An Untimely Frost (Lilly Long #1)


Title: An Untimely Frost (Lilly Long #1)

Author: Penny Richards

Narrator: Christine Williams

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Genre: Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Audio: Unabridged

Time: 7.5 hrs • 6 CDs

My Review:  4.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for a honest and unbiased review.

My last run in with Blackstone Audio left a bad taste in my mouth. I was hesitant at first but wanted to see for myself if it was possibly a one time thing. I am happy to note it seems to be just that. This book was great and the narrator is even better. I really enjoyed listening to Christine Williams. She made this book very enjoyable. Penny Richards book An Untimely Frost is written in a way that makes it great for audio. It was nice being able to sit back and just enjoying the story. Penny Richards caught my attention and kept it through out the story. I honestly would have been finished with this book a long time ago if life hadn’t kept getting in the way. The pace of this audiobook is great especially with Christine Williams as the narrator. The pace is not to fast and not to slow but just great for listening. It’s like Christine Williams is talking and sharing a personal story with you.

This story revolves around Lilly Long. Lilly Long is an actress turned Pinkerton detective. Her job is to find the owner of an abandon house and see if he’s willing to sell. Along this journey Lilly finds out things that most people want left alone. Lilly is able to make a little advancement into her own personal mystery from her past. Yet in doing so she causes problems for herself in the present by attracting some danger.

Having now listen to a few Mystery audiobooks.  I can say that I like this format in audio. It makes it easier to let my imagination roam and create it’s own little movie. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this was the first book in Penny Richards new series. I look forward to the next book and hope it’s as great as this one has been.


The Buried Book


Title: The Buried Book

Author: D.M. Pulley

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

My Review:  2.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge for a honest and unbiased review.

I can honestly say it’s been a while since I’ve had such difficultly getting interested in a book. D.M. Pulley has a great witting style but, this story was just a little lost to me. I couldn’t find anything I liked about it. I am not a slow reader and if it had interested me I should have been able to finish this in less than a week. Yet, The Buried Book was so boring that it took me over a month to read it.  I was drawn in by the blurb. At first I thought it was going to be interesting but I hated the main character. I feel once you hate the main character everything is downhill from there. Even if the character is suppose to be hated, which this one was not, you should still enjoy the story.

So the big question is would I recommend this book? No, I’m sure there are people who will love this book and rave about it. It just isn’t my cup of tea. I might come back and revisit this book again in the future but for now my opinion stand.