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High Strung Audiobook

High Strung: Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O'Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass bead maker and jewelry designer. When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop's opening festivities, it's an opportunity Jax can't resist - even though the store's owner is the surliest person Jax has ever met. The weekend's events become a tangled mess when a young bead maker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects. Jax must string together the clues to clear her friend Tessa's name - and do it before the killer strikes again.

©2016 Janice Peacock (P)2017 Janice Peacock

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    MKS 04-22-17
    MKS 04-22-17
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    "Fun cozy mystery"
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    A fun cozy mystery in the world of glass beadmaking and hand-made jewelry. Lots of background and character building through first third of the book, but mystery is worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie White 04-10-17
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    "Fabulous storyline"

    Wonderful quirky characters. Good descriptions of all the players which made it an entertaining story to follow.
    Looking forward to reading more of her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Indydog McKinney, TexasUnited States 07-31-17
    Indydog McKinney, TexasUnited States 07-31-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Excellent!"

    I love to make beaded jewelry! Which is why this book appealed to me. That being said, this was a well written story with several twists and turns. The characters were great and unlike some themed mysteries were well developed and actually reminded me of people I know. I enjoyed the performance, and listened to it in one day!! I look forward to the next book!!

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    Lisa Ks Book Reviews DE United States 07-30-17
    Lisa Ks Book Reviews DE United States 07-30-17

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    "Amazing to read, and equally amazing to listen to!"
    Would you listen to High Strung again? Why?

    I would! It's a wonderful story, and educational story. Not only was it a great mystery, I learned a lot about the art of making glass beads.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't like to pick favorites, but if I have to, I would say the story's protagonist, Jax.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Ann Jacobs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first, and my second is waiting for me.


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

    I did listen to it in one sitting. It was so entertaining, I didn't even feel time passing!


    Any additional comments?

    Author Janice Peacock has written a book that with the narration of Mary Ann Jacobs, has translated to audio perfectly.
    As entertaining in audio as it was in print, I had just as much fun listening to HIGH STRUNG as I did reading it. Narrator Jacobs brought to life the cast from this series in such a way, that along with Peacock’s written descriptions, I now feel as though I have really met these wonderful characters.
    As with my printed copies, I had the audio of book two, A BEAD IN THE HAND ready to listen to at the end of HIGH STRUNG.
    If you’re a fan of audio/Audible books, you have got to give HIGH STRUNG a listen.

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    Jill 07-11-17
    Jill 07-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of High Strung to be better than the print version?

    I loved both


    What was one of the most memorable moments of High Strung?

    The characters


    What does Mary Ann Jacobs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love Jax


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Light hearted and fun


    Any additional comments?

    Great read, loved it and can't wait for the next one.<br/>

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    Della 04-19-17
    Della 04-19-17
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    "Don't Bother"

    This is a poor example of a cozy mystery. The characters are flat and uninteresting. The lead character is preachy, goody too shoes who seems to have everything handed to her. I listened until it put me to sleep. At that point, I gave up and returned it.

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