We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Buzzard Table | [Margaret Maron]

The Buzzard Table

Margaret Maron's mysteries starring Judge Deborah Knott have built a loyal following since debuting with the Edgar Award-winning The Bootlegger's Daughter. The series' 18th entry finds Deborah and her husband, Deputy Sheriff Bryant, teaming up with Lt. Sigrid Herald to track down a killer on the loose in their small North Carolina town. But as the hunt for the culprit gets more intense, they uncover long-hidden secrets that cast their investigation in a whole new light.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Margaret Maron's mysteries starring Judge Deborah Knott have built a loyal following since debuting with the Edgar Award-winning The Bootlegger's Daughter. The series' 18th entry finds Deborah and her husband, Deputy Sheriff Bryant, teaming up with Lt. Sigrid Herald to track down a killer on the loose in their small North Carolina town. But as the hunt for the culprit gets more intense, they uncover long-hidden secrets that cast their investigation in a whole new light.

©2012 Margaret Maron (P)2012 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (105 )
5 star
 (43)
4 star
 (36)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (5)
Overall
4.0 (91 )
5 star
 (33)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.3 (92 )
5 star
 (52)
4 star
 (25)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Electic Chef USA 02-25-13
    Electic Chef USA 02-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Eclectic Chef

    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting As Always"
    Where does The Buzzard Table rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very good. The author is known to me. My favorite book so far was a history, not a mystery. The Secret Biography of Ghengis Kahn.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am familiar with the author, the characters and as always, I learn something from the history incorporated into the story.


    Which character – as performed by C. J. Critt – was your favorite?

    Reid, Judge Knott's cousin is always a bit elusive but interesting.


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

    Yes. It was her new relationship to her stepson.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the fairness of Judge Knott, her huge family and her kindness to her stepson.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 11-30-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2006

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    221
    208
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    254
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's A Turkey"

    I very much liked the early Deborah Knott books by Maron, but I won't be reading or listening to any more. There is a noticeable tiredness in this volume, and it lacks the sharp and witty characters and interactions of the first entries in the series. The information about turkey vultures at the beginning of each chapter seems contrived, and the story and action drag out, though this is not a long book at all.

    C.J. Critt has a clear delivery, but she doesn't seem to be much interested in this half-hearted story either.

    "The Bootlegger's Daughter" and some of the other early parts of this series are well worth trying, but don't waste your time with this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Norma Glenmoore, PA, United States 05-30-13
    Norma Glenmoore, PA, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not enjoyable"
    Would you try another book from Margaret Maron and/or C. J. Critt?

    Boring, too many comments, about government issues, i.e. somalia and others.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Will not listen to anything by this author.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of C. J. Critt?

    No body.. Fault was story.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, and anger.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept trying to listen to this, and kept putting it off. Finally listened and sorry i did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debra Arlington, TX, United States 12-18-12
    Debra Arlington, TX, United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Margaret Maron is one of my favorite authors. I"
    Any additional comments?

    Margaret Maron is one of my favorite authors. I love her ability to say in a few words what some authors take pages to say. I eagerly anticipate the next in the Judge Deborah Knott mysteries and this one did not disappoint. A female realtor goes missing and we are expecting the worse. True to form, the body turns up, dumped in a rural area, and the search for the killer is on. Deborah's husband, Dwight, heads up the investigation. While all this is going on, we discover that Deborah's stepson Cal wants Deborah to adopt him so he can start calling her mom. A really great read, especially for those who like to follow along the chapters of Deborah's life.(less)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bookbums United States 03-18-13
    Bookbums United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Judge Knott does not disappoint"
    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think I could listen to almost anything narrated by C.J.Ctrit- even my husband's Sci-fi..


    Any additional comments?

    I have met Ms. Maron a couple of times. Her research is first-rate as are her tales. When she states a fact, I believe it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    cindy Greenville, NC, United States 03-18-13
    cindy Greenville, NC, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not Maron's best"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    More of a story line. I felt the story was a little weak.


    Would you recommend The Buzzard Table to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, if they are a Judge Knott fan they will probably still enjoy the story


    Which character – as performed by C. J. Critt – was your favorite?

    Judge Knott always.


    Was The Buzzard Table worth the listening time?

    Yes. Once but not twice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue 03-04-13
    Sue 03-04-13 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent"

    Per usual, Judge Knott books are outstanding. Particularly when narrated by C J Critt. Her work is phenomenal!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Erika Geislingen, Germany 01-15-13
    Erika Geislingen, Germany 01-15-13 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "On moral grounds?"
    If you could sum up The Buzzard Table in three words, what would they be?

    connection between classic crime story and moral questions about Guantanamo


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Buzzard Table?

    The culprit actually believes that CSI TV stories ans courtroom shows on TV reflect actual police procedure, caustic but true to life


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    all Deborah Knott novels, I think she is just fine


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

    No, but I didn't dawdle either, but that was what I wanted


    Any additional comments?

    But I like about all Deborah Knott novels ist the generally positive outlook, the books are really refreshing without being superficial

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nan Montgomery, AL, United States 11-06-13
    Nan Montgomery, AL, United States 11-06-13 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    113
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful as usual!"
    Where does The Buzzard Table rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10%


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the character developement. Also, the reader.............C.J. Critt is wonderful and THE VOICE of the Deborah Knott mysteries.


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have. Great as always. When I am out of things to listen to and have no ideas, I will search for other books narrated by C. J. Critt. ALWAYS enjoy llistening to her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Margaret Maron books are always enjoyable. They always make me smile and think.


    Any additional comments?

    Cant wait for the next book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 12-07-12
    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worst reader possible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend paper. I can't conceive of how they chose this reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've always liked the characters in this series, and I love Maron's sense of place.


    Would you be willing to try another one of C. J. Critt’s performances?

    Not in a million years.


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

    Couldn't take the reader in long sessions.


    Any additional comments?

    The buzzard info is great.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 10 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.