When Alison Kerby bought a huge Victorian house in the New Jersey town of Harbor Haven, she didn't know that it already contained two permanent residents: eccentric ghosts named Paul and Maxie. So Alison only had one choice. She turned the house into a haunted bed and breakfast for senior citizens looking for a "unique vacation experience". In this second Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, E. J. Copperman's witty and accessible heroine helps solve a murder case - with the help of her paranormal colleagues.
Amanda Ronconi is an experienced comedic performer, and this audiobook is right up her alley. The dialogue, ghostly hijinks, and offbeat escapades are all enhanced by her excellent pacing and varied voices.
Alison and her resident gumshoe ghost are on their next case when the deceased Scott MacFarlane floats in worried that he accidentally killed a prominent local woman. Turns out she's still alive...that is, of course, until she's murdered - in Alison's house. Now, between the demands of her guests and the arrival of a reality television crew, Alison must find the killer before she sees reality from the other side.
©2011 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
No, I'm pretty much a one-time-through it type of person.
Loved the Prologue--immediate capture.
Highly recommend this one. Fun, clean, great story.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are very realistic and funny. I received many strange looks for laughing out loud. I'm glad I discovered this series.
Hilariously funny follow-up!
It builds on the series, while adding new mysteries to solve. The ending was definitely a surprise because the villain of the story isn't who you would assume it was.
She brings the characters to life with different voices for each character and in each book, the character's voice doesn't change. I like that in a narrator.
A guest house to run and I have a ghost who wants me to play Sherlock Holmes!
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
A fun read, exciting twists and turns, worth your credit and your time. The series as a whole are terrific.
author of Lowcountry Legend's series
Enjoyable, but the ending was a bit more convoluted than the others, understandable, but I wondered if I had missed something which is entirely impossible. The narrator is wonderful.
I love action and suspense embedded in a good fantasy or mystery. Sprinkles of romance okay, but no erotica please.
This was an easy read, the author's New Jersey humor pleasant. However, as hard as I tried to suspend disbelief at the end, I just couldn't buy the viability of who did the murder and how it was possible, much less the cop's response. I will still continue to read the books regardless for their entertainment and escape value. Amanda Ronconi did a good job narrating.
I was thoroughly disappointed as the other reviews were so positive. It was dull, uninspired and a waste of a good credit. The only smile that touched my lips was when I came to the end of the book, and that was a smile of relief! I have absolutely no idea how others could have found the book even faintly amusing, let alone hilarious. For a book that is supposed to deal with 'other dimensions' it was remarkably 2-dimensional. Even the supposed satirical take on 'Reality TV' was predictable. However, having said that, it would be a safe book to let your children read in bed and they would probably drop off to sleep in no time!
I really loved the premise of a haunted guesthouse and a duo of sleuths, one alive and one dead. Sadly, the author's execution was really below par for me.
The plotting was deeply unoriginal and predictable. The characterization is almost wholly absent with the exception of the narrator, whose uncharming neursoses grow into irritating details very fast and whose propensity for repeating herself are worse. All the other characters are so stock as to be almost satire, but not quite.
I bought the first and second books in this series and I struggled very hard to get through them. I succeeded with the first, but by the second, I gave up half way through.
If you enjoy New Jersey jokes and New Jersey culture, you may find this series pleasant. For me, both the humor and the narration began, after a while, to feel like a visit to a dentist's office.
Amanda Ronconi is a lively reader, but I found her accent, although probably very authentic, very grating on the ears. Her attempts at a Scottish accent were simply awful.
I gave both the story and the reading middling scores because, although I found the experience painful, I acknowledge that there are probably people for whom this culture and these accents are entertaining.
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