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A Reason to Believe Audiobook

A Reason to Believe

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.
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Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

Haunted by the lingering spirit of the little girl, Kiernan is compelled to aid in the search for her killer. The chance to get closer to the enigmatic Matt is an unexpected bonus. Although Kiernan's been betrayed by people who turned out to be more interested in his fame than in himself, with Matt he's willing to risk his heart. As the two men grow closer, Kiernan helps Matt rediscover that life offers no guarantees - but love offers a reason to believe....

©2012 Diana Copland (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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    Alana Lee Rock Austin, TX 09-01-14
    Alana Lee Rock Austin, TX 09-01-14 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader/listener, knitter, geocacher, random crafts of awesome, and board game player.

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    "Paranormal Man-Love Mystery Fun!"

    A nice paranormal, man-love mystery that was exactly what I wanted. Somewhat fluffy, fun accents... The narrator was a definite asset for this book! I don't know if I would have enjoyed reading it rather than listening to it.

    I may have guessed the 'bad guy' early on- but it started as a guess. Maybe I just got lucky, or maybe it was obvious all along. I'm likely to go with the first one. This was just one of those 'entertainment' books that totally fit the bill for what I was after.

    My rating is more of a reflection on my enjoyment and the timing of my picking this up. I wanted something a little lighter, a nice romance, and I got it in spades. Definite re-read when I need something that can offer solid entertainment, some heat (but a little light), and an uncomplicated mystery. I really liked the in-depth background on some of the characters, I think it really added that 'something extra'.

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    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 07-11-14
    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2011

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    "A simple, light read"

    It wasn't the best thing I've ever read, but I enjoyed it. All the people touting Jack LeFleur as the narrator of the century aren't far off. His men sound manly and his women don't squeak or whine. He was the brightest part of this book.

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    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-10-14
    M. Childers Texas, USA 07-10-14 Member Since 2011

    genuine book worm

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    "Nice paranormal m/m romance with great narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Its a very good example of a well done m/m genre story with elements of paranormal, romance, mystery, thriller and just the right touch of smexy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love m/m genre. I think this is this authors first novel, at least in this genre and its great.
    An engaging story, 2 likeable, simpathetic MC's. Aspects of paranormal, mystery and romance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I just loved the character of Kiernan.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was amazing, did a fantastic job of separating out character voices, and was just flat out sexy with Kiernan's character.
    Will be looking for more narrated by him.

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    Luke Wickenheiser Lancaster, Pa 01-12-14
    Luke Wickenheiser Lancaster, Pa 01-12-14

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    "Can't get past it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who believe in mediums.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another M/M romance


    Have you listened to any of Jack LeFleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard other performances. He was one of the better narrators I've heard.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Other than the narration, no redeeming qualities.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was an apologist novel for psychics who like to meddle in police business. I would have been fine with a fantasy novel, but this was a little too close to reality. The protagonists went out of their way to do the things that mediums are criticized for. The pushing themselves on a bereaved family, the vague answers, all the manipulations a psychic likes to do. There was no police work and if the bad guy hadn't confessed in front of reliable witnesses, then he would have walked. Stupid book.

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    Foolartist USA 09-27-13
    Foolartist USA 09-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent story with superb narration!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Reason to Believe to be better than the print version?

    The audio certainly enhanced a great story. I bought whispersync and I found I preferred to listen to Jack LeFleur. He brought out the characters so well. It's typical of this genre that narrators are either self-conscious or try too hard. But Jack made everything sound natural.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Reason to Believe?

    There are great moments throughout but the best remains in the beginning when Matt first meets Abby and she sadly shows him where to find her.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is perfectly balanced between it's supernatural plot and it's romantic plot. Both are given full attention without sacrificing the other. Diana Copland delivered a book I couldn't put down, and I will be looking for more.

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    noel RISCA, United Kingdom 09-12-13
    noel RISCA, United Kingdom 09-12-13
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    "Awful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different story, a new reader, it was terrible.


    What was most disappointing about Diana Copland’s story?

    This started off in the very early stages just okay, I was looking forward to a ghost story. The reader was irritating from the start, but I'm willing to put up with that if the story good. Well, it progressed into an unbelievable gay sex/love story (and not a very good one at that!), leaving the ghost part as secondary and even that was very predictable. I think if I had this in book form I could have at least skipped the cringe worthy sex/love scenes more easily than on my mp3 player, but there again I probably would have just binned the book a third of the way in.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jack LeFleur?

    Anyone


    What character would you cut from A Reason to Believe?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of a credit

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    Corey PENNSAUKEN, NJ, United States 08-08-13
    Corey PENNSAUKEN, NJ, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Reason to Believe the most enjoyable?

    The story was for the most part very well written and developed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character in this story was Matt. He felt very much like a regular guy to me, very personable and relateable.


    What does Jack LeFleur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think he is one of the best Narrators that I have heard! He was very good! He gave the characters the perfect voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts of the book made me laugh, Kiernen was funny.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good read/listen. I thoroughly enjoyed the progression of the story and relationship between the main characters. My only gripe with this story is how Abby's realization and acceptance of what happened to her came too easily and it just seemed to wrap up the story to make it a happy ending. I would love to get a sequel to this, to see the progression of Matt and Kiernen's relationship.

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    Andi 07-15-13
    Andi 07-15-13
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    "I couldn't stop listening!!!"

    I would love it if Diana Copland made this into a series!!!!! I am not ready to give up the characters yet!!!! MORE MORE MORE!!!!!!

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    Stephen 01-02-13
    Stephen 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I am a believer"

    I loved it, from start to finish.
    Awesome story line.
    A very good combination of paranormal mystery with a little romance.

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    Varghund Sweden 12-20-12
    Varghund Sweden 12-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*

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    "I very much enjoyed this"

    I enjoyed this book pretty much all the way through. The plot was fun and interesting to follow – not too easy to figure out who the bad guy was and their motive and so on, and the focus was just as much about the mystery as about the feelings developing between Matt and Kier without having to read a sex scene every other chapter (I don't mind sex in my stories too much as long as it's well written but if it's a lot of it it just gets repetitive and boring in my opinion so for me this book was good in this department).
    The feelings grew at a steady and good pace between these two interesting characters that were both very likeable and felt very real-like to me. Both have their struggles and baggage from earlier relationships but neither lets the other one close off completely but instead makes them talk things out. Communication. I also loved their banter haha.
    Side characters were also great. The ghost-girl, Kier's sister and Matt's sister in law were all characters I enoyed very much an brought good balance to the story too. I was also very fond of Matt's friend from the office.

    The narrator did a great job with this audiobook! I really liked his voice and the way he was reading it. He had a good pace and was good at giving the characters their voices.

    It's a book I can recommend!

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