Regular price: $19.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $19.95
What made the experience of listening to Scared Stiff the most enjoyable?
The premise of the series is sound. Mattie is a character you want to root for and the predicaments in which she finds herself are quite funny. These are light, fun murder mysteries easy to follow but not necessarily predictable.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I'm not sure any other character besides Mattie is drawn out enough for the reader to have a favorite, other than her. Having said that, Mattie is a great character. She has flaws and insecurities every woman can relate to and yet the situations in which she lands are outrageous enough to make you laugh and think "phew...that would never happen to me."
What three words best describe Jorjeana Marie’s performance?
Nasal, Questionable Accents
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No.The book is perfectly suited for my long, daily commute, but unfortunately I cannot listen to the narrator for hours. She sounds like she has a cold. Her portrayal of the male characters are good, but her attempt at the Wisconsin accent is spotty. One example, the main character's sister seems to have the Wisconsin accent (sometimes), yet the main character does not.The stories, the murder mysteries are very entertaining and Mattie's POV with her nursing training provides a unique sleuthing technique. I love that she knows everyone in the small town based on her knowledge of their very private medical problems.
Any additional comments?
The main character, Mattie, is 37-38 years old. Enough with the stupid sexual references to male body parts and other such similar teenage-boy, frat house chat. I don't know of any female, let alone, a mature, smart, woman who speaks like that. A little bit is funny, the rest is eye-rolling and tiresome. In this book, the 87 year old Bjorn's continued references to his "Peter" were beyond nauseating.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I really get a kick out of this hysterical series. For me it balances just enough mayhem to keep the mystery going without being dark or violent. I also enjoy the romance, although it I kind of cheesy and I suspect guys might not go for that aspect.
I wish the narrator checked a pronunciation dictionary as she slips up on several words. She also switches voices at the wrong time on several occasions which makes it a bit confusing.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful