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.
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©1998 Joan Hess; (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC
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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!
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.
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.
My grandparents were from the south. My great uncle was from Arkansas. C.J. Critt is a well respected reader, but she makes all the characters in Maggody Arkansas sound like they're from Wisconsin! Its so jarring to hear southern phrasing with a Midwest accent that I can barely manage to listen, even though this is one of my favorite series.
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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