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Mother's Day Out Audiobook

Mother's Day Out: The Margie Peterson Mysteries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin's least-likely PI. Soon she's knee-deep in cheating husbands, transvestites, and trouble in a laugh-out-loud new mystery from award-winning author Karen MacInerney.

With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn't take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim's phone, things really start to get interesting.

©2014 Karen MacInerney (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    martine mcd 12/05/2016
    martine mcd 12/05/2016

    I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 17 months ago, and I cant get about like befour so I started listening to audio books!!!

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    "nice easy read."

    Easy going book, really enjoyed it, quite a change of book for me. Fun and humorous and a rather good plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IAN United Kingdom 29/02/2016
    IAN United Kingdom 29/02/2016 Member Since 2012

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    "Had me laughing from start to finish."
    If you could sum up Mother's Day Out in three words, what would they be?

    Fun story line


    What other book might you compare Mother's Day Out to, and why?

    Probably 'One for the Money' by Janet Evanovich. Same sense of humour.


    What does Cris Dukehart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The sound of the Texas drawl.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Loveable characters, great plot and overall brilliantly crafted story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • karen
    United States
    11/08/14
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    "That was fun!"

    Yet another bargain book success! Never heard of either the book or the author, but decided to roll the dice and take a chance -- and once again, that was a good idea.

    It's funny, they say there are only four basic plots in all of fiction, but I'm not sure how that accounts for this one. As the story evolves, a pretty unique situation reveals itself -- although in today's crazy world I suppose it isn't quite as unique as I think it is. Even so, this was like nothing I'd ever read before. I loved the freshness of the whole thing.

    Karen MacInerny has created interesting, likable characters and structured a truly unique plot but what makes this book a real delight is how funny it is. One of the side-stories deals with how Margie, formerly a stay at home mother, now a new, untrained, part-time private eye, is forced to deal with the head of her daughter's day care center. My kids are grown now, but it seems to me I had some of those same inane discussions with a similar Witch in Power when they were little -- you know, the "Solve (this issue with your child) by tomorrow, or we're expelling her." No, my daughter hadn't decided that she was a dog -- with all that entails, including eating on the floor, barking, biting, etc -- but I seem to recall similar disputes and similar chaos. And I also recall spending some evenings with one kid or the other, explaining just how important to Life As We Know it, that they amend their conduct by tomorrow morning, or all hell was going to break loose. Like Margie, I simply could not deal with having to find new child care arrangements. I'm sure most other working mothers will have had similar experiences. Odd how much more fun it is to remember those situations than was dealing with them in the first place!

    Also odd was that so many readers compared this book to those of Janet Evanovitch. I don't get that at all. I've read/tried to read a couple of Evanovitch's books, and didn't enjoy them at all -- I've stopped even looking at her series. To me, the Evanovitch books came across as downright silly, whereas this one was genuinely funny. All in the eyes of the beholder, I suppose.

    So? All in all, a good book and a great narrator. I'll be looking for more.



    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas
    Kalamazoo, MI, United States
    20/01/15
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    "Perfect!"

    Excellent and Smartly Quirky main character. If you like Steph Plum or Sookie Stackhouse you'll find this one a great beginning to what I hope will be a great series. The Narrater "Chris Dukehart" did a wonderful job. I patiently await more...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tennismama
    Austin, Texas United States
    23/10/14
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    "Kind of painful to listen to...."

    I found it hard to believe the main character had lived to adulthood and motherhood given her ineptitude. Too bad the character couldn't have a little more common sense and attentiveness to what is going on around her.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Bartonville, TX
    05/10/14
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    "Fun"

    I almost stopped reading this in the first few chapters because it was so corny but I am happy I did not. It had just enough of a mystery and laugh out loud circumstances to keep me hooked and to become attached to the characters. Margie Peterson is a house Mom who has to return to the workplace and like she said, "if I was a stripper or couldn't type I would have a job tomorrow". Hehe. Quite a few funny lines made this a fun read and Margie's genuine naïveté got past the ridiculous portrayed in the start of the book. Not heavy literature but the author spun a fairly good mystery along with some good twists. The narrator did a good job and is the right voice for Margie. Recommend for a tongue in cheek, light read. I enjoyed it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amy-Mommyof4
    Detroit, MI
    10/11/16
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    " SAHM
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    Absolutely amazing story for the stay at home mom. I am a first timer for this author Karen McInerney. I couldn't put out down. She was able to give me a companion since I too am a SAHM.
    THIS IS FULL IF HUMOR AND SUSPENSE. A MUST READ!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Griffin
    06/11/16
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    "Cute storyline's... Had me laughing out loud a few times"

    Took a couple of chapters for me to start enjoying but once I got hooked I could put it down. Looking forward to the next adventure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LaurelOlivia
    Carlsbad, ca, United States
    26/01/15
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    "Fun ride"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not that I can think of.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the pace, funny antics and crazy bad luck. i like how she pretty much takes most things without panic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she tells her husband about the car, the kid and the transvestite.


    Could you see Mother's Day Out being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see either, it is just a fun diversion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly
    Mazeppa, MN, United States
    12/07/14
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    "It had my attention from the start"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Margie was my favorite character because she is so humble.


    What about Cris Dukehart’s performance did you like?

    Her voice fits the main personality well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Twisted


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prof Dee
    Savannah, GA
    27/06/14
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    "Not a Plum"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum got married, had two kids, and surrounded herself with trite, mundane characters she might end up in this book. I'm a big fan of the Plum series, and I could see room for another take on the female fish outta water, but this book doesn't pull it off, even though it really, really wants to.
    Perhaps Austin Tx. doesn't have the same pool of fun characters as Trenton, NJ, or the author missed what humor she could plum from the character's world. Or perhaps in this case imitation isn't the sincerest form of flattery, it's just imitation. Maybe the character needs to be a little smarter, a little sharper, a little more unique. There's room for growth, but I won't be staying around to see where it goes.



    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't know yet.


    What three words best describe Cris Dukehart’s performance?

    Stephanie Plum imitator.


    Was Mother's Day Out worth the listening time?

    Alas, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Not terrible, a few funny scenes, just not worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Mcallison
    24/06/14
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    "Great new series!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mother's Day Out to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What other book might you compare Mother's Day Out to and why?

    Stephanie Plum series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All the scenes with Margie and her BFF


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next one!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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