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A Story to Kill Audiobook

A Story to Kill: Cat Latimer Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers' retreats in the big blue Victorian she's inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband. Now it's an authors' getaway, but Cat won't let anyone get away with murder.

The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and best-selling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn't know why he came all the way from New York, but she's glad to have him among the quirkier - and far less famous - attendees.

Cat's high school sweetheart, Seth, who's fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat, some of them a little overpowering. But it's her uncle, the local police chief, whom she'll call for help when there's a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?

©2016 Lynn Cahoon (P)2016 Tantor

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    Judith 09-18-16
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    "Disapointing"

    I enjoyed the author's previous series and found this poor by comparison. The narrator's voice is grating, the main character is unlikable and I found the dialogue hard to listen to. I wish the author would bring back her Coffee, Books and More setting and characters.

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    Divine Lunacy Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-12-16
    Divine Lunacy Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Enjoyable Story - Great Mystery"
    If you could sum up A Story to Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Great new series


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the characters and the idea that it is a writer's retreat run by a writer is great. It will be interesting to see how this story develops.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I'm not quite sure, but I think she would be better suited narrating non-fiction works. Her enunciation is too clipped, her diction too precise, and her inflection in the dialogue ruins the story. I will be reading this one. Susan Boyce does a great job on Ms. Cahoon's other series. I really wish that she could read this one, too. (Or at least, someone with Ms. Boyce's understanding of dialogue.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Because of the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Please confine C S E Cooney to nonfiction. I'm sure that is better suited to her talents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 05-07-17
    Amy 05-07-17 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy reading from several genres, but my favorites usually come from modern classics and historical fiction.

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    "Narrator ruined this book"

    I had a difficult time engaging in the storyline because the narrator was so completely annoying!! The breathy voice of Shawna and the constant over - pronunciation throughout the book seriously drove me up the wall. Maybe I'll read the next one, instead of listening.

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    Amazon Customer 01-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So Disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    I love the Tourist Trap series by the same author and I listen to them while I commute to work everyday. I was relieved when I realized this series spins off of that series. I thought I would start this series to buy some time until the next Tourist Trap book is published. Boy was I wrong. The narration was way too dramatic for my taste. Sounded unnatural. The story had too many elements and characters going on to focus on "who dunnit". I found it hard to stay engaged with the story. I'm hopeful the next one will improve. If not, I'm done with this series. If you haven't listened to Tourist Trap...go there first.

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    Amanda R Mcleod 01-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The reader over pronounced"

    The reader over pronounced her words which took away from the story. It seemed disconnected from what was going on because she was just reading without any emotion.

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    wishes1313 01-04-17
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    "Could not get through this book"

    I kept stopping and starting reading this book because I found it extremely boring. I've read all of her other series which I love. I would read a few chapters and put it down read another book and then pick it up again. I could not tell if the main character was 8 or 100 years old. The supporting characters are good. The last 10 chapters were good but getting there .....

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    Kay 09-20-16
    Kay 09-20-16 Member Since 2006

    Reader of all things science fiction, fantasy, mystery and paranormal.

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    "An interesting start"

    I really enjoy the Tourist Trap mysteries by this same author, so if you're new to Lynn Cahoon, you might want to start there.

    A Story to Kill is an interesting start to a new series, with a lot of great mystery elements. The main character, Cat, is renovating an enormous old house, complete with its own secrets and surprises) to turn it into a bed and breakfast style writer's retreat. The small-town atmosphere keeps the character connections tight: Cat's ex-husband left her the house. Cat's old flame is doing the renovation. The police chief is a relative of Cat's, easing the way for her investigations. But despite some good bones, the plot jumps around a lot and the relationships, particularly the one with Cat's old flame, seem forced. I'm hoping this series catches its stride in the next book. I have confidence in the author, and I'm looking forward to what comes next.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "3 and a half stars"

    The plot was okay and the characters were believable. However, the story dragged in some areas and there was too much focus on the relationship between Cat and Tom. Overall it was just okay. I look forward to the next book.

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    Susan Warren Brandon, FL United States 09-07-16
    Susan Warren Brandon, FL United States 09-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great beginning"

    Great new series! The characters and the setting are perfect! There is an ongoing mystery that will be developed, and I look forward to the next one! Romance, mystery, and excitement!!!

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