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Charleston, SC, United States
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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

The Perfect Book to listen to on a Roadtrip

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

Reviewed: 02-05-14

If you could sum up Dying for a Date in three words, what would they be?

This book is funny, smart, and entertaining. My experience with crime fiction is limited, so to find a book of this genre that is also funny was a surprise. While the coincidences of the criminal events are quite imaginative, they are grounded in real-world events that make them quite believable.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part of the story is Laurel. Another reviewer used the perfect word: zany. Her Lucille Ball style antics kept me laughing out loud while her initial naiveté about the events around her were endearing.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is at the beginning where she runs onto the field to defend her son from the bully on the other team. So clueless! That could have been me.

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

I raced through this book and would have loved to have the time to finishing it all at once.

Any additional comments?

I don't usually listen to books on tape on car trips, because the voices start to sound the same and lull me into a dangerous sleepy mode. The narrator for this book, however, had a great lively voice, that kept things interesting, without overplaying it. Perfect for the title. I hope to hear more from her.

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