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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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    Susana 06-15-15
    Susana 06-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up Night of the Living Deed in three words, what would they be?

    OUT THERE FUNNY


    Would you recommend Night of the Living Deed to your friends? Why or why not?

    YES, BUT BE ADVICED THAT THE LEAD CHARACTER CAN I TIMES GET UNDER YOUR SKIN, BUT HER HUMOR (DEPENDING ON ONES HUMOR) BRINGS IT AROUND, SHE GROWS ON YOU


    Did Amanda Ronconi do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    YEA, ACCENT WAS ON THE SPOT, PUT THE MAIN CHARACTER, AND HER ODDNESS TOGETHER


    Any additional comments?

    I WAS 50/50 ON THIS BOOK AS AN OVERALL

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TN Woman 06-12-15
    TN Woman 06-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, light ghost mystery"

    This was not my thing as it was a bit silly, but the narrator was good and the book held my interest. It is a good series to read when needing a break from heavier fare.

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    crystalangel 06-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Fun Read! Loved it!!!"
    Where does Night of the Living Deed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite books on audio so far. I am definitely going to purchase more books by this author and hopefully they have the same narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was cute. The narrator kept your interest and it was light hearted yet engaging. This is one of my all time favorite audible books. I couldn't wait to get in my car and listen to it.

    The story line was simple but the interaction between the characters was cute, plus there was enough intrigue to keep you guessing. A lot of laughs. Loved the interaction between the main character and her young daughter and then between the main character and her mother. Very entertaining.


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    Janet HUSTONVILLE, KY, United States 06-11-15
    Janet HUSTONVILLE, KY, United States 06-11-15

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    "Fun"

    Enjoyed the book. Funny and well written. The performance was clever. I am trying the next in the series.

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    NYC wheeler 05-24-15
    NYC wheeler 05-24-15 Member Since 2009

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    "Interesting backdrop to traditional whodunit"

    I like the ghosts as a different basis to overlay a detective novel. The narrator does well with a certIn type of female protagonist. I did notice that at least in the case of the male characters Ned and Tony, they sounded fairly similar, which was disappointing, plus there was only a barely detectable accent for Paul when he should probably have a heavier accent-- British Canadian.

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    Francisco Avila 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun mystery"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is a mystery that doesn't take itself very seriously. There are plenty of funny moments and the plot is interesting.
    I am not sure if I would like to keep reading more stories with the same characters. I think this book should have been left as a novel rather than a series of books. But we know that the pursuit of money is the primary motivator of authors and publishers.

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    Kaye 05-18-15
    Kaye 05-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Slow with no curves"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Definitely for much younger listener. Realized it was a mistake for me early on, but thought I could suffer through it. Giving up at chapter 10.


    Would you ever listen to anything by E.J. Copperman again?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not a performance - just a read.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Maybe, it's pretty milk toast.


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    Leticia 05-12-15
    Leticia 05-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "unexpected"
    What did you love best about Night of the Living Deed?

    I was expecting it to be a horror book but to my surprise it was the kind of book i can lent to my kids that made it better for me.


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    Toddany 05-11-15
    Toddany 05-11-15

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    "Meh"

    About thirty minutes into listening to the book I had to hit pause so I could check and make sure it wasn't a children's book, and to see if Paula Poundstone was the narrator. Don't get me wrong, I love Paula Poundstone and her sarcastic New York/Fargo-esque accent but I wouldn't want her narrating a horror themed murder mystery. I'm still not sure if the writing was childish or the narrator made it seem childish. I made it through the book but that was only because I forced myself. It turned out to be a total bore and anticlimactic; leaving me with no interest in anything else the author or the narrator may have to offer.

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    Juanita Martin South Orange, NJ 05-09-15
    Juanita Martin South Orange, NJ 05-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Light Hearted Humorous Mystery"

    The storyteller does a great job of keeping you intrigued and present. With the wit of your best friend, the author ensures you are following the many merry twists and turns.

    I'm looking forward to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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