Award-winning humorist Patrick F. McManus delivers a funny and folksy whodunit from his popular Sheriff Bo Tully series. Hoping for a pleasant day of picking huckleberries, Sheriff Tully instead finds himself investigating a triple homicide and the disappearance of a local rancher.
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“Tully once again proves an unorthodox and effective lawman, while McManus’s storytelling … never flags.” (Publishers Weekly)
Not a complicated story. The reader has an easy voice to listen to. There are enough sub plots to keep you engaged and interested but the lines are not so layered it requires all your concentration. Good background for a long road trip
Pat McManus is one of my favorite authors. Tom Stechschulte did a good job, although I prefer the narrator for the first Bo Tully mystery, The Blight Way.
Dave the Indian. An indian who's not really an indian, although he's a tracker, great shot, and his tribe (the Dave tribe that consists of a total of 1) keeps trying to put a casino on his reservation (5 acres).
Fairly good performance. Not my favorite voice for Bo Tully and his supporting cast, but above average.
The big problem with this book was that disc 2 did not burn correctly. After emailing this problem with audible support, the book was reset and I tried to burn it again. The second burn had the same issues. The book wanted to cut out and give an error at section 6. Is there a chance it was the cd's? Not since it happened on the same spot on the same cd (Two different brand new cd's were used. They were void of any seen defects). Was it my cd burner? Doubt it. The rest of the book downloaded fine, and I've used it for other books and music. How about my cd player? Every other cd and the first half of the second cd worked fine. The problem is I can't really try more cd's with the "one burn policy."
Patrick McManus just keeps getting better. What fun that he has started writing novels! You needn't have read any of his essays prior to starting on his novels, but having at least listened to "How I Got This Way" will only add to the fun: You will recognize some of the characters from his childhood popping up in his novels. McManus made a name for himself writing humorous pieces about hunting and fishing for publications such as "Field and Stream" and "Outdoor Life." Born and raised in Idaho, he writes about what he knows and loves. All of his Bo Tully mysteries take place in Blight County, Idaho, where Bo works as sheriff. Sadly, only two of the Bo Tully series have been published in audio so far: "The Blight Way" (2006) and "The Huckleberry Murders" (2010). Audible: Please get us the rest!
I had hoped for a cozy mystery set in the west, but the writing was weak--flat and simplistic.The author went to some lengths to make a womanizing sheriff appear to respect his female counterparts, but I found him to be irritating, not charming. I enjoy a little romance or flirtation in my mystery novels, but this was mostly leering. Little to no descriptive language to provide richness of setting--could have been any rural area. Not bad, just weak.
I really enjoy Tom Stechschulte's reading. I chose this in part because I enjoyed listening to him read Rick Riordan's Tres Navarre series.
Yes. This is a fun little cozy mystery with a decent story and fun characters. The mystery itself has enough going on to keep you wondering what the real story is for most of the book.
Bo & Angie's swamp investigation was pretty entertaining.
He brings a good characterization of most of the characters in the book. His Bo sounds exactly how I would expect him to sound.
Yes actually, it kept me entertained and wondering what would happen next throughout. The length was about right for the material. I could easily see listening to this in one sitting.
Between the author's sense of humor and the narrator's performance, this was a lot of fun.BONUS POINTS: Crazy Eddie Muldoon (a staple of McManus' humor stories about growing up in Idaho) makes an appearance as one of Pap's buddies as a kid.
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
I loved the characters. If you're in the mood for a well-written "cozy", this is a good one.
It's a light and fluffy story but interesting enough to keep my attention while driving. The performance was ok but a bit flat and the understatement was over done.
Typical Bo Tully story. Well performed. Lots of interesting "characters". I've listed to it many times already.
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