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Tastes Like Murder Audiobook

Tastes Like Murder: Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Sally Muccio's had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing.

But there's no warning when her ex-husband's mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it's a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands.

With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life - before the last cookie crumbles.

©2015 Catherine Bruns (P)2017 Catherine Bruns

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    Denise 11-22-17
    Denise 11-22-17 Member Since 2010
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    "narrator needs some coffee"

    Read in such a languid tone, the story suffers. It sounds like narrator is about to fall asleep.

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    Bikram Agarwal 11-22-17
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    "Skip this."

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    The story didn't interest me at all, primarily because of the character portrayals. The female characters lack any depth whatsoever and failed to create any impression. There were attempts of humor here n there, but all of them fell flat. And there are sexual innuendos, if you want to know about that. There's isn't bad language, so there's that.

    The narration was sub-par too.

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    mandy 11-12-17
    mandy 11-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great!"

    I am quickly becoming addicted to cozy mysteries because of stories like this one. Mystery, humor, romance - this book has everything you could want in a story. Fantastic narration and really enjoyable story. I can't wait to check out more by this author.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Lidia Chymkowska 11-11-17
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    "A nice treat for fans of cozy mysteries"

    I have recently read or listened to quite a lot of books in the very popular genre of cozy mysteries, and Tastes Like Murder definitely belongs in the top group. It has a few characters you get to like right from the start and a set of characters you dislike at first and then get to like:) It also has a villain or two, some of whom turn out not to be so villaineous, and there is a seemingly innocent guy who turns out not to be so innocent...:) The plot, as expected, twists here and there, and there are some surprises up the author's sleeve... Quite typical, right? So what makes the book interesting enough for me to put it somewhere at the top of my list of cozy mysteries? To be honest, I don't really know. Maybe it's the character of Sal, who tries to come to terms with herself and her life after a hard divorce, or maybe it's Josie, her best friend, a mother of four, who can be caring and loving and... spiteful when it's necessary... Or maybe it's the well-balanced mixture of the romantic and the criminal, with just the right amount of dangerous as the spice... But whatever it is, it kept me listening to the book until late at night...

    As for the interpretation by Ms Karen Rose Richter, it's the first book read by her that I listened to. She has a really nice voice and although she sometimes sounds a little monotonous in the narrator's parts, she has definitely mastered the art of differentating the characters' voices. And - I have to emphasize this, as it's a really difficult thing to do, in my opinion - she's great at reading the male characters' parts. You just don't notice it's a woman reading them, she sounds so natural there.

    All in all, it's definitely a book a fan of cozy mysteries should read/listen to:)

    DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Karen M. 11-08-17
    Karen M. 11-08-17
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    "Yummy!"

    Just as things are starting to look up for Sally, she is thrown into a homicide investigation after her ex-husband's mistress dies on her porch. She'll have bigger problems than trying to choose between the two men wooing her.

    This was a really fun cozy mystery that had me laughing. Mystery, suspense, humor and romance all combined for a story that I just loved. The twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing until the end. Karen Rose Richter did a great job with the narration and I could distinguish the characters quite easily. I enjoyed Tastes Like Murder: Cookies and Chance Mysteries, Book 1 and would recommend it.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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    Hudson the Basset 11-06-17 Member Since 2003
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    "Cookies Good"

    This is a fun cozy mystery that revolves around a cookie bakery. There is an ex-husband, his girlfriend, a best friend, kooky relatives and a couple of love interests to spice up the batter. The plot is a little formulaic, but the characters keep the book interesting.
    The narration was very good.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Amanda 11-03-17
    Amanda 11-03-17
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    "Sweet fun!"

    I enjoyed this book. It was a nice fun cozy mystery with a little romance thrown in the mix. The main character is a little mousy and not the brightest crayon when it comes to danger, but I was still entertained. The narrator did a nice job with a little jumping around with accents but it wasn’t distracting. I find I will need to get the next book to see what happens in the romance department. Well played. I received a free review copy of this book and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Suzan 10-25-17
    Suzan 10-25-17
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    "Not my taste"

    I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. I enjoyed the narration by Karen Rose Richter she does a great job of keeping you listening. The story is a Culinary Mystery but I am a big fan of Culinary mysteries and this one falls short. I would say this book is more of a teen romance with mystery thrown in. It is a clean book just not my taste.

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    Inishowen Cailin 10-24-17
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    "Loved it!!"

    I loved this book. There was plenty of suspense and lots of romance with our lucky leading lady having the dilemma of choosing between two gorgeous men. The mystery was well written and complicated just enough to keep me guessing. There were plenty of potential suspects. I really enjoyed the love triangle aspect and I hope Sally doesn't make any rash decisions!
    I highly recommend the audio version. The narrator does an excellent job and I can't wait to dive in to book 2.

    This audio book was provided by the author at my own request and I have voluntarily reviewed it.

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    Al 10-24-17
    Al 10-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just OK"

    A little slow and the narrators accents are not the best and she goes back and forth with them. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast

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    "Winnie the Pooh could drink you under the table."

    An enjoyable plot made irritating by one of the (unintentionally) silliest heroines this reader has encountered. So accident prone, the question has to be posed - does she suffer from some disability as yet unrecognised? - the lead protagonist Sally who, with her school (and best) friend Josie, has opened a cookie shop in her home town, is recently divorced. Ten years before she had broken with her one true love boyfriend because she caught him drunk in the arms of another girl. On the rebound, she was swept away by Colin, marrying him five years later only then to discover what an unfaithful hound he was. Dah!
    When Sally's nemesis is found dead on the porch of her shop, Sally and Josie go into investigative action to find the culprit despite being warned by the delectable policeman to stay out of it and 'leave it to the police.' Do they need the warnings? Of course not, blundering through interviews and nosing about as the fortunes in the fortune cookies become ever more foolish.

    So, a mystery and a romance, of a sort (at least there is a load of angst spilt by Sally). For this reader, the main mystery was what on earth any of the men in her town saw in her? But, hey, I'm only a woman.

    Yes, I am being harsh. It was a fun listen made much better by the narrator, Karen Rose Richter, whose pleasant vocal ntonation carried the story well with good voicing changes for the individual protagonists. And my thanks go to the rights holder who gifted me a complimentary copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom.. Not my cup of tea, perhaps, but I am sure that readers with a fondness for romance mixed into their less than stringent murder mysteries might love it.

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