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Publisher's Summary

Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician, has become known for baking healthful and popular dog treats at the clinic where she works, in the town of Knobcone Heights, California. When a friend moves away, Carrie buys her bakery and converts half into a Barkery to sell her canine delights. Carrie even works things out for her beloved rescue dog Biscuit to hang out in the dog part of the enterprise. 

But Myra and Harris Ethman, who own a local store selling pet products, hate the new competition - and they're members of one of the town's most elite families. After publicly badmouthing Carrie and antagonizing family and other townsfolk with her big mouth, Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her. Now Carrie must prove she didn't consider the rivalry, nor Myra's nasty criticisms, a sufficient motive to commit murder - before she's collared for the crime.

©2015 Linda O. Johnston (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What listeners say about Bite the Biscuit: A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery

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Boring, no suspense

Way too many details and rambling and very little suspense. The plot is predictable. The main character got on my last nerve with her description of every little detail not even related to the plot. The author probably wants us to make a mental image of the scene but too much is like not enough. I could not finish it. I gave up halfway.

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didn't care for style

written in narrative of the main character including her thoughts, it was like having a diary read to you. Her voice was monotone as well.

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Story OK

Light reading. I found the main character annoying especially all the references about her dog. Not suspenseful. Story was drawn out. Not a favorite.

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So many extra words

It really felt like there was extra detail just for the sake of drawing out drama, not to really add to the story. Could have been 3 hrs shorter.

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Baking for dogs

An okay book it had a nice mystery but the main character spent too much time thinking about her attractiveness to all males .

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Hard pass

Not engaging, the character is flat and the dialogue is unrealistic. Why in the world Carrie (main character) would go to a funeral of the victim where her children are crying because she wants to show she’s not scared of people gossiping about her is completely insane. The fight in the beginning between the main character and victim almost is interesting but not really- and the whole story is based on that event. Couldn’t get into the description of the town or characters although the bakery slash dog bakery is a cute idea. The main character just makes no sense- she bought out her friends bakery and then when her friend calls to check on her- Carrie wonders if her friend had motive to kill her. Basically she’s just not a good person and I can’t empathize with her being accused of a crime she didn’t commit. The romantic parts of you can call them that feel forced. Then again in the it doesn’t make sense category- she says I don’t need a man to do things for me but then has guys around her nonstop stepping in protecting her or her only feeling safe when they’re around. Finally, the police officers are totally unrealistic- mostly the dialogue but their actions too.

Guess I know why it was free on audible. Also the narration is super boring and doesn’t bring anything to life- not sure if I can blame the writing or narration but both are bland.

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Annoyed the whole time

The story was a cute idea. There was a lot of filler and repetitive lines. The Main character was unbelievable. She really didn't know the guy liked her? She was so wishy-washy. She made poor choices all along. It wasn't fair to drag this book along for so many pages/hours, then wrap up the big reveal in 20 min...which was barely thought-out... ANNOYED.

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Yikes

It's not that it's a bad story, but not much to it. Narrator maintains monotone reading though cheery through entire book. I had high hopes for this book since I've worked in a veterinary office and love to bake. But even the chocolate chip cookie scare was ridiculous since one chocolate chip cookie given to the smallest chihuahua would likely not cause more than vomiting. Yes, chocolate is bad for your dog, but requires a certain amount of chocolate consumed per pound of pet to cause anything scary. Not to mention, milk chocolate being much safer than dark or bakers chocolate. But hey, it's fiction I guess.

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Three strikes, you're out

Such a cute story line idea but I had to restart it during chapter two three times because it couldn't keep my attention. Not sure if the problem is the narrating or the writing, but it's time for me to delete this listen and move on.

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Not good.

This book is just one big run-on sentence, making it difficult to listen to. I'm not sure if it was the way it was written or the way it was read.

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