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  • Night of the Living Deed

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,113

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Happy I Found E.J. Copperman

  • By Zeny on 11-17-13

Excellent. Great Story. I will read more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Not only will I, but I have recommended it to everyone that holds still for more than five minutes.

What other book might you compare Night of the Living Deed to and why?

None, these are stand alone pieces of art. A fun and delightful part of life we all think about.

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

Five books of this series. I will listen to them all. Amanda Ronconi IS Alison. Wonderful, wonderful and did I mention wonderful. True to the character at all times.

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

Not to give anything away, but the way Alison got out of the mess in the cemetery was great.

Any additional comments?

Would make a great TV series. Maybe a production company in Toronto will pick it up. They do great work there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Wild Ghost Chase

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 582

Three years ago in a large Victorian house on the Jersey Shore in the town of Harbor Haven, fledgling private investigator Paul and his client, Maxie Malone, were murdered. Since then, recent divorcée and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby and her 10-year-old daughter, Melissa, have moved in and converted the place to a guesthouse, where Maxie and Paul are now checked in for an eternity and ready to solve any case that comes their way - or at least spook the guests (who love it). Alison’s got a lot on her plate at the moment, however, so when Paul discovers the 300-year-old ghost of a small boy in the house, he decides not to involve her in the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, weak performance.

  • By Craig on 10-08-15

Good story, weak performance.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-15

What made the experience of listening to A Wild Ghost Chase the most enjoyable?

It is another good E.J. Copperman story. Great for a short trip, and for a slight change of pace.

What other book might you compare A Wild Ghost Chase to and why?

The other four Haunted Guesthouse Mystery books (I got out of order on my listening). I am very much enjoying the story line and the characters, but mostly because I don't have to turn off the sound or yell "migraine" when children are around, great work E.J. Copperman, whoever you are.

What didn’t you like about James Patrick Cronin’s performance?

As he was portraying Paul, a tall (6 foot plus) +- 225 lbs Private Eye, he shouldn't sound like he is 5'5" and around 145 lbs. He totally missed the mark with Alison, way to curt in her mannerisms, no matter how busy the story had her. Maxie was almost unrecognizable. But the worst of all was the grandmother (Loretta?). The actor made her sound like she was over 90, shuffling around with a walker, this book was not written in or about the late 60's when people were old at 65. Stereo typing isn't cool.

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

A lot of things may change when you leave this life, but somethings don't.

Any additional comments?

If the powers to be decide to make another audible book with Paul as the narrator, please find an actor that will be true to the story line and not make it a stand alone piece.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Skeleton in the Family

  • A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leigh Perry
  • Narrated by: Katina Kalin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for all ages

  • By Craig on 05-11-14

Fun for all ages

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-14

If you could sum up A Skeleton in the Family in three words, what would they be?

Just plan fun.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sid, a very likable skelton

What does Katina Kalin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Characters' personallities

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed the entire time I listened

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to many, many sequels.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090

Former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She has left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She's survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate, Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend - what more could a witch want? But living with a reformed vampire isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rachel too whiny

  • By Ashley on 02-25-13

Needs to be read not heard

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-14

Would you try another book from Kim Harrison and/or Marguerite Gavin?

Yes I would.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Harrison again?

Kim is a good entertainer, the characters were just to hard to follow

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

None

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deeply Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 6
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,477

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Once Again

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-30-13

Another great Odd Thomas story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Deeply Odd to be better than the print version?

I am a poor reader, audio books open up the world of books that I wouldn't be able to have in my life.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Dean Koontz has done it again. I enjoyed this story and the whole series.

What does David Aaron Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

David Aaron Baker is Odd Thomas, I can't imagine Odd Thomas without him.

If you could rename Deeply Odd, what would you call it?

no change

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Search for Truth

  • By: Kaza Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Kaza Kingsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Erec is faced with even more daunting tasks, choices, and dangers. Not only does the latest contest to become king appear to be a suicide mission, but it means more than just winning the crown of Alypium; if Erec doesn't succeed, then Upper Earth could disappear forever. So Erec must set out to retrieve the five Awen from their mystical hiding places and unite them, a herculean undertaking that has laid waste to all those who have attempted it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Fun

  • By Ruth on 06-03-11

I want more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

If you could sum up The Search for Truth in three words, what would they be?

Fan-tas-tic

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Search for Truth?

The book

What does Simon Jones and Kaza Kingsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Depth, excitement, feeling, drama. The most excellent of teams. Great writer, great orator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I ran the full gambit of emotions.

Any additional comments?

This is a series that we have enjoyed as a family from six to sixty. Please put the rest of the series on audilble.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful