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Editorial Reviews

”Bond displays her usual lively writing, great dialogue, and enticing humor.” ( Booklist)

Publisher's Summary

A LOL romantic mystery!

You always find your mojo in the last place you look for it... When a female attorney relocates to the quaint town of Mojo, Louisiana to take over the practice of a dead man, she thinks the welcome gift on her office doorstep is sweet...until she opens it to find a voodoo doll! After a horrible death occurs that's a little too close for comfort, she can no longer ignore the power of the evil doll...and frantically realizes her secret past might be catching up with her.

If you're looking for a little magic in your life, read Voodoo Or Die!

©2006 Stephanie Bond, Inc. (P)2013 Stephanie Bond, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“In this action-packed story, Bond mixes a fine mystery with romance and a bit of mysticism to create a bang-up tale.” ( Romantic Times Book Reviews)
”An entertaining tale with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end." ( Romance Reviews Today)
“Ms. Bond's characters come to life in this tense, funny, and passionate story. Reading her books always makes you smile, and this is no exception.” ( Huntress Reviews)

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Waste of a credit and 10 hours of my life

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was superficial, the writing mediocre at best, plot was flimsy and cliched.During a scene describing a sexual encounter, the term is "his velvety knob" was actually used. Srsly? The characters are paper thin, and after a while, I could not keep them all straight; there is not really enough to distinguish one from the other.The protagonist is in the witness protection program, and supposedly has had years of training, but is constantly making references to her past life. She's been in WitSec for over 10 years, but upon meeting residents of the town she has moved into, she inexplicably introduces herself by her former name. The first half of the novel is full of improbable oopsies.Some horrific crime had occurred in the town prior to the character moving there, and constant references are made to "the victims and families", but there is never the slightest explanation of what happened. Maybe it is in another one of the author's books, but I found these constant references really annoying, and I have no interest whatsoever in finding out what happened.

What was most disappointing about Stephanie Bond’s story?

The characters were underdeveloped, the story flimsy and not really coherent, it was not funny in the least. And the ending was just too syrupy sweet and tidy-also completely and utterly predictable.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator stunk, mispronouncing a few words; not a regional difference, but really screwing it up. Garage came out as "graaaadge" The protagonist's voice was awful too-it sounded like a bad parody of a vapid country club social climber.

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

No. It was wretched.

Any additional comments?

If I could give it negative stars, I would have.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • 02-25-14

Who talks like that??

In addition to odd pronunciations of some words, the narrator does a terrible job with voices, makes characters sound like poorly-done caricatures. Her rendition of the protagonist makes her sound like a pretentious biddy twice the age the story indicates. Much of the humor is lost in the narrator's poor delivery. I feel like the book would have been far more entertaining if I had picked up the print version.

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Good story - did not enjoy the narrarator

What would have made Voodoo or Die better?

A different narrator. Mispronounced words and the voice for the protagonist sounded like an old lady with a sinus infection.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was okay. Predictable...easy read that I can listen to while I work.

How could the performance have been better?

A southern narrator if the setting is going to be in the south. Learn to say garage and dour. You can go online and to the English Oxford dictionary and listen to how they are pronounced.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Voodoo or Die?

The sex scenes were tedious and to long. It's okay to leave something to the imagination. We don't need that much detail about who put what where and how they swirled it.

Any additional comments?

I will listen to more books from this author if there is a different narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • JEAN
  • nederland, TX, United States
  • 09-16-14

omg love this series

love love love it the only thing then narrator needs to learn how to say garage. your in the south learn the lingo.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Yvonne
  • Miami, FL, United States
  • 07-31-14

No story + no reader + no characters = No Fun!

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

Probably not. The story was disjointed. Instead of fleshing out the characters (including those from the first book in this series), they all became caricatures - I couldn't relate to any of them.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephanie Bond? Why or why not?

Yes, I'd try another book. Maybe this one was just hexed.

What three words best describe Maureen Jones’s voice?

Wrong, distracting, odd

Was Voodoo or Die worth the listening time?

No, I skipped some sections.

Any additional comments?

The story was disjointed, and the reader's accent (Canadian maybe?) and character voices were distracting. None of the voices matched the descriptions of the characters. I thought the main character was an older woman (based on the first novel in this series) because of the voice given to her by the reader in both books. Disappointed all around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Colleen
  • Panama City, FL United States
  • 07-01-17

Voodoo or Die

A fun read with great characters and the audio was good. This is book 2. I'll be looking for Book 3.

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The town of Mojo gets better with every story

After finishing the first book in the series, I immediately purchased this one and was not disappointed. I loved this one even better than the first one mainly because I felt more attached to the romantic story line in this one. I really wanted them to get the happy ending.

The author did a good job of keeping the quirky feel of Mojo but without having to read the first book before reading this one. The supporting characters didn't lose any of their spunk.

The only complaint I have on this book is the narrator's attempt at the "cover accent" of the main character. It could be a little distracting while listening to the book. I wish there were more books in this series to little to.

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canadian narrating a book set in Louisiana

the book itself was great. my problem is thag the reader is obviously Canadian because she pronounced several words differently. and it made the experience inauthentic.

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Darn! Same narrator!

I liked this story as well but my same review from the first book applies to this one as well.

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Hard to finish...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Main characters "voice" is unbearable. Maybe if their were no garages. ...i cringe each time the word is used.

Would you recommend Voodoo or Die to your friends? Why or why not?

No.... again...see above

Would you be willing to try another one of Maureen Jones’s performances?

Not unless it is free. I would have been extremely dissatisfied had i paid full price or wasted a credit on this....

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Voodoo or Die?

Any use if the word garage, and the sex scenes. Hard to buy tthat anyone would want to spend special time with such an irritating whiner.

Any additional comments?

Please....please....dont waste my money. We get it, you're a "thespian" but when your listeners are praying that your main character is the victim so that the voice goes away.....yeah. not good.

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  • Gail
  • 11-11-14

the narration is painful to listen to

What did you like best about Voodoo or Die? What did you like least?

How on earth did they come up with the voice for the main character? She sounds like a uptight old spinster and this does not gel with the storyline at all

What was most disappointing about Stephanie Bond’s story?

The narration

Would you be willing to try another one of Maureen Jones’s performances?

Have listened to one other and that was entertaining

Did Voodoo or Die inspire you to do anything?

Yes turn it off without finishing it