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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1 | [Victoria Laurie]

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.
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Publisher's Summary

We predict amazing success for this brand-new mystery series starring Psychic Abby Cooper.

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

Psy Chic: listen to more Psychic Eye mysteries.

©2004 Victoria Laurie (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Connie Lebanon, Ohio, United States 08-15-11
    Connie Lebanon, Ohio, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Banned Narrator"

    I'm really enjoying this series. The premise is fun and the plots are interesting. However, I am putting the narrator on my "Banned" list. Her pronunciation is terrible. She butchers certain words repeatedly. Her voice is not unpleasant to listen to, but after about the 10th mispronunciation in the first 5 minutes it gets annoying. I will finish this series because I like the characters, but I won't be listening to another book with this narrator.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Yuriko Fairfield, CA, United States 06-02-11
    Yuriko Fairfield, CA, United States 06-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun and easy"

    Really fun and easy read. No stress at all. Abby is not the "hero" type but she gets involved in crimes and helps to solve them. A cozy mystery series with a phychic twist. I think I'll read this series in between more intense books to take a break!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patti 12-09-10
    Patti 12-09-10
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    "Glad I didn't listen to the nay-sayers"

    The narrator in no way ruined this book for me. I'd been looking at this book and series for awhile but kept putting it off because of all the negative comments on the reader. I decided to give it a try anyway and I'm glad I did. My pet peeve is monotone readers, but Ms. Michaels puts emotion in her voice to try to convey when Abby is amused or angry and during conversations you could tell which character was speaking. As another reviewer said, she was fine. I won't hesitate to get the rest of this series or other books she might read. I have to admit she won't go on my list of favorite narrators along with Marguerite Gavin, Kate Reading and Scott Brick but they can't read everything.
    I'd recommend this series if you're in the mood for a light cozy-style mystery. The details on her psychic insights, the way they come about and how they work, add an extra dimension to the story and make up for some of the shortcomings of the book. I agree that at times Abby seems very childish but perhaps that was the author's way of showing the heroine wasn't perfect. I did get attached to Abby and Dutch and want to hear how Abby's psychic intuition helps solve more cases in the other books.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ck 10-11-10
    Ck 10-11-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, if you can get past the reader"

    This was a very compelling story with characters that you care about almost immediately. The on/off relationship with Dutch and Abby is something to look forward to in the books to follow. The only downside was the narrator. She is unable to do a range of voices, and reads with unusual inflections at odd times. I only wish there were a different reader for the following books, but alas, I must try to get past it so I can enjoy the series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara north plainfield, NJ, USA 07-26-10
    Barbara north plainfield, NJ, USA 07-26-10 Member Since 2005
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    "don't bother, buy the book"

    First let me say I enjoyed the "BOOK" and I do mean the book. The narrator is another story. This is the first time ever that I could not finish listening and purchased the actual book to finish. The narrator was just annoying. There is no other way to describe her. I am usually very tolerant of narrators but even I couldn't finish this one.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Joie California 06-09-10
    Joie California 06-09-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Cute. Maybe too Cute?"

    The concept is refreshing and this book would have recieved a much higher rating except for two very irritating factors: the narrator's voice is much too old for the character and "liar, liar, pants on fire" was vastly over used. PULEESE!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 12-01-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 12-01-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Cute cozy"

    A fun mystery that had a good story and believable characters. Abby is a no nonsense girl who has a gift that she yields with conscience and integrity. She tends to shy away from any interaction with police cases because of doubt and implication, however, on a blind date she is mistakenly sucked into a conversation about a current missing child case. A week after the date she finds out that her mystery man is a police detective and the game is on when one of her clients ends up dead.

    This was a cute cozy that kept my interest and I was happy to get back to. The narration went perfect with her character and I will look for more in this series for a feel good fix.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    karen United States 06-10-14
    karen United States 06-10-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Nice change of pace..."

    This isn't my genre, and normally I'd give any book with the word "psychic" in it a wide berth, but it was a "Daily Deal", and I've had good luck with those, so I went for it.

    I liked it. This isn't great literature, you understand, but as a nice, casual, interesting summer listen, something a little different, it was more than fine. The "psychic" element in the book didn't come off as weird or kooky, but merely as interesting. All in all, it had a well-constructed plot, interesting characters, and was well narrated.

    The ultimate test? If I came across another Abby Cooper book, I'd probably go for it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Canada 05-19-14
    Tracy Canada 05-19-14 Member Since 2010

    A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!

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    "Really fun listen, hilarious!"
    Would you listen to Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye again? Why?

    I hadn't heard of Victoria Laurie before listening to this, the first in the Psychic Eye series, and it was such a gem to find.

    Since this book, I've listened to a lot more in the series, or read them in ebook format. Love this series, but this, the first, is my favourite!


    What other book might you compare Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye to and why?

    The Charley Davidson "Grave" series by Darynda Jones - like the Psychic Eye, these books have a funny female investigator with supernatural or special powers.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Michaels – was your favorite?

    Abby, for sure - but this is probably because she is the first-person narrator of the book.


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

    It was so funny, and very light, and entertaining. It was just what I needed to pick me up at that time.


    Any additional comments?

    If you feel like a nice, light listen, with a funny narrator who has a knack for sticky situations, and a sexy potential love interest in the FBI, and if you don't mind laughing out loud when listening in public, get this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna M. Tolbert Springtown, TX USA 05-14-14
    Donna M. Tolbert Springtown, TX USA 05-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just an o.k. story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had read the negative reviews on here before this purchase, however, I enjoyed the ghoul series so much that I thought this might really appeal to me....not so much.
    This book was simply annoyingly repetitive. I will stick with this author though and just focus on the ghoul series instead as that one is cute and funny!


    What could Victoria Laurie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Laurie could have come up with some new phrases besides...liar, liar pants on fire....


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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