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Give Up the Ghost Audiobook

Give Up the Ghost: Haunted Home Renovation Series #6

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San Francisco millionaire Andrew Stirling wants to sell his Victorian mansion, but ghostly music, the squeaking of a long-disappeared weathervane, and an angry ghost keep running off potential buyers. After a famous psychic is called in, she informs the Stirlings that their multimillion-dollar renovations to "update" the home have left its resident ghost extremely agitated. So contractor Mel Turner is engaged to track down and replace some of the original features of the house. But when the beautiful psychic is found stabbed, it appears that someone had a very human motive for murder. Now Mel must use her ghost whispering gift to uncover the secrets of the haunted house on the hill and her sleuthing skills to catch a killer.

©2015 Julie Goodson-Lawes (P)2015 Tantor

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    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 12-20-15
    Diana Granite Falls, WA, United States 12-20-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.

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    "Funny!"

    Several laugh out loud moments, excellent murder mystery, with a twist, ghosts! Xe Sands brings it to life. Fully enjoyed this book. I just wish I would have started from the first of the haunted house renovations series. I am now working my way back, but its OK I'm enjoying them too.

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    Bonnie 01-21-16
    Bonnie 01-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Not great literature but sure is a fun read"

    Could not wait to get my hands on another Juliet Blackwell book and was NOT disappointed. It’s not great literature but sure is a fun read and another exciting “ghost story” with both interesting and believable characters. Mel Turner is a General Contractor who renovates Victorian houses and along the way removes their ghosts. This particular house has some surprises and not JUST the gaudy modernizations made by the current owner. (Now, those I had a hard time swallowing. Who would buy a Victorian house and remodel it THAT much?) That aside, it is still a fun whodunit. I hate to admit it but I picked the wrong person.

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    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 12-10-15
    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 12-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book in the entire series!"

    This story kept my complete attention from beginning to end. The setting is an old 4-story mansion in San Francisco that has been remodeled into a "modern monstrosity". A grumpy ghost, classical music, secret passageways and disembodied voices send potential buyers of the $29 million property running from the house vowing never to return. The very wealthy owner, and his heirs, are all desperate to sell and Mel is asked to hunt down as much of the original architectural pieces as possible in hopes of appeasing the grumpy ghost.

    During her investigation into the home, Mel finds the murdered body of a very beautiful woman. Standing over the deceased is her oh so handsome brother. Could the brother, or a member of the wealthy family have had a reason to kill this beautiful woman?

    On top of that, two more ghosts are present in this story. One is haunting friends of Mel and one is...well, I won't spoil that part of the story for you.

    I will say that the ending of the book surprised me, yet delighted me at the same time. Xe Sands did a marvelous job narrating the book and I look forward the Haunted Home Renovation story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LINDA 12-10-15
    LINDA 12-10-15 Member Since 2007

    “Favorite authors- Nevada Barr, Craig Johnson, Louise Penny. Narrators, Marguerite Gavin, , George Guidall.”

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    "Another solid book by Juliet Blackwell"
    What made the experience of listening to Give Up the Ghost the most enjoyable?

    The narrator. I love the way Xe Sands narrates.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I wasn't surprised


    What does Xe Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She definitely fleshes out the character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is light reading but well written and very pleasant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    alexis Richmond, CA, United States 12-05-15
    alexis Richmond, CA, United States 12-05-15 Member Since 2007

    author & web developer

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    "Better and Better!"

    This series just gets better and better. It seems odd to assign 5 stars to such light lit, but the stars are my measure of the pleasure this delightful author delivers time and time again!

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    Prince William DJ Services 03-28-16
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    "The best of the series so far."

    Juliet Blackwell has a way with words that develops a character in the reader's mind. Paired with Xe Sand's wonderful voice and full range of portrayed emotions, the stories about remodeling contractor Mel Turner draw the listener into a world filled with ghosts, murderers and many interesting regular characters. The plot line can be a bit predictable at times, but the great characters in these stories make up for the minor flaws. Well worth a listeners time and a fun way to burn a few hours.

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    CottageWitch 02-26-16

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    "Very entertaining."

    A quick and engrossing book. Grabs you from the get-go and holds you until the end. Leaving you satisfied yet wanting more.

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    Marily4EveraNurse Aurora, CO, United States 01-24-16
    Marily4EveraNurse Aurora, CO, United States 01-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "How many Ghosts?"

    Delightful Story! Try to to solve the mystery's of not one but 3 ghosts. The narrator was excellent. There was no difficulty recognizing each character, and no pause between character change. The reading flowed smoothly. i enjoyed guessing the outcome of each ghostly happening. I believe you will too. Oh, and there may be some attraction developing between our crime solver and an interesting character, but she is no good at reading what is going on with her!

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    Christa 01-08-16
    Christa 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best one yet!"
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    I've listened to all the Haunted Home Renovation series. I think this is the best one yet. I love the chemistry with Mel and Landon. And the mysteries were great. Inspector Crawford and Luce are wonderful characters and add so much.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-03-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I Love This Series"

    I have read and enjoyed every book in this series. Give Up the Ghost was no different. There is lots of character development and action. I love the relationship Mel has with her family and friends. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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