©2009 Joanne Fluke; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
After reading other reviews of this book. I think that the others were perhaps a bit to harsh. I really enjoyed the book. It wasn't deep or particularly earth shattering, however it was a pleasant story and exactly what I was looking for when I downloaded the book. The story was a bit of a cream puff itself. Light and fluffy, with little substance, but delicious for a hot summer afternoon on the beach.
I will agree that the recipes were a little distracting, but it is easy to skip past. Actually I would have liked to have a text file with the book with the said recipes. I don't think the recipes within the book were distracting enough to take away from the overall book! Quit being so snobby, and enjoy light reading for what it is!
I have read all of her books and this one doesn't disappoint. Although I am not all that interested in the recipes, I like that it is what sets her books apart and adds to their interest. I like the reader and feel like I know the characters. To me if I can picture what the characters look like, then the author has done their job. The mysteries are cute and keep me interested.
What a writer, with mystery, food, romance all rolled into one book, I read and I get hungry.
I an hooked on Hannah Swenson books. Joanne Fluke know how to write a book to keep you interested. And some of the recipes are terrific. At least the ones I've tried. Can't wait to start another now.
Another cute mystery starring Hannah Swensen. I like these mysteries, they are enjoyable, any of them is worth it.
The Hannah Swensen series is entertaining and enjoyable. At first the recipes were off-putting to me and then I realized I'd listen when I was interested or tune them out if I wasn't. I listen to audio books when I'm running and when I'm falling asleep (instead of TV). Two different venues I know, but I can be entertained by the book without having to concentrate. Very relaxing to me!
I was looking forward to finding a new mystery series and was disappointed by what I found. Usually a reader expects to get the detective and the case in the first few chapters, but the murder doesn't even happen until the 10th chapter. Character development wasn't strong or believable. I was most interested in some of the recipes...
I did not listen to this book for very long. The story was very slow to get going and too much time was spent on cookies receipes. If I had wanted to learn how to make Potato Pancakes and all the toppings I would of looked in a Cookbook!
this book what can i say it was boring long and had receipes in between why would u have receipes its audio i didn't want to listen that plust the charcters seem stupid i didn't enjoy this book i hope the author will read nora roberts or james patterson and see how a real murder mystory should be
I chose this book because of a sale, and because I needed something to take my mind off of the theory-filled books I read for work. I wasn't expecting much, and wasn't disappointed.
I haven't read any of Fluke's other books, and I probably won't after this. The recipes, while interesting, break up the storyline and are distracting. The characters are two-dimensional and don't invite involvement from the audience at all.
While the narrator, Suzanne Toren, has a lovely voice, the first half of the book was lacking in character delineation. There weren't any accent changes or vocal inflections to show character change. I couldn't tell who was saying what for a good part of the beginning of the book. And speaking of accents: this takes place in a small town in Minnesota with many life-long residents -- but not one Minnesotan accent among them? Not believable.
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