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.