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All of a Sudden Audiobook

All of a Sudden

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Publisher's Summary

On April 21, 2016, three vastly different individuals of different ages woke up on top of their graves. Each of them died on April 20 but in different years, and each of them had not aged since their untimely deaths.

One of them was Beverley Smith, a maid for the Bartons, a powerful Dallas family. The Bartons raped and murdered her in 1969. Her husband and son searched for her for over 40 years. Another was Frank Prescott, a wealthy owner of a famous restaurant chain, who died in 2010 from a heart attack after a confrontation with his son, who was embezzling money from his company. The third person was Madison Keller, a 14-year-old girl who died in a fire in 2007 along with her parents and other younger siblings.

The three struggled to acclimate themselves into a society that doubted their identity. People didn't believe them. People thought they were nuts. Beverley and Frank sought revenge against the tormentors who were responsible for their violent deaths. Madison, who feared being sent to an orphanage, searched for someone to care for her.

Like all of R.P. Wolff's novels, All of a Sudden is a pause resister with unexpected twists that keep the listener guessing.

©2017 R.P. Wolff (P)2017 R.P. Wolff

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    Ian 06-14-17
    Ian 06-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from R.P. Wolff and/or Danielle Brown?

    I feel as though I would be willing to give R.P. Wolff a chance on another book, but I'm not sure about Danielle Brown. Maybe if she did a straight read of a book, then I would consider it.


    What was most disappointing about R.P. Wolff’s story?

    The most disappointing thing about this book is that the premise was so interesting, but the story wasn't able to come close to matching the level of intrigue. I don't want to come across as overly harsh because I think the author has potential, but he just needs to keep honing his skills. There was quite a few errors, plot holes, and awkward sexual references that pulled me out of the story.


    What didn’t you like about Danielle Brown’s performance?

    I enjoyed Danielle's normal reading voice, and that's why I said I would give her another try on a straight read. However, in this story at least, her voices didn't mesh well with the characters. There were also numerous times in which she started doing a character voice, but then dropped the character voice within the same line of dialogue. I have no problem with narrators doing either straight reads or character voices, but they need to remain in the character's voice if they're doing the character's dialogue.


    What character would you cut from All of a Sudden?

    If I had to cut one of the bigger characters from this book, then it would be the 14 year old girl who came back to life. I understand her importance within the story because she is who connects Kevin to the other characters. However, unlike the other two characters who came back to life, her story is the least interesting and really peters out after the midway point of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this audiobook in return for my honest review. If the author reads this, then I hope you don't find this review too critical. I do wish you the best of luck, and I hope you keep writing. You have potential, but you need to keep working on your craft.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-04-17 Member Since 2015

    I listen all the time

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    "great story idea"

    I received this book free from ebalst and the author, and publisher , and this is my unbiased opion. The story was really good the author did a good job jumping from one character to another. the storyline was good as well. my only two criticisms are. the dialogue can be predictable in places. my main criticism is the narrator, she not very good. Her voices are bad, especially when she tries to sound like a man. it sounds like she is a teenager. if you can get past the narrator it really is a pretty good book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jey cee 06-03-17
    jey cee 06-03-17
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    What did you like best about this story?


    A murder mystery and paranormal intrigue with a touch of romance. I am drawn in from the beginning and will find it hard to put down.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    debbye scroggins 06-10-17

    Love, love, love audio books. They are practically my sole form of entertainment. Have been a fan for nearly two decades. Love them!

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    "Interesting plot..."
    What made the experience of listening to All of a Sudden the most enjoyable?

    The plot was very enjoyable. It was an unbelievable tale that the author made seem plausible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mostly, it is hard to say without spoiling the story. The weaving of the eras was done very well.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was not the smoothest. Perhaps a more experienced narrator could have enhanced the story more. She was not so bad as to keep me from listening to the book, but for much of the book, it was if I was listening to someone who was playing and giving voice to barbie dolls instead of good character impersonations. The delivery was very stiff and didn't flow smoothly most of the time.


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

    Perhaps. It was interesting enough to keep it playing.


    Any additional comments?

    There were some instances where the legal terminology was a little off putting. For instance the repeated use of squash a subpoena instead of quash caused a little annoyance, but I am probably being too particular.

    Additionally, better editing of the audio recording would have been appreciated. There were instances where sentences were repeated and the narrator made some mistakes. Simple and expected errors that could have been cleaned up in editing.

    I would likely read another of R.P. Wolff's books especially if the narration and editing was more professionally done.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Muraenidae 06-08-17
    Muraenidae 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    I really enjoyed the three story lines and thought the overall concept was great. I'm glad I had a chance to listen to them. My only complaint about the story was that from time to time the dialogue seemed a bit immature for the characters who were talking. Almost felt like B movie dialogue where it was forced and out of character. The constant whitey talk from the Smiths didn't seem necessary either.

    I really had a hard time with the narrator. I felt she did a decent job when not voicing the characters. It is just when she started reading the dialogue her tone and cadence didn't match the characters and made the conversations seem awkward.

    I really appreciate the opportunity to listen and review this book and will definitely check out more R.P. Wolff books, providing there is a different narrator.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Calinurseguy 06-04-17
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    "Great story ideas"
    What did you love best about All of a Sudden?

    I received this audiobook for free with the understanding that I would give an unbiased review


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole story and the narration could use minor 'tweaking' but overall a fun listening experience. I think that this is not for everyone but most people would really enjoy


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-22-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-22-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 395 helpful votes on Audible, own 635 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    "Intriquing Premise"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This may be the toughest audio book I've reviewed. It has starts and stops to the plot that could be really interesting yet often miss. Some of that is the writing. The narration just needed punched up too.


    If you’ve listened to books by R.P. Wolff before, how does this one compare?

    This is the third audio book from R.P. Wolff I've listened to and reviewed. It's pretty representative.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I'm sensitive to the narration in audio books. Probably like most listeners, I have favorites and some I can't get into at all. This falls nearest the latter description. First thing... There was a "thumping" as in a microphone that was too close to the speaker, for example. One that may be set to loud. I tried listening on higher end headphones and different quality bluetooth speakers and it was there throughout the listening.
    Often times, I can listen for awhile to a narrator, and "get used" to the performance. I get that different performances appeal to different listeners. When I took a break and returned to listening, I kept coming up against that "listening adjustment" and maybe it's just me, but I couldn't get into the story easily.


    Was All of a Sudden worth the listening time?

    That's the question! To me, it was difficult. Others may find it very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel that there is definitely something here for some listeners. There is a need for more focus and fitting the narrator to the stories.

    Despite my criticisms, thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work!

    A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Kansas 05-23-17
    April H. Kansas 05-23-17 Member Since 2010
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    "All of a Sudden"


    All of a Sudden
    by R.P. Wolff

    A murder mystery, wrapped in suspense and paranormal intrigue with a touch of romance for good measure. The reader is drawn in from the beginning and will find it hard to put down. I enjoyed this book so much I re-read it twice more.

    Good job R. P. Wolff, I look forward to more in the future,




    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Danielle Brown adds emotion and spirit to this book.



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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daman 06-21-17
    Daman 06-21-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Good, Interesting Story"
    Where does All of a Sudden rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Narration could have glued me in more, but overall a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie 06-21-17
    Nickie 06-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This One Of The Best Stories I Ever Heard!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of All of a Sudden to be better than the print version?

    I Didnt Care For The Narrator At All...So I Could Be Open To The Printed Version..


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The Plot Absolutely Kept Me On The Edge Of My Seat!!...It Was Very Believable And Exciting!!!


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

    With This Type Of Story... An Experienced Narrator Should Have Been Used...This Book Can Easily Become A Movie...It Was Just Too Good For A Below Average Narrator..


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

    Absolutely!!! This Book Is Just Over The Top Good...


    Any additional comments?

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
    6/15/17
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    "Disappointing."

    This was an interesting premise for a story, three people awaken on top of their graves on the same day, and although they had all died on the same date, their deaths had been several years apart and their graves were in the same city but not on the same site.

    First they have to convince themselves that they are alive, but that the year has drastically changed; then they must convince other people that they are who they claim to be and adjust to their new circumstances.
    In their previous existences, Frank had been the millionaire owner of a pizza company, Beverley was the coloured maid for a wealthy family and Madison had been just fourteen years old when a fire burned down her house and killed herself and her family.

    So, an interesting idea for a novel, but sadly, this book was poorly edited and the same words and phrases were repeated...and repeated. The dialogue was weak and the narrator was struggling, particularly with the male voices.
    I had agreed to review the audio version for Audiobook Boom and so I managed to complete it, but I'm afraid I would not read this author again, nor recommend it to others.

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