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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-six-year-old Becky Tibbs sees ghosts, and she is not afraid to help them. Join Becky in Asheville, North Carolina, as she solves many mysteries in the clean, sweet cozy mystery series.

©2018 Chariss K. Walker (P)2020 Chariss K. Walker

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Ghost whisperer

A Medium’s Birthday Surprise is the first book in the Becky Tibbs: A North Carolina Medium’s Mystery Series series by Chariss K. Walker. When our main character, Becky, is visited on her birthday by the angry spirit of her long disappeared ex-boyfriend, who is clearly dead now, she must find a way to help it pass on into the next world and make justice in his name in this one. You see? Becky is a medium and she helps the community by using her skills to put restless spirits to peace.

Actor and narrator Kathleen Britt reads this cozy mystery with a touch of paranormal in all calm and reassuring voice. She keeps the listener interested in the story and brings all the characters to life with her unhurried performance. I think that this story could have benefited more from a younger narrator, with all due respect to Kathleen, but it wasn’t something that detracted too much from the immersion and all in all it was a good audio production.

Well written, easy to follow and driven by an interesting mystery, a medium’s birthday surprise by Chariss K. Walker is quite an enjoyable narrative experience with which you can snuggle up in your happy spot for a few hours in any of these long, moody, December nights. This is a promising first book in a series that I think I will check out in the future to see how Becky is doing.

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A Medium's Birthday Surprise Becky Tibbs: A North

On the day of their parent's death, Becky and her older siblings, Bobbi and Barbara, discover they have inherited a little known ability--the ability to see ghosts. Once the ghosts in the area of Ashville,NC find out there are new mediums in the area they flock to them. Bobbi and Barbara are not thrilled with this little ability especially when they can see their parents on a daily basis. So they find ways to hobble their gift. Becky embraces her ability and takes to this new ability. Unfortunately she gets inundated with ghosts ghosts and more ghosts. Then one morning her 16 year old crush, who disappeared the night of her 16th birthday party only to be found dead the next day, appears before her. But to her chagrin he doesn't realize he's dead. Now she is on a mission to discover what happened to him so she can help him cross over. Along the way she discovers there is another ghost tied to Josh and she needs to help him also.
Kathleen Britt does a remarkable job of presenting the characters.
Fantastic audio and remarkable story!!

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A Medium’s Birthday Surprise

Becky and her siblings all started manifesting special abilities after an event that affected them all. Each handles them differently. When Becky gets a surprise visitor on her birthday, it ends up being a lot more than what she ever expected. Will she be able to help?

I really enjoyed this paranormal cozy mystery by Chariss K. Walker. It’s a great start to the series with the introduction of the characters and their relationships. I’m looking forward to more.

Kathleen Britt did a fine job with the narration. She performed it well and I had no issues with it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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I will be listening to the others in this series

Kathleen Britt was the perfect voice for this book. I hope she is used as the voice in any others! I read and reviewed this book on Amazon (as well as all the others in this series). They never fail to delight me. I hope to be able to listen to all the others as they come out!

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Not a book you will want to put down

Becky and her siblings discover that they are mediums when their parents die in a car crash and come home in an unexpected way. Each handles this discovery in different ways. On Becky's 26th birthday, her first boyfriend comes back to see her even though he died ten years ago. The siblings parents also visit as it is Becky's birthday. This is the story of how the siblings deal with both the continuing visits from their parents and the complications they entail along with more visits from her boyfriend as it turns out her boyfriend's death was part of a crime. Chariss Walker has woven an intriguing story that kept me hooked until the end of the book and looking for more.

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different and heartwarming.

you must separate the narration from the story. I believe the narration has a lot missing from it. To me, there is a difference between narrating and reading. The near raider for this book to me, was simply reading. However, the story is wonderful! I found this book extremely heartwarming, addictive, and intriguing. The paranormal aspect of the book gave me a much different view of solving a crime. we know that siblings share a lot, they inherit similar qualities, but are also extremely different from one another. there is one quality, in this book, that three siblings share unlike any other set of siblings. It binds them closely together, but it also can tear them apart. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! I am anxiously waiting to see how each sibling handles the commonality between them. You want to find out how everything starts, and unfolds. You will not be disappointed!

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up all night

loved the story. great story line. characters come alive. was going to read a couple of chapters but ended up listening to the whole book in one night couldn't find a good place to stop had to do one more cgapter

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Birthday mystery!

To be able to talk to spirits! What a non happy birthday when an unhappy spirit arrives on your birthday! Great mystery! Narrator was good!

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A Ghost Story Cozy

This story is about Becky Tibbs, who is a medium, which is defined as a person who is thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead. Becky uses this gift to help the ghosts that she interacts with. The story is both charming and entertaining without being overtly graphic. Kathleen Britt's narration is good and her voice is clear. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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mediums

This was a bit different and not what I expected, but I enjoyed it and couldn't wait to see how it ended. I was happy that some justice was finally served and the soul could move on. I liked that her brother was finally willing to accept his gift and responsibilities. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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  • Helen
  • 02-22-21

great book

enjoyed audio book
Twenty-six-year-old Becky Tibbs sees ghosts, and she is not afraid to help them. Join Becky in Asheville,

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 01-25-21

Enjoyable

Following the death of their parents Becky and her siblings discover they have an unusual gift, they can see dead people. Whilst her sister visits a psychiatrist and her brother quietens the ghosts with alcohol Becky decides to help the spirits who contact her. She gets a surprise visit on her Birthday from her teenage boyfriend who died 10 years ago and she sets out to help him, uncovering old secrets. A really enjoyable read.

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  • Julie
  • 11-18-20

A big surprise

I enjoyed this book. This book was in the wrong category for me and should be in the cosy mystery section instead of horror, so don't left that put you off listening to the book because it is more funny than scary. I liked the way the three siblings coped or didn't cope with there powers, it made it interesting and the characters more like able, especially Becky who was willing to use her powers to talk to some quirky ghosts, even a ghost dog paid a visit. The mystery was interesting, and I liked the way Becky helped a ghost who didn't know he was dead, mainly by solving his murder and helping him move on. Over all a fun new series that I will be keeping an eye out for more, as I want to find out what the author has in store for the siblings.
Three siblings all have different reactions to Becky's birthday, her sister hired from it and her brother barely tolerates it but Becky has never feared it until now. Her ex boy friend shows up for the party, the only problem is he has been dead for the last ten years and he doesn't seem to know. Becky the only one of the siblings to embrace her gift to talk to ghosts sets out to find out why he ran out on her birthday party ten years ago and just how he got himself killed? She had better hurry because the more her ghostly ex remembers the more angry he gets and that only spells trouble for Becky.
I liked the narrator, she has a very laid back approach to her reading which makes the story easy to listen to.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.