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Grave Sight Audiobook

Grave Sight: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Grave Sight draws listeners into the intriguing world of Harper Connelly, a woman with a unique gift: she can "see" the deceased and how they died.

A teenage girl from a small Ozarks town is missing and feared dead. Hired by local police, Harper locates the girl's body in a nearby forest. But there's more than one corpse in those woods, and the second one raises questions no one wants to ask. Soon Harper and her stepbrother/assistant, Tolliver, are under suspicion. All they want is to get out of town, but they will have to clear their reputations first.

Charlaine Harris writes best-selling mysteries described by Booklist as "gripping and spicy", and praised by the Denver Post for their "goofy charm".

And hear more from the Harper Connelly series!

©2005 Charlaine Harris; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A strong debut that will have readers dying for more." (Booklist)
"Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters. A nifty puzzle toward the end will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Henrietta, NY, United States 03-01-13
    Amazon Customer Henrietta, NY, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I expected"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Alyssa Bresnahan?

    I've read all of Charlaine's Sookie Stackhouse series. I wanted to try the Harper Connelly series since the Sookie series is coming to an end.


    If you’ve listened to books by Charlaine Harris before, how does this one compare?

    I have not listen to any of Charlaine Harris books. This is the first.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan?

    Maybe.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not. Maybe if it was on DVD or and HBO Series, I'd watch it.


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    Jennie 02-27-13
    Jennie 02-27-13 Member Since 2016

    Author. Audiobook lover. UberGeek.

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    "Not Sookie Stackhouse part 2"

    I have mixed feelings about this book. I think Alyssa Bresnahan did a great job in narration. I think her voice lent well to Harper. I have to admit, I was a little off-put by what I thought was a very monotone performance, but after the book was over, I really felt Alyssa had captured the Main character, Harper and I couldn't imagine here being voiced by anyone else.

    Harper and Tolliver are not really sleuths, they seem to be drug into these situations kicking and screaming. Harris seemed to waiver from time to time. Are they trying to solve the mystery? or Are they just helpless by-standers caught in the cross-fire.

    I found Harper to be weird and not in the good way. If you picked up this book because you loved the light hearted, peppy Sookie Stackhouse, then you will be disappointed. Harper was a little hard to relate to, but am starting to warm up to her. I hope that continues in the next book. She's strong and has a sharp wit, but at the same time seems totally dependent on her step-brother, to the point of not being able to function without him. I'm having a really hard time with her relationship with Tolliver, her step-brother. I don't think it's health. Yes I know...not related, were teens when the parents hooked up....but still I'm a little off-put by it and the total dependency Harper has on him.

    There is a lot of backstory to this book. We learn a wealth of details about the characters childhood, outside of the accident of Harper's that gave her the gift of body location. While I really enjoy the fleshing out of characters. There was a lot for such a short book.

    Over all I enjoyed the book. The story was a fast listen and I rushed to get the next. I have high hopes that the characters will develop more and they will jump into the mystery solving business with both feet (no more wavering).

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-22-13
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2013

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    "I've read every Sookie Stackhouse so I tried this"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Defiantly, Charlaine Harris is a wonderful writer of para-normal stories. This series is a real twist on the para-normal. I got this because it was a sale book but I will get the rest of the books because the story line and Ms Harris seem to really hit a home run


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

    The story has so many twists and turns you never really were sure up until the second to last chapter as to what was going on. It was a real paranormal mystery thriller to the end


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

    I thought she did a fine job and look forward to the next book in seeries


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

    There were several but if I mention it will be spoilers and it is a mystery and can't give away the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms Harris is a fantastic writer, short stories, Sookie and now Harper. Even if you use a credit it is well spent with this book.

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    M. Pelland Northern Illinois 02-17-13
    M. Pelland Northern Illinois 02-17-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Good book, mediocre performance"

    I wouldn't listen to this recording again because the narration went from just ok to annoying. For the first quarter of the book, the reader's cadence was so slow and halting that I almost put the book down. She seemed to get in to it after a while, but her style was still halting and not confident. She tended to mispronounce words and put the wrong cadence on words that were emphasized. Will avoid her. As for the story...entertaining, well written, great characters. Not as clever as the Sooki series, a bit more of a serious detective-type tale, but very entertaining. I'll read the next one in the series in a print or Kindle version.

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    Archer 02-11-13
    Archer 02-11-13
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    "It held my interest"
    What did you like best about Grave Sight? What did you like least?

    It's a good story that held my interest although I had the parts put together about a 1/3 of the way in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved when she talks about how she does her work.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I'd most likely see the film. I love Charlaine Harris-styled story's


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    Samantha Minnetonka, MN 02-05-13
    Samantha Minnetonka, MN 02-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Love to listen to historical fiction, paranormal, romance, and general fiction while commuting. Audiobooks help make the drive bearable!

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    "Little bit of mystery, little bit of paranormal"
    Where does Grave Sight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a fun, light read. I've listened to quite a few books - while this doesn't crack my top favorites list, I still found it enjoyable, and occasionally found myself staying in the car longer than necessary to hear a bit more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grave Sight?

    Imaging Harper and Hollis at the gospel choir while Tolliver likely pouted at the motel was pretty funny.


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

    I haven't heard her other books, but I can say I think she did well with a slow southern drawl.


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

    I laughed out loud at a few points. I did get pretty annoyed by some of Harper's tics.


    Any additional comments?

    Charmaine Harris usually writes enjoyable books, and this one didn't disappoint. It was worth a credit to me.

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    Qbee7 02-04-13
    Qbee7 02-04-13

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    "MORE Harper Connelly, please...!"
    What made the experience of listening to Grave Sight the most enjoyable?

    I'd give just about ANYTHING from Charlaine Harris a try since I LOVED the complete Southern Vampire series. The story had enough believable twists & turns to keep me listening to the end


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the story used the main character's "gift" to best advantage to move the story along. After all, someone who can "know" ONLY how a deceased person died has a limited range of "special" information to offer, so a lot of the story moves along by her intuition, her chutzpah, her wit and happenstance.


    What about Alyssa Bresnahan’s performance did you like?

    Good pacing, but the first thing I noticed was that the voice sounded "older" than 24 yrs old; maybe I'm just too accustomed to the perky, sassy voice of Johanna Parker who narrates Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries (True Blood) series.


    Any additional comments?

    The premise & main character (Harper) are intriguing enough to draw me into more Harper Connelly stories!

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    Anonymous Buyer United States 12-12-12
    Anonymous Buyer United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not as entertaining as Sookie"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    After reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels, I decided to continue with Charlaine Harris because I liked her style. A positive about this book is that it is very well written and is definitely more mature than the Sookie novels, but the negative couldn't overshadow the positive. This book started off very interesting but after an hour I began having a hard time listening because it became boring. Unfortunately, it continued to be a letdown. Never really drew me in like Gillian Flynn would. Overall, I would consider this book one of my least favorite.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A poor climax that took forever to achieve.


    What didn’t you like about Alyssa Bresnahan’s performance?

    She did not sound like a woman in her early 20s which made it hard for me to see the character as being her age.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The relationship between Harper Connolly and her brother bordered on incestuous which was very uncomfortable, to say the least. I found myself cringing everytime there was an instance of them touching.


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    kathy Ledyard, CT, United States 10-17-12
    kathy Ledyard, CT, United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, not the best narration"

    I chose this book after finishing the Sookie Stackhouse series, which I loved. I knew from the description that this would be darker and more serious but I still had hopes. I did enjoy the story but had it figured out about an hour before the end of the book. The narrator's voice didn't match the character. She didn't sound in her early 20's, plus her voice has a nasal quality which was distracting and at times made me rethink wanting to finish the book. It's not that she's a bad narrator, but perhaps would be better for non-fiction. She sounds as if she has a head cold, plus her voice lacks animation if that makes any sense.

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    Shannon 10-05-12
    Shannon 10-05-12
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    "Fine"
    Any additional comments?

    It was okay... The Sookie Stackhouse series is by far better than this book and the first aurora Teagarden book. I was not very attached to the characters by the end and the predictability of the plot made it seem to drag out too long. However, I will give the second book a chance.

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