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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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    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 07-14-13
    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 07-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A fun cozy series"

    I love cozy mysteries with a lot of humor, and this series has that in spades. Skye is funny, and compassionate, and I love that mix. I've downloaded several other books in the series and look forward to them.

    There are a lot of mispronunciations, though, and they are jarring, because they make no sense in the flow of the story. Editors, you need to be catching these!

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 01-08-13
    Patricia 01-08-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Glad to get the beginning of the story."

    I had listened to several of the later books in the Scumble River series on audible and was very pleased to see the earlier ones start appearing. This series provides a lighter mystery that I enjoy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    atisha 07-12-13
    atisha 07-12-13
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    "Having a hard time making it through this"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book is seriously dragging on. Its spending so much time on small town drama and background information that there is no Mystery to this mystery


    What was most disappointing about Denise Swanson’s story?

    an actual mystery


    How could the performance have been better?

    i felt no connection to the chracters voices were drab


    What character would you cut from Murder of a Small-Town Honey?

    skye


    Any additional comments?

    don't download this book

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Music Lover 06-28-13
    Music Lover 06-28-13
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    "unacceptable production"

    The story is okay; not interesting enough for me to read another book in the series, but I'll finish this book. The narration (and probably some blame to the other production staff) is just unacceptable. I didn't know this author, so I previewed the first several pages as a Kindle book sample.

    Therefore, I know for a fact that the narrator said "investigator" when the correct word was "instigator" within the first several pages of the book. Then shortly thereafter she said "debauchery" where that word made NO sense, but the word debacle would have made a lot of sense.

    Really, nobody on the production staff helps with errors in reading the book, when their whole job is to record someone reading the words in the book?

    Then she mispronounced the word indelible. Then there was yet another word problem (at least four mistakes within the first several chapters) that I can't even remember now. Plus she doesn't have any interesting voices. You can't even readily tell when she's reading words attributed to a man versus a woman.

    Then I noticed her intermittent speech impediment. I went to several years of speech therapy, so I'm probably much more sensitive to hearing this stuff than others, and it is truly intermittent. Makes me wonder whether she has just a bit of a problem on the days when she's tired.

    To sum up: the multitude of errors and the poor production (everyone listed in the credits is responsible for me/us hearing a recording of the words the author wrote) this just took the experience below acceptable. I expect an occasional error, because we're all human. But this one has problem after problem.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Madonna FREDERICKTOWN, MO, United States 12-02-14
    Madonna FREDERICKTOWN, MO, United States 12-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "dirty language, deleting from library"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good story but I don't see a reason to use the filthy language. not listening to the rest...


    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 02-07-15
    Farrell 02-07-15
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    "Nice start to a series"

    Story was a bit far fetched, too many people being blackmailed, and too easy for our heroine to figure out. However, it was good clean fun. Nice little cozy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 02-03-13
    Kathryn 02-03-13
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    "Can't wait to hear more"

    I totally enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing the series. I thought the characters were real and the suspense well written

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie United States 07-05-13
    Vickie United States 07-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Hooked"
    Would you listen to Murder of a Small-Town Honey again? Why?

    Yes! I like narrator, and the story .


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

    It did it had twists


    What does Christine Leto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her voice is easy to listen to and I could see the characters


    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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