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Bookplate Special Audiobook
Bookplate Special
Written by: 
Lorna Barrett
Narrated by: 
Cassandra Campbell
Bookplate Special Audiobook

Bookplate Special: A Booktown Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles has put up - and put up with - her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy has stolen $100. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered.

©2009 Lorna Barrett (P)2010 Penguin

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    Natalie 03-01-16
    Natalie 03-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Obnoxious, judgmental sleuth"
    What would have made Bookplate Special better?

    The main character, Tricia Miles, is very annoying. She's judgmental and rather small-minded.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was utterly predictable. Predictability does not bother me when I read an excellent book, but this one does not meet that criteria.


    What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Campbell has a good voice and I would seek out her other narrations. Her inflections are nice, and she is clear and a pleasure to listen to. Had I been reading the book in paper, I might have skipped parts or put it down.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It's very easy to listen to and I sort of enjoyed disliking most of the characters. There's a lot of implausibility. Side plots went nowhere and just took up space (smashing pumpkins, cats, the freegans).


    Any additional comments?

    I probably will not continue with this series. If the main character were a bit more amiable I might continue. It's odd that many reviewers say that the book has liberal viewpoints. I think that Tricia is very conservative and lacks imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 04-19-15
    Christina 04-19-15

    A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks

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    "The main characters have NO redeeming qualities"

    Let me start by saying that none of the main characters have any redeeming qualities. Trisha is self serving, entitled & bossy and it's not in a charming way. Her sister Angelica is truly the worst though, she acts like a snobby child despite being a grown adult & thinks everyone should idolize her. I read the first 3 books in order to give the characters a chance. I really hoped they would evolve and be less annoying, but truly you don't have any connection to the main characters at all. You want to read a book & feel like you like them, and you won't find that here.
    However the actual story line was pretty good, it had a few twists & for a cozy mystery was pretty good. I gave the narrator 5 stars because she does a great job & it's not her fault the characters are awful. I wish the author would make them more like able!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marg 07-08-14
    Marg 07-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hated this"
    Would you try another book from Lorna Barrett and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    I have been listening to this series and have loved them. This book however is soo disappointing. At least 75% on the problem with food waste.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy United States 07-05-15
    Dorothy United States 07-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Cannot Stand Main Character Like Her Sister Better"
    Would you try another book from Lorna Barrett and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    Maybe if Tricia can be toned down.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lorna Barrett before, how does this one compare?

    Increasingly irritating as each book goes by.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was Bookplate Special worth the listening time?

    Slightly yes since I am almost at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Please leave the social issues out of the book. Some of your readers actually own guns and take offense at your offhand social statements. Another example is waste and the environment. Though I do appreciate protection of the environment, I read enough of this information in the news and I don't need to listen to it while I need a few minutes to not hear about it on my daily commute in my non vegetable oil fuel vehicle! And Tricia just gets more irritating as each book goes by and her sister becomes more endearing. Perhaps th main character should be Angelica and not Tricia.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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