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Haunted Audiobook

Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Susannah Simon, and I am a mediator, a liason between the living and the dead. If you think this gets in the way of my attempt at a normal 16-year-old life, you'd be right. You try going to the mall while constantly being accosted by the undead.

Not that this is a bad thing all the time. Like, for example, when I discovered my bedroom is haunted by Jesse, the ghost of a 19th-century hottie. While I haven't made much progress with him (only one kiss so far), I remain optimistic. Jesse's inexplicable resistance to my charms is not my only obstacle, though: there's this other guy. A live one, who has the same gift of gab with the undead I have. In the same way I'm after Jesse, this guy is after me. And he knows how to send Jesse to the Great Beyond. For good.

So I guess you could say I'm haunted. I just never thought it would be by someone who isn't dead.

©2003 Meggin Cabot; (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Imagination Studio, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"[Teens] will enjoy meeting the brave, nonchalant heroine and following her romantic dilemma." (Booklist)

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    Jaime Cincinnati, OH, USA 06-01-08
    Jaime Cincinnati, OH, USA 06-01-08
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    "Love the Book, But Not the Narrator..."

    I really love the series! I also enjoyed the nararrator for the first 4 books, but I'm having a hard time with the new one... I just think her voice is all wrong for the series! She makes Paul sound like an old man, Jessie sould like a smooth talking guy with devious intent, and Suze sound like Ceecee would! Hopefully they will have someone else be narrator for the next book, or better yet, the old (and I think best) one.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Born 06-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the books-- TERRIBLE NARRATOR"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The other books are presented wonderfully. This narrator makes the characters seem whiny and silly... what a bummer for such an important book in the series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lena Bookin North Carolina 04-18-11
    Lena Bookin North Carolina 04-18-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing!"

    The story is great but this narrator changes the personality of all the characters abd not in a good way. The parents are not snide in the previous books ... and the character Jesse sounds creepy as well as many of the others.

    The previous Narrator Johanna Parker did a superior job by far - it would be fantastic to have this audio book redone by her. I gave the book a 3 because I like the series. If I had to rate the narrator I'd give it a 1. I don't plan on buying any of the audios moving forward and will read the books instead.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    cindy 04-15-10
    cindy 04-15-10 Member Since 2012
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    "to short"

    wanted more

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    keynotes 09-27-06
    keynotes 09-27-06 Member Since 2013
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    "another great one!"

    I enjoyed this book from meg cabot, it kept you guessing. I am hopeing that audible gets all the series available to download. I would like to find out what happens in the next of the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Liannablue Troy, NC United States 08-10-16
    Liannablue Troy, NC United States 08-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Story ruined"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who doesn't mind the story being chopped up into a shorter, less interesting rendition of the original.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Meg Cabot? Why or why not?

    Yes, I have enjoyed reading her books for years. They are entertaining and well-written. This is my favorite series by this author. I had hoped to get audible versions of them, but not all are available. This one doesn't really count since it's not the complete novel.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alanna Ubach?

    The previous narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Haunted?

    The book is good, but it's not very long. I would not cut anything. Actually, I wanted the complete narration, not half the story.


    Any additional comments?

    For a book that's less than 300 pages in its entirety, only offering an abridged edition makes no sense at all. It's only two hours long. As a general rule, I don't care for abridged audiobooks, and would not have purchased if I had realized. I'm usually more careful, but this one got buy me. Very disappointed in this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emilie 04-15-16
    Emilie 04-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "mixed feelings"

    This is one of my favorite books! I don't really like the narrator. The other audio books in this series have a narrator that reads just like I remember reading the characters myself over ten years ago. This one, though, makes Suze sound whiny, Father Dom sound feeble, Brad sound even more annoying than he is in the book, and Jesse sound like a villain. It's confusing to say the least.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N.L. 03-17-16
    N.L. 03-17-16
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    "Glad for the next book..."

    So I can listen to the old narrator again. This was a poor decision to cast this one in the middle of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 02-24-16
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    "Annoying narrator"

    The story is great. The performance is trying way to hard to be interesting but just comes across as annoying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JC 04-27-15
    JC 04-27-15
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    "Love the story, but..."

    Love the series, but wish they had the unabridged version and with the original narrator. She was not as good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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