This was another good Scumble River tale.
I always enjoy the interplay between the mystery and the main character in this series. This book falls a little short of the normal balance between the two. The story was a little heavy on the personal life of Skye and too light on the mystery.
I love listening to this series. Ms. Leto has a great voice and does a great job in her performance. After listening to many, many hours of audio books, I love listening to a book in which the narrorator's performance and the content spur my imagination into being able to picture each character. At the same time, they should never detract or distract from the story. Ms. Leto does this well.
This seemed a little like the author was trying a different take on the Janet Evanovich series. Using the same general formula down to the humor and just putting a different spin on it. The use of Lorelei King as the narrator probably contributed to this opinion, though I wouldn't change that. Ms.King does a great job as always. That said, the books are enjoyable and entertaining. I've listened to all of the books in the series thus far.
I had a hard time listening to the accent. It distracted me from the story. The narrator did a great job with accent, but it was too much for me and I'm from Texas!
I don't know how anyone could describe this as "easy, breezy escapism". There was nothing fun about this book...It made me feel down to listen to... Maybe it would help if the story was compelling, but it wasn't.
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