I always prefer an audio version. A narrator can absolutely breathe life into a story and enliven characters in ways just reading doesn't do.
I did not have a special favorite character.
Really brought the story to dimensions my own reading would never imagined.
This was a fun concept, as I do enjoy time travel stories. There were some flaws in it which I hope will be resolved in a follow up book.
Can't say as I don't do print versions. The audio version is bound to be better in 99% of the books. With the right narrator of course.
Took a long time getting there but it was a decent ending.
Robin Miles manages to give each person and detail a lot of emphasis that gives a good listen regardless of the book itself. Reading it myself I just don't give it the dimensions that Robin Miles gives it.
The story doesn't lead itself for either emotion as all the people are not represented that way. So really no extreme emotions.
The unraveling of the toxic fields is what makes the story interesting. We're at book 6 and I still don't see any real romance between Meg and Seth. It's more like a friendship or brother/sister relationship.
I have listened to the book a second time because any book reveals things missed on the first listen.
I so far like all of Sheila Connolly's books even though some of the characters are very unlikeable or side plot lines are sometimes downright unbelievable. Nonetheless the basic story of the books are interesting, and mostly a fun listen and can hold my attention.
Robin Miles is consistent throughout the series. Always a reliable listen where each person is identifiable from book to book. Her inflections are great giving a real boost to the story every time.
Bitter Intent is not a book that would make a great movie as much depends on knowing the background history of the characters and plots. It's just not that interesting to be a movie.
Even though I did enjoy the book I found it a stretch to have someone harassing Meg that had no part in a past book in the series. It just was not believable but the story itself is interesting enough to give it 3 stars.
Finally having a role for Elizabeth Corey, Meg's mother, although I didn't like her being the main suspect in a murder. I like the details of her house renovations.
I like Meg, who is willing to learn new things and go in a very different direction in life than she'd previously known. She's also not to young to be a nit wit nor too old to be out of sync.
I adore Robin Mile's narration of this series. She definitely does bring out every ounce of personality available even though some characters like Seth are bland as heck. She's a talented narrator.
Not really as it is very long with lots of side detailing of pesticides. I also can't listen to long to a woman that has such angst dealing with her own mother. She's so deceptive and needy when it comes to dear old mom.
Robin Miles' is so talented that you can listen and drift away to Granford. All of the series is overly heavy on side lessons on different things, that reading text could be boring or slow but Robin Miles makes that palatable with her lovely voice and excellent interpretation the story.
A fun story but heavy on details that could become a bit boring. Once again Meg has to deal with Detective William Markus her nemesis from One Bad Apple. Thankfully this time Meg does not know Jason Miller who's body she finds in her springhouse. Markus does manage to implicate Meg in the murder and Meg sets out to discover who Jason is and why someone killed.
Robin Miles, narrator for the Orchard Series does such a wonderful narration that it's sometimes hard to tell if this series is fiction or non fiction.
Meg continues to slog through the learning process of running her apple orchard. She has a long task list of needs for her 200 year old Colonial house. All of them expensive. Getting involved in helping a young couple start their restaurant business in Granford is cutting into her other duties in a big way. When the Sou Chef turns up face down in a pig wallow, Meg sets out to find out who killed him and why. A bit of an over kill on the pesticides. I found that slow and a bit dull to listen too. Robin Miles to the rescue with her outstanding narration that makes even the less interesting and slow parts move along and sound more interesting then they really are.
LIght reading but a tightly knit story. Interesting characters that are credible people, you might know or would like to know.
Meg would never have imagined that she'd become involved in a murder and of her own ex boyfriend. When his corpse is blocking up her new septic system, Meg is a prime suspect. Dealing with a hostile detective that looks for the easy, fast way to close the case forces Meg to find the killer herself. Robin Miles was the perfect narrator for this book. Her voice is fantastic.
The Narrator was really excellent. Helps the he is Irish so the accent is natural to him.
Overall story is about how bullies torment Johnsey and we hear his thoughts about what they say and do. His father challenges for him in all regards and his mother, slightly less kind to him is ameliorated by his fathers standing up for him. They protect him from the outside world as much as they can but don't prepare him to deal with life on his own once they have passed on.
This was out of my comfort zone of cozy mysteries but I did enjoy it a lot. I had a lot of laughs with some great one liners and funny dialog, Phineas, is the go to person for solving murders, rogue shape shifters and other creatures of the darkness. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set him up to come against some of the strongest demons around. Phineas is ages old and had a lot of experience but even he may not be able to defeat the worst of the worse.
The narrator Todd Menesses, was truly wonderful and knows how to keep the excitement going.
Lots of fast paced action on land and on the high seas. Makes Taming of the Shrew seem, well tame. Shakespeare would blanch at this story and might just be a little envious he didn't think of it first.
I hate Mira, but the overall story and pace is good with excellent scene setting, covers everything from smell, sound and taste to throbbing passions. I'm betting romance lovers will adore this book.
Wayne Farrell narrated it and did it justice. He really enlivened it and made it spring into life. I really prefer the audio over reading the text version. Audio gives it many dimensions that just reading it can render it flat.
Caro Lamont pet therapist has the misfortune to not only have to take care of her neighbors Bengal cats, but deal with a long lost sister that arrives unexpectedly at her door. Caro is at first sorry to tell May that her sister is dead, and but wants to avoid dealing with her at all costs. May is pesty and very needy and and naive and soon wears Caro down to where she feels sorry for her.
No matter what Caro tells herself about not getting involved once it's revealed her neighbor didn't have just a car accident but was murdered, everything conspires to get her deeply involved. The story is fun, has lots of laughs, and moves at a good pace.
The only thing I didn't like was the title and I had a little bit of a problem wrapping my mind around Bengal cats that paint.
Karen Commins does a stellar narration and her accents and personality expressions are right on target. She does the high pitched nasally voiced May so well that you sympathize with Caro about trying to avoid the harpy. Wonderful narration.
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