Although the town of Pickax is in a tizzy over the recent events, Qwill has other, more puzzling worries on his mind. Who is the fellow still following Polly? Why is Koko licking Qwill's photographs of Scotland and tackling him on the apple barn stairs? Upon investigating the secret life of the deceased and the bizarre behavior of one of the tour's members, Qwill's sensitive moustache tells him one thing: more trouble is on the way.
©1992 Lilian Jackson Braun; (P)2003 New Millenium Audio, All Rights Reserved.
"Braun's descriptions of Scottish lore and the complications of Qwill's love life will enchant." (Publishers Weekly)
My husband and I have been big fans of the 'Cat who...' murder mystery books for a while. The stories, like Koko and YumYum the siamese, are amusing and George Guidall's soothing narration is at an unhurried, relaxed speed - so these are ideal to unwind to at the end of the day. The murder and suspense are not graphic, so this could make entertaining family listening as children will probably delight in the antics of the two cats.
My only grievance is that there are only three of these books available from Audible UK at the moment and they are quite late in the series. Although every book can stand alone quite well, it is interesting reading the earlier books to find out how Qwill gains his millions, his apple barn and his cats. I highly recommend this title and any other titles narrated by George Guidall (including Crime and Punishment).
simply because it entertains
very versatile narrator
Its great to have a story read to you, very relaxing.
If you like cats, want a good holiday read, or a change from the usual heavy detective books, the Lilian Jackson Braun series are just the thing. This one particularly demonstrates the joys, or otherwise, of a communal holiday and of small town America, both outside my experience but I feel the books capture what I imagine they would be like.
Recommended that you start with the earliest novel if you haven't read any.
This installment of 'The Cat Who' series is good.
I think the narrator does a fantastic job of capturing each character and mood... including the cats.
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.
"Another great one in the series"
If you know cats, as it appears that Lilian Braun does, then you must listen to one of the "Cat Who" series. Once started, you'll get to know all the townspeople of Pickax, their quirks and of course KoKo and YumYum and Qwill.Qwill goes on a trip to Scotland and as always KoKo helps in solving the mysteries that ensue.Another great listen, by the best narrator of this series George Guidall.
Qwill and KoKo. Interesting main character that the main story always revolves around. KoKo, as voiced by narrator Guidal, is super intuitive and expressive.
"A Tricky Mystery"
A most enjoyable listen. Truly, I was not annoyed by trafic delays because it gave me more time to listen and try to figure out the clues.
"always a fun whodunit."
A enjoyable and easy to follow storyline. made a road trip a lot more enjoyable. The cat who books are always fun with interesting plot twist involving small town characters and relationships.
"A good who done it"
Typical 'Cat who' story, well done and fun to follow. The characters just like they should be
this was my second time through this book. Q and his cats always provide good entertainment. I'm up for rereading another in this series. good story. good performance
"Fantasy Land with Cats"
Relaxing. Personalties. Puzzles.
I've read and listened to this series for many years. What brings me back is the peaceful, yet interesting, location, and the quirky characters - including the cats.
His voice is smooth and relaxing. He blends the character voices in seamlessly with the narrative.
Yes, even though I'd read it before.
Imagine a small town with a low crime rate and no traffic problems. A citizen of this town has chosen to spend some of his inherited wealth to improve the town. This town becomes "fantasy land". It has a college, a theater, good restaurants, a weekly newspaper, a radio station, an airport and a collection of interesting characters, including two Siamese cats. As far as I know, no such place exists in real life. When I feel frazzled from living in a large metropolitan area, I look forward to a visit to "fantasy land" as depicted in the "Cat Who" books.
"Leaving Home is Seldom a Good Idea"
Traveling for me is a hassle and it certainly was for the travelers in this book. I am glad that Quill and Polly got home safely. I wonder if they will ever "tie the knot"?
"Slow to get there ."
The Series is full of delightful stories but sometimes they wallow in details beyond plot thickening .
The reader is excellent.
Even George Guidall couldn't save this one.
Yes -- usually enjoy her books.
George Guidall was excellent (as always) but this book is one of the weakest in the series. Lacks the usual Lillian Jackson Braun humor.
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