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Publisher's Summary

Polly Parrett is appalled when a homeless military veteran and his old dog are accused of murder.
Polly is juggling the care of her wheelchair-bound mother, her pet-sitting business, and the sale of the family home. On top of that she finds herself having to deal with an arrogant but really sexy realtor, and Christmas is coming! None of that seems important, though, when she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and must find the real killer before an innocent homeless man and his dog are wrongly convicted.
©2014 Liz Dodwell (P)2016 Liz Dodwell
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4 out of 5 stars
By Erin on 05-18-16

Perfect for the holiday car ride to Grandma's

This is a G-rated, family-friendly, cute, short, sweet, feel-good story. Mystery is a bit of a stretch for adults, but that's the price of having a kid-friendly tale. In any case, I would definitely recommend this audiobook for when you're in need of or have a desire for a cute, fluffy listen with very minimal drama and angst that you can share with the whole family.

The narrator does a good job and has the right tone for this type of book. Her male and female voices were reasonable. She was clear and easy to understand, and there were no problems with her pronunciation.

Some reviewers stated that the narration was too slow, but don't let that sway you from the audiobook. I listen to MOST audiobooks, including this one, at 1.25 speed because I believe, in order to enunciate clearly, the narrators HAVE to read more slowly than in usual conversation, and 1.25 usually works well to bring recording speed up to what I consider "normal" speed without elevating the pitch to chipmunk status.

I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review. The number of stars is based on where I believe this audiobook rates with other audiobooks of the same type, length and general feel-- not where it rates in comparison to all audiobooks of all time.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Christina on 05-14-16

A cozy mystery for animal lovers!

What did you love best about Doggone Christmas?

I am such a huge animal lover, so I found myself really invested in the fate of the characters (especially the dog). There was a lot at stake here & I was cheering Polly on the whole way! She is a strong champion for animals & I shared that sentiment with her.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy cozy mysteries a lot and this was one that I could easily listen to in one sitting, because it held my attention the whole time. You can easily breeze through this with a cup of hot tea & a rainy afternoon. It has a Christmas title, but can be enjoyed any time of the year!

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Fournier’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to other narrations from her, but she could do a bit better job with differentiating the voices of the women. Otherwise, she made it a really enjoyable listen!

Any additional comments?

This is definitely more of a fluff story, not one with deep plot lines or suspense, but at the same time really likable characters. I enjoyed each and every main & supporting character, especially Suzette's sweetness. Polly resonated a lot with me, because she adores animals & has a sweet heart, and Tyler was the "bad boy" turned charming man. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review, and this was my unbiased & truthful feedback!

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