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Two Down, Bun to Go Audiobook

Two Down, Bun to Go: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

A sinister phone call in the middle of the night throws tearoom owner, Gemma Rose, straight into the heart of a new murder mystery - this time with her friend, Seth, arrested as the key suspect! The mysterious killing in the cloisters of an old Oxford college points to a bitter feud within the University - but Gemma finds unexpected clues popping up in her tiny Cotswolds village.

Meanwhile, her love life is in turmoil as Gemma struggles to decide between eminent doctor, Lincoln Green, and sexy CID detective, Devlin O'Connor...whilst her quaint English tearoom is in hot water as she struggles to find a new baking chef.

With her exasperating mother and her mischievous little tabby cat, Muesli, driving her nutty as a fruitcake - and the nosy Old Biddies at her heels - Gemma must crack her toughest case yet if she is to save her friend from a life behind bars.

©2016 H.Y. Hanna (P)2017 H.Y. Hanna

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    Amazon Customer 05/09/2017 Listener Since 2005
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    "Another excellent audiobook"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend, in fact I would recommend the whole series. The stories are full of humour, intrigue, romance and murder, with the delightful background of a traditional english tea room.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Down, Bun to Go?

    I found poor Cassie's attempt at baking very funny, from the mixer "blowing up" in the kitchen to her failed baking attempts.


    Which character – as performed by Pearl Hewitt – was your favourite?

    Pearl Hewitt's repertoire of character voices is more diverse in this book, I actually liked her voicing of the homeless person Owen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to listen to this book in one go, but limiting myself to a an hour or two a day makes it something to look forward to.


    Any additional comments?

    I have really enjoyed listening to this book (this is the second time I have listened to it and I have also read the ebook). The descriptions of Oxford brings back memories of when I was a student. The "old biddies" are as meddlesome as usual and Museli is up to mischief again.

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    Inishowen Cailin 15/06/2017
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    "Good!"
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    I enjoyed this third instalment in the series. Gemma is embroiled in another escapade after her friend, Seth, is accused of a murder at Oxford University. The Old Biddies are also on hand to help along the investigation. It is a quick read and the mystery kept me turning the pages.
    I enjoy Lincoln's role as a rival for Gemma's affections but I like him too much to see him to get too romantically attached to her. Devlin is her one true love.
    I felt that the book lacked some of the spark and humour that I enjoyed so much in the first two. Gemma's hilarious mother is away on holiday for much of the story and I missed the extra light-heartedness that she brings. Hopefully we will see more of her in book 4.

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Jan
    26/04/17
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    "I loved it"

    This was the first book by H.Y. Hanna that I have listened to. I thought that Pearl Hewitt did an exceptionally good job with her performance of the various characters. I would classify this listen as a cozy mystery to me instead of nail bitter. I enjoyed the story. I especially loved the kitty antics and the way they were performed. Pearl Hewitt is very talented. This book is part of a series and I found it to be a good standalone. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice
    Houston, TX, United States
    14/05/17
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    "Very Entertaining"

    I really enjoy this series. The story is fresh and entertaining. There is lots of suspense and drama. The romance does not over shadow the mystery. These books are like candy for the brain.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pat Kuhn
    08/05/17
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    "Two Down,bun to Go"

    I am really loving hearing the books after having read them! The performance was wonderful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christina
    30/09/17
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    "Another perfect cozy!"

    Okay so, I love this series! However, I could use way less of Cassie. I find her to be suchhhh an annoying character. In books prior she was barely in it, but she plays a larger role this time around. Her inability to bake the simplest cake without ruining it or almost burning down the tea house isn't comical, it's just grating. I could definitely use way less Cassie!

    However, this series is just SO good, that thankfully even Cassie couldn't ruin it. That's because Jemma is such an adorable and strong heroine that leads this story with her humor and inquisitive nature. The story and plot line is so well written, it will keep you guessing straight to the end. And there's no shortage of laughs & feel good moments all around

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gael
    Boulder, CO, United States
    12/09/17
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    "please soften the car sounds, love the cat"

    Love the cats and subjects, characters. nice serues, new gab. love your narrator! mire, please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • catwoman1a
    Northbrook, IL, US
    07/09/17
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    "A Really Fun Mystery"

    Another wonderful mystery by HY Hanna. The characters are so human that you feel you know them. First, there's Muesli, that intelligent little cat. Gemma, who owns the tearoom and is a good mystery investigator. Gemma's mother, who just loves to aggravate Gemma (and don't we all know someone like this?). And I can't say enough about the old biddies. They just tickle me. There are twists and turns for this mystery that kept me guessing. I just love this series. I think it's really fun. And Pearl Hewitt, the narrator, is just perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie Turner
    26/06/17
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    "Another Great Installment"
    If you could sum up Two Down, Bun to Go in three words, what would they be?

    Fun delicious mystery


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

    As usual, there are lots of red herrings and twists to keep you guessing!


    Which character – as performed by Pearl Hewitt – was your favorite?

    I don't have a favourite to be honest, I think Pearl Hewitt does an outstanding job bringing all of these wonderful characters to life


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

    As with all of the books in the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series, there are lots of great laugh out loud moments with the interactions with the characters. I don't want to give anything away at all, so you need to go and check it out yourself!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read or listened to any of the books within this series, you are truly missing out. Do yourself a huge favour and start the series, you will lot be disappointed! Each installment has everything a great cozy should. They just keep getting better and better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    16/06/17
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    "Awesome Read"

    Loved this book! It was exciting and fun to follow as long as Gemma and the old biddies figure out who done it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrmeeka
    09/06/17
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    "Great little story"

    This one was a quick and easy read. I totally enjoyed it. the author does a good job giving life to our characters and making you feel like you should know them. It is well researched and authentic. While this was the third book in the series it's the first I've read and the first by the narrator. She does an excellent job distinguishing between characters without you struggling to keep up. I look forward to more from the author, this series and the narrator.

    I received a free audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen C.
    08/06/17
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    "5+/5 Chelsea Buns Shining with a Rich Sugar Glaze!"
    Where does Two Down, Bun to Go rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    "Two Down, Bun to Go," or more accurately the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series, is my absolute all-time favorite…top spot bunches all H.Y. Hanna's books in a delicious tie! First, the mysteries are clever and very engaging, the characters well-developed (some very colorful), and the description provided in H.Y. Hanna's writing paints a marvelous picture of the Oxford area, the Universities, the little tearoom, and intricacies of the characters and their thoughts and feelings. This audiobook, delightfully enriched by Pearl Hewitt's artistic talent, I'd listen to again, when I am normally a 'one and done' type reader. Although I have listened to several audiobooks, no other has offered such a wonderful experience. Everything, including murder, sounds better with an English accent.


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

    Yes, I was on the edge of my seat as well as comfortably in my chair. I refer to this H.Y. Hanna book, as well as her series, as an exciting 'page turner." She has created in "Two Down, Bun to Go" a fascinating mystery weaving contemporary issues on altruism, alcoholism, antiquated traditions, and the plight of the homeless, as well as sibling and colleague rivalries. She also provides intriguing developments with the characters addressing rekindling of long-lost relationships, possible romantic triangles, imposing on ethics, connections between generations, and ties with close friendships that have invested me in this series...like a family.


    Have you listened to any of Pearl Hewitt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am a devoted fan of Pearl Hewitt's. I have listened to her artistry narrating the first two books in this series, "Scone to Die For" and "Tea With Milk and Murder," and look forward to her continuing with the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series. I also listened to her narration of a favorite and popular classic "The Secret Garden." She has brought to all those projects a wonderful skill in presenting primarily the British accent, including various dialects, an American, Japanese, and Middle Eastern accent, and the nuances of feline's "Meow" that make me seek out her narrations when I look for audiobooks.


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

    H.Y. Hanna does an exceptional job of describing and developing suspenseful or tense situations that often, because of my engagement, have made me oblivious to things around me. Common reactions included "Oh!"... "No...No...No!"... "Whew!"... "Bloody Hell!"..., or relating the story to friends and family, "You've got to read/listen to this!"


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend H. Y. Hanna's Oxford Tearoom Mystery series in ANY form! The audio version of her books are greatly enriched by Pearl Hewitt's artistry, who provides a layer of enjoyment that one can not create reading for themselves. But, I would not pass up this series, if you are not a fan of audio books, because the series is available in print/eBook versions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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