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Dead Ringer

An Aggie Underhill Mystery
Narrated by: Eliza Anders
Series: An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 8
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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Dead Ringer is audiobook number eight in the Aggie Underhill Mystery series.  

Aggie and her friends have rented a beach house in Oceanside while anxiously awaiting the birth of her granddaughter. Little did she know that Roger's supposed near-death experience of practically choking to death on a golden ring baked into a gluten-free doughnut would land her in so much trouble.  

Now, it's up to Betty, Aggie's best friend, to put the clues together and play detective in order to dig Aggie out of a dangerous situation.  

Will the mystery of the golden ring be solved before Aggie's granddaughter is born? 

Join Aggie, Betty, and Roger in this comical escapade to find out.

©2014 Michelle Ann Hollstein (P)2019 Michelle Ann Hollstein

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Poor Aggie! Just love her!

I am such a fan of Aggie Underhill....or Maggie Overhill🤣...these are such fun to listen too. This had a surprising twist that I sure didn't see coming. I love that despite all their differences..this group of friends comes together when crisis strikes! I also can feel Aggies pain in regards to her cell phone..ugh. Truly I suggest giving this series a listen.

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Another Great Aggie Mystery!!

Aggie Underhill has become one of my favorite mysteries to listen to! The humor, twists & turns, adventure and imagery Michelle Ann Hollstein writes into these stories is absolutely wonderful! I got a few strange looks from my kids when I would laugh out loud! Like another reviewer warned...do NOT drink while listening to this book, you'll end up wearing it (or your laptop will)! The narration was very well done! I enjoyed Eliza Anders way of bringing this book to life. She gave each character their own voices and emotions. She really helped to pull the listener into the story and how she managed to not burst out laughing or at least have a laugh in her voice is beyond me!! If you are looking for an entertaining listen then you should check out this book or any of the Aggie Underhill books! You won't regret it!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

Dead Ringer: An Aggie Underhill Mystery was a great read by Michelle Ann Hollstein. Aggie and her friends rent a beach house while waiting for the birth of Aggie's granddaughter. While eating donuts, Roger nearly chokes on a golden ring baked into the donut. Little did they know that near death experience would get them all in trouble. I enjoyed reading Betty, Aggie and Roger trying to put all the clues together and find the owner of the ring. I can't wait to read more by Michelle Ann Hollstein.

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So funny

Aggie cracks me up! This series had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I even got weird looks from people for laughing out loud at some parts. Great characters and a great mystery!

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endearing

such a great great story it was so wonderful and so lovable I just enjoyed this book so much the characters wore a big big part over the story and you felt every character like you can feel a friend and I loved it it was endearing and funny and interesting and everything
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Extremely fun mystery

This is an extremely fun mystery. There is a good amount of suspense and a whole lot of humor and laughs. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far. The narrator has done a wonderful job of bringing each character to life and showing each individuals personality.

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  • Jan M
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  • 02-18-19

delicious listen!

Aggie Underhill is such an endearing character. Michelle Ann Hollstein wrote incredible imagery in Dead Ringer, along with some great humor and unexpected twists. Having spent time in Oceanside over the past few years, I could envision so much. I had a yearning for muffins and donuts after listening to this book. Betty and Roger also added to this story, as they are constant companions for Aggie. I so enjoyed the Grandmother competition and found it to be realistic. Eliza Anders performed this book so well. I loved her distinguishable voices for the various characters. She had the right emotions and expressions in her voice, which brings the characters to life. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • 02-17-19

Laugh yourself silly!

mystery, verbal-humor, situational-humor, laugh-out-loud

Do not consume liquid caffeine while reading this laugh riot! Yes, there is a mystery, but the laughs and guffaws are deservedly the best part. Hard to decide which character has the funniest lines, but it's the whole combination that kept me turning pages and laughing my sox off. The publisher's blurb gives a good intro so you have half a clue, but there is the aspect of Aggie being the unwitting subject of Betty's blog!
Eliza Anders deserves an award for narrating this one without cracking up.

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Loved it

This book was great. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Aggie, Roger and Bettie are so funny. It seems trouble follows them everywhere. I do want to read more this series. The narrator does good job with these characters. I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Cute Mystery

This is my first Aggie Underhill Mystery and was a great stand alone. Aggie and her best friend Betty, along with Betty's cousin, Roger are visiting near Aggie's daughter, who is about to deliver her second baby any day. While visiting, Roger grabs some glutton free doughnuts from a local bakery and as he bites into a doughnut he bites into a gold ring. The mystery is to see who the rings belongs too, and although that part is pretty easy to follow, little did you know that there was more to the story, than you were first led to believe. This is a cute book, but the narrator did not seem to have a senior citizen voice, she sounded much to young (please take that as a compliment) to be doing the voices of the elderly. All in all, this was pretty good and am interested in listening to other books in this series.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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  • Christy D
  • 08-20-19

Dead Ringer

Aggie and her friends anxiously await the birth of Aggie's second grandchild. Roger heads and and as usual is looking for a deal. So he get donuts for breakfast. Only this time its not such a deal when he finds a wedding band in his donuts. The story moves at a nice pace and Roger is as rude as always. The introduction of Betty's blog is quite fun! Great job on the narration.

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  • Helen
  • 06-28-19

fab mystery

love this book well written by Michelle Ann Hollstein
good cozy funny mystery audiobook can't wait for more books

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-16-19

Much more than just doughnuts

Unbeknownst to her, Aggie Underhill had acquired a bit of a reputation as an amateur sleuth following the writing of her exp!loits on a blog kept by her close friend, Betty. She only discovered that she was famous when she and Betty, together with Robert, rented an holiday home to be present when Aggie'e daughter had her second baby. Local pleasures included the bakery with doughnuts to die for - almost literally, when Robert nearly chokes on a gold ring inside one of them. And being a nosey sort of psrson, Aggie finds herself in trouble again.

This lighthearted, rather ridiculous mystery. Is very character focused and great fun; it would surely make a great comedic thriller film in the style of the old Ealing comedies or the Margaret Rutherford Agatha Christie movies. Narrator Eliza Andes has a very pleasant voice and reads the text beautifully. She also individually voices each of the protagonists - and this is where, for this reader, the problem arises. Because Ms.Ander's rendering of the females is so over the top and silly, it was hard to get past the early chapters - there is a lot of conversational exchange. A pity because with a less satirical performance the whole book would have been not only more enjoyable but much funnier also. A real case of less is more.

This is the first of the Aggie Underhill stories that I have read, although I am familiar with other of M.A.Holstein's books and always found them well written and enjoyable. My thanks to the rights holder of Dead Ringer, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. I will be looking out for others in the series to brighten up those days when something undemanding and fun is needed. But, sadly, not one read by this narrator: better to read the printed version instead.