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Murder of a Small-Town Honey Audiobook

Murder of a Small-Town Honey: A Scumble River Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....

©2000 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Kim 03-28-13
    Kim 03-28-13
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    "Fun listen!"

    Quick paced and clean fun - was able to listen at work and really enjoyed it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 06-06-17
    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 06-06-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Small towns"
    If you could sum up Murder of a Small-Town Honey in three words, what would they be?

    Small-Town no Secrets!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Sky, she was the main character but she just had that drive and never gave up and I liked that.


    What about Christine Leto’s performance did you like?

    I liked the way she changed her voice and the way she added the emotion to each character, you could feel how they were feeling.


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

    When Mike came after Sky, I was shocked I didn't see that one coming.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Gregory Indianapolis, IN USA 03-17-17
    Teresa Gregory Indianapolis, IN USA 03-17-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Cute Beginning of a Fun Series"

    I have read several of the later books in this series. I finally got around to reading the first.

    Full disclosure: I have read several of these books because I heard the author speak one time. She was a pure delight and I thought her books would be as enjoyable and entertaining as she was. I was not disappointed. Professionally, Skye Dennison is very much like Denise Swanson. The author said that when she started writing, some of her friends asked why she was writing mysteries instead of the very lucrative romances. She said in her years of school employment she had never met anyone she wanted to sleep with, but she met a lot of people she wanted to kill.

    I also enjoyed Skye's discomfort of being the country mouse who moved to the big city but had to come back home, tail between her legs. A lot of people can relate to that.

    I did not care for the reader's portrayal of Skye's mother. She sounded like the grandma in the Stephanie Plum series. Skye's mother is not that old.

    Ms Swanson's writing is warm and funny. I like her characters, especially later in the series when they are fleshed out more. This book is a nice cozy mystery to read on a cold winter night by the fire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette 01-14-17
    Jeanette 01-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Easy/Feel God Read..."

    I enjoy (and live in ) small town America so this wa quite enjoyable and the narrator did a GREAT job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Blaschke 11-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A Decent Listen"

    Not the best mystery development, but when Christie and Sayers are your favorite, who does meet the standard? It sometimes felt like the author strayed from the characters' true personality, or maybe the character development was just lacking. The performance wasn't horrible, but this isn't going to be one of my favorite readers without a bit of improvement. This book was entertaining, but didn't leave me rushing to download the second in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather corpus christi, TX, United States 06-09-16
    Heather corpus christi, TX, United States 06-09-16
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    "Worst Narrator on a not-very-good book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This reader was terrible. She was unable to develop interesting characters using her voice, and she was one of the slowest readers I've listened to...and I listen to a lot of books! In addition, there were many mispronounced words that were incredibly distracting from the book. (For example, pronounced the "s" on the end of Illinois).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Denise Swanson again?

    No, this book was all over the place. Included lots of extraneous scenes that did not build towards the murder mystery. It felt like it couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a murder mystery book or a novel about a very boring girl who moved back to her small town to live a very boring life.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Bumgardner Ohio, USA 12-21-15
    Brooke Bumgardner Ohio, USA 12-21-15
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    "Good first cozy in a series"
    Would you listen to Murder of a Small-Town Honey again? Why?

    I would. I enjoyed the story and I would like to listen to it again before I listen to the next book in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Skye is definitely my favorite character. I like her personality and I like her as the sleuth in this series.


    Have you listened to any of Christine Leto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to this narrator's other performances. However, I thought she did a really good job with this performance, so I would be happy to listen to more that she has narrated.


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

    No particular 'moving' moment. This book was about the mystery and there weren't any exceedingly emotional moments.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a solid read from beginning to end. I enjoyed the town of Scumble River and getting to know Skye and the other characters. I liked it and I will read more in the series. The narrator did a nice job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene 12-13-15
    Darlene 12-13-15
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    "great book"

    Thanks great book. I didn't want to get out of the car til the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JMK224 Chicago, IL USA 09-05-15
    JMK224 Chicago, IL USA 09-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"

    By the third chapter I got a sense the heroine was wishy washy, acting like a character in a 1970s Harlequin book. Then when the narrator pronounced Illinois with an S on the end, I was done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Leck Joliet, IL 03-29-15
    Annette Leck Joliet, IL 03-29-15 Listener Since 2006

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    "Mindless entertainment"

    Light listening. Knew who did it for a while before the amateur detective.
    I might try one more of book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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