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How far is far enough? Andorra needs to get away from her ex, but is Saturn taking it a step too far?

When Andorra’s life turns upside down, she decides on a career change. Running a diner on a mining station orbiting Saturn. It seemed like a good idea at the time....

With her best friend Cy in tow, Andorra reckons it’s the best thing for them both. A chance to start again where nobody knows them.

Trouble is, there’s a secret hidden in the café. Before they have a chance to get settled, there’s a queue of dubious characters trying to find it.

While learning to bake and get used to life in space, Andorra has a murderer to catch!

Before they strike again…

©2017 Richard Dockett (P)2020 Richard Dockett

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  • anne-v
  • 11-04-2021

Fun, quirky little space mystery

Cute book. Love the characters. A single woman decides a new start is in order after she discovers her boyfriend is cheating. She was a clothing designer, so why not go to Saturn and open up a cafe? Oh, and who's responsible for the body of the prior restaurant owner being in the freezer?? Entertaining mystery. Safe and clean enough for the whole family to listen to on a roadtrip. Fast-paced enough to keep you engaged. I'll seek out more books by this author.
I havent read the Agatha Raisin in Space books, but maybe I'll give them a listen after seeing comparisons in reviews.
Lovely narration. The only trouble I had was the narrator doesn't have different voices for different characters and I had a hard time knowing which female was talking. It wouldn't put me off from listening to another story narrated by Gill. I imagine with time, she'll develop this quality.
I was provided this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • J&M Demildt
  • 01-02-2021

Agatha Raisin only friendlier :)

I very much enjoyed this book. It definitely is like Agatha Raisin in space. The characters took a little while to warm up to, very similar to the Agatha raisin series, but once that happened I was very invested in what happened to them. The narrator took a little getting used to, it is very British and lacking strong emotion but set the story nicely. I didn’t guess the ending until very late in the book, and even then I still wanted to find out how it would be resolved. If you enjoy British cozy mysteries like Agatha Raisin definitely give this one a try! I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Dee
  • 17-01-2021

What a fun listen

The best thing about this listen is that there will be more. This was a great start to a new series.

I loved that the story took place on a mining station in outer space. I loved that it was a murder mystery that was not an easy solve. I loved the wonderful mix of characters. I loved the ending.

Coltman's narration was pretty awesome too!!

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  • Deborah
  • 16-01-2021

interesting listen

This was an interesting listen. The narration was excellent. The reveal of the killer was a shocker and a bit sad.
I was given this free audiobook copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • grammatoni
  • 15-01-2021

Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café Like Agatha

Andorra and her friend, Cy, have taken themselves to the furthest of space to get away from the heartache they left on earth. When she gets there she rents an old cafe. Seems no one knows where the former owner is, he just up and vanished one day. Then his body is found in the freezer and word spreads..and with it the rumor of his owning a book where he recorded everything that could be used against people and corporations. From day 1, Andorra's new place of business is a target for unknown people to invade looking for that book. So she decides to investigate if only to save her new fledgling business. At every turn she runs into blocks and possibilities.Will she and Cy even be safe if they find it?
Gill Coltman is a charming Andorra and brings her to live along with the motley crew of characters.
The audio is mesmerizing from page one and turns a murder mystery into something unique as the reader is taken deep into space to solve this one.
Fantastic audio and story!!

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  • Simon
  • 27-01-2021

great story

the book is a very good sci to crime book, although there isn't much investigating going on and a lot of exploring and baking cakes. the book follows Andorra and psi as they are on a space station around Saturn just starting to run a cafe when they find a dead body. the book then follows Andorra as she tries to work out who killed him and why along with running the cafe and trying to get a licence to fly vehicles in space.

overall a great easy listening book with a cosy mystery thrown in the mix

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  • Norma Miles
  • 22-01-2021

"The new kids at the Ucky Strike."

This book is a delightful, fun detective romp story of girl power in space. Leaving behind Earth and a faithless lover, Andorra Pett (Andy) and her friend and assistant, Cyri! (Cy) head into space to a mining station beyond Mars to build a new life, investing almost all of their cash in the idea of a cafe with views of the rings of Saturn. The lease on the dingy Ucky Strike supplies the views, plus three bedrooms, two store rooms, two chest freezers - and a body frozen in one of them. Plus an hostile landlord and some helpful but suspect employees.

Narrator Gill Coltman becomes Andorra Pett, recounting in first person the story as it happens, her warm and laughing voice replete with gentle Scottish accent. She is fully invested in the storyline, her pace speeding at times of tension, emotion outing through. Here is an excellent performance, including also the individual voicing of the other characters. Her reading works in harmony with the author's text.

My deep thanks to the rights holder of the Port Cloud Cafe who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Audiobook Boom. I can't wait for another helping. Who killed the philandering previous owner? Will Andy be able to keep her new business? Will the two friends ever find love again? All this and far more in Andorra Pett and the Port Cloud Cafe. Science fiction, humour, mystery and murder. Delicious and delightful - and highly recommended.

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  • Julie
  • 13-01-2021

An out of this world mystery

This is the first book by this author that I have listened too or read but it won't be the last. I loved it. The whole idea of setting the mystery in space is such an unusual idea, it makes it stand out from all the rest of the cosy mysteries out there. You got a good sense of being in space without it being the main focus or taking away from the mystery side of the story. Combine that with a great cast of characters and the author is onto a winner here. The mystery was good with plenty of suspects but it was the characters that really made it work. I especially liked the main characters Andi and Cy, and like Andi I was hoping some of the other characters were innocent as they each became suspects. I hope there are a lot more books in the series to come.
When Andi catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she and her best friend run away from there dead end jobs and boring lives, to the furthest place they could go, Saturn. Once there they decide to take over the running of one of the two cafe at the station. The problem is the cafe has a lot of history and bad memories for the people at the station, mainly because of the previous owner. He just disappeared one night and everybody believes he ran off to escape a jealous husband. So they were not expecting to find him dead in the freezer. Perhaps one of the jealous husbands caught up with him. Rather than become the prime suspects and being new to the station with nobody to trust, Andi and Cy decide to keep his death quiet and investigate themselves. Can they find the killer? And what about the tell all book he was planning to write? Everybody seems to want a job at the cafe but do they need jobs or are they just looking for the book? And who can they trust? The cafe is broken into during the night and a fight breaks out, at this rate Andi is going to be on first name turns with all the officer's. She had better find the killer before the police find a reason to search the freezer and find the body.
The narrator was good and she used different voices for each of the characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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