I don't recommend this book to readers of Sadaris' previous books. Though some stories are as entertaining as his previous ones, overall these are darker and just not funny.
The chapter on learning other languages.
I have enjoyed every book in this series. The premise is fresh, our heroine is clever, and yet doesn't lose her childlike behavior with her family. This book ranks about number three in my favorites--after "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and my beloved Voyager Series.
I am not a mystery reader so cannot compare it to other mysteries--yet the fact it is one of my favorite audio books says something for both the author and the actor who read it.
Her accents are wonderful. I know a reader is excellent when I forget there is only one reader and not a whole cast of readers.
Purchase them all!!
I've read this book several times and loved it each time. I'm from the Pacific NW so the locations are familiar. The story, however, is universal. What "made" this audiobook for me was Sherman Alexi's narration. No one else could match his rez "accent"--the story came alive with the authenticity of place.
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