I enjoyed the overall story. I liked having Marla play a major role. I also enjoyed having the Colorado weather moved to the background. The narrator was wonderful as always. Ready for the next installment...
I've loved everyone of Goldie ' s adventures and this one had that extra little kick at the end that topped then all! However, I can't imagine any other narrator than Barbara Rosenblat; she is perfect!
although I like Diane's stories, I hated the voice over. it made it sound like everyone smoked a 6 pack of cigarettes every day. instead of seeing Goldie as an espresso drinking catering cutie, I suddenly saw her in rollers and hair pins carrying her six pack of cigarettes drinking cold coffee with whipping cream. sorry I would have enjoyed another voice.
I can't imagine anyone really enjoying it.
I have read this series for years and enjoyed it. The performance was so distracting that I cannot recommend this audio version but would refer friends instead to the text.
a different narrator. The pacing was poor. The emphasis overdone. The accent grating. It was difficult to listen to it.
The story is cute and at times, I think exceptionally portrayed. At other times it seems to go on and on with colorful descriptions that don't really factor into the story. No offense to Rosenblat, but it's a bit over-'acted.'
For those who have the time, maybe. For those who want crisp story telling, no.
Loved the story & have read all of Diane Mott Davidson's books in this series, however, this is the first audio book I've listened to though. The narrator has a gravely voice & mispronounced several words, in addition to not being able to keep the "voices" of the characters consistent. I wish I would've just read it the old fashioned way instead of listening to it!
Great read couldn't wait to listen each day.
Goldie does it again I love to hear Barbara Rosenblatt she is so talented
I have been reading Diane Mott Davidson since she started writing the Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries. When my family took road trips, YEARS AGO, we would order the books on tape of the series.
This book is yet another winner. I hope she writes a few more. I really do.
I love reading Diane Mott Davidson, this was the first audio book I listened to of her stories about Goldie. I will return to reading. The narrator was too perky to the point of distraction from the plot. One other concern was Goldie' s police escort was in some situations that were a little inappropriate for a policeman.
Goldie' s friend Holly has a heart attack and dies after a duel 17th birthday party for Holly' s son Drew and Goldie' s son Arch. Goldie and Marla are devastated as is Julian who use to work for Holly years ago. Holly has been keeping big secrets from her friends. Was it really a heart attack that killed her. Goldie and Marla begin to investigate Holly.'s secrets but need a police escort because either Goldie is accident prone or someone is trying to get rid of her. I could relate to Goldie' s communication issues with her 17 yr old Arch. Teenager's parents usually say or do the wrong things in their teenager's eyes.