Weighty Matters : When the Fat Ladies Sing

  • by Linda P. Kozar
  • Narrated by Michelle Babb
  • Series: When the Fat Ladies Sing
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a traveling circus comes to the town of Wachita, Texas bad things begin to happen under the Big Top. Super-sized sleuths, Sue Jan and Lovita take to the tents to track down a crazy clown killer, even though Lovita is fixing to give birth in just a few short weeks. And if that's not enough, a scary Sasquatch is sighted in the Wachita woods, attracting a TV news reporter, a Bigfoot investigative team and a reality show film crew. The townsfolk are shaking in their cowboy boots but Sue Jan and Lovita aren't clowning around.

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A secret sleaker than cut ochra

A circus is coming to town and Sue Jan is excited. Colourful characters, the thrill of the big top - and murder! But that's not all. The small town of Wachita is also invaded by the press when rumours of a Big Foot sighting also start to circulate. The two lovely large ladies from the beauty shop hairdressers can't resist getting involved in the investigation even if Lovita is in the final days of her pregnancy and Sue Jan (the mayor's wife) has just found out that she, too, is expecting again.

So delicious to catch up once more with the curious gossipy crime sleuthing characters from small toiwn, Texas. They might be a bit silly at times but always funny and, mostly, good natured. SueJan and Lovita's husbands feature more prominently this time, too. The actual murder mystery is a bit convoluted, totally crazy and unrealistic. But that's not what makes these books the joy that they are. It is the people, the trivia, the conversations and the humanity.

Without Michelle Babb's marvellous narration, these fun stories would still be enjoyable. But Ms.Babbs makes them sublime with her wonderful interpretation of the two main protagonists, the Fat Ladies themselves. And her voicings of all of the other characters is equally good, each one given their own distinct accent and tone, and bringing them all to life. The text reading, too, is full of warmth and expression making these lighthearted mystery books so very more-ish

I can fully recommend all of the Fat Lady stories by Linda Cozar to everyone who enjoys larger than life, eccentric and somewhat silly small toiwn characters who are, nevertheless, both endearing and realistic especially when so perfectly performed by the narrator. And with an adventure each time, a mystery to be solved well, what more could anyone want?
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- Norma Miles

It's OK.

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I didn't like this one as I liked the others in the series. I believe it is more to do with Sue Jan's immaturity and humour that I did not find funny.
Michelle Babb is excellent as a narrator. She brings out all the characters in the book.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Layla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2016
  • Publisher: Linda Kozar