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Ghost Gifts Audiobook

Ghost Gifts

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Publisher's Summary

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

Rocked by the discovery of a young woman's skeletal remains, the New England town of Surrey wants answers. Hard-nosed investigative reporter Levi St John is determined to get them. Aubrey has no choice but to get involved, even at the terrifying risk of stirring spirits connected to a dead woman's demise and piquing her new reporting partner's suspicions.

As Aubrey and Levi delve further into the mystery, secrets are revealed and passion ignites. It seems that Aubrey's ghost gifts are poised to deliver everything but a normal life.

©2016 Laura Spinella (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Sandra R. Marcil 03-02-16 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Totally enjoyable book"
    What made the experience of listening to Ghost Gifts the most enjoyable?

    Very engrossing story, ghosts, mysteries with just a little bit of romance. This one I will listen to again for sure.
    I tend to enjoy books about ghost encounters, but this one was different than others I've listen to, making this even more enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aubrey, Eli and Charlie


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

    Never listened to Nicol Zanzarella before and thought she did an average job. Her cadence reminded me of Tonya Eby, she does a pretty good job with women's voices, but not a lot of differentiating between the women's voices and this was even more so with the male voices. However her voice was not distracting from the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was not able to listen to this book in one sitting, I started it one day and finished at the next. Once I started listening it was very hard to stop


    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 05-07-16
    goddess_of_pipework Roswell, GA United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Glad I didn't pay full price"

    This book just never really "gelled" for me. I finished it, but it was a near thing. It's a new take on the well-established "I see dead people" genre -- and not a particularly refreshing one. Long on character development, short on actual plot.

    The narrator did a nice job, considering the material.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-22-16
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "OK read and horrible narration.."


    This book is labeled as romantic suspense. That is absolutely NOT true. Levi (Hate that name), the hero, and Aubrey, the heroine, have been together since almost the beginning of the book and there is absolutely no chemistry whatsoever, no thoughts or feeling, no nothing. Heck, they didn’t even kiss until 75% and there still weren’t any feelings involved. So, here we have another author whose publisher tells her “sex sells” so she drops a sex scene in here and there and calls it romantic. Like the sex between Missy and Dustin was just ridiculous, she’s 20 and he’s 46 and she’s been doing “it” with him since she was 16? Eww. And THEN she went to Frank’s apartment after she finished with Dustin and did “it” with Frank, too. Eww again. Nothing romantic about that. And there was nothing romantic about Levi and Aubrey’s sexual encounter either, at 88% of the book. If there’s NOTHING that leads up to the sex then the sex is not worth having in the book. LMAO, one reviewer on Amazon said this: “I think this book tried to incorporate just a bit of "50 Shades." You’re freaking kidding me, right? I don’t think this reviewer read this book at all. The sex between Missy and Dustin lasted about 2 sentences, in his truck. And between her and Frank it lasted about a page of two pages, without any real description, and the sex between Aubrey and Levi lasted a few pages and it was sooo vanilla it wasn’t worth reading. How is that anything like 50 Shades?

    Now, I’ll tell you something I find amazing! One reviewer mentioned how many times Aubrey’s name was used in the first 2 or 3 chapters. In actuality, in this 386 page book Aubrey’s name was used 1,338 times, according to my iPad. That’s a little much, if you ask me. Levi was only used 926 times. Good grief!

    Overall, I will admit this was a pretty good mystery. I had an idea, about half way through, who did it but the reader didn’t find out who did it until very late in the book. What was nice about this book was that it wasn’t based on just one spooky story. I thought the one that had to do with Levi and Brody was so good and so sad. And what happened to Frank was unbelievable. The author wrote Dustin as somewhat of an idiot, and that fit with his character. And, of course, poor, poor Missy!

    As to the narration: Nicol Zanzarella was barely OK for me. Her men didn’t sound like men and that’s really a bad thing. She did read with some emotion but when your men sound feminine the emotions don’t make up for it. I could not recommend this audible book and I will not be listening to this narrator again. She was very disappointing.

    49 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 04-01-16
    Nancy San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States 04-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    ""Ghost Gifts" YA romance"

    Sorry but I just couldn't see past the juvenile aspects of this audio book.
    I really do not like narrators using children's voices.
    The back and forth, going nowhere conversation and the harlequin romance is not my cup of tea.
    3 stars because it had a few good parts. What could have been but was not.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Elle Reich Washington, DC 03-16-16
    Elle Reich Washington, DC 03-16-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Amazing story, decent narration"

    I can't say enough about this story. Wow. This is a must "read/listen". Incredibly unique, balanced, intriguing, suspenseful, endearing, romantic (but not too much) and heart wrenching. I enjoyed getting to know and growing with the characters. Very well-developed, and believable.

    The narrator did a great job. There were some voice nuances that wore on my nerves but it to such a distraction that I couldn't block it out and stay into the story. The narrators voice goes this dreamy, breathless, weak woman thing that bugged me. Very soap opera-y. Made some of the conversations less believable but really I'm being overly critical. If it had been that bad I would not have made it however many hours through the book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joycelyn 03-09-16
    Joycelyn 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic, well written, amazing narration!!"

    Fantastic, well written, amazing narration, kept you intrigued though out the entire story. The characters are likable and strong, and carry throughout hope, fear, and intrigue.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kristine I. Hintz Basking Ridge, NJ 04-26-16
    Kristine I. Hintz Basking Ridge, NJ 04-26-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Great Story Telling, Characters and Powerful Understanding of Mediumistic Gifts"

    I loved the integration of an exciting murder mystery with a story of a woman getting in touch with her Mediumistic gifts. I am glad this book accepted the reality of people who can connect with the dead, rather than perpetuating skeptical stereotypes. I liked the interplay between detective and investigative journalism and the intervention of spirits. The love story was genuine and refreshing, and the characters rang true with authentic humanity and imperfection.


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    karen peters ak 03-11-16
    karen peters ak 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "twists and turns"

    a good story. I figured out parts but not till closer to the end and there was still another twist. overall good story.

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    P. B. Hosmer 03-11-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved this...!"

    Instead of being an "in your face" predictable romance, Ghost Gifts kept me tuned in through every chapter. The narrator has a wonderful skill for changing character voices whether they were male or female, and her delivery enhanced what I consider to be one of the better mystery romances I've ever read.

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    Amazon Customer 03-15-16
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    "Reality is often stranger than fiction"
    What made the experience of listening to Ghost Gifts the most enjoyable?

    The very Idea of having a gift such as "Ghost Gifts" gave me pause....as they say you never know...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story line and just spooky enough....


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    "Ghost Gifts"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not to listen to.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Couldn't listen to it so didn't get into the story


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nicol Zanzarella?

    Don't know, but her voice grates on the ears. Just couldn't listen to it.


    Was Ghost Gifts worth the listening time?

    Couldn't listen to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    8/6/16
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    "An easy listen"
    What did you like most about Ghost Gifts?

    I still didn't guess how it would end, good twist at the end that had me hooked


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Most of the scenes when the main character was having 'experiences' made for an interesting listen


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book, it did have a few moments of drifting slightly but in essence the story was good and the twists and layout kept my hooked and interested.
    It was a good book to listen to whilst walking!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexis
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    "this goes on and on and on..............."

    not much to say except it drones a bit - no it drones a lot! Nothing is said in many many words and many many hours. I have not finished it and doubt I will. It got very predictable and i totally lost interest in the people - did they live, did they die - do I care. I could not even give you a summary of the plot as I can't remember it - I was that engaged! Some books just don't translate to audio - maybe this is one of them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    4/20/16
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    "captivating storyline. well read . lots of twists"

    great story. well read. best book I have heard in a long time. thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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