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Summary

Meet a cat called Cecilia, a disgruntled android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything.

A collection of flash fiction and poetry from the author of P.A.W.S.

©2016 Debbie Manber Kupfer (P)2016 Debbie Manber Kupfer

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A nice selection of sweet short stories

All very sweet and cute, a very good, nice easy listen. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Short and Sweet

A collection of short stories based off of fairy tales/nursery rhymes. Nice light listen. Some were weird, some were cute, some I said "huh" and looked at my device. Worth a listen if you're in the mood for something short and sweet, while trying to relax and unwind. I received a free Audible review copy from Story Origin.

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wonderful

a wonderful collection of short stories from the pen of Debbie Manber Kupfer and narrated by Fiona Thraille xxxxx

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A total Delight

Story: A delightful collection of short stories, a poem, flash fiction and fairy tales. There's the young cat Cecilia, trying to find and to train "her" perfect human to live with and we also witness her first encounter with snow. Doris, an android has a very stressful time with two very snobby dogs, but finds her own solution to the problem. There's the strange land of Pantaloon, where the nasty fray is out and about to run havoc and we meet a wee flower sprite celebrating Christmas, or listen to a monster, who is a movie star of old, but out of work nowadays due to CGI and many more stories to enjoy. Narrator: I love to listen to Fiona Thraille. Her narrations are always relaxing, beautiful and a total joy. Overall: Pour yourself a nice cuppa and together with some lovely pieces of dark chocolate settle down in your favourite spot, lean back and simply enjoy. Tea and Dark Chocolate is a total delight.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-17

Slightly Weird Short Stories

Short stories aren't usually my kind of thing. But I absolutely a few of these. Others made me think. The writing was excellent. So was the Narrator.
If you like a mixture of weirdness and cuteness (well a couple were scary), you might like these stories.

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  • Stephanie Barr
  • 24-03-17

Charming, Quirky and Original

What did you love best about Tea and Dark Chocolate?

I loved the unique twists to old classics and the unique perspectives she offered. Also, I love dealing with pets. I thought it was effectively performed.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the unique twists to old classics and the unique perspectives she offered. Also, I love dealing with pets.

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

I have not.

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

Not really.

Any additional comments?

The subject matter is not necessarily my favorite, rather mundane compared to my usual favorites; however, I found this quite charming, full of interesting insights and clever twists so I enjoyed it very much.

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  • sci teacher
  • 20-03-17

Cute, Twisted, Splendid

This is a charming collection of random.
I especially loved Mr. Dumpty's interview with the psychologist.
Flash fiction has never really been my thing, but this was a fun introduction. It's full of twisted versions of the familiar. The author has a way of personifying objects that makes for delightful listening. The narrator did a lovely job. Took me a moment to get used to her accent, but it definitely fit the work well.
Highly recommended.
*I received a free sample. The choice to review was solely my own.*

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  • Deedra
  • 03-11-16

Tea and Chocolate

This was a cute twist on some stories we know and fun new stories.I enjoyed Fiona Thrailles narration.I was given thie book free for an honest review.

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  • Ink on my wings
  • 17-01-21

Slice of life meets fantasy

This is a collection of short stories written as they were a slice of life. We listen to the story of a cat finding a new owner and many other small clips from the life of the characters. It’s a cozy relaxing story to listen to.

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  • sander
  • 09-01-21

A simple but sweet escape

This is a sweet little collection of various short fiction pieces, some under a minute and few much longer. The subjects range from nursery rhyme pastiches to Christmas and Hannukah pieces, and of course stories from animals' POV. I think it's something you can curl up with for a little escape. Maybe while indulging in the title's namesake treats.

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  • Madeline
  • 29-12-20

Interesting and entertaining

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I wasn’t sure what to expect when started listening, but I found it to be a nice collection of short stories. Some I knew and other I didn’t. If you want something to take your mind off things this is the book for you.

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  • Katherine J
  • 19-12-20

Short stories

This is a hodge podge of short fairy tales told from a different perspective. Some are only a sentence long and didn’t make any sense to me, but overall it was good enough to pass the time. The narration was good.

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  • BMcLean
  • 31-08-20

Lovely

Apart from the fact that I love dark chocolate, I thoroughly enjoyed these little short stories. Narrator, as always, was amazing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-20

Cute Story

Tea and Dark Chocolate was full of fun short stories and prose. Much of this book put a smile on my face with the clever writing. I love how the book looped back to the first short story. Fiona Thraille's narration was perfect and made the listening experience quite enjoyable.