Murder of a Stacked Librarian

A Scumble River Mystery, Book 16
Narrated by: Christine Leto
Series: Scumble River Mysteries, Book 16
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (364 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There’s no place like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this year, school psychologist Skye Denison has twice as much to celebrate - and to do. In addition to the usual holiday frenzy, Skye’s wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away - that is, if the groom isn’t too busy working to attend. The town’s sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book.

Yvonne’s strict sense of right and wrong annoyed some townspeople and infuriated others. Did her high standards lead to her death? Skye is distracted by worries about what havoc the crazy Dooziers will wreak on her wedding day and whether she’ll fit into her dress. But Skye can’t afford to leave any page unturned because unless she works quickly to expose the scheming killer, her happy ending may be put on permanent hold.…

©2013 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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"Guns 'n Poses" is the health club.

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This novel was so light, I felt a few brain cells float away. Also, product placements was far too conspicuous. This has been my first and last Scumble River mystery.I hope the narrator has the opportunity to use her fabulous talents on some more worthwhile projects.

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I really expected to love this; as so many others did. I assume the characters would have been more layered if I had read the books from the beginning (Book 1). They just didn't seem to have any depth. While the plot was well done and interesting, it was hard to find the good parts beneath the uninteresting dialog. I mean do we really care how many bites it takes to finish eating a cookie? I was so pleased when it was over so I could start listening to something more engaging.

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Boring

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

You would enjoy this book if you really, really, like listening to all the little details about planning a wedding. The cake layers,vendor payments, color themes, bridesmaids' dresses, to-do lists, etc. It is all here for you.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure.

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The narrator's groom voice was particularly grating.

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The word "spark" cannot be used in describing my experience with this book.

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Annoying Narrator

Terrible story, equally terrible narrator. The different accents were major fail and trying to be male voice poor execution. Boring.

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a good read

The narrator was pleasant. The story flowed. light read would read another book by author

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Never really caught my attention!

The narrator was fine but the characters never pulled my in. I found myself just wanting to know who did it and not listening to the detailed of the story.

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No more Scumble River mysteries for me, thanks

This is my first Scumble River mystery and I’m pretty sure it’ll be my last. It wasn’t horrible per say, just very lackluster. If you ask me to recall anything about this book a month from now, forget about it. The story is so forgettable, probably because the characters were either unlikeable or just plain boring. It seemed as though the murder mystery took a backseat to all the mind-numbing wedding planning. If the author focused more on the Christmas setting and less on the inane wedding details, it would’ve been more tolerable. As for improving the murder mystery plot, that would require an entire overhaul. I figured it out the second the murderer was introduced. From that point on it was just a painful slog through wedding-planning follies and disjointed red herrings. On the bright side, the narrator was fantastic. I'll be sure to listen to more books narrated by Christine Leto in the future.

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Great Book

This was an awesome read! Denise Swanson is a great author and Christine Leto has a perfect voice for this story! The storyline is fun,exciting and sit on the edge of your seat mysterious! Between a wedding to plan, a mystery to solve and a ghost in the house, Sky has her hands full. Wally is the Chief of police and Sky is the psychological consultant for the police Department. Life is crazy in Stumble River with all of Sky’s family living there! You will have a hard time figuring out the murderer. This is not a cookie cutter cozy! It is great!

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Great Series

Recently I began with book 1 in the series and just finished book 15 as well as the new addition. This is a terrific series, clean, friendly, and I loved the characters. Each character is unique and fun to follow. You can't go wrong reading or listening to the whole series.

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Finally Hitched

I liked this book, it had the murder but also the wedding between Sky and Wallie. In this book I think May was a lot more laid back then some of the other books but I have a feeling she will make up for it in the next few books to come. this book series is very interesting each story feeds off of the book before and they are all good to where you want to listen to each book in one sitting. I can't wait to hear the next book.