Friday, August 31, 2012

A Brew To a Kill by Cleo Coyle, Narrated by Rebecca Gibel Audio Book Review

A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle read by Rebecca Gibel

From Goodreads.comCoffee. It can get a girl killed.

A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom in her forties, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver. Can ex-husband and wife work together to solve this mystery? Or will their newest brew lead to murder?

My Take:  I love Cozy Mysteries and I have been wanting to read this series by Cleo Coyle so when I saw this book available to review in audio I jumped at the chance to listen to it.   Even though this book 11 I did not feel lost at all with the book.  The author did an excellent job of  making sure that you knew who everyone was, maybe a little too much.  I thought that she referred to her ex-husband Matt as her ex-husband every time he was in the story ,  OK already we know that he is your ex-husband.  The same with her ex mother in law.   As far as the mystery goes I had my suspicions  as to who did it about mid way through the book but I didn't know for sure until they revealed it in the book.  I liked the whole food truck aspect of the book as I have just started watching the Food Truck Race on the Food Network.  It amazes me how they can work in such a small space and still produce great products.  There was a bit more language in this book than I usually like in cozies and a bit more sexual conduct but over all it was a good mystery.  Will I read any more in the series?  Not really sure at this point,  I have other series that I like that don't have the language and sex that fit more into my personal likes.  

Narrator - I thought the narrator did an excellent jobs with all the characters and voice except for when she was Clare and when she was just reading .  I realize that this is a mystery and there are some tense moments in the story but I felt when she was just reading or when she was in the character of Clare her tone of voice was just a bit earnest which for me was a bit distracting from the story.  Otherwise her voice for all the other characters where right on and she was consistent throughout.  .

I received a review copy of this audio book for review purposes from the Publisher AudioGo , in exchange for my honest opinion without any expectation of a positive review.  

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1 comment:

  1. I like the review - but should one give away so much? That is always the dilemma. Here is a review of a best seller - just a teaser. it would be a great audio for the man in your life for Xmas. More extensive review in the blog.

    No Easy Day - Audio Book Review
    No Easy Day is a ‘boots on the ground’ first hand account of the mission to get Osama Bin Laden from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.
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    The story is a straight forward and simple read, not too much depth or descriptive detail. However, the flow of the book is good and it informs the general public on what it takes to become a SEAL and how difficult it is to actually be one. The Audio CD is the unabridged edition of the book.
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