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Publisher's Summary

Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow, and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny, and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants.

These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods. Is Andy cursed to be always unsuccessful in love, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?

©2013 The Witcherley Book Company (P)2017 The Witcherley Book Company

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Not as interesting as the first book.

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Tim Campbell is an excellent narrator and I really enjoy his depictions of the characters. I didn't find this one as interesting as the first book, and found it fairly predictable and I was sure of the who/what/when/where of the plot fairly early on. Andy is still extremely clumsy and Hobbes is still as enigmatic as ever.

I don't know if In would have enjoyed the print version as much but this really did keep me entertained during my daily commute and I did experience several laugh out loud moments as well as some extreme secondhand embarrassment on behalf of Andy. The author has played around with the lore of supernatural beings not being how we imagined them and I hope he runs with it more in future installments.

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  • 2017-12-22

A paranormal comedy that's entertaining & exciting

Inspector Hobbes and Andy Caplet are at it again! Hobbes is trying to save the townsfolk of Cotswolds from deadly panther-like cats and Andy is falling in love, well maybe, one can never truly be for sure. Hobbes has yet another deadly mystery to solve and Andy in his sad sack way stumbles across the clues. No one is more surprised than Andy to discover he has become the obsession of not one but two creatures …

I enjoyed this book very much. Of course one may find themselves annoyed by Andy but if one looks at him as a bumbling inept person with good intentions, then he’s more fun and enjoyable. Hobbes, for all his unhuman qualities, is filled with compassion and intelligence far more superior than Sherlock Holmes – he’s just more modest about it.

Wilkie Martin has created a world in which human and unhuman may exist together. A paranormal comedy that is entertaining and exciting blending fantasy and mystery together expertly. He has built his characters deftly and with richness.

Again, Tim Campbell serves as the narrator telling the story from Andy Caplets point of view. Campbell becomes Andy and does it smoothly and with great finesse. He has the perfect voice for both Andy and Hobbes.

If you enjoy comedy and paranormal creatures with a mixture of Sherlock Holmes, this is the series for you! I thoroughly enjoy them.

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher.

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  • ner_do_well
  • 2018-07-09

A solid sequel

We don't have as much "Arthur Dent" as before and the character is taking on pathetic-ness.
But still this is a good sequel and t's really enjoyable. In my opinion the book after this, Book 3 is the worst.

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  • Angel Manuel Ortiz
  • 2018-05-16

Detecting

I am digging this series very much. I love how you think your going to learn something about who Hobbs is,but then he answers the question in a way that says maybe next time I will be more forward and detailed with my questions. I love the character of Hobbs very much and I don’t mind his side kick, but hope he improves himself to the point were he can live in Hobbs world.

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  • Crowwolff
  • 2018-07-09

phantastic listen, an enjoyable romp

I've really started enjoying this series. I like the fact that the character development is really improving that you really get to know the inside of each of the characters inspector Hobbes quite funny and enjoyable, a big draw a bii dry.

it's a definite worthwhile listen

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  • K. Ray
  • 2018-06-29

Another winner from the Unhuman collection!

Puns and plays on words aren't for everyone's tastes, but I adore them! They make a commute to and from DC a much better time. I still feel for Andy, who seems to attract disaster at every turn, sometimes literally; And the dog, Dregs would be my ideal companion!
I enjoy these types of books, where the subtle supernatural mingles with the present day antics! The mysteries are often easy to figure out, but it doesn't take away from the overall storyline.
Looking forward to the next book!

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  • david
  • 2018-05-27

rather enjoyable

I think the narrator has vowel dyslexia. He seems to swap them around making words sound very odd. The story is superficially enjoyable with some moments that make you laugh out loud. The predictable setups stick out like dogs bits but otherwise enjoyable.