#AudiobookReview – No Saving Throw by Kristin McFarland Narrated by Marnye Young @KayMcFarland @AudioSorceress @TantorAudio #NoSavingThrow

M0658_SavingThrow-238x238From Goodreads: “A supremely geeky murder mystery perfect for Whovians, gamers, and Muggles alike.

Autumn has everything she could possibly want: Loving friends, a successful business, and a gaggle of nerds in her store every day.

Welcome to Ten Again, a tabletop gaming store that attracts nerds of every kind and fosters a community Autumn’s pretty proud of—a community that also keeps business afloat. And now that Autumn’s in the running for a grant, Ten Again’s future is looking bright.

That is, until one of Autumn’s gamers is mysteriously murdered. With everyone in the mall as a suspect and accusations flying, Autumn is going to have to do some sleuthing of her own to save her shop. And to save her gamers from what seems to be an increasingly more dangerous fate.”

My Review

This was such an enjoyable audiobook! I’m fairly new to cosy mysteries, always thinking they’re a bit lame in plot, characters and setting but actually this was excellent. Autumn was such a great character, I really liked her and could imagine being friends with her. I loved her dedication to her shop ‘Ten Again’ and how she saw the gamers as her friends and family. She was a bright and friendly businesswoman but also also quite snarky, especially towards certain characters. Her best friend Jordan was also a great character and very useful being a cop.

Like Autumn and her gamer friends, I had so many theories and suspects and kept changing my mind about who the murderer could be. That’s one of the things I loved about this story, they weren’t trying to be private detectives they were just trying find out what had happened to their friend. I loved the geeky references throughout particular enjoying to the nods to Scooby Do and  Stark Trek.

I loved the narration by Marnye Young, a new to me narrator who was so good at voicing the different characters, that I was left in awe of her voice talents. How did she manage to remember all those different voices without mixing them up? I’m definitely adding Marnye Young to my list of favourite narrators.

I’m so glad I took a chance on this audiobook and can’t wait for the next one in this new series. I definitely recommend this if you love cosy mysteries.

Thanks so much to Hope Roy at Tantor Media for my digital copy.

No Saving Throw by Kristin McFarland is available now

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  1. Defo checking this one out for my next Audible credit! I have been rediscovering cosy mysteries this year and there’s so much high-quality stuff out there, I find myself enjoying them enormously! And of course I’m always happy to discover an amazing narrator too.

  2. What a wonderful review. I have not heard of this book or series, but it appears it is a new one. I like the combination of nerds and crime solving. I will have to see if I can find the audio version on Hoopla.

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