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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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    Farrell Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-15-14
    Farrell Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good start to a series"

    Pretty good first book in a series. Clean, with good storytelling. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'll continue with the series.

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    Patsy West Springfield, Ma 09-10-14
    Patsy West Springfield, Ma 09-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Who ever thought Ghost Stories could be fun!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would recommend this book, it is fun and quirky


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its hard to pick just one favorite character, Alison the main character is great I like her. But Maxie the ghost is quirky and moody and you do not know what to expect from her, that makes her very interesting. Over all I would say Maxie is my favorite character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of my favorite scene was when Alison found out that her daughter and mother have been seeing ghost for years and keeping it from her.
    Another was when she was on the ladder and she falls and the bucket of plaster fell off and bopped her on the head and she thought she was hallucinating when she saw see through people.


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

    Oh yes, I wanted to listen to this book in one sitting and I did :) I started it in the AM while I was crocheting and by evening I was ordering book 2 :)


    Any additional comments?

    The reason I chose this series was solely because of Amanda Ronconi. She is my favorite narrator. For me she makes the books come alive and plus all the authors she narrates for have an awesome sense of humor in there writings. This book and series get full stars and two thumbs up.

    0 of 0 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!


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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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    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14
    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14 Member Since 2013

    Love a good book with a great storyline, read by a captivating voice.

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    "Hauntingly Good"
    What made the experience of listening to Night of the Living Deed the most enjoyable?

    i loved the vibrancy of the Jersey Shore Life, which was almost another charecter in the story. The narrator brings this story to life with an entertaining performance.


    What other book might you compare Night of the Living Deed to and why?

    Its kind of like Sookie Stackhouse minus the vampire plus ghost and set in Jersey.


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

    i love Amanda Ronconi, she is most likely my fav narrator. I think she best personifies the Jane Jameson books, but she definetley does justise to E. L. Copperman's work


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    Kara Erie, PA, USA 06-19-14
    Kara Erie, PA, USA 06-19-14 Member Since 2006
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    "LOVED this series"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this series... The characters each have their own quirks that you grow to love and become endeared to in your listening. I recommended the series to my Mom (which I don't always do) and she has also enjoyed listening to the characters in their search for the answers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Wallingford, CT, United States 06-16-14
    Susan Wallingford, CT, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2011

    I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.

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    "Read like a teen novel"
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    Good book for a light refresher in between darker fiction/thrillers. Read like a teen novel. Won't entertain the series unless I need a reprieve from the next shocking fictional satire laden thriller I lean towards typically.

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    vxdvxn 06-03-14
    vxdvxn 06-03-14 Member Since 2009

    I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.

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    "Interesting, but series worthy?"
    What made the experience of listening to Night of the Living Deed the most enjoyable?

    The story concept was good. A newly divorced mom with daughter moves into a haunted house where the ghosts proceed to ask the woman to solve their murders.

    One of the two ghosts was a private detective before he died, so he attempts to walk her through investigating their murders and the crime behind the murders. Did I mention he can't leave the house and can't communicate with her when she leaves the house?

    The premise was good in its own way. This really should be more of a 3 1/2 instead of a 4, but of course, we aren't given that option. I liked the story. It was a pretty good mystery in its own way, though I found some of the characters a bit tedious toward the end. A few too many "red herrings" for my tastes.


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

    The plot was ok. I found it a little hard to believe that the characters that had become the ghosts were killed for the reasons given. I guess maybe the plot felt a little flimsy to me.


    What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s voice?

    Amanda Ronconi saved the day on this book. She is always incredible. Possible my favorite narrator. I think she might be the only reason I finished the book.


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

    I wouldn't make a film of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I may be a little to harsh on this book, but it just felt off. As if the author was trying to hard to make the story into something its not.

    What I find odd is that this is the first book in the series. The next book has another mystery where the detective ghost assists the main character into solving other mysteries. I am not sure how that is going to work.

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    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 05-20-14
    Cecilia Sauk Rapids, MN, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A very funny listen!"
    Where does Night of the Living Deed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book, and indeed the whole series, ranks at the top of my funny mystery books! I love a good mystery but this book include a lot of laughs also.


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

    It definitely held my attention and kept me guessing as to what would happen next. There were enough plot twists that, when I thought I knew who the murderer was, I was proven mistaken.


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

    Before this book series, I had never hears Amanda Ronconi's performance.


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

    Who knew a bump on the head could turn life upside down in a hilariously, funny way!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Noelle USA 04-07-14
    Noelle USA 04-07-14 Member Since 2013

    "My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm

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    "Twists & Turns Who Done It"

    I bought this based on Amanda Ronconi as narrator. I loved the story!!! It's fun w/twists & turns excitement, a real who done it. It's not your average ghost / haunted house type. It's light hearted but definitely keeps you guessing. You'll enjoy the story & hearing Ronconi narrate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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