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Books Can Be Deceiving Audiobook

Books Can Be Deceiving

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Publisher's Summary

Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend, Beth, wants to sell the editor her children's book. But Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered - and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.

©2011 Jenn McKinlay (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-13-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it"

    This is a great start to a very good series. The characters are well developed and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep me interested. I look forward to the next book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Leona Wall 01-09-16
    Leona Wall 01-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Crafty Mystery .. I LOVE IT"
    What made the experience of listening to Books Can Be Deceiving the most enjoyable?

    I love that this book combined two things I love , books and crafts.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Books Can Be Deceiving?

    The great detail in which crafts and other books were described and/or discussed.


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

    She did an amazing job,She made it easy to listen


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book, I love that even though I guessed the ,murderer it was still an excellent listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Judith 11-24-15
    Judith 11-24-15
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    "Good start for this library themed series"

    Loved the characters. Plot was quite good as well, I'm a sucker for library related mysteries I especially like those strictly about people with no assorted cats or dogs thrown in . Not so patiently waiting for the next book in the series h

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    RES 01-05-16
    RES 01-05-16
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    "Coming back for more"
    Where does Books Can Be Deceiving rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is definitely near the top of the books I've listened to! I have come back for more of this series and intend to keep doing so.


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

    Allyson Ryan brings the characters to life.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I have really enjoyed the character development and the development of relationships between characters. Jenn McKinlay does a good job of giving her characters depth and making them different from each other, yet all relatable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rex-Ann 11-23-15
    Rex-Ann 11-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Cozy series, is good."
    Where does Books Can Be Deceiving rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle range. They are entertaining but somewhat predictable. However I did buy the whole series.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Maybe but does give voice to the various characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would not make a film of it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 05-19-17
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    "Annoying to hear "said" so many times! "

    "He said" and "She said" is SOOOOO annoying. Story has been pretty good but if the next book has as many "... said" statements, I won't be able to listen to another one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beerloversguides 03-11-17
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    "Not really worth it."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It wasn't terrible, just not very good. Amateurish, felt like a mish mash of other, successful, series. Books + knitting + murder: series! But I didn't feel like either the author or the main character were into either books or knitting. The plot was so silly I've already forgotten who did it and I don't care either. Definitely won't be trying another one in this series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was pretty uninteresting.


    What three words best describe Allyson Ryan’s voice?

    didn't make much of an impression


    Was Books Can Be Deceiving worth the listening time?

    not really. Again, it's not awful, it just felt like painting by numbers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 02-20-17
    Christina 02-20-17
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    "Beth is way too codependent"

    This is a story about two best friends: Lindsay and Beth. Beth's boyfriend is found dead & Lindsay becomes fiercely protective of Beth & borderline obsessed with proving her innocence. Their relationship is often very codependent. Every single thing Lindsay does is for Beth. Beth is unrealistically meek & helpless, and depends on Lindsay to do most everything for her, including speaking on her behalf during her big meeting. It's odd.. Because it's book 1 I'm hoping things change as the stories continue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Anderson 02-08-17
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    "What you'd do for a friend"

    This is a story of what one person would do to help their friend. I found some of the actions to be unbelievable for supposedly smart women. Why they continue to investigate when it is obvious it is becoming dangerous, is unclear. I did like the different personalities of the townspeople.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe Los Angeles, CA United States 02-08-17
    Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe Los Angeles, CA United States 02-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great library mystery!"

    You can read the synopsis of this book in multiple other places, so I'm going to focus on why I really enjoyed this book. I loved the premise that Lindsey, the librarian, must use her librarian researching skills to solve the murder that her best friend is accused of. It shows the extensive research that librarians put into preparing for their jobs, getting a Masters of Library Science, an advanced degree.

    I love the library where this book is set. It is a cozy place, and the children's section is absolutely delightful! The book also opens and closes with the Crafternoon Club, where a group of patrons get together to do crafts, enjoy lunch together, and discuss a book. I wish such a club existed near me!

    This is a great start to the series, which improves with time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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