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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would...its short and well narrated....and a great little story!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Tom,,,he is funny!
Which character – as performed by Barbara Benjamin-Creel – was your favorite?
She was excellent...I am going to say the Beaver
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did,,,its a quick well told short story!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Tom is an alcoholic, chain smoking magical detective...who receives his cases through paper airplanes...lol He teams up with his old partner Charles to solve a mystery of murders and stolen artwork...when the wrong suspect gets fingered for the crime, Tom does not give until they prove the beaver innocent!!
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Although this reads like a children’s book, don’t be fooled. It is a fantasy. It is a fable. It is a gentle satire. It is a little jewel box filled with treasures, and it is an absolute delight, but it is not a book for children.
The setting is a place where beavers run ferries, and ladies live in mushroom houses; where magic is a part of everyday life (and crime), and where when guys go to the local “club” they play ..croquet! It is also a mystery, though, and, in its context, the author follows all the rules for mysteries, so that we *could* solve it before the intrepid? Sleuth does. But, along the way, the author touches on a truly broad range of topics, from crime fiction to law enforcement, to philosophy and art, laughing at many things, and putting them into a perspective that shows sometimes hilarious aspects to them, and even more, to our assumptions about them. Nothing is beneath this author’s scrutiny, and that scrutiny is both revealing and, in its way, compassionate.
I chortled my way through this little gem, and thoroughly enjoyed the exquisite narration, as well. The narrator really does use her voice and skills to enhance this charming story, and she does, to perfection.
I give both book and narrator 5 out of 5 stars, and dare you to read this and NOT crack a smile. (you’ll laugh out loud, I think, actually.)
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review from AudioBookBlast dot com.
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