I love the voice of the narrator but she used 'she said' and 'he said' too much, even when not appropriate and I hate that. Makes a good story horrible in my opinion.
Beyond the "said" issue, the story is ok. It's fun, light hearted and not a deep read but entertaining.
Near the top.
I loved North Archer for his generosity and felt deeply sympathetic toward him for his "stuckness" in his own life and what it had cost him. But Alice is also terrific in the way she stubbornly resists Andie, only to eventually succumb.
Her characterization of the different personalities made each clearly distinguishable - and brought out the humor of their individual quirks, in an affectionate way.
I loved when North finally showed up and he and Andie began really working together to solve the problem.
The combination of a desire to write about Alice as an adult and the difficulties of developing a Gothic atmosphere in an age of ubiquitous cell phones caused Jennifer Crusie to set this in the early 1990s - which totally worked for me, as that was when I was a similar age to her protagonists.
No, it's a fun one time read.
My favorite character was the medium - I thought she was dry and funny and calm in all situations.
My favorite scene was when Alice and Carter finally burned the last lock of hair from May and they were free.
Nothing moved me.
Which came first... the books or the glasses?
This was kind of a ghost story with slapstick comedy and a little romance thrown in. The narrator did a good job with the voices. I really like the way she portrayed the voice of North, the boyfriend of the main character, Andie.
This isn't a story I would HIGHLY recommend but it isn't bad either. Maybe get it on sale or a two for one credit.
I fell in love with Jennifer Crusie's writing when the book, "Bet Me" was given to me. So I was anxious to read more... This book was intriguing... A mystery with ghosts (which you weren't sure were real), orphan children traumatized by these ghosts and the people who tried to help but didn't believe in ghosts. It's funny, endearing and keeps you guessing until the very end.
She has a great range of voices making it very easy to follow the conversation.
right at the top
surprised by the ending
listened to this book twice,i enjoyed it so much
I prefer books to be alternatingly silly, depressing and weird, much like myself! Favorite authors: Douglas Coupland, Meg Cabot, Neil Gaiman
Now, maybe I'm a wuss, but since we're talking about romance novels here, I can't imagine that I'm the only one who was apprehensive about this book because of the ghost factor. I listen to books mostly to keep me calm while driving and to fall asleep at night and, as much as I enjoyed the story, this book did not fit the bill.
My suspension of disbelief is strong, so the ghosts in here were a little too upsetting. I had to listen to something else before bed and only listen to this book on my morning drive. The ghosts weren't so bad that I couldn't listen at all, but just bad enough to keep the book from being relaxing like I wanted. The good news though is that the story was interesting enough that I found it frustrating that I couldn't listen to it more often.
So if you're sensitive to horror elements like I am, just thought I'd put my two cents in before you have a bad night (like I did). It's still worth the listen if you're a Crusie fan, just don't start off listening at bedtime!
Funny, mysterious, romantic
I loved the scene where all the players arrive, knocking on the front door one by one while a psychic is trying to hold a seance.
It was fairly easy to see a lot of the stuff coming, but it sometimes made it better when it happened.
I would have gotten rid of about 100
She had a great way of sounding unimpressed when the character needed to...