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Duck Duck Ghost

Hellsinger, Book 2
By: Rhys Ford
Narrated by: Tristan James
Series: Hellsinger, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan's medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf's sister handling Hoxne Grange's spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf's roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan's ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he's broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf's cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan's ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf's skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he's ever loved.

©2014 Rhys Ford (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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Scary, but Sexy!

If you could sum up Duck Duck Ghost in three words, what would they be?

Scary, Sexy and Funny!

What other book might you compare Duck Duck Ghost to and why?

Fish and Ghosts, the first book in the series. Same dry, whitty remarks and unapologetic characters.

What about Tristan James’s performance did you like?

Oh hell yes! He has the baritone to his voice that drips off the earbuds like honey.

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

Yes and I tried hard, listening at work, in the car and while I was doing laundry.

Any additional comments?

Not long after Wolf Kincaid convinced his then client, Tristan Pryce a medium and ghost whisperer, that he truly loved him and wanted to be with him, he stepped in it good by accusing Tristan of drugging him. While Tristan is a talented medium, he is a bit naive and sometimes hears only the words he wants to hear during a conversation. Having been haunted and considered insane by most of his family for the majority of his life, Tristan understandably has trust issues. Once Wolf clears his head and shows up on Tristan's door step, apologetic and begging for forgiveness, he thinks Tristan will welcome him with open arms, not quite. Tristan thought evicting the poltergeist from Hoxne Grange would set everything back to business as usual, but there is a lingering affect that is messing with Tristan's abilities. And Wolf thinks a trip to his cousin Sey's supposed haunted home will help Tristan regain a hold of his abilities. But where there is trouble, these two will find it.

The pained spirit of a little girl seems to be trapped in Sey's home after she received a shipment of porcelain dolls to log and date. A spirit that realizes straight away exactly what Tristan is. When push comes to shove and the spry young spirit becomes too much for Wolf, Tristan, his whimsical cousin Sey and bat shit crazy Aunt Gildie to handle, Wolf calls in his overbearing cousin Cin. At the same time a university exchange student shows up to assist Sey with logging the dolls, and unwittingly becomes a vessel for the now very angry spirit. What ensues is a comedy of errors as this motley crew tries to exorcise a very angry ten year old hell bent on destroying them, the house and anything or anyone else that gets in her way. Including a slobbering camel and a couple of clueless cows.

Rhys Fords signature dry wit, sarcastic characters and insane one liners is on full display in this comedic horror story. It really reminded me a lot of that movie Annabelle with the haunted dolls and the angry spirit of the little girl. The story is richly detailed and very graphic when describing the transformation of this little girls spirit as she initially shows up seemingly trying to get Tristan's attention, and quickly goes into full on evil mode with black eyes and splitting lips. I was completely engrossed in the story from the story from the start with Wolf's obvious flub up and visit from his mom who seems to be forever stuck in woodstock mode, but when Ford started detailing what was happening with Tristan I was equal parts horrified and so intrigued I couldn't stop listening. I even listened to this book in the car while I drove, which I never do, the story was that compelling for me.

Narrated by Tristan James who has this baritone voice that just drips off each word like honey. James voice and Fords words are the perfect marriage of sexy innuendos and sultry stated syllables that just bring the story, the characters and the world that Ford created to life. I especially liked crazy Aunt Gildie, she really stole the show for me with her shot gun full of rock salt and her midnight waltz downstairs to the liquor cabinet, only to be foiled by the pissed off spirit of a little girl hell bent on showing them all who is boss. And Ford set the stage beautifully for a naughty little union between one overbearing Hellsinger, Cin, and one prim and proper university student who is recovering nicely from his injuries and is quite good at staring, unabashedly at Cin's shirtless chest. That will be one fun ride, if Cin doesn't break him while spinning him on his...

Definitely a must listen story. Fans of Fords books, James narration and a good murder mystery with a healthy dose of sweaty man sex rejoice, I just found you your next great read!

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great series

love this series, love Rhys Ford, and love Tristan James. however he does mispronounce words/names sometimes which can be a distraction the listening process

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Another Surprisingly enjoyable RF series

Would you listen to Duck Duck Ghost again? Why?

Yes. I enjoyed the characters enough to want to revisit them. I love the idea of a ghost hotel, and though much of this book didn't take place in that locale - it was fun to see how the events of the first book have rippled through the characters lives and homes.

I did not expect to enjoy this series nearly as much as I did. I really love Rhys Ford's writing style, and have enjoyed the other two series by her that are featured on Audible. Each series manages to have unique and well rounded characters who are not simply cookie cutter protagonists.

What did you like best about this story?

I want more Cin! I was a bit annoyed with the beginning of the story and where we pick up with the characters, but quickly got over it. It was amusing to watch the honey gag play out throughout the story.

I think my favorite bit though was probably watching Tristan come into his own a bit.

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

There are a handful of narrators who tend to read the MM genre books - some of them better than others. Tristan James is one that I never mind listening to. He does a really good job of creating distinct characters and lending enough inflection to keep the story interesting without having the narration become a distraction.

Who was the most memorable character of Duck Duck Ghost and why?

Aunt Gildy - crazy like a fox? Who doesn't love an eccentric crazy old lady thrown in for comic relief? She was almost as creepy as the dolls.

Any additional comments?

I really hope we get some answers and payoff with Tristan's development as this series continues.

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Ghosts, romance, heat, humor, heart - its all here

Audiobook Review October 2019:
What can I say about Duck Duck Ghost that wasn't said before? Not a whole lot other than once again Tristan James returns to bring incredible realism to the characters and their new menacing adversary. As with my original ebook review, I still say Duck Duck Ghost is even better than Fish and Ghosts. Tristan and Wolf are just as bickering and lovable as ever though there are a few issues in the beginning but soon they find themselves in a new battle for their lives and frankly Tristan's sanity. I won't go into too much detail but suffice it to say, dolls and doll parts are involved and having seen Annabelle, she has nothing on this entity. Creepy only begins to cover it. Once again, Rhys Ford has blended creepified mayhem with romantic humor to make a brilliant tale perfect for Halloween.

One last note: Hellsingers is definitely a series that must be read in order, mostly for character development, both personally and relationship-wise. I know it's been a long time but when Tristan and Wolf finally decide to tell Rhys Ford their next adventure I'll be right here waiting, whether it's next week, next month, next year, or longer. Hellsingers is just too delicious to forget about.

Original ebook Review October 2015:
Just as in Fish and Ghosts, the characters are so enjoyable and feed the rainbow of emotions. So often when reading a series the follow-ups, no matter how good never quite match up to the first book but I found Duck Duck Ghost to be even better. There's heat, comedy, drama, mystery, and what would a good ghost story be without the ghosts. I am just going to say that I will never look at dolls the same way and if I ever found myself in the room of a doll maker with shelves of doll parts I would run and run far and fast. When I found myself at the final page I found myself wishing I had almost not started the series yet because the idea of waiting for book 3 is torture but once it is released it will be going on my Kindle immediately.

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Good

Have read and listen to this series of book. And I check every year to see if the next book has come out. Love the characters and stories need more please

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Funny and creepy with an interesting twist at the end

A very good and creepy haunting/mystery for Wolf and Tristan to solve. Loved the supporting characters. Tristan James did an excellent job narrating!

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Creepy

It's been a few weeks since we left the guys in Fish and Ghosts and let's just say that they are not living their happily ever after. What with Wolf trying to explain away the whole experience on accidentally being high on an extra special baklava. Ergo, he's back to comfortably being the sceptic he's always been. But then... there is the dog with his red ball... and the cook is still seeking employment every week, so he can't really be a non-believer anymore. So there is that.

Anyway, things at Hoxne Grange aren’t quite back to what Tristan considers to be normal. The ghosts are fewer and have a harder time to manifest and Tristan is worried that the events from a few weeks ago permanently altered or damaged his home. His friends, of the ghostly, kind knows that part of it is because he’s burning out, and needs some R&R and spend some time away from the Grange. Wolf convinces Tristan to go on a trip together, a trip to visit Wolf’s cousin. What Tristan didn’t know was the second reason for their destination; helping said cousin to evict an evil spirit causing some havoc.

This book didn't speak to me as much as the first one. It was still interesting for sure, but it lacked some of the magic, the shine that Fish and Ghosts had. I enjoyed meeting more of Wolf’s family. I also, strangely enough, enjoyed the creepy story even though I’m not a fan of things going bump in the night. Friendly Casper though; bring him on, but haunted dolls bleeding from their eyes, normally has me going in the opposite direction. And I have to tribute that to Ford’s amazing ability to write some awesome tales.

Tristan James didn’t quite manage to grab and hold my undivided attention this time around. I wanted to love his narration, just like I did with the first book. But I didn’t. It’s just one of those unexplainable mysteries of the world. I’m still in love with his voice and I love the fact that that he has different voices for the characters. It’s just that I wish for less monotone narrations to keep me from spacing out.

I am grateful for one thing though, and that's that I never picked up this series when it was first released a few years back. Because then I'd had to wait even longer for the next book to be written and released. Duck Duck Ghost didn't end with a cliffhanger per se, it was more of a new can of worms being opened and you just have to know what it all means and what happens next.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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Where’s book 3???

This is a great series and I can’t figure out why there isn’t a third book. I love Rhys Ford and have read almost every book with pleasure. I hope inspiration syllable avails is with a continuation of this tale.

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exciting series, enjoy Rhys Ford's books

This series is well written, well paced, strong characters and fantastic! Tristan James knocks it out of the ball park with his narration. I recommend this book and series.

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Fun! Fun! Fun!

I Loved this Rhys Ford Hellsinger series.The characters are lively. The dialogue is funny and the plot is a gteat m8x of comedy, sexy times and scary things that go bump in the night. I wish she would write another.

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  • S. E. Errington
  • 05-17-15

Chills and thrills!

What made the experience of listening to Duck Duck Ghost the most enjoyable?

The usual high quality writing and excellent narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Duck Duck Ghost?

With a writer as skilled as Rhys, it would be impossible to select just one memorable moment because there are so many!

Have you listened to any of Tristan James’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to several and without doubt he is a brilliant narrator, and once again delivers the goods.

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

It made me smile and also brought a lump to my throat.

Any additional comments?

Yet again another top class story!

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  • 05-20-18

Love the Hellsinger series.

Tristan James is of course always Perfect. I really need there to be more in the series though, so much is left unanswered and theres definitely a hook for book 3 at the end. Even if that doesnt happen these are going into the list of books I revisit often.