The Marriage Maker

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Title: The Marriage Maker: Worth of a Lady, The Marriage Wager, A Lady By Chance, How to Catch an Heiress

Authors: Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay, Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Narrators: David Monteath and Ginny Ross

Series: The Marriage Maker Series: Book 1

Publisher: Silverton Agency

Genres: Audiobook / Fiction / Romance

Format: UNABRIDGED

Time: 7 hrs 9 mins

My Review: 2.0 Stars

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

The Marriage Maker is a omnibus of short stories written by Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. These stories are all based around four sisters. Chastity Hamilton is the Duke of Roxburgh’s heir. Her father insists she marry. So, Lady Chastity makes a bargained with her father to marry the man who can find matches for her three younger sisters first. Lady Chastity didn’t believe such a man existed but, Sir Stirling James has stepped up to do exactly what Lady Chastity hoped could not be done.

Tarah Scott, Allie Mackay and Sue-Ellen Welforder are all great writers. Each story was well written. My only issues is that they could have gone so much farther in these stories that they tended to leave me wanting more. That after a while they seemed to lack some of the plot-line. Which personally is not something I enjoy. I would have liked a little more. Short stories don’t need to leave you feeling like you missed something but these did. I was expecting more from these authors but I was left disappointed.

The Marriage Maker’s narrators were David Monteath and Ginny Ross. I’ll be honest I was so displeased with the stories that at first I didn’t pay much attention to the narrators. I did go back and re-listen to this audiobook so I could give a decent review. David Monteath and Ginny Ross did a great job on the narration. They made each character distinctive. Both David Monteath and Ginny Ross’ intonation was perfect for a good listening experience.

The publishing company for The Marriage Maker was Silverton Agency. Honestly this is one company I’ve never heard of. After listening to this audiobook I’m still on the fence on if I like them or not. So all in all the jury is still out on this company.

Now for the question everyone asks me. Would I recommend this audiobook? Rather than just coming out and saying No. I’ll say Maybe. This is a good story but if you’re looking for a story subsistence and a great plot-line this is not it. If you’re just looking for a quick easy to follow story without a lot of details then this is the book for you.

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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.