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Very interesting and enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-19

I really enjoyed this book, however, I felt the heroine was made week by the narrator’s performance. She seemed to me to be almost whispering the story. The character is a strong one and needs a strong voice to represent her. I see that a new narrator is assigned in book 3 and I may just skip over book 2. I really enjoyed this character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Do not bother

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Performance is awful and really ruins the story although that is also weak. It is not worth the price and I will ask for my money back!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Very entertaining and enjoyable!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

What a fun set of stories! I just purchased book 3 and can’t wait to start it .

Sally does it again! What a wonderful group!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I love the friendship that abounds in Sally's books. I wish there was a yarn store like this near me :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I do not fish but

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-16

This series just gets better and better. Great story, beautiful descriptions -you can even picture yourself standing in these rivers. On to #4! It is additive!

What can I say?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-14

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

It made me laugh, it made me cry but most of all it made me sick!

Any additional comments?

Read this book!!!! It is excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Grabs you and keeps you1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-13

Any additional comments?

Half way through this audio book I went online to check for other books in this series. Audio does not currently have any. Darn!

I was held captive from the very first chapter. Great story and I loved the detail. (Also got lots of work done on my remodeling project because it kept me in the room)

At first I though I would have trouble with the Mr Hicks performance but I am so glad I did not give up. I settled into his voice and presentation and soon felt he was perfect as Terry!

This was an excellent story and a perfect performance. Audible - I'm waiting for other Terry Rankin books and please keep Mr Hicks as the reader. He is Terry!

Another really light and fun mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-13

What made the experience of listening to Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund the most enjoyable?

I was excited to see Dixie is coming out of her mourning. This will be interesting to watch this unfold. I also really love how Blaize Clement develops the animal's personality and you get a good picture of the animals.

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

Not on the edge, but very interested and engaged. I loved "the snake" episode - very creative and Paco was funny.

What about Julia Gibson’s performance did you like?

Her voice fits in perfectly. Please keep her for the other books from the series that your are going to record!

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

yes, I cried when she had to put down little Maime, the dachshund. It brought back memories.

Any additional comments?

These are not mind twister mysteries. They are just a very enjoyable "read" a way to relax while you are doing something else that doesn't require your concentration.

Audible, get the rest of this series recorded!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

A fun mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Would you listen to Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter again? Why?

yes. This is a really cute, light mystery and there are dogs and cats in it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

the ways she relates to dogs and cats.

Which character – as performed by Julia Gibson – was your favorite?

Dixie, but I enjoyed Michael and Paco, too.

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

Yes but I couldn't. As soon as I walked back into the house, I turned it on and I even took it on the walk Dolly (my dog) and I took. It was a great book to knit to.

Any additional comments?

I see there is only one more of this series on Audible but Amazon has several and one new one is due out in July 2013. I sure hope Audible decides to record these. On to the next one.

A Jewel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-12

Any additional comments?

I first encountered Kate Morton’s books in May of 2011 and have waited anxiously for each new Audible publication. But in my opinion “The Secret Keeper” is her finest so far. Her character development is beautifully done and her ability to have the reader travel back and forth between eras is accomplished smoothly and effortlessly. I found myself totally enmeshed in the lives of Jimmy and Dorothy and Vivian and when the story moved to present day, I became a member of Laurel’s family and “saw” each of her sisters and her brother clearly. As a firm believer in “degrees of separation”, the twists and turns this story took on its journey were totally believable. For 19 wonderful hours I was lost in the lives of others and am so sorry the story has ended.

I need to also say that without Caroline Lee’s narration much would be lost. I have enjoyed her presentation of each of the other Kate Morton books that I have listened too.

If you like history, a mystery, a love story and a well-executed book, do not hesitate to select “The Secret Keeper”. It is a real keeper!

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