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Simmer Down

By: Jessica Park,Susan Conant
Narrated by: Kim McKean
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Publisher's Summary

National best-selling author Elaine Viets says the Gourmet Girl mysteries have "all the right ingredients!" Chloe Carter's boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is prepping for the opening of Simmer, Boston's hottest new restaurant. But at a fund-raiser featuring samples of Josh's cuisine, a trendy club owner is found bludgeoned to death - by Josh's state-of-the-art, professional-grade food processor, the ominously-named Robocoupe. By opening night at Simmer, the list of suspects is almost longer than the line to get in. And Chloe is struggling to solve the crime before the final course is served.

©2007 Susan Conant and Jessica Conant - Park (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Snooze

First book was passable, barely. This one is dreadful. Story, characters - blah. Narrator is horrible. Harsh, grating, little inflection. Am returning the others I have in the series. My advice? Skip this series entirely!

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Simmering goodness

I enjoyed this book a great deal. Chole is a bit ditzy but she has a good heart. The mystery good and fast paced. Josh is adorable and adds a nice switch to the mystery aspect of the story. I would reccommend this to lovers of cozy mysteries.

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Horrible narrator

A narrator can ruin a book - as this one did.
This might be a decent book but I’ll never find out because the narrator is so bad that I couldn’t endure more than a couple of minutes of her grating voice.

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I Couldn't Make It Through The First Chapter

I can normally get past most things that other people give poor reviews to, but not this time. The story may be fine, I'm never going to know. The narrator's voice is just so monotone and so ...... deadly dull that I made it 12 minutes into the first chapter and was fidgeting like my seat was on fire. I just can't. I hate to put the whole thing down to 1 star, but without being able to make it through the entire book, I can't tell you it was any better than that. The narrator just KILLED the whole thing for me.

Reviews stated that the earlier book was a bit better and I tried to find it but I'm not paying to read (Kindle) or listen (Audible) when the one I've got has gotten such deadly reviews. Unfortunately, this narrator is so bad that I don't care if the every book the author has written is free, I'm not interested.

I love cooking, love cozy mysteries and really was pre-disposed to love this series. Sorry I just can't.

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the narrator is absolutely awful!

Story was good but narrator sounded whiny and bored. It took me much longer to finish because of that.

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Although the story wasn’t bad, I found myself too distracted by the annoying voice of the narrator and could not finish listening.

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Overall good but a stretch that Chloe thought her boss was a killer. Liked it anyway.

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Hooked!

I’m hooked on these relatable characters! Being an educator who is very familiar with the world of social work I find this book to be a wonderful breathe of fresh air. I highly recommend this text!