Murder of a Small-Town Honey : Scumble River Mysteries

  • by Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by Christine Leto
  • Series: Scumble River Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....


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unacceptable production

The story is okay; not interesting enough for me to read another book in the series, but I'll finish this book. The narration (and probably some blame to the other production staff) is just unacceptable. I didn't know this author, so I previewed the first several pages as a Kindle book sample.

Therefore, I know for a fact that the narrator said "investigator" when the correct word was "instigator" within the first several pages of the book. Then shortly thereafter she said "debauchery" where that word made NO sense, but the word debacle would have made a lot of sense.

Really, nobody on the production staff helps with errors in reading the book, when their whole job is to record someone reading the words in the book?

Then she mispronounced the word indelible. Then there was yet another word problem (at least four mistakes within the first several chapters) that I can't even remember now. Plus she doesn't have any interesting voices. You can't even readily tell when she's reading words attributed to a man versus a woman.

Then I noticed her intermittent speech impediment. I went to several years of speech therapy, so I'm probably much more sensitive to hearing this stuff than others, and it is truly intermittent. Makes me wonder whether she has just a bit of a problem on the days when she's tired.

To sum up: the multitude of errors and the poor production (everyone listed in the credits is responsible for me/us hearing a recording of the words the author wrote) this just took the experience below acceptable. I expect an occasional error, because we're all human. But this one has problem after problem.
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- Music Lover "Your mileage may vary"

A fun cozy series

I love cozy mysteries with a lot of humor, and this series has that in spades. Skye is funny, and compassionate, and I love that mix. I've downloaded several other books in the series and look forward to them.

There are a lot of mispronunciations, though, and they are jarring, because they make no sense in the flow of the story. Editors, you need to be catching these!
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- Sheila A. Sherwin "A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios