The Housewife Assassin's Handbook - Josie Brown

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for a review.

This story follows Donna and her unusual life. On the surface, she appears to be an average stay at home mom living a pretty advantaged life... but the reader/listener soon learns there is more to the story than that! Donna is actually a pretty gutsy lady who has to take down bad guys while her kids are in school.

Listening to Donna's adventures was interesting. During the day she is out killing bad people, and somehow makes it to her kids school in time to pick them up! There was not usually too much detail involved in describing her escapades, and I think this helped make the story flow better. Otherwise I would have been sidetracked by wondering how realistic her lifestyle was.

There was a bit of romance, but it was not overly predictable. A couple of times I was a little shocked by what Donna was doing! There are some mature scenes, so keep that in mind when you are listening (might want headphones!).

This story was somewhat suspenseful, with several little twists that I sort of saw coming. The storyline was easy to follow. I liked the way Donna and Carl's back story is shared while the story is in progress. I had the sense that I knew everything and understood what was going on. Overall, the story made sense and I enjoyed listening to it.

This story was certainly suitable for audiobook production. There is a single narrator, and while she does have a dynamic voice, there was not much of a voice and accent variation between characters. There was enough differentiation between male and female voices that it was easy to tell them apart.

There is a short little song played at the start of each chapter during which a "helpful" housekeeping tip is shared. The song, as well as the tip, help to provide some comic relief and help to lighten the tone of the story.

The sound quality was good. The narrator was easy to understand. Her rate of speech was perfect.

The Housewife Assassin's Handbookby Josie Brown is narrated by Melissa Moran, is 5 hours and 59 minutes long, unabridged, and was published by Signal Editorial on 8/1/14.