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  • By: Alex Coombs
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Murder on the Menu

By: Alex Coombs
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Summary

Chef Charlie Hunter's arrival in the beautiful Chilterns is the fulfillment of a long-held dream: to open her own restaurant in an idyllic countryside location. The Old Forge sits on the village green (complete with duck pond and flint-faced houses) and seems just the place for the high-quality cooking she wants to be known for.

But instead of rural peace and a chance to lick her wounds, Charlie finds something ugly stirring under the chocolate box perfection. When a prominent local builder is found dead in suspicious circumstances, Charlie the outsider becomes a suspect. And the only way to clear her name seems to be to find out who the real killer is.

Luckily she has allies: her student waitress, a kitchen porter making up in muscles what he lacks in brain and a briskly efficient clairvoyant. Using all the craft Charlie's learned in kitchens—discipline, timing, preparation, and grim determination—she will be as relentless in her quest to bring a murderer to justice as she is in creating the perfect meal.

©2023 Alex Coombs (P)2024 Tantor

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Narration spoiled a good story

Really good story and plot but the narrator was unbelievably poor. Intonation was unbearably wrong. I find it incredible that the author would allow this narration.

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Poor narration

I paid for it so I forced myself to listen but narrator was poor! Not a patch on other books by same author

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Nice story but very poor narration

Not the usual style of story from Alex Coombs but I think with a much better narrator it would have come across a lot better than this book did.

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impossible to listen to.

The narrator delivers throughout with this completely unnatural and thoroughly annoying so sing voice. I cannot imagine anyone actually speaking like this. No variation of tone. No sense of emotion or excitement. I can’t understand how audible can imagine anyone enjoying listening to this. So, overall extremely disappointing. I wish I had listened to a sample first.

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