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Tip a Hat to Murder Audiobook

Tip a Hat to Murder: Logland Mystery Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When the owner of the Bully Pulpit Diner decided to stop letting servers accept tips, he figured the raise he gave them would keep them happy.

Apparently not. Or were some of his other hobbies what got poor Ben Addison killed?

Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman contends with angry food servers, rowdy frat brothers at Sweathog Agricultural College, a batch of customers who seem to know nothing, and a thief who must have really wanted something from Ben.

One of them keeps a good secret in the small town of Logland, Illinois.

Join Elizabeth, Medical Examiner Skelly, and an offbeat group of characters who will tackle a murder and tickle your funny bone.

©2016 Elaine L. Orr (P)2017 Elaine L. Orr

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    DubaiReader Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom 27/08/2017
    DubaiReader Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom 27/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Who killed Ben Addison?"

    It took me a little while to get into the audiobook version of this who-done-it, and I had to rewind the first hour to listen to it again. I'm not American, so I'm assuming it was the narrator's slightly fast American accent that stumped me. I sometimes find it can take a while to get into an audiobook because you can't listen to the details of new characters and places at your own pace.

    The opening hour of the book related to an American diner, The Bully Pulpit (strange name!), whose boss, Ben Addison, had announced that tips were being stopped and replaced by a (small) increase in hourly wages. The staff were up in arms, but it also prompted demonstrations from the local agricultural college, some of whom were for tipping and others who were against. Then the college debate team got involved, interviewing the demonstrators and generally causing mayhem. Unfortunately, amongst all this chaos, Ben was murdered.
    Was it one of his staff, one of his customers, one of the demonstrators.....?

    Enter the local Police Chief, Elizabeth Friedman and her friend, Medical Examiner Skelly, to unravel the clues and bring the perpetrator to justice.

    I'm not quite sure what the term 'Cozy Mystery' means, but I assume this would fall into that genre. It sort of rumbled along, gathering clues, adding new suspects, eliminating others, until we discovered who had committed the murder, and why.
    I enjoyed it while it lasted but I wouldn't search out this author again. The audio version, in particular, is probably more suited to an American audience.

    My thanks to the author, publisher and narrator, who provided me with a free copy of this audiobook through Audiobook Boom via Audible, in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma Miles 29/07/2017
    Norma Miles 29/07/2017
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    What did you like most about Tip a Hat to Murder?

    This is a perfect pairing of story and narrator. The easy going policing of a small agricultural college town is matched by the pleasantly gentle verbal amble of Kevin Iggens. The owner of a popular 24 hour diner is found dead early one morning. Nothing seemed to have been stolen. The police chief, a woman, had recently transferred there to escape the homicides so frequent in Chicago, whilst her colleagues, all male, had never had to investigate a murder before and, as in any small town, knew most of the locals and their secrets, pretty well. The victim had been well liked by everyone including his serving staff, despite the recently imposed 'no tips' imposition which had reduced their incomes and divided the college fraternity which started demonstrations for and against.The search for the killer is slow moving, introducing the other residents of the town and each is beautifully painted, everyone becoming a rounded personality. It is the very real aspect of this book which is so appealing. Both the happenings and the conversations feel authentic..


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    This reality is further enhanced by Mr.Iggen's performance, who voices each of the protagonists clearly as individuals, whilst his text reading between conversation mirrors the emotional content, gently accented and warm and easy to hear. No fireworks but fully tonal.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved listening to this book and was saddened when it ended. I felt connected to the town and it's inhabitants and really wanted to know more about them and their ongoing futures. Although a stand alone story, there are hopes that author Elaine Orr might revisit the town and write another some time in the future. If so, I will definitely want to read it.
    My thanks to the rights holder of Tip a Hat to Murder, who gifted me a complementary copy, via Audiobook Boom. A new author and narrator to add to my list of favourites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Bikram Agarwal
    10/08/17
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    "Worst narration."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Story itself was alright, just another who-done-it mystery story. But skip this audiobook, since the narration is pretty bad. If you must, read it in Kindle instead.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There's no emotion in the narration at all. Kevin Iggens narrated the story like reading the book line by line, without any interest. No matter what the character was feeling, the narration tone was the same.

    All characters had the same sound. No distinction whatsoever.

    There aren't proper pauses between sentences or even when the dialogue's speaker changes. It gets very confusing because of that.

    All in all, this might be the worst narration I've ever heard. I couldn't bear it more than a couple hours.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Troublemer
    26/07/17
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    "Murder"

    This book was pretty good. It was a mystery about who killed the owner of a restaurant. I like cozy mysteries but this one was mainly regular mystery story and just was not for me. I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review. I am willing to give this series another chance and would read the next book in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Tobey
    California
    19/07/17
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    "Diner mystery"
    If you could sum up Tip a Hat to Murder in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, surprising, interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Police chief Elizabeth as she was in charge, but handled people well.


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant voice. Clear and understandable.


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

    Surprised by who the actual culprit was.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zoe
    16/07/17
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    "Book 1"
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    There's just enough quirkiness to bring a smile from time to time, and who would have considered a change in tipping policies to be a possible motive for murder? A great beginning to another Elaine Orr series! very entertaining audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • musiqmom (K Templeton)
    16/07/17
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    "Great first book in series"
    Any additional comments?

    When the owner of a small town diner is found dead inside the diner, Police Chief Elizabeth Friedman has her work cut out for her. Everyone she interviews can not give her any information about who may have wanted to kill the deceased. She has a lot of possible suspects...employees that are upset about the recent change in the way they are paid, customers that may have had an issue with the owner, and a group of picketers. If a murder investigation isn’t enough she also has to deal with a rowdy group of frat boys that keeps getting into trouble. Will she ever find the murderer?

    Author Elaine Orr states she originally planned this book as a stand alone but she enjoyed writing it so much she decided to turn it into a series. Her feelings for the story and the characters show in her work. I really enjoyed to quirky cast of characters. This is a very well written book and the mystery holds out until the end of the book. I was completely surprised by who the murderer was. I usually read cozies, even though this book is more of a police procedural there is a little bit of a cozy feel. There is no graphic violence, sex, or language.

    I listened to the audio version of this book. Narrator Kevin Iggens did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. His storytelling ability is evident. He did a great job with accents, timing, and giving each character his/her own personality by using tone of voice.

    I would recommend this book to mystery lovers of all kinds. I voluntarily reviewed an Audio Copy of this book, above is my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CentralEast2
    08/07/17
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    "Good"

    A story that keeps you guessing as to who done it and why. I tried to figure it out several times, but was surprised in the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deedra
    United States
    07/09/17
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    "Tip a Hat"

    Not the best or worst book I have read.The story was a typical 'whodunnit'.Narration by Kevin Iggens was bland to boring most of the time.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Booklover
    21/08/17
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    "Enjoyed as My Summer Read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to all my friends. It is a good cozy mystery with a well developed plot line. I was kept hanging on who did it until the end. I'm really glad the author has decided to develop this into a series. The characters are quirky and yet intriguing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth Friedman was extremely likable as the sheriff. She is smart and kind. As a transplant to the fictional town of Logland in southern Illinois from Chicago, I look forward to discovering more about her in future books in the series.


    What about Kevin Iggens’s performance did you like?

    Kevin Iggens' voice was well matched for this mystery. He does a nice job of exhibiting the proper amount of emotion for each scene. He enunciates clearly and keeps an even pace which helps in following the story.


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

    I did not have an extreme reaction to this book, it was however a nice book to listen to and I have developed an interest in discovering more books by Elaine L. Orr.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzan
    SF Bay Area
    07/08/17
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    "Easy reading Mystery"

    I received this audiobook from AudioBook Boom with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
    I found this book enjoyable. A easy mystery to listen to. It was not a sit on the edge of your seat story or one that kept me rushing back to listen to more but it was a good book. I read this book during a time that I needed to just chill and not be over thinking and this story was perfect for that. I have not read any other books by Elaine Orr but I will now. Kevin Iggens did a wonderful job of narrating this tale. I would enjoy listening to more books by Kevin too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lynda
    01/08/17
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    "A Great Listen"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by narrator, and found it very entertaining. This is the first book in this series, with its quirky characters and suspenseful plot, I'll be listening to the next audiobook. A murder in a small town being investigated by a big city police chief. It's a wonderful combination of suspense and humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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