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Murder of a Barbie and Ken: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 5 | [Denise Swanson]

Murder of a Barbie and Ken: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 5

In search of a social life in Scumble River, Skye Denison has recently joined the GUMBettes - the ladies auxiliary of the men's Grand Union of the Mighty Bulls. Now she and her boyfriend Simon hobnob with the upwardly mobile professionals in town. But when a seemingly perfect couple is murdered, Skye discovers that success doesn't equal survival....
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In search of a social life in Scumble River, Skye Denison has recently joined the GUMBettes - the ladies auxiliary of the men's Grand Union of the Mighty Bulls. Now she and her boyfriend Simon hobnob with the upwardly mobile professionals in town. But when a seemingly perfect couple is murdered, Skye discovers that success doesn't equal survival....

©2003 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Karen Glen Gardner, NJ, United States 10-02-14
    Karen Glen Gardner, NJ, United States 10-02-14 Member Since 2008

    Likes: Cozy mysteries, esp w/cats, books on workings of the brain/autism, not-too-dark fantasy. Dislikes: Animal cruelty, torture scenes.

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    "Love the series, This one not my favorite"

    I always enjoy a Scumble River mystery. I enjoyed this one as well, but it wasn't my favorite for a few reasons. In this book, Skye and Simon are trying to blend in with other classy couples. The people they end up with aren't the most pleasant pleasant characters and the book takes us to some aspects of life in this small town that definitely turned me off. (I don't want to give anything away, but some people you just don't even want to imagine naked.) We also have the introduction of the character of Simon's mother Bunny, who is especially annoyiong on audio and who brings out two qualities in Skye that are not my favorites either - (1) her wimpiness or is that small town hospitality? and (2) her preachiness - for example, I think it is perfectly ok for someone who had been betrayed and abandoned as a child not to pursue a relationship with that parent. Overall it was one of the more forgettable plots (it took me a few minutes just now to even remember who did it), but I will keep on with the series.

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    Amy Shanks 03-04-13
    Amy Shanks 03-04-13
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    "A cozy mystery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend. A good mystery, an easy read. Interesting who-dun-it.


    What other book might you compare Murder of a Barbie and Ken to and why?

    It is along the same lines as other Scumble river mysteries, not unlike the Joanne Fluke mysteries.


    What about Christine Leto’s performance did you like?

    She has a great, non-distracting voice


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

    I could have listened to this book in one sitting.


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    "A perfect Cosy Mystery"
    What did you like most about Murder of a Barbie and Ken?

    I truly enjoyed it all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was nothing I disliked


    What does Christine Leto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I love her voice , it was perfect for Skye's character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scenes where Skye was vulnerable. It was really touching.


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