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A Killer Retreat: A Downward Dog Mystery #2 Audiobook

A Killer Retreat: A Downward Dog Mystery #2

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Yogi Kate must clear her name of murder in this charming yoga mystery.

When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers.

Avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate's problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort's hot tub, shortly after a loud, public (and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate. The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she's forced to team up with boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they'll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime—behind bars.

©2015 Tracy Weber (P)2017 Tracy Weber

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    Laura Collins SC, United States 08-15-17
    Laura Collins SC, United States 08-15-17
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    "Great Series!"
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    This is a great book; this is the second book in the Downward Dog Mystery series written by Tracy Weber and narrated by Anne James. When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes to wedding guests at the Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center's two caretakers. Avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate's problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort's hot tub, shortly after a loud, public (and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate. The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she's forced to team up with boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they'll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime—behind bars.

    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises.

    The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

    If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Titherington VanDaley 07-27-17
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    A Killer Retreat was such a fun listen and it totally had me guessing "who done it" longer than most cozy mysteries I read. The characters were well developed and narrator Anne James did a great job bringing them to life. I am looking forward to reading/listening to more in this series since this was the first I have read from this Author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christy D 07-25-17
    Christy D 07-25-17
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    "A killer retreat"

    I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.

    This was a really fun story! Unlike most murder mysteries, you really get a good feel for the characters and a great dislike(like everyone else) for the victim, before the murder takes place. The story is fast paced and moves along very nicely. The characters are really unique and/or quirky. It's interesting to see such a group in the same story! I really enjoy the book! Nice narration as well!

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    Shannan Neff Hanover, MD, USA 07-24-17
    Shannan Neff Hanover, MD, USA 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Kate is back and it's a killer story"

    Being a huge mystery fan, I can usually spot who is gonna die and who the killer is pretty early on. While I was correct that Monica was gonna die, who was guilty of what really startled me. I was so certain it was ...... well, I can't tell you who I thought or who really was guilty without ruining the surprise for others. But I didn't figure it out until just before Kate solved it.

    Emmy was a lot more shrewd than I thought, the "grumpy yogini" was not who we thought, and the secret Helen is keeping was sweeter than expected. The goat rescuing lawyer was a charming shock.

    Bella, Michael, Sam and Renee are familiar faces though there's suspense and mystery there too. And more than enough chaos at home despite them being gone.

    I look forward to listening to more of this series in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Inishowen Cailin 07-18-17
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    "I'm loving this series"
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    For a quiet yoga instructor, Kate manages to get into a whole heap of bother on a regular basis. This time she has to clear her name in a murder investigation. She is a flawed character who seems to get into verbal battles quite easily. I would have liked her to listen and talk more to Michael instead of jumping to conclusions about what's on his mind. The mystery had me completely stumped and I enjoyed following the progress of the case to the end. Kate can handle herself but I'd like to see Michael take more part in helping her solve the mysteries. This was a good, fun, mystery and I would recommend it to all fans of the genre. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. I recommend reading book one though because it's good and it introduces us to Kate, Michael and Bella right from the beginning.

    I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy from the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Weaver Indiana 07-15-17
    S. Weaver Indiana 07-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A very fun cozy mystery!"

    If you're in the mood for a fun and easy cozy mystery, this is a great series for you. The narration by Anne James is very good. She has nice inflection in her voice, and a variety of voices for all of the different characters. This is just the type of book I like to listen to when I have other things I'm working on at the same time, because it's not difficult to follow and goes really quickly. It has a good sense of humor to it, and doesn't take itself too seriously, like some mystery novels can. The other good thing about this series is that you can easily pick up a book anywhere in the series, if you are able to score a good deal on one. This was my first Downward Dog Mystery, and now I plan on getting others in the series. Very enjoyable listen!

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bibliophile Reviews US 07-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A must listen !"

    I'm a fan of reading this author's books, and have been eager to get into the audio versions. I wasn't disappointed, the narrator was super and brought a new level to my reader experience.

    It was great to hear the characters come to life as the narrator fluctuated her voice for each and also changed tones for the scenes. It was very well read.

    I feel like this series would be great to turn into a huge production of voices as the author gives such a variety to the listener and reader. If you are looking for that perfect audio book for a summer listen look no further than"A Killer Retreat"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 07-11-17
    Teresa 07-11-17
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable and Fun Listen"

    A Killer Retreat was a fun story. I liked the setting as well as the characters a lot. Kate was likeable and the other supporting characters were also interesting. This was easy to listen to while painting. This is the first audiobook I've listened to by Tracy Weber and I hope she continues writing stories like this.

    The excellent narration by Anne James was perfect. Her characters were flawless and her tone was lovely. Not overdone or underdone; just right. I hope to hear more from her.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J&M Demildt Cedar Rapids, IA 07-07-17
    J&M Demildt Cedar Rapids, IA 07-07-17
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    "Great cozy read!"

    I'll be honest. I don't like dogs. Or yoga. At all. So I didn't go in to this book expecting a whole lot. However- I was pleasantly surprised because I really loved this book! Some cozies feel like they were written by a little gray haired old lady trying to sound young- but that's definitely not the case here. The characters were fun and interesting and the dialogue sounded like how my friends and I would talk. I loved how the characters were real- they argued and picked at each other- and their problems weren't solved with a simple I'm sorry- it made it seem more realistic. I read a lot of cozy mysteries and in my mind it verges on being a non-cozy because of a few swears and some "romantic situations" but there was no gross murder details which I appreciate. Even if you're like me and not an animal lover I'd definitely give this book a try!

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    Lisa Harris USA 07-05-17
    Lisa Harris USA 07-05-17
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    "Enjoyable"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I found my mind wondering and sometimes hard to keep focous but overall it was a good story, maybe it could've been just a tad shorter.


    What does Anne James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the narrators ability to get into each character and make you believe you were hearing different people.


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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