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Real Murders Audiobook

Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 1

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.
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Publisher's Summary

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss.

As other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects - or potential victims.

©1992 Charlaine Harris; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"An ingenious plot and sufficient flow of blood keep the pages flying....Harris draws the guilty and the innocent into an engrossing tale while inventing a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray." (Publishers Weekly)

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    abbejoan 11-23-09
    abbejoan 11-23-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Look elsewhere for an interesting listen."

    Definitely not up to Charlaine Harris's usual character strength with a weak and predictable storyline. Go, run, to the Lily Bard or Harper Connelly books, and leave Amanda Teagarten behind.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 10-09-10
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 10-09-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Uninterested"

    The detective is just a spectator with a gee whiz attitude. Very little girl.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    P. C..S. 07-07-10
    P. C..S. 07-07-10 Member Since 2002
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    "So lacking, in so many ways..."

    Somewhere between a Harlequin Romance and a Nancy Drew mystery, the word "mediocre" would cover it. The storyline is not credible, the characters one-dimensional and the ending,as unlikely a resolution as it is, provides the book's only moments of true tension.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 01-21-16
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 01-21-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Cute, happy story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a fun diversion.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The premise..


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    She did a fine job.


    Could you see Real Murders being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe made for TV.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters were engaging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Colby Omaha, NE, United States 11-04-15
    Colby Omaha, NE, United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.

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    "Too simplistic, and needs...something..."

    The story was a bit weak, but entertaining. The narrator was not my favorite. Her main character was fine, but her male characters were uncomfortable, and her kid had head congestion and an IQ of 5 from the sound of him.
    This was no Agatha Christie, the characters were one-dimensional, and for those of us who really ARE true-crime buffs, it was pretty tame.

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    Patricia 10-10-15
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    The narrarater was great. Found it to be a good light listening book. I enjoyed it.

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    Amazon Customer 10-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    keeps your attention through the entire book. Characters are well developed and fun to know

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    jolyn carter Morton, Texas, US 10-02-15
    jolyn carter Morton, Texas, US 10-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute story. Even for a murder."
    Where does Real Murders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle. Not the best. Not the worst. I found it light hearted even though it was a murder mystery.


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    09-29-15
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    "Light mystery."
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Therese Plummer?

    Probably not. This was pleasant, smooth, some interesting characters but none were compelling enough to make me want to read another story about them.


    If you’ve listened to books by Charlaine Harris before, how does this one compare?

    It was my first.


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

    Good Southern accent and pacing. Puts you in the place.


    Could you see Real Murders being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes for a TV series. But to be successful they would need good actress and some romantic tensions between the leading lady and her potential boy friends.


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    Briana 09-16-15
    Briana 09-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the best book ever but cute and enjoyable"

    Was entertaining and suspenseful enough. Cute book worth a listen especially if you buy it on a discount.

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