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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Strohmeyer Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bubbles Yablonsky Series Release Date: July 2003 ISBN: 9781436126816
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Agatha Award-winner Sarah Strohmeyer’s Bubbles Ablaze is the third installment in her popular Bubbles Yablonsky series. In the tradition of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, Bubbles is a hairdresser/investigative reporter whose eye-catching wardrobe is only matched by her knack for outrageous adventures. When Bubbles’ dream weekend with jet-setting photographer Steve Stiletto is interrupted by a series of circumstances that finds them careening down an abandoned mine shaft in a runaway coal car, it isn’t long before she’s discovered a dead body and found herself in the midst of a high-powered conspiracy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Strohmeyer’s sharp eye for styles and regional details…adds to the realism and the charm.” 

    Publishers Weekly
  • “Relentlessly funny.” 

    Linda Lael Miller, New York Times bestselling author
  • “[Bubbles] is a born reporter, an intuitive student of human behavior who has refined her natural skills in the crucible of gossip, a beauty parlor.” 

    Boston Globe

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 2/12/2014

    " Just a fun book to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 1/28/2014

    " Enjoyed this instalment easy reading with humour "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " OK, this one was a little crazy for me. I still loved it, but falling down an abandoned mine shaft? really? Well in any event, it kept me laughing and wanting to read more, even if I was usually laughing at Stinky's name. Oh well, lets just wait for the next.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick Duretta | 1/21/2014

    " This was a struggle to get through. The author is clearly mimicking Janet Evanovich, but without the wit. The plot was much too confusing, with too many characters made to look overly quirky. Too bad, because some of the themes--miners' rights, for example--could have been explored effectively. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kj | 1/6/2014

    " Loved it as usual. She really has some outlandish characters but I love them all! She makes crazy fun. Great series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/5/2014

    " LOVED the Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer!! Funny, engaging and so well written, with enough anticipation and surprise to keep the pages turning... the characters drew me in and kept me there. As I finished each book, I couldn't wait to open the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/1/2014

    " Great beach read fun and light "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/27/2013

    " Great fun! I could not get into Stephanie Plum books but Bubbles is a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/14/2013

    " This series was recommended to me since I like Janet Evanovich's books. I'm SO glad that I picked this book up! It's great! Bubbles is a great character and the supporting characters cracked me up. It even has a pretty good mystery! Fun, quick read! Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/6/2013

    " This series is just silly fun. I don't have a whole lot to say about it other than that I enjoyed it and Bubbles cracks me up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becka | 12/3/2013

    " Not quite as good as the first two.Too many peripheral characters to keep straight in my mind. On to book #4! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 11/21/2013

    " Not as good as the first two but still okay "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *Babs* | 11/13/2013

    " This was a great read as well her books are getting better with each one. Bubbles is in a mine with her boyfriend how will they make it out if this one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/16/2013

    " It was a really cute book and I can vividly imagine all the characters and how they look and act but I dont think it was one of her best in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/6/2013

    " Another light fun read. Bubbles and the rest of the cast of wacky characters get into tricky spots. I picture Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blond as Bubbles the hairdresser turned PI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Book Concierge | 6/22/2013

    " Book # 3 in the series and I'm still hooked. Bubbles is a hoot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/9/2013

    " These books are very similar to Evanovich's "Plum" series. They are entertaining though and I will probably read the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/4/2013

    " What can I say? I love humorous books and this is a great one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 12/17/2012

    " I am LOVING this book and series. I never thought the day would come when I would read a mystery... Bubbles (the main character) has me laughing out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/19/2012

    " Interesting issues appear amongst the silliness in these books. I enjoyed this one in audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa S | 9/3/2012

    " I just picked this series up on a whim and I'm glad I did. This series gets better and better as it goes along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/1/2012

    " Bubbles is always a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/9/2012

    " I started in the middle of this kooky series with this book and I thought it was a lot of fun. Very upbeat and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/22/2011

    " Very funny and entertaining. I am really enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryAnn | 8/31/2011

    " I'm liking her more now than when I started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 6/3/2011

    " This series is growing on me - this was good and funny. Very much in the Janet Evanovich Staphanie Plum mould. Bubbles has an on again off again rommance going, that is definately on again in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/28/2011

    " I love this series!!!! Its so funny. I feel bad for Bubbles some times but then i have to giggle and think that she deserves what she got lol. You never know what you are going to get when you turn the page on these series. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa S | 4/25/2011

    " I just picked this series up on a whim and I'm glad I did. This series gets better and better as it goes along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/4/2011

    " This series is growing on me - this was good and funny. Very much in the Janet Evanovich Staphanie Plum mould. Bubbles has an on again off again rommance going, that is definately on again in this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 3/2/2011

    " This series is just silly fun. I don't have a whole lot to say about it other than that I enjoyed it and Bubbles cracks me up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 10/9/2010

    " Just a fun book to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/17/2010

    " Bubbles is always a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 6/20/2010

    " This was a struggle to get through. The author is clearly mimicking Janet Evanovich, but without the wit. The plot was much too confusing, with too many characters made to look overly quirky. Too bad, because some of the themes--miners' rights, for example--could have been explored effectively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/23/2010

    " Very funny and entertaining. I am really enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/14/2010

    " What can I say? I love humorous books and this is a great one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/18/2009

    " I enjoyed this book and I had no idea what was happening until the end of the book... I couldn't figure it out. Then again, I'm not all that bright. :) Looking forward to the next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/4/2009

    " I love this series!!!! Its so funny. I feel bad for Bubbles some times but then i have to giggle and think that she deserves what she got lol. You never know what you are going to get when you turn the page on these series. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 8/3/2009

    " Interesting issues appear amongst the silliness in these books. I enjoyed this one in audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 4/13/2009

    " Great fun! I could not get into Stephanie Plum books but Bubbles is a hoot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 3/29/2009

    " A fun, quick read, but very similar to the first book in the series.

    Definitely recommended to those who enjoy the Bubbles series, but you may want to read something different between each book so it feels a bit more fresh.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *Babs* | 1/29/2009

    " This was a great read as well her books are getting better with each one. Bubbles is in a mine with her boyfriend how will they make it out if this one? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 F Tessa | 1/23/2009

    " Book # 3 in the series and I'm still hooked. Bubbles is a hoot! "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Strohmeyer

Sarah Strohmeyer is the bestselling author of Sweet Love, The Cinderella Pact, The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, and the popular Bubbles series. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont.

About the Narrator

Barbara McCulloh has appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan and as Anna in The King and I. Her film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Another World, and Peter Pan. She has also done extensive work in regional theater and recorded dozens of audio books.