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  • Dying for a Date

  • Laurel McKay Mysteries
  • By: Cindy Sample
  • Narrated by: Pilar Uribe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119

Unsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE LOVE CLUB, a popular local dating service. Dressed to kill, she meets bachelor number one at a trendy restaurant. But the date is a bust, literally, when the guy decides Laurel is dessert, and she breaks his nose with her cell phone. It gets even worse when the man is found murdered the next morning, and Laurel has his blood on her clothes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Book to listen to on a Roadtrip

  • By Ad on 02-05-14

Fun plot, odd narration, irritating character.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The main character is generally frustratingly stupid. It made the book hard to get through, and I found myself HOPING something bad (but maybe not too bad) would happen to her. The story itself is pretty good, though, for the most part.

Would you be willing to try another one of Pilar Uribe’s performances?

No. I'm not sure if she was reading off a poorly timed teleprompter, or what, but the cadence is off-putting and her inflection on the jokes is nonexistent. There are a lot of odd pauses where there shouldn't be any (like if Siri read you a book) and it regularly pulled me out of the story. Her voices were pretty good for the different characters, though.

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