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Killer Jam Audiobook

Killer Jam

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Publisher's Summary

When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother's farm in Buttercup, Texas, she's looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders' Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy's jam jars beside her...and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.

Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie's neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she's not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?

©2015 Karen MacInerney (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-30-15
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great New Series"

    This was an enjoyable cozy mystery with well plotted and realistic characters and an interesting story line. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    A Craft 09-07-16
    A Craft 09-07-16
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    "i want more of this"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Killer Jam to be better than the print version?

    This was a funny, easy listening and very entertaining story. I want more of these books on here! She captured my attention and kept me guessing until the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killer Jam?

    Killer in the Jam tent.


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

    It took me a few days, who can sit for 5 or more hours to listen?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn M Vogt 07-13-17
    Lynn M Vogt 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Worth The Time!"

    Didn't even finish. Narrator was medeocher. Story line was uninspired. I would not recommend it.

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    Paradocs 07-09-17
    Paradocs 07-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Performance the biggest issue"
    Would you try another book from Karen MacInerney and/or Teri Clark Linden?

    I would try another book from Karen Macinerney.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    I might, but to see if this performance was typical.


    Was Killer Jam worth the listening time?

    This was simply too long - much story repetition and redundancy. It dragged. The story was fun and compelling and the characters were mostly interesting. A little too much forced coincidence happening to allow the mystery to be solved,


    Any additional comments?

    The reader has a couple of annoying habits that made the listening difficult. For one, whenever the sentence ended with 'I, he or she said,' the read was read the sentence, then pause and "she said." or "I said." That pause was incredibly annoying.<br/>The other, bigger, annoyance was the reader's use of different voices. This is normally not a problem, but she made many of the adult women sound like 6 year old girls. I wanted to scream, listening to this. If they weren't little girl voices, they were husky voiced cowgirls. <br/>The reader's voice is pleasant but the voice acting was unnecessary for the story and terribly distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Simone Lima 06-27-17
    Simone Lima 06-27-17
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    "great light reading!"

    Light, but enjoyable reading! plus, there are yummy recipes by the end of the book. Will look for more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karimich schmidt 06-21-17
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    "Excellent, great story."

    I loved this book and thought it was exceptional and was really engaged with the way the narrator read. please keep your audio books coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Wooten St. Louis, MO 06-17-17
    Carole Wooten St. Louis, MO 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun little cozy"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. I was in the mood for a cozy mystery and really wasn't sure which one I wanted to read when I spotted this book in Amazon's Prime Reading. I actually had no idea that there were audiobooks included in the program but that is a whole other story. I decided to borrow this book and take a chance on it since it was the first in a series. It turned out to be a whole lot of fun in the end.<br/><br/>Lucy has just bought her grandmother's old farm in Buttercup, Texas. She really wants to make a go of it and is busy making jams and trying to contain her wandering cow. She runs into problems right away when a truck shows up on her property to look for oil. She learns that when she bought her farm the previous owner, Nettie, retained the mineral rights and there isn't much that she can do to stop her from looking for oil.<br/><br/>I guess pretty early on that Nettie was probably not going to be around for very long. I couldn't stand her character and kind of wanted her to come to a quick end myself. The sheriff is convinced right away that Lucy must be responsible and really doesn't work to hard to actually look for any evidence so it is up to Lucy to prove that she is innocent.<br/><br/>The mystery kept me guessing and I was really never quite sure who the villain would be in this story. There was actually a lot to this story in addition to the mystery. Lucy's best friend is dealing with a difficult situation and Lucy does her best to help. There is even a bit of romance with the local vet who seems to be a pro at catching wandering cows. I loved that there was a touch of humor spread throughout the book.<br/><br/>I enjoyed the narration in the end. This is the first time that I have listened to Teri Clark Linden and it did take me a little bit to get used to her style of narration but that is actually pretty normal for me. Once I really got into the story, I really enjoyed the narration. I think she did a great job with all of the different voices in the story and her pacing was perfect. I would definitely listen to her narration again in the future.<br/><br/>I would recommend this book to fans of cozy mysteries. I thought that this was a fun story filled with some really great characters. This was the first time that I have read any of Karen MacInerney's work and look forward to reading more of this series in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Harris USA 06-04-17
    Lisa Harris USA 06-04-17

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "An interesting mystery"

    I was hooked right from the start of this book. The narrator was ok. Her ability to give each character their own identity was a little lacking but overall she was smooth and easy to listen to. My suspicion about the culprits was dead on almost from the beginning. I experienced some sadness as some scenes unfolded and anger at others. Overall this was a really great story and a book well worth crawling into. Wish I could listen to the next in this series but it is not available on kindle unlimited or kindle prime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LouLou 05-08-17
    LouLou 05-08-17
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    "Cute Cozy Mystery"
    If you could sum up Killer Jam in three words, what would they be?

    Cute Cozy Mystery


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

    This is not an "edge of your seat" kind of book. It's typical of any other "cozy" in that there is a murder to solve but you know it will all end just fine. Plus the characters and world are nice and likeable.


    What about Teri Clark Linden’s performance did you like?

    Her voice seemed perfect for the story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a fun escape to a nice place with an unfortunate murder (or two) this book is for you. It's fun...not disturbing at all and a perfect light murder mystery read. Sometimes you need something nice, fun and easy...this is it. I would absolutely read more books from the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jillian La Crescenta, CA, United States 04-28-17
    Jillian La Crescenta, CA, United States 04-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Killer narration"

    I love mysteries and this one was recommended by a friend who I am no longer talking to. LOL Kidding... I found it tedious, and not helped by the slow narration which actually removed any kind of suspense from the story. Thankfully, it did improve a bit when speeding up the narration to 1.25 but not enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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