The Cat Who Could Read Backwards Audiobook

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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

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By: Lilian Jackson Braun

Narrated by: George Guidall

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Audiobook Description:

Jim Qwilleran, the sometime sports writer and police reporter, is starting over as art director. Thai's what the "Daily Fluxion is offering, and middle-aged, out-of-work reporters can't be too choosy. It's not long, however, before Qwilleran finds the art world to be as tricky as his old crime watch--and twice as dangerous. When a murderer sticks a knife in the neck of a local gallery owner and goes berserk among the works on show, Qwilleran has a hard time sorting out the pieces that have been vandalized from the ones that were meant to look that way. The odd thing is, he would never have figured it out at all if a certain feline Siamese hadn't adopted him.

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Release Date: Apr 02, 2001

Publisher: Recorded Books

ISBN: 0788754300

ISBN-13: 9780788754302

Language: English

Meet the Author
Lilian Jackson Braun Author

Lilian Jackson Braun

Lilian Jackson Braun was an American writer. She is well-known for her light-hearted series of The Cat Who... mystery novels. The Cat Who books center around the life of former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum Yum in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County, "400 miles north of everywhere." Although never formally stated in the books, the towns, counties and lifestyles described in the series are generally accepted...

Meet the Narrator
George Guidall Narrator

George Guidall

George Guidall was born on June 7, 1938 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Guiding Light (1952), Malcolm X (1992) and The Impostors (1998).

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  • Dec 15, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    I am surprised in a way at finding myself giving a "series mystery" book four stars (since I make it a point to hand out very few "5s" that's a big score for me). I don't read a lot of mysteries and only ran across MS. Braun because I was looking for audio books for my wife. She ... more...

    4 people liked this review.

  • Jul 20, 2010

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    Fine 1st entree in long running series for cat/mystery fans...

    With nearly two dozen novels in "The Cat Who..." series, Braun has obviously struck a chord with mystery and cat lovers. Almost a classic yarn in the ilk of Elliot Queen, there's no sex and no profanity in this n... more...

    2 people liked this review.

  • Feb 07, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    I have read all but the most recent of this series, though it has been several years ago when I first started. I just finished rereading this one for this month's Meridian column on funny "series" and was reminded what I loved about it. Great characters, funny circumstances, nicely crafted... more...

    1 people liked this review.

  • May 09, 2011

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    Written in 1966, Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who Could Read Backwards is certainly not the oldest book I’ve ever read, nor is it one of the best books I’ve ever read, but it was unique because of one of the main characters. Koko the Siamese cat, who can read a freshly published newspaper backward... more...

    1 people liked this review.

  • May 07, 2010

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    One of the things that has stuck out to me over the course of my life, is that wherever I go.. there will always be a "Cat Who...." book on the shelf of the local bookstore. So recently I decided to sit down with the first of the series to give it a gander.

    I was taken complete... more...

    1 people liked this review.

  • May 27, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    The first in the series originally written in 1968. I enjoyed some of the unintended dating (typewriters, phone booths etc.) Reporter Jim Qwilleran starts a new beat as a feature writer for an arts section of the local newspaper. Murder soon happens in the art world and he becomes involved. Alon... more...

    1 people liked this review.

  • Apr 27, 2011

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    "5" For feline entertainment, about a "3" for mystery technique.

    I used to love these novels when I was in high school [some 13 years ago] and decided to rent them from the library again from sheer nostalgia. It was as entertaining as I remember it being, from the poin... more...

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  • May 16, 2011

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    This book was a cute little read. With a love of siamese cats, I enjoyed the quirkiness of the cat's part in the mystery solving. I am going to enjoy reading more from this series.

    0 people liked this review.

  • Feb 02, 2011

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    Good solid mystery with the classic twist at the end. I've read all the Agatha Christie books, and this is near that class. No wonder the series is popular.

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  • Jul 17, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    I don't often like books with male protagonists, but I grew rather fond of Jim Qwilleran. I wouldn't mind reading more of this series.

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