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Publisher's Summary

As soon as banker Willard Carmichael and his flashy young wife, Danielle, arrive in Pickax, the town is hit by a rash of pilfering that soon escalates from a stolen pair of sunglasses and gloves to the entire charity collection of the Indian Village Bridge Club. Then Willard is murdered in an apparent mugging, and his wife's cousin, Carter Lee, appears to be too eager to pick up where Willard left off on a valuable business project.

Luckily for Pickax, Qwill and the cats decide to do some surreptitious investigating before the small town is destroyed by a big-time crime wave. Cat lovers and mystery buffs will have a feast with this, Lilian Jackson Braun's best Cat Who... mystery yet.

©1997 Lilian Jackson Braun (P)1997 Dove Audio, Inc.

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  • GrandmaG
  • Kinnelon, NJ, United States
  • 12-06-12

Bring back Mr. Guidall, please!

As I wrote in my other review, this is my favorite cozy mystery series. I am in the process of trying to obtain all of the books for my personal library, and I've been successful at my local library for the most part. However, they did not have this title, and when I saw that Audible had it, I bought it without noticing that George Guidall is NOT the narrator. My fault. I should have paid more attention. This narrator reads too fast, continuing over sections that should have a pause, IMO. He uses the same nasal voice for almost all of the characters - Polly sounds no different than Quill or Arch Riker. Very disappointing. Please, Audible, get the rest of the series with Mr. Guidall as narrator!!

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great book.

This author is always whimsical and engrossing. I am sure to listen more. Great book.

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Not the complete book!!!

don't waste your money on this version of this book!! the person reading this book sounds like he has spot stuck in his mouth and there are big chunks of book missing.

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fast moving story

although George didn't read this i took a chance. I did enjoy this narrator alot.

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great story. reader didnt have a range of accents

the reader needed different voices and accents for different characters to bring them to life.

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Sounds like a more nasal Jimmy Stewart.

Would you try another book from Lilian Jackson Braun and/or Mason Adams?

Not Mason Adams, sorry buddy Guidall is amazing !

What did you like best about this story?

Love all the cat who books!

How could the performance have been better?

Sorry, love the other reader.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cat Who Tailed a Thief?

Leave out the intro, I didn't want to know who died!

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  • Glenda
  • DURHAM, NC, United States
  • 11-13-12

tanny voice distracts

What did you like best about The Cat Who Tailed a Thief? What did you like least?

As always Braun's stories are captivating and entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cat Who Tailed a Thief?

The cat antics

How could the performance have been better?

The reader has a very abrasive,nasalized voice tone,. and too fast clipped delivery.Allow someone with a more subdued voice to do the delivery next time.

Do you think The Cat Who Tailed a Thief needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

That would be great with another reader.

Any additional comments?

The cat who series is very entertaining for me.

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Love the cat series

Would you listen to The Cat Who Tailed a Thief again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again as you always hear something you missed first time around..

What did you like best about this story?

all of it...

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

you wouldn't get the different aspects of the characters

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

another great cat story...