Hear talking cat-sleuth Mrs. Murphy in these other mysteries from Rita Mae Brown.
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"Brown's appealing sense of humor, well-constructed setting and competent plotting carry the day. Her talking, thinking animals are funny and, for those who like this sort of thing, even adorable." (Publishers Weekly)
I am extremly happy and excited that we took the time to listen to this book. It kept us (Zeus:the dog and Princes:cat) on our toes and paws. And for this we thank you. We all think all of your Mrs Murphy mystery books are great and exciting.
I'm a big fan of the earlier Sneaky Pie books. RMB got a little too preachy later on for my tastes. A LOT too preachy, in fact. But 'Pawing...' is entertaining, and has a nice twist to it. Kate Forbes narrates with just the right tone (lighthearted), which seems appropriate since we're dealing with talking animals. I recommmend it, as well as the other first five or so that are available. A pleasant diversion.
The story was exactly what I expect in a "Mrs. Murphy" mystery, so I am pleased in that regard. But the narrator's voice was a bit flat and expressionless. Not enough variety to the different characters' "voices".
This is the first time listening to this author. There 7 characters introduced within the first chapter of this book. The first four characters are shallow, with too much in common to easily differentiate while listening. Adding 3 talking animals just adds to the confusion. I will not try another book from Rita Mae Brown.
Something with less characters in the opening of the story, or something with characters who are developed more slowly.
Yes, possibly something with less characters.
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