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Austin was a black-and-white, far-from-young cat. Not just any cat, mind you, he was the Keeper's cat, a very outspoken feline with extremely strong opinions he was always willing to voice. After all, who knew better than Austin what was best for the well-being of Claire - and for the not-quite-as-important rest of the universe? 

Claire Hansen was a Keeper, a member of that select group that kept the universe in one piece. And now she'd been Summoned to the Elysian Fields Guesthouse, a rundown bed-and-breakfast that seemed to attract the most unusual clientele. And Claire was not happy about this latest assignment, not happy at all. Not when she'd been tricked into taking over here by a horrible little gnome of a man who'd abandoned his post before she'd even figured out who he really was. Not when room six held a resident who'd been sleeping there for so many years that she really needed a good dusting - except that it was far too dangerous for anyone to get that close to her. 

Not when she found herself surrounded by "helpers" as distracting as Dean, the hunky-yet-innocent handyman, and Jacques, a ghost with a real lust for life. And especially not when it looked like this might be the not only her most challenging mission, but one she'd be stuck handling for life....

©1998 Tanya Huff (P)2018 Tantor

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The Narrator does not fit the writing style

This is a fun read and I have returned to this story several times over the years so when I found it in Audible, I was excited to check it out in the new format. This narrator, however speaks slowly, enunciating each syllable so precisely that she almost pauses awkwardly between certain syllables. This style would be great for dense texts and she is great with accents but this book relies on comedic timing, particularly with the dialogue, or the jokes fall flat. The cadence and flow is consistently interrupted by her delivery and it is difficult to plow through this with this particular style of narration. I would not recommend this format for this book. Pick it up and read it instead.

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Doesn't Meet Expectastions

I absolutely love this story and the characters, so I Really really wanted to like this story. However the voices do no meet expectations, and i find the narrator very much lacking. This story did not meet my expectations. The narrator did not do a good job with this story, though i might like her on another book. I gave the book until the section on halloween but then I just couldn't take it anymore. There wasn't enough depth and emotion in the reading, and I won't be finishing this audio book or listening to it again. I'll pull out my paperback when I want to read it again.

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