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Dead Spots Audiobook

Dead Spots

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When LA’s vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything — or anyone — that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the city’s paranormal activity. One night when she’s called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: he’ll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the city’s chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now it’ll take more than Scarlett’s unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.

©2012 Melissa F. Olson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Eveline Camden, MI, United States 10-31-16
    Eveline Camden, MI, United States 10-31-16 Member Since 2015

    Evie

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    "I am divided"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I thought it was a good flow, but the story was very predicable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Melissa F. Olson before, how does this one compare?

    No I haven't


    What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

    I think she did a good job overall


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't hate this book, actually listened to it within two days. I liked the characters and the idea of the book, it was just a bit predicable. I figured the plot out very quickly. Therefor I am not really sure, if I will read book 2 in this series.

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    wags 10-02-16
    wags 10-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great boook"

    cool vampire and werewolves story. easy read and nicely thought through. Hope the rest of the series holds up

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    Susan 09-04-16
    Susan 09-04-16
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    interesting storyline with imaginative Old World characters great narrator keeps you on the edge of your seat recommend reading this book!

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    Lisa Harris USA 08-27-16
    Lisa Harris USA 08-27-16

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    "A great start to this series"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Spots the most enjoyable?

    It's always better listening to a book if you've got a good narrator as they make the characters more real in your mind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scarlet, because she has to endure a lot and she still has strength and fire.


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

    Scarlet: The Null


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Jacques Near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 07-04-16
    Kate Jacques Near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 07-04-16 Member Since 2006
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    "For teenage girls, marketed in wrong category"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage twerpy girls


    If you’ve listened to books by Melissa F. Olson before, how does this one compare?

    It hits the toilet. I liked her other series, but an adult narrated that one. I will return it without finishing it. I only lived through the first one as far as I did because I have a big yard to mow.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Seriously. The narrator detracted seriously by using that whiney teenage valley girl accent that lilts up at the end of each sentence. Wanted to slap her. There might have been a story in there somewhere. I never saw it.


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

    No.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MichaelS 07-04-16
    MichaelS 07-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Arg.. constant vocal fry"
    Would you listen to Dead Spots again? Why?

    This isn't a book I would revisit.


    What three words best describe Amy McFadden’s performance?

    Constant. Vocal. Fry.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the narrator did a good job overall with the small exception that her vocal affect is a constant irritation. I would plead with Audible and Brilliance Audio to make an effort to weed this sort of thing out of their performances. The vocal fry "Iii knooow riiiiiiiighhhht" method of speech should be limited to very information conversations between young girls. It has no place in a professional recording.

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    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 06-04-16
    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pleasantly surprised"

    The last few bargain audio books that I've purchased have been disappointing so I was very happy to have a realistic fantasy that was not the usual fair. I also enjoyed the narrator before so that was nice as well.

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    Leiah Golden, CO, United States 05-25-16
    Leiah Golden, CO, United States 05-25-16 Member Since 2015

    So, I Read This Book Today . . .

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    "Flawed but with great potential"

    “Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” ― Shannon L. Alder

    Scarlett Bernard is one pragmatic lady. Of course, she has to be considering her job is supernatural crime scene cleanup. As in, get in, clean up the mess, steal the body, and book the hell out of Dodge before the cops arrive. She is truly good at her job, and her boss, the cold and distant Dashiell, Master Vampire of the city, may be scary, but he pretty much allows her to do her job without interference. But then, the worst happens.

    She gets caught. Caught by a newly minted detective, Jesse Cruz, just after she arrives at a scene more bloody and grotesque than any she has ever seen. What happens next is fast paced action with terrific world building and interesting characters. I first read the book back in 2012, and enjoyed it then. This time I listened to the Audible edition narrated by Amy McFadden (one of my favorite narrators) and, as sometimes happens, I liked it even more as I listened. Scarlett is a strong character with a well-developed, though brutal, background and is likeable. She isn’t perfect, but that is what makes her interesting. She has taken horrific hits in her life – but the one she walks into later on is absolutely devastating and Olson does a rather wonderful job of writing the horrors of betrayal. I would have liked her to be more mature in her interactions with others – her tendency to cope a nasty, self-serving attitude at times was a downer. I am hoping that the next books will show growth in her as a character (especially since I own them all). Her behavior isn’t as horrendous as other female characters in the genre, but I am hoping for more maturity in upcoming works.

    There are some things that were irritating. The Dreaded Love Triangle. Irritating! Not only do love triangles make me retch, this one felt stilted and unnecessary, dragging down the storyline. Also, the POV switches between characters and from first to third person erratically and unnecessarily. Irritating, but not as irritating as the lurrve (titter titter, Groan) triangle. Olson’s take on werewolf psychology was more interesting than a lot of other books in the genre, and her friendship with the Alpha and Beta were more realistic than many others. The Alpha isn’t as ‘Alpha’ as in other books (thank the Goddess!) and the tortured Beta was very realistically portrayed in the vein of “I never wanted this in the first place.”

    So, flawed, it isn’t perfect by any means, but I still enjoyed it as much as I remembered, and Amy’s narration was, as always, spot on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CC 05-17-16
    CC 05-17-16
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    "audio book a great addition to reading the ebook"

    Scarlett is what the magic world calls a null, someone who cancels out the magic related characteristics of supernatural or paranormal 'old world' beings when they are within close proximity to her. So, vampires become living humans that can age or die from wounds and werewolves return to human form and heal (or die) normally if injured. Her job is to clean up the evidence when someone from the old world dies. in this story, someone may have to clean up her body if she's not able to prove she wasn't involved in a murder that has L.A.'s master vampire on her case.

    i read this series as ebooks a couple of years ago. I've become a big fan of audio books because I can listen pretty much anywhere. Since i enjoyed this series I decided to try the audio books and I'm very glad that I did. The narrator's voice and pace of the reading is spot on and she uses different inflections and accents for different characters. I'll be listening tto the rest of the series for certain.

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    LRYAN Austin, TX 03-10-16
    LRYAN Austin, TX 03-10-16
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    "LOVED this series"

    Can't wait for more! I found this one day - the author and series were new to me but I'm glad I stumbled on it.

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