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Wicked Autumn Audiobook
Wicked Autumn
Written by: 
G. M. Malliet
Narrated by: 
Michael Page
Wicked Autumn Audiobook

Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max's training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play. As the investigation unfolds, Max becomes more intricately involved. Memories he'd rather not revisit are stirred, evoking the demons from the past which led him to Nether Monkslip.

©2011 G.M. Malliet (P)2011 Dreamscape Media

What the Critics Say

"Agatha Award–winning author Malliet (Death of a Cozy Writer) debuts a superb new series... You’ll marvel at the author’s low-key humor and crystal-clear depictions of small-town life... Malliet, like Louise Penny, brings a contemporary freshness to the traditional mystery." (Library Journal)

"Malliet has mastered the delights of the cozy mystery so completely that she seems to be channeling Agatha Christie... with a hero who adds sex appeal to the mix... includes snippets of ironic humor...making the story even more delicious...winning." (Booklist)

"[A]n authentic village mystery that also pokes fun at the conventions...Malliet deftly juggles all of her characters...the murder plot here is quite devious and the motive quite evil.... The author provides a story that works on several levels, including the pleasure of a visit to a traditional English village." (January magazine)

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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 11-03-12
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 11-03-12

    Narrative makes the world go round.

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    "promising start to series, but wordy"

    a propos nothing, she said heavy-handedly, as it were...

    Listening to this, I suspect the prose will be better in future instalments - Malliet has other novels under her belt. And the humour in this village cozy-spoof warrants a download of the next novel in the series. If, however, you're choosing between print and audio format for this first Max Tutor outing, I think print would be better: Narration draws attention to the wordiness.

    Page is not a favourite narrator with me, but he is OK here, and he gets the tone just right for this one, including the inside-cozy jokes.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    s 09-21-12
    s 09-21-12
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    "I Love This Author, BUT!"
    Would you try another book from G. M. Malliet and/or Michael Page?

    I am a huge fan of G.M. Malliet. I would definitely try another book. Have greatly enjoyed the ones I have read.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Totally switched. Falling Glass. Adrian McKinty. Gerard Doyle a perfect voice for the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Page’s performances?

    He has a lovely voice, just not suitable for this book. Lovely and too plummy! Seems to miss highlights of humor which this author is good at.


    Do you think Wicked Autumn needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not sure the main character is interesting enough.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry that the initial book on Audible from this author is a disappointment. I am a fan of her other books and am hoping that there will be more on Audible. A more suitable performer who could emphasize the humor and the spitefulness of some of her characters would be recommended.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 03-21-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 03-21-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "A Good New Entry into the Cozy Market"

    Wicked Autumn is a lovely British cozy mystery, set in a small village with interesting, eccentric characters, with a rather novel sleuth -- an ex MI-5 agent who is now an Anglican priest. The characters are engaging, the plot keeps you interested, and you do really care about these people.

    It is so nice to see a new writer of the cozy mystery. May she write many, many more.

    Michael Page, as usual, does a smashing job as narrator.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "It was so-so. The ending was a bit of a surprise"

    I had to hear it several times. The narrator's voice made it hard to focus on the story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-25-14
    Stephen Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good plot but very boring story."
    Would you try another book from G. M. Malliet and/or Michael Page?

    No. Story was filled with way to much irrelevant details and Page was often hard to understand.


    What three words best describe Michael Page’s voice?

    Thick and hard to understand at times.


    Was Wicked Autumn worth the listening time?

    No


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Geiser Canton, OH United States 11-22-12
    J. Geiser Canton, OH United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Just OK"

    I really wanted to like this book and enjoyed the first several chapters where the cast of characters was introduced, and was intrigued by the idea of Max Tudor. Unfortunately, the mystery grew a bit tedious and Max's backstory wasn't as interesting as I'd hoped. The resolution was anticlimactic and there were some plot flaws that grated. The narration was okay but I felt the voice of Max should have been more smooth and charming and less pinched. He sounded a bit peevish at times.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 07-14-16
    Kathy 07-14-16

    Always reading. Audiobooks in the car, in the kitchen, in the sewing room, and paper books in every room in the house.

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    "Mixed feelings"

    Too much describing of characters and too little actual interaction and dialogue. Plot drags along without much activity. Max the vicar turns out to be pretty well rounded as the protagonist, but the other characters are flat and lack personality. Occasional forays into Max's thoughts give a little lift now and then. There are multiple loose ends that have to be tied up clumsily at the end with two characters telling each other what really happened.

    The reader could do a great job with a better book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 05-19-16
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2009
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    "A cozy with lots of humor"
    What did you love best about Wicked Autumn?

    The writing. It was funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wicked Autumn?

    The author kills off a thoroughly unlikable character yet manages to make her sympathetic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the the killer is revealed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I could have.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 04-28-16
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "A cozy British mystery"

    If you like 'em, this one's for you! Along with a few one liners that even had my husband chortling! This one was an Audible suggestion. I'm glad it was as both the author and narrator have been added to our list of preferences!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    successify Sarasota 04-25-16
    successify Sarasota 04-25-16
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    "My new favorite detective"
    Would you listen to Wicked Autumn again? Why?

    I doubt that I would listen to the book again because there are SO many other books in my Library or on my Wish List for this author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wicked Autumn?

    The murder scene and the "witnesses" memories just prior to the murder.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation of the suspect was my favorite. Lots of suspense leading to the "catch". Father Max used his previous calling to outwit the suspect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Father Max catches the usual suspect.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book in exchange for another one and the story, plot and character development convinced me to pursue the entire series. Put this on YOUR WishList!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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