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Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by the town's sudden notoriety as "The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail". The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and all employees have evacuated - except one. Phineas Throckmorton, town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict him, and may succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.

Meg and her fellow townspeople suspect that someone hopes to end the siege by framing Mr. Throckmorton. Meg soon deduces that the killer isn't just trying to end the siege but to conceal information that would help the town reclaim its buildings.

©2012 Donna Andrews (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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"...warm, charming 14th Meg Langslow mystery..." (Publishers Weekly)

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Hurrah! Meg Langslow finally in audio!

I've loved the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews since the beginning, but haven't been able to find most of them in audio. I'm glad to see this one is available, and hope that it means others will follow.

I always enjoy visiting with Meg and her (slightly zany) family and friends. Some Like it Hawk is a worthy addition to the series. Bernadette Dunne does a great job giving life to the characters, and makes it easy to keep track of who is speaking. This is just the thing to take my mind off what I'm doing while I'm at the gym working out!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • BENTON CITY, WA, United States
  • 09-20-12

A Great Series

Would you consider the audio edition of Some Like it Hawk to be better than the print version?

There are a few books that I've found that are definitely better having read to me. The Discworld audiobooks are definitely better than reading the books. I wouldn't say these books are necessarily better than the print version, nor would I say they are worse. The reader is definitely up to the job; does wonderfully. Fortunately, since Audible has so few of this series, it's probably just as well that I like the paperbacks just fine!

What did you like best about this story?

I like the people. Each of them with their own quirks and foibles and none of them are utterly stupid. Generally, not even the back guys are utterly stupid.

Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I believe I've only heard her do other Donna Andrews books. The recording quality on this one seemed a little bit better than the earlier ones.

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

Not really.

Any additional comments?

I love these books. I've tried to identify what it is that is so appealing, primarily to try and find another equally enjoyable series, and it has got to be the people. I am a sucker for books about women who are living lives that I wish were mine, but aren't so horribly perfect in every way that I simply want to strangle them. They have jobs that aren't just sitting behind a desk; they live someplace just a little bit more interesting than I do; their hobbies are interesting; their friends are interesting. It's a different life that I can escape to just for a little while. <br/><br/>I just hope that the author has a few more volumes in her.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Missing stories

I loved this book. The resolution of the plot in Add to dictionary was wonderful.
However, the four missing stories between Cockatiels at Sever and this was very jarring.
Kids and Caerphillly in trouble out of nowhere was very jarring.
Please do the missing four books.

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Clever plot enhanced by Donna Andrews' typical humor.

An "evil lender" has taken control of the town and threats loom for the loss of Meg's home. The county clerk is barricaded in the basement of the court house. Only select members of the town know how he has been able to survive there for the past year. My enjoyment of the book was strongly dependent on the considerable skills of Bernadette Dunne.

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  • Norma
  • Glenmoore, PA, United States
  • 08-17-14

Really very disappointed

What would have made Some Like it Hawk better?

I thought it could be as good as her earlier books.

What could Donna Andrews have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She could go back to her earlier books with more of the zany characters

What didn’t you like about Bernadette Dunne’s performance?

Just annoying

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I'm hoping her next book is better

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  • M.K.
  • Woodstock, IL USA
  • 09-24-12

hated it!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I just did not like it at all-I am a big audio book listener.

Has Some Like it Hawk turned you off from other books in this genre?

No just this one was boring.

What aspect of Bernadette Dunne’s performance would you have changed?

all of it

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Some Like it Hawk?

I would not even try

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