Yes, I'd buy another book by this author. I didn't find the coffee info over the top or anything. The points where the narrator did different "dialects" and cat noises drove me nuts, however. I did like the chemistry between the heroine and the cop.
Drink more coffee.
I got a kick out of this book, and thought it was well written. I understand that some other readers didn't like all the coffee descriptions, but for me it was a major part of the main character's personality as well as important in the place setting. Even though I am not a coffee drinker, I can appreciate someone else's enthusiasm for their specialty. I found it lively and fun.
Happy to read mysteries, like the action too!
Since I have not had the oppertunity to read the hardcopy, I can not answer this but It's a fun listen.
It's a fast paced plot that kept me moving forward through the book and makes me want to listen to another.
I like that she is able to manifest so many different voices, women's and men's.
I can't say any particular one but I liked all the twists and turns this book took.
This is my third listen in her Coffeehouse series & I continue to keep buying/listening. =)
Like History, Business and Self-Improvement books. 32 year US Army veteran.
It ranks very high, love all the coffee info. My husband and I are coffee snobs,so we have learned a lot from Claire
All the books by Diane Mott Davidson-her character is a caterer and she gives recipes and talks a lot about food and she also drinks an espresso to help her think, wake up and concentrate.
When Claire makes the first espresso/latte and explains all that goes into the making, especially the amount of time for the grinding of beans, the time for the heating of the water, etc.
Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and more...
My husband and I are glued to my MP3 at the dinner table listening to several chapters during dinner. We stop and discuss something that a character says or analyze where we think the story is going. We have found a new author to add to our collection of books we listen to on road trips as well.
A great story and narration. I've listened to almost all the series.
More of a cozy mystery than a mystery --by the seat of your pants---mystery.
Yep. Almost all of the series is narrated by Ms. Gibel. She does a fine job.
I have no idea as I do not have the printed version.
Yes & No. I read & watch movies on a very high scale - so it takes a great deal for a plot to suprise me. I was not disappointed in anyway.
I don't give teasers or clues = sorry.
Again - a series I am pleased with to date, and purchasing the next in line!
As a solid coffee addict, it just doesn't taste any better!
I enjoyed the story. I learned a lot about coffe and craved it all the time while I listened to this book. I did not like the introduction of the ex husband into the plot. That just felt awkward. But I loved all the rest. Rebecca Gibel did a nice job narrating. She wasn't the greatest at male voices, but I guess that's hard to pull off when you're a woman. I do think it's a mistake narrators typically make. Women try to over-narrate men (by making them sound kind of dumb) and men try to use high pitched voices that make female characters sound like cartoons. It wasn't the worst male-voice impression I've ever heard. In fact, Gibell is one of the better narrators.
It was ok. The first time I read it I had to put it down because it was boring and I couldn't get into it. The second time I picked it up, it was a little better. The characters and plotline seemed a little more interesting. I really can't say much about the book because there isn't much to say. I won't be buying the rest in the series.
The mystery part of this was good, very good. The coffee addiction is out of hand. I stopped listening twice because I just couldn't stand another cup of coffee as a metaphor for life. The worship of coffee became a little annoying. The story was worth slogging through all those wet grounds though.
I was looking forward to getting to know a new cast of characters to follow through a series of light mysteries. The story premise had potential but the audiobook was disappointing for a number of reasons. As other reviewers have commented, there is quite a bit of detail about coffee, where it comes from, how to make it, what it tastes like, etc. The depth of the plot and development of the characters did not support this much unnecessary, although sometimes interesting, information. It felt like it took forever to get into any meat of the story (about halfway) through the recording. The characters themselves were without nuance. The husband was relentlessly angry and obnoxious---so much so that I had no interest in any part of the relationship resolution with Claire. Few characters had exchanges that weren't emotion-laden without the contextual ramping up and far beyond what was necessary and this made it impossible to develop any empathy for them. The best character was Madame. I don't mind somewhat unrealistic twists and turns, but the lack of empathetic characters was off-putting and meant the story didn't create enough of a world to sustain a real visit.