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M. Grigsby

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  • Weighty Matters

  • Until the Fat Ladies Sing Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Linda P. Kozar
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When a traveling circus comes to the town of Wachita, Texas bad things begin to happen under the Big Top. Super-sized sleuths, Sue Jan and Lovita take to the tents to track down a crazy clown killer, even though Lovita is fixing to give birth in just a few short weeks. And if that's not enough, a scary Sasquatch is sighted in the Wachita woods, attracting a TV news reporter, a Bigfoot investigative team and a reality show film crew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 6

  • By MeDi on 11-25-16

Big Tent, Big Foot and Big Mess!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Would you listen to Weighty Matters again? Why?

Usually I don't relisten do audio book but in the case of "Weighty Matters" I might listen again. There was so much going on and so many new characters it wouldn't hurt to remind myself of who is whom.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lovita is my favorite character in the series because she is the voice of sanity and reason. I love the way she balances Sue Jan's craziness.

What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michelle Babb has an excellent handle on the Texas accent and just the right emphasis on the southern lady persona!

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

There were many times throughout this read I found myself laughing out loud at either something that a was said or something that was done.

  • Felony Fruitcake

  • When the Fat Ladies Sing, Book 5
  • By: Linda Kozar
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

When Sue Jan and the gals at the Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique set out the egg nog and fruitcake at their annual Christmas soiree, they have no idea the town's senior citizen playboy, Bubba Bustalet, will be hit on the noggin with the fruitcake before the night is over.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 5

  • By MeDi on 11-10-16

Oh What Fun!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

"Felony Fruitcake" is Sue Jan's solo crime solving case. She is as always hilarious but I must admit I missed the balance and voice of reason the character of Lovita provides.

Would you recommend Felony Fruitcake to your friends? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend this book as well as this series to my friends. I love books about empowered women.and when you add in a dash of humor, you can't go wrong.

What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love all of the accents Michelle Babbage brings to the table along with her perfect timing for the one liners.

Could you see Felony Fruitcake being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I could absolutely see Felony Fruitcake make into a movie or t.v. series using Ricky Lake and Melissa McCarthy as the stars.

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  • That Wasn't Chicken

  • Until the Fat Ladies Sing Cozy Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Linda Kozar
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Murder, mystery meat, and morning sickness! Hudson and Lovita are expecting, and she's having trouble keeping food down for the first time in her life. Her best friend, Sue Jan, is busy juggling mommyhood. The Crown of Glory Beauty Salon and Boutique is busier than a one-toothed man in a corn-on-the-cob-eating contest. Things are great until a handsome law intern disappears after an argument with their top stylist's once-upon-a-time wayward son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 4

  • By MeDi on 11-03-16

Watch Out For Those Sausages!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

What made the experience of listening to That Wasn't Chicken the most enjoyable?

The wit and whimsical way southern women express themselves and share their insight is priceless. the narration of "That's Not Chicken"by Michelle Babb conveys this charm and then some.

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

I thought I knew where this plot was heading but there were twists and turns that surprised me from start to finish. I aS quite entertained from start to finish.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

My favorite character performed by Michelle Babbage was Sue Jan. She was full of spit, vinegar and charm!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love the way these women bicker amongst themselves; yet, love and support each other dearly. The most moving part of the storyline was when Sis Jan and Lovita informed the ladies at Crowning Glory that they were taking them on vacation.

  • Dead As a Doornail

  • When The Fat Ladies Sing, Book 3
  • By: Linda Kozar
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

With her wedding to Hudson just months away, all Lovita's plans seem to be going awry. A crooked politician is running for mayor, his girlfriend is opening a new beauty shop, and the contractor building Sue Jan and Monroe's dream home is found dead. To top it all off, the money from the high school band's fundraiser has disappeared. Before Lovita walks down the aisle, the girls have to nail a killer, uncover missing band fundraiser money, save their beauty shop, and rescue the town of Wachita. Piece of cake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun who did it.

  • By Jean on 09-11-16

A Little Slice of Southern Hilarity

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was my first audio book. I don't have a long commute to work; so I never consider using audible. However, I've discovered they are great to listen to while crafting, sewing, bathing and just plain relaxing. "Dead as a Doornail" is a short but hilarious look at what happens when big city people try to change small town folks who.like things just the way they are. There's murder, stolen money, hillbilly relatives an election and an upcoming wedding.. Who said small town life is boring?

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

The plot centers around two voluptuous, life long beasties, Lovita and Sue Jan. The ladies run the O'Brien of Glory' hair salon where they advertise they are experts in 'dresses and stresses. When the contractor for Sue Jan's dream home is found murdered, her husband Monroe is accused of the crime. since he is running for political office could this investigation be politically motivated? The answer to that question will keep you on the edge of your seat with curiosity and laughter.

What about Michelle Babb’s performance did you like?

Michelle Babb's certainly knows her southern drawl. I felt just as though I had stepped into small town southern life. Her sound effects and voice inflection was perfect for this read.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Welcome to Wichita, Texas where skinny girls need not apply

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