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Publisher's Summary

Three dates, a golf cart with a shark fin on top, and a con man.... Lily and her aunts find themselves with dates to the same function. Little do they know the event will end with some unfortunate soul staring into the great beyond. And as they say, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

©2015 Constance Barker (P)2015 Constance Barker

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Caffein GOOD.

Would you listen to A Caffeinated Crunch again? Why?

Probably... after hearing book 1.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, I slumped a bit but did stay in the seat.

What three words best describe Angel Clark’s performance?

Do-able, ummm, ummm...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The confession had me laughing out loud.

Any additional comments?

First up, anything that reminds me of coffee or chocolate is a GREAT thing. That being said, this was a cute story. I must admit the first few minutes were a bit off. The narrator’s voice irritated at the beginning, but I found turning the volume down helped with that. I believe the story would have been better (to me), if I had known what had happened in the first book as it was repeatedly referenced but never told.
My favorite character(s) were the two aunts. I would LOVE to see them in action, a tv series perhaps??? I must admit my favorite part was the grinding of the coffee beans. I found the sound effect and timing hilarious.
The ‘red herring’ thrown out about the killers identity, was a bit too obvious. I felt the ending was rushed, but the killers confession was HILARIOUS. I could actually picture it and HAD to laugh out loud. All in all, I found it a lighthearted and enjoyable romp. Can’t wait to hear more… don’t forget about the tv series idea… just saying…
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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senior's cozy novella

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

At a little over two hours long this light cozy that centers around a senior's retirement community is a cute story.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

No time for plot twists, the ending is uncomplicated but still satisfying.

What three words best describe Angel Clark’s performance?

Good narrator, lots of southern twang and seniors' voices which can be tricky.

Do you think A Caffeinated Crunch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The story stands alone, it would need to be longer and the characters more developed for a full length series.

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  • Kristi
  • Madison, WI United States
  • 01-07-16

lighthearted comedy that will leave you smiling

Great series about adventures that seem to happen around the small town world of the coffe shop ran by a couple if sisters and their neice. The relationships created and broken in the crimes being solved. lighthearted comedy in a great book!
I have recieved this book from the author of this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook blast. com

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  • Mary
  • Centerville, OH, United States
  • 12-10-15

Coffee, Eccentric Aunts and Murder; What a Brew!

This is a cute funny Cozy. It is a nice humorous short listen. Who used a golf cart to run over and kill the local senior citizen Lothario? The unlikable victim cheated on his wife, and sweet talked the women that he had affairs with out of their life savings. Was it the wife or one of his many conned lovers who ran him down with a golf cart?

Add to the mix Lily and her two quirky, eccentric aunts for laughs and fun and the brew is complete.

A very enjoyable short listen. No great in depth mystery just a fun short listen cozy.


“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot come”

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What a cute story!

This was a relatively short but very cute book about geriatric murder and mayhem! I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and did not expect the culprit till the very end. This is a fairly wholesome (for a murder mystery anyway) story without vulgarity or over the top sexual situations, as one would expect for a story about people in a retirement community of course!

Angel did a fantastic job narrating this story, she brought the characters to life, and her narration did not over shadow the storyline.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to listen to a good narrator reading a cute story (if you can say a murder mystery is "cute").

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Inane

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Give me a story. Dive into the mystery right away to hold my attention.

Would you ever listen to anything by Constance Barker again?

Not likely.

Would you be willing to try another one of Angel Clark’s performances?

No. Voice is too high pitched and halting.

Do you think A Caffeinated Crunch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. First one doesn't get off the ground.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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Not really for me...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narration. I know others said they enjoyed it but I felt it was silly. Also, there just wasn't enough "meat" to the story for me. I wasn't connected to any of the characters.

If you’ve listened to books by Constance Barker before, how does this one compare?

N/A

What aspect of Angel Clark’s performance would you have changed?

The narration was choppy in places and sometimes it was hard to tell who was talking or if it was narration instead.

Could you see A Caffeinated Crunch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I don't know.

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A Cute Cozy, Would Love To Hear More

"A Caffeinated Crunch" was a cute and light cozy mystery that was enjoyable. At just over two hours it was easy to listen to in one sitting. Also, there was a lot of story here. I thought the story line was good and the characters were great. I especially liked the protagonist Lily. Oh and also the aunts.

The story was well-rounded and perfectly timed. It was a cozy mystery with some giggles in between. All in all, I liked it and would love to hear more from Contance Barker as well as Angel Clark.

Angel Clark did a great job narrating this audiobook. I thought she portrayed the characters well and I heard a bit of a southern drawl which I really liked. I feel that this was a great author/reader combination which is always a win for me.

Great job, definitely recommended and I look forward to more.

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

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Not bad, but hard to hold my interest.

If you could sum up A Caffeinated Crunch in three words, what would they be?

Way too short ;)

What did you like best about this story?

Miss Pickles. lol

Which character – as performed by Angel Clark – was your favorite?

Harvey, although she did very well with all of the character voices.

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

It had some funny parts to it, but it made me realize that I should have read the 1st volume. I'm sure it would have been a lot more interesting if I had!

Any additional comments?

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

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Fun!

What did you love best about A Caffeinated Crunch?

I loved the characters and how they interacted with each other the best.

What about Angel Clark’s performance did you like?

Clark's performance was great, she was easy to understand and really brought the story o life.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the book and l look forward to reading more from the author and listening to more from the narrator.