Who Moved My Goat Cheese?

Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Randye Kaye
Series: Farm-to-Fork Mystery, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Angie Turner hopes her new farm-to-table restaurant can be a fresh start in her old hometown in rural Idaho. But when a goat dairy farmer is murdered, Angie must turn the tables on a bleating black sheep....

With three weeks until opening night for their restaurant, the County Seat, Angie and her best friend and business partner Felicia are scrambling to line up local vendors - from the farmer's market to the goat dairy farm of Old Man Moss. Fortunately, the cantankerous Moss takes a shine to Angie, as does his kid goat Precious. So when Angie hears the bloodcurdling news of foul play at the dairy farm, she jumps in to mind the man's livestock and help solve the murder.

One thing's for sure, there's no whey Angie's going to let some killer get her goat....

©2018 Lynn Cahoon (P)2018 Tantor

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Instance Fan

This was my first Lynn Cahoon book and I loved it. Great characters, well developed setting, and well paced. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

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Goats and murder -- interesting combo

I enjoy Lynn Cahoo's books because they're fluffy enough that I don't have to give my full attention but have enough meat on the bones to make it interesting and just that tad of romance to give some spice to the mixture. This book was recipe made and hit the spot. However, I think I missed something, because when I zoned back in, the characters were talking about taking care of the kids. In a book with goats as the centerpiece, I question the use of that word relating to anything but baby goats. Needless to say, I was confused for a bit until I (virtually) rolled the narration back to where I must have fallen asleep. All in all, Cahoon's latest offering gets a five star because it does what any cozy mystery is supposed to do -- entertains without offense.

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Exhausting

I've been listening to this for about an hour and I'm out of breath. The woman has a great voice but all the appropriate pauses and breaths have been removed, making the listener try to breathe for the voice actor. Honestly, I can't concentrate on the story because I am so distracted. I really want to like this book but there are no pauses between sentences or after commas or anything. It doesn't sound natural at all. Hard to listen to really. Still trying though.

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A Goat, A Dog, and a Recipe for Murder

Returning to the quaint little town in rural Idaho, where she grew up, Angie Turner begins the process of researching and developing recipes so she and her best friend, Felicia could soon open their restaurant, The County Seat. Her grandmother (Nona) had passed away, leaving her home to Angie, and memories of her childhood filled her senses as Angie worked in her Nona's herb garden. But Angie and Felicia find it hard to gain acceptance with the locals at the Farmers' Market, where they hope to buy fresh products for their Farm-to Fork restaurant. A visit to the local goat cheese farmer, Mr. Moss and a close friend of Angie's Nona's, has Angie wondering. But the date they picked for their next meeting never happens. The sheriff visits Angie with the awful news that someone has murdered Old Man Moss. The mystery is just WHO would want him dead? He was old, grumpy, but seemingly harmless . . . he held a grudge with the Farmers' Market leaders who limited his sales at the market . . . and most of the town found him an odd sort . . . but Angie's Nona was a good friend . . . this is an enjoyable tale of a small village with quirky folks . . . a couple of bad eggs . . . and a young woman, come home to settle back into a lifestyle she missed . . . and a smart cookie, too . . . one with a nose for sniffing out a murderer . . .

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Story ok, performance like listening to a GPS speaking

Story ok, performance like listening to a GPS speaking

I have enjoyed this author’s previous work. The choice of the narrator was very poor. The reading was wooden, like listening to an untrained person reading the news, or like listening to my GPS voice program reading a book. Not a performance, simply someone reading a story with an odd cadence.

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Nice mystery but not as deep as others by Cahoon

Angie and Felicia, having had to close their restaurant in San Francisco, have moved to River Vista, Idaho, where Angie lived in high school with her grandmother after the death of her parents in Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon. The pair plan to open a new restaurant, County Seat, that features farm-to-fork cooking. As Angie goes to the farmer's market to see about getting food from the local growers, she encounters the man who seems to lead the local cooperative, Ian McNeil, a good-looking Scottish man with whom Angie clearly has romantic sparks. She also meets Gerald Moss, known to be a cantankerous goat farmer who specializes in goat cheese. Gerald invites Angie to visit his farm, where she meets Precious, the baby goat. So it is with shock that Angie learns the next day that Gerald has fallen off the cliff, and it was no accident.

As Angie and Felicia work to prepare opening their new restaurant, Angie can't help but get involved in the mystery. While visiting the trail at Gerald's farm, she comes upon Precious and ends up taking her home, adding a goat to her menagerie of a Saint Bernard puppy and a chicken who really rules the house. Angie makes a tour of the community as she seeks out both farm produce and hints to the murder.

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? was a fun book with a creative setting. It was pretty straightforward, not having all the many strands of plot which come to blend together that we see in Cahoon's Cat Latimer series. Most cozies have a cat or dog, but this is the first I've read that has a pet goat, and we come to really appreciate Precious.

I was a bit disappointed in the characters of this book. Characters generally drive cozy mysteries, so their quality is important for us. We need either to fall in love with them or to love to hate them. But few characters stood out distinctively. Even Felicia doesn't make much of an impression on the reader.

Randye Kaye performs the audio edition of this book and does an excellent job. I liked her overall performance, as well as the way she tried to make the flat characters more notable. Her timing and inflections add to the overall strength of the performance.

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? was a fun read and a good way to keep me distracted from the pain of my migraine. I had fun with the plot, and though disappointed with the characters I still had a good time listening to this book. I give it four stars.

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good summer read😊

pretty good who done it. I listened to this book as I did some chores around the house. It took the drudge out of cleaning. it's a light summer read!

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Liked the concept

This book has potential. And since there are numerous books in the series I assume they get better. My problem was with the lead character. She wasn't someone I would want to spend a lot of time with. She's cranky with most and super sweet with her BFF. The story was a little choppy and I did have to keep remembering which character was which.
I do like the idea of this storyline. Their idea of farm to fork is interesting and you want the business to make it. I definitely like the animals!
debating whether to try the next one.

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Great book

Such a wholesome story. Will be looking for other books Lynn writes. Easy listening and funny

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Fun story marred by narrator.

I usually can adjust to any narrator, but not this one. I found myself constantly noticing her choppy and awkward reading instead of being immersed in the story. Will get the second book only if they’ve changed the reader. Otherwise, it was an interesting cozy in a new place, which was fun.