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Armed and Outrageous Audiobook

Armed and Outrageous: An Agnes Barton Mystery , Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria's Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. What does a murder that happened forty-three years ago have to do with missing tourist Jennifer Martin? Agnes makes it her personal mission to find out, and she's not letting the fact she's seventy-two get in the way. Butting heads with Sheriff Clem Peterson is something she's accustomed to, but lately Clem seems to be acting even more strange, making Agnes wonder what he may be hiding ala the Martin disappearance. Agnes' partner in crime, Eleanor Mason tags along, Watson to her Holmes. Together, they unearth clues. If only Eleanor would behave, as although lovable, she has a knack for getting into trouble by tangling with her rival, Dorothy Alton, or flirting with anyone - male or female - and gossiping! She's incorrigible, but she does carry a Pink Lady revolver in her purse, one that has proved useful at times. Life for Agnes and Eleanor is shaken up when Agnes' former boss and secret crush comes to Tadium. Before long, the lady sleuths have more on their hands to contend with as goons roll into town and bullets begin to fly.

©2011 Madison Johns (P)2014 Madison Johns

What Members Say

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    Maria 04-28-15
    Maria 04-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    ""UNBELIEVEABLE""


    I thought this book would be a fun light listen. Like the MudBug series or a Molly Harper book. But it was diffucult to finish. The attempts at humor were lacking humor, at best. The plot was weak. And the conculsion felt rushed. I kept thinking, did I skip a part?

    And the narrator should not attempt to perform voice changes. It sounded like a grandmother trying to do voices for a child's bedtime story. Really, one expects a professional reader to have more range ability. This is not a series that I will continue.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 03-22-15
    Farrell 03-22-15
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    "Bit different"

    Not your average sleuth story. Grandmas take on a serious case in a funny way. Good basis for a nice series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sheryl United States 01-28-15
    sheryl United States 01-28-15
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    "Great audio story"
    Would you listen to Armed and Outrageous again? Why?

    I will listen to this over and over again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the characters of Agnes and Eleanor because they do not stop until the end


    What about Toni Orans’s performance did you like?

    I love an audio book that you can hear the emotions in it


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

    I could not stop once I started listening to this


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE IT!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lish71 10-03-17
    Lish71 10-03-17
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    "terrible"

    narrator not good. story not great. author tries too hard too be funny and is not. the main characters are vulgar and unappealing. I will not read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 08-17-17
    Tammy 08-17-17
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    "A 71 year old lady buying a vibrator? Not Cozy!"
    What disappointed you about Armed and Outrageous?

    Nice that a 71 year old woman has a sense of humor. But when it came down to her buying a "vibrator" and looking forward to "using it" count me out!Not at all my idea of a Cozy Mystery".


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something that doesn't involve little old ladies using personal vibrators


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment


    Any additional comments?

    Ugh

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    colleen baker 12-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best"

    I loved this book, the story was great. But the characters were what made the story. I love Agnes and hope to here her again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great and funny book"
    What disappointed you about Armed and Outrageous?

    None


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

    Yes ,you just didn't know what those ladies was going to do next.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It stop and kept returning to chapter 2


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Armed and Outrageous?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    Need a phone number to get help.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheree Nevada, USA 07-25-16
    Cheree Nevada, USA 07-25-16
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    "Well read, but the rest???"

    I thought the book was very well read , but the plot and characters was completely unbelievable, and poorly thought out. To bad, because it could have been a cute book. I will pass on any other books of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Jones-Sutton 07-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "good reading"

    as with all the Agnes Barton book I enjoyed this one both time I read it. and living up the highway from East Tawas makes the book more fun

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 06-30-16
    Angela 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful."

    Would give zero stars if possible. Awful storyline, poor characters, beyond awful narration. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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