Divas and Dead Rebels

Available from Audible
Written by: Virginia Brown
Narrated by: Karen Commins
Length: 13 hrs
Series: Dixie Diva Mysteries, Book 4
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:05-07-13
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publishers Summary
The bestselling Dixie Divas mystery series continues! Trinket and her pals are, once again, caught in the middle of a murder scene...
"Professor Sturgis is dead. What I'd thought was an untidy pile of clothing tumbling out of the closet turned out to be a professor with whom Bitty had just quarrelled that very morning."
Virginia Brown is the author of The Dixie Divas Mysteries, The Blue Suede Memphis Mysteries, and a mystery/drama, Dark River Road. As a long-time resident of Mississippi, she has lived in several different areas of the state, and finds the history, romance, and intrigue of the deep South irresistible. Although having spent her childhood as a military brat living all over the US, and overseas, this author of nearly fifty novels is now happily settled in and drawing her favorite fictional characters from the wonderful, whimsical Southerners she has known and loved.
©2012 Virginia Brown (P)2013 Bell Bridge Books
My Review
It's been my absolute pleasure to listen to the first three books of this series, I awarded them all five stars, both for story and narrator. I didn't think they could get any funnier but this one did, it's hilarious.
You really need to be alone to listen because before you know it, you'll be laughing aloud.
Bitty is a real star, she is the queen of the outrageous statement and her convoluted and unusual solutions to problems (like finding a body in a closet) leave Trinket almost gasping in disbelief! Bitty doesn't let this deter her though, she believes she makes perfect sense and usually persuades (bulldozes) Trinket in to submitting to her awesome will!
This time Bitty thinks her son is under threat of being accused of murder, she immediately goes in to full Southern Mama Mode, look out everyone.
When her first plan goes awry a meeting of the Divas is called and a new plan of action is implemented. Oh look out for these ladies, they sure mean business!
I honestly don't know how Virginia Brown thinks up these situations in which the Divas find themselves, they are of course, highly unlikely, but it's a comedy, it's fiction and it makes me laugh and feel happy.
I would recommend that anyone interested in the Diva series start from book one, the author develops each character with every book, to miss one would be missing out on learning some interesting and very entertaining details.
I've reviewed a few of Karen's books now and have always given her 5 stars for her narration. She is just the perfect choice here, apart from her awesome narrating skills, you know, the accents, pace, rhythm and gender changes, she does comedy so darned well.
Unlike traditional books, the success of audiobooks depend on the talents of both author and narrator, in finding Karen, the author struck pure gold.
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