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Blackberry Pie Murder Audiobook
Blackberry Pie Murder
Written by: 
Joanne Fluke
Narrated by: 
Suzanne Toren
Blackberry Pie Murder Audiobook

Blackberry Pie Murder

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Publisher's Summary

It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body - a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning?

Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested. . .for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn't hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust - and get herself to the church on time. . .

©2014 H.L. Swensen, Inc. (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    Gale 03-04-14
    Gale 03-04-14

    Gale

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    "A Book With No Ending"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story just abruptly stopped with no proper ending. It leaves the reader wondering what happens regarding the events happening in the book. Also, it is time for the long, drawn out love triangle to end!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joanne Fluke again?

    Maybe, but I will wait for the reviews first. I think she has run out of ideas on this storyline.


    Which character – as performed by Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    Delores


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    These characters have become so boring and tedious and the love triangle so ridiculous. It is time for the author to wrap up the story and start something new. Also, the recipes would be better put at the end of the book instead of breaking up the story. And stop talking down to me so much in the recipes.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-20-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-20-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Who Cut Off the End of the Book???"

    This could have and WOULD HAVE been a four or five star book, but the end of it was NOT THERE.. I had to rewind it twice to make sure that I had not missed something. I actually LOVE this series, and was LOVING this book . . . then it ended. Now I am MAD!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 07-25-14
    Jeanne Belle Harbor, NY, United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Abrupt Ending"
    What would have made Blackberry Pie Murder better?

    Finish story lines. The book ended abruptly with two or three issues hanging.


    What could Joanne Fluke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Finish the story lines. Have a decision made between Mike and Norm for goodness sake. It is becoming a joke.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Suzanne Toren’s performances?

    I enjoy the narration although I think Suzanne's narration depicts Hannah as being too old.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A little disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. Conaghan Olathe, Ks 04-03-14
    S. Conaghan Olathe, Ks 04-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Sorry I wasted the money"

    I guess I am not into these food titled mysteries.
    The characters really just irritated me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "😍"

    Always love listening to this series. spent many hours in driveway just listening not wanting to turn off...lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 04-07-16
    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 04-07-16 Member Since 2015

    Bons

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    "What happened to the ending?"

    Enjoyed the story like all of the Hannah Swenson stories. Disappointed that ending left you hanging for what happened. 😡

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Irene El Cerrito, CA, United States 03-30-16
    Irene El Cerrito, CA, United States 03-30-16 Member Since 2014

    ireneth

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    "Enjoyable, as usual but 2 story lines unfinished"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blackberry Pie Murder to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Moishe - good comic relief.


    Any additional comments?

    Are the unfinished story lines - Delores' wedding and Hannah's trial - contained in the next book of the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Sylvia 01-12-16
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    "Great story simple and interesting ."

    Love it. I personally enjoy this seiries. The narrator was a great .
    ... ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Voracious Reader NY 07-28-15
    Voracious Reader NY 07-28-15 Member Since 2012

    Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.

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    "Whatta gyp!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An ENDING to the story. In a terrible lightning storm, Hannah swerves to avoid a tree branch in the road after rounding a bend & the car hydroplanes, going sideways; she hits a man by the side of the road, killing him. It turns out somebody fought with him earlier and he wouldn't have survived the blows another hour even if a dr had been onsite. But technically, Hannah killed him & is arrested for vehicular manslaughter. The whole book is taken up with the mystery of who this stranger was. And I must say it dragged and felt padded. The topper is the ending - it's not there. I was listening before falling asleep and I literally sat up in bed and checked the download and then looked up Fluke's NEXT book to discover THAT is about the trial! I haven't felt so cheated since Star Wars II when they froze Han Solo & left him that way for 3 yrs till The Return of the Jedi.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joanne Fluke again?

    Yes - I've read about half of her earlier books and if I EVER read another Fluke it will be one of the earlier ones, not the later ones from this clunker on. And not going to trust any Fluke without reading ALL the reviews to make sure there is an ending. I didn't read the reviews before buying this one BECAUSE I'd already read at least 6 of the earlier books & it was old familiar characters I counted on. But being duped into reading a book with NO ENDING really ticks me off. Even tho I've read hit or miss & out of order, the characters in THIS book were very annoying compared w/earlier books. The ongoing love triangle between Hannah & Norman & Mike is ridiculous. Now even Hannah's mother is having her groom-to-be sleeping over. Hannah must be the oldest virgin in America. I (obviously) don't read Fluke for steamy sex but I suspect mannequins get more action than Hannah. No wonder she & the rest of the people in town are so deadly dull.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was good as usual by this reader. No complaints except that the performer is better than the writer.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blackberry Pie Murder?

    Well Hannah and Norman laughing about shark teeth was not funny and felt like padding. The hilarity the characters exhibit is NOT shared by the listeners, in my opinion. Also,
    I really don't care about the mother's wedding dress colors, menu, flowers, bridesmaid's dresses, etc. Hannah's mother is horribly self-centered - no wonder Moishe's fur stands on end whenever the mother phones. At the END of the book, Hannah's trial is UPCOMING and her mother is SO glad it will be over in time for HER wedding to Doc. WHAT IF HANNAH IS CONVICTED, YOU MORON?! Hannah should join the Peace Corps - she is the most selfless martyr I ever read about. And she clearly got that way (as did her sisters) by overcompensating for a narcissistic mother. Family dynamics require SOMEbody develop the characteristics needed to fill the void & there's such a void of empathy in the mother that all the sisters are altruistic to the point of martyrdom.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I said all I need to say except: Don't waste your money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan L 10-13-14
    Joan L 10-13-14
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    "Monotonous meandering storyline"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Only buy this if you want a bunch of recipes.


    Has Blackberry Pie Murder turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed - no end, nothing likeable about the situation.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to others in the series. This was a big disappointment and will be my last.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Teresa Cooper
    1/10/15
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    "A recipe for mystery. "

    A super read which gives Hannah a view of crime from the other side of the fence. Awaiting next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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