I'll try another of this series. The main character has a lot of potential to become more interesting.
Likes: Cozy mysteries (cats a plus), personal memoirs,not too dark fantasy, books about the brain. Dislikes: Torture, animal cruelty.
This was an enjoyable listen that held my interest. The main character Dixie reminded me a lot of the Charlaine Harris mystery heroine Lily Bard - each character is a strong woman recreating normal in her life after a tragedy. In addition to the exploration of Dixie's character, there were some hints of romance and some cute animal scenes (which as a fan of cozy mysteries I enjoyed). Recommended to people who like that sort of thing - though why anyone who didn't would consider a book called Curiousity Killed the Cat Sitter I can't imagine
I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks. I listen to my favorites again and sometimes again. To me it's like listening to music. We don't just listen to songs once and say, "Oh, I've heard that before." I listen to good audiobooks more than once and repeat good videos. On the scale of 1 - 10 of audiobooks I listen to again, I'd rank Curiosity Killed the Catsitter as a 9. The story was creative and both funny and poignant. The narration was excellent. The pet parts really added to the interest.
I had a little trouble hitting that pause button. Throughout, there was just enough information given that I always had an idea of where it was going next. I was surprised some, but that's great, because anticipation is an enjoyably involving aspect.
Julia Gibson has one of those voices that make me feel very comfortable. The inflection in her reading is very natural. When she is frightened, she sounds frightened and the speed and intensity of reading speeds up. Her different voices sound like different people, and natural rather than affected. When she reads, I almost feel like she is right there in the room with me telling me the story.
Yes. In fact I was glad that I was in a position to finish it in one weekend, which I did. I carried my iPhone around with me as I did other things and just kept this going.
I am a voracious reader. I love the written/spoken word. Fiction or non-fiction, reading is always my "downtime" activity." I've been in a shift toward audio over the past 10 years. I loved being read to as a child. I now find that listening to a really good narrator read me a story is a very comforting experience--whether the book is a romantic comedy, a mystery, or a thriller. I get lost in the story that I'm listening to. This one was a pleasure indeed. Can't wait to listen to Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund!
This book flows well and kept me coming back for more. I can't wait to read the second book in the series. It is action packed, humorous at times, and an easy listen. It's not hard to like and empathize with the protagonist and to enjoy the other characters. The narrator has a pleasant voice that fits the persona of the main character. My only complaint is that whoever did the sound editing left huge silences between some chapter introductions and then jammed the introductions onto the last sentence of the previous chapter at other times.
The author does a great job building the characters so you relate to their thoughts and emotions.
The story is steady, believable and consistent.
I liked lots of scenes in this story, I don't think I can choose just one.
No, I hadn't planned to listen to it all at once but it ended up that way. It is one of those books you can't put down.
I'd like to see more of this series recorded. Julia Gibson did a great job with the performance . Blaize Clement has created an interesting heroine in Dixie Hemingway!
yes. This is a really cute, light mystery and there are dogs and cats in it.
the ways she relates to dogs and cats.
Dixie, but I enjoyed Michael and Paco, too.
Yes but I couldn't. As soon as I walked back into the house, I turned it on and I even took it on the walk Dolly (my dog) and I took. It was a great book to knit to.
I see there is only one more of this series on Audible but Amazon has several and one new one is due out in July 2013. I sure hope Audible decides to record these. On to the next one.
I would recommend this to a friend. It is a nice funny book with a great reader.
I wouldn't say on the edge of my seat, but it kept me interested.
Well, I liked them all but I guess I will go with the main character, Dixie.
I would have enjoyed that except for I mostly listen to books in my car and 8+ hours in my car at one time doesn't sound very fun.
I love these quirky stories. I had actually listened to this one on CD a long time ago but still enjoyed listening to it again. I will be looking for more of these. I love that she has normal household pets in her story but doesn't make them out to be super animals. They are just normal pets doing what normal pets do.
This is my first Blaize Clement book, and when it first started (the first murder was so bizarre), I thought, "Oh, no, I've done it again" (some of my choices lately have not been that great), but as I continued to listen I actually found myself enjoying it.
It's a light mystery with a surprising ending. Julie Gibson reads well and has a pleasant voice.
I appreciate Audible having these sales, as it gives us an opportunity to listen to different authors/books we may not have wanted to take a chance on otherwise, not wanting to waste a credit.