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.
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.
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It is another good E.J. Copperman story. Great for a short trip, and for a slight change of pace.
The other four Haunted Guesthouse Mystery books (I got out of order on my listening). I am very much enjoying the story line and the characters, but mostly because I don't have to turn off the sound or yell "migraine" when children are around, great work E.J. Copperman, whoever you are.
As he was portraying Paul, a tall (6 foot plus) +- 225 lbs Private Eye, he shouldn't sound like he is 5'5" and around 145 lbs. He totally missed the mark with Alison, way to curt in her mannerisms, no matter how busy the story had her. Maxie was almost unrecognizable. But the worst of all was the grandmother (Loretta?). The actor made her sound like she was over 90, shuffling around with a walker, this book was not written in or about the late 60's when people were old at 65. Stereo typing isn't cool.
A lot of things may change when you leave this life, but somethings don't.
If the powers to be decide to make another audible book with Paul as the narrator, please find an actor that will be true to the story line and not make it a stand alone piece.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
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 .
author of Lowcountry Legend's series
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.
I love listening to stories. It all started when I was little and my mom would read to me before bed at night. It was our special time.
I have been enjoying this series and this story added some depth to the over all experience, I especially liked the change in point of view.
The characters are being 'performed' by the character of Paul, the ghost, mimicking the others in his overly reserved Canadian demeanor. It's actually very funny if you catch on to this. (Otherwise you would probably just say the narrator is doing a poor job.)
JAMES PATRICK CRONIN is an immensely talented narrator. Listen to his other stories and you'll get an idea of what he is capable of doing.
Cute short story but I was not crazy about the narrator. His voices for the women characters were rather odd and strained.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
A fun short story in the Haunted Guesthouse series. An interesting change in perspective being told from Paul’s point of view rather than Alison’s.
32 years old and still addicted to happy endings!
Paul's inter-working mind isn't as exciting as I thought it would be...I wouldn't compare it to the other books. It just wouldn't be fair. If you are not the type to be confined by series #'s in order, then go ahead and skip this one.
Cronin did good and Amanda is a HARD act to follow. It was a small unnecessary story, but I was determined to read everything in order. I like kids and this little Indian mystery about a child ghost was "nice" (intended as those dreaded yearbook signature notes) , but not exciting like her other books. A story set as a mere curiosity. It did forestall me picking up the next book because it was a longish 2 hours, but of course I continued the series in due time.
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
The characters in these books have become like my best friends. These books are good mysteries and comfy at the same time. I never get tired of them and look forward to the next book!
"Escape your worries"
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!
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!
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.
It made me happy and relaxed.
I am going to recommend this series to many.
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.
"Let down by reader"
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'!!
Good story, excellent series, bad reader.
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