Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection - but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out.
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Charlie and Diesel.
Charlie. He's believable. Or is it Diesel? I can't decide.
Erin is an excellent reader. But I think it's a little weird that a woman is reading a book whose main character (first person) is a man. I got used to it.
I laughed a few times.
Diesel (Charlie's cat) is completely charming and believable.
I have been trying to use Immersion reading listening to and reading on my Kindle Fire. This book was truly a delight to read. First of all I like the ability to increase the speed of narration which increases my reading speed in general. This particular book was good because the narrator clearly distinguished between many characters' voices. I love cozy mysteries with pets, but ones that don't make the "mystery" too easy to solve. I liked the fact that I didn't figure out the murderer until the narrator did. I wish more cozy mysteries had reasonably priced audio narration.
I liked the story line and the inclusion of the Maine Coon cat in helping with the investigation.
The narrator. The narrator is skilled at telling the story, however since the book is written in the first person who is a man and most of the dialog was made for male voices...having a woman do the narration took away from the story a lot for me. It kept me sidetracked from enjoying the story because I had to remind myself that they star was a man.
Not good males.
No extreme reaction except I kept wishing the men sounded like men.
I would like to have given the story and the narrator more points but couldn't. Who ever matched the narrator with this story needs to re-evaluate choosing the right narrator for the story. She would do a good job in books that were first person with a woman as the main character.
Nope. Not an exceptional mystery, and a distracting narrator.
The female narrator should probably have been a man, because of the first-person telling of the story. Also, it's pretty obvious that partway through, the narrator had contracted a cold or an allergic reaction....ick.
The discussion of rare books.
She might be an excellent narrator, but she was terribly miscast for this book. It was unfair to expect her, or probably almost any other actress, to convincingly portray a retied, near-elderly Mississippi man.
I was unimpressed by the first in the series, but with the second book, the author has things firmly under control. I'm glad I gave Diesel a second chance.
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