Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews audiobook

Duck the Halls

By Donna Andrews
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Dreamscape

The Meg Langslow Mysteries: Book 16

8.28 Hours 1
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The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers boughs of holly and barrels of laughs with Meg’s latest adventure in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling series. A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, where Mother insists the show must go on, despite the budget-related protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman. Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen—only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens.  The next morning is Sunday, and the congregation of St. Byblig’s, the local Catholic church, arrive to find it filled with several hundred ducks. It’s clear that some serious holiday pranksters are on the loose, and Meg is determined to find them. But before she can, a fire breaks out at Trinity, and Mr. Vess is discovered dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless—if slightly cranky—old man? Who has the time during the busy holiday season to herd all of these animals into the town’s churches? And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, caroling, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve? A Yuletide treasure for the ages, Duck the Halls is guaranteed to put the “ho ho hos” into listeners’ holidays.

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Summary

Summary

The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers boughs of holly and barrels of laughs with Meg’s latest adventure in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling series.

A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, where Mother insists the show must go on, despite the budget-related protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman. Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen—only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens.  The next morning is Sunday, and the congregation of St. Byblig’s, the local Catholic church, arrive to find it filled with several hundred ducks.

It’s clear that some serious holiday pranksters are on the loose, and Meg is determined to find them. But before she can, a fire breaks out at Trinity, and Mr. Vess is discovered dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless—if slightly cranky—old man? Who has the time during the busy holiday season to herd all of these animals into the town’s churches? And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, caroling, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve? A Yuletide treasure for the ages, Duck the Halls is guaranteed to put the “ho ho hos” into listeners’ holidays.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Andrews leavens the action with her trademark humor, including dueling Christmas dinners and an extravagant—and extravagantly funny—live nativity scene.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Donna Andrews

Author Bio: Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mystery series and the Turing Hopper series, as well as other works. She has won the Agatha, Barry, and Anthony awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and four Lefty Awards and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mysteries.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English