Cherry Mischievous

for the love of SciFi/Fantasy

Review: A FOOL AND HIS HONEY & DEAD OVER HEELS

A Fool And His Honey by Charlaine Harris
Book 6 of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries
Read by Therese Plummer
Format: audiobook
Genre: murder mystery

About A Fool And His Honey:

Sleepless nights, a cross-country chase and a temporary stint at motherhood all turn newlywed Aurora Teagarden’s life upside down. When her husband’s niece, Regina, shows up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora’s perpetual curiosity leaps into overdrive — especially when the body of the girl’s husband is found axe-murdered in her own backyard But Aurora’s curiosity may get the best of her this time, as she walks right into the middle of Regina’s dangerous secrets.

Source: Info in the About A Fool And His Honey was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/140094.A_Fool_and_His_Honey on 17/02/2012.

Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris
Book 5 of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries
Read by Therese Plummer
Format: audiobook
Genre: murder mystery

About Dead Over Heels:

Part-time librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, but she also never wanted to see him dead— especially not dropped from a plane right into her own backyard. But when other strange things happen around her, ranging from peculiar (her irascible cat turns up wearing a pink ribbon) to violent (her assistant at the library is attacked) to potentially deadly (her former lover is stabbed), she must decipher the personal message in the madness before it’s too late.

Source: Info in the About Dead Over Heels was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/140089.Dead_Over_Heels on 17/02/2012.

Review:

I trolled google and this is an image I found of what I imagine Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, our main protagonist, would look like. For those of you who’ve read this series, what does she look like in your head? …Speaking of Roe, I actually stopped listening to this series because I got really annoyed about Roe getting too stupid to live (TSTL). However, with these books, Roe‘s TSTL has tapered down a bit, thank god for small mercies!! But, there isn’t much distinguishing factor with these two books from the rest of the series other than that it feeds more of an Aurora Teagarden addiction. Having said that, this series is not as addictive as True Blood or the Harper Connelly series. And these being a Charlaine Harris work, of course it has fantastic world building and great story telling quality. Plot-wise, Dead Over Heels is a bit thinner than A Fool And His Honey. Both however, feel like the plot is 2D rather than 3D. There isn’t much layering of plots. And yes, the cover art remain totally uninspiring. I thought that the cover is the first line of marketing tool of a book. If that is the case, this cover arts failed miserably. The art department needs to be fired! They have failed in their function. The only selling point of these books is Charlaine Harris‘s name! And ofcourse, that sold it to me.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 1
Pace = N/A (6.25-hour listening time)
Plot = 3
Narrator = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Thank you to the RCT Library for letting me borrow these audiobooks!!

FTC Disclosure:
This audiobook was borrowed from the library. No money received for this review.

Advertisements

14/05/2013 - Posted by | audiobook, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, book review, Charlaine Harris, Cherry's reviews, crime fiction, investigative suspense, murder, murder mystery, mystery, RCT Library, review, Therese Plummer

2 Comments »

  1. Since I have not read it I can't say, but she does seem to fit

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 14/05/2013 | Reply

  2. I'm kinda liking the sounds of this series. 🙂 Thank you.

    Comment by Melissa (My World...in words and pages) | 16/05/2013 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: