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Misery Loves Maggody | [Joan Hess]

Misery Loves Maggody

Maggody Police Chief Arly Hanks is all shook up when she hears that her mother collapsed during a pilgrimage to Graceland and is in a Memphis hospital. Another member of the tour is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony. A prominent Maggody citizen stands accused of the murder. Arly's suspicious mind tells her to snap into action--it's now or never--before the touring residents of Maggody are returned to sender ... in a hearse.
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Publisher's Summary

Joan Hess, highly acclaimed author, is known for her wonderful sense of the bizarre and talent for spinning a web of intrigue. She perpetually packs her unique mystery series with murder and mayhem in the not-so-sleepy town of Maggody, Arkansas.

Maggody Police Chief Arly Hanks is all shook up when she hears that her mother collapsed during a pilgrimage to Graceland and is in a Memphis hospital. Another member of the tour is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony. A prominent Maggody citizen stands accused of the murder. Arly's suspicious mind tells her to snap into action--it's now or never--before the touring residents of Maggody are returned to sender ... in a hearse.

Voicing the perfect amount of wit and satire along with the fast-paced dialog, narrator C.J. Critt gives listeners a real treat, as this mystery spins out of control and back again.

Return to Maggody.

©1998 Joan Hess; (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Kathleen Las Vegas, NV, United States 04-10-09
    Kathleen Las Vegas, NV, United States 04-10-09 Member Since 2006

    We adopt senior dogs and care for them throughout their end-of-life needs. Seniors are the best! Their unconditional love and loyalty is unmatched.

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    "Funniest Yet!"

    A friend of mine turned me on to Joan Hess' Arly Hanks series some time ago and I was more than delighted to find a few of them here on Audible.com.

    "Misery Loves Maggody" is one of the funniest Maggody books yet. I was laughing so hard the tears ran down my face. If you love some great humor with your mysteries, I highly recommend this book (series). Also, the narration by CJ Critt is superb!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Mcdowell Muncie, IN, United States 06-21-11
    Jane Mcdowell Muncie, IN, United States 06-21-11 Member Since 2000
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    "Not much character development"

    This is my first exposure to the Maggody series. I knew it would be a light and humorous read, but the character development was full of negative stereotypes like the southern fundamentalist preacher and the collector of velvet Elvis portraits. The narrator seems to use a Wisconsin accent for some characters although I think the women are all from the south. It really hasn't held my attention either as a mystery or as humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Delia MORGANTOWN, WV, United States 08-12-13
    Delia MORGANTOWN, WV, United States 08-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Choppy and hard to follow."
    Would you listen to another book narrated by C. J. Critt?

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    Was Misery Loves Maggody worth the listening time?

    It wasn't a bad story but it did not flow at all which made it difficult to follow as well as frustrating at times.


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    Floyd Warrensburg, MS, USA 05-21-12
    Floyd Warrensburg, MS, USA 05-21-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Awful - horrible waste of time"
    What would have made Misery Loves Maggody better?

    I never write reviews and hesitate to write only when I dislike something but this was truly awful. Uninteresting characters; horrible dialog; the story built around an event we can't care about, etc. I'm sorry there is a refund option.


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