Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table

33508247Title: Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table

Author: Janet Finsilver

Narrator: Reba Buhr

Series: A Kelly Jackson Mystery Series, book 3

Publisher: Tantor Media

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Mystery/ Cozy

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 7 hrs 11 min / 6 CDs

My Review: 3.0 Stars

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

Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table is based on Kelly Jackson and the crime-solving group, the Silver Sentinels. Kelly Jackson and the Silver Sentinels start looking into the “accidental” death of a Greek fortune teller known by everyone as Auntie. As they get closer to the truth of Auntie’s death the murder starts threatening Kelly.

The author for the book Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table is Janet Finsilver. Considering this is the third book Janet Finsilver has written.  Janet Finsilver is a fairly new author. I use new in terms of how many books Janet Finsilver has written not how many years Janet Finsilver’s books have been on the market. I like Janet Finsilver’s writing style. It lives up to the cozy mystery genre that Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table falls under. Janet Finsilver has a easy to follow writing style. Without using excessive vocabulary or difficult plot twists. I personally think the story-line could have provided a few more clues but all in all a good book. Yes this is the third book in a series but does great as a stand alone also.

The narrator for Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table is Reba Buhr. Reba Buhr has a great voice for audiobooks. Reba Buhr made each character distinctive and interesting. Reba Buhr’s intonation was perfect for a great listening experience. Being able to just sit back and lose myself in the narration of an audiobook is always a plus for me. Reba Buhr made that possible for me with this audiobook.

The production house for Janet Finsilver’s book Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table was Tantor Media. As I said with my last review Tantor is starting to make my list of to go to production houses. Tantor Media did a great job on the production of Murder at the Fortune Teller’s Table. The production for this audiobook is exactly what listeners expect and want. There is no fluctuation in sound and it is also set at just the right tempo for a great listening experience.

Now for the big question. Would I recommend this audiobook? My answer would have to be Yes. This audiobook is a nice book and worth the listen. What makes it even better is that I was able to listen to this audiobook at my job and not have to worry about small ears hearing it. No excessive language or violence which again for me is always great news. This book is great for anyone that wants a nice cozy mystery that isn’t time consuming.

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Blind Date

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Title: Blind Date

Author: Bella Jewel

Narrators: Joe Arden And Maxine Mitchell

Publisher: Tantor Media

Genres: Audiobook /

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 8 hrs / 7 CDs

My Review: 4.0 Stars

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

Blind Date by Bella Jewel is a story about Hartley Watson. Hartley’s is just starting to try dating again after the death of her husband four years ago. Just when Hartley thinks things are going great. She realizes someone is watching her and entering her home stalking her. The person stalking Hartley seems to know intimate details of her life with her husband. After her dead husband’s things start showing up out of storage Hartley seeks help from Ace, the detective who lives next door.

Blind Date was written by Bella Jewel. Okay time to be honest, I forgot I requested this book and if I had really looked at the cover I would have most likely skipped requesting this audiobook. Don’t shoot me but, yes I’m that type of person that judges books by their covers. After I received this audiobook I looked at other books written by Bella Jewel and again was a little put off. Yet I was still determined to finish this audiobook because I requested it.  Now having said all that I have to continue to be honest. I was glad I did. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It wasn’t what I was expecting. Well not really. I was expecting a mystery but from the covers of Bella Jewel’s other books and this one, I was expecting a lot of sex. I was happy to find that wasn’t the case with this book. Bella Jewel wrote a great book. Blind Date has a great plot, with interesting twists and well developed characters. My only issue was that the ending could have had more details. It felt a rushed but, well worth the listen.

The narrators for this book are Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell. If you’ve read any of my prior review you will remember that I have a certain way I like multiple narrators to narrate. Especially if one is female and the other male. Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell did a great job working together on this audiobook. Both Joe and Maxine made their characters come alive. They had such great harmony that it took me awhile to realize that there was two narrators. It only became really apparent when Joe Arden was narrating a section of the book solo due to the movement of the characters in the book.

The publishing company for Bella Jewel’s book Blind Date is Tantor Media. Tantor Media produced Blind Date perfectly. No timing problems or sound fluctuations which makes for a great listening experience. Tantor Media is starting to become one of my favorite publishing houses. They seem to have a knack for picking great audiobooks.

Now, for the big question. Would I recommend this book? My answer would have to be YES! This book is great my only issue was the rushed feeling I got from the ending. This is not a book I would recommend listening to in front of small children. The only reason is because it does have a little sex. Not as much as I was expecting but still enough to make it unsafe for small ears.