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The Cat, the Professor and the Poison: A Cats in Trouble Mystery | [Leann Sweeney]

The Cat, the Professor and the Poison: A Cats in Trouble Mystery

Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of 50 stray cats and one dead body - a victim of cold-blooded murder....
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Audible Editor Reviews

Feisty felines take center stage in author Leann Sweeney's second installment of the Cats in Trouble series. Coffee-sipping cat lover Jillian Hart finds herself caught up in a murder investigation when a local professor's corpse is discovered along with 50 stray felines. Veteran performer Vanessa Johansson brings warmth and compassion to this story of friendship, intrigue, and adorable kitty capers. Johansson's experience voicing animated characters plays well with the quirky, light-hearted good humor of Sweeney's self-described "gentle mystery". Hart's small-town life is colored by compelling relationships with oddball characters, sure to captivate and enchant listeners.

Publisher's Summary

Between her kitty quilt-making business and her three beloved cats, Jill has her hands full. That doesn't stop her from wanting to solve the mystery of the milk cow that's gone missing from her friend's farm. But imagine her surprise when a stolen cow leads to the discovery of 50 stray cats and one dead body - a victim of cold-blooded murder....

©2010 Leann Sweeney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 08-16-13
    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 08-16-13 Member Since 2015

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY"

    THIS IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK. A WONDERFUL COZY MYSTERY. AUDIBLE, THANK YOU FOR THIS NEW AUTHOR, I AM BUYING THE WHOLE SERIES AND ANYTHING ELSE SHE WRITES. VANESSA JOHANSSON DID A WONDERFUL JOB AS A NARRATOR, SHE NEVER SKIPPED A BEAT, VERY GOOD VANESSA, I WILL FOLLOW ALL YOUR NARRATIONS....YOU ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH BARBARA ROSENBLAT, I READ ALMOST EVERYTHING SHE NARRATES. GREAT JOB, LADIES.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie POMPANO BEACH, FL, United States 01-11-15
    Debbie POMPANO BEACH, FL, United States 01-11-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Get another narrator"

    The story was OK. Interesting plot and story line. Narrator was so grating I felt like quitting several times during the book. Her voice of Candace the police officer was so bad it made me gnash you teeth. With a better narrator story would have been more enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-24-15
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 02-24-15 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "I Continue To Be Impressed By This Series"

    At first when I started this series, I didn't expect much. Just some cute stories about cats, and oh by the way, a murder mystery thrown in there, was my expectation. But no, it's actually just the opposite. Very compelling murder mystery stories that oh by the way just happen to feature cats and a cat loving woman.

    I'm definitely hooked and look forward to listening to the other books in the series.

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    Bsparkled 02-18-15
    Bsparkled 02-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Cozy lovers rejoice!!"

    Tried the book on a whim and was delighted-- a well-written story with engaging characters (including cats!) intriguing plot, and...clean language! The narrator has a distinctive style that grew on me. Thank you, Leann Sweeney!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie 01-04-15
    Jackie 01-04-15
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    "Dreadful"

    Narrator drones on. Story just does not capture my interest. Ended up returning it half way through.

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    Sally Davis 11-10-14
    Sally Davis 11-10-14

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    "Narrator ruined book for me"

    Before you buy this book listen to the audio sample. This narrator's voice is high pitched and to me very annoying. Like listening to a little girl read. Simply could not get past her voice to enjoy or not enjoy the book. Definitely not my cup of tea.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    a reader 10-26-14
    a reader 10-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The book is too plodding, poor characters"

    Almost fun so maybe that was why i was so disappointed. I so did want to like the book and the characters

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 10-25-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 10-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not just for cat lovers"

    The idea of a series revolving around cats is a bit odd to me. However, the mystery is sound and the characters are likeable. I enjoyed this book and will listen to the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    karen 08-23-15
    karen 08-23-15
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    "Quit -- couldn't stand the narrator."

    Odd book. I genuinely enjoyed most of the first half of this book -- good story, interesting characters. Even from the beginning, the narrator sounded too young to me, for a protagonist who was supposed to be a widow with a 29 year old stepdaughter, but I was willing to go with it. For awhile.

    But about half way through, something happened. The narrator spun out of control. She began reading in a very clipped and emphatic way, emphasizing odd words here and there, making it a sing-song chronicle, and I started getting sea sick. I couldn't follow the story anymore -- all I could do was hang on this odd cadence the narrator was setting up. Her voice would go up.... then down... and all I could do was wait to hear what next odd word she'd emphasize.

    The story got a little out of control too, I think. It seems to suddenly explode with new characters, more complicated situations, way too complex for what had started out to be a nice little tale... but I admit I'm not at all sure about that. I backtracked two hours, three different times, trying to stick with the story, but finally gave up.

    Now I'm disgusted because I also bought another book by this author, and now I see that Miss Johansson narrates this one too. Hate it when that happens...

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    Laurie Fowler 08-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love it"

    This is a great new series that I'm listening to via Audible while traveling. Great cozy mysteries for cat lovers!

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