Three Bags Full

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Author(s): Leonie Swann
Series: Sheep Detective Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100091015
Released: Mar 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400125012
Narrator/s: Josephine Bailey
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, reading them a plethora of books every night. The daily exposure to literature has made them far savvier about the workings of the human mind than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George' s killer. The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the "bad-boy" black ram; Mopple the Whale, a merino who eats a lot and remembers everything; and Zora, a pensive, black-faced ewe with a weakness for abysses. Joined by other members of the richly talented flock, they engage in nightlong discussions about the crime and wild metaphysical speculations, and they embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. There' s Ham, the terrifying butcher; Rebecca, a village newcomer with a secret and a scheme; Gabriel, the shady shepherd of a very odd flock; and Father Will, a sinister priest. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love. Three Bags Full is already an international hit. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful breed of detectives to American audiences.

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Three Bags Full
Product Number: BX00040937
Product Number:DD19477
Product Number:Z100091015

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CD
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Author(s): Leonie Swann
Narrator(s): Josephine Bailey
Series:
Product Number DD19477
Released: Sep 03, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400105014
eBook
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Author(s): Leonie Swann
Series:
Product Number EB00153397
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9780385523127

Professional reviews

"Without missing a bleat, Josephine Bailey shares the adventures of a flock of Irish sheep who discover their shepherd, George, apparently murdered in the meadow. George's flock decide they must solve the mystery--after all, he has read to them daily, including one unfinished detective novel. Swann's quirky premise is well-executed by Bailey, who develops the identity of each member of the flock, young and old, ram and ewe. Miss Maple, Othello, Cloud, and others even carry out a showdown at the Smartest Sheep in Glenkill contest in the local pub. The characters of the human villains and other village folk are neatly conveyed in Bailey's light Irish accent. Irreverent, comic, and touching fare is delivered with aplomb. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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