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The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal Audiobook

The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal

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Publisher's Summary

Back in Pickax, Jim Qwilleran expects to resume a quiet life, but the people and animals of Pickax have other ideas. A noisy cardinal wakes him every morning. Nosy neighbors drop by uninvited, and the Siamese misbehave, even sneezing on guests. As if they weren't bad enough, Qwill's long-time companion acts as though she is in love, with another man.

But worst of all, Qwill finds a body in his apple orchard. When Qwill's friend becomes the chief suspect, he embarks on a crusade to clear Dennis Hough's name and win back Polly Duncan's heart. Even Koko sniffs out a few clues. But will their efforts be too little too late? Not even Koko knows for sure in the quirky, engaging romp through Moose County.

©1991 Lilian Jackson Braun; (P)2003 New Millenium Audio, All Rights Reserved

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  • Kindle Customer
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    25/03/10
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    "lovely"

    I've read about a half dozen of these "The Cat Who..." books. They are pretty consistently light and airy, enjoyable books. So I wasn't expecting anything more from an audiobook version, but the narrator did an excellent job and really enhanced the story for me, being very skilled at changing his voice/accent just a bit for each character... and he knows his Siamese cat voices, too! He made the funny parts funnier and the sad parts sadder. I will look for more narrations by George Guidall! Love him.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Eden Prairie, MN, United States
    20/05/13
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    "RELAX IN PICKAXE"

    I live in large metropolitan area. When I want to get my thoughts away from the big city (or Down Below as it is called in the books), these stories work as a "mini" vacation for me.

    The stories are moderately paced and light. There are recurring characters along with characters unique to each story. I find the characters interesting, somewhat quirky and mostly pleasant. You will find no serial killers in Pickaxe City. Neither will you find graphic sex or violence.

    In my opinion these stories are enhanced by the excellent narration of George Guidall. He uses just the right amount of distinction in character voices.

    These are audio books I listen to over and over. So far I haven't tired of visiting Jim Qwilleran and his friends.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sid
    United States
    31/05/12
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    Story
    "The Cat Who..."
    Would you listen to The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to it again. The stories are so engaging, the characters are just fun to be with.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings out the humor in the story, and he is so good with making all the characters distinct, including those cats, who of course are what brings me back to the story again!


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

    I laughed quite a lot, especially the cat antics.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to listening to whole series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine M. Hosch
    Covington, LA USA
    19/03/12
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    "Charming"
    What did you love best about The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal?

    The best part of this audiobook is the narration - George Guidall is such a treat!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal?

    The description of the interior of the barn was delightful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The denoument was my favorite scene.


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

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    A slight story - not much of a mystery. But a charming tale nonetheless.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Russell
    07/10/09
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    "Delightful"

    I have read a few of 'The Cat Who' novels, and listening to an auidiobook version was completely delightful.

    The stories in these books are intended to be light and fluffy without alot of blood and gore.
    The story flows nicely and the narrator does a fanstastic job.

    If you haven't read the other novels (in order) you might feel a little lost on the characters, but it is not hard to be captivated by the interesting people and personalities.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/12/15
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    "I love this series!
    "

    I love "The Cat Who" book series! They are very entertaining. I want his cat Coco!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bradford G Borgne
    15/08/15
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    "I'm in love..."

    ...with the narrators stylistic portrayal of the characters – with the cats – with the writing of a beautiful ,descriptive murder mystery. What's not to love?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adaria
    11/03/15
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    "Love this series!"

    Having already known about the stories, and having listened to them from CDs in the past rented from the library, I already knew I was going to love what I bought from Audible. I love this series because of the characters, the situations, the storyline, and the settings. The man who reads this is George Guidell; I am unsure of how to spell his last name. I really, really enjoyed listening to his voice. It's calming, and at the same time, gives life to every single character within the story. I fully intend on getting more in this series to listen to!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Penny
    26/11/16
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    "fabulous"
    Where does The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    ALL OF THIS AUTHORS BOOKS ARE DEFINETLY WORTH READING.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    ABSOLUTELY


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    QUIN


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I GET SO IMMERSED IN THESE BOOKS THAT I BECOME PART OF IT. SO THE WHOLE BOOK MOVED ME AS ALWAYS


    Any additional comments?

    George Guidall is one of the best narrators in my audio library. I depend on Audio books for my reading entertainment. I am very grateful for them and really appreciate the good ones like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wookie's mom
    26/10/16
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    "A Slow Beginning"

    This story got off to a slow beginning for me, but soon I was hooked and now I have another wonderful "go to" author and anything narrated by George Guidall is a hit for me!! I am so thankful that there are so many books in this series. YAY for Lilian Jackson Braun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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