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The Cat, the Mill and the Murder Audiobook

The Cat, the Mill and the Murder: A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 5

When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night.
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When cat lover and quilter Jillian Hart volunteers to help a local animal shelter relocate a colony of feral cats living in an abandoned textile mill, she never expects to find a woman living there too. Jeannie went missing from Mercy, South Carolina, a decade ago, after her own daughter’s disappearance. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon Boots, her cat who died years ago. After all, she and Boots feel the need to protect the premises from “creepers” who come in the night.

After Jeannie is hurt in an accident and is taken away, those who've come to town to help repurpose the mill uncover a terrible discovery.... As the wheels start turning in Jillian’s mind, a mysterious new feline friend aids in her quest to unearth a long-kept and dark secret.

©2013 Leann Sweeny (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 08-29-13
    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 08-29-13

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "SURPRISED AT THE GREAT STORY LINE."

    THIS IS A KEEPER IN COZY MYSTERIES. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS AND THE GROWTH AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE SERIES. PLEAS LEANN, KEEP THIS SERIES GOING. I AM ALMOST AFRAID TO TRY YOUR OTHER BOOKS AS I MAY NOT LIKE THE CHARACTERS. HURRY AND WRITE ANOTHER CAT AND WHATEVER MYSTERY. I WILL SNATCH IT UP AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT. THANK YOU BOTH FOR A WONDERFUL DAY AND NIGHT IN LISTENING TO THIS EDUCATIONAL AS WELL AS WONDERFUL COZY STORY. GREAT GROWTH IN THE CHARACTERS, CLEAN LANGUAGE, AND WONDERFUL WRITING. GOOD JOB, KUDOS'S TO YOU AND VANESSA JOHANSSON.

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    Delia 06-04-13
    Delia 06-04-13
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    "Great cozy!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Cat, the Mill and the Murder the most enjoyable?

    I love these books, they are true cozies, no foul language, etc.


    What other book might you compare The Cat, the Mill and the Murder to and why?

    The entire series is great, just start at the beginning. : )


    What aspect of Vanessa Johansson’s performance would you have changed?

    It really brakes the flow of the audio to hear "I said", "he said", "she said" so often.


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    Deborah Quitman, GA, United States 10-08-15
    Deborah Quitman, GA, United States 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ugh, this narrator! Welcome to the unreal South"
    Would you try another book from Leann Sweeney and/or Vanessa Johansson?

    Leann Sweeney, yes; much prefer another reader. V Johansson--maybe, but def not if story based in South (or prob anywhere requiring regional accent), or featuring elderly character.


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

    GHOST CAT!!


    What didn’t you like about Vanessa Johansson’s performance?

    At first, it seemed more like she was not so much narrating as practicing diction. Then she decided that perhaps some of this cast of South Carolinians just might have Southern accents. But only some, and, those, only some of the time. She slips even inside sentences. It's bad. She doesn't even attempt the Black Southern accent, aiming for some sort of generic Church Lady horror.Worse, however, was her portrayal of the older character, Jeanie. The way she obviously pursed her lips up like a cartoon pig, and used sh- for s- made me want, frankly, to slap that old lady's annoying snout! Not good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cat, the Mill and the Murder?

    Mainly, don't editors and talent hirers (sorry) understand that the narrator is actually going to be speaking, more times than not, directly into listeners' ears? And that,you know, we can hear? As for storyline and scenes, IDK; I'm a little bored of so many unmarried female sleuths having handcraft hobbies- quilting, knitting, you know. It's just so expected- trite.


    Any additional comments?

    More cats, decide to go South or go home, no old people. Not for this narrator. More cats; more GHOST CATS!!

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    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 10-03-15
    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 10-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Cozy Mystery"
    Any additional comments?

    The abandoned mill in Mercy, South Carolina holds a lot more than feral cats. Jillian Hart has her hands full when missing person, Jeannie, is discovered along with her invisible cat, Boots. Mix in a murder, plus all of the small town appeal of Mercy, and Leann Sweeney has another successful Cats in Trouble Mystery. I love to listen to the Audible versions of this series while I’m working on my own quilting. It’s the perfect theme match for an afternoon good listening and sewing! Definitely a good listen!!!

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    Katherine Vancouver, WA, United States 05-09-15
    Katherine Vancouver, WA, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Noticeable"

    I like this series of gentle mysteries with cats. However, It bugged me how much the story was constantly interrupted by how redundant the "she said" "he said" words were used. There are other ways to describe conversations. This was really annoying...plus there were often pauses around these words making them even more obvious. I hope the next one is better.

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-15

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    "good plot. easy listening"

    Nice easy listening story with a twisting plot and plenty of characters. Love the feline contribution to the story.

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    Readsforfun Texas, USA 01-01-15
    Readsforfun Texas, USA 01-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable Cats in trouble book with a little twist"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cat, the Mill and the Murder to be better than the print version?

    This is the first time I've listened to a Cats in Trouble book. I usually read the print version. They are a light read and I usually take them along for office visits or pick them up when I have a spare moment. This time I used audible and liked it. I was able to listen to it while I cleaned out the garage and it made the time fly. I would recommend it as a download for this reason and I also think it would be great on a road trip or used during commute.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked this bits of mill history sprinkled in the story. It is interesting to think about how much of our workforce has been shipped overseas. Very sad.


    What about Vanessa Johansson’s performance did you like?

    I think the narrator did a great job in conveying the main character. She was seamless going between other cast voices as well.


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

    I could listen to this all in one setting, or over the span of several days.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't think I would like the supernatural aspect of this story, but it was done simply and ended up being cute in the long run. A nice light read as part of the series.

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    Fay 11-08-14
    Fay 11-08-14
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    "The Cat, the Mill, the Murder: Best of five"

    I don't know if this will be the last book in the series, but if so, Ms. Sweeney saved the best for last. The mystery was good, the characters especially good, and the mysterious mill cat was an unexpectedly sweet pooka.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 11-03-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Bit Different From The Rest"

    I like this series despite the cat obsession. However, Leann Sweeney went to far this time with a ghost cat. This story doesn't need the supernatural mixed in to make it interesting. Other than that the story was pretty good. There was enough character development to make me want to read the next book.

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    Theresa Asheboro, NC, United States 05-30-14
    Theresa Asheboro, NC, United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Love A Cats in Trouble Mystery"
    What did you love best about The Cat, the Mill and the Murder?

    Nice easy read


    Any additional comments?

    Great to listen to while I am at work, knitting, or crocheting.

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