• The Paper Caper

  • Bibliophile Mystery Series, Book 16
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Sara Young
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Joseph Cabot is a very popular wealthy San Franciscan who owns the main newspaper in town, as well as radio stations and TV. Years ago, Brooklyn’s husband Derek and his security team rescued Joseph from an assassination attempt, and now the man and his wife are friendly with Derek and Brooklyn. The friendship is helped along by the fact that Joseph is a big book lover and contributes lavishly to the Covington Library. His favorite author is Mark Twain (another newspaperman), and he’s underwritten the first annual Mark Twain Festival at the Covington. 

As part of the festival activities, Brooklyn will spend a few hours every day at the Library, giving demonstrations of her work, re-binding an old copy of The Prince and the Pauper. There will be events all week, all around town, celebrating the time Twain spent in the city. But the biggest event is being run by Joseph’s newspaper: a citywide contest based on The Prince and the Pauper - they want to find someone who looks like Joseph! 

The two men will trade places for a week as part of a huge publicity campaign to raise money for the Covington Library. But the fun turns frantic when a murder occurs right before Brooklyn’s eyes! Now Brooklyn and Derek will have to chase clues all over their beloved city to solve the murder before another death becomes front-page news.

©2022 Kate Carlisle (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Please please audition your narrator

I love this series but was extremely disappointed
with the narrator. Her British accent was horrible. I had a hard time getting into the book. Please go back to the previous narrator.

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Buy the print version-reader leaves much to be desired

I love Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile mysteries series so when her latest Brooklyn Wainwright mystery hit the shelves I couldn’t wait to pick up my copy. Normally I purchase print versions of this series because I want to add them to my home library but this time I purchased the audio version due to an upcoming car trip. What better way to spend 8 hours in a car than listening to Brooklyn and Derek’s zany adventures? Unfortunately, I had to stop listening after chapter 1. I could not listen to the reader’s fake British accent any longer. Not only was the accent painfully fake but she would often drop the accent mid-sentence. The reader was not believable with other male voices either. I found I was so distracted by the reader I could not focus on the story. I will buy the print version in the future. Lesson learned-always listen to the sample before purchasing a book regardless of how much you love the series.

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The paper caper

The story was good buy I didn't like the women that read the story.she is new and not the lady that read all the other books to this collection.

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Warning: new narrator

Overall I enjoyed the story but I’m not sure that I will be listening to this book again and if future books are read by this narrator I will probably not get the audio versions.

I understand that there are occasionally circumstances that require a change in narrator for a well established series but it always causes some issues. The previous narrator was so smooth and her reading and voices seemed effortless. That cannot be said for the current reader. Derek’s voice sounds forced; Ian, who is American, sounds British and the narrator pronounces Covington wrong throughout the entire book. Since the Covington library is a main focus in the book it is VERY distracting and drew me out of the story every time she said it. I’m not sure why the narrator was changed but I wish someone who had at least listened to the previous books in the series had been chosen.

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Difficult listening to the new narrator

The story was excellent, however, the new narrator made listening to the story difficult. Sara Young read the women's voices ok; the men's voices sounded fake.

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Get rid of this narrator!!!!

The story is just as good as usual— love the characters!!!

But the new narrator SUCKS! Please get rid of her & bring back the previous narrator. Please!

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Non-great

I totally agree with Customer — the new narrator is a big step in the wrong direction.

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Wishing for the former narrator and more suspense

Where is Susie Berneis? The new narrator makes the main character seem younger, Ian sound stuffy and British, which doesn’t fit his back story at all. And don’t get me started on Derrick’s voice. The story was okay but uncharacteristically easy to figure out. If subsequent books are narrated by this actor I won’t be downloading them. This one was a disappointment.

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Narrator sucks the life out of the characters

The new narrator takes a wonderful authors audible presentation and takes all the life out of the characters. She is terrible at the different voices. She makes all of them seem wimpy and that really detracts from the story in a huge way. Narration is so bland that I find myself not listening at parts. This one may be better read on Kindle or in print. I will not be purchasing another Audible presentation if this narrator is specified.

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Narrator Is terrible

I have loved this series from book one.. This narrator pronounces words wrong. British accents are awful. And since when is Ian British? It's hard to listen to.

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