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Publisher's Summary

Back from the dead - and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter - inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.

©2015 WordFire Press (P)2015 WordFire Press

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Undead Detective lifeless narration

I tried to listen to this. I have read and loved the author's work in the past. I didn't make it past the first chapter. The narration is stilted, more like a radio announcer than a narrator. The rhythm is off, and it just feels clunky. To be fully honest on the review, as I said, I listened to less than the first chapter.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Narration is Dreadful

The book is good, but the narrator is no Phil Gigante! Very disappointing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 04-05-16

EHHHHHHHHHHH IT WAS OK!

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

maybe the print version...maybe not.I was bored at about ch3....

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

the whole story was just so so...so I was glad when it ended...

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was ok...but maybe not the right narrator for this one...

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

dumb question...

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free coy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

The firt story,I liked it was entertaining...at about ch3, I got soooo bored..and felt that way on and off through the rest of the book..YMMV....I may try book one with the other narrator, because I do like a good mystery...and I kind of like the writing style of this author...and see potential...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Narrator is a bit lifeless...

The narrator leaves a bit to be desired in this installment. The previous narrator, Phil Gigante, did a great job. Bring him back and the series will get renewed life!...And 5 stars!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Nice collection

I am a huge fan of the Dan Shamble PI series and have listened to every novel and read every novella available. If you haven't read the previous books, you should at least read/listen to the first before listening to this. It is not necessary to enjoy this one but it will give you more background. This book contains the short stories that are available separately as novellas. Since I am frugal, I read each .99 cent versions instead of using my audible credits to listen. When I got the chance to listen to the entire collection, I jumped for joy. Then after listening, my happy bubble was deflated a little. The stories are still great but Phil Gigante is not the narrator. This narration is ok, but not nearly as good. His voices are very different and his pace seems to stutter and be off at times. Still, this is a good listen and would have been worth using one of my precious credits; if I hadn't gotten the opportunity to listen for free.

"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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  • Lynn
  • Dayton, Oh, United States
  • 08-08-16

HORRIBLE with this narrator

Would you try another book from Kevin J. Anderson and/or Michael Gilboe?

Kevin Anderson yes - UNLESS it was read by Michael Gilboe

What was most disappointing about Kevin J. Anderson’s story?

The narration ruined everything I liked about the previous books. This one had Road Kill as a short story which I listened to the first time with Phil Gigante reading it. I couldn't stand it with Gilboe

What didn’t you like about Michael Gilboe’s performance?

Everything. He sounds like a bad impersonation of an exaggerated William Shatner when he does Dan. Robin, Chyene, MaGoo... all horrid. The harpy ... I can't go on. It's just horrid. I hope I can get a refund

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If i had read the book vs listening to it, I would have liked it.... right now, this narrator has ruined the series for me. Horrid.

A good narrator can just bring the story to life... and a bad one can kill it. Band move to change.

Any additional comments?

BRING BACK PHIL GIGANTE or I'm done.

Wish I could make sure Kevin Anderson saw this. I HAD been recommending the series to some friends

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The Puns! the PUNS!!!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Working Stiff?

Regrettably memorable: the Christmas puns. I had no idea that there were so many ways to mock Santa.Cheerfully memorable: The Dirty Harry impression. Michael Gilboe obviously has a lot of fun with the last story doing the 'Hairy Harry' character.

Was Working Stiff worth the listening time?

I listened to this while driving to and from work. My options are usually news radio, political talk radio, music stations that have been playing the same stuff for years and audiobooks. I found it lightly entertaining for that purpose and didn't feel any desire to go to another option. However, I also had no desire to listen to it outside of my car.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.I am a fan of Mr. Anderson's novels, but this is the first of the working stiff books that I had tried. I was excited to try this one out. For the most part I found it lightly entertaining for my daily commute, but I probably won't be getting any more working stiff stories. Mr. Anderson comes off as trying too hard to be funny. I enjoy puns quite a bit and I know he can write a enticing yarn, but this falls flat too often with everything being forced.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great tongue in cheek detective horror comedy

Great story. Have read many other books by this author but this was my first intro to his detective story. Highly recommend for all ages. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review.

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The other reader is better.

I love the stories, but getting used to this reader was difficult after listening to all the others with a different reader.

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The cases don't solve themselves.

And books don't read themselves either. I like this narrator ... just not as much as Phil Gigante. This guy does the stories justice in his own way. HE IS A GOOD PERFORMER, I just happen to prefer the other/previous narrator.
This is a collection of unconnected short stories, some of which have been previously published individually. I thoroughly enjoyed these stories.
I can't wait for Kevin Anderson to put out some more Dan Shamble tales to listen to.