I would recommend it to a friend that want an easy read, this is an happy book. The main character is an fun loving psychic who helps solving crimes!
I got this book after listening to a very dark crime novel, and I needed something that would not keep me up at night! This book was perfect.
It s a good story, Elizabeth was great reading the book and it was just the perfect amount of scary =)
I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.
The story was interesting, but the narrator's voice ruined the book for me. It was so hard to get into the story because i had such a hard time getting around the narrator's squeaky, nasal, high-pitched voice. She also didn't differentiate the characters very well so it was hard to know who was speaking. You could also hear her swallow a lot.
I recommend that if you're going to read this series, do it the old fashioned way and skip this audio version.
I bought the next book in the series. I like the reading, so I got both. I listen in the car on short trips in town. I like a story with characters I would like to know. This is one.
Haven't finished it yet. But i do find it very odd that she went out of town, knowing she should call Dutch and didn't call immediately when she got to Boston. And no one ever starts a trip without charging their cell phone, really!!.
I like the sound of her voice and her attitude. That can make or break a audio book for me, forget every thing else. Ms. Michaels is good.
I want to keep listening to it when I get out of the car and have to force my self to turn it off so the story will last longer.
Glad to hear that the series improves with time. I was so afraid the first might just be a fluke.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
This book has a youngish charm to it mixed with almost complete implausibility. Although it's supposed to be a crime drama it's violence is at a minimum and any darkness is quickly resolved with a humorous twist.
The narrator is somewhat heavy handed on the "smile in the voice" and "aren't I funny" passages. The over-acting got on my nerves periodically but did let up in the second half of the book.
I actually enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a break from heavy or gut wrenching stories/books.
Although the first book in the series didn't grab 100% of my attention, it was interesting enough for me to listen to the second book. I'm now listening to the 7th in the series and enjoying the series very much.
No need to believe in psychics to enjoy these books. You do have to be willing to tolerate the idea, but what I really appreciate are the twists and turns to each new mystery and book.
I tend to enjoy series' more than novels because I love to get to know characters and stick with them. They become "friends" in a way, and it's comfortable listening to their adventures. I do like the characters a lot in these books. However, the author insists on repeating various phrases over and over again like, "I gave him the full grill" or "Beaming him the full grill" or "Hello Baby, he said in his best Humphrey Bogart" ...I'm sure you get the idea.
Also, the narrator isn't the best. I've listened to hundreds of books and while she is not annoying, she lacks in delivery and voices. The men sound like the women, usually no variance between each voice even during a conversation, the descriptive part of the sentence will run together with the actual dialog. For example, "There's no way she said in surprise!" vs. "There's no way! she said in surprise." Taking things a step further, when a dramatic delivery is given, the description the book gives will not match the narrators voice. A mumble will sound like a statement. A dry, sarcastic remark will sound optimistic or happy, and so you lose the feeling, tone and humorous parts of the book.
That being said, I will reiterate that this narrator is not annoying...just lacking compared to other Audible readers. I do recommend this series to those of you who love easy-to-read mysteries.
The narrator did their best with a book that was just acceptable and no more.
Nothing to keep my interest, just kept waiting for an average book to become a good book.
You can only do what you can do with the material you are given.
For the main character to not be so stupid and self centered. The scene in the restaurant where she met Dutch is just dumb.
No, I've read other books in this genre and they are much better.
The narration was ok.
I was disappointed because the book started out pretty good.
I like the concept of the Abby Cooper mystery series. It took me a while to get used to the narrator's voice though... she seems to have a voice that sounds too old for the character, so it doesn't quite fit. I wanted to slap the main character every once in a while as she can be frustratingly stupid in her relationship thoughts and assumptions.
I should have believed Keri below--Abby is so unbelievably stupid and annoying I had my first experience ever of not being able to finish listening to a book. I cannot believe this book has four stars!!!
I plan on listening to the entire series. It is perfect for my ride home from work, which lasts about an hour.
Abby Cooper was an enjoyable character
I especially enjoyed the narrator. Very pleasant to listen to her narration.