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Yonder Audiobook

Yonder: A Southern Haunting, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken-hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a dire haunting from an unknown child, and a deadly mystery that only she can solve. Yonder is the perfect Southern treat for fans of tangled romance, spooky mysteries, and down home cooking. Taking place in the 1940s on the cusp of World War II, Yonder promises a lovely glimpse of an era that was all too short.

©2015 LeeAnne Hansen (P)2016 LeeAnne Hansen

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    Nia Wright 04-17-16
    Nia Wright 04-17-16
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    "Gothic Ghost Story with a Touch of Romance"
    If you could sum up Yonder in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Gothic Romance


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Benjamin, he's a kind and caring man who does his best to do right by everyone.


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

    This is her debut performance, I'll definitely be listening to more of her work in future!


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

    It was! I valiantly tried to, but 10 hours is a little much even for me...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Book,Books and More Books 04-10-16
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    "I felt as if I was right there, inside the story!"
    If you could sum up Yonder in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery,Intrigue,Romance


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is just a really good Southern Ghost Story! You don't find many of those anymore.


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

    LeeAnne's voice is made for reading stories! With every word I fell more into the story.


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

    The beginning. The descriptions.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the book and I have now listened to the Audible. And I will read and listen to them many more times I am sure! I would have no hesitation about recommending this title. I have already loaned my book more than once.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 07-25-17
    Jan 07-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Romance, Mystery, and a Ghost!"

    The author/narrator were new to me in this wonderful book. I really enjoyed all of the twists this story had and could visualize so much. The story moved along well and was well plotted. The author did a great job with the character development and was able to pull me in. I enjoyed the setting of this book (Mississippi pre-WWII) as I have not listened to many in this background. There is so much more than a love story to this book. The author wove hope, love, redemption, suspense, family secrets, and a ghost all into a great book. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with a review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Tulsa, OK 05-24-16
    Michael Tulsa, OK 05-24-16
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    "A good listen"

    I drive a lot for my job. Maybe 20 hours a week, so I DEVOUR audiobooks. This one was definitely worth the listen. Narration was great, audio quality is great, and story line kept my interest all the way through and I am looking forward to the next installment. Plus it always adds something when the author does the narration in my opinion. That's what surprised me about the audio and narration quality. You don't always get that too when the author narrates. That is what bumped it all up to five stars for me. :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor California 05-11-16
    Taylor California 05-11-16
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    "Wonderful & Captivating!"
    Would you listen to Yonder again? Why?

    Of course - I loved the feeling of "being there" and always wanted to know what was coming next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took me to a time and place that I could imagine well and I enjoyed listening to every word, wondering what was going to happen next. What could be better than romance, mystery AND some ghostly haunting!


    What about LeeAnne Hansen’s performance did you like?

    LeeAnne made it quite clear which character's were speaking and her use of a southern accent brought realism to the story. Her voice is pleasant and she speaks clearly and at a good pace so that every word is well understood.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Southern charm with a mix of romance and ghostly adventures.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful experience for my first audio book! LeeAnn's performance made it so I couldn't stop listening - what a pleasure to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Fischer New York 05-05-16
    Stephanie Fischer New York 05-05-16
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    "One of my favorite"

    I have a full review my thoughts on this books on Amazon and goodreads. But this is better than I expected. LeeAnne really brought Isabelle and all the characters to life with her voice. I enjoyed listening to this book on my train rides. The humor in her voice as I sat on the subway had me smirking a great deal of time. I cannot recommend this book enough to everyone. Whether you buy the kindle version or the audio version, it's a great story! ❤️❤️👍🏻

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fat kid with a girl's name 04-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Yonder was a great story"
    What did you love best about Yonder?

    I'm a big fan of a thriller that gives you everything you need to figure what's going on without spelling it out for you. I didn't figure it out but at the end of the story my wife did. The nostalgia of the story as it moved through the years leading up to WWII was a lot of fun. My wife and I were both very impressed that the author read the story as the way that she did. I don't believe I've heard her read before, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that she was a professional audio book reader.


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

    Normally my wife and I watch movies when we fly but we were super excited to listen to Yonder on our way to New Orleans recently. We were totally let down, however, when our rental car wouldn't play the book through the bluetooth. Fortunately, we had another long flight back.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra 10-22-17
    Deedra 10-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Yonder"

    This was a really good book.Isobel has had no luck on her birthday,ever.When her mothr dies she is left with a father who just wants her out of the way.She has two boys in her life from an early age.They both decide they want her and it never seems to work out.Oh and there is a ghost boy who shows up when Isobel is in trouble.It is a twisted tale of family and murder narrated nicely by the author.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Listener 09-28-17
    Listener 09-28-17
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    "Good book, story and narration!"

    I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review

    I really enjoy this book, it wasn't quite what I had expected, however, it was a good ghost story with some romance.

    Poor Isabel.. Birthdays are not for her,. there is always something that goes wrong with them.

    This story had an unexpected ending which was a nice surprise.

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    Heather North Indiana 08-19-17
    Heather North Indiana 08-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Unique ghost story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, interesting story and great narrator.


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

    Since she's the author it seemed that she could portray the characters exactly as she imagined them, which brings further depth to the story.


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

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story, it was a unique blend of historical and a ghost story. I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
    9/25/17
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    "Bad birthdays."

    I hadn't expected to enjoy this audiobook as much as I did. Although it was a bit slow to get going, it built throughout to a skillful ending. I was glad I was listening to the audiobook, excellently narrated by the author.

    Set during the build-up to WWII, the scene is set to follow Isabel Delilah Jones through a number of catastrophic birthdays and the fall-out from these dismal celebrations.
    After the death of her mother, she is raised by a tyrannical father and runs away on her eighteenth birthday, to start a new life in New York. She doesn't return to her family home until the death of her father, who leaves a bizarre inheritance to his family and friends.
    I loved the chapter where the inheritance is explained, I listened to it twice so as not to miss anything.

    The characters were fascinating, especially Isabel and her two admirers, Charles and Benjamin. There is also a ghost, a young boy named Eli, whose identity we learn towards the end of the book. He is such a sad, bereft little boy, searching for his mother.

    There are a few questions left unanswered and although I know there is a sequel where they may eventually be explained, this was still frustrating. Hopefully this will also be available on Audible, as I'd love to have it read to me by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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