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The Grilling Season | [Diane Mott Davidson]

The Grilling Season

Hired to cater a hockey party, Goldy comes up with a winning menu featuring zesty South of the Border Appetizers, succulent Goalies' Grilled Tuna and iced Stanley Cupcakes. Yet Patricia McCracken, her client and long-suffering friend, won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty side order of revenge...Patricia is convinced that her obstetrician and her Health Maintenance Organization - penny-pinching ACHMO - are to blame for the recent loss of her baby. And the doctor in question is none other that John Richard Korman, Aspen Meadow's leading ob/gyn and Goldy's ex-husband, whose clean-cut good looks hide his dirty habit of battering women. Now, Patricia is suing the doctor and ACHMO for malpractice, but that's not enough. She wants Goldy's advice on getting even - and coming out on top.At first, Goldy relishes the fact that her ex-husband is finally going to pay. Even so, it's a horrid shock when John Richard is arrested for the murder of his current girlfriend, glamorous Suz Craig...especially when it's Goldy who makes the gruesome discovery. Shaken by the thought that she could easily have been the victim, Goldy feverishly throws herself into her work. But with her new husband, homicide cop Tom Schulz, delegated to the background of the case, and her 14 year-old son begging to prove his father innocent, Goldy has no choice but to sift through Aspen Meadow's premium mix of sizzling gossip and reheated rumor for clues.
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Hired to cater a hockey party, Goldy comes up with a winning menu featuring zesty South of the Border Appetizers, succulent Goalies' Grilled Tuna and iced Stanley Cupcakes. Yet Patricia McCracken, her client and long-suffering friend, won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty side order of revenge...

Patricia is convinced that her obstetrician and her Health Maintenance Organization - penny-pinching ACHMO - are to blame for the recent loss of her baby. And the doctor in question is none other that John Richard Korman, Aspen Meadow's leading ob/gyn and Goldy's ex-husband, whose clean-cut good looks hide his dirty habit of battering women. Now, Patricia is suing the doctor and ACHMO for malpractice, but that's not enough. She wants Goldy's advice on getting even - and coming out on top.

At first, Goldy relishes the fact that her ex-husband is finally going to pay. Even so, it's a horrid shock when John Richard is arrested for the murder of his current girlfriend, glamorous Suz Craig...especially when it's Goldy who makes the gruesome discovery.

Shaken by the thought that she could easily have been the victim, Goldy feverishly throws herself into her work. But with her new husband, homicide cop Tom Schulz, delegated to the background of the case, and her 14 year-old son begging to prove his father innocent, Goldy has no choice but to sift through Aspen Meadow's premium mix of sizzling gossip and reheated rumor for clues.

©1997 Diane Mott Davidson; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 09-27-09
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 09-27-09 Member Since 2009

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    "OK but not her best book"

    Not sure if it was the narrator or what, I didn't enjoy this audio book as much as the books I have read... Cherry makes a great Lady President on the show "24", but I'm not sure she has a career in narrating books! Sorry, I like her on 24, but didn't think her voice was that good...

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    Gold Acres 02-17-11
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    "Cherry Jones is no Goldy Schultz!"

    Cherry just has no feel at all for this character. There's no emotion or passion. What a shame!

    But the Book...? WOW!

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    bulldoglady 10-20-09
    bulldoglady 10-20-09 Member Since 2008
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    "I agree thet the reader is not too good"

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other I have heard, I just couldn't get over that voice. I guess I will only get the ones read by Barbra Rosenblat

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    Nicole Alsea, Oregon, United States 09-17-12
    Nicole Alsea, Oregon, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I was less then impressed"
    Would you try another book from Diane Mott Davidson and/or Cherry Jones?

    I would most defiantly try anothe Diane Mott Davidson book, but not really looking forward to this narrator


    What didn’t you like about Cherry Jones’s performance?

    She spoke too quickly and there wasn't enough character distinction


    Any additional comments?

    The music has to go!

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    Kathryn Mountain View, CA, United States 02-27-12
    Kathryn Mountain View, CA, United States 02-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Goldie is a different person"

    I didn't realize until this book how a narrator can significantly influence a character. I've always enjoyed Barbara Rosenblatt's interpretation but in this one narrated by Cherry Jones - Goldie comes across a little "even tempered" or less passionate about what she's facing.

    My other comment is about the story line - I don't agree that protecting Arch from his Father's continuing abusive treatment of his ex-wife in order to maintain a father-son relationship was a good idea. Arch is growing up and needs to learn that women are not to be treated the way his mother was and is. I kept wanted to talk back to my Audible player about this!

    As usual, the food preparation was tantalizing and I continued to marvel at how she accomplished making such wonderful meals in such a short amount of time.

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    J. Chattanooga, TN, United States 09-27-11
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    "Lots of food without the calories."

    What a community of endless characters. Just fun and will make you laugh out loud.

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    Ramona Denton Los Angeles, CA USA 03-10-11
    Ramona Denton Los Angeles, CA USA 03-10-11

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    "Annoying Music"

    This is my first abridged version of the Goldy series. I confess that I am a book lover and a unabridged book snob. The first difference I notice is the annoying background music, not only at the beginning, but also at certain dramatic moments. I hate that. I think it really disrupts the flow of the story.

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