Audiobook review of Grace Takes Off

Posted April 6, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Audiobook review of Grace Takes Off

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Grace Takes Off by Julie Hyzy
Length: 9 hours and 9 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 293
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Emily Durante
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A trip to Italy’s Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her boss—and benefactor of this whirlwind excursion—becomes the target of a murderer…
When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, they’re troubled to discover that most of his friend’s impressive art collection—including a prized bronze skull crafted by Picasso—is fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries.
Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so there’s no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isn’t talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies. Now Grace has to wing it to find a mile-high murderer—especially since she suspects Bennett is still in danger…

Also by this author: Grace Under Pressure, Grace Interrupted, Grace Among Thieves, Grace Against the Clock


Here is what I thought

It’s been a while since I have visited the Manor Mysteries, so I was excited to see the fourth one finally available for audio review. 🙂

This time Grace and the owner of the Manor Bennett travel to Italy to visit one of Bennett’s old friends. There Bennett discovers that the famous skull that they have found a long time ago that was worth a lot of money in the art world, is a forgery. Then someone tries to kill Bennett on the plane ride back and Grace has her hands full trying to keep the old man safe and find out who wants him dead.

Bennett’s friend knows someone is stealing from him and thinks it’s his son who lives in the states and Grace decides to do a bit of sleuthing to see what she can come up with.

Great cast of characters as always, I really like Grace, she is really good and putting things together though sometimes it takes her right up to the end to figure it all out. I love her roommates (whose names escape me), the two guys have decided to stay out of her love life and let her decide what she wants to do concerning a certain man. Bennett is an ornery old codger and adds to the story. There are many others that make it a good read.

I can’t wait to get the next audio!

Recommend if you like

cozy mysteries filled with great characters, and old manors.

Author Bio

Julie Hyzy’s very first job had her flipping burgers and chopping onions at a neighborhood hot dog stand. She traded that experience for a job as a singing waitress at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour — but gave that up when she started college (and because she couldn’t carry a tune).

Over the years, she’s acted in community theater productions, appeared in television commercials, and crashed a previously all-male fraternity to become one of the first female brothers in Loyola University’s Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Julie had dreams of becoming a writer, but family, friends, and frat brothers convinced her otherwise. Having held positions as junior officer at a downtown bank, office manager at an architectural firm, and financial advisor at a prestigious wealth management company, she realizes that the business degree was probably a good choice — but fiction is truly her passion. Now, with some well-earned life experience behind her, she’s delighted to finally be able to make writing a priority in her life.

The Narrator

Emily Durante is one of my favorites and always does a great job. 🙂

Audio Rating: 4

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5 responses to “Audiobook review of Grace Takes Off

  1. I love cozies and have not heard of this author before. Thanks for sharing this great review! I am definitely going to read this.

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