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The Spotted Dog

Corinna Chapman, Book 7
Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
Series: Corinna Chapman, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Intrepid baker and erstwhile investigator Corinna Chapman returns triumphantly in her first adventure in seven years.  

Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire, talented sleuth, stalwart friend and lover is back!  

When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners.  

Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.   

Between her forays into danger, there is still time in Corinna's life for tender encounters as the delicious aromas of newly baked breads, muffins and treats waft out of Corinna's bakery, Earthly Delights.

©2018 Kerry Greenwood (P)2018 Bolinda

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great story but

the narrator was a disappointment, she made Corinna shrewish and hard rather than the warm generous but weary soul she is . she also read it like she was in a race which meant I kept losing my place and had to go back to pick up details missed in her rush to finish.

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  • natasha
  • Ballajura, Australia
  • 01-07-19

What happened?

I love this author & have been a long time fan of this series - I did not even check to see if the narrator had changed I was so happy to see the new addition to the series. The new Narrator (who I'm sure must have done other super narrations) has ruined this series
* Names are being mispronounced including Corrina's
*Accents are thicker and not as melodic
*When did Goss become a kiwi?

It all left me very confused and now much more vigilant with what I spend my credits on.

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Corinna #7 ok by me

I love Corinna and her tales to date so was delighted when my sister texted news about this one. I was a bit thoughtful over a couple of negative review points but dived in anyway.
At first I too found the new voice all 'wrong' but an hour or two in I hardly noticed and by the end I was perfectly content with Jennifer's performance. particularly her Corinna; while other characters balanced out some being much better others rather the opposite.
I enjoyed the characters, setting and cats as usual and found the plot pretty much in Kerry's usual Corinna style, a bit over the top but well woven into the Australian setting. I really like her presentation of social issues and poking at community standards/ norms.
I came out of my listening feeling good and satisfied with this book.

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  • The Secretary
  • 10-22-18

Good story - badly read

What a shame. The story is good but the narration is very poor. Characterisation is grotesque.

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  • Liza1044
  • 10-14-18

Why did they change the narrator?

As you would expect from Kerry Greenwood, this long awaited installment of Corinna Chapman's adventures is excellent. We drop into her world as though we never left and the adventures that are contained within these 'covers' are completely satisfying. I won't go into the actual story as I don't want to spoil it but if you give it a go, you will love it. If you love the other books, you will love this one and all I would say is I really hope we don't have to wait so long for the next one.

I have one gripe, the narrator and to be fair I don't think she did a bad job, Jennifer Vuletic did a good job, BUT I hate having the narrator swapped, particularly when all the other books are read by one other person. I have a bit of a problem with some of her character interpretations and some of the ways she pronounces names but on the whole it was read well. If you came to this story first I am sure you would be absolutely fine but I have listened to all the other books many, MANY times and I like the performance of Louise Siversen so this sounded a bit too shrill and harsh in places. Again, this version is actually a good version but it would have been so much better if they had used Louise again.

Please BOLINDA/AMAZON/AUDIBLE, stop messing around with series narrators when they are doing an excellent job. If we can have a version read by Louise I will happily buy that version as well.

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  • kitty67
  • 10-11-18

Great story... but....

Kerry Greenwood is a wonderful and creative person, her stories transport you there.
Sadly, this narrator did not do this story any justice at all. She sounded like she was doing a time trial and each chapter had to finished quicker than the previous one.

She made Corinna sound like a screeching shrew! As for the rest of characters they to were a disappointment.

Not the most pleasurable stories to listen too

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  • L
  • 12-04-18

Not as good as the previous books.

The story is a bit slow and plodding. I also can't say I'm a fan of the new narrator. She's okay but I prefer the original narrator for this series. It is also a little jarring to suddenly hear a new voice narrating characters you are used hearing a certain way. Not sure if I actually liked this book to be honest.

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  • Mrs S
  • 10-31-18

enjoyed story but...….

A long awaited story in this series which I enjoyed HOWEVER it was spoiled somewhat by the narrator who, although competently done, was just not Corrina for me. At first I thought that Louise Siverson (the real Corrina) had passed away as has Stephanie Daniel who was a great Phryne but, not so, as I have checked. What were Bolinda thinking of?
Still, it was great to have a new book by Kerry Greenwood and, no doubt, I will get used to the new narrator.

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  • Lisa Bryce
  • 11-29-18

Another great Kerry Greenwood book

Loved the story, disappointed that Louise Siversen wasn’t the narrater, changed the way I saw some of the characters.

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  • Darina
  • 12-11-18

So Disappointing :-(

I had so looked forward to this book, having really enjoyed the earlier books in the series, but I just couldn’t get into this one.
The storyline is so weak with such improbable events that I kept turning it off in frustration. It was only the memory of the quirky rollicking yarns that I had enjoyed in the earlier books that made me keep trying. Although all my favourite characters were still loveable, they didn’t grow in any way and the new ones seemed like cardboard cut-outs with no personality at all. And it is all painted over with so many words that any substance there might be in the story just drowns in the detail.
I’m sorry Kerry. I guess you are entitled to have one dud in such a good series, but please give Corinne a story she deserves next time!

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  • Kate
  • 10-23-18

narrator ruins this ...

anyone who loves these series has come to expect the voices, and characters to be a certain way, while i understand things change, the narrator didn't even attempt to continue on, on the previous 6 books characters now have completely different accents (from Australian to new Zealand in two characters cases) and pronounces many characters names totally wrong. such a let down on an otherwise great story

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  • TheMerryRose
  • 04-15-19

Love the story

Corrine at her funniest. My only criticism is that I am not loving the new narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-18

New reader???



don't like the accents,is a new person reading this book?if so please rehire the old one or tell new one to listen to other stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-18

Classic Kerry

Justice, the good life & bread you can smell from the page

Corinna as admirable as Phyne!