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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter Audiobook

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

©2006 Blaize Clement; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    tooonce72 05-28-13
    tooonce72 05-28-13 Member Since 2007
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    "I learned so many things about MY cat"

    Not only did I get a great mystery in this book - it also gave me a few tricks that my cat my cat enjoyed.

    The characters in this book were fun, the story line interested me to the end and though I saw some parts of the ending coming - many I didn't.

    What a fun read!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 08-24-16
    Thomas 08-24-16
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    "Horrible book"

    Only finished this because I've returned a couple other books this month and was completely determined to get through this one. I should definitely have given up. Narrator was the only good part, but even she couldn't do much to redeem this.

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    Patricia 01-28-16
    Patricia 01-28-16

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    "Enjoyable except for a few glitches"
    What did you love best about Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

    I agree with Jan that some of the similes were not needed. But the glitches were what bothered me the most. Sometimes, several seconds would pass before the next chapter would be announced (the first time it made me think that my book had ‘turned off’), other times there was no pause at all! One word would be started before that last word ended. And several of the chapters ended in strange places. It made me feel that the editing department had fallen asleep.
    Otherwise, this was an enjoyable, cozy mystery. With a likable heroine, in spite of her odd temper.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

    I like close family relationships, so the relationship between Dixie and her brother and his partner made me like this book even more.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely getting the next book.

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    Jhbdesign 02-12-15
    Jhbdesign 02-12-15
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    "Excellent story"

    Julia Gibson is perfect as Dixie Hemingway. She doesn't let you down if you have read the book before and formed a picture in your mind as to how Dixie would sound. Blaize Clement is an outstanding author. These books have deep characters with many layers to them. You come to care about these people and what happens to them. I'm in love with this series.

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    redfox 08-26-14
    redfox 08-26-14

    too many periodicals

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    "I enjoyed it but why . . . . the pauses?"
    If you could sum up Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter in three words, what would they be?

    cute concept mystery


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that just trying to look after her charges kept getting her further into the mess.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Gibson?

    Not sure -- she really had some crazy pauses, sometimes so long I thought the chapter was over, and she was still midsentence! Some of it must be the editing standards of the production company, but some of it is the narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    well, her reflection on understanding a friend because of the senselessness of sudden loss...


    Any additional comments?

    I found the narration distracting on this one, both in general style (inflection choices, etc.) and especially in terms of the odd pacing/editing. But the book was a fun diversion.

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    Robyn Carol Stream, IL, United States 03-20-14
    Robyn Carol Stream, IL, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Great read!"

    I wasent sure about this book, not my normal cozy mystery. But it's a really nice change. I thought I was into the series more then book one, because she wasent talking about her past. But it is. That was nice too though, normally a lot of time is wasted on the story of there past and how they got to where they our now. I like it!
    The narrator is very good to, that can be very important in an audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 02-10-14
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    "Only one flaw"
    Where does Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a good listen save for the horrific editing. Unbelievably poor and distracting.


    What didn’t you like about Julia Gibson’s performance?

    Although she handles the material quite well, if she had any say in the audio production she should at least listen to the finished production and voice object to poor qualitiy.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can forgive too long pauses and run-on chapter sequences the material is worth it. Maybe, if it is possible, ebook form may be less annoying.

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    Amazon Customer 01-07-14

    James Simones

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    "Did Not Finish"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    My wife and I got to the 7th Track of Disk 1 and stopped. We even restated at Track 7 the next night but realized we had enough. The writer makes it quite clear that she does not write for an audience that have any type of conservative pro-American view points.


    What could Blaize Clement have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think she should not have showed her animosity to American Workers at such a time when there are so few "good" paying jobs. Apparently, she never had to really work in the Real World!


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    Callie B. AR, US 11-01-13
    Callie B. AR, US 11-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Nice cozy mystery for animal lovers"
    Where does Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Although the mystery was a little predictable the story was good and the it was an easy enjoyable read. Especially enjoyed the way the animals were worked into the development of the story and the discussions of the animals.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not in one sitting as I listen to books during my 1.5 hr/day commute. However, as I neared the end, the book was interesting enough, I chose to continue listening once I reached home to find out the resolution of the mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was good on the main character and most of the women but I felt her men were somewhat lacking. While this was mildly annoying, it didn't detract from the story.

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    Sophie777 10-19-13
    Sophie777 10-19-13

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    "Fun Cozy Mystery"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved how this mystery took place in Sarasota, Florida. This is a fast paced easy to follow mystery. Kept me guessing until the end.

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