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Will Travel for Trouble Series Boxed Set (Books 4-6)

Narrated by: Michelle Babb
Series: Will Travel for Trouble, Book 4-6
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Trouble at Hungry Horse, audiobook four: Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, no sooner leaves Glacier National Park than she encounters some trouble with her RV and tow car, necessitating an unexpected layover at a campground in the nearby small town of Hungry Horse, Montana.   

Within an hour of checking in, however, a gunshot rings out, and Minnie finds herself on her hands and knees hiding under a park bench. But the shot wasn’t meant for her. In fact, no one can even find the shooter or a gun.   

It seems everyone hated the victim. Everyone! The question is who hated the victim enough to kill her? Minnie just wants to get her RV fixed and get on the road, but she soon finds herself immersed in the repercussions of a decades-old tragedy.   

Trouble at Snake and Clearwater, audiobook five: Minnie Crockwell receives a call from her niece, Tiffany, who has recently moved from Arizona to Washington to be with her boyfriend. Lonely in a new area, Tiffany asks Aunt Minnie to stop by for a visit.   

Finding a wonderful RV site with a panoramic view of the Snake River, Minnie settles in for a short, relaxing visit with her niece. Binoculars in hand, she admires the scenery - from the golden hills across the river to the fishermen trolling in boats. The beauty of the scene is marred though, when one fisherman disappears from his boat right before her eyes.   

Trouble in Florence, audiobook six: Minnie Crockwell is heading south to warmer climates by way of Highway 101, also known as the Oregon Coast Highway and Pacific Highway. She stops for a few days in the quaint little seaside town of Florence, Oregon, for a stay at the Tuscan Sands RV Park.   

Minnie wastes no time heading to the beach for a walk with Ben. What could be more relaxing than walking on a nearly deserted Pacific Northwest beach?   

But the dangerous and erratic driver of a blue Jeep, the fierce coastal storm that sweeps through overnight, a barking dog that paws at the sand, and the discovery of a body partially submerged beneath a log on the beach all conspire to take the "relax" out of relaxing. 

Against her will and Ben’s words of caution, Minnie cannot help but try to solve the mystery of the trouble in Florence.  

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Minnie & Ben at it again!

Minnie is out traveling the country with a unique traveling companion! A dead soldier from the 1900's. Their relationship is quite funny! They solve murders at beautiful parks and camp sites around the country. You feel like you are right there with them in each mystery they encounter.

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Book Set #4-6

These books follow a familiar sequence ...a new campground in a small town where everyone is related to everyone else, and then someone dies. Entertaining and good narration

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trouble full of fun

Another fun cozy mystery with quirky characters and a lady who has a knack for finding dead people, not to mention her companion who just happens to be a ghost, who knows how to help when the need arises and whose not above dole out good advice when the heroine needs some( or not!) It's really enjoyable so when you get a chance to listen or read the eBook, pick up a copy and enjoy.

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Very Entertaining!

I love this series! Minnie Crockwell and her traveling companion Ben, a 19th-century ghost are constantly landing in the middle of a murder mystery at each RV park where they stop. The stories are well written and the narration by Michelle Babb is will done. I would recommend this series for a bit of mystery and traveling fun.

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Will travel bks 4-6

I enjoyed this set more than the first set.I don't think I want to go camping with Minnie,ever.lol Michelle Babb was a fine narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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I really love these stories!!!

Minnie is just such a lovable busy body that you can't help but like her. The mysteries are not too long for me to get bored with them but they are not too short that I don't get a chance to make a good hypothesis myself on who what when where and why. I would most definitely suggest these to anyone who doesn't have time to spend days on a story but still wants a good one that will keep them entertained.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Wonderful Collection of Short Cozy Mysteries

Book 4
Minnie Crockell and her traveling companion Ben a 19th-century ghost are back on the road when they encounter some trouble with her RV and tow car. Due to these mechanical issues result in an unplanned stop at the campground in Hungry Horse Montana. Shortly after checking in a gunshot rings out, Minnie calls the police but there is no gun found. However, there was a dead body but no gunshot wound.

Book 5
Minnie receives a call from her niece, Tiffany, who has recently moved to Washington. Since Minnie is leaving Montana she decides to go visit Tiffany. Minnie finds a campground with a wonderful view of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. Shortly after arriving Minnie and her traveling companion and ghost, Ben, witness a man falling out of his boat and appears to drown. When the body is recovered, the cause of death was not drowning. Feeling the guilt of not being able to save the man Minnie is determined to find the killer.

Book 6
Minnie hoping for warmer weather heads south to the beach of Oregan. Once settled into the campground Minnie doesn’t waste any time heading to the beach. She encounters a blue jeep a couple of times, the driver drives very fast and reckless. The following morning Minnie get breakfast and heads back to the beach. When she arrives she finds a woman and her dog, the woman is screaming because her dog uncovered a body. This blue jeep was still in the parking area from the day before. Minnie can’t help but get involved in the investigation.

These books are fun quick reads with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Although the mystery can be enjoyed as a stand-alone the backstories can better be understood by reading in order.

I listened to the audio version of these books. Narrator Michelle Babb brings the characters to life. She uses wonderful accents, you have no problem distinguishing which character is which. She is a natural storyteller using great diction and timing. I recommend you checking out the collection of short stories especially if you enjoy cozy mysteries.

I voluntarily agreed to read a copy of this book by the Narrator. All thoughts and opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced.

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Fun cozy camping mysteries

This collection is the second set of three books in Minnie Crockwell's Will Travel For Trouble series. The books follow Minnie, a retired government worker and recreational vehicle enthusiast, as she continues her retirement adventures traveling from one RV park to another, hoping for a peaceful relaxing stay. The three novellas in this collection, Trouble at Hungry Horse, Trouble at Snake and Clearwater, and Trouble in Florence, each have Minnie coming across a dead body and getting embroiled smack dab in the middle of the investigations into the deaths. Another campground...another murder. The author keeps reader interest high with action, good characterization, and a fast pace to the stories. Minnie is curious, willful, and accompanied by her ghostly companion, Ben, (I love this guy!). With some twists and turns to the plot, the author keeps you guessing to the end as to the culprit. Will Travel for Trouble is a fun set of books to read (or listen to as this reviewer did). The narrator, Michelle Babb, does a nice job of giving characters their unique voice, making for an enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this set of books and look forward to listening to the rest of the books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

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5 book set

Great listen, and great narrator. I love listening to this narrator and will continue to follow her. This set lacked a little something, I'm not sure what though. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Babb lives a story, becomes its characters

Minnie Crockwell travels the country in her RV with Ben, the ghost of a soldier deceased in the 19th century. These three short stories are similar in quality and length to the first three ones contained in the first book, and I had a fun time again and again.

It seems bad luck surrounds Minnie wherever she goes, since she tends to find a murder victim at every park she and Ben visit. I think Minnie is the woman who everyone would like to become: retired at the young age of forty, and free of any responsibilities to roam the world in her RV. There are two important men in Minnie’s life, even though both represent more a platonic love than the prospect of a real one: on one hand, there is Ben, protector and constant companion, but his incorporeal essence makes a relationship impossible. On the other hand, we have Minnie’s ex-husband, a police officer, with whom she keeps a genuine but only epistolar friendship, and to whom she asks for advice about the murders in her emails. This love triangle works well, and helps giving depth to the characters. Something about Minnie Crockwell stories is that her characters are alive and it is easy to relate to them. It is not that I would act as Minnie does, just that I wish I had the guts or the naivete to do it.

The stories are very entertaining and have several twists and turns, to the point that you do not see it coming until the end. One of the things I love the most are Minnie and Ben’s conversations, full of humor, sass, and sentiment. I grew fond of both, and I do deeply care for them.

If Minnie and Ben’s conversations are one of the best things in this series, part of this is due to Michelle Babb’s excellent interpretation skills. Babb does not read or narrate, Babb lives a story, becomes its characters, and makes you root for her. These books have great dialogs but they would not be the same without Michelle Babb. She also gives unique voices and styles to the characters, and in a way, it is like I can close my eyes and see the movie in my head, having each character a unique appearance. When a narrator does that with a book, it is just perfection.

I am looking forward to more adventures with Minnie and Ben, and to anything narrated by Michelle Babb.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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  • Sarah
  • 05-06-19

cozy mysteries

I believe it is better to get the box set (if you can). This way you do not have to buy the next book and just move onto the next in the series.
My problem with this series is I found that they were short and would have prefered them to be a bit more longer.
I did like the main character and her friendly ghost.
It is a clean read so it is suitable for all.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-02-19

Murder and mayhem everywhere I go.

Perhaps Miranda Crockwell should consider giving up her RV and her travels around the country to again settle down in a large city: surely someone will spot the trail of bodies accumulating in the camp sites of the small towns she visits? After all, general police consensus is usually that there is no such thing as coincidence, and even Minnie suspects that she must be some harbinger of doom as someone is found dead within hours of her arrival at each new stopping place. And nosey Minnie is always right there in the middle, asking questions, to the horror of her travelling companion, Ben, a nineteenth century ghost only she can hear and sometimes feel.

This delightful cozy box set contains three mysteries:
Book 4, Trouble at Hungry Horse. Minnie makes an unexpected stop when her RV developed a fault which needs a repair. Taken to the Hungry Horse camp sight, Minnie has only just booked in and settled when a gun shot has her running to the office for safety.
Book 5, (starting at chapter 13). Trouble at Snake and Backwater. A fisherman disappears as Minnie watches him through her binoculars.
Book 6, (starting at chapter 22). Trouble in Florence. Heading for the coast, the tranquility of a walk with Ben on a deserted beach is broken by a women's scream: her dog has uncovered a body in the sand.

Quick and easy reads, each story interesting and fun, with good local descriptions and some great, if brief, characterisations. The narration is excellent. Michelle Babb's voice is easy on the ear and she fits comfortably into the character of Millie as well as ably voicing each of the other protagonists differently. Her reading conveys the emotional impact of the text, also, and is nicely cadenced and paced.