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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 02-13-13
    Deborah 02-13-13
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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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    Pamela Hargraves Spring Hill, FL, United States 09-24-14
    Pamela Hargraves Spring Hill, FL, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"

    This was a fantastic book, so well written and with everything that I love. The narrator added so much to this experience I think that Celeste Ciulla did a wonderful job with all the characters it was very easy to know who was speaking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly 12-31-13
    Holly 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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    Alana 06-13-15
    Alana 06-13-15
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    "Good...but"
    What did you love best about Vanished?

    The story line was okay. A bit predictible, but interesting.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Irene Hannon? Why or why not?

    Yes. It wasn't too bad. Passes the time.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator is the main reason I'm leaving a review. As a person, I'm sure that she's lovely, and she has a great voice. BUT she pauses in all the wrong places and the voices she uses for different characters just doesn't fit. It just doesn't flow and can be very annoying.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, not so good narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 06-12-15
    Liz 06-12-15
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    "Really loved it!"

    First book by this author,but definitely not the last! Smooth narration and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters were very relatable. I will be downloading the next in the series right now :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 06-06-15
    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 06-06-15 Member Since 2013

    love to read

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    Simone
    Horrible narrator- if I had not paid for the book, I would never have listed to the entire thing- love Irene Hannon- this narrator ruined the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kdilbeck 05-30-15
    kdilbeck 05-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    This was my first Irene Hannon book. I really enjoyed the story. I've already downloaded the next book! I definitely will be reading more of her stuff.

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    Carol 04-07-15
    Carol 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Vanished , very engaging & enjoyable."

    It definitely met my expectations.
    The best parts, when Moira finally found the truth & when Cal proposed.
    The performance was good with the different voices.

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    Nahti Detroit, Michigan 03-15-15
    Nahti Detroit, Michigan 03-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    I enjoyed this book...a light mystery but good... No complaints...kept me wondering...worth listening to...you will enjoy iy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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