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Murder of a Small-Town Honey Audiobook

Murder of a Small-Town Honey: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....

©2000 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Heather corpus christi, TX, United States 06-09-16
    Heather corpus christi, TX, United States 06-09-16
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    "Worst Narrator on a not-very-good book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This reader was terrible. She was unable to develop interesting characters using her voice, and she was one of the slowest readers I've listened to...and I listen to a lot of books! In addition, there were many mispronounced words that were incredibly distracting from the book. (For example, pronounced the "s" on the end of Illinois).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Denise Swanson again?

    No, this book was all over the place. Included lots of extraneous scenes that did not build towards the murder mystery. It felt like it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a murder mystery book or a novel about a very boring girl who moved back to her small town to live a very boring life.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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    Brooke Bumgardner Ohio, USA 12-21-15
    Brooke Bumgardner Ohio, USA 12-21-15
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    "Good first cozy in a series"
    Would you listen to Murder of a Small-Town Honey again? Why?

    I would. I enjoyed the story and I would like to listen to it again before I listen to the next book in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Skye is definitely my favorite character. I like her personality and I like her as the sleuth in this series.


    Have you listened to any of Christine Leto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to this narrator's other performances. However, I thought she did a really good job with this performance, so I would be happy to listen to more that she has narrated.


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

    No particular 'moving' moment. This book was about the mystery and there weren't any exceedingly emotional moments.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a solid read from beginning to end. I enjoyed the town of Scumble River and getting to know Skye and the other characters. I liked it and I will read more in the series. The narrator did a nice job.

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    Darlene 12-13-15
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    "great book"

    Thanks great book. I didn't want to get out of the car til the end.

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    Jeanmarie Kapp Chicago, IL USA 09-05-15
    Jeanmarie Kapp Chicago, IL USA 09-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"

    By the third chapter I got a sense the heroine was wishy washy, acting like a character in a 1970s Harlequin book. Then when the narrator pronounced Illinois with an S on the end, I was done.

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    Annette Leck Joliet, IL 03-29-15
    Annette Leck Joliet, IL 03-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Mindless entertainment"

    Light listening. Knew who did it for a while before the amateur detective.
    I might try one more of book.

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    Amazon Customer Ooltewah, TN USA 03-15-15
    Amazon Customer Ooltewah, TN USA 03-15-15

    Linda Tate

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    "Surprisingly Good"

    This was a good listen. I will buy Denise Swanson books again. The narrator was perfect! Very good cozy mystery.

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    Amazon Customer 03-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Kinda Slow"

    This was kind of slow for me. I feel like it dragged on & on. It took me 3 days to get through it as I kept getting bored with it. I will probably give the next book a try, but if it's about the same... slow story, then I'll have to find another series to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 02-19-15
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 02-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect Murder Mystery"
    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the fact that you don't know who the murderer is before the end. So many suspects with motive. Christine Leto is easy to listen to and enjoyed her narration. Will be looking for more of her work. The main character is just quirky enough to keep you smiling. A light hearted story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kwt 02-11-15
    kwt 02-11-15

    mama_karen

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    "Same old same old"

    Girl discovers murder. Girl fall for guy investigating murder. Girl gets involved in unrealistic number of small town murders.

    Fun, clean read but no depth of plot or characters.

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    Farrell 02-07-15
    Farrell 02-07-15

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Nice start to a series"

    Story was a bit far fetched, too many people being blackmailed, and too easy for our heroine to figure out. However, it was good clean fun. Nice little cozy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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