I enjoy the different perspective. This book has some interesting characters, such as Miriam Pearl. I enjoyed watching her "blossom" under Marla's care. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book, and I enjoyed the narration. The book offers mystery, romance, and humor. I really enjoy this series, and look forward to the next one.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Entertaining store, but could use better narration

I thought this was an entertaining book, though probably not one I would read again. I enjoyed seeing a strong female lead character, and I was touched (and affected, though I won't give spoilers) by her relationship with Morgan. What made me give a three-star rating instead of a four-star rating was the narration. I found a lot of the mispronunciations of certain words or forms of words distracting. For instance, the word "bow" was used in the books as in "to bend from one's waist," but the narrator pronounced it as in "to tie a bow." There were several instances like that that I took away from my enjoyment of the book. But overall, it is an entertaining story.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Great book. I can't wait for the next one.

I absolutely love this series, and this latest book is no exception. The book is written incredibly well and is gripping to the last moment. I love the different characters and find that they are so well-developed. I get upset when I finish books in this series because it means I need to wait for a new one to be written. The narrator for the audiobook is incredible, too. She uses such distinctive voices for each character and really brings the story to life. I highly recommend this book (and the rest in the series) for any lover of mysteries.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Full of twists and turns

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged and guessing. I did not see the plot twists coming. I thought it was well-written and well-narrated (the audiobook). I will definitely be checking out more books by this author.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Solid Sci-Fi with a Zombie Twist

I thought this was a solid sci-fi book, and it had kind of an interesting take/twist on zombies. The book held my attention the whole way through. I've enjoyed other books by Scott Bell, and I think this one may be one of my favorites by him. I listened to the narration by J. Scott Bennett, and enjoyed his narration immensely. He always brings a lot to the story and enables me to picture the story perfectly.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Kept my attention

This was a great book. I thought the idea of using an archer was interesting. This book really keeps the reader hooked and engaged throughout. I enjoyed the suspense and mystery. This is shaping up to be a great series. I listened to the audiobook narrated by J. Scott Bennett, and he is one of my favorite narrators. He really brings the characters to life.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Best book of the series so far

This was probably my favorite Guy Winter book in the series so far. I felt like I was able to get a better grasp of the characters and their relationships in this book. Everything seems to be coming together from the previous books in the series. The atmosphere in this book is really rich, and you definitely get a feel for WW2 England. I listened to the Audible audiobook narrated by Melanie Fraser. Her narration is excellent - she is probably one of the best narrators I've listened to. Her voice and tone have such great range. She really brings the story to life.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Good clean romance with adventure

I enjoyed this third book in the Rebel Series. I would rate it 3.5 out of 5, and am, therefore, rounding up to 4 stars. This wasn't my favorite book in the series (Book #2 holds that honor), but it was entertaining nonetheless. I feel like there was more potential for this one that wasn't utilized somehow. There are still lots of adventure and interesting situations, as well as interesting characters. I loved to hate Caroline's fiancee, and I loved Caroline and Jesee. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book and the narrator did a good job. I had a complaint that she sounded a little robotic in the earlier books, but I didn't notice it as much in this one. Maybe she got more comfortable with the characters. Overall, if you like clean romance, this, as well as the other books in the series, are a good choice.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Great series - I'm sad this is the last book

This is such an entertaining book. I've read all the books in this series, and I was disappointed to learn that this one would be the final book in the series. It has such a unique blend of dark humor and horror. Its filled with interesting characters and entertaining situations. If you enjoy horror and dark humor, I highly recommend the series. I listened to the Audible audiobook narrated by J. Scott Bennett. I'm always very impressed with his narrations because he really brings the characters to life.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Wonderful story with great characters

This book was even better than the first in the series. Though I really liked the first book, this book flowed a bit more naturally. This book is filled with such great characters. I absolutely LOVED Christine. I love how she is strong and not afraid to speak out for what is right. I love that this is a "clean" romance. When I was listening to the audiobook, I didn't have to worry about my kids overhearing something that they shouldn't. The narrator of this book, Carolyn Kashner, really impressed me with her ability to do accents. Overall, this book is really entertaining and if you like romance of the clean variety, I highly recommend this book (as well as the others in the series)

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