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
As always with the Cat Who books there are good descriptions, a mystery to solve and wonderful cat companions. They are easy to listen and engaging
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.
"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.
"The Cat Who..."
Yes, I would listen to it again. The stories are so engaging, the characters are just fun to be with.
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!
I laughed quite a lot, especially the cat antics.
I am looking forward to listening to whole series.
The best part of this audiobook is the narration - George Guidall is such a treat!
The description of the interior of the barn was delightful.
The denoument was my favorite scene.
A slight story - not much of a mystery. But a charming tale nonetheless.
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.
"I love this series!
I love "The Cat Who" book series! They are very entertaining. I want his cat Coco!!
"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?
"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!
"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!
l have been reading Lillian Jackson Braun's books off and on for over thirty years. This is the first one I have heard on Audible. George Guidall was wonderful as always, but I hope he doesn't intend to do anymore "yeows" or "neows". Thank you, Ms. Braun and Mr. Guidall for your continuing gift of escape to we who are "homebound" listeners.
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