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Night of the Living Deed Audiobook

Night of the Living Deed

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Audible Editor Reviews

Amanda Ronconi narrates this humorous mystery with the vocal equivalent of an eye roll. While she doesn’t sound bored, she certainly sounds annoyed. But imagine her character’s predicament: She’s purchased an old crumbling Victorian on the Jersey shore, she’s fixing it up into a guesthouse, her precocious nine-year-old is hectoring, and now she finds out the Victorian is haunted!

Admittedly contrived, over-the-top, and including references that will be dated unto obscurity within the next decade or sooner, Night of the Living Deed seeks to achieve only one thing: Your temporary laughter and merriment at - or with - Ronconi’s eye-rolling voice.

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery - the getaway every reader can afford.

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

©2010 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Linda Casey Fernandina Beach, FL, US 05-09-15
    Linda Casey Fernandina Beach, FL, US 05-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ridiculous and Irritating"

    Read one review tat called this "Enjoyable." Had to have come from Author or Narrator. Did not even care about, "Who done it at the end." Wish I would have returned it after my initial reaction after the first chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Rebiskie 04-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So so story"

    Full of cliches and hard to believe decisions. Just pretty disappointing overall. If I hadn't dropped $4.00 on it I wouldn't have finished it. Narrator was good though, would like to hear her in a story that wasn't this stretched.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 03-16-15
    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 03-16-15
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    "A Nice Fun Read"

    This is a "make you chuckle" read. I didn't give it a five because some sections were slow. However the characters are fun and interesting even though somewhat cliche. I hope to see the writing evolve with each book. I enjoyed the story and am definitely going to download the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trish Vidal 02-24-15
    Trish Vidal 02-24-15
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    "Just Okay - hope the next ones are better"
    Would you try another book from E.J. Copperman and/or Amanda Ronconi?

    Unsure


    Would you ever listen to anything by E.J. Copperman again?

    Unsure


    Did Amanda Ronconi do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not really, her voice was tiring at times and not enough difference between characters


    Did Night of the Living Deed inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was tough to finish

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janie 02-02-15
    Janie 02-02-15
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    "Original, funny, light-weight story"

    Terrific book The story was fun with some pleasant surprises around every bend. Every now and then, it's nice to listen to a book that's not heavy and demanding. This was original and captivating, but then I'd probably enjoy listening to box labels if Amanda Ronconi was narrating.

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    David Block 01-30-15
    David Block 01-30-15
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    "Give it a try."

    I enjoyed the book. Very light and easy to listen to. My negative comment, which entirely personal, some people might find this a plus, is when Alison's gets too wordy about a back story in the middle of something happening. I like detail, so what I mean is when it involves chatter and not historic detail, or meaningful detail.
    I'll probably try another of the books though.

    David

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 09-15-14
    Farrell 09-15-14
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    "Good start to a series"

    Pretty good first book in a series. Clean, with good storytelling. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'll continue with the series.

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    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 09-10-14
    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 09-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story! Very entertaining!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Night of the Living Deed to be better than the print version?

    I don't know since I've never read the book, but the audio was very good because I liked the dry humor of the reader acting as the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The tongue in cheek type of story-telling that made the story much more interesting. I liked that the ghosts each had their own quirks and personalities and how they seemed "real" even though they were ghosts.


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

    Definitely the speaking style! You wouldn't get that by reading it yourself.


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

    I would have like to, but I ended up listening to it in sessions as I was working.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story with a twist!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy Lake Worth, FL 09-10-14
    Patsy Lake Worth, FL 09-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Who ever thought Ghost Stories could be fun!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would recommend this book, it is fun and quirky


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its hard to pick just one favorite character, Alison the main character is great I like her. But Maxie the ghost is quirky and moody and you do not know what to expect from her, that makes her very interesting. Over all I would say Maxie is my favorite character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of my favorite scene was when Alison found out that her daughter and mother have been seeing ghost for years and keeping it from her.
    Another was when she was on the ladder and she falls and the bucket of plaster fell off and bopped her on the head and she thought she was hallucinating when she saw see through people.


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

    Oh yes, I wanted to listen to this book in one sitting and I did :) I started it in the AM while I was crocheting and by evening I was ordering book 2 :)


    Any additional comments?

    The reason I chose this series was solely because of Amanda Ronconi. She is my favorite narrator. For me she makes the books come alive and plus all the authors she narrates for have an awesome sense of humor in there writings. This book and series get full stars and two thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14
    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14
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    "Hauntingly Good"
    What made the experience of listening to Night of the Living Deed the most enjoyable?

    i loved the vibrancy of the Jersey Shore Life, which was almost another charecter in the story. The narrator brings this story to life with an entertaining performance.


    What other book might you compare Night of the Living Deed to and why?

    Its kind of like Sookie Stackhouse minus the vampire plus ghost and set in Jersey.


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

    i love Amanda Ronconi, she is most likely my fav narrator. I think she best personifies the Jane Jameson books, but she definetley does justise to E. L. Copperman's work


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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