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.
Why, oh why did I waste a credit on this? Lame storyline, narration overkill, weak writing - ugh! I would say more, but I have wasted enough time on this book.
Granted, the book is 20 years old. There are very few mills left and I haven't seen anyone in a Klan march since the 1990's. It seems like the plot was designed as a computer program.... if we are at point A, how did we get here? and the heroine works backwards to determine who murdered her grandfather. But it bothers me that every path she picks is correct (except for actually picking the murderer because that would be too easy). It does, however, make it a very logical book. I was not happy with the quality of the reader's voice.... she made it a little too Southern. On the other hand, the plot actually had everyone in the her family as the list of suspects. Makes the family reunion a little more interesting!
A lot less stereotyped characters
A lot less padding
A believable set of accents
Murder and Mendelsohn by Kerry Underwood
Her accent was way off, too unbelievably "folksy".
Quit the book after two hours.
Yes, the book was very enjoyable. Kept you guessing, A good "Who Done It".
Gayle Hendrix does a good job w/ the accents of the characters from the South. Makes you feel like you are there.
The reader is engaging, but the production/editing is a bit odd, as if somebody just scissored out six inches of tape here and there to speed things up. I thought it might be an amateurish abridgement, but this is supposedly unabridged. It sounds from time to time as if it's being cut off suddenly at the start of a word, then abruptly picks up (with a bit of a pop) on a different word. I suspect it's just bad splicing, although surely this is all digital now and this could have been corrected.
Oh, and the story is okay but nothing particularly original, IMO.
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