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.
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.
A fun and sweet ghost murder mystery. The plot is thin and drags on a bit, but the lighthearted tone makes it a pleasant listen. Some funny conversations and inner thoughts as well, lifts it to "credit worthy" status.
Amanda Ronconi is great. The characters are developed nicely and are very entertaining.
The daughter, love it when the kids aren't the typical whiny brat.
Spoiler alert.... When the woman finds out her mother and daughter can both see ghosts.
Yes, listened to it twine within a month.
Can't say enough good things about Amanda Ronconi's performance. The story was very well crafted. Never a dull moment.
OUT THERE FUNNY
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
YEA, ACCENT WAS ON THE SPOT, PUT THE MAIN CHARACTER, AND HER ODDNESS TOGETHER
I WAS 50/50 ON THIS BOOK AS AN OVERALL
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.
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.
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.
60 yr old retired
Enjoyed the book. Funny and well written. The performance was clever. I am trying the next in the series.
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.
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.
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.
Not a performance - just a read.
Maybe, it's pretty milk toast.
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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