©2006 Patrick F. McManus; (P)2006 The Audio Partners
"A brisk, hilarious smalltown cop mystery." (Publishers Weekly)
McManus is a great author and I will probably get more Bo Tully titles.
Voice suits the character.
Definitely, a lot of character development accomplished already.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
Sheriff Bo Tully gets a call from one of his citizens who he jailed and later did the same to his sons. He wants the sheriff to come out about a dead body draped over one of his fences. Having viewed the corpse through binoculars, he gives a description of said corpse; white, pinstriped suit, one shoe on, one off but covered with a black sock...not the style of the average citizens.
Thus the story begins. It's a ton of fun with some really good lines added to a good mystery.
This audible book was a great light read that had me laughing out loud quite a few times. The story itself is a murder mystery, but with subtle humor added. The narrator's performance was superb as his "voices" for the different characters brought the book to life. The characters weren't a complicated lot, but they had their own personalities that the narrator captured perfectly. A lot of the humor was in understatement and the narrator was in synch with it all the way. If you're looking for some good, clean, escapism - this is a fantastic listen.
Myabe because I'm from the rural West, but this was like eavesdropping on friends. The characters are real and the story was solid without being over-done. Was sad when it ended.
Good 'ol boy story based in Idaho. Good basic story, though a little heavy on assuming all women are falling in love with Bo Tully.
It was an entertaining listen. I've always enjoyed Pat McManus' sense of humor. There are several laugh out loud moments in the book.
If you like the Agatha Raisin stories by M. C. Beaton you might like this book. Both are nice little mysteries with fun characters.
The narrator did a good job. I'd be happy to listen to more books he narrates.
It took me a couple of days to find time to listen to the whole book, but I was still thinking about some of the characters several days later.
If you're looking for an entertaining few hours of listening, you might enjoy this book!
Didn't know what to expect but loved it. All the characters, all the fun, and no explicit language to worry about. Would love to see more 'Blight' books.
I downloaded this to share with elderly friends, but I listened to it as well. This is different from McManus' usual fare but you can feel his presence. (Ha Ha - particularly his description of people's clothing, not really fashion-forward, but endearingly appropriate for those familiar with the author.)
The story is fun and clever, and the narrator is very fine.
All about the game
Patrick McManus book uses his knowledge of Idaho to draw you into this adventure and mystery. I really enjoyed the discriptions of the parts of Idaho that I have visited and characters who live in these communities. This is a great mystery with a lot of fun attached. The conversations fit the community he is writing about. Giving you a good idea of how things work in a small town. Living in a small community I could relate to many aspects of small town life. Well worth the price and time.
Between the writing and the narration, Patrick F. McManus and Charles Leggett have a wonderful working partnership. The story has some great mystery, some exciting adventure and some wonderful dry humor that is like putting the cherry on top of a hot fudge sundae! You can't help but fall in love with all the characters in the book, especially since Mr. Leggett brings so much personality to the individuals with his wonderful vocal interpretations. I knew Mr. McManus was a good writer, I didn't realize he is a great writer. I would encourage anyone who would just like a comfortable, not overly stressful story to get ahold of this one...just for the enjoyment.
One more comment, rather than a lot of foul language and swearing, Mr. McManus has taken care of that with references to the words, without having to use them, and with a good dose of humor to boot.
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