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Duck the Halls: A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 16 | [Donna Andrews]

Duck the Halls: A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 16

A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, despite the protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman.
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A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, despite the protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman.

Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen - only to turn up later during the concert slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens. It's clear that some serious holiday pranksters are on the loose, and Meg is determined to find them. But before she can, a fire breaks out at Trinity, and Mr. Vess is discovered dead.

©2013 Donna Andrews (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 10-29-13
    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This will put you in the mood for Christmas!"
    Would you listen to Duck the Halls again? Why?

    I have already started my second listen through this book. It is an entertaining, "feel-good" story that shows the entire community coming together to help one another when pranks first start hitting the various churches and temples in the town. This is not a preachy story - it is a feel good story that restores your faith in human kind in an idealized American community. I am decorating the office for Halloween right now, but really want to sing Christmas carols because of this lovely story.


    What other book might you compare Duck the Halls to and why?

    Six Geese A Slaying by Ms. Andrews. Another Christmas story in the same small town. They remind me of each other because of the romance between Meg and her wonderful husband, Michael. Duck the Halls may be a more relaxing read because the action isn't quite so frenetic as the action in "Six Geese". Both stories are quite fun to read. Their young twin boys are toddlers and they have cute cameos throughout the book, but they do not take over the story. Quite delightful.


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ms. Dunne's narration is acceptable. She is consistent with her voices and is easy to follow. Ms. Dunne read brother Rob as a "Valley Boy" type character in former stories in this series. In this book she reads him with a normal voice, which is much better.


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

    I did laugh...no tears...but mostly I just felt good as I listened to this book. If you like feel good stories, I bet you'll like this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Donna Andrews for another wonderful story. I look forward to your next book and plan on listening to this one as I prepare for the Christmas season.

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