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The development of a major resort complex at the southern end of Pear Island, affectionately known as Breakfast Island, is turning the town upside down. Local residents, summer people, and mainland fishermen are all hopping mad that the peace of their retreat is being shattered. But who is angry enough to murder?

When a cabin cruiser explosion in the marina sets off a series of "accidents", Qwilleran begins to wonder if sabotage is involved. But he has his work cut out for him. There are plenty of suspects, plenty of motives, and plenty more "accidents" occurring. Can Qwill and the cats uncover the murderer's identity before they become the victims of one of the many mishaps plaguing Breakfast Island?

With Koko and Yum Yum on the scene, you can bet that the mysterious events on Breakfast Island will be exposed. But will it happen before someone else is killed?

©1993 Lilian Jackson Braun; (P)2003 New Millenium Audio, All Rights Reserved

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  • Kathy
  • CLITHERALL, MN, United States
  • 05-11-12

the cat who is for any age group

What made the experience of listening to The Cat Who Came to Breakfast the most enjoyable?

the narrater George Guidall

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cat Who Came to Breakfast?

when they fugire how the cat helpped

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

All of the character, he would change his vioce for each one. It was great!!

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

yes , my sister and I did. it was great!!!!!

Any additional comments?

I now want to buy the rest of her books and read them all

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • GrandmaG
  • Kinnelon, NJ, United States
  • 12-03-12

MY FAVORITE "cozy mystery" series!!

I am in the process of obtaining ALL of the "Cat Who" series on audio. This task is a bit difficult because Audible does not have all of them, nor does my library. For anyone who is not aware of this series, I will say this: LJB began writing this series in 1966. The last book was written in 2007, I believe. To my knowledge, there are 31 books in the series, but don't quote me on that! It's very light reading/listening. One of those series where you get to "know" the characters and can't wait to get into the next book. LJB wrote with absolutely NO undesirable language, and when a murder occurs, there are no gory details. George Guidall IS James Qwilleran. (To me, anyway!) Even when I listen to him narrate another book, I associate him with J.Q.
It's fun to listen to the series in order, (the first book being "The Cat Who Could Read Backwards"), but it's not absolutely necessary.
This is not an exciting series - if you like your mysteries to have excitement and gore and obscenities, I would predict you would be bored with the "Cat Who" books.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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WOW, George Guidall brings it all to life

What did you love best about The Cat Who Came to Breakfast?

I have read all the cat books and must say that the audio versions are even better than the books, especially with Guidall as the reader. Just makes me understand the characters better hearing his interpretation.

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

Not really, this is light reading, cute and fun

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

He nails the lead character and actually makes him much more likeable

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Gotta love those cats

Interesting lives to follow, clean language. Always keeps my interest to the end. Smart cats make the story.

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  • James
  • Frederick, MD
  • 04-09-15

An excellent "Cat Who" story as always

I have never been able to get enough of these wonderful stories from 400 miles north of everywhere. George Guidall is easily my favorite narrator and is the perfect fit for the adventures of Mr. Q and his animal companions.

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  • Larry
  • United States
  • 06-04-12

very good listen

Would you listen to The Cat Who Came to Breakfast again? Why?

No. The few words that were mispronounced<br/>were very irritating!

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

As always!

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

Great character representation.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but as always her books are hard to put down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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good book

it is amazing how many storms the lead character goes through, dark and stormy night. the plot was good, and the reader can keep up easily, but the best evidence is only available to the lead character. I much prefer other books of the author that have evidence everyone else over looks. narrator brought the characters to life, and the book is recommended to adults both young and old.

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  • Sherri
  • Oxnard, CA, USA
  • 06-02-07

not a mystery

I was disappointed in this book. I thought it would be more of a mystery, but it isn't. It is a nice book but didn't meet my appetite for a good mystery. The cats are cute and funny.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The Cat Who Came to Breakfast

Satisfying light mystery. I am a big fan of Mrs. Braun's. The narrator Mr. Guilea, is amazingly adept a t using differing voices to represent the various characters. Will highly recommend for an entertaining read.

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Changes are not always good...

Makes you wish you could find this island and live the easy life.. leave the city hassle somewhere else. Easy listen. Love Qwill.