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Sleight of Paw

A Magical Cats Mystery
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Magical Cats, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Small-town librarian Kathleen Paulson never wanted to be the crazy cat lady. But after Owen and Hercules followed her home, she realized her mind wasn't playing tricks on her - her cats have magical abilities.

When the body of elderly do-gooder Agatha Shepherd is found near Kath's favorite local cafe, she knows Owen's talent for turning invisible and Hercules's ability to walk through walls will give the felines access to clues Kath couldn't get without arousing suspicion. Someone is hiding some dark secrets-and it will take a bit of furtive investigating to catch the cold-hearted killer.

©2011 Penguin Group (USA), Inc. (P)2014 Random House Audio

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Relaxing Entertainment

This is my second "Magical Cats" book. I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first one.

I'm a fan of "cozy" mysteries. This book has everything I look for in a "cozy" - small town location, a "cast" of recurring, likable characters, a bit of humor, and a good mystery without explicit violence. One reason this series appeals to me is that the location is a fictional town in Minnesota, the state I've lived in all my life.

I enjoyed the narration by Sofie Kelly. For me she uses the the right amount of vocal distiction to each character. The tone of her voice is pleasing to my ears, and her diction is good.



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Magical Cats and Murder

Purrrrrfect entertainment for commuting to work and back. The only drawback is the effort it took not to "cheat" and keep listening once I arrived at my destination.

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Cats

I just love cats and even though this is a bit of a silly story, I throughly enjoyed it. Meow 😸

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 06-15-14

I'm not a cat person

The idea of magical cats helping to solve a mystery is a bit over the top for me. However, the storyline and characters kept me interested in this book. I especially loved the reading of Cassandra Campbell. She brought the story alive and I was able to over look the silly cats. I have to admit that I enjoyed the book and will read the next story.

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Better than Book 1, Things to Know..

I liked this book better than the first Magical Cats Mystery. I find it less dull (though it is not by any means exciting or action packed). We continue to have oodles of polite dialogue - discussions of whether Kathleen is ok, etc. The romance takes a tiny baby step forward but it is still the slowest moving romance I have ever seen. And unlike the last book, the end didn't annoy me. I was happy to like the killer less than the victim this time around. That ending in book one still bugs me - I mean does anyone really think after the end of the last book that everyone in town would still be buddies with Kathleen? Apparently they are! I had read some comments that made me think we wouldn't see enough of Hercules and Owen in this book, but I did not find that the case and I picked this series because of the cats. So we do get enjoyable cat time, but I was surprised that no other abilities have shown up and there's been no insight of any sort into the source of these abilities. I have already started the next book to see what happens next,

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  • Ree
  • Greenville, SC USA
  • 10-07-19

Meh story, grating narration

I loved the first magical cats story (which I read in print) so much and was really looking forward to listening to this one. Unfortunately the narration was terrible. Her voice for the main character was ok but her diction was odd and distracting, and her other voices for some of the women and especially for many of the men were grating and difficult to listen to. And for some reason she gave the handsome detective Gordon an intensely annoying voice—especially baffling since at least one male character had a good voice meaning she’s capable of it. I very nearly didn’t finish the book but remembering how much I enjoyed the first book, I persevered. The mystery was ok, but the main character whom I liked in the first book I found incredibly annoying and a bit dense. A lot dense actually. She made huge leaps in logic and repeated herself over and over. It’s possible some of the annoying factor was due to the narrator, though, so I’m going to read the next one and hope for the best. But I won’t be listening to any more with this narrator.

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Fun! Cats! Librarian!<br />

If I took off as much work time as Kathleen, I wouldn't keep my job. That's the perks of being the director. 😀

Enjoyable story. Light and easy. Villan rather easy to guess. But the book has cats!

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Loved it.

Really enjoy listening to these books. Love the cats. would like to hear more about the cats abilities and how they come about them?

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a fun book<br />

really enjoyed book 1 and 2, cute story, a little predictable but I still enjoyed them.

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I find myself looking at my cats differently

I ❤️ this series-it makes it hard to leave my car 😀. Magical cats? No surprise there!

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  • S. B. Smith
  • 01-27-15

Good audiobook and narrator

I have read the book and this is exactly what I thought it would sound like it someone was reading it aloud