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Janice

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  • Better Read Than Dead: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (582)

    Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming?

    Heather B. says: "Better Read Than Dead -Victoria Laurie"
    "Annoying to the end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A Grown Up Writer


    Would you ever listen to anything by Victoria Laurie again?

    Not a Chance


    What about Elizabeth Michaels’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job with the story with which she had to work.


    What character would you cut from Better Read Than Dead?

    The main character whose favorite line was "Liar liar pants on fire" Come on!


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to like this book - honest. I tried. I thought it might be fun to suspend disbelief and enjoy a book about psychic this and that, but I never dreamed a writer could, from start to finish write such adolescent predictable junk. The lead character repeated the phrase "liar liar pants on fire," every time she told one, just in case the reader was too stupid to figure it out. And she seemed to only be able to recognize "hunks" or really mean men in the world - two classes of men. (Grow up much?) Her jealousy about her hunkish FBI boyfriend would have driven even the dumbest guy to oblivion, but somehow he was too smitten by this moronic (self proclaimed good looking) woman to run in the opposite direction. And the rest of the female characters were also stereotypical dopes.

    So, what's to like?

    The story line had all kinds of twists and turns that never came together without super glue that relied on so much conspiring on the part of you/me the reader to accept a juvenile plot that by the end I felt nauseous. And that had nothing to do with her psychic abilities saving the day! Really, I don't think this author ever did any research about the world of mystics, Tarot or anything that supposed psychics actually believe. She just made up some dribble, through in a bunch of teenage fantasy with characters who were too old to be aging so stupidly and published a book. I'm wondering why this one made it to Audible.

    This is the first book I've reviewed on audible, having read 100's but I felt like saving intelligent readers from my fate. I read it to the end waiting for the saving grace.
    At least the dog, "Eggg" was smart enough not to drink the poision. Sorry to spoil the plot for you. I hate it when dogs are harmed in a story. But he was probably the only smart character in the book. So...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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