This series started out "cute", but as I have listened further has gotten better. Now I find it very entertaining. Ms. Bowen is developing the characters quite nicely and is developing a wonderful comedic element that has actually had me laughing out loud. I would equate this series with the Stephanie Plum series without all the swearing. (Which is great to have a BREAK from). It is nice to listen to something set in the 1930's time period as well. VERY enjoyable and I hope there will be many more to come.
I love this series and want to listen to each book as long as it lasts. The story line is a good one, and the historical bits are interesting. I am not sure though that I will be able to listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden. PLEASE return to the original reader!
This book was an interesting peak into the early 60's. Humorous, serious, heart-wrenching, & silly all wrapped into one!
What a great heroine! I am SO glad that I didn't listen to the other reviews and went ahead and listened to this book. I think Pen is probably my FAVORITE main character. Very well written-my breath actually physically caught in my throat a couple of times when Pen was so very hurt! But she perseveres despite all of the difficult situations that she has been in. She is a strong young woman who has had to become very independent. I am so happy that that she found the love she so desperatly craved.
I love the Castle TV series and that is the main reason that this series caught my eye. After reading the reviews, I was hesitant to purchase, but I thought with the new Audible guarantee, I couldn't lose. Boy am I glad that I took a chance!! These books are so entertaining and because of the TV series, I have real images in my head of the characters. Jamison Rook is wonderful! He is witty, helpful, boyish and smart. The perfect counter part to Nikki. I LOVE the narrator as well. In my opinion, his acting is dead on and his various voices are wonderful. I have never heard him before, but I will look to see if he has done anything else.
I HIGHLY recommend this series to anyone who wants a light hearted mystery. The huge benefit...they have written and produced good story with virtually no foul language. THANK YOU!!
I love this series. It is light hearted with a good story line that usually is interesting to try and figure out.
I LOVE the series and really thought that the book might not be quite up to parr. I was not disappointed. I love to listen to a mystery and still be able to laugh. I thought the Johnny Heller did a stellar job reading also. Can't wait to listen to the others!!
Absolutely loved this one!!! A bit slow on the uptake to get started, but once it gets going, I couldn't put it down.
After coming off of an excellent story line it seemed that the author found it hard to find his way to the second part of the story. It is still interesting, although to me, not quite as engaging. Although that could have had something to do with switching readers. It is never a good idea to do this in a series, but most especially not to the author! They write a great story, but usually always are crappy readers. I am getting ready to start the 3rd book in the series and am hoping it will be better again, as it is back to the original reader.
This reader is one of my favorites! He keeps the characters straight and defined. The story material is excellent and explains how everything came to be in the Wizard of Oz. Loved the concept.
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