This was the best "new read" I've had in a long, long time. The story was so well woven with native folklore and a good old fashioned mystery, with some spine tingling action. It kept me in rapt attention the entire time. I liked it so well that I am burning it to CD (12 of them) so my husband can "read" it as well. I have all three of this author's audio books, and I recommend listening to them in order. "The Cold Dish" first, then "Death without Company" and finally "Kindness Goes Unpunished".
The flow of the story from present to past and back again.
Learning of the hardships the residents had to deal with.
I loved them all. The characters were real and individuals each to me.
I wouldn't rename it! What a tease it was to learn how it came to be and how it was named. The title is an integral part of the story.
My mother lived in Manchester during the war. Her next door neighbors took in two girls from Guernsey. They only spoke French. My grandmother spoke French and frequently served as interpreter for their neighbor. My mother has told us many stories about what it was like to grow up during the war--being bombed every night, the blackouts, the lack of food, etc., but until we read this book together, she had forgotten those girls. Another story from my mother to share with my daughter and grandchildren.
I don't buy print version books anymore. It saves me room.
I've listened to the first 22 books and to me each one is unique and equally good.
I was laughing out loud-- glad I was alone!
I'm absolutely hooked on the series. Love them all!
Dont know. I guess I was expecting a story closer to the movies storyline. That's something not under Audible's control.
All the extra ghosts.
I don't buy books anymore. I enjoy listening much more than reading and the audio versions don't take up room!
All 18 of the Stephanie Plum books are enjoyable. Just be careful where you listen because you WILL laugh out loud.
All the characterizations are unique. Lula is my favorite.
I really like Jean Smart as an actress, but her narrating skills need work. I think too much of the actress in her came out during the narration, and not enough of the story "reader". The book itself is slow starting, but even though I didn't like the narration, I had to finish listening.
--you'll be laughing out loud at some parts. At least I did. I always enjoy sharing Stephanie's adventures and am looking forward to the next book already! (And don't listen to this book when you're hungry or you'll be searching the refrigerator for something to eat! Lula is on a diet that made my craving for fried chicken kick in.)
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