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The Julius House Audiobook

The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 4

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Love at first sight turns into newlywed bliss for former librarian Aurora Teagarden-until violence cuts the honeymoon short. Wealthy businessman Martin Bartell gives Roe exactly what she wants for their wedding: Julius House. But both the house and Martin come with murky pasts. And when Roe is attacked by an ax-wielding maniac, she realizes that the secrets inside her four walls - and her brand-new marriage - could destroy her.

©1994 Charlaine Harris Schulz; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Chalis 04-23-13
    Chalis 04-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I LOVE AURORA!"

    I read most of the books in this series when they were first published. It is a treat to hear them as audio books years later.

    I have read books from other series written by Charlaine Harris, but Aurora has remained my favorite character. As the series progressed, Aurora matured and progressed as a character. I believe that is one of the reasons she seems "real" to me, and I've never tired of her.

    In this book Aurora has married, and found her "dream house". However both her marriage and the house include a few nightmares that she hadn't expected. This is the story of how she deals with those nightmares.

    Ms. Harris populates her books with interesting and unique characters, many of whom show up in later books. This book is the first appearance on the Shelby and Angel Youngblood. I hesitate to write much about them because I don't want to include any "spoilers." I will just say I find them unique and fascinating.

    Narrator Therese Plummer is superb. Her work added so much to my enjoyment of the story.

    This is a mystery that includes a little romance, a little humor, and lots of puzzles. If' I'd had the time I could easily have listened to the entire book in one sitting. It was great fun to listen to, and I was sad when the end came. I intend to "revisit" all the books in this series.



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    Cindy Pinson, TN, United States 02-21-12
    Cindy Pinson, TN, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVE this series!"
    Where does The Julius House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thank you Charlaine Harris for creating these stories for me to submerge in to. I enjoy your characters and appreciate sharing their lives without having to give advice or listen to their problems. I LOVE being in total control of my visits with them and that makes our times together most enjoyable!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Cody, WY, United States 05-20-11
    Cheryl Cody, WY, United States 05-20-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Better and Better"

    I fell in love with "Ro" right from the start, but this one was absolutely the best... the ending was an absolute surprise, and I am so disappointed that I don't have a credit until next month to download book #5. I really like this lady!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fritzydinglehoffer Indiana, USA 12-24-09
    Fritzydinglehoffer Indiana, USA 12-24-09 Member Since 2009
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    "good book"

    Just a great character to follow, and all very well writen.

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    Moe cecil 08-15-16
    Moe cecil 08-15-16
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    "Loved it on Hallmark and even more as a book."

    We love this series on the Hallmark Channel, but we love it even more as a novel. The Character is much more developed. The best part about this book is that I can listen to it when my middle school and high school kids are in the car. No foul language and no crazy sex sequences even though it's a murder mystery.

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    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 01-15-15
    Barbara Huntsville, Alabama 01-15-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrator makes this book a great listen"

    I read this book some years ago between the early Sookie books and I was searching for more Charlaine Harris. Ms. Harris has always been a good writer, but the feeling here is very different from Sookie, and for me there was no joy here, just some contentment, and a bit of self-pity. Terese Plummer's reading gives this book a bit of bounce and energy that I didn't enjoy just reading the books. I am so glad I paid attention to audible reviews and downloaded this book.

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    Bonnie 09-26-17
    Bonnie 09-26-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Not at all up to Ms Harris' usual quality."

    There was just too much that was not believable especially the new husband. Just to "cutsie" for even a cozy mystery.

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    Stefanie M. 08-11-17
    Stefanie M. 08-11-17
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    "Great Story! Amazon: FIX THE CHAPTERS!!!"

    If you think you know how it's going to go bc you watched the Hallmark version so you can skip the book: NO. There is so much more going on in this book, and it's different than the show. Do yourself a favor and read the books! Narrator does a FABULOUS job with the large cast of characters. AMAZON, however, needs fix the chapter breaks! in all the books I have read in this series so far, they all show under 10 chapters, so that "Chapter 1" is actually chapters 1-4! Very maddening for trying to keep an eye on where you are in the book. But, the book itself: VERY GOOD READ! :-)

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    Parker Parker 05-25-17
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    "Therese Plummer is an exceptional narrator"

    Therese Plummer is an exceptional narrator. This was a nice, cozy listen. Classic Charlaine Harris.

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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 12-26-16
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 12-26-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Slow start, predictable mystery"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The beginning of the book is slow and very little happens. There is an elaborate plan for Ro to buy Martin his family farm for a wedding present, and then the farm is never mentioned again. There is a big reveal about Martin, but all is well because the sex is good and after all Ro is finally married like everyone else. Gag. The mystery, which finally rolls around, is very easy to figure out who did it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Least interesting was Martin's big secret, because whatever he's done in the past doesn't matter as long as Ro has her Barbie Dream House and a ring on her finger.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite scene.


    Did The Julius House inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, never buy a book in this series again.


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