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A Wild Ghost Chase | [E. J. Copperman]

A Wild Ghost Chase

Three years ago in a large Victorian house on the Jersey Shore in the town of Harbor Haven, fledgling private investigator Paul and his client, Maxie Malone, were murdered. Since then, recent divorcée and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby and her 10-year-old daughter, Melissa, have moved in and converted the place to a guesthouse, where Maxie and Paul are now checked in for an eternity and ready to solve any case that comes their way - or at least spook the guests (who love it). Alison’s got a lot on her plate at the moment, however, so when Paul discovers the 300-year-old ghost of a small boy in the house, he decides not to involve her in the case.
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Audible Editor Reviews

A ghost story told from the perspective of a ghost - one who’s a private investigator residing on the New Jersey shore - lends itself easily to comedy. This light and spooky mystery plays with the detective genre in a style that young adult listeners will relish. A Wild Ghost Chase is part of a series about ghost P.I. Paul Harrison and his spectral friend Maxie; the house they share with its mother and daughter owners and the ways they accommodate each other and solve mysteries together. It is the first in the series to be told from the P.I.’s perspective and James Patrick Cronin performs him as a fairly straightforward gumshoe bringing comedic elements in when he and Maxie, who’s somewhat of a troublemaker, interact with the living.

Publisher's Summary

Phantom PI Paul Harrison from the national best-selling Haunted Guesthouse mysteries returns with a tale of his own in a house full of ghosts, secrets, and spectacular oceanside views.…

Three years ago in a large Victorian house on the Jersey Shore in the town of Harbor Haven, fledgling private investigator Paul and his client, Maxie Malone, were murdered. Since then, recent divorcée and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby and her 10-year-old daughter, Melissa, have moved in and converted the place to a guesthouse, where Maxie and Paul are now checked in for an eternity and ready to solve any case that comes their way - or at least spook the guests (who love it). Alison’s got a lot on her plate at the moment, however, so when Paul discovers the 300-year-old ghost of a small boy in the house, he decides not to involve her in the case. The boy, named Eagle of the Sun, says he’s searching for his missing mother. Paul’s happy to help Eagle of the Sun find her, though something about the boy’s story doesn’t add up. But why would a lost little ghost lie?

Includes a preview of the next Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, Chance of a Ghost, available February 2013.

©2012 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 06-16-14
    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 06-16-14 Member Since 2008

    I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print

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    "The choice of narator does nothing to aid this . ."

    The choice of narrator does nothing to aid this book, after the first two books being read by the wonderful Amanda Ronconi they change narrators in this book.

    I understand the book is mainly from Paul's point of view, however the other main characters are still present and unfortunately this narrator's style & treatment not only presents them differently but the voices are a total disconnect from the previous books.

    Aside from the fact that I believe Amanda Ronconi has captured the characters and presented this series in the tone the Author meant it to be conveyed better than this narrator and his style, this book really gives the reader very little extra insight into the lead or any other characters. Its only redeeming factor in my opinion is the twist at the end

    It's not a bad book as such and if the narration is ignored could be of interest to lovers of this author or series

    I would say give it a miss for now and read it later but I don't know if the events portrayed end up being referred to in future novels, and even if they did I think it world only be in a minor way.

    Thankfully Amanda Ronconi make a welcome return in the next book .


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Elizabeth Reynolds SUMMERVILLE, SC, United States 03-09-14
    Mary Elizabeth Reynolds SUMMERVILLE, SC, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2013

    author of Lowcountry Legend's series

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    You don't have to listen to this one to get the series. The narrator's timing is off, and it is told from the perspective of the male ghost. I suspect this one would have been better just read. You don't learn enough about him to make it worthwhile, but the ending was interesting. I never really do figure out the end of her books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CF 03-31-15
    CF 03-31-15 Member Since 2012
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    "New-voice-for-Paul-please"

    The narrator sounded like he was reading-not like he was telling a story. (Very choppy speech. Hard to listen.)

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    C. Woods Ohio 03-12-15
    C. Woods Ohio 03-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Ok story but boring narrator"

    The story was fine and in keeping with the previous ones. And I do agree that having a male narrate this one makes sense. But this guy is so stiff that he might as well be reading a text book to a classroom. His attempts at female voices are just plain pitiful.

    Very glad he isn't listed as the narrator on any more in the series.

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    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 12-20-14
    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 12-20-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Great story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Wild Ghost Chase to be better than the print version?

    I have only began listening to audio books recently, but I think I like listening to the book rather than reading because I feel the story is more engaging that way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the little boy's character. He was very believable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Paul first found the boy.


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

    It made me laugh, as always.


    Any additional comments?

    I love all these books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 11-03-13
    Patricia Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    Perhaps the storyline is good, but I can't tell because the narration is soo bad. Maybe this guy can perform for men, but he can't narrate for women (at least in this book). Even though it's only 2+ hours long I can't listen to it anymore.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 10-20-13
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is a kind of silly book with not much content.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Wondering where it was going.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not that good.


    Could you see A Wild Ghost Chase being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


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    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-24-13
    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-24-13 Member Since 2014

    CD DIVA

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    THIS STORY WAS WAY TOO SHORT! BUT, I DID LIKE THAT IT PERTAINED TO AN AUTISTIC CHILD WITH UNDERSTANDING

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    "Escape your worries"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series of books is clean, clear escapism from the terrible world we live in. Yes there are deaths and murders but each one gives you an enjoyable story about how the investigation gets sorted. The author is using a different name and when you find their reality it will blow your mind. How have they got enough time to do everything in their lives? Must be bi-polar like me!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The previous owner of the house. Cant say to much otherwise it gives to much away. The character is very amusing and I wish they were with me!


    What about James Patrick Cronin’s performance did you like?

    Voices in audible books are very important as they can make or break them. When you read a story you imagine their voices and when it is read to you you hope it does not jar. This series of books are just spot on. Thank you.


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

    It made me happy and relaxed.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to recommend this series to many.

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  • Karyn
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    "Narration spoilt"

    Prefer Amanda Ronconie as narrator, not used to hearing the stories through a male voice all the characters sounded wrong but overall a great little story that kept me spellbound for an afternoon of ironing.

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  • Verity
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    "Let down by reader"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The reader could at least have listened to some of the other books: he mispronounced many things, the pronunciation of which has been classified previously. He also mispronounces standard words calling 'decimated', 'disseminated'!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Patrick Cronin’s performances?

    No.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Ye-es


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, excellent series, bad reader.

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