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Brownies and Broomsticks Audiobook

Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.

While working at the Honeybee Bakery - named after Lucy's cat - Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty - Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer....

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©2012 Penguin Group USA (Inc.) (P)2013 Tantor

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    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 06-06-13
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow, cute and a good story too"

    Starts off a bit hinky with the neice quiting her job as assistant manager of a bakery in Ohio and heading to SC to do the baking in her aunt & uncle's new bakery. It improves with the appearance of a little dog who stays. And keeps going uphill from there. Its good enough that I've listened to it many times and keep picking up new details that I missed before. I hope there are more in this series.

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    GranAnne 10-30-16
    GranAnne 10-30-16
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    "Waste of time and 2 credits"

    It wasn't what I consider a good listen. It's just another 20 something fool rushes in to solve a death mystery. I couldn't wait for it to end. Too bad I got on a 3 for 2 deal along with books 2 and 3 of the series and cannot return them. I probably won't listen to the other two I have unless I get desperate and definitely won't buy any more of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cristela M. 09-25-16
    Cristela M. 09-25-16
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    "Not sure what I was expecting..."

    There was a sale and I thought I would try something new. I was looking for something different, simple, and fun. Simple it was, and a little fun. It was just a bit juvenile, and not in a simple, fun way. Just not very clever or engaging. Of course, fun, is very subjective; that is just my opinion. The reader was pretty good, but not good enough to get me to listen to another book in this series.

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    Lauren nicole 08-18-15
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    "Loved love l8ve"

    what. an i say I must .loved spending time with this story really enjoyed the way magic was experienced and explained in this story tube characters are wonderful and fun the baked goodies make up sent to jump Jo and make some yourself. can't wait to start. the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 07-17-14
    Kimberly 07-17-14

    I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.

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    "Easy Listening"
    What did you love best about Brownies and Broomsticks?

    Easy to listen to, the story kept me interested, narration was very good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brownies and Broomsticks?

    The characters were vivid.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    Nice smooth voice that is easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Relax and unwind

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 06-25-14
    Elizabeth 06-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Lighthearted, Enjoyable Listen"
    What did you love best about Brownies and Broomsticks?

    Geared towards the ladies, it is a very easy and fun listen. Not too involved, but something perfect to take you away for a bit.


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

    It was easy going enough that it probably could have been listened to in one setting.


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    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 06-25-14
    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 06-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent book with a great "Recipe"!"

    This was a very easy listen, and one that was strangely realistic for a book about magic. The characters came across as authentic, with all their faults and appeal, and the story drew in just enough of the right elements - mystery, intrigue, romance and humour - to make for a satisfying treat! The narration was well done, and the two-recipe PDF was a lovely complement! I enjoyed that the setting was a bakery with a little bit extra.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen EAGLE RIVER, WI, United States 05-11-14
    Karen EAGLE RIVER, WI, United States 05-11-14

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    "ENJOYED!"
    Where does Brownies and Broomsticks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Just right! Not too deep so I had to think real hard, not a lot of magic to make it too strange but just enough, I like a little magic... and just plain o enjoyable! A nice "cozy" mystery. Wish there were more than 3 books in this series. OH, and the narration is very good as well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brownies and Broomsticks?

    I'm sure there were some but read it a while ago and can't recall just now.


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    All were good, no favorite


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

    I guess, if I'd had time I wouldn't have minded, it's one of the better "magic" type books I've read...


    Any additional comments?

    GET IT!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Young 05-02-13
    Pat Young 05-02-13

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    "good first book"
    What did you love best about Brownies and Broomsticks?

    This is a good start. It keep me going, I like the development of the characters and hope to have a chance to get to know them better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brownies and Broomsticks?

    When Kate really believes in herself, and was able to save a life.


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Kate


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

    It wasn't a extreme reaction but it did make me laugh.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lady 04-09-13
    Lady 04-09-13

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    "Lots of Potential"

    This story has lots of potential. I think it would have been better with a different narrator, and I say that as a fan of Johanna Parker's narration of the Sookie Stackhouse series. In this book, however, the narration was rushed, which made it difficult to get a sense of the story. The story had a lot of interesting elements, seemed well-researched, and pretty well-written. I do think it's worth a credit if you can get past the rapid pace of the narration.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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