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Publisher's Summary

Samantha Moon loses everything - her kids, her beloved, the very unlife she knows - when a powerful curse catapults her backwards in time, to Louisiana during the days of Marie Laveau.

Though she pines for the familiar world of the present, Samantha must move fast - the superhuman vampiric abilities she relied on in prior cases have been compromised by the curse, leaving her vulnerable to a new kind of lurking evil.

Now, her talents as a private investigator will be ever more critical. Can Samantha Moon unlock the key to the past and return to her present, or will she forever remain ancient history?

©2015 J.R. Rain (P)2015 J.R. Rain

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Narrator ruined the story!

The story was interesting enough to keep me listening despite the horrible narration. I seriously checked to make sure a human was reading the story. I thought maybe my phone had changed to Text-to-Speech, as I was listening in between reading on my Kindle. The narrator spoke in bursts of 2-3 words instead of full sentences most of the time, and she did not bring any sense of different character voices or emotions. Even though the book was good, I'm not compelled to go get the next one in the series. I am giving the story itself 4 stars because I thought it ended rather abruptly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Robotic

Let me just preface this by saying that I LOVE the Samantha Moon stories. I've read them all. I was excited to see that this book was on audible as I love listening while I commute and I had already bought this book to read on kindle. The first 5 minutes of the audible I thought maybe the narrator would loosen up further into the book. Nope. It's robotic. Sounds like an automated voice and it's terrible. I wish I could get my money back that it's so bad. I couldn't listen any longer because it was ruining it for me.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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If you like to have Siri read to you, then you'll like this

This had to be automatically narrated by computer, there is no way an actual human being could read this way. I began to listen but just couldn't bear the jolting unnatural reading. I really wish I had read the reviews! Palm -forehead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The narrator sounded like a recording

I couldn't wait for the story to be over as the narrator was just awful, speaking choppy. A second grader could have read this better. I found the tale unbearable just because of the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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probably a better read than listen

I enjoyed this story even though I'm not so much into vampires. However the narrator sounded like an automaton and therefore seriously detracted from the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very poor narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have someone else do the narration. She was stiff and more than a few times I thought about reading the book instead of listening to the audio book.
The story was very interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

It was definitely an interesting vampire story.

What didn’t you like about Kathy Vogel’s performance?

She was stiff and halting. She would break at places that should have flowed.

Could you see Moon Bayou being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I think it has the possibility of being a tv series. Can't think of anyone in particular for the stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story, horrible narration!

Story was great..love to read Samantha Moon books and this side book was good. Looking forward to Book 2 and more tales of the past per se.

The one thing I could not handle was the narration. Why the switch from the awesome narration of Dina Pearlman who narrated Books 1-10 to this narrator Kathy Vogel?

Sorry, but I just could not get past the monotone in her voice and the inability ro capture the other characters in this book. At times I felt like I was being read the book by a really bad computer voice struggling with words.

At least Dina Pearlman knew how to define Samantha Moon in narration and could do that with other characters included in a book and bring them realistically to life to the listener.

I listen to Audible books daily and will have to pass up any in the future I might like narrated by Ms Vogel.

Mr. Rain if you are reading this review please please go back to Dina Pearlman for any Samantha Moon books as that is how we know her as an Audible listener.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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arrrrrrrrgggggggg my head

love the moon books but this narrator makes me want to smash my head in

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Intriguing

What did you love best about Moon Bayou?

I enjoyed the different character voices from the narrator and the pacing.

What did you like best about this story?

When Samantha finds out she's back in time... for sure.

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

I haven't, but I may in the future!

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

Samantha's sadness over the thought of never seeing her kids again.

Any additional comments?

Two ears up!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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this sounds like a horrible automated voice readin

this sounds like an automated voice reading. No tone change, unnecessary pauses. money back please