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Tip a Hat to Murder Audiobook

Tip a Hat to Murder: Logland Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When the owner of the Bully Pulpit Diner decided to stop letting servers accept tips, he figured the raise he gave them would keep them happy.

Apparently not. Or were some of his other hobbies what got poor Ben Addison killed?

Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman contends with angry food servers, rowdy frat brothers at Sweathog Agricultural College, a batch of customers who seem to know nothing, and a thief who must have really wanted something from Ben.

One of them keeps a good secret in the small town of Logland, Illinois.

Join Elizabeth, Medical Examiner Skelly, and an offbeat group of characters who will tackle a murder and tickle your funny bone.

©2016 Elaine L. Orr (P)2017 Elaine L. Orr

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    Bikram Agarwal 08-10-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Worst narration."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Story itself was alright, just another who-done-it mystery story. But skip this audiobook, since the narration is pretty bad. If you must, read it in Kindle instead.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There's no emotion in the narration at all. Kevin Iggens narrated the story like reading the book line by line, without any interest. No matter what the character was feeling, the narration tone was the same.

    All characters had the same sound. No distinction whatsoever.

    There aren't proper pauses between sentences or even when the dialogue's speaker changes. It gets very confusing because of that.

    All in all, this might be the worst narration I've ever heard. I couldn't bear it more than a couple hours.


    Any additional comments?

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Troublemer 07-26-17
    Troublemer 07-26-17 Member Since 2016

    Books are the doors to other places. READ!!!!

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    "Murder"

    This book was pretty good. It was a mystery about who killed the owner of a restaurant. I like cozy mysteries but this one was mainly regular mystery story and just was not for me. I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review. I am willing to give this series another chance and would read the next book in this series.

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    Barbara Tobey California 07-19-17
    Barbara Tobey California 07-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Diner mystery"
    If you could sum up Tip a Hat to Murder in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, surprising, interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Police chief Elizabeth as she was in charge, but handled people well.


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant voice. Clear and understandable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Surprised by who the actual culprit was.


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    Zoe 07-16-17
    Zoe 07-16-17
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    There's just enough quirkiness to bring a smile from time to time, and who would have considered a change in tipping policies to be a possible motive for murder? A great beginning to another Elaine Orr series! very entertaining audiobook.

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    musiqmom (K Templeton) 07-16-17
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    "Great first book in series"
    Any additional comments?

    When the owner of a small town diner is found dead inside the diner, Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman has her work cut out for her. Everyone she interviews can not give her any information about who may have wanted to kill the deceased. She has a lot of possible suspects...employees that are upset about the recent change in the way they are paid, customers that may have had an issue with the owner, and a group of picketers. If a murder investigation isn’t enough she also has to deal with a rowdy group of frat boys that keeps getting into trouble. Will she ever find the murderer? <br/><br/>Author Elaine Orr states she originally planned this book as a stand alone but she enjoyed writing it so much she decided to turn it into a series. Her feelings for the story and the characters show in her work. I really enjoyed to quirky cast of characters. This is a very well written book and the mystery holds out until the end of the book. I was completely surprised by who the murderer was. I usually read cozies, even though this book is more of a police procedural there is a little bit of a cozy feel. There is no graphic violence, sex, or language. <br/><br/>I listened to the audio version of this book. Narrator Kevin Iggens did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. His storytelling ability is evident. He did a great job with accents, timing, and giving each character his/her own personality by using tone of voice. <br/><br/>I would recommend this book to mystery lovers of all kinds. I voluntarily reviewed an Audio Copy of this book, above is my honest opinion.

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    CentralEast2 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good"

    A story that keeps you guessing as to who done it and why. I tried to figure it out several times, but was surprised in the end.

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    Suzan 08-07-17
    Suzan 08-07-17

    I love audio books! I love to read and this opens up even more time to enjoy a good story.

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    "Easy reading Mystery"

    I received this audiobook from AudioBook Boom with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
    I found this book enjoyable. A easy mystery to listen to. It was not a sit on the edge of your seat story or one that kept me rushing back to listen to more but it was a good book. I read this book during a time that I needed to just chill and not be over thinking and this story was perfect for that. I have not read any other books by Elaine Orr but I will now. Kevin Iggens did a wonderful job of narrating this tale. I would enjoy listening to more books by Kevin too.

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    lynda 08-01-17
    lynda 08-01-17
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    "A Great Listen"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by narrator, and found it very entertaining. This is the first book in this series, with its quirky characters and suspenseful plot, I'll be listening to the next audiobook. A murder in a small town being investigated by a big city police chief. It's a wonderful combination of suspense and humour.

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    Karen 07-25-17
    Karen 07-25-17
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    "A struggle to finish"

    I had trouble finishing this book.
    The story wasn't bad, but it was a bit hard to follow, although, that could be the fault of the narrator.
    Kevin Iggens doesn't distinguish the characters very well. If it wasn't written with who said what, you weren't quite sure which character was talking. Iggens voice is fairly unemotional as he read this book, making it hard to get immersed in the story.
    The story had humorous moments, quirky characters, but something was lost in the vocal translation.
    Normally I enjoy this kind of mystery, but I think this may be one I need to read it myself versus listening to.

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

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-22-17
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Just ok"

    This story didn't really grab my attention. I found the pace of the mystery slow and the characters were a bit lifeless. Kevin Iggens did a good job with the narration, but , I don't understand why a man would narrate a story with a woman's point of view.

    I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    "Change the chilli recipe!"
    What did you like most about Tip a Hat to Murder?

    This is a perfect pairing of story and narrator. The easy going policing of a small agricultural college town is matched by the pleasantly gentle verbal amble of Kevin Iggens. The owner of a popular 24 hour diner is found dead early one morning. Nothing seemed to have been stolen. The police chief, a woman, had recently transferred there to escape the homicides so frequent in Chicago, whilst her colleagues, all male, had never had to investigate a murder before and, as in any small town, knew most of the locals and their secrets, pretty well. The victim had been well liked by everyone including his serving staff, despite the recently imposed 'no tips' imposition which had reduced their incomes and divided the college fraternity which started demonstrations for and against.The search for the killer is slow moving, introducing the other residents of the town and each is beautifully painted, everyone becoming a rounded personality. It is the very real aspect of this book which is so appealing. Both the happenings and the conversations feel authentic..


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    This reality is further enhanced by Mr.Iggen's performance, who voices each of the protagonists clearly as individuals, whilst his text reading between conversation mirrors the emotional content, gently accented and warm and easy to hear. No fireworks but fully tonal.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved listening to this book and was saddened when it ended. I felt connected to the town and it's inhabitants and really wanted to know more about them and their ongoing futures. Although a stand alone story, there are hopes that author Elaine Orr might revisit the town and write another some time in the future. If so, I will definitely want to read it.
    My thanks to the rights holder of Tip a Hat to Murder, who gifted me a complementary copy, via Audiobook Boom. A new author and narrator to add to my list of favourites.

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