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Publisher's Summary

Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine. When Jake's best friend, quiet and dependable Ellie White, confesses to the murder, cops and journalists swarm into the snowbound Eastport. Jake smells a cover-up, and begins poking into past history between McIlwaine and Ellie's family. But someone doesn't like nosy neighbors...and Jake's rustic refuge may become her final resting place.
©1997 Sarah Graves; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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Slow starter, but gradullay gets there.

Would you try another book from Sarah Graves and/or Lindsay Ellison?

I would consider one more book, this one was slow to start and hard to get into.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator didn't put enough effort into the various characters.

Do you think The Dead Cat Bounce needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There is a number in the series.

Any additional comments?

Sleeper, almost didn't listen to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Down East Maine at it's Best!

This is the first book in a series with each book a great stand alone. The author creates great storylines along with sidebars of humorous home repair perils. Makes me want to visit up north!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A good who-done-it?

Any additional comments?

This book is compared to diane mott davidson and her culinary mysteries, there are definitly a lot of similarities. If you like her books, you will most certainly like this one.<br/>

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • Old Town, Maine
  • 09-14-16

Fun listen! And interesting, too.

Lots of fun, great story, three-dimensional characters. I can't believe I haven't found this author before now. But what a treat. Now I have the whole series in front of me! As a new Mainiac from away...I have found a kindred spirit in Jacobia.

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Have to LISTEN!

Loved it! Keeps moving quickly. So many Ideas of who, how, maybe?? Reader is fabulous!

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An enjoyable listen

This is not a great book that will encourage deep thinking but rather a good story with good character development and a good ending. I enjoy listening to books while gardening, stitching or walking. This was a good book for that. I will look for more.
It is read quite well and voice transition enjoyable and easily understandable.

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I love a good series!

Where does The Dead Cat Bounce rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narration is very easy to listen to, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the characters develop as I listen to more of the series.

Any additional comments?

I'm not finished with this book yet, but there is one thing that irritates me. She describes one character's parents as "elderly" then later says the mother is 60. I'm sixty and I'm darn sure not elderly!

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Good story

The story line is very long and drawn out. The overall thread eventually brings the thoughts together. A lot of unnecessary filler that finally in the last two chapters makes sense. Not a book I will re-read.

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A great continuation on a series

If you could sum up The Dead Cat Bounce in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Engaging, Interesting

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dead Cat Bounce?

There are several cliff-hangers in the story, so it's hard to chose just one without giving anything away.

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

Yes. It's my third book of hers, and I enjoy her characters, the setting and the wonderful little bits of New England history she scatters in her stories.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful