Solve another mystery with Aurora Teagarden.
©1992 Charlaine Harris; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]." (Pen & Dagger)
In this installment we jump over the possible double lover dilemma that ended the first book and go straight into the aftermath of both a failed relationship and the death of a friend. It is another slow meandering stroll through Roe's life and it is mostly pleasant, witty, and humorous enough. The biggest problem with this story is that, even more so than in the first, the solution to the mystery is revealed rather than solved. The action at the end seems more than a little implausible as well. Moreover, we discover at the end that if Roe had been a little more methodical and a little less clever in the beginning, there would have been no mystery for her to solve--or attempt to solve, rather.
The narrator does a generally good job, but she does not use a Southern accent and her nasally voice doesn't hint of the South.
Still, this is a mildly enjoyable pleasant stroll through Aurora Teagarden's evolving life and worth the few hours of listening.
Bone to Pick ranks pretty high among the audiobooks I have consumed. It kept my attention start to finish.
Yes, it was engaging, funny, and an enjoyable read (listen).
All of them. Some books really don't transfer well to audio, mainly because the characters are not distinctive enough for you to recognize them based on their actions/attitudes/tone. But Ms. Harris defined distinct characters who stand out alone.
Yes it was, and yes I did.
The more I listen to these stories, the more I enjoy listening. This is the second in the series and I like the style and wit of "Ro". She's quite down to earth and very likeable. Ready for book three. Enjoy.
My introduction to Charlaine Harris was the Aurora Teagarden series. I read the early books and loved them. I was delighted when I found this series on Audible (and I suspect I have the later, very popular, vampire series to thank for that.)
This story sets the stage for Aurora's later adventures. Aurora matures as the series goes on, and I find the later books more interesting and fun. Even so, it was good to be reminded of how it all began.
You will not find anything supernatural in this series. However, you will find interesting characters, good mysteries and a little romance. The violence is not excessive, the language is not offensive. These are light entertaining stories.
Therese Plummer is excellent. She makes Aurora and all the characters seem real.
Likes: Cozy mysteries, esp w/cats, books on workings of the brain/autism, not-too-dark fantasy. Dislikes: Animal cruelty, torture scenes.
This is the point in the series where our librarian heroine becomes unexpectedly well off, freeing her up to spend more time investigating mysteries. I was pretty surprised at the direction Roe's love life takes at the beginning of this book. As fans of the series may know Roe's love life is something of a challenge. Like all Charlaine Harris books, we hear a lot about that and about what Roe is wearing etc. Similarly typical is that not everything that occurs seems entirely likely, but this does not diminish my enjoyment. But there is a mystery that gets solved, and an exciting ending. Good installment in the series.
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