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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Henry Narrator: Lee Adams Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maxie and Stretch Mysteries Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9781415912799
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At sixty-three, Maxie McNabb is cruising down the Alaska Highway in her brand-new Winnebago. With her mini-dachshund at her side and the open road ahead, she’s never been happier. But before her exploration of the lower forty-eight gets underway, Maxie needs to figure out who burgled her friend’s Colorado home—and why. And the closer Maxie gets to solving the puzzle, the more it becomes chillingly clear that her friend’s life isn’t the only one on the line.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " I love the Maxi and Stretch series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/8/2014

    " A friend recommended Sue Henry to me, and I enjoyed this novel about Maxie, a 63-year-old widow, who travels the country in her Winnebago with her little dog. It was a good mystery with no sex, but it did have some swear words. I liked it being set in Colorado and Utah and recognized some of the places, especially Salt Lake City. However, I did get a little bored with all of the descriptions of the scenery and I'm not as much of a dog lover as she apparently is and got a little bored with the dog. I do plan to read other books by Sue Henry. I appreciate a writer who doesn't feel the need to put sex into her novels, and it was nice having an older woman as the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 2/7/2014

    " I really like the way this author expresses herself--the reading is easy. The outcome wasn't predictable, necessarily, but some of the plot twists were. I didn't enjoy all the "chamber of commerce" or "travel brochure" blurbs about different places she visited, and found I kind of scanned at least a fourth of the book. I will read book 2 in the series, however, and see what I think about that one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corry | 2/2/2014

    " great mystery with wonderful descriptions of the northwest. Who can resist a mini dachsund? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darcy | 1/23/2014

    " I really liked the authors description of the drive from Alaska down to the lower 48 states, but ultimately had to give this one up because I couldn't stand the main character, she drove me nuts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Smith | 1/18/2014

    " I love camping and the outdoors and I love, love, love dachshunds. So how could I not read this book. I really like the concept of the book, a retired lady traveling around the country in her RV with her best-friend Stretch the dachshund. Maxie is a lady I would like to meet. She is an independent and energetic lady with a good outlook on life. I enjoyed all the description of the scenery (makes me want to go on vacation) and I liked the set up of the crime. The mystery is definitely a cozy mystery as there is no blood and gore. There are lots of red herrings and the mystery kept me interested. What I didn't like is the amount of loose ends left at the end and the unbelievable actions of some of the characters. I felt like some of the book wasn't super thought out and was just thrown together. In all, I liked the book alright and plan to read others in the Maxie and Stretch series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynne Tull | 1/13/2014

    " Way too much description about the dog/dogs...not enough story. I tried to read another of her books, but way too much filler. Her books are on my "not gonna read" list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/12/2014

    " A great book about a mystery in Grand Junction Colorado. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/9/2014

    " I liked this book because it made me fall asleep. Sometimes that's a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Anne | 1/6/2014

    " You first meet Maxine and Stretch in the Jessie Arnold series but they are lovable :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy S | 12/27/2013

    " Loved the main character - Maxie, a 63 year old widow, traveling the road in a Winnebago with her dog-Stretch. She is visiting an old friend who passes away and leaves her with a mystery. A couple good twists and surprises keep you turning the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/9/2013

    " Reminded me of an Alaskan Friend. "

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

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's a brave woman who can get into an RV, with her dog, and travel alone. Looking forward to her second book in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Humkeb | 12/4/2013

    " Quick read. Sue Henry is a great Alaskan writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/19/2013

    " I enjoyed this first in a series and plan on reading more of these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 10/15/2013

    " Full of suspense... I was tempted to skip to the end, but am glad I didn't. Really good mystery... good audio presentation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Brown | 10/14/2013

    " I became interested in this book because the main characters live in a Winnebago, the same type of RV my husband and I own. Good read, likable characters, and easy to follow plot. Looking forward to the second book of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 7/24/2013

    " My first read about Maxie McNabb, the 63-year old grandmother who drives through scenic country in her Winnebago with her dachsund and solves crimes. I liked her voice, but was jarred a bit by the mystery dynamic which gives hints and then pulls out the 'surprise' ending about whodunnit. "

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

    " Different than Jessie Arnold, but still good on its owm "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/9/2013

    " This is a first in the series. Its a little predictable, but would read from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Weir | 8/28/2012

    " I should have really liked this book... the independent woman, her dog, traveling, visiting? But I think the recipe was just not quite right for me OR maybe there were just too many coincidences? I did finish it.. and I did enjoy it, but it is not the best of the author's work in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 3/27/2012

    " I have read all of Sue Henry's books. I love the description of Alaska and the other areas where the books take place, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/1/2012

    " fun mystery featuring Maxie, a 63 year old, and her dachshund, Stretch, who travel through the country from Alaska in their Winnebago. Intriguing mystery, weak ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2012

    " I liked reading about a woman in her 60s, and her dog Strech is so sweet. The mystery is good enough, enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 11/22/2011

    " weak plot, mired in detailed scenic descriptions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/10/2011

    " Really liked it--enjoyed the description of Maxie's travels thru Colorado; also a nice mystery. More of the good friends, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 faeriecrone | 8/11/2011

    " The plot is good and I was curious. The details bored me sometimes and I found myself skimming along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 6/27/2011

    " fun - fast reading mystery - sort of like "Murder She Wrote" with a 63 year old widow doing the sleuthing. This story takes place in the 4 corners area - mainly Grand Junction Colorado and contains a lot of travel log type descriptions of the area - a bonus to the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/18/2011

    " Another Sue Henry you can really enjoy, especially if you want to temporarily be an indenpendant adventurer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerry | 5/3/2011

    " This was really interesting! I learned quite a bit about Alaska and the Iditarod race while enjoying a good mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/3/2011

    " I love Sue Henry's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/22/2011

    " I'm glad I didn't read this one first in the series. There were too many obscenities for me. I skimmed quite a few sentences as I hate the big obscenity. The story was predictable, but that is alright for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Texaskcr | 1/17/2011

    " A really enjoyable and informative mystery. The details about the Iditarod are compelling. Jessis Arnold is an appealing cahracter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 12/7/2010

    " I liked the information on the Iditarod race. Kept my interest. A fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 9/23/2010

    " Enjoyed not only the mystery plot but also learning a bit about the race and Alaskan geography. The book is well paced and stays intersting throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 8/26/2010

    " Very well crafted and a perfect murder. Kept me guessing until the last minute even if I had a gut feeling who did it from the beginning. Can't wait to finish the rest in the Alaskan series at a later date "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarahb. | 7/30/2010

    " Great suspense, especially if you are in awe of the Idiatrod, like I am! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 7/28/2010

    " Great book to read when on a trip in Alaska. LIked her description of the race. Felt like i got a sense of the people who attempt this torturous endurance test of survival and skill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Catherine | 5/18/2010

    " Sue Henry's mysteries are a light read, fun and educational as to life in beautiful and rugged Alaska "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 4/29/2010

    " Wanted a book on tape that Scott and I could listen to while we drove to Roseburg, and this is the one I choose at random. Not great, but it helped pass the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 3/31/2010

    " I picked this up during an Alaska cruise to read afterwards. I enjoyed it mainly because I had been on a land tour also, and could actually picture some of the scenes. The story, itself, is interesting. It is what I would refer to "diversion reading", but we all need to unwind sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/22/2010

    " I love the Sue Henry books! Guilty Pleasure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 3/19/2010

    " A fun romp in my home state and one of the protagonists is a women musher, Jesse Arnold. Looking forward to reading the next one: Murder on the Yukon Quest, which is a sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/18/2010

    " Lots of information about the Iditarod. Okay, light murder mystery and romance. "

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About the Author
Author Sue Henry

Sue Henry is the author of several novels including Murder on the Iditarod Trail, Termination Dust, Sleeping Lady, Death Takes Passage, Deadfall, and Murder on the Yukon Quest. She lives in Alaska.

About the Narrator

Lee Adams has been a voice artist for many years. Her work for the Educational Television Network can be heard on an array of videos, television series, station identifications, and commercials. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and lends her talents to various animation projects whenever possible. Lee has narrated both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.