Jessica's favorite nephew, Grady, asks her to visit him in New York City - and star in a commercial he's creating. But there's little time for sightseeing when there's a murder on the set, complete with a long list of suspects. And Jessica soon finds herself not just a witness in a murder case - but the only one who can uncover the killer!
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If one of my friends was a fan of "cozies" and Jessica Fletcher, I'd definately recommend this audiobook.
The description of the filming of a TV commercial. The narrative gave me a mental image of what the area looked like and how the filming was done.
Yes. However, I do find her regional accents slightly overdone. I got used to Jessica's New England accent. I'm a midwesterner and I have no idea if the accent is accurate. However the accent she used for one character from Texas was annoying to me.
No. But I smiled often and relaxed alot.
I was a fan of the "Murder She Wrote" TV series. These books are based on the TV series and therefore predictable in some ways. That's OK with me. I like Jessica's common sense and intelligence. I know there will not be descriptions of excessive violence. I know there will be an interesting puzzle to solve. Sometimes I just want to listen to a good, relaxing story. The "Murder She Wrote" series fills that need for me.
Someone completely unfamiliar with the character.
I really don't like Grady; he is the ultimate albatross.
Jessica has been around for quite a while as both a TV character and protagonist in novels; and as such, she is an intelligent woman and writer who is known to do her homework for a book. It is unacceptable she would be doing a commercial spot and not know what a gaffer is or a best boy, etc. Why portray her as sort of dotty? For example, Angela Lansbury made sure she had the final say over her character’s wardrobe because she saw no reason why her character wouldn’t be sophisticated. So why dumb down her character now? Jessica has a webpage, she understands technology. If she doesn’t tweet, it’s likely because she likes to maintain some private life. I don’t expect her to be portrayed as Emma Peel but neither do I see her as grandma in a rocking chair. Give the character some respect.
If I can follow the story without too much trouble I count it a good book
yes, they are all great
no, I listen all during the night, hoping to fall asleep
Haven't read any of the books but hearing it with the regional dialects makes it an experience that reading it wouldn't give. The reader is very good at what she does.
Positive family values, ethics in business and an indirect lession learned.
Cynthia's interpatitions have grown nicely. She is very consistant with each character.
Murder and the Commercial.
I am sad that this is Book 6 and 7 isn't here yet. This is the second time I have gone through this series. Most enjoyable. I do them back to back. Can't wait for Book 7. I'll go through all of the books again and do the newest one last. I hope it comes out soon. HURRY AUDIBLE.COM!!!!
I've read several books from the Murder, She Wrote series, and I've really enjoyed them. This was the first one I've listened to in audiobook format. I have to start by saying that Cynthia Darlow is now among my top favorite narrators. She did an outstanding job of differenting the voices of the various characters, and her voice was simultaneously melodic and energetic.
As to the story, while it was sweet in sections, it left a lot to be desired in terms of the movement of the story. I became bored several times during the book because of the slow plot development, and there just wasn't a lot of action or suspense. It actually had a good ending, for a murder mystery, but I wouldn't buy it again. There wasn't anything really awful about the story, it just wasn't that great.
I'll probably try another selection from the series because of the narrator. I'll just assume that this one wasn't one of the best examples.
This was my first Murder, She Wrote book. And I think I really would have liked it if it had been set in Cabot Cove, and not on the set of a commercial filming in NYC.
I found it too boring and couldn't finish listening. Also, the narrator's accent was annoying.
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