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Summary

'Tis the season for hot chocolate and mouthwatering treats. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be downright deadly....

Siobhán O'Sullivan's hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Now instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she's pursuing a heartless killer. Seems the dead Santa was no angel either, stealing neighborhood dogs to guide his sleigh. But was it his holiday antics - or worse - that led to his death by chocolate?

©2019 Mary Carter (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Jacqueline
  • 11-08-21

Don't Bother!

The narration was terrible - the supposed Irish accent and the sing-song nature of the reading hurt my ears. I didn't make it to even halfway through the story.

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  • Ajax
  • 09-10-21

stick to one narrator

the woman reading this book may be a good narrator, but she is not the right narrator for this series. I cant even finish this book.

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  • Megan McCann
  • 18-01-22

Narrator has a terrible Irish accent

Love the series and liked this book. But the narrator is not Irish and just doesn’t do the accent justice. She has a beautiful voice, and probably is a good narrator, but I just couldn’t stand hearing the poor accent.

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  • Liz Shepard
  • 02-01-22

Awful reader

I love this author but the narrator is barely good enough to put me to sleep. Don’t bother. Back to Murder in an Irish Cottage :)

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  • CatTimes3
  • 22-12-21

Should be Book 2.5 in the Series

This is a shorter story in the wonderful Irish Village series. Audible has it listed as book 3.5 (maybe due to publication date), but it actually fits between books 2 and 3 in the series timeline. Though the narrator is fine, she definitely does not have the Irish brogue that the usual narrator does and it takes away some of the charm of the listen. A good story, but not my favorite in the series, mainly because of the narration.

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  • Alana
  • 17-12-21

Not up to par with normal work

This felt very far from Carlene O'Connor's normal caliber. I love the rest of the series, but this was a bit of a let down.

Narrator was a poor fit, too, and struggled with the accents.

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  • Sarita
  • 02-12-21

Where is Caroline Lennon? Why did we get Siri?

I’ve been really enjoying this series.....but I’m glad this is a stand alone (not really part of the series just has the characters and setting of the rest). The narrator was the wrong choice. She sounds like Siri from the iPhone and the attempted Irish accent is painful after listening to the beautiful voice of Caroline Lennon for 4 other books. I was excited to start this Christmas one because it’s December...but Idk if I’m going to be able to listen to this to the end....good lord she just called it “Kill-bon” it’s fricking “Kill-bay-ne” -_- that was the last nail in the coffin for listening to this. I would rather buy a hard copy and read it myself.

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  • Jen O C
  • 22-10-21

Narration horrible

I’ve been listening to O’Connor’s books and enjoying them so far but this one I just want my money back! The narration - omg it’s so HORRIBLE is it a joke? Ugh and completely distracts from the story. I Hate it. A lot.

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  • Rick
  • 21-09-21

A novella not on par with the rest of the series

A short quick listen that is much lighter and simpler than other books in the series. Christmas themed books seem like a new norm for cozy mysteries and this one certainly fits the bill as Santas are both victim and suspect. It is a well written mystery that is easy to follow along with. It does not have a large cast of characters and is not full of twists and turns. Sometimes a simpler book is nice, but this is not as enjoyable as other books in the series. As with other reviews I don't like the change in reader. I am sure Amy Landon would be great with a book set in the US as she has a good voice, but for a book set in Ireland to not be done with a good Irish accent creates a jarring change from the other reader. I hope this is a one off and Caroline Lennon returns to the series with the next full length book.