Bed, Breakfast, and Bones

A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
Series: Ravenwood Cove Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (564 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who's buried in her garden!

What should've been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number-one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.

Sure, she could pack her bags and travel back to LA...or should she dig in, heal from her failed romance, and find a whole new set of friends and adventures in Ravenwood Cove?

And how could a quiet little coastal village have so many secrets?

©2016 Carolyn Dean (P)2016 Carolyn Dean

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Cute First Mystery But Reader Was Poor

If you could sum up Bed, Breakfast, and Bones in three words, what would they be?

A cute first mystery with lots of potential for the series

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was horrible. It took all I had to hang in with this book. I'm usually not that choosy but this was not at all professional. It was like having a friend read out loud from a book. Please check the sample BEFORE buying. I had bought the book first and just added the audible portion without checking first. If this is the reader for the series, I won't be continuing.

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

If it wasn't for the reader, I could have easily listened all in one sitting.

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Made myself finish this

The story wasn't great but the narrator was awful. Her fake laughter in her voice whenever anything remotely2amusing was read was so annoying. Would not recommend.

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Good book; Need a professional reader/narrator.

Loved the characters and story.
PLEASE get another reader without the harsh, flat accent and voice. It's not a professional voice for narration.

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cup of hot chocolate cozy

great read I thought the voice was Jst fine. cozy indeed. I would recommend this book.

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Cozy and fun

I enjoyed the characters and the town used for the story. I hope the author next book is on audible

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Narrator no

I have bought the second story in ebook instead of audio to see due to my annoyance with the narrator.

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Narrator ruined an already “just ok” cozy mystery.

Felt like narrator was speaking to preschoolers. Cozy mysteries are already a soft mystery add a narrator who enunciates like she’s talking to preschool children and it’s unbearable.

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Narrator was so terrible I could not finish

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Gail Hedrick?

Anyone else. I'm sorry but this reader was so terrible I could not listen to this book. She sounded like someone who was reading a book for the first time in her life. She sounded like someone reading a book or an actor reading from a script as opposed to someone who brings life to characters or has emotion. This narrator was very emotionless.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I cannot review the story because the reader was so annoying.

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Loved the story. The Reader was okay.

I enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to the next book. Just the reader could have been a little better but not the worst I've heard.

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I'll be reading more

I stumbled upon this book by accident but I'm sure glad I did. it had a great mystery and many interesting characters.

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  • 05-28-17

A five star story

This is an extremely well written and compelling story with lovable, believable characters. While the narrator has quite a strong American accent, it wasn't unlistenable, in fact I listened to the whole thing in one sitting. The dropped 🌟 on my scoring was for the sound tech, as the voice was very tinny at times. However, don't let this put you off because you'll be missing out on a great tail 😻👍

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  • Laura
  • 02-03-17

good book

loved it, nice and easy to listen to. great when doing the house work can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-03-18

Easy read and enjoyable<br />

The only problem was there is much of a delay between each chapter, its annoying.

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  • Teddy
  • 11-10-17

Loved it!

Mystery enough to keep me intrigued, interesting characters enough to keep me interested and cozy enough to count as truth-in-advertising. I loved this book enough to buy the next two in the series within minutes of finishing this one.

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  • Jaye Hardy
  • 07-21-17

BED BREAKFAST AND BONES

ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T USUALLY GET BOOK'S WITHOUT KNOWING MUCH ABOUT THEM
BUT THIS 1 CAUGHT MY EYE, I DIDN'T GET THE OTHERS TILL I'D LIS6TENED TO THE 1ST ONE OTHER THAN A COUPLE MISTAKES ( like putting on jeans & top on upstairs to getting in the car 5 mins later in the car she's cold cause. she's only got her nighty on!!!)
all in all a great start to the series just about to get the rest of the series

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  • Mr
  • 05-16-17

Great Story love the book<br /><br />

This is such a great book. The story was so good I could not stop listening . Looking foward to you next book good luck vicki nice UK

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-17

great storyline

Really enjoyed this looking forward to more from this author. bit of everything for everyone

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  • Trina H
  • 10-26-18

Great cosy mystery

Loved all the characters of the town and their relationships. Didn’t pick the murderer. Would like to see where the relationship with the detective goes, so will have to read the next book.

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  • cozy lover
  • 10-02-18

A Fun Read<br />

Just enough mystery, not too predictable. A touch of romance. Good characters.
Very enjoyable cosy read.

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  • Samantha
  • 09-29-17

Fantastic read

Great first book of the series, can't wait to read more. Great narration as well. Reminds me of Body Mover's series by Stephanie Bond, High Heels by Gemma Halliday or Mafia Mysteries by Gina LaManna with a cool small beach town vibe. Definitely recommended.