We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Lowcountry Boil Audiobook

Lowcountry Boil: A Liz Talbot Mystery

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-seller and Agatha Award Winner Winner for Best First Novel

Full of simmering suspense and intrigue

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated. As more folks turn up dead, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.

©2012 Susan M. Boyer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry delight." (Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw)

"It's a simmering gumbo of a story full of spice, salt, heat and shrimp. She had me guessing, detouring for a few laughs then doubling back for another clue right until the last chapter." (The Huffington Post)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (426 )
5 star
 (218)
4 star
 (143)
3 star
 (47)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.3 (391 )
5 star
 (192)
4 star
 (135)
3 star
 (46)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.4 (392 )
5 star
 (230)
4 star
 (109)
3 star
 (35)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Anita 06-17-15
    Anita 06-17-15 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Engaging, w some plot flaws"

    Good low country detail, well read. Needed a continuity editor for minor plot problems; this PI and her friends get a LOT of help from coincidence. A fun, light "read once" book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maria 10-14-15
    Maria 10-14-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful read!"

    I really enjoy this series. The author is able to highlight the local feel of the community without making the reader feel like an outsider. The characters are interesting and full of southern charm and spunk. Their excentricities make them feel like old friends and family members.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ian Northmead, Australia 08-13-15
    Ian Northmead, Australia 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    47
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    131
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Cozy mysteries aren't rocket science. They're usually formulaic with the same characters and tropes you see in every other book. This book does follow the pattern but it's better than most. Honestly there isn't much difference between great and awful in cozy mysteries but this one is definitely up the great end.


    Any additional comments?

    If there is one criticism I have it's that it was a bit like Spiderman 3. Too many villains and honestly they were kind of hyper evil...almost cartoonishly so. It made the book a little cumbersome. One / maybe two villains was all the book needed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Priscilla Wild 05-16-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Low Country Boil Accolades!"
    Where does Lowcountry Boil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 80% out of 100%. Great narrator and story.. I'm definitely buying the next two in the series. I've listened to a lot of audio books of many genres over the years so my ranking may not sound very high, but in this books genre and type , I'd rank it 98%. More books please!!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did. There were many twists and turns and every other chapter had another "event" to keep you on the edge of your seat and trying to solve the mystery. The characters were so likeable and "hateable" One I wanted to shake and others just hug.. Do not want to give away the plot, but Colleen stole the show.


    What about Loretta Rawlins’s performance did you like?

    I loved her very authentic accent and her enunciation. She is perfect for Susan Boyer!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but unfortunately, I can't, but I also bought the ebook and toggled back and forth.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great book, but an unknown author who will not stay that way for long. Please more books and thank you!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michele Washington, DC 04-02-15
    Michele Washington, DC 04-02-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Low country boil"

    Fully enjoyable mystery that you could really sink your teeth into. I loved Liz, and her ghostly assistant. The mystery had heft, the characters were memorable and well used, and I was completely caught up in life on The island.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MerylB 03-13-15
    MerylB 03-13-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellently!"

    Enjoyed the writing immensely, and while the narrator had a couple of vocal tics that I could live without, overall it didn't matter.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 04-30-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story and thought the main character was very likeable. Like other reviewers, I thought the narrator's performance was really lacking. The "southern" (in quotes because I think that's what she was going for, but fell short) accent came and went, she used the exact same voice for all the characters, and paused in really weird places. Once I got used to the narrator I didn't mind as much, but I wouldn't buy another book narrated by her. I will definitely buy the 2nd book in this series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 02-28-14
    Jennifer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 02-28-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Took a chance, glad I did!"
    Where does Lowcountry Boil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story was interesting, the characters quirky but relatable, and the narrator added the right amount of performance to the read. I'm always hesitant to pick a book and author I know nothing about...but I'm glad I did!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-07-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1053
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    802
    718
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    139
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pleasant surprise"

    I passed this book up several times before finally giving it a chance. I'm glad I decided to listen to it. It was very entertaining. The characters were realistic and intersting. The plot was believable and nicely paced. This was an enjoyable book and I will buy the next in the series.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-03-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    473
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    Dialect and accent were spot on. References and customs made this lowcountry girl feel homesick. (Good mystery too)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.