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Publisher's Summary

Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow, and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny, and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants.
These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods. Is Andy cursed to be always unsuccessful in love, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?
©2013 The Witcherley Book Company (P)2017 The Witcherley Book Company
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4 out of 5 stars
By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-22-17

A paranormal comedy that's entertaining & exciting

Inspector Hobbes and Andy Caplet are at it again! Hobbes is trying to save the townsfolk of Cotswolds from deadly panther-like cats and Andy is falling in love, well maybe, one can never truly be for sure. Hobbes has yet another deadly mystery to solve and Andy in his sad sack way stumbles across the clues. No one is more surprised than Andy to discover he has become the obsession of not one but two creatures …

I enjoyed this book very much. Of course one may find themselves annoyed by Andy but if one looks at him as a bumbling inept person with good intentions, then he’s more fun and enjoyable. Hobbes, for all his unhuman qualities, is filled with compassion and intelligence far more superior than Sherlock Holmes – he’s just more modest about it.

Wilkie Martin has created a world in which human and unhuman may exist together. A paranormal comedy that is entertaining and exciting blending fantasy and mystery together expertly. He has built his characters deftly and with richness.

Again, Tim Campbell serves as the narrator telling the story from Andy Caplets point of view. Campbell becomes Andy and does it smoothly and with great finesse. He has the perfect voice for both Andy and Hobbes.

If you enjoy comedy and paranormal creatures with a mixture of Sherlock Holmes, this is the series for you! I thoroughly enjoy them.

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By ner_do_well on 07-09-18

A solid sequel

We don't have as much "Arthur Dent" as before and the character is taking on pathetic-ness.
But still this is a good sequel and t's really enjoyable. In my opinion the book after this, Book 3 is the worst.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Malbec on 12-30-17

Loved it!

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

Yes, and no. Having read the series as an ebook first, the stories tended to stay in the mind for a few days. Both readers in our household got withdrawal symptoms. The audio versions are like reading the stories anew, but with familiar characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Inspector Hobbes and the Curse?

Inspector Hobbes. Loved the characterisation and the humour.

What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?

A more rounded depth to the characters, giving them a new life.

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

Too busy laughing to be moved.

Any additional comments?

We both love this series and hope the author will write more Inspector Hobbes books.
Disclaimer: This review follows a promotional gift from the author having entered a competition from his newsletter. However, we would have bought the audio versions in any event.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-18

a brill follow-up

I can't get enough of these books. great story and so funny. narration is the best.

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