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Murder at Lambswool Farm

Narrated by: Julie McKay
Series: Seaside Knitters, Book 11
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm. Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack....

Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she's taken on a new challenge: making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep. In addition the farm will host rustic, six-course prix fixe dinners plated by local chefs and served on a gorgeous restored harvest table, decorated to perfection with colorful knitted vegetables crafted by Izzy Chambers Perry, her aunt Nell, and the other Seaside Knitters.

But on the night of the first meal, everything spins out of control when one of the guests, Seaside Harbor's family physician, becomes fatally ill. It seems that behind Dr. Alan Hamilton's friendly bedside manner was a man with enemies and secrets.

Soon the town is gossiping and pointing fingers at all possible suspects - including the women at Lambswool Farm. Now the Seaside Knitters must join together to uncover the truth in Dr. Hamilton's complicated past - and restore peace to town and country alike.

©2016 Sally Goldenbaum (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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This series is hard to love

I’m trying really hard to like this series because it has some redeeming qualities and I like the narrator. But oh my gosh, it’s so hard to look past the pit falls of these characters & this writing
1. The characters in this book have picture perfect lives. They never have any real life issues, all have perfect relationships, everyone is always happy etc. It’s so cookie cutter bubble gum that it’s nauseating, and the characters feel forced. In every other series I’ve read by the time I got into book 2/3 there were real moments of turmoil and personal growth with the characters. Here, the core cast all have perfect lives & the only turmoil comes from the side characters. The books all follow this pattern: a stranger shows up in town, a murder happens, the cast digs up the past of the stranger, drama happens with everyone else & then the crime is solved. Every book!!! It’s never internal problems.
2. The books don’t allow you to solve the mystery because the author purposefully leaves out important details you need to solve it. And the omitted info is done in the most frustrating way possible. Example: “Cass saw what fell out of her purse, and she proceeded to tell Nell and Birdy what she saw. And that revelation changed everything” *end scene* It’s physically impossible to put together the puzzle when they blatantly leave out clues this way, and it’s done exactly like this for EVERY clue. Then in the end they reveal the answer but by then it’s no fun.

These two details really make enjoying this series near impossible; and I keep trying to give it a chance.

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Loved this!

I highly recommend this book , its a wonderful read and great to knit or crochet to for those who are fiber artist. For those who are not I'd still get the whole series!

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  • Laura
  • Starksboro, VT
  • 07-20-16

Great!

It was an amazing book and telling as always!!!!!! I can't wait until the next book!!!

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A little too cosy.

This was my first read of this author, probably the last, way too slow!

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Lovely images created by the author

Although the writing is, at times, quite good, the story often drags. The reader has a soap opera approach that I found more annoying than helpful. I think he is attempting to heighten the drama. I did not appreciate it, since it mostly made the book go more slowly.

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Totally enjoyed

I really didn't "not enjoy" any thing. As in other books, some times the author goes on and on in her descriptions or a character's musings, but it did not detract in this story. I've read almost all of the rest of the series, and this may be about the best yet.

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  • ML
  • 09-21-16

Very Slow

At almost 2 hours into the book...still no murder. Too slow for me.

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Awful narration!

What did you like best about Murder at Lambswool Farm? What did you like least?

I wasn't able to listen to this book because the narrator was so bad.

What did you like best about this story?

I'm sure I would have liked the story, but I simply could not listen to this performance.

What didn’t you like about Julie McKay’s performance?

Her attempt to create different voices for these characters

Was Murder at Lambswool Farm worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

I have read all the other books in this series and was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately I will have to wait to get a copy from the library. I wasted money on this -and waited too long to return it for a refund.

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No mystery, all filler

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This book has no mystery at all. It's just monotonous description of perfect people being perfectly wonderful in their perfect little town.

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  • S Wood
  • 10-06-17

Good to knit to

I love to knit so I was drawn to this series of books. Considering all the deaths in the locality I am surprised anybody is left. By the time you have listened to a couple of books you can understand the formula and who is the killer within the first few chapters. But that is OK. These are not brain conundrums but gentle stories about life, friends, knitting and food and what you need with your knitting and a big mug of coffee. The narrator is brilliant with recognisable voices for all the characters which she not only maintains through the book but also through the series. I gave this book a lower rating simply because I had it figured out by the 3rd chapter - before the death!