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Vanished: Private Justice, Book 1 | [Irene Hannon]

Vanished: Private Justice, Book 1

Vanished, the first book in the Private Justice series, follows reporter Moira Harrisons, who strikes a pedestrian while driving late one night on a wooded road. Dazed from the crash, Moira sees a second man appear at her window and assure her everything will be all right - but then she passes out. When Moira wakes, both men are gone, and a mystery awaits.
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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of more than 35 novels, Irene Hannon has garnered two RITA Awards and a slew of other honors. Vanished, the first book in the Private Justice series, follows reporter Moira Harrisons, who strikes a pedestrian while driving late one night on a wooded road. Dazed from the crash, Moira sees a second man appear at her window and assure her everything will be all right - but then she passes out. When Moira wakes, both men are gone, and a mystery awaits.

©2013 Irene Hannon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Elise Wister, OK, United States 02-25-13
    Elise Wister, OK, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Story is good. Narrator...not so much."

    I like Irene Hannon's stories and was glad to see a new one was available. I wish I had bought the print version instead of the Audible recording. While I found the story good, the narration was not. More than once I turned it off and considered returning it. I'm not sure how to discribe what I so disliked. Celeste Ciulla does not do male voices well and there were many times that I wasn't sure which character was speaking. The thing that really annoyed me was her inflection and emphasis. Many times she sounded like a fifth grader that the teacher warned to watch puncuation and to add emotion when you read. Ms. Ciulla is not whiney or shrill, just flat with force emotion. On the whole the narrator ruined this listen for me. She is certainly not the worst I've heard but I will think twice about using a credit on another of her performances.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah San Diego 02-13-13
    Deborah San Diego 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A gripping story"

    This story held my interest from the beginning, despite the rather lame accents the narrator used on occasion. I will definitely look for more by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Pomeroy, Ohio, United States 12-31-13
    Holly Pomeroy, Ohio, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The synopsis was very intriguing. I was so excited about listening to this book at first. The first chapter or so was very interesting. However, it turned out to be very disappointing. It wasn't really a mystery because we found out from the very beginning who the bad guy was. To me it seemed to be much more of a romance book, which I tend to avoid..I got tired of hearing how much the characters wanted each other (so repetitive). A 4 or 5 star book for me needs a lot more suspense and mystery, more character development and a narrator who can make each character come alive and doesn't have distracting intonation. I was also disappointed that there wasn't more mention of God. I thought this was a Christian author. I like inspirational books that have a spiritual lesson we can learn from, but that's just my preference.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I did not care for the narrator at all. She had very odd intonation at the end of sentences. In addition, I didn't care for the voices she used for the characters.


    What character would you cut from Vanished?

    It's hard to say. I felt like I didn't really get to know any of the characters very much. There was certainly not enough character development in my opinion. I did find the male detectives a bit annoying. They acted like teenagers with their teasing and going on about how "hot" the lead female character was.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, I will not be purchasing anymore books from this author or books read by this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noodle Faye Falmouth, KY 07-08-14
    Noodle Faye Falmouth, KY 07-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Intense"
    If you could sum up Vanished in three words, what would they be?

    Edge of seat


    What other book might you compare Vanished to and why?

    Not sure...but it was a good mystery


    What three words best describe Celeste Ciulla’s performance?

    Not very exciting


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

    Do you truly know your neighbor? Your spouse? Your friend?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ME Vancouver, WA 05-06-14
    ME Vancouver, WA 05-06-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Great Book - Narration not so great..."

    I really enjoyed the story, but the narrator was clearly just reading lines. Not done as well as some of the others I have listened to.
    But... the narration isn't so bad that I won't listen again.. the book is too good for that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maryellen rehoboth, ma, United States 03-16-14
    Maryellen rehoboth, ma, United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "narrator ruins a good story"
    What made the experience of listening to Vanished the most enjoyable?

    I loved the characters. It is a little thin in story line~but it is a first in series....The narrator is just horrible!! I might not buy the second because her fake male voice and rotten intonations are very distracting. I may just read this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are likable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Celeste Ciulla’s performances?

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookish New Orleans 10-18-13
    Bookish New Orleans 10-18-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Women can't narrrate as men!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes!!! the narrator was terrible. I couldn't tell when she was suppose to be a man or a woman. Most of the time when she took the womans part she sounded like a little teenager. A woman can't narrate as a man but men can imitate a womans voice.. Her previous books were excellent with the male narrator! Returning this book!


    What didn’t you like about Celeste Ciulla’s performance?

    Everything!


    Did Vanished inspire you to do anything?

    Return it.


    Any additional comments?

    Will not buy Irene Hannon's book without a male narrator.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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