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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Campy humor

This writer is not for everyone. The book a mixture of fantasy, hallucinations, insanity and campy humor. The stories are great with characters that are out of this world, the background music and animal sounds in the audio book are beautiful. But I know a lo of people find that sort of thing annoying.
These are actually radio episodes that have strung together, so the synopsis can get tedious, but the cast is hilarious and they occasionally end up in uncontrolled laughter.and the synopsis is short.
This is pure fun, if you're looking for enrichment or enlightenment look elsewhere.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Easy listening fun!

I admit it. I love ALL the Cherringham stories. The reader, Neil Dudgeon, is perfect for this series of light mysteries. The stories are not very complicated, easy to follow and easy to listen to. Sarah is a believable character, actually the whole cast is except for.... the retired NY Cop. I know, he's the center of the stories. But something about his character is sometimes jarring. Aside from that bit of pickiness on my part these are fun. I like that new stories pop up from time to time. If you, like me, listen to these cozies only occasionally, try this series.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Narcissistic rant

I'm not sure what I expected from this book, maybe honesty. It started out pretty good and evolved into a self aggrandizing story of brawls and beat downs. That's a given in that environment. Like I say, not sure what I was looking for.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Campy humor

"You're all fired!" The narration is a hoot, bloopers are included and they are funny! The story is fun with 50's music and across the board philosophy. Love the names of the characters and the storks that talked with a horn.. this is not cerebral, not riveting, not deep, but it is fun, hilarious at times and a joy to listen to.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Fun, easy to listen to

I've listened to this book twice. If you're looking for factual or serious fiction, this isn't it. Pure fantasy with a poignant story and a happy ending, perfect rainy weather listening material. The reader wasn't obnoxious, a huge plus. 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Two intertwining stories

A story within a story that was very well told. Towards the end of the book I had an idea of what going on but never truly guessed the ending.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Tale of a whiny woman

Would you listen to Diana again? Why?

No. I got tired of her endless whining...

Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Morton again?

well, he ghost wrote her words, so probably yes.

Which character – as performed by Michael Maloney and Caroline Langrishe – was your favorite?

Dianna is the main character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't bother.

Any additional comments?

I can't say anything because I know I am a minority in that I think she was a whiny, immature woman, but the story makes it clear she never really grew up. That said, that's not reason to lose one's life, that is, and always be, unfortunate.

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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-17

A cliche from start to end

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Change the reader, listening to this was like listening exactly to Wendy Webb's audio book The Vanishing. Same voices, same intonation, same tired cliches..."then it hit me". Ms. Webb should have stopped at The Vanishing, this book is so annoyingly predictable. And the language used is high school or lower level. And really... she kissed a ghost to see what it would be like? How old was this woman?? I think Ms. Webb has found a formula and is going to stick to it. Too bad.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Whatever strikes my fancy, I use Audible a lot.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

As stated above....

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not Really, maybe with a different reader it would have been easier to be less judgmental.

Any additional comments?

I am disappointed by this book, I waited for her new book because I liked her other books, this book, to me, is a joke.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Bad robotic narration

The stories are probably pretty good, but I can't get past the terrible narrators.
I've yet to finish this and don't think I ever will. Which is too bad because I happen to think gothic horror stories are good.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Incomprehensible blather

Disjointed story, bad accents, crude attempt at English accents. Total waste of time and money, am returning this asap.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful