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C. Mitchell

marathoner

Clarksdale, MS 38614, Mississippi USA | Member Since 2006

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  • Sneaky Pie for President: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the tradition of her heroine, Sojourner Truth, she takes her case to the masses. Journeying from the lair of the red-shouldered hawk to the nest of the tufted titmouse, from a pasture full of curmudgeonly cows to the stately halls of Monticello, the tenacious tiger cat even secures the chattering support of Thomas Jefferson’s mice.

    AJ says: "Very Unlike Sneaky"
    "This is a political commentary."
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone looking for political commentary, not a mystery.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rita Mae Brown again?

    Yes, but not in this genre.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Never finished it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and a bit of anger that this was billed as a Sneaky Pie mystery. I kept listening for the story line--there is none, just commentary by the usual Sneaky Pie characters. Not at all what I was looking for.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wayfaring Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (302)

    It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

    Marci says: "Near perfect. One of Burke's Best."
    "Different but excellent, suspenseful."
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Wayfaring Stranger again? Why?

    No, I do not listen to books twice. This was a good James Lee Burke novel, more novel than typical mystery/police of Hackberry Holland or Dave Robicheaux.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Holland is a thoughtful Dave Robicheaux


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Final scene was quite good, suspenseful to the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shady Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Allen Dusk
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (306)

    A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

    Bill says: "What a fun ride!"
    "Gruesome Sci-Fi, not what I expected"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Allen Dusk and/or Rose Caraway?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Allen Dusk’s story?

    I thought this was a light spy story,turned into a very gruesome, violent sci-fi, with a bit of dark humor. I really tried, but I could not make it all the way through, especially after the children were killed. I won't say more to spoil the story for those who like this kind of story.


    Any additional comments?

    Summary was very misleading, not at all what I expected. Some funny dark humor and memorable characters, but the violence was just too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Play the Fool: A Kate Martinelli Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (33)

    Edgar Award winner Laurie R. King has attracted an enthusiastic following with her finely-crafted mysteries. The Kate Martinelli series follows the challenging career of a young San Francisco police detective who struggles to maintain her personal privacy, even as her complex cases bring her into the glaring eye of the public. The first cremation the homeless people held in Golden Gate Park was for a dog; their second pyre held a much larger body.

    Jean says: "The Holy Fool"
    "Well done Kate Martinelli mystery."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting them of the "fool," with religious conotations as well a story line about the homeless. Very well read, entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1023)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    "Another wonderful Gomache mystery!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great setting in a monastery, more frustration with inspector Beauvoir's problems since the attack on the unit. Wonderful descriptions of the monks and their services. Overall a very satisfying mystery and an excellent narrator, as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Cat Nap

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (51)

    The continuing success of the beloved Mrs. Murphy mystery series is given its proper due with the publication of this 20th-anniversary tale. When a local mechanic gets his odometer turned back—for good—Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen steps in to investigate. There’s more to the crime than meets the eye, though, and sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with faithful corgi Tee Tucker, do their level best to keep Harry out of harm’s way.

    Jean says: "A visit with Mrs Murphy"
    "Cute story in this series. Very enjoyable."
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Big Cat Nap?

    Excellent reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love the cats and other animals.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Forbes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    One of Kate Forbes' best performances.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Harry gets her chance at a sports car.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Study: An Anna Pigeon Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (198)

    It is January, and Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about managing and understanding wolves, as her home base of Rocky Mountain National Park might soon have its own pack of the magnificent, much-maligned animals. But what was once an idyllic refuge becomes a place of unnatural occurrences and danger beyond the ordinary.

    W. Black says: "Perhaps better than reading it"
    "Best in a long time!"
    Overall

    I have read almost all of the Anna Pigeon mysteries and think this is one of the best. It is intense and holds interest well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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