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Thirty and a Half Excuses Audiobook
Thirty and a Half Excuses
Written by: 
Denise Grover Swank
Narrated by: 
Frances Fuller
Thirty and a Half Excuses Audiobook

Thirty and a Half Excuses: Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 3

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Life in Henryetta, Arkansas is turned upside down with the arrival of a televangelist, but it's the death of a little old lady on Rose's street that catches her attention. The Henryetta police deem her death natural causes, but Rose suspects foul play and so does an unlikely supporter - the president of the Busy Body Club, her eighty-two year old neighbor Mildred.

But Rose is in the middle of opening her nursery with her sister Violet, who's separated from her husband Mike, as well as stalling her boyfriend Joe's family, rich socialites who are determined to meet her. Along with her multiple encounters with Fenton County's new assistant DA, Mason Deveraux III, it's just another day in the life of Rose Gardner -chaos.

©2013 Denise Swank (P)2014 Denise Swank

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    Enjoyed books 1 and 2 but the whining and "I love yous" are beginning to fray my nerves. I suppose it's all part of the main character's maturity but the plot seemed to drag because of it. I'm going to hang in for one more book because I'm invested in whether this girl can develop more backbone...come to think of it that may have been the author's design all along.

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    Patricia United States 04-26-16
    Patricia United States 04-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Questionable pronunciations by the narrator."
    What made the experience of listening to Thirty and a Half Excuses the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy this series very much. It is fun and keeps me interested.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the fact that Rose is learning to be strong, independent, and empowered.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have not read the written versions of the first three books in this series, so I am not sure if the narrator mispronounces numerous words or if the books are written in this manner. By the third book, I started writing down some of the mistakes:"Besirch" instead of besmirch "Seniortitis" instead of senior-itis, "Conscious" instead of conscientious, and "Tenively" instead of tentatively. These words are a very small representation of what I believe are errors by the narrator in all three books that I have listened to in this series. The narrator pauses inappropriately and reads awkwardly. However, I like her voices for the different characters and her accents.


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    jennifer Morales 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    I'm officially addicted to this series. :-) I love the narrator, she does a great job

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    I enjoyed the majority of the book so am giving it a high mark, but I was very disappointed by the abrupt & unhappy ending.

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    The more I read the more I enjoy these books! I have to say mystery, love, action, & funny as hell!

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    Ginnie 05-16-15
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    "Love this Rose Gardner series..."

    This a very entertaining series. I'm on book 3 and I'm thoroughly enjoying the ride. I think Frances Fuller is a good fit as narrator, however, she does mispronounce quite a number of words which I do find bothersome.

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    Kvinco CENTRAL ISLIP, NY, US 01-12-15
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    "I love it!!"

    My first audible book.
    This collection book really kept my attention . I really enjoin. The only bad this about is that I didn't see book four available. Wondering if it's going to come out soon?

    Kellen vinco.

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