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The Diamond Cat

By: Marian Babson
Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
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Summary

The cat who swallowed more than a canary....

A lifetime of craving cuddlier companionship than her hectoring mother has led 40ish Bettina Bilby to board her neighbors' felines - an expectant tabby, a pampered blue-eyed Balinese, a depressed ginger Persian with a cod-liver-oil addiction, and Adolf, an imperious mouser with a patchwork face - for a long holiday weekend.

But a freak storm sets the pigeon among the cats: a carrier bird downed on the doorstep with a tiny load of large, flawless diamonds. And Bettina's dilemma escalates as Adolf gobbles up one of the gems and a succession of elegant but shifty strangers prowl the gardens, offending the cats and bringing in their wake backdoor bloodshed and murder.

©1995 Marian Babson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Annoying use of the American English pronunciation of "inquiry" instead of British English "enquiry"

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Cute Cozy Mystery with Poor Choice of Narrator

I read this book years ago and remember it being cute. For nostalgia’s sake I decided to try the audible and I couldn’t get through it due to the narration. The narrator got a little too into the main character’s mother, who is already an annoying character to me. Using a high pitched shrill for such a character was too much to tolerate. I would have preferred a monotone voice.