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Publisher's Summary

In Wisconsin's Northwoods, fishing is a way of life - and when the muskies are biting, life couldn't be better. But when Doc Osborne catches more than he bargained for, he winds up in the middle of a murder mystery - and only Chief of Police Lew Ferris can get him out of it.

©2000 Victoria Houston (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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My new favorite series!

Loved it! Great depth of characters and plot. I can't wait to continue the series!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great adventure

Holds your interest. Don't want to stop listening once you start the book. Clean story for adult listeners. Enjoyed every minute

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Judy
  • Knife River, MN, United States
  • 02-12-18

Great book, sad narration!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better narrator. I have read all these books and love the series but this narrator reads like she is just that, reading the book. My Kindle's computer voice does a better job.

What did you like best about this story?

Love the stories in this series, love the characters.

How could the performance have been better?

Get a better narrator. This one reads worse than a computer generated voice. I bought two of the audible books and had to stop listening to them, they were so jarring.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead Angler?

The narrator.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend reading this whole series or even buying the books and listen to them on your Kindle. They are good, the characters are enjoyable to get to know. The audible books are pathetic! Don't give up on the books because of the narration.

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Started slowly, boring narration, ended better.

Would you try another book from Victoria Houston and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

Possibly. I was intrigued by the Northern setting, the fishing angle, and the female sheriff, but the narrator, to me, was fairly boring. The book ended on a high note, so I might possibly read another in the series, but I'll be unlikely to purchase another audio book version in this series.

Would you recommend Dead Angler to your friends? Why or why not?

Possibly, if they have a special interest in mysteries with an outdoor setting. It's not one of my "must read" books.

What didn’t you like about Jennifer Van Dyck’s performance?

I thought her narration was quite flat. She didn't seem that invested in the characters and there wasn't much voice differentiation between one character and the next.

Was Dead Angler worth the listening time?

Not really. It ended well, but the beginning and middle started slowly and remained fairly tedious. I'm not sure if that were because of the writing or narration, but I suspect that the book would read better than it listened.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Too fishy for me

The writer is skilled but the story was more about fishing than any of the characters. I felt as if there was going to be a fishing test at the end of the book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful