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Dog Lady

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Slow start

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

I bought this book after reading the second book in the series. I wish I had read them in order. Maybe I would have better understood what was happening. I didn't like the book at first because the demon was not likable. When the story finally gets going, though, it's pretty compelling, and you must pay attention to what is happening. I bought this book as an Audible book, and really enjoyed the narrator. He seemed to voice the character perfectly.

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Good hard-boiled

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-15

This was a pretty good yarn with some funny moments and situations. The added narration was very good.

Excruciating

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-15

As a dog lover, I can honestly share this story was very hard to get through. The search is excruciating, and the author portrays her feelings very well. I truly don't know how she went on with her search. It's short enough to read at one sitting, and I kept reading until the end!

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Excellent!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-15

A very entertaining book with a very nice ending. I will be reading more of the Joe Dillard series. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys courtroom drama and/or mysteries.

Far fetched but exciting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-15

I enjoyed listening to the audiobook on headphones. The sound was almost too low to listen without headphones, even turned up all the way. The narrator has a whispery voice that in many spots is hard to hear. However, he read it very well.
The story, as I mentioned, was far fetched, and required a suspension of belief akin to science fiction. The plot has many twists and turns that very conveniently rescue the protagonists just in time. But, all in all, very enjoyable.

A very fun read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

This is just the kind of mystery I like - a mostly serious tale with spots of humor throughout. Not only that, but it kept me guessing, then when I did figure it out, I had to keep reading to be sure I was right!
An alcoholic protagonist who is in recovery gave some welcome insight into that world, detailing her encouraging support system, secrecy issues, and struggles with relapse.
I bought both the book and narration, and the tone of the narrator was spot on. I ended up not reading, but listening to the whole thing. I will definitely be listening to or reading more by this author. (My five-star ratings are reserved for books I would read again, and those are very rare.)

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An artisanal book

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-15

This to me was representational of many sixties books. I bought both the book and narration, but ended up only listening, because the narration was excellent. It is the artfully written story of a most disfunctional family, jarred into self-awakening by a momentous event.

Intriguing premise but over sweet in spots

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I enjoyed this book and now must read the next one. This book sets up the next in the series! I probably wouldn't read the next book if I weren't curious about the outcome. I didn't dislike this book,but I didn't love it either.

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Pretty good

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I was indifferent to this book. I don't think I liked the characters. There was just something about the book that put me off. The narrator did a great job, but his voice sounded like the voice of a certain news person on television. From that point on, the face of the newsman was pasted onto the character, and it spoiled all the love scenes for me. Try as I might, I couldn't shake the image! I'm not sure if this was what spoiled the book for me, but if I had read it instead, I may have liked it better.

Intriguing plot

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I purchased this audiobook and listened to it over a weekend. It's a compelling story of a girl who vanishes from a small town in Maine, a mystery with a touch of the supernatural. I enjoyed the locale and the warm characters.