In Dying for Chocolate, intrepid caterer Goldy Bear has moved to the posh Aspen Meadows Country Club, where her tasty concoctions are a hit with the wealthy residents. But when her boyfriend, a local analyst, perishes in a car accident, Goldy suspects that his death has all the ingredients of a homicide.
If you have an appetite for murder as the main course, you will relish every word of Goldy's perilous adventure. Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat brilliantly conveys all the intelligence, wit, and energy of this irrepressible mistress of menus.
©1992 Diane Mott Davidson; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC
The Goldy Mysteries aren't meant to be serious literature or even, I think, all that logical - they're a silly way to make it through vacuuming the living room or backwashing the pool. I know Barbara Rosenblatt is a popular narrator, but her mouth noises gross me out. The listen would have been more enjoyable if the sound engineer had dealt with all that juicy smacking, popping and wheezing. Yuck.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
While this one was a bit better than the first i still couldn't really care for the characters. The plot is good and a nice twist at the end. Just.......
Barbara Rosenblat is FANTASTIC. Yes, I'm using caps because she deserves them. The book was only okay for me. It had some good parts mostly to do with Goldy emotionally hitting rock bottom in her on-going divorce, but I did not like Goldy as a character. In the book, she came across as too stupid to live. But, when Barbara read the book she made me believe in Goldy. Instead of being a failed detective wanna-be, she came across as a real woman with all of her pain and confusion and imperfections.
The narrator had her moments that made me feel like I wanted to take a reading break but it always picked up, also chapters 3-8 it sounded as if she had a mouth full of food... no biggy though. I really wish the recipes were read into the story as in the physical copy, that's my guilty pleasure, listening / reading recipes. Great listen though, my third time around and I'm still interested.
love and enjoy the book. it was sad and funny. kept your laughing and crying. love the recipes and i have created some of them into my scented soaps that i have made. smell good and feels great on the skin.recommend to read all of her books. can't wait to read the next one in her series.
I can't imagine anyone liking this book. Her over use of adjectives and dramatic scenes is enough to choke you.
It could have been a cute story, but she drones on and on for each scene.
I was unfamiliar with this series, but I enjoyed the audiobook. Barbara Rosenblat is a great narrator, although I had trouble visualizing how her voice matched the physical description of the character. This is, I'm sure, purely my own quirk, and should not be taken as a general criticism. It was a fun mystery that certainly kept up the suspense.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Pretty good book. I wasn't sure what to expect but I did enjoy it.
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