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  • A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By C. A. Newsome
    • Narrated By Jane Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one? Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.

    Paul says: "Fun story with a twist."
    "Narration Detracted from Story"
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    What would have made A Shot in the Bark better?

    A narrator who is less monotone in her reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Shot in the Bark?

    The twist at the end.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jane Boyer’s performances?

    NO!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story was good, but the narration made me think about not finishing the audiobook and just reading the rest of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I might read or even purchase more books in this series, but I hope to avoid narration by Ms. Boyer in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By M. Louisa Locke
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide, and to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns. Annie also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of her clients has died. The police believe his death was suicide, but Annie believes he was murdered.

    KarenB says: "Enjoyable story, annoying narration"
    "What a hoot!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a good story, with interesting characters and a solid narration.


    What other book might you compare Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery to and why?

    It reminded me of a cross between "Faro's Daughter" by Georgette Heyer and "The Clairvoyant Countess" by Dorothy Gilman. To say more would require a spoiler alert.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the protagonist recognized the strength and courage displayed by the Chinese butler.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bride of the Rat God

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Hambly
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    It is 1923, and silent film reigns in Hollywood. Of all the starlets, none is more beloved than Chrysanda Flamande, a diva as brilliant as she is difficult to manage. Handling her falls to Norah, widow of Chrysanda’s dead brother. She has always done her job well, but she was never equipped to deal with murder. When a violent killing shocks Chrysanda’s entourage, and other weird happenings swiftly follow, Norah begins to suspect that some strange power is stalking the star. In Chinatown she receives warning that a curse has been placed on the actress as vengeance for wearing a sacred amulet in one of her films.

    Ann says: "Outstanding"
    "Outstanding"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bride of the Rat God to be better than the print version?

    I can't compare, as I have not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmm. Nora, I suppose. She was an interesting blend of vulnerability/strength, skepticism/openness.


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

    Beware of producers bearing gifts.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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