The groundbreaking, however, is marred by the discovery of a man's body nearby, on Qwill's own property, no less. Could it be the work of the killer who used the same MO in northern Michigan? And why does Qwill's sage Siamese, Koko, keep insisting that his human read him a book that Qwill can't stand? Then there's the sudden appearance of what seem to be wild turkeys, which haven't been present in Moose County for 30 years. Could Qwill be hallucinating?
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"The tale is as cozy as an hour spent cuddling your favorite cat." (Publishers Weekly)
"George Guidall does his usual superb job of bringing alive Quill, the good citizens of Mooseville, and even the cats." (AudioFile)
When you are harassed in traffic, and need a light listen so you can still concentrate on the stop & go bumper in front of you, this is the pleasant listen you need.
A better book / plot. The prior "The Cat Who" books had strong plot, an engaging mystery, and a different writing style. This book appears to be ghost written.
It's turned me off from the subsequent books in this series. This one is inconsistent with character development in the prior books and the writing style is stilted and inconsistent with prior books as well. Was this ghost written? The plot (or lack thereof) meanders without purpose and there is almost no "mystery" to speak of.
The narrator appears only to have a few voices / affections. The high-pitched, very fast narration used for the support cast of characters is always the same, making characters indistinguishable from each other. Whenever he voices a character other than Qwill, he speaks very fast as if on fast-forward.
Do not be mistaken - "The Cat Who" series is no longer a mystery series.
There is something so comforting about visiting a place we know so well. Not a deep story but fun and familiar.
Koko is the BEST. The way Koko is written, you know Lillian Jackson Braun had cats and hits all of their quirks.
His voice is so comforting, almost soothing. And his character voices brings the dialog to life.
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