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With Baited Breath Audiobook

With Baited Breath

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Publisher's Summary

Tori Cannon and her grandfather, Herb, return from her grandmother's funeral. With sadness, she learns that the bait shop and small motel her grandparents ran has fallen on hard times.

Jammed into one of the motel's units is the body of one of Herb's customers, his mouth filled with spikes. The victim had no enemies, except for maybe the rich woman who wanted to level his eyesore of a home. But he also had a daughter, who resents that her father wasn't a major force in her life, and some friends who were anything but friends.

Tori's friend, Kathy, arrives to help spruce up the property, and the two find themselves mixed up in the petty jealousies and deadly consequences that murder entails. Can they save the bait shop and find a murderer or will they, too, sleep with the fishes?

With Baited Breath comes with the short story "Panty Raid", a Tori Cannon-Kathy Grant minimystery. Tori Cannon and her BFF, Kathy Grant, get together for a girl's weekend of wine, cookies, and laughter, but there's also the specter of a panty pincher hanging around the laundry room of the complex where Tori lives. Kathy thinks they can catch the culprit red-handed in a panty raid!

©2015 Lorraine Bartlett (P)2015 Lorraine Bartlett

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 06-03-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 06-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A very good beginning"

    This book had me at page 1. The characters and setting that Lorraine Bartlett created are very likeable and believable. I look forward to the next book in this series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Northmead, Australia 07-08-15
    Ian Northmead, Australia 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Kathunk!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's not a bad idea.
    But it feels like the first draft of a great book.
    Honestly the bones are there but it really needs a second, third and final draft.


    Any additional comments?

    Every time a character needs something it shows up out of the blue.
    Need a contractor ... a contractor appears.
    Need a fixer upper ... a fixer upper appears.
    Need money ... a winning lottery ticket appears.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 06-26-15
    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great New Series"
    What did you love best about With Baited Breath?

    I loved the characters, the setting and the story. Lots of interesting
    stuff. Room to grow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of With Baited Breath?

    I don't really like questions like this. One should never give away the plot. The story was very interesting and left me wanting more without feeling like I was left hanging.


    Which character – as performed by Heather Masters – was your favorite?

    I liked all the characters but not in love with the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Great start of a new series, excited to see where it goes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    P. Priest (Webster, NY) 06-10-15
    P. Priest (Webster, NY) 06-10-15
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    "An Excellent Book and Excellent Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of With Baited Breath to be better than the print version?

    I loved the print version, but Healther Masters is such a great narrator, that I really enjoyed listening to it in audio!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tori, the main character, because she has so many hurdles to overcome, and it's fun to see how she overcomes them, with the help of her friends and Gramps.


    Which character – as performed by Heather Masters – was your favorite?

    I love how she plays men. It actually makes me laugh, she is so talented.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, because Heather makes the characters jump to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Lorraine is an excellent author, and I'm so happy she has Heather narrating some of her books now. It makes them even better, if that is possible, because they're great to begin with.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Voracious reader 09-26-16
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    I think if there was a different narrator I would have liked the book more. She doesn't do voices very well unless she makes them sound mean and gruff. The voice of the main character sounded like a young teen although Tory was supposed to be 29 yrs old. It made for awkward listening. Not sure I liked it enough to listen to another in the series. Still on the fence about this one.

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    Buttons Lititz, PA 05-09-16
    Buttons Lititz, PA 05-09-16
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    "Loved it!"

    Very well written and down to earth . A surprise ending and feel good mystery !

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    Zak 08-20-15
    Zak 08-20-15
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    "Very well read, perfectly written. "

    I've listened to "With Baited Breath" twice now in my travels across the country. As a professional Truck Driver, I am constantly changing my music, news, comedy, sports, and audiobook listening preferences.

    Knowing Heather in high school, and having been in radio broadcasting and voice over production myself, I gave this a little extra attention while listening.

    Her characters, accents, changes in rhythm and phrasing; along with smooth, clear and enunciated speech made this book a pleasure to listen to both times.

    I look forward to more audio titles with Heather's voice painting the picture for me as I run the interstates of this country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anita 08-08-15
    Anita 08-08-15
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    "Fun cozy mystery"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of With Baited Breath?

    I liked the friendship between the women. The scenes between Kathy and Tori were my favorite


    What about Heather Masters’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed all the characters voices. I thought it was fun how she incorporated the Rochester accent in some of the characters. It brought an authentic quality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scenes where Tori and Anissa talk about their lost loved ones were nicely written


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    M. Jackson 07-29-15
    M. Jackson 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun, refreshing book!"

    I really enjoyed listening to With Baited Breath. I though it was a fun, "chick lit" type of book. In our culture of Real Housewives, I really appreciated the supportive and kind friendships between the women. I was drawn in by the story and thought the narration was excellent. I also found it super refreshing to be able to listen to a mystery novel with my 14 year old daughter in the car. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jnalpath Harrisburg, PA United States 07-10-15
    Jnalpath Harrisburg, PA United States 07-10-15
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    "Great mystery to listen"
    What made the experience of listening to With Baited Breath the most enjoyable?

    Loved the characters and the storyline. Kept me engaged for hours


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Loved the repoire between Tori and Gramps.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Tori sees the motel units. I had to rewind just to hear it again!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me chuckle in a few spots


    Any additional comments?

    Great series would recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Tempewytch
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
    6/12/15
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    "Murder brings friends together"
    Would you listen to With Baited Breath again? Why?

    With out a doubt, a gentle murder mystery with a wonderful twist.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Annissa, she is tough enough to cope with sudden death and the loss of her job, pick her self up and get on with life!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The scene between Annissa and Biggy or the hospital scene near the end (frankly it is hard to pick any scene as they were all good!)


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

    Yes and I pretty much did!


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next in the series with .. well .. bated breath!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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