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We predict amazing success for this brand-new mystery series starring Psychic Abby Cooper.

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

Psy Chic: listen to more Psychic Eye mysteries.
©2004 Victoria Laurie (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Joie
  • California
  • 06-09-10

Cute. Maybe too Cute?

The concept is refreshing and this book would have recieved a much higher rating except for two very irritating factors: the narrator's voice is much too old for the character and "liar, liar, pants on fire" was vastly over used. PULEESE!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 10-08-15

Very Light Mystery.

I would rate this book at a 3.5. There were parts I liked and parts that were eye rolling inducing. This story was slightly amusing which I liked, a very light read. The "liar, liar pants on fire," was a bit annoying, only because it was constantly said. Abby was bit of a bitch, but that is not necessarily a bad thing and of course she does some incredible stupid things. There is no sex in this story if that is what you are looking for, but I can't guarantee that for future books. I wouldn't spend a credit on any more from this series, but I would get the next book if there was a sale. Narrator is okay, not as bad as all the reviewers were complaining about, but she does make Abby sound like everything is a joke to her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Really disliked the main character

*mild spoilers*
I really wanted to like this book and author because I enjoy getting into a series. The narrator mispronounced a lot of words and was very inconsistent with the character voices so it was hard to know who was saying what, like when a character randomly gets a weird accent for 2-3 lines and then goes back to normal. What turned me off most from this book and author was the main character, Abby. Her whole motivation for hunting down the killer is guilt for being grumpy and rude to her client who ends up murdered. The author gave her plenty of those stupid/forgetful moments to move the plot along, but seriously, how could someone "not find time" to charge her cell phone for nearly 3 days? Then when Abby figures out who the killer is she refuses to call the detective because she's mad at him. The worst part for me was a scene at her sister Kat's house, which could have easily been left out as it had nothing to do with the plot. Abby uses her psychic abilities to hatch a vindictive and down right mean plot against someone who was trying to make Kat look bad. So the seemingly sweet and plucky Abby was also stupid, petty, and spiteful. In my opinion these flaws did not make her human and relatable, they just made me dislike her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Slow plot development

Excessive dialogue did not advance the plot. I kept hitting the 15 s button. If you are more in to the psychic than the mystery you might like it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Fun Story, Not So Fun Narrator

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

Absolutely, the story is good and I really enjoy Victoria's writing style. She always keeps me interested in what's going to happen next, and I like the developing relationships. But I would probably recommend it as a regular book or ebook.

Would you be willing to try another one of Elizabeth Michaels’s performances?

Probably not. She sounds like my grandmother -- an odd choice for a character who's supposed to be in her early 30s. I'm from Michigan, where the story takes place, and she does not sound like she's from Michigan. More like New York or New Jersey (yesterday is pronounced yes-ti-day?). She sometimes sounds super cutesy or like she's talking to children, and the emotions are fairly flat. She sounds the same when she's frightened as when she's happy. I'm listening to the samples of the others in the series to see if it gets any better or if I'm switching to the ebooks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Start

This feels like a great start to a great series. The main character is very likeable right away and the story sucked me in. This is a very easy breezy read with a nice twist... Perfect for summer reading!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nice change of pace...

This isn't my genre, and normally I'd give any book with the word "psychic" in it a wide berth, but it was a "Daily Deal", and I've had good luck with those, so I went for it.

I liked it. This isn't great literature, you understand, but as a nice, casual, interesting summer listen, something a little different, it was more than fine. The "psychic" element in the book didn't come off as weird or kooky, but merely as interesting. All in all, it had a well-constructed plot, interesting characters, and was well narrated.

The ultimate test? If I came across another Abby Cooper book, I'd probably go for it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Really fun listen, hilarious!

Would you listen to Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye again? Why?

I hadn't heard of Victoria Laurie before listening to this, the first in the Psychic Eye series, and it was such a gem to find.

Since this book, I've listened to a lot more in the series, or read them in ebook format. Love this series, but this, the first, is my favourite!

What other book might you compare Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye to and why?

The Charley Davidson "Grave" series by Darynda Jones - like the Psychic Eye, these books have a funny female investigator with supernatural or special powers.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Michaels – was your favorite?

Abby, for sure - but this is probably because she is the first-person narrator of the book.

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

It was so funny, and very light, and entertaining. It was just what I needed to pick me up at that time.

Any additional comments?

If you feel like a nice, light listen, with a funny narrator who has a knack for sticky situations, and a sexy potential love interest in the FBI, and if you don't mind laughing out loud when listening in public, get this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Just an o.k. story

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

I had read the negative reviews on here before this purchase, however, I enjoyed the ghoul series so much that I thought this might really appeal to me....not so much.
This book was simply annoyingly repetitive. I will stick with this author though and just focus on the ghoul series instead as that one is cute and funny!

What could Victoria Laurie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Laurie could have come up with some new phrases besides...liar, liar pants on fire....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good start

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book, for the most part. The story had enough twists to keep it interesting. So far I'm liking the characters. Can see that it is definitely the beginning of a series, and maybe the authors first published work? Lots of potential and I'm looking forward to the others.

I'm disappointed to see it's the same narrator for the whole series. She has a great voice and I think could have carried the story without trying to "voice" certain emotions/inflections. When she tries to make Abby do a girlie squeal, or make a flirty thought or comment, or get sarcastic - for me she misses the boat entirely. There was one scene between Abby and her sister and I almost shut the book off at that point it sounded so weird. I'm glad I didn't, but still. Hoping the narration grows too. So far I agree with the other reviewers, worth plowing through the awkward narration parts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful