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Too Dead to Swing | [Hal Glatzer]

Too Dead to Swing

It's 1940, and musician Katy Green finds out how tough the road can be when she joins the Ultra Belles, a female swing band on tour in California. From the moment the band kicks off the set, you're caught in the rhythm of the music, and murder on the move.
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It's 1940, and musician Katy Green finds out how tough the road can be when she joins the Ultra Belles, a female swing band on tour in California. From the moment the band kicks off the set, you're caught in the rhythm of the music, and murder on the move.

Susan Egan heads a Broadway cast in this thrilling vintage mystery with swing songs performed by Ann Hampton Callaway. Based on the novel by Hannah Dobryn.

© and (P)2000 Audio-Playwrights

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    Judith Long Beach, CA, USA 03-22-03
    Judith Long Beach, CA, USA 03-22-03
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    "Too Dead to Swing"

    This book is more like an old time radio show with different players and great music. The plot was good like an old mystery series with a twist at the end.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 09-12-03
    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 09-12-03 Member Since 2002
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    "great performance"

    This was so much fun to listen to! A complete cast, sound effects and some great music. The story was good and the perfomance was alot of fun. A nice change from other audio books.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey SuttonUnited Kingdom 08-06-04
    Lindsey SuttonUnited Kingdom 08-06-04
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    "Wonderful"

    This was lovely to listen to. The narrators voice is really pleasant, the sound effects and song spots are great. I'd love to get more in this mystery series, intriguing, funny, and great music.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Bend, OR, USA 03-27-06
    Linda Bend, OR, USA 03-27-06
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    "So Much Fun"

    This is a really fun listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Houston, TX, United States 04-23-05
    Cheryl Houston, TX, United States 04-23-05 Member Since 2004
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    "fun"

    The plot was good, the actors worth listening to if you like 40s music there's some good music there as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Valandra Los Angeles, CA United States 07-28-06
    Kent Valandra Los Angeles, CA United States 07-28-06 Member Since 2005

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    "Great Fun!"

    This is an entertaining presentation with a troup of actors and a band too. It's story takes place just before World War II and while the mystery is a little thin, the music and presentation style takes up the slack.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    melody333 Banning, CA United States 07-13-06
    melody333 Banning, CA United States 07-13-06 Member Since 2005

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    "What Fun!"

    This was such an enjoyable listen. The actors and the music were great. Especially liked that all the songs were replayed again after the book was finished. If you enjoy music of the 40's, the idea of an all-girl band, and murder mystery's, don't pass this one by - you will not be disappointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angel fullerton, CA, United States 04-01-06
    Angel fullerton, CA, United States 04-01-06 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent Entertainment"

    This one was a bit of a surprise, and a very pleasant one at that:
    The 1940s, a "girl band," a "girl detective," swing music, and murder! Excellent ensemble cast, reminiscent of old-time radio but with modern-time sound quality. This is one I'll listen to more than once! :)

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    Stephen KAMIAH, ID, United States 02-20-08
    Stephen KAMIAH, ID, United States 02-20-08 Member Since 2001
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    "Be aware"

    If you don't mind offcolor humor and poorly disguised inuendos as well as some up front dirty talk this is your book. I was disappointed. I tried to listen to it, but just couldn't bear the gutter thought that went into it; wish I had not bought it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Excellent old style radio play"

    If like me you love old style murder mystery radio plays this is definitely for you.
    Filled with great characters, lots of murders and swing jazz playing in the background!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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