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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lilian Jackson Braun Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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After five years of legal formalities, Jim Qwilleran has officially inherited his freedom and a fortune, which leaves him with a serious dilemma. What should he do now? Seeking a place of peace and isolation to make up his mind, he heads to the Potato Mountains for the summer. But Qwill lands in the middle of controversy, not solitude.

The mountains are a haven for the independent, roughneck descendants of Prohibition-era moon-shiners. The valley is home to developers eager to turn the pristine Potatoes into a giant tourist trap. To make matters more complicated, a Tater, as the mountain folk are called, has been convicted of the murder of millionaire developer J.J. Hawkinfield. Some people swear the wrong man was convicted, and Qwill is inclined to agree when he hears what transpired before the trial.

But if Forest Beechum didn't do the dirty deed, who did? With Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum on the case, the killer won't get away with murder. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Temperance | 2/2/2014

    " Best book of the series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katalin | 1/31/2014

    " A nice change of airs! :) "

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

    " Great series, very cute mystery series that is light reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/27/2014

    " I have read almost all the books in this series but found this one I hadn't. I loved these books from the first one I found at my local library. They are a fun, not serious, read. Cats solving mysteries are in themselves a mystery. I know there will be no more of these and that makes me very sad. I recommend these to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Rybka-Wachhaus | 1/15/2014

    " I always keep her reviews short as I don't want to right too much so I can get to the next of her books. I love them and am not looking forward to when they end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo Mead | 1/13/2014

    " I found this at the library paperback exchange (they put the paperbacks on shelves and you don't have to check them out, you just write down how many you want on the clipboard, and you can bring them back whenever you want, or bring different ones back, or keep it, or whatever--somehow it works) while looking for books I could read without encountering explicit love scenes or swear words. I enjoyed the book very much. The cats' antics made me laugh out loud several times, and I enjoyed Qwilleran's ability to quickly make friends and figure out a mystery. The ending was a bit odd. Not all the loose ends were wrapped up. But all in all I enjoyed it and plan to read more of Lillian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffeny | 1/6/2014

    " I have no idea why I like these book so much (Qwill is quite a snob and don't even get me started on Polly), but I really do, and this was possibly one of the best that I've read so far. I also liked how it was a lead in to Braun's next book. That was fun and smart - it definitely made me want to read the next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Plantgrrl | 12/27/2013

    " worse then usual...Qwill is completely bipolar in this book. Drivel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne Tull | 12/12/2013

    " This is Number 13 of the Series. It takes place in the Potato Mountains where Qwill and the cats have gone to decide where to go next. It was a fun read as usual. Braun has an active imagination...incorporating all the words that can be used to describe or in lieu of the word "potato". "

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

    " I enjoy all the L.J.B. books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Long | 12/3/2013

    " This book has been sitting on my shelf for years, so I finally decided to give it a shot. Let's just say that I would have enjoyed it more as a pre-teen, but now, as an adult, the barrage of exclamation points and adjectives just really ruined the whole thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim McGowan | 12/3/2013

    " A fun read, but not the most engaging in the series. Takes a while to get into the mystery, which isn't all that compelling. Still enjoyable though because of the delicate style and engaging characters, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jschwabenland1 | 11/6/2013

    " Is the murderer the estranged daughter or the interior decorator? And what about Yum-Yum? Is she losing all her fur due to allergies, or is it something more sinister? I finished it, and I cannot tell the answer to these question. But, this much I will say...never trust those mountain people! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Long | 7/13/2013

    " I forgot how much I enjoy these books! I love how Qwill just makes himself at home in any small town. A fun read and interesting mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 7/2/2013

    " Didn't seem to finish properly - yes, the murderer was found, but it ended up being left in confusion. Also, Qwill's "marvellous moustache" seemed somewhat irritating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Jenkins Kleager | 6/14/2013

    " The entire series is delightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/21/2013

    " A fun read. I'd heard of this series but hadn't read any of the books until now. Having catsat two Siamese and now living with two barn cats, I enjoyed the comic relief and plot twists that Koko and Yum Yum provided. Good brain candy for a sick and stressed grad student. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbi | 2/22/2013

    " This series is just delightful. If you need a quiet corner, a cup of java, and a good read, choose any one from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/15/2013

    " Simple fun book, so easy to read and they always make me smile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Mansavage | 1/28/2013

    " It was pretty good until the end when another twist was added and it went nowhere. The book ended a few pages later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. | 12/29/2012

    " I like this Cat Who novel the best of the collection so far. Jim Qwilleran goes off to the Potato Mountains to rethink his life plans. He doesn't do much of that as he becomes very interested in the issues of the mountain people, the Taters vs. the Spuds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharoncaredio | 7/13/2012

    " Predictable, simplistic and just wanted the book to end. Will not read another in this cat series, and I love cats. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/30/2012

    " better than the last, but still don't absolutely love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Caimano | 3/1/2012

    " Vincent and I both enjoyed this charming murder mystery as we drove to and from Phoenix. Can't get enough of the main characters and tongue in cheek style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spook Harrison | 2/11/2012

    " Enjoyed this one for its folksy feel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 11/23/2011

    " Another sweet read of the life in Moose County 400 miles north of everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jschwabenland1 | 5/11/2011

    " Is the murderer the estranged daughter or the interior decorator? And what about Yum-Yum? Is she losing all her fur due to allergies, or is it something more sinister? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/17/2011

    " I always love to read the adventures of KoKo, YumYum, and Qwill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/23/2011

    " These are charming and fun mysteries. I went through a binge of everything in the series when I was younger, but haven't touched them since. I remember really enjoying them, though, and both liking the main character and the twists to the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2011

    " Simple fun book, so easy to read and they always make me smile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/17/2011

    " Vincent and I both enjoyed this charming murder mystery as we drove to and from Phoenix. Can't get enough of the main characters and tongue in cheek style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzen | 11/12/2010

    " so far this is my favorite! But I have not read them all! LOVE IT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esmee | 8/31/2010

    " This is Number 13 of the Series. It takes place in the Potato Mountains where Qwill and the cats have gone to decide where to go next. It was a fun read as usual. Braun has an active imagination...incorporating all the words that can be used to describe or in lieu of the word "potato". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 8/20/2010

    " A fun read, but not the most engaging in the series. Takes a while to get into the mystery, which isn't all that compelling. Still enjoyable though because of the delicate style and engaging characters, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2010

    " Easy Quick read. Part of The Cat Who series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Konnie | 5/11/2010

    " Qwill suddenly dedides that a vacation is in order! At the recommendation of a friend, he packs up Koko and Yum Yum and heads for the Potato Mountains. Koko discovers yet another mystery and series of clues so that Qwill can solve a murder and gree an innocent man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 4/11/2010

    " I always enjoy these mystery stories about the super sleuth cat, KoKo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weebly | 3/6/2010

    " I enjoyed the escapism as I have the others in the series, and I liked the change of scene to Potato Mountain and away from Pickaxe, as there's probably not alot of mystery left in Pickaxe now! The wonderful cats were on the ball as usual, and I am looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. | 1/3/2010

    " I like this Cat Who novel the best of the collection so far. Jim Qwilleran goes off to the Potato Mountains to rethink his life plans. He doesn't do much of that as he becomes very interested in the issues of the mountain people, the Taters vs. the Spuds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 11/17/2009

    " This turned out to be one of my favorite story lines of this series. I liked the different mountain location from the usual rural Moose County. I also liked that it didn't wrap up as neatly as most of the other books in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/25/2009

    " It was pretty good until the end when another twist was added and it went nowhere. The book ended a few pages later. "

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About the Author
Author Lilian Jackson BraunThe history of Lilian Jackson Braun is perhaps as exciting and mysterious as her novels.  Between 1966 and 1968, she published three novels to critical acclaim: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Turned On and Off.  In 1966, The New York Times labeled Braun, “the new detective of the year.”  Then, for reasons unknown, the rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene.

 

It wasn’t until 1986 that the Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red.   Within two years,  Berkeley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons has since published seventeen Cat Who… novels.  Most recently being The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, The Cat Who Smelled Rat, The Cat Who Robbed The Bank, The Cat Who Saw Stars, The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, The Cat Who Blew the Whistle, The Cat Who Said Cheese, The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, The Cat Who Went Into The Closet, The Cat Who Wasn’t There, The Cat Who Moved The Mountain, The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal, The Cat Who Lived High, The Cat who Talked to Ghosts, The Cat Who Went Underground, The Cat Who Sniffed Glue, The Cat Who Saw Stars, and lastly, The Cat Who Sang For the Birds.

Even though Braun claims that her cats have never done anything extraordinary, her fictional cats, Koko and Yum Yum, solve crimes and delight fans in book after book.  Braun says the reason for her success is that “people are simply tired of all the blood.  I write what is called the classic mystery.”  She says that while “not all mystery fans like cats, all cat-fanciers seem to like mysteries.  That makes for a large audience, since 26% of all American households own 53.9 million cats between them.”

Braun was the “Good Living” editor of The Detroit Free Press for 29 years.  She is retired from journalism and is currently writing mysteries full-time, her latest Cat Who… novel is titled The Cat Who Brought Down The House.  She lives with two Siamese cats and her husband, Earl Bettinger, in North Carolina.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.