When Callie Taylor died, she expected to go to heaven - or maybe hell. Instead, when she was murdered in Dallas by some jerk with a knife and a bad-mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's seen another murder, and she can't just let it go; she must find a way to make sure the police figure out who really killed Molly McClatchy before an innocent man goes to prison, all the while trying to determine how and why she woke up dead in Alabama.
©2013 Margo Bond Collins (P)2016 Margo Bond Collins
Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!
This was a great story, both different and very entertaining. After Callie is killed she wakes in Alabama where she learns it can be a lonely existence and until Molly, one of the members, she unknowingly resides with, is murdered. Callie finally finds someone who can see her and they reluctantly offer to assist Callie in finding the murder.
This story's full of twist, humor and even some danger; however, there is still a few unanswered questions, for example, will Callie's murder be brought to justice, what keeps her bound to Alabama and will she ever move on.
I had a great time listening to this story and actually completed it in one day! I will be on the lookout to see if other stories come out in this series as I think it will make a great series.
Absolutely worth a credit and the time listening to the story.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast dot com."
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This book was provided to me for free for an honest and unbiased review
So we have Callie, a ghost who was murdered in Dallas, when I thought the directions of the book was going to go into finding Callie's murderer we delve into Callie trying to solve someone else's murder who she witnessed. And for some reason she is stuck in Alabama. She lived/died in Dallas and then reawakened in Alabama and something is tying her there. I'm Interested to see where this series take us. Why is she kept in Alabama, why was she drawn to shalya and maw maw?? Speaking of, Maw maw is my favorite character, loved her. There were some gory scenes that made me want to not listen and I'm a trauma nurse. But just a couple.
I'm excited to read the next in the series and learn more about Callie!!
The narrator did an amazing job.
This book is definitely worth a credit!
This was a funny and sometimes frightening listen. The pace was steady and the narration was excellent. I look forward to listening to future books in this series.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
Loved the concept for this (I hope to be series ) book. I would have given this book 5 stars except the main character became too manipulative towards the end. HOWEVER, I will be buying the new book when it comes out.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
A fun few hours. Easy to follow and the story flowed well. Lots of unanswered questions..... Be nice if it runs as a series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I finished it in a day. Great characters, very funny, great story line with an interesting who-done-it. I would definitely read more if it was made into a series and wouldn't hesitate to recommend as a great read to anyone who asked.
“Waking Up Dead” is a strong addition to the body of work by Margo Bond Collins. It’s also perfectly set up to be a series. The basic premise is that Dallas resident, Callie Taylor, is murdered and she wakes up as a ghost in Alabama. She quickly discovers that she is unable to leave the town she finds herself in, much less move on to some sort of after life, With no understanding of her situation or how to get out of it, Callie resigns herself to spending her endless time watching TV in the home of people who can’t sense her presence. Then she witnesses a murder. The police arrest the wrong person for the crime and Callie becomes determined to catch the real killer and put things right. The only problem is she’s a ghost and can’t touch or communicate with the living.
Although I didn’t like some of the character traits of Callie, I really loved this book. The murder mystery is intriguing. The character development was well done. The climax of the story was very satisfying. The only thing I didn’t like was the lack of answers about Callie. I certainly hope there will be a book 2 so that we get some answers.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.
Angel Clark did an awesome job of bringing this light read to life. Recently, I've picked up a number of audiobooks that I either gave up on or struggled through so this one was refreshing for me.
As a person who has experienced the culture shock of living in Alabama, I enjoyed the narrator's attitude toward waking up dead there. Finding yourself in any culture other than your own can be a bit of a wake up call. Often, it can be a time to reflect upon the values we are taught and learned to accept, good or bad, and to reevaluate what we believe to be true or right.
In my opinion, considering the tone of the rest of the novel, the author became way too explicit in describing in the crisis scene. I recommend that the level of detail in this type of novel be toned down.
I give five star ratings only to books that I would read or listen to again. In this case, I would listen to this book again, but not that scene.
No one paid me, or gave me a copy of this book, for this review.
With this summary of the book, it would seem that this would be a more serious story. However, it is so hilarious, and manages to be so much fun while telling this story. The characters are so lovable, you can't help but to like Maw Maw from the moment she is introduced. I had to admire Callie's determination to have the real murderer brought to justice. Although Callie knew who the killer was, we are still given quite a mysterious journey. The author does a great job, laying it all out in such an enjoyable way. Angel Clark was the narrator of this audiobook. She was absolutely amazing! There was so much emotion behind her words, and great southern accents for the Alabama residents. She was a perfect fit for this book, and really brought the story to life. I'm very impressed with both the author, and the narrator. This is my third book from this author, and I love her writing! Goodreads has this book listed as a series, so I really hope it will be! I definitely recommend this book, and suggest experiencing it through the audiobook!
**This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is not changed in any way by this
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