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Thai Die | [Monica Ferris]

Thai Die

As owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at weaving suspicious threads together. Just back from a trip to Thailand, Doris Valentine is eager to show her stitching friends her souvenirs, which include dazzling Thai silk. She also has a small stone Buddha that she agreed to deliver to an antique store in St. Paul. It's wrapped in a dirty rag, which she throws away.
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As owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at weaving suspicious threads together. Just back from a trip to Thailand, Doris Valentine is eager to show her stitching friends her souvenirs, which include dazzling Thai silk. She also has a small stone Buddha that she agreed to deliver to an antique store in St. Paul. It's wrapped in a dirty rag, which she throws away. When she meets the dealer, he is surprised that she unwrapped it, though relieved the statue's delicate hands aren't damaged.

The next night, Doris' apartment is broken into, then the antique shop owner is found murdered, his shop ransacked, and the Buddha gone. And Betsy starts to wonder about the dingy wrapper she retrieved from the trash.

©2008 Mary Pulver Kuhfeld; ©2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-25-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst narrator ever"

    This might have been a good book. However, the inflection and emphasis on the wrong words make for a painful listening experience. Also, sometimes she speaks in a low flat voice which seems very odd. The story was okay and could have been better if it had a different narrator.

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    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 04-06-09
    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 04-06-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Pleased"

    I would listen to more of these books. Takes you right to the end until you find out whodunit. Can't wait for more of this series to become audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Versel Bowie, TX, United States 03-11-09
    Versel Bowie, TX, United States 03-11-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Just one quick note"

    This is a typical, Crewel World mystery--ever growing regular characters, not particularly strong one-time only characters (including the killer) and really interesting information on needlework.

    Only complaint? Don't like the reader. Not really sure why. It's mainly her voice for Betsy (our hero)--it's flat and low and not very interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara La Jolla, CA, USA 02-12-10
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    "Well Paced"

    The book was well paced. Good character development.

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    Susan BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 09-04-13
    Susan BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Worst read story ever!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The story was typical light mystery, but listening to the reader's lack of inflection and pauses and emphasis on the wrong words was almost painful or at least irritating. I couldn't finish the book because of it.


    What didn’t you like about Connie Crawford’s performance?

    See above


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    Dorothy United States 08-05-13
    Dorothy United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Leave the South out of It!"
    Where does Thai Die rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I don't like the narrator. Just use the original narrator from now on!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use the original narrator.


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

    Yes, when the author made a sly reference to Southerners regarding racism during the water aerobics pool scene with the guy from Kentucky. Leave this garbage out of your books from now on please! As a Southerner I do not appreciate this!


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    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 02-08-13
    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2010

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "FUN STORY"
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    A NICE COZY READ DURING THE LONG WINTER MONTHS, NOT TO MENTION JUST PLAIN FUN.

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    Jackie SALMON ARM, BC, Canada 11-20-11
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    "Intonation and flow distracting"

    Kept falling asleep while listening, or was distracted from the story by the readers intonation. Felt "off" to me.

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    Harriett SHIRLEY, MA, United States 12-29-10
    Harriett SHIRLEY, MA, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    "You'll get hooked on this series"

    I've read many of Monica Ferris' mysteries in paperback so I was happy to see there were a few I hadn't read on audible.com. If you like this kind of small town/close community whodunit, you'll love Ms. Ferris' characters, plot action, and clear, move-right-along writing style. I even took up crocheting because of this series of books - it inspired me to try needlework!

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    Karen eugene, OR, United States 04-22-10
    Karen eugene, OR, United States 04-22-10 Member Since 2009
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    "tediously overwritten"

    oh for a well-crafted cozy mystery. after 30 minutes i was squirming, after 45 i gave up completely on this painfully overwritten and underplotted book...with a gang of five women in a needlework shop, each 'event' is told and retold to the point of wanting a sharp knitting needle at hand to poke the author out of the endless retelling and repeating...good idea, terrible execution. where was the editor????

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