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Croak Audiobook

Croak

Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next.
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Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.

She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice - or is it vengeance? - whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

©2012 Gina Damico (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Besendorfer Books LLC South Carolina 11-24-14
    Besendorfer Books LLC South Carolina 11-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Inconsistent . . ."
    What disappointed you about Croak?

    The characters reactions and actions are inconsistent. Like her parents tie her up with a jump rope to talk to her because she is dangerous, but no other real precautions were made to make her behave. The humor seems labored. The plot is spotty and doesn't drive the story. The characters are one dimensional. The premise is interesting, but the execution is flawed. Unfortunately, I bought the first and second books together in a sale.


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    shelsea 12-05-15
    shelsea 12-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    This book really has everything I would look for in an audiobook-a great story that's easy to follow along, a strong narration, and fast enough to keep you constantly engaged. This was one that was hard to "put down" for me. It was an easy read with a good story line, and I bought the second in the series the second I finished the first one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna M. Zadunajsky HOMER GLEN, IL, US 11-14-15
    Donna M. Zadunajsky HOMER GLEN, IL, US 11-14-15 Member Since 2015

    I write mystery/suspense novels, but just as much as I love to write, I love to read books... Lots of books.

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    "Fascinating Book!"

    This was the first book I've read by this author. Looking forward to reading more in this series.

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    kathy United States 09-16-15
    kathy United States 09-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Mildly entertaining, voice performance saves it."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Odd dark tale, seemingly targeted for disconnected teens.


    What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

    Voice performance was engaging and the ONLY thing that got me to the end of the book.


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    Sandra 09-07-15
    Sandra 09-07-15
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    "Didn't care for it."

    I found myself wishing it were over, so I just moved on to another book.

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    ReadingGrrl Pennsylvania 08-27-15
    ReadingGrrl Pennsylvania 08-27-15 Member Since 2016

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    "How I spent my Summer"
    Where does Croak rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved this. I love Jessica Almasy's narration. Great plot, and fun book until boom it gets very dark at the end.


    What other book might you compare Croak to and why?

    I don't know that I have read another Grim Reaper YA book. The strong female protagonist who needs to save the day is very similar to Hunger Games, and the divergent series.


    Have you listened to any of Jessica Almasy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I listened to the Infinte series by Lori M. Lee. I loved this one just as much.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. I hated when I had to stop and wished I had had 8 plus hours to just devote to it.


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    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-23-15
    Juan Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fun, but be careful it is a series."

    I got this one as a special, it was a great buy. Very easy to listen too and great pace. A little predictable but still a good book. it is a series so expect unsolved issues. you will not get closure out of this one.

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    Diana Chicago, IL, United States 08-18-15
    Diana Chicago, IL, United States 08-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I enjoyed this right up till the end"

    This was a fun story or teen-aged Grim Reapers in training. I had some issues with how the author treated these teens and their job. It seemed a little too slap-dash and there are some real moral dilemmas that are touched on but only superficially. It is a common issue I have with other YA books. The story though is fun and the main character, once the author stopped making her a violent lunatic, was funny and had her moments. Then the book had a heartbreaking climax that was very well done. Which the author then ruined with the actual ending, which was unrealistic and painful. As if she had written herself into a corner and had to take a sledgehammer to the plot to get back to where she wanted to be. Still, that painful bit of writing was only a very small part of the story and I am still interested in picking up the sequel to see how the series continues.

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    Lindsay Ramsey 08-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Unexpected and just plain fun"
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    Just a fun audiobook. This is a YA book that is unlike any I have read. The characters have sensible depth and the story line flows nicely through the book. If you are looking for a unique fun listen, this is a perfect match!

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    Amanda 08-06-15
    Amanda 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved this book!"

    The story was much different than the usual fare out there for this genre. The main character is extremely well written. She is definitely not your typical Mary sue type character, she's witty, charming, with more than a few rough edges and perfectly brought to life by a superb narrator.

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