Narrator: Michelle Babb
Published by Bess McBride on 07-27-20
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Together in one collection, Books 13 and 14 of the Will Travel for Trouble series of cozy mysteries, Trouble at Devils Tower and Trouble in El Paso.
Trouble at Devils Tower
Minnie and Ben are back for more murder and mayhem! Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion, Ben, are heading to Devils Tower. The massive monolith dominating the Wyoming landscape is the stuff of legends...and mysteries.
One such mystery finds Minnie and Ben before than they find him. A little green man/alien leads them on a merry chase to solve the Trouble at Devils Tower.
Trouble in El Paso
Minnie Crockwell, recreational vehicle enthusiast and traveler, and her ghost companion, Ben, have arrived in sunny El Paso, Texas, land of cowboy boots and 1,000 great Tex-Mex restaurants. One such restaurant makes the greatest fajitas...ever. All Minnie wants to do is eat great food during her stay in El Paso, but there is no way that Minnie and Ben can get through a stay in fabulous fajita land without someone dying an untimely death at the hands of a killer.
Minnie and Ben are back on their adventures. This time they visit Devils Tower and El Paso. I felt this book shorter than the previous ones but a look at the series Audible page shows me that the boxed sets included three books the previous times, while this one only includes only two. I am not sure why, as there is a 15th book already published. This was a light and easy listen, as this series always is. I quite like Minnie and her special relationship with Ben, which is evolving right now due to some changes in Ben’s nature.
The first story, the one set in Devils Tower was a fun one but I somehow expected a bit more grit to it. I kept thinking that there should be something else at play. I think the ending caught me by surprise because I wanted it to be more than it really was. Well, it is a cozy mystery, so I still accept it.
I found the second story more intriguing and surprising, certainly a more risky job for Minnie than Devils Tower. I missed Minnie and Ben’s private conversations, as they did, but this shows a promising future for both of them, and new wait to approach their investigations. I am looking forward to future sequels.
The best part was Michelle Babb’s narration. I always say that Babb could narrate the phone book and make it interesting. She is a natural! Her character interpretations are just amazing, bringing the characters to life in a way that it feels like watching real people interacting. Michelle Babb has an expressive and natural narration style that works well with this genre, but I am sure she will do wonders on any other kind of book.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist a good novel. In 2015, while wait I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. If you see me with my Bluetooth headphones on, please be gentle, I get easily startled.
I live with my boyfriend, which I met during my six-year stay in Belgium, four cockatiels, eight lovebirds, and a hamster in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.