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By Karen K on 04-08-15
Great narration, Same series flaws
I have loved the narration on this series - even the voices that annoy me seem just right. However, the things I have disliked in the past continue. We have a situation wherein Pru is investigating a murder, for no clear reason other than that she feels like it. She continues to rush into situations with no plans other than to show up and ask inappropriate questions. I was bothered a bit by the way she uses the service dog she is training - even leaving him in a situation she doesn't think well of just to give her a chance to be nosy. But I guess what I liked least was how ineffectual she is at interpreting the clues both from humans and animals. Even Pru's cat has repeatedly pointed out how bad she is at understanding animals despite her gift of hearing them. But in this one, she even misunderstands really clear hints from humans. I don't even try to solve mysteries while I read them but the basics of what happened were really obvious to me long before Pru caught on. Not sure i would bother with any more in this series.
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By asassyvic on 04-06-14
Imaginative mystery and Dr Doolittle in one
Where does Panthers Play for Keeps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Right at the top of my A+ list.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Panthers Play for Keeps?
When Spot blocks Pru from walking forward when there is danger ahead. Really shows how wonderful these helper dogs are and how they can be totally trusted by someone that has to rely on them completely.
What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
OMG Tavia Gilbert is fantastic. I love everything about the way she handles the entire series. Her animal depictions are wonderful and all her other characters really come to life under her narration.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Can't say there is a particular moment. I just enjoy the animal interactions with Pru.
Any additional comments?
Although I love animal books like Pru Marlowe I think that the narration by Tavia Gilbert is 99% of my enjoyment just by the way she interprets the story.