Audiobook Review: Deadly Housewives

Deadly Housewives To be honest, I was not expecting much from this collection of short stories. I was in the mood for a new audiobook and Deadly Housewives was available right away through overdrive. So, I gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself hooked on some of the stories. My favorites included “Lawn and Order,” “The Next-Door Collector,” “Acid Test,” “He Said…She Said” and “How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law.”

There was a problem with the sound on the version that I checked out. Some parts were so quiet that I had to turn the volume up very loud, only to have the next story blast out too loud. I also favored one narrator’s style over the other.

Description:

Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grande dames of mystery. A Bitch In the House for the fiction set, Deadly Housewives is a mystery anthology from fourteen of today’s best–loved and bestselling female mystery and suspense writers.

Critically acclaimed mystery writer Christine Matthews has gathered the biggest names in women’s mystery and suspense writing today, in this intriguing short story collection. Nevada Barr, Sara Paretsky, S.J. Rozan, Denise Mina, Carole Nelson Douglas, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Julie Smith, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elizabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Barbara Collins and Eileen Dreyer have all signed on.

The millions of viewers tuning in every Monday night to see the latest installment of Desperate Housewives are compelling evidence that there’s a huge audience hungry for entertainment based on the premise that there’s more to suburban housewives than meets the eye. With each never–before published story illuminating a different dark corner of the housewife–psyche, including sex, marriage, careers–left–behind, jealousy, kids, and female friendship, this anthology is perfect for the audience that’s made Desperate Housewives must–see T.V. And the murder and mysteries on Wisteria Lane will look like a chorus bake sale compared to the thrills and suspense that these masters of crime writing cook up!

Book: Deadly Housewives | Authors: Nevada Barr, Sara Paretsky, S.J. Rozan, Denise Mina, Carole Nelson Douglas, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Julie Smith, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elizabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Barbara Collins and Eileen Dreyer
Published: Phoenix Audio; August 1, 2006 | Format: Audiobook | Source: Library | Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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