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Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons Audiobook

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons: Rose Gardner Mystery #2

When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there's not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren't bad enough, Rose's older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis.
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When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she's lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she's picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men's restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there's not a cotton picking thing she can do about it.

Or is there?

As if things weren't bad enough, Rose's older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can't commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn't about to let the best thing in her life slip away.

©2012 Denise Swank (P)2014 Denise Swank

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    J.C.D. 03-15-16
    J.C.D. 03-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "CUTE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a light and frothy romantic suspense that doesn't require too much concentration. It's enjoyable and entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons to and why?

    Most Janet Evanovich books.


    Which character – as performed by Frances Fuller – was your favorite?

    Rose - she's a lovable airhead.


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

    No, it was enjoyable not heart-wrenching.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Longdail Arizona 03-06-16
    Jennifer Longdail Arizona 03-06-16
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    "Amazing Series"

    This is a fast paced series. No luls or struggling to get through.
    As a matter of fact, it's very hard to make yourself take a break from listening or reading.
    This is a highly addictive series with good strong characters, laugh out loud situations, crying out loud moments and edge of your seat drama unfolding time and time again.
    I love Rose...she's funny and fun, maddening and goofy, brave and reckless, innocent and inventive and just plain interesting.
    wonderful narration too!

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    John Lewisville, TX, United States 07-30-15
    John Lewisville, TX, United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Good for the genre"

    This second book in the Rose Gardner series is good for the niche into which it falls in the "cosy" genre (plucky small town heroine investigates in her own and gets herself into hilarious trouble). This type of book often seems too "precious," but the author rides the line well. The narrator's twang no longer grates as it did with the first book, but I was distracted by mistakes, such as one time when she said "detective" when "defendant" was clearly meant, and mispronunciations ("incarcenation" instead of "incarceration").

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    Stephanie E. O'Neill 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh, Leaves Something to Be Desired"

    This wasn't nearly as interesting or engaging as the first book. The narrator speaks at about a quarter of the speed and mispronounces a ton of words, if not uses the wrong ones altogether. The story seems a bit forced. I'm not sure I'll continue the series.

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    Southern Bibliophile 07-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Meaningless Apologies"

    Her stories are very entertaining, however, naiveté will only last for so long b4 her behavior jus comes across as a plot mechanism to get her in trouble in order 2b rescued. Knowingly causing loved ones 2 worry, then a useless apology after the act is dishonest & manipulative.

    I'd still recommend the series and will read the 3rd bk but I really hope the author plans on having Rose use common sense when deliberating her future actions.

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    JenWith CT 05-05-16
    JenWith CT 05-05-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Needs a different narrator"

    I read the first book the conventional way (on my Kindle) and listened to the audio version for book 2. I liked the story line and want to continue with this series but the narrator may hold me back from listening instead of actually reading the series. Overall, it's a cozy mystery/love story. No great American novel here but a good, easy read for vacations on the beach.

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    BonSue 05-02-16
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    "Cute second book in the series"

    This one had a few too many silly scenes, But it was still a fun read and I love the narrators voice enough that I will be buying book number three.

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    Otto John Fajen Columbia, MO United States 04-06-16
    Otto John Fajen Columbia, MO United States 04-06-16
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    "A Must Read"

    This is a funny read, and gives you a laugh. A great sequel to twenty eight and a half wishes. Can't wait to read the next one.

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    jennifer Morales 04-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    great narrator, great characters. glad Joe and rose didn't break up. I can't wait to hear the rest of the series.

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    Misty EUREKA, CA, US 03-30-16
    Misty EUREKA, CA, US 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loving this series"

    I'm loving this series so far. The main character reminds me of Sookie Stackhouse if you have listened to those books. Rose the main character of this book is a sassy southern gal who you can't help but to like! The book has comedy, mystery and love. I really like the narrater she does great impressions for the elderly characters.

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