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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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An entertaining collection of poetry/flash fiction

Some of these stories made me smile or laugh, while others were unusual or thought provoking. Lovely narration by Fiona Thraille.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.

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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.
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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

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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.

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I love to listen to Fiona Thraille. Her narrations are always relaxing, beautiful and a total joy.

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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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  • 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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  • CathyAC
  • 11-11-21

A Treasure of Bon Mots

I was pleasantly surprised by this short book and audible of flash poetry and stories. Only an hour and a few minutes long it serves up some very amusing stories and even nursery rhyme backstories for adults. Just about perfect for listening or reading while cooking dinner, taking a long bath, or reading on the beach. Take a chance and enjoy every second of it. I did.

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  • bownz
  • 31-05-21

Good stories

This short book is a cute way of retelling fairy tales. It would make a nice travel book, something to listen to on the road.

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  • Catrina P
  • 18-02-21

Short and somewhat quirky

This was quite the collection of very short stories. I have to admit, some spoke to me much more than others. I would say I enjoyed the tales of Cecelia the most.

Debbie Manber Kupfer pulled together quite an eclectic set of stories.

Fiona Thraille did a nice job with her performance.

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  • Laura
  • 16-02-21

Delightful Flash Fiction & Poetry

Debbie Manber Kupfer has taken some well known nursery rhymes and fables and re-imagined them into something new. She has written some original pieces and some poetry. Then Debbie put these different compositions into a short book that is whimsical, quirky, and pleasing. I enjoyed the collection very much. Fiona Thraille does a marvelous job with the narration. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Susan
  • 27-01-21

Great short stories

I am a big fan of Debbie's after listening to the paws series. She does a great job with her stories & characters.

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  • jennine.
  • 24-01-21

Food for thought short stories.

Food for thought short stories. l did enjoy this variety of short stories. sometimes it is nice to listen to this size, it certainly helped my housework pass quicker. Nicely narrated. Recommended.