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Little Shop of Homicide Audiobook

Little Shop of Homicide: A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiance, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving 25 to life.

©2012 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Alex44 08-16-16
    Alex44 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Bad"
    Would you try another book from Denise Swanson and/or Maia Guest?

    yes, I've read her Scumble River Series and enjoyed them more


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wish I hadn't read the Scumble River series first. To me this series seems like its a tree branch from the other series.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maia Guest?

    Yes, she isn't very good. I like the narrator from the Scumble River Series


    Do you think Little Shop of Homicide needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, the story line was ok


    Any additional comments?

    I like Denise Swanson's Scumble River story line as you can tell, but this one is too similar.

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    Jill Tampa, FL, United States 07-24-16
    Jill Tampa, FL, United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a single mom and architect & to avoid boredom bought a fixer-upper so I LOVE Audible, it is the only way I get to enjoy a book anymore!!

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    "Fun and Lighthearted Mystery"
    If you could sum up Little Shop of Homicide in three words, what would they be?

    READ FOR FUN!!! Had to write this because the leading review was total sour grapes! If I hadn't listened to the sample I probably would have passed on this perfectly delightful light summer reading mystery. It flows nicely and keeps you interested in the characters, her writing is good, not overly sappy or melodramatic (something often found in lighter reads). This book just tickled me pink, I bought the second one before I even found out whodunit!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jake Del Vecchio is well written, not the perfect 'knight in shining armor' but a total good guy with his own flaws - very well written and developed.


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    Amy 03-30-16
    Amy 03-30-16
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    "Pretty Good"

    Not sure about the reader and the Scumble River series is better, but I enjoyed it!

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    Amy McRae 05-25-15
    Amy McRae 05-25-15
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    "Okay story, terrible narration!"

    Overall, the story was okay. Not quite as good as the scumble river series. Narrator was raspy and sounded like a smoker the whole time.

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    Lewca Florida 05-15-15
    Lewca Florida 05-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Painful to Get Through"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Those who enjoy VERY light story lines and ... Nothing else nice to say.


    Has Little Shop of Homicide turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not the genre. But I won't continue the series or listen to anything else from the narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Maia Guest’s performance?

    It was awful. All voices other than the main character (which I'm sure is her voice) were terrible. They just sounded like sick/and or long term smoking versions of the main character.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Unfortunately, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Reynolds TACOMA, WA, US 05-10-15
    Melissa Reynolds TACOMA, WA, US 05-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "cute enough"

    I enjoyed the story. the narrator's voice while reading male parts, especially Jake's , is a bit irritating. not enough so that I couldn't finish, but markedly so. I was interested in the book initially because the setting was near KC. I used to live there and loved it. I had hoped there would be more description or at least some specifics of the city mentioned. even something super simple like the fountains. however, besides some references to snow, the descriptions were so vague they could have been about any town in any state. the story was easy to follow and entertaining enough, so I'll go ahead with the 2nd in the series and see how it goes.

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    Dermgirlan 04-04-15
    Dermgirlan 04-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok story awful narration"

    Story was ok. Not too exciting but ok. But the narration was horrible. As long as the narrator was reading the main character part it was ok but any extra person...they all sounded as old folks with nasal speech . Please don't try so hard .

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 06-04-14
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Average Mystery"

    This was a good mystery, but nothing particularly unique. There weren't many twists and the narration was average. I had a hard time believing the portrayal of Jake's voice. Plus, there was a little too much focus on the romance angle for my tastes. I don't think this was enough to entice me to read any more in this series.

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    Dave Larkspur, CO, United States 03-25-14
    Dave Larkspur, CO, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Proof that a narrator can make or break a book..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is an interesting story, if a little predictable. If you enjoy this genre then you will likely enjoy this read as well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Character development was a little weak beyond the main character but the story here is in the mystery not the characters themselves. The role of the Deputy US Marshall could have been developed to a much greater extent and added considerably to the book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was by far the weakest part of the book. Too many of the male characters sounded weak and even effeminate and the best friend character, supposedly a hot young thing sounds like she is dying of emphysema. I found the narration grating at times and detracted from the story itself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam H Hudson, FL, United States 02-06-14
    Pam H Hudson, FL, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful!"
    What did you love best about Little Shop of Homicide?

    This was a wonderful comedy, romance, suspense story. I know it seems a strange combination but it really works and I loved it.


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

    I thought that Maia did a great job as narrator, it was very easy to tell who was speaking and she did male and female voice's equally well.


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

    It made me laugh but not cry, it caused frustration and several times I found myself holding my breathe.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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