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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the landmark work Rubyfruit Jungle comes an engaging, original new novel that only Rita Mae Brown could have written. 

In the pristine world of Virginia foxhunting, hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a lively community of conflicting loyalties, where the thrill of the chase and the intricacies of human-animal relationships are experienced firsthand - and murder exposes a proud Southern community's unsavory secrets....

As master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club, Jane Arnold, known as Sister, is the most revered citizen in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town where a rigid code of social conduct and deep-seated tradition carry more weight than money. Nearing 70, Sister now must select a joint master to ensure a smooth transition of leadership after her death. It is an honor of the highest order - and one that any serious social climber would covet like the Holy Grail. 

Virginian to the bone with a solid foxhunting history, Fontaine Buruss is an obvious candidate, but his penchant for philandering and squandering money has earned him a less than sparkling reputation. And not even Sister knows about his latest tawdry scandal. 

Then there is Crawford Howard, a Yankee in a small town where Rebel bloodlines are sacred. Still, Crawford has money - lots of it - and as Sister is well aware, maintaining a first-class hunt club is far from cheap. 

With the competition flaring up, Southern gentility flies out the window. Fontaine and Crawford will stop at nothing to discredit each other. Soon, the entire town is pulled into a rivalry that is spiraling dangerously out of control. Even the animals have strong opinions, and only Sister is able to maintain objectivity. 

But when opening hunt day ends in murder, she, too, is stunned. Who was bold and skilled enough to commit murder on the field? It could only be someone who knew both the territory and the complex nature of the hunt inside out. Sister knows of three people who qualify - and only she, with the help of a few clever foxes and hounds, can lay the trap to catch the killer. 

A colorful foray into an intriguing world, Outfoxed features a captivating cast of Southerners and their unforgettable animal counterparts. Rita Mae Brown has written a masterful novel that surprises, delights, and enchants.

©2000 Rita Mae Brown (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Narrator's voice is irritating

I've tried listening to this several time but can never get beyond chapter 1. The narrator's voice sounds like a raspy, old smoker's voice. All that's missing is the cough.

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Stick to riding horses Rita Mae

First let me say I love the Sister Jane Series, I read the books. But I wanted to listen to them while working. I did not realize that Rita Mae herself was the narrator..OMG..... the narration is horrid and irritating (at best) . I will suffer thru the bad narration... and I hope the others in the series get better.

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I love Rita Mae Brown, the writter!

Rita Mae Brown is a great mystery writer but in "Outfoxed" she is not great as a narrater.. RMB leave that to the 'PRO's.

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Love the story, but...

This is one of my favorite series in print, my copies are well-loved. I thought they would be great to listen to while doing chores in the barn and driving to work. It's a good thing that I know the story so well already - Rita Mae Brown is a very engaging author, but a TERRIBLE narrator. While I can really hear Sister Jane in her voice, it is very difficult to distinguish which character she has switched to in a conversation (no change in tone or inflection for characters), punctuation is left out so it's hard to tell where we just went with an idea, etc. The books themselves are fun, heartwarming, and intriguing if you enjoy fox hunting - or even just animals and the people around them. The first three books of the series are by far the best (in my opinion of course), so if you have read them a time or two - or at least recently - you will probably enjoy the audiobook even with the poor reading. It is too bad, because these are such fun books for anyone who enjoys horses AND a good mystery! If you enjoy printed books as well, I highly recommend that medium instead.

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the details were very good, but the narrator talked way to fast especially in the first part of the book

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Fun, Fun

Loved this story, especially the animal interaction! Took me awhile to get used to the narration…hard to distinguish switch from one character to another, but all in all a real fun listen!

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Terrible Narration

I love the Rita Mae Brown-Sneaky Pie Brown books but the horrible narration of this book turned me off to it all together. I will stick to the books with a professional narrator. Rita Mae should stick to writing!

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Really liked this book.

The book was a fun story. The read of the book I would get it a three. The intonation of the reader made it difficult to figure out which character she was.

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Love the written story disappointed in the Audio.

I very much enjoy the written version of Outfoxed but was extremely disappointed in the audible narration with Rita Mae Brown. It was like listening to some one who was reading the story cold. No difference of voice for each character, so you didn't know which character was speaking. It was hard to listen to the story.

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Terrible narration

Terrible narration. Should have hired a pro. Enjoyed the story. May try another one, hopefully not narrated by the author.