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One Bad Apple Audiobook

One Bad Apple: An Orchard Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

There's a killer in the orchard and he's rotten to the core.

Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land - and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer - and save the orchard.

©2008 Sheila Connolly (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 04-25-15
    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 04-25-15 Member Since 2007

    Huntsville, Alabama

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    "Historic Homes Can be Murder"

    Meg's mother inherits a farmhouse and orchard that has been in her family for hundreds of years. She asks her daughter Meg to move into it, interview real estate agents, and get the old home ready for sale. Since the bank Meg worked for has merged with another bank, her position no longer exists, and so does her relationship with her ex boyfriend. Meg is not only free to help her Mom, she is fortunate to have something to do while she is getting her life together. Meg learns a lot about living in the country, including the difference between a septic system and a sewer system. Most importantly even new septic tanks can't handle dead bodies dumped into them before they are backfilled.

    Since the septic tank is on Meg's property, Meg becomes a murder suspect. She is befriended by one family but the rest of the community really hope she did it, and not one of their own. This makes Meg somewhat isolated. she has cordial relationships with the people in the town, but there is no real warmth for the first part of the book, and then only with one person.

    Oddly Meg does not immediately grab her phone and tell her Mom that their plan to sell the old home hit a snag. Reasonably a daughter would keep her Mom posted on the progress of the house renovation, not to mention the dead guy in the septic tank.

    This is a slow moving story. It distracted me while I was doing a slightly complicated job that I hate. I probably will not get the next one, but this one really helped me through a really irritating job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie 06-15-16
    Melanie 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Murder in the Country"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Bad Apple to be better than the print version?

    didn't read the book.


    Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?

    Seth....steady, hardworking, all-around good guy that tried to do his best for everyone.


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

    Not really, although when Meg was speaking to Cinda at the town meeting, laying out all that she thought was the motive for murdering Chandler, I thought "good for you, stand up to her"


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was a casual thought, I was just shuffling through the different recommendations and seen it. Listened to the sample reading & decided to give it a shot...it's not heavy drama or fluff....has just enough to keep me interested....on to the next book of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    asassyvic Indiana 04-10-15
    asassyvic Indiana 04-10-15 Listener Since 2007

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    "An all Around Cozy Mystery"

    LIght reading but a tightly knit story. Interesting characters that are credible people, you might know or would like to know.
    Meg would never have imagined that she'd become involved in a murder and of her own ex boyfriend. When his corpse is blocking up her new septic system, Meg is a prime suspect. Dealing with a hostile detective that looks for the easy, fast way to close the case forces Meg to find the killer herself. Robin Miles was the perfect narrator for this book. Her voice is fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 03-22-15
    Doug Wilkie 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I like this authors style."

    I have listen to another series by Sheila Connelly and enjoyed them. This is a different series and I enjoyed this first in the series. I look forward to listening to more.

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    culinarygirl13 South Florida 12-21-14
    culinarygirl13 South Florida 12-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good series very interesting"
    Where does One Bad Apple rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the top 10 of Audiobooks.


    What other book might you compare One Bad Apple to and why?

    Coffee House mystery series, Mattie Winston series


    What about Robin Miles’s performance did you like?

    I think the accents were good and they were New England accents.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The author has two more books out but they are not on audio. You need to make them available!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Gainesville, TX, United States 08-13-14
    Annie Gainesville, TX, United States 08-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Cozy Orchard Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Bad Apple to be better than the print version?

    Yes I actually it enjoyed it


    What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did a wonderful job.


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

    I enjoyed the friendships that started in the books and I look forward to seeing were they go. I also love the information we learn about remodeling and orchard. I think the story it was great as well. It keep me going.


    Any additional comments?

    I so look forward to the future books. I love to see the relationship and friendship grow more. I also like to see how the orchards bloom. I recommend this series to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-07-14
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    "loved the book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    UN ACCENT the characters. Horrid!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline is great


    What didn’t you like about Robin Miles’s performance?

    It reminded me of the ridiculous accents they stuck on the actors in the movie Fargo. Absolutely horrible.


    Was One Bad Apple worth the listening time?

    I would read it again before listening again.


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this author, I hope that the rest of the books don't sound as over done as this one did.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erin E. McLaughlin 09-29-14
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    "Bad Boston Accent"
    What did you like best about One Bad Apple? What did you like least?

    It's a cozy mystery and I liked the overall premise of a city banker starting over in the country with an orchard.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sheila Connolly? Why or why not?

    Yes, I am invested in the characters now and would like to know what's next for them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator pronounced a main character's name in an odd way and it annoyed me all 500 times she said it. Also, the accent was just bad and hard to listen to. I had to pretend they were from somewhere else to get past it. Also, her voice sounded much older than the character.


    Could you see One Bad Apple being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If the narrator stopped attempting the accent the book would've been much better, she should stick to her normal speaking voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maribee7 Earth 08-25-14
    Maribee7 Earth 08-25-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Didn't hold my interest"

    This story had a great start, but plot moves too slow, it kind of plods along. I listened to about half the book (maybe less than half), but I couldn't continue. I may start later in series with another book, but I doubt it. This will be happily returned.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 09-05-14
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2011

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "B....o.....r....i...n...g"

    Listened to about an hour of this. Nope. Couldn't stay with it, just lost interest. Narrator needs to brush up on her English accent.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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