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Ghost at Work Audiobook

Ghost at Work: Bailey Ruth Mysteries #1

Bailey Ruth Raeburn has always been great at solving mysteries. Why should a little thing like her death change anything? In fact, being dead gives her more of an opportunity to be on top of events. Bailey Ruth is delighted that her unique position as a ghost makes it possible for her to lend a helping hand, sometimes seen and sometimes not. And if anybody needs a little help, it's Kathleen, the pastor's wife. There's a dead man on her porch, and once the body is discovered, the pastor is sure to become a suspect.
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Bailey Ruth Raeburn has always been great at solving mysteries. Why should a little thing like her death change anything? In fact, being dead gives her more of an opportunity to be on top of events. Bailey Ruth is delighted that her unique position as a ghost makes it possible for her to lend a helping hand, sometimes seen and sometimes not. And if anybody needs a little help, it's Kathleen, the pastor's wife. There's a dead man on her porch, and once the body is discovered, the pastor is sure to become a suspect.

Uncharitable people might call it meddling, but Bailey Ruth knows Kathleen needs her help! As a member of Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, Bailey Ruth goes back to earth to extricate Kathleen from a dire situation. If Bailey Ruth has to bend a few rules to help Kathleen save her family, Wiggins, her fussbudget supervisor, will make sure it all turns out right in the end.

©2008 Carolyn Hart; (P)2008 Books on Tape

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    Kate Berkeley Springs, WV, United States 01-31-11
    Kate Berkeley Springs, WV, United States 01-31-11 Member Since 2006
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    "I'm so glad I read it"

    This was a week of sales of first books so I thought I'd try a few new series. I'm so glad I chose this one. Once long ago I read Hart's Death on Demand books. After a couple of years I got tired of them and very nearly passed this book up because of that. This book just made me feel happy. Granted I was completely wrong about whodunit, carrying my hope for the murderer almost to the end, but that's nothing new. This just felt very satisfying. True, it's a cozy, but to me that's a good thing. I often need a cheering book and this fit the bill. I can't wait to read the next two, then I'll have a new series to add to my books to look forward to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. Mckenzie 09-09-09
    L. Mckenzie 09-09-09
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    "A great new character!"

    I love Carolyn Hart books but hesitated reading a book with a ghost as the main character. Thought it would be just a little too strange. What a pleasant surprise I had. The character is funny and the concept of a ghost not too far out to be pleasurable. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to Bailey Ruth's next adventure.

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    Marian 01-24-16
    Marian 01-24-16

    As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.

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    "Different take on Angels"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ghost at Work to be better than the print version?

    I think so.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator did a good job on the accents, voices and emotions. But it was way to slow for me and almost gave up on the book. So I put it on my Kindle and raised the speed to 1.25 and then I could continue. There was a lot of loud sucking breathing in before much of the dialog.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Whiggens finally decided to help.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost didn't buy this book because I didn't care for Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand books I read (way too many notations of way too many books). But I enjoyed this story line. I do think the title is misleading calling it a ghost not an angel. The ending was very good and made the time I spent reading the whole book worthwhile.

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    wookie's mom 04-14-15 Member Since 2012

    Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!

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    "A New Friend"

    I feel like I have met a new friend in Baily Ruth. I loved this book. It was nicely intertwined, full of mystery and Baily Ruth found some family members. Another go to series for me. It is just a comfy mystery. This series is worth the credits! I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    Lori 01-11-15
    Lori 01-11-15 Member Since 2013

    Love books of all kind!

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    "Love the premise."

    The performance exceeded my expectations! The story was a little slow, the characters needed a little more depth. But overall I truly enjoyed the performance and the end was a surprise.

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    Paige Matthews somewhere, USA 01-05-15
    Paige Matthews somewhere, USA 01-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fun!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was s fun, easy listen. The narrator was great. She did other voices nicely, and kept my attention. Great storyline. Loved the main characters. Off to listen to book two in the series!

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    Loylene EUGENE, OR, United States 03-04-13
    Loylene EUGENE, OR, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great New Series!"

    I am a long time reader of Carolyn Hart and this new character and series does not disappoint! Can't wait to read/hear more!

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    E. Smith Jackson, MS United States 05-31-12
    E. Smith Jackson, MS United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2016

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    "The most stylish ghost you ever met."
    What made the experience of listening to Ghost at Work the most enjoyable?

    This is a fun read - enjoyed it. I listen to a lot of my recorded books while I'm walking - so I don't want anything too heavy or depressing.


    What other book might you compare Ghost at Work to and why?

    This is a fun "light" mystery - such as you find in the "Dog On It" stories of Chet and Bernie.


    Which character – as performed by Ann Marie Lee – was your favorite?

    The best character in the book is the main one - Bailey Ruth (the ghost who is not a ghost!). She is fun loving and very much into fashion.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't think this would translate to the screen.


    Any additional comments?

    An easy fun listen.

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    Amazon Customer United States 04-22-12
    Amazon Customer United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2007
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    "great fun"
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    This series was just so much fun to listen to. Family friendly as well. I loved the character's antics.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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