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Publisher's Summary

A dark urban fantasy with a sense of humor

When Axe Cooper is murdered while picking up Chinese takeout, he's pretty irritated about the loss of a good dinner, not to mention being dead. Not prepared to move on just yet, Axe decides to stick around and haunt his best friend Lily Chan while trying to figure out why anyone would kill a janitor. In the meantime, Axe is hired by The Ghost Post to track down recently deceased writers. As he learns more about his new phantom friends, Axe realizes that his murder is not an isolated event and that if he doesn't learn to fly like Superman, Lily could be next.

©2012 Vered Ehsani (P)2018 Vered Ehsani

Critic Reviews

"The storyline is crisp and moves at an enjoyable pace. There is humor, which is sometimes dark, but will have you chuckling out loud.... I truly enjoyed reading Lethal Takeout and look forward to reading the next instalment of The Ghost Post Mystery series. This book is suitable for adults and YA." (booksforreviewbyrobin.blogspot.com)

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good!

This was a really good paranormal audio book with perfect narration!

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Lethal Takeout

Ax Cooper is murdered when he goes to pick up take out food.Where does he go from there?Well,to his friends house.She can see him.She is also possibly next on the killers list.The afterlife is just as busy as the befoe life it seems.Steven Jay Cohen is perfect for the narration.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Lethal Takeout

Ugh! Cliffhangers! I really enjoyed this story. Love the interaction between Lily and Axe; Axe and Shadow. This is my first time listening to this narrator and I'm impressed. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Fabulous Narration!

So the book was good, but the narration is unbelievably fabulous. Timmy's voice was stellar and Fay's man voice, perfect! The story was good too, but it does leave you hanging. I need to get the next book when it is available. It was definitely a different kind of ghost story full of humor and malaise. Basically, janitor aka axe is murdered and doesn't pass on but, is stuck on this mortal plane and needs to get a darn ghost job. In the workings of it he begins to solve his murder, while making friends, and avoiding death marks. Fun story, excellent narrator. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Awesome narrator. Awesome start. Then nosedive.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book had an awesome start; one of the best first hour of all the books I've listened to recently. There's humor, there's suspense, there's paranormal / supernatural elements, a dash of mystery. I would say my time was extremely well spent during that. But then...

What was most disappointing about Vered Ehsani’s story?

Halfway through the book, the story just stopped making sense. The strong point of the first half somehow turned into the bane of the second half. It felt like in an attempt to mix everything, the author created a kind of a mess. Some sequences felt like they were added just for the heck of. Such parts extinguished the interest first half had created.

What about Steven Jay Cohen’s performance did you like?

The narration is one of the best I've listened to in recent months. Steven Jay Cohen gave each character a unique voice and did a wonderful job of conveying different emotions. I will look forward to listening to more of his work.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Fun and quick listen

Axe Cooper is murdered just after picking up Chinese takeout for him and his friend Lee. He receives the visit of two angels to take him with them but it seems he can’t still go. Axe needs to solve his murder, and in the way, he will also need to solve other murders.

This was a fun and quick listen. The main character in this story is Axe Cooper, a Janitor, also ex-engineer, who is murdered, and the first thing he thinks is that Lee is going to be annoyed by not having dinner. He has a peculiar view of life, and this is translated into the text in various funny and quirky situations. His friend Lee is a no-nonsense person, also janitor, with the ability to see ghosts.

I found the book fast paced and very dynamic. There are multiple side characters making the story rich and entertaining, and although the we don’t know much about how things work, it’s just fine, since Axe doesn’t either, and we discover everything along with him.

I have a small complaint about the book, and it’s the ending. I felt it rushed and not very clear. I expected them to get some proofs about the murderers, and maybe a bit more explicit. It seems there was a great buildup that finally didn’t amount to much.

Steven Jay Cohen’s narration was exquisite. I especially enjoyed how he was able to transmit the characters’ emotions and become Axe in this story. It is also amazing the fact that all characters, and they aren’t a few, were perfectly recognizable with their unique voice and style. The audio production was spotless.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, and I am looking forward to future installments, where we can know more about Axe and Lee.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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Unique Story

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It has a unique premise and diverse and frequently humorous characters. There is action, adventure, and mystery. There is some suspense and drama, but it is presented with a sense of humor. There isn't a lot fear and angst. More of a comedic suspense mystery. It's entertaining and a lot of fun.

The narration was very good. It was easy to distinguish the different characters. I loved Shadow. The voice he was given sounded like Morgan Freeman to me, and that's who I thought of every time he appeared in the audiobook, especially with his wise-cracking demeanor.

My only disappointment is that the story seemed incomplete at the end. I assume since this is labeled as Book 1, that there is still more of the story to come. The rest of the series is not out yet, so I will have to wait to learn how the story ends.

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

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 01-23-18

How did I miss this?!

I was unaware of this book until very recently, and it surprised me in many ways (all of them good). I have read her paranormal steampunk set in early Nairobi and loved them, so I was surprised to see that this is set in current times in Vancouver. I really enjoyed the imaginative turn taken with the afterlife/ghost theme as it is so different from the ordinary yet is written so clearly that my imagination visualized everything easily. The characters certainly are and become real very quickly. I plan to read more in this series because it is so interesting!
I have the audio, and I am certain that the soft spoken delivery of Steven Jay Cohen really did add many positives to my enjoyment.
I requested and received a free review copy via AudioBookBOOM from the publisher, author, or narrator.

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A Fun Paranormal Mystery

Lethal Takeout was an easy listen to settle into. The story was clean and entertaining not frightening. I really enjoyed the character of Axe as well as Lee and especially Shadow. I think that the listener/reader can immediately identify with the main character. This was neat, fun, and no gore which I loved.

This is Ghost Post Mysteries Book One written by Vered Ehsani therefore I look forward to more in the series. I can't wait to see what direction it takes next. Segue to the awesome narration...

Steven Jay Cohen's performance was outstanding. I think this is the first time I've listened to him and he has an amazing voice. His characterizations were perfect. He has a neat voice; very easy to listen to and calming.

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  • 01-21-18

Loved the narration!

This story had a bit of everything - ghosts, humor, fantasy, murder. The author even threw in dropping the fourth wall for good measure.

I liked the story well enough but I stayed because the narrator was SOOOOOO good! This was my first book by Cohen but it certainly won't be my last. He brought the humor and gave quite a performance with the variety of voices he was tasked with. To be honest, had this been a physical book, I would have stopped reading. Cohen kept me engaged and I kept wanting to experience his performance.

This is the first book in a series so if Cohen is back for book two, so will I.

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