Review of “Someone Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead” by Christiana Miller

“Loved this book! Looking forward to the next one!”

Overall 5 Stars
Performance 4 Stars
Story 5 Stars
What made the experience of listening to Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead the most enjoyable?

I loved the story! I could relate to Mara’s run of bad luck and Gus’ snarkyness! The narrator was wonderful too. I loved her voice.

What other book might you compare Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead to and why?

I would compare this book to the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series by Julie Kenner. The difference between them is Mara is a witch (although sometimes reluctantly) and the protagonist in Julie Kenner’s books is a retired demon hunter who reluctantly gets sucked back into it when a demon follows her home from Walmart one afternoon.

What about Marie Rose’s performance did you like?

As I said above, I love her voice. It is so well suited for narrating this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I can’t say I was particularly “moved” by anything. I found the story to be amusing, and at times downright funny. I laughed in several spots.

Any additional comments?

I was never bored listening to this book. I listened to the whole thing over a couple of days since I can’t sit still for over 8 hours a time (not that I had the time to do it – there are other things that must be done throughout the day).

If I had one criticism for the book it would be in the editing of the sound. Very often you will be listening to Marie Rose reading a passage when her voice would change to sound more muted as if they were editing in a retake of a particular passage or sentence and it would almost sound like it was done on a cheap tape recorder on an old tape. It could be distracting at times, but at no time did Marie Rose’s narration take one thing from the story. She was wonderful.

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About Jeffrey Owens

Not much to tell. I am married and have a daughter and a grandson. I am an aspiring writer. I am a devout Pentecostal. I love football, NHRA professional drag racing, baseball and sometimes hockey. I sing and play guitar and write songs.
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2 Responses to Review of “Someone Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead” by Christiana Miller

  1. This book sounds really interesting.

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