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Down Home Murder Audiobook
Down Home Murder
Written by: 
Toni L. P. Kelner
Narrated by: 
Gayle Hendrix
Down Home Murder Audiobook

Down Home Murder: Laura Fleming, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When a tragic family accident brings Laura Fleming back home to Byerly, North Carolina, the sleuth discovers that her beloved grampaw's fatal fall from a ladder in the old mill was not an accident.

©1993 Toni L. P. Kelner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    LBelcher Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States 03-21-14
    LBelcher Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply awful"

    I rarely give up on a book. I struggled through four chapters of this stinker before finally throwing in the towel. The story is dull and the narration made me want to stick my fingers in my ears. I'm Southern by the grace of God and I've never heard accents like the one demonstrated by the narrator. Just. Bad.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ida 12-23-15
    Ida 12-23-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Don't waste a minute of your life"

    Awful story. I tried to listen to this story twice within the year and could not finish. The narrator was too loud and too "country sounding" and not southern. Nothing to grasp my interest at the beginning of the story. It was difficult to distinguish the differences among the characters. I could not find a reason to care about any of the characters so I did not finish the story, again. This is very amateurish...like the Difference Between Home Videos and a Studio Produced movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 11-03-14
    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 11-03-14
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    "All Right Book"

    In the beginning, with the down home country accents & all the family stuff, I did not think I could listen to it. But the reader made the accent just right & the story moved along quite well. I will say I enjoyed the story. Not great literature, but pleasant to listen to.

    I thought the reader did an excellent job and I will listen to her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-14-14
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    "Horrible"
    What would have made Down Home Murder better?

    I don't think anything could help.


    What could Toni L. P. Kelner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book is offensive. Remove the prejudice.


    What didn’t you like about Gayle Hendrix’s performance?

    The voices sounded all the same.


    What character would you cut from Down Home Murder?

    I would cut the entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am amazed this book is offered at all. I will ask to have it removed from my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Echo Massachusetts 08-24-14
    Echo Massachusetts 08-24-14 Member Since 2009

    Love history, good mysteries, spiritual, in general well written books. Shy away from romance novels.

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    "Just About Every Southern Stereotype"
    Would you try another book from Toni L. P. Kelner and/or Gayle Hendrix?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Toni L. P. Kelner again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Gayle Hendrix’s performance?

    The accent was awful.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. The book was light on story and heavy on stereotype.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Johnston Magnolia, TX 04-17-14
    John S. Johnston Magnolia, TX 04-17-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Got what I paid for"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who get free reads with their Kindle readers.


    Has Down Home Murder turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I got on Daily Deal and paid $4 so that what it worth. Will not buy anything off Daily Deals.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She did best one she could with the material she had.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Just some disappointment, it just wasn't what I expected but I did finish the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kt 04-12-14
    kt 04-12-14
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    "Narrator so bad I couldn't make it through 5 mins!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I have no idea how good or bad the story was. The narrator's fake accent was so troubling that I really couldn't make it past the 5 minute mark.


    What didn’t you like about Gayle Hendrix’s performance?

    Terrible accent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 04-11-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 04-11-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Exactly what I expected....and that's ok!"

    This book turned out to be pretty formulaic, and quite predictable, but I really did enjoy it. I had figured out "whodunit" about half way through the book, but the storyline really did keep me engaged throughout the entire book! I really liked the lead character, Laura. And even though some of the supporting characters were not quite as believable, I found myself interested enough in how Laura was going to come through in the plot that the weaker characters did not distract me much.

    I wasn't in love with the narrator. She had a lot of different voices to come up with, most of them with southern accents, and that is no small feat. I just didn't like a few of them. Very stereotypical, and not much originality. I think some of the good lines in the book got a little lost in the narration as well...but that is more personal opinion and preference than anything.

    Good book, and I think I will take another step into the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ammon Anderson 04-10-14 Member Since 2015

    A2

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    "I really didn't love this book..."
    Would you try another book from Toni L. P. Kelner and/or Gayle Hendrix?

    Nope:(


    Would you recommend Down Home Murder to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, because the story is a mess. Rather than being a smart mystery, and a tight plot, the story just wanders all over the place. Dumping loads of useless information in what I believe is an attempt to "hide" the blatant obvious "clues" the main character uses to "solve the mystery." This makes the story feel so schizophrenic it was almost unenjoyable.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes. MORE THAN THE STORY! Her reading was so monotone, and the inflections of her voice seemed robotic and random. Pausing strangely during almost every sentence. Worst reading I have ever experienced on Audible.com :(


    Was Down Home Murder worth the listening time?

    No, unfortunately :(


    Any additional comments?

    The location in the south was interesting as was all the details that didn't really pertain to the plot of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 04-09-14
    Jennifer 04-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "ok listen"

    I did enjoy the book, it was ok to listen to. The thing that I noticed though is that the editing had mistakes-often phrases repeated or areas with a noticeable cut in it-making me wonder if I missed some information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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