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Night of the Living Deed | [E.J. Copperman]

Night of the Living Deed

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Amanda Ronconi narrates this humorous mystery with the vocal equivalent of an eye roll. While she doesn’t sound bored, she certainly sounds annoyed. But imagine her character’s predicament: She’s purchased an old crumbling Victorian on the Jersey shore, she’s fixing it up into a guesthouse, her precocious nine-year-old is hectoring, and now she finds out the Victorian is haunted!

Admittedly contrived, over-the-top, and including references that will be dated unto obscurity within the next decade or sooner, Night of the Living Deed seeks to achieve only one thing: Your temporary laughter and merriment at - or with - Ronconi’s eye-rolling voice.

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery - the getaway every reader can afford.

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

©2010 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Zeny Woodstock, GA, United States 11-17-13
    Zeny Woodstock, GA, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2007

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    "So Happy I Found E.J. Copperman"

    Amanda Ronconi is one of my favorite audio book narrators. I will often try an unfamiliar author based on the narrators, which is why I gave Night of the Living Deed a listen. I am so happy that I did.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters, and look forward to listening to all the books in the series.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 12-11-13
    Amazon Customer United States 12-11-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Had a blast listening to this one!"

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    Overall Rating: 4.25
    Story Rating: 4.25
    Character Rating: 4.25

    Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Night of the Living Deed had great characters, a solid mystery, and ghosts who added a bit of unusual to the story!

    Story Thoughts: Confession: I picked up this book based on the fact that Amanda Ronconi narrated it. Yes I have gotten to the point where I will pick up books that I haven't heard of because of the narrators. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually enjoyed the story. I had not heard of E.J. Copperman but I think fans of Juliet Blackwell's Haunted Renovation series would really like this one. Alison is a strong leading lady, single mom, and she can see ghosts which is problematic at times. This particular element has a twist in that one of the ghosts is a private detective trying to solve his own murder. What ensues is just a fun who-dun-it with ghosts, moms, daughters, PTA's, and house renovations. Overall this was just a ton of fun and I can't wait for the 2nd one to come out in audio (these are older books so they are already out in ebook).

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins


    Amanda Ronconi simply rocks in most cases and this was no exception. She pulled off Allison, her daughter, her mother, and the two ghosts extremely well. Her timing was dead-on and the personality used was perfect for the characters. I totally recommend this one on audio!

    Final Thoughts: Night of the Living Deed surprised me with fun, ghosts, and a leading lady I could root for!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John Pickens, SC, United States 12-16-13
    John Pickens, SC, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Night of the Living Deed the most enjoyable?

    Ok so maybe the whole story line is slightly cheezy but it is very entertaining. The characters seem very real...even the spirits. I enjoy listening to books that are offbeat and entertaining and this qualified.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Good narration, easy to listen to and each character was could be singled out.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Randa Chatham, ON, Canada 12-14-13
    Randa Chatham, ON, Canada 12-14-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Diversion from Daily Life"
    If you could sum up Night of the Living Deed in three words, what would they be?

    Good. Clean. Fun.


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s voice?

    Smirk, sarcastic... can't think of a third right now


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

    I did laugh out loud sometimes, which always makes my family wonder about my mental health since they don't listen to or enjoy audiobooks. But hey, as long as I'm in my happy place, they pretty much just let me be.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a nice light listen, although a little too formulaic for my liking. You know pretty early what's going to happen, and the author and reader both know that you know, so I guess that draws the reader in as though we're in cahoots with the whole thing, but willingly going along for the ride anyway. The story gives you enough insight into the characters that you will want to read more to find out what happens next. I love Amanda's voice, just perfect for the main character, although she lacks range for the other characters, especially children and men. But overall, well matched to the story line.

    What I like best is that the author doesn't need to get too far into the grim /violent climax a lot of other mystery writers fall into, messing up a perfectly good story by thinking they need to go out with a big bang or shocking finale. I can't think of how many books I will replay only up until a certain point because I hate the gratuitous violence. Character and plot development doesn't really need that thrown in, just seems to be part of the formula for unimaginative writers these days.

    I will buy other books in the series, unless they fall below 8 hours in length

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-22-13
    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 11-22-13 Member Since 2008

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    "LOVED IT"

    I loved this book, it has humor, murder, and a sorta love interest, which I would have like to see go further.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Menlo Park, CA, United States 01-16-14
    Anne Menlo Park, CA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Nice book, won't be continuing the series"

    This was a cute little novel. There was a fun mystery. The characters were "wacky" and "way out". There were ghosts.

    This is probably a great read for many mystery fans. It's light. Which is actually what I really enjoyed about it. I don't require serious reading and deep and meaningful themes in my murder. However, the kid was way too annoying. Please. Either our heroine is the worst mom ever (with the worst relationship with her own mom) or the kid is, well, annoying (to repeat myself.) I don't want to spoil anyone's fun, but trust me, children who act like that one (and who are encouraged to act that way by all the adults around them EXCEPT the mother) have issues. And why does the mother allow these people to hang around? Oh, wait, she can't help it.

    Perhaps if the heroine had taken a bit more control of her life instead of always being "forced" into the actions of others. I could have thought of 15 ways to not have gotten into some of the stupid situations that she faced. Sure, Monday morning quarter-backing, but hey, I didn't write it (and yes, it is certainly better than anything I could produce-it's cute).

    But I wanted more. Or perhaps better. Better character development. A plot line that really made sense with regard to motivation.

    I actually, despite the problems, do recommend this book. It is an easy "read" and a bit of fun. I just don't think that I can continue with the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-14-13
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good start"

    This is a good start to a new series of ghost haunting books. I enjoyed the characters and the quick pace of the story. I look forward to reading the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 01-06-14
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2010

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "A Nice Mystery"

    Although I guessed who was behind the murders, and who wanted the deed, the story was still interesting. A great beginning to a new series. Its nice to have friends, ghost friends that is, Maxie made me laugh out loud. However, poor Paul, serious, down to earth, (what an oxymoron) guy he was, so serious about his profession really captured my heart. This is is one of those stories that you can listen to with your kids in the car.
    Amanda Ronconi did a fantastic job narrating the story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    anita FRIENDSVILLE, TN, United States 07-15-14
    anita FRIENDSVILLE, TN, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The never ending story"
    What did you like best about Night of the Living Deed? What did you like least?

    I like the voice of the performer and it least is how long the book was!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 06-25-14
    Bonnie GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 06-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "fun read!"
    Where does Night of the Living Deed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of my favorite audiobooks.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was interesting, fun, and some mystery. Not on the edge of my seat.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    maxine


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to a book that I could listen to with my children. ( age 8 and 9). Both enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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