Murder In G Major

Murder In G Major

Title: Murder in G Major

Author: Alexia Gordon

Narrators: Jessica Carroll

Series: Gethsemane Brown Mystery, book 1

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Time: 8h 10m

Audio: English, Unabridged

Genre: African American / Detective / Fiction / Paranormal

My Review:  3.0 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for a honest and unbiased review.

Okay I’ve been sitting here for over a week trying to figure out what kind of review I wanted to write about Murder in G Major.  I’m finding this review difficult for a few different reasons.  I did enjoy Murder in G Major. In fact Murder in G Major is about Gethsemane Brown and Eamon McCarthy. Eamon McCarthy is the ghost haunting the cottage where Gethsemane just moved. Since Gethsemane could see and speak to Eamon. Eamon asked Gethsemane for help in finding out who murdered him and his wife.

Now for my first issue. Alexia Gordon has great writing style. A very nice fun to read and good for the whole family type of  writing style. The only problem for me is that it seems to not have any staying power. I pride myself in trying to remember everything or a general plot of everything I’ve ever read. This book I just can’t seem to remember. I know I enjoyed it but I just can’t keep in mind anything except for the general plot I listed above. This is not a good thing in my opinion. This book did not move me or really grab my attention. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon if you just wanted to relax and not think about anything. Which makes it tend to fall into the fluff category in my mind.

Now for my second issue. In my opinion a great audiobook is created by a great narrator. Sorry to say but for me that is not Jessica Carroll. Now don’t get me wrong Jessica Carroll did a good job as narrator. She really tried but I just couldn’t get engrossed in the story and for me that is a major downside. Now as for production Dreamscape Media like always did a great job in producing this book. It was set at the right pace and was easy listening.

So all in all my issues lay in the fact it was not an engrossing story for me and that I found it easy to forget. Yet I still enjoyed it. See my dilemma? No for the big question would I recommend this book? My answer would be yes but not for some one looking for an engrossing story with twist and a plot that makes you concentrate to follow. If you’re looking for that type of book then pass this one by.


The Beautiful Dead



Title: The Beautiful Dead

Author: Belinda Bauer

Narrators: Andrew Wincott

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Time: 10h 38m

Audio: English, Unabridged

Genre: Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense

My Review:     4.0 Stars

I received this book free of charge for a honest and unbiased review.

The Beautiful Dead written by Belinda Bauer is a story about Eve, a news reporter who’s job is to cover murder/death and the serial killer who becomes obsessed with her. The story was very well written. I was pleasantly surprised The Beautiful Dead‘s story-line was very well thought out and written. I love how Belinda Bauer has multiple side characters but they never seem to overshadow the main characters.  Like so many other authors have had happen in the past. Which really makes this story easy to follow and enjoy.

Andrew Wincott was the narrator for this book and I think he did a wonderful job. He  made each and every character distinctive. Dreamscape Media did a great job at producing this story and for picking Andrew Wincott for the job. All around a great audio book experience. The production was great. Andrew Wincott didn’t read to slow or to fast but at just the right pace. I really enjoyed listening to this book while I was at work. It does grab your attention at first but I found myself from time to time being distracted. Which is one reason why only 4 stars instead of 5.

Now the big question, would I recommend this book? Yes, but not for someone to listen to in front of small children. I work in a very public area with constant children/young adults coming through. I did not listen to this book unless I was behind closed doors in my office. So for the other reason why only 4 stars instead of 5. There was to much cursing to make it safe for everyone’s ears. Yet yes I would still recommend it. I did enjoy this book. Belinda Bauer wrote a great book with a wonderful plot. It is worth a read but if you’re working around children might I suggest you get the book format instead of the audio.