I'm really sorry I did check out the reviews on this book before buying. I used to LOVE this series, but it has become somewhat repetitive. The reader was VERY distracting. The sucking, slurping, swallowing sounds were very irritating and I will never listen to anything read by her again. She has a very good voice, but seems to have a salivary impediment!
I enjoyed the book, but the reader was distracting- her voice was fine, but I kept hearing her swallow. At first, it was only a minor annoyance, but by the end of the book, I was wondering if she was eating or drinking, and it was really irritating. Maybe my headphones are too good...
My wife and I have enjoyed Diane Mott Davidsons books for quite a while now. This one is as good as her previous works as far as content and pace. However, if you download the book in format 3 or 4 and are listening without background noise, be prepared to be annoyed by the narrator. It seemed like at the end of every other sentence you could hear her swallow the spit that had acculmulated in her mouth. It was like listening to someone chew for hours. I tried not to think about it but, I kept coming back to it. But, I'm neurotic like that.
That being said, the book was enjoyable yet unpredicable and I would recommend it.
I found myself really, really bored by Double Shot. I found myself not caring one whit for the irritating Marla, whiney Arch, or Goldy's strange featherbrained-ness (who in their right mind would fire a firearm at a bunch of mice). Feh.... What a waste. And I LIKE these books. Also the excessvie focus on 'the jerk' and his death was maudlin. Not her usual fare at all.
This, like all her books, was entertaining and diverting. Bear in mind that for me diversion is critical as I often experience uncontrolled pain. A major method I use to bear it is diversion and her books give this to me. I was disappointed that a previous reviewer was thoughtless and announced a major event in the book using it as the title for her review so if you are reading mine don't read beyond mine till after you have listened to this really fun book. Also, it is worth listening to all of her previous books as they do introduce chronological events. I say this without knowing whether the narrators are as talented as this one so . . . Use Audible's great feature to listen to an excerpt to make certain you enjoy the reader as much as the story.