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Classified as Murder | [Miranda James]

Classified as Murder

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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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Dean James (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Steven 11-19-14
    Steven 11-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun murer mystery. Realistic cat involvement."
    What did you love best about Classified as Murder?

    Charlie and Diesel.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie. He's believable. Or is it Diesel? I can't decide.


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

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    Diesel (Charlie's cat) is completely charming and believable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer NJ 01-05-15
    Kindle Customer NJ 01-05-15 Member Since 2014

    L2RKaren

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    "Excellent narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Classified as Murder to be better than the print version?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marian 01-16-15
    Marian 01-16-15
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    "Interesting by the choice of narrator was wrong"
    What made the experience of listening to Classified as Murder the most enjoyable?

    I liked the story line and the inclusion of the Maine Coon cat in helping with the investigation.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    What three words best describe Erin Bennett’s voice?

    Not good males.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction except I kept wishing the men sounded like men.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mina Carson 03-02-15
    Mina Carson 03-02-15
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    "Narrator not terrible, but plagued with a cold!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Nope. Not an exceptional mystery, and a distracting narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Miranda James again?

    Possibly.


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

    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.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leon Miller New Orleans, Louisiana 02-19-15
    Leon Miller New Orleans, Louisiana 02-19-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Better than the first one."
    What did you love best about Classified as Murder?

    The discussion of rare books.


    Did Erin Bennett do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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