• The Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Series: Books 1-6

  • By: Ava Zuma
  • Narrated by: Dini Steyn
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Discover six clean and fun best-selling cozy mysteries by Ava Zuma to enjoy!

The Full Sunshine Cove Series:

  1. Makeup and Mayhem
  2. Eyebrows and Evil Looks
  3. New Nails and a Nasty Nightmare
  4. Highlighters and Upheaval
  5. Christmas Carols and Lipstick Perils
  6. Foundation and Temptations

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted listen, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you'll love Celia Dube and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Sunshine Cove. No cliff-hanger, swearing, or graphic scenes!

Get the Sunshine Cove Mystery series box set to discover how events unfold in these cozy murder mysteries.

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Fun coZy!

Fun cozy with likeable characters and fun storylines. I received a free copy and left my honest review

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fair

Cece started out meekly finding her way in the world and doing some good along the way. With each book she became more and more brazen and at times very pushy and forceful. The added romance element was okay, but I came for the mystery not the romance (though it was clean).
The stories seemed to fall into a similar expected pattern which became a bit redundant. Mrs. Owen bothered me. She was that nosey neighbor always sticking her nose where it didn't belong and giving her unwanted and uneeded advice. Go knit something Mrs. Owen's and find your place!!!! Altogether an enjoyable listen. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator was good.

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Not too bad...

The stories are ok. The reader is not my cup of tea. I don't like hearing the reader breathing between words and her accent felt confusing.

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Everything about the books are irritating!

Performance is agitating and I found myself getting very frustrated with the characters and the stories - I really wanted to like the books which is why I listened to all stories before making my opinion. However, I got more and more irritated as I continued to listen. I would not refer or suggest these books to anyone.

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Nice cozy mystery set!

The Sunshine Cove Cozy Mystery Series : Books 1-6 by Ava Zuma is an enjoyable set of stories featuring Celia Dube. She is a beauty consultant in South Africa who stumbles into murders and investigates the crimes. I love how Celia, her boys and the other characters grow and develop as the series proceeds. The narration by Dini Steyn is wonderful. The characters come to life!

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South Africa

I received a free code for this book.
The stories were very pleasant, and easy to listen to while i am working. I enjoyed the South African setting.
I found the narrator's voice really did not match the teller of the stories, seemed way too old and somehow the accent just did not work.

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can't stand the narrator

I don't usually listen to audio books, because the narrators never sound like the way it sounds in my head when I read the book. That being said, I was given a copy of this audio book and asked to give an honest review.

I wish I could give you a review of the stories, but I just couldn't get past the narrator's voice. She sounds like someone who's trying too hard to seem sweet, but it just sounds syrupy, like someone who's trying to convince you that something horrible is really OK.

I think I'll go read the book to see whether I like the stories.

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I was unable to finish this because I could not relate to it. And reader sounded like an old grandma struggling to keep her teeth in her mouth as she was reading

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The narrator’s voice is sadly too old for the main character. Her voice would certainly be better for an older….60+ character.

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  • Helen
  • 11-22-21

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Great storyline but did not like the narrator
Felt like I was back at school

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  • Kath Lewis
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Good continuity of stories

I enjoyed the theme, but would preferred it without dialect or accent and nuance character wise.