Delve into a world both Real and Supernatural when North Carolina history mixes with the paranormal in this pulse-pounding series. With over 50,000 readers, the Max Porter Paranormal Mysteries is a highly addictive series that'll keep you listening late into the night. Fun, funny, suspenseful, and scary, this omnibus edition includes the first three books in the best-selling series.
Southern Bound (Book 1)
When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem.
And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies. One in which ghosts, witches, curses, and spells exist. One in which something as innocent as a book can turn deadly.
Southern Charm (Book 2)
When Max and the gang are hired by an art forging ghost to find a lost painting, Max thinks it'll be easy money. But villains old and new come out, and the race is on for the painting and the secrets it contains. A race that will lead Max into a mess of magic spells, haunted houses, ancient curses, and even Blackbeard the Pirate.
Southern Belle (Book 3)
Max thought he had enough trouble dealing with one witch in Winston-Salem. But a new case brings to light an entire coven of witches.
Angry, cursed, dead witches.
Things only get worse when the mysterious Hull family and the FBI start poking into Max's life. He'll need all his team can give with a case that involves the theft of a cursed bell, dark magic, spirit possession, and ghastly murders.
All in all, just another day at the office for Max Porter.
©2016 Stuart Jaffe (P)2016 Stuart Jaffe
Really entertaining story . Good bargain getting three books in one , & that's what made my decision to buy it, even though
I cringed when i saw "Read by the author " - That's never a good idea and I do not know why some authors think they are good enough to narrate / they are writers-not voice actors .
This author wasn't awful at it - but he wasn't good either .
I have not read the printed version yet, as I have just discovered the series
That's a tough one as they are all good in their roles, but my favorite character is Drummond.
Stuart brings a lot of character to the characters. He makes it more interesting
Max porter ghost detective
Book one. Max a down on his luck reasercher and his wife move to Salem where Max found a job, that his wife applied for for him. The story has a lot of twists and turns that will keep you glued to the story. The villains are true to their nature, ruthless. Together Max and his wife Sandra join the ranks of detective with Drummond. With Max as the reasercher, Sandra's skills at seeing ghosts and Drummond a PI they make a very good team. Mr Madesto working for the Hall family, very attuned to the supernatural. Dr Conner a witch bad to the core makes the story interesting.
Book two. With their clientele picking up slightly but still Very low they continue to solve mysteries. Looking into a missing painting that has a lot of people interested in it. The real painting "under the painting of the lady" of Blackbeard is the center of the story. painted with a magic paintbrush making it desird by a lot of people. The cursed 200 year old mr Corckhill as well as Dr Conner and Madesto trying to find it for the Hall family.
Book three. Max is called to investigate for mr Lead to investigate the witch ghosts after him. Max and his team is also called apon to find a bell for the Hall family, needed to resurrect Tucker Hall. The witch covenant adds a lot of suspense. Really like the plot. A must read series
I picked this up because the stories had some decent reviews on Amazon, and it's a box set, so....
I can't say I'm deeply disappointed because my expectations weren't high. But I've read better self-published authors--and it's evident why this is a self-published author.
There are some good things: the basic concept, the main characters.
The author falls down in two major ways that makes this series feel like a good idea executed by your average 12 year old.
First, the relationship between husband and wife. It's a description of what every child thinks marriage is like. Sure, they have little snits, but they still love each other. Then throw in a dash of sex talk, because every teenage boy knows that all men think about is getting laid and all women really want it even if they pretend they don't.
Second, the plot lines. If the author needs a certain fact or a certain reaction in the story, he doesn't mind twisting it into a pretzel of nonsense and hammering it into place.
My reaction on finishing the audio? Wow, that could've been a really good series. If only the author (1) didn't flinch away from what a real human relationship feels like and (2) took some major writing classes (or at least studied the way a good author writes).
Struggled to get to chapter 20! After 19 chapters of a whole lot of ideas and no real story, I finally gave up. I don't typically quit a book or series once I begin, but this author was still trying to decide what he was actually writing his book about at chapter 19. I feel I listened to a really long brainstorming process with very few good ideas. the monotone voice of the author didn't help keep me listening.
I liked the concept and the characters.The plots were the weakest points with the second story being my least favorite.
Yes, with reservations.
Yes the narration differentiated the characters.
Yes, it was fun, but if I had paid the full credit price I would have been annoyed.
I would continue with this series but it is something I would prefer to get at the library.
Avid sci fi and Christian lit. fan
Like all the great supernatural detective stories, it's a great detective story. with supernatural twists.
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