Cat About Town

Cat Cafe Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
Series: Cat Cafe Mystery Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business - and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she's inspired to open a cat cafe. But little does Maddie know that she's in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully.

Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who's come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren't keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she's the cat's pajamas...and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose - and on her path?

©2017 Liz Mugavero (P)2017 Tantor

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Meh

This is a formulaic cozy mystery. The characters are flat but the plot is ok. However , I didn't relate to the characters. I might get the next one to see if it improves.

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For once, I prefer to listen to the voices in my head

I purchased this audio book several months ago. I never made it past the 3rd chapter; unless a book captures my interest within the first couple chapters, I rarely continue. Then, yesterday, I was reviewing Kindle's Recommended books and this book was on my list. I thought the plot sounded interesting and the cat on the cover convinced me to give it a try. I downloaded the book, totally forgetting I had already purchased the Audible version. It wasn't until I opened the book and it prompted me about switching to immersion reading that I realized the book already occupied space in my Audible library.

To my delight, I loved *reading* the book, it was the audio version I don't care for, however. The narrator isn't bad, in fact, she's probably good, but her voice failed to captivate me. Initially I thought it was the story that didn't appeal to me, but since reading the book on Kindle, I realized the narrator's interpretive delivery of the story just didnt match my interpretation, especially of the characters, in my head.

Great READ!

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Pretty good story for the first in a new series

Cate Conte crafted a pretty good story for the first in a new series. The characters were likable. Amy Melissa Bentley gave a good performance bringing it all to life. I’ll be looking for the next installment and hoping for more fun.

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Unoriginal

This is an unoriginal and boring mystery. The characters were well developed but their actions seemed unrealistic. The plot seemed to be checking off all of the typical qualities of cozy mysteries. I forced myself to listen to the book for a three hour drive. When I got to my destination, I deleted the book.

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Great fun and not just because of Leopard Man

The story was really good with really great, believable characters. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Easy listening cozy for undiscerning beginners

I want to make clear that I did not listen to the whole book. I listened to several chapters and gave up. I probably would have liked this audiobook when I was just starting to listen to cozies. I couldn't connect with the main character fast enough for how slow the book goes along.. Who is she? Why didn't she cry at her grandma's funeral? there are a lot of books where you don't really get to know the main character until maybe halfway through the book. But those are fast-moving. even though I did not listen to the whole thing, I think this book would be good for people who just want a light sort of mindless book while they work on a hobby. I also did not hear any swear words which is great. something that irked to me was, at the public event, she was surprised that the strange cat had wandered off. for anyone who knows cats at all, you can see the eye roll at that. the narrator has a good voice. But, since the grandpa was a chief of police, I don't think the voice she gave him fits. He wouldn't be like a mild-mannered gentleman. If he was chief of police, he would be more gruf. More masculine. that's just my opinion of course.

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WHAT A GREAT READ

I LOVED THIS NEW-TO-ME FIRST IN A SERIES. THE CHARACTERS ARE LIKEABLE, BELIEVABLE, FUNNY AT TIMES, AND QUITE AN ASSORTMENT OF PERSONALITIES. OH, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE OBVIOUS STRUGGLE CRAIG AND LUCAS WILL HAVE OVER MADDIE. I AM ABOUT TO BUY BOOK 2.

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Mystery with cats!

I love the idea of a coastal city, murder and cats. It was a very charming book and I did home renovations while listening- me and my cats! The book felt long though. With over 50 chapters and so many potential suspects, it got a little long for me. But it was enjoyable and the kitty was a great character.