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Trying to Live with the Dead Audiobook

Trying to Live with the Dead: The Veil Diaries, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Hi, I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on.

So...okay, I'm not your average 17-year-old girl.

For years I've been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I'm moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I'm finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I've been missing out on. Right?

Well, if this one bitch of a ghost could leave me alone on campus that would be great. Especially since I haven't told my new friends about my abilities. Can you believe this? Five good-looking guys practically adopt me on my first day of school and I still think they're a bit nuts for it. Now if I can only keep my life with the dead from mixing with my normal life everything would be great. Yeah...I don't see that happening either. But I'm going to give it a shot.

Who knows? It might work.

©2016 B. L. Brunnemer (P)2017 Tantor

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    I really loved this story. I am not a young adult but the story still appealed to me even though it's high school aged kids as characters. I loved the paranormal mixed in with everyday struggles. It was both funny and fast paced at times. The connection between Lexi and the boys is both sweet and hysterical. The narration was great and I listened almost continuously. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommended !

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    I love this book, loved even more being able to listen to it!! can't wait for the rest.

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    "Must have"

    Love being able to listen while I drive I was counting down the days till the release.

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    "such a awesome story!!!"

    oh please say there will be more, left me hanging on hope for more. loved the charectors, the story, the narrator. I highly recommend this book!!!!

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    Tammy Bowen 08-03-17
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    love this book. nice story line, makes you feel like you are a part of what is happening.

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    "Cringe-worthy"

    Wow, that story had me wincing and rolling my eyes the entire time. It had a lot of potential at first but quickly became unrealistic. In real life, boys do not act this way. People don’t act this way just after days from meeting someone. The main character’s attitude annoyed the crap outta me. It reminded me of a manga story: reverse harem if you will. That much unsupervised parental supervision is unreal. And why is everyone in the story hot? In real life, there’s some uglies in there. And all the boys were super fit? They didn’t workout even once as a group. And since when does the dark, rebel, bad boy hang out with the football player who also hangs out with the tech nerd? And they’re all gonna sleep together in one place, 5 hot guys and 1 hot girl yet everything is innocent? It was just so unrealistic and it annoyed the shit out of me and I feel like I wasted my time and money.

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    "Interesting story looking for more"

    I loved it. I did not have a hard time following the story at all. It was very interesting and had funny moments that kept the story alive. The narrator was excellent until it changed to the guy. But that could be me.. as I was use to the lady then this guy....So when she came back I was good. I am going to book two to see where else this story goes!

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    "Started Well, Ended In Wining"

    The book started well. The story line was promising. And then the characters spent the whole rest of the book wining. I kept waiting for it to be just temporary, but it was pervasive and incessant. The main character is supposed to be 17, but the dialog is preteen and predictable.

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    "Great book!"

    I was on the fence about downloading this one, but I'm so glad I did. the story is original as well, not another "famous story" with different names. loved it

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    The story had potential, but I just hated the way it was written. I would get annoyed and turn it off. I struggled to finish it.

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    "Best book/audio ever"

    This series is one of the best audios I have ever listened to. The narrator has a beautiful tone of voice which is full of expression and life, she reads fluidly and her voice is soothing to the ear. So good is the quality and voice that I get sucked right into the book, it's relaxing and exciting all at once. The male narrator at the end also has a great tone of voice and it is nice to get the guys perspective in a male voice

    I have listened to this audio on more than one occasion and will be listening again in the future. The storyline is epic and one of the best written series I have read so far

    If you want a great story with a fantastic audio then get this one as to be honest it does not really get any better than this

    Ten stars if I could

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    "Better in audio than pixels "

    The storyline for this book is good - girl who can see the dead goes to live with her uncle; makes friends with some cool guys and when they realise what she can do they stick with her - which is good because the Veil that the dead pass through is broken and everything is going pear-shaped.
    Issues with the print version get smoothed out somewhat in audio - you can't tell where the wrong homonym is used (there vs. their) & poor sentence structure where it's hard to tell who's speaking gets covered up leaving the listener to concentrate on the actual story.
    There is some word repetition where the same word appears 3 or 4 times in the same sentence and that can be jarring but the narration itself was good and there were nice tonal differences between the characters so you could tell who was speaking after listening for a little while.
    I have got the next book, because as I said - the story is good & so is the narration - there were just some minor irritations (but far less than were apparent in the written form).

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