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.
The story is very interesting and while the narrator has a "fun" reading voice, she did not alter it for an characters, which gets confusing when listening.
there were enough negative reviews that I should've known better
narrator not at all right for character (not sure if right for any character as really annoying verbal usages)
main character is a twit ... the inconsistencies drove me batty
Mother of 8, grandmother of 7, RN and book nerd
This had potential..... key word being "had". It flopped. If I had paid more than $3.95 for it, I would have returned it. Story was forced and characters were VERY weak. Narrator was irritating. Sorry guys, not only will I never listen to this book again, I won't be giving anymore by this author another glance......
If she had written it with realistic characters, natural dialogue, and without explaining every detail. Her main character is supposed to be a young woman but talks and thinks like a much older person. "Looky-loo"? "Guffaw"?
No, the reader drove me up the wall although she sounded as old as the character seemed.
As a reader I don't need to be told every detail about how someone gets into a car, or opens a door.
It was a sweet, fun, entertaining...addictive story. I listened nearly nonstop and was sorry when it was over. I think the author is a wonderful, engaging author.
Also, I liked the psychic angle because I, too, have had many psychic experiences in my life that just amazed the heck out of me. :-)
Audible Addict. Hopelessly addicted to Audible and find myself listening to books at every chance. The Audible sales feed my addiction!!
I was having a tough week, and this was exactly the book I needed as an escape. Abby Cooper is a really fun character and Elizabeth Michaels captures her perfectly with her narration. Abby is far from perfect and sometimes the things she does are just plain frustrating. She is quick to jump to the wrong conclusions and that often complicates her life. I found myself wanting to reach into my media player to give Abby a good slap in the hopes of knocking some sense into her, then I remembered that I was listening to a book and found myself back in the real world.
The great thing about Ms. Laurie's writing style is her ability to transport you into the world of Abbey Cooper. I found myself willingly suspending my disbelief and fully engrossed in the storyline. I could not stop listening and wanted to hear what would happen next. Ms Laurie's writing style keeps things moving at a good pace and is highly engaging. I kept finding myself extending my listening session by just a few more minutes. My only regret was that I was so drawn in that by the end of the weekend I had reached the conclusion. Looking forward to the next one!
I have listen to the entire series 3 times and I loved it! Abby Cooper is to funny and her family members are the most.
I never read the print version so I have no idea. I love the audio version.
The story flows and keeps your interest. The writing is superb. Abby is a person one would like to know. The characters come alive and you start to care about them.
I love her interaction with Dutch.
I will be listening to the whole series, it is a winner!