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Publisher's Summary

The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing - the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants - is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles....

When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law, Sonny, as the one who cooked up the crime. Sure, everyone knows Sonny despised the Mussel King...but Julia believes he's innocent. Proving it won't be easy, though. It seems there's a lot more than murder on the menu, and Julia needs to act fast....

Includes traditional Maine clambake recipes!

©2015 Barbara Ross (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • TK
  • 06-14-15

Love this series. Can't wait for the next one!

I was so happy to see this audio book was released this month. I'll be on the lookout for the next one. Excellent story and excellent narration.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Couldn't Put Book Down

What made the experience of listening to Musseled Out the most enjoyable?

Great story line, interesting twists and turns to plot

What was one of the most memorable moments of Musseled Out?

Better appreciation for the difficulties of competition in small towns,

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

Great descriptions of running a summer business. got to know characters better

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No complaints about narrator. she told story well

Any additional comments?

Hope there's a sequel

Enjoyed New England Setting

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Another great mystery

I have truly enjoyed this series and can't wait for the next book. The narrator did a great job.

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Narration much better

The story and narration greatly improved by the third book. I wish the characters "Chris" and "Sonny" had more masculine voices, but I got used to them. Overall an enjoyable read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Musseled Out

Love this series, once I started the book I didn't want to stop! You will enjoy it.

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These characters are the worst!!

Everyone in this book is pushy & rude, and I find it odd how angry and frustrating each character was.
Julia (the main character) inserts herself into situations & spills everyone's secrets when she has no right to. I came to notice quickly she thinks she always knows best. She literally storms into people's homes demanding answers. Not to mention she expects her boss to hold her old job open indefinitely & hung up on him when he asked her for a final answer. She is just rude and bossy, and I was tired of her antics by chapter 5.
Her mom was equally grouchy. She snapped at Julia anytime she asked her where she had been.
Libby & Sunny argued violently in front of their innocent 9 year old daughter and neither Julia nor her mom stepped in to stop it. That was irritating.
And at the end Laurie Ann shows up & demands everyone cooperates & takes her on a boat to an undisclosed location... During a coming storm... I was beyond annoyed. Why is everyone in this book so bossy & rude? Do they not understand the word "no" or "please"? Sunny is usually angry & yelling, Libby is easily irritable. By the end of the book all I could think of was "man these people are the worst!" The only redeeming character was Chris & sometimes Quentin.. Genuinely the only sane characters. I'm pretty much done with this series.

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Ok for the price

I got this book at a reduced price so can't complain too much. I didn't care for the narrator though. Something about her use of "AY" instead of "AH", for example, "AY restaurant" instead of a more conversational "AH restaurant" grated on me every time I heard it. I know its silly but I just found it annoying.

Ok story but I doubt I'd listen to another with the same narrator.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 06-04-15

Overly dramatic narrator

The story was ok but I think it would have been better if I read it. The narrator's over the the top dramatization of the story nearly ruined it for me. I'm going to think twice about listening to the next book.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful