Love Rickman, this series is terrific, complex and compelling, and Emma Powell's reading pulls you in fast and keeps you listening. Wish they would get the whole series!!!
Quirky and spooky, ok mystery but really fun characters. I know this is the first book of this series, but the author has other books.... Would try one of those in a heartbeat.
Not my favorite of Frazer's books, but have been waiting for them to become available for quite a while. Not the best of the books but good none the less. Also for the narration - not stellar, but quite good.
Ok, I prefer my mysteries separate from my soft porn - but the author is, I believe, mainly known for her romance novels and as we all know, romance novels are rife with multiple-orgasm sex. (Honestly, I can accept the presence of ghosts WAY easier than I can accept a woman who has an orgasm in under 2 minutes, followed by multiple more orgasms in similar succession. Pu-leese.) I didn't realize that supernatural-mystery-romance was a category, but I guess it is.
That being said, I pretty much loved the non-sex aspects of this book. The story was compelling, the characters were enjoyable, and the only horrible deaths happened to either people you didn't care about or people you hadn't met (I totally hate cosy-style mysteries where the nice people die!)
The reader was ok. Most of the time you could tell who was talking, though occasionally she would read the "I said" or "he screamed" in the same tone as the line itself - which is really about the editing. Ditto for pronunciation issues.
Overall, however, I loved it, quickly bought and listened to the next in the series, and will happily buy the next as soon as it gets written and recorded.
Writing was ok - nothing glaringly off, but the main character never felt fully explored. Reader was ok - though it sounded like she had a cold through the entire book. And there were some really rough edits where the sound was jarringly different. Overall, not a compelling listen but an easy one - which might suit if you are in that kind of mood.
Enjoyed the writing immensely, and while the narrator had a couple of vocal tics that I could live without, overall it didn't matter.
Love Charlie - even though she is less grim reaper and more a sassy version of The Ghost Whisperer. Love the narrator - she does a terrific job. All of the books so far are a bit heavy on the (kind of repetitive) earth-shattering sex stuff, which is a bit much but I can deal. However, having Charlie suddenly feel scared of Reyes when he "kidnaps" her is just more than I can buy: suddenly she's all concerned that he's a "convicted murderer" when up until this point she is defending his deed as pretty much a righteous kill? Sorry, it is way too far out of character for me.
I like the author, who writes easy-going mysteries with some ghosts attached. This one is okay for a novella, but the narrator is off. His Maxie sounds a bit too Brooklyn, his Loretta sounds like she's in her nineties, and too often his reading veers off from the description.
Book pretty good though sometimes very slow. However, not happy with Audible for offering this as "first in a series" but not offering any of the other books in the series!
Love the idea behind the book (a psychic working to solve a crime.) Could have been dark or funny, and this was on the cute side. No going into the angst of what it would be like knowing when people lie to you, etc. but a nice, light read. Will see if writer developers more depth in later books. Reader occasionally was a bit too "smiley" when reading, but otherwise fit the writing well.
Lots of blood but not three-dimensional. Gave it two hours but then gave up
I would never presume that any author should change their writing because of my taste.
Hate this part. Just never got pull in, couldn't distinguish many of the characters, but not sure how much was the material.
Sorry - just fell flat for me.
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