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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Love the characters

I am absolutely fascinated by the characters in this series of books. This book was even more intriguing than the first because of the complexity of the story. I love the beginning of each chapter with the Natasha and Sophie advice.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Audio Porno

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Less detail on the pornographic love making. The story is very weak and predictable.

What could Christina Dodd have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Again, less porno.

Any additional comments?

I will not be listening to any more of Christina Dodd's book. It is practically a duplicate of her story titled Thigh High.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Scents and Sensibility

Where does Scents and Sensibility rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Scents and Sensibility like all the Chet and Bernie mysteries is a number one hit.

What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jim doesn't just read the book, he performs the voices so well, I can see the characters.
The best voice of all is that of Chet's. He puts so much personality in that dog, I can see the dog's face and his whole body attitude.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Rhys Bowen's Finest Royal Spyness Novel

I've read every one of the her novels and although I was thrilled with every one of them, they were beginning to get stale. Then Ms Bowen does this!
Absolutely charming, entertaining, and intriguing. Reading the previous novels is a requirement to get the full benefit of the effect the shocking turn around of events has on the lives of the usual characters.

Words cannot express how delightful the story is and of course Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job acting out the story for us.

THANK YOU!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Paw and Order

Where does Paw and Order rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Paw and Order and ALL THE CHET AND BERNIE MYSTERIES rate No. 1. I just can't get enough of listening to Chet's take on what is going on around him.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Chet is my favorite character. The author has the wittiest ways to portray Chet's thoughts as so "dog like" and the narrator gets the perfect inflection. The books would not be the same without the same narrator.

Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

Chet would not be the same without Jim Frangione's interpretation. I find myself laughing out loud at some of the comments because Jim does Chet's voice so well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh, yes!!!!

Any additional comments?

Don't quit coming out with new Chet books!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Cat Sitter Surprise

Would you consider the audio edition of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter to be better than the print version?

Yes, the audio is very nice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

Every new encounter Dixie has is memorable because she has such a different way of bonding with people - or not.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All the moments with Dixie interacting with her animal clients are moving. She shows such sensitivity to their needs.

Any additional comments?

This is a rare change from your usual "character turn sleuth" story. Dixie comes with a skill for "detecting" and knows what she's doing. The baggage she carries around seems just a bit heavy, however.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Dixie Fun

Would you consider the audio edition of Dixie Divas to be better than the print version?

Yes, but just barely, I may not be able to read better, but I can imagine better. Still, I prefer listening so I can do other things at the same time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Biddy. She is just so care free and she lives well and means well yet she makes mistakes and gets in trouble.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was to much like she was just reading. I may be spoiled by other actors that really perform well.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-12

Her Royal Spyness

What did you love best about Her Royal Spyness?

This story is witty, and kept me laughing one minute and on the seat of my chair the next. I learned things about royalty and life in London.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the characters and how the narrator brought their accents alive.

What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Katherine Kellgren is a very talented, brilliant actress that brought all the characters alive. For me, she made the story come alive. I recognized the characters just from "their voice".

Any additional comments?

This is the wittiest mystery I have ever read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-12

A Duty to the Dead

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because you become engaged with the story from the beginning.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

As the plot thickened it was suspenseful.

Which scene was your favorite?

I had several scenes that I liked.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-12

A simple Winter

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is pure pleasure. The way the Amish are portrayed is absolutely genius. It is like taking a vacation in your mind. I didn't want it to end so I went on and bought the next two in the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Simple Winter?

Remy was describing the home life of the family she was visiting and the feeling of love and warmth and how she wanted this life. I felt like I was in the room with her experiencing the companionship.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Cassandra does an absolutely superb job. Her voice adds to the whole experience of being around these very gentle people.

Any additional comments?

Please don't pass up the opportunity to enter into a gentler world.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful