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Jed Had to Die Audiobook

Jed Had to Die

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Publisher's Summary

The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky, get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can't find a decent cup of coffee for at least 40 miles. Twelve years later an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

Upon her return she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy who had followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep, is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he's wearing a sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton, along with half the town. In a town where the biggest crime happened the day someone kicked a few of his cows, people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she's only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she's keeping.

When you've been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can't stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that Jed had to die.

©2016 Tara Sivec (P)2016 Audiobooks.com Publishing

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "HILARIOUS COFFEE ADVENTURES!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jed Had to Die to be better than the print version?

    i am sure it is, but I only listened!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was funny....snarky characters and small town shenanigans!!!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the whole town confesses!!!! LOL


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

    I laughed a lot...no tears!!!


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    THIS WAS A HILARIOUS GOOD TIME!!!! Peyton is a budding entrepreneur...running a small coffee shop called Liquid Crack...which sounds like an awesome coffee shop and we need them for realz asap!!!! She gets a call informing her, her best friend Emma Jo was beaten badly...so she rushes home...a mystery ensues...there is a hottie Sheriff... and a Lot of Wine....true friendship prevails in this hilarious little story and it all works out in the end...Sometimes it is worth it to go home again!!!

    LOVED IT AND NEED MORE ASAP....WHY HAVE I NOT READ TARA SIVEC? I RECOMMEND AND AM BUYING ALL HER BOOKS ASAP!!!

    OH AND JED REALLY DID HAVE TO DIE!! LOL

    OH AND NARRATION WAS SUPER GREAT!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 11-15-16
    Vicki 11-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'

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    "!!! LIQUID CRACK !!!"

    Coffee Mug: A good friend knows how you take your coffee...A great friend adds booze!

    The publisher's summary is spot on with plenty of detail which drew me to this book and reviews telling how hilarious it is.

    If you haven't experienced small town living think of something like 'The Andy Griffith Show...Mayberry RFD.' Everyone knows everyone and they're all over each others business. This is why Payton left Bald Knob, Kentucky and moved to Chicago where she opens a coffee shop named Liquid Crack.

    Payton receives an emergency phone call and returns to Bald Knob to help a friend. A few days later her friends husband 'Jed' is found dead. The hilarious investigation and antics of Payton and girl friends begin....

    As I said this book is hilarious, there's also a hot sexy relationship with the sheriff (all I'm saying about that, you have to listen :), fun, mystery and girlfriends bonding and supporting each other.

    Tara Sivec has a great sense of humor, fun, and laughter in her writing.

    Amy McFadden gives a very funny, comical, hilarious performance.

    Worth a credit/$$ Absolutely. I'll listen to this book over and over.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 12-19-16
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 12-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What a happy surprise!"

    When I give a 5 star review it's because the book is a classic and I'd recommend it to anyone or it surprised the crap out of me and earned the stars in its genre. This book is the latter. I often enjoy the cozy mysteries between reading more hard core thrillers. There are a lot of good, fun cozies out there, but they do become formulaic and predictable. Jed Had to Die broke the pattern. It's hilarious. The way the story develops between the main actors and the townspeople was a brilliant way to tell the tale. It's also got smexy scenes, downright very cozy. So, if you like coffee, enjoy sarcastic humor, and throw in a little mystery, quirky characters and a hottie this is a good book for you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 02-09-17
    Jennifer 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hilarious and Intriguing"

    Jed Had to Die is a clever, funny, sexy, high-energy read that kept me laughing and guessing until the end. Tara Sivec never disappoints. Her brand of comedy plus chemistry plus intriguing mystery is always a home-run. But the coffee cup sayings may have been my most favorite part of the entire story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    H Price Jackson, MIchigan 01-24-17
    H Price Jackson, MIchigan 01-24-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Molly Harper + The Dixie Chicks"
    Any additional comments?

    Take Molly Harper's wit and locales, add the black humor of "Goodbye Earl" from the Dixie Chicks, and the character of Felony Melanie from "Sweet Home Alabama," and you've got the basic structure of "Jed Had To Die."

    But as much as there are many aspects of this romantic mystery that are reminiscent of other works, it stands on its own as an original. "Jed Had To Die" is warm, funny, and sweet. And I highly recommend it.

    And Amy McFadden? Perfect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    julser Arizona 01-23-17
    julser Arizona 01-23-17 Member Since 2014

    hate to say I'm hopeless romantic. I'm also realistic, funny, straight forward. Enjoy a good gripping audible book to take me away.

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    "Blueberry Pie!!!"
    Would you listen to Jed Had to Die again? Why?

    I would listen to this book have to I laughed out loud


    What other book might you compare Jed Had to Die to and why?

    NO WAY! this author is one talented writer to bring this story it breaks the stress of everyday life. Laughter sooth the soul!!


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    Amy was great!


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

    Laugh! Laugh! and OH ! LAUGH....TOTALLY AWESOME!


    Any additional comments?

    WE NEED MORE TIRA....PLEASE!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Dunn 01-22-17
    Sandra Dunn 01-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Light sweet and funny"

    The story was cute as all heck, the characters hilarious and funny. Leo like the icing on top, sweet, smooth and mouthwatering.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Holland 01-19-17
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    "Hilarious!"

     I really enjoyed this book. Tara always delivers with a hilarious novel. Amy McFadden totally rocked it with the audiobook!

     *This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zandalee 01-23-17
    Zandalee 01-23-17
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    "Small town filled with mystery & boisterous comedy"

    I had no expectations going into this book, but after finishing it, I am thoroughly fulfilled. It was hilarious through and through. I really enjoyed the first person point of view and the extra little police interviews that never failed to give me hardy belly laughs. I was surprsied with how well the elements of humor, romance, mystery, and sexiness were balanced throughout the entire novel.
    Big fan of the narrator! I'll admit I hit replay every time she said "muskrats!"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Olivia 01-18-17
    Olivia 01-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Drinking games, hot guy, dead husband"

    This story was so much fun to listen to. The narration was fantastic! Had to laugh out loud at all of the drinking game words. Throw in one hot geeky guy turned stud muffin and it bacame a match made I heaven. I loved the ending. Everything was rounded out really well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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