• The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (690 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jana DeLeon, a companion novella to Trouble in Mudbug.

WARNING: This novella is a companion book to Trouble In Mudbug. You should not listen to this novella prior to completing Trouble in Mudbug. The novella contains major spoilers for the novel and would not make sense if listened to beforehand.

Do you love Helena Henry?

Did you wonder what she was thinking during Trouble in Mudbug, or what she was up to when she was not in the novel?

If so, then this novella is for you. All of Helena's thoughts and actions during Trouble in Mudbug, compiled in a diary for you to enjoy.

©2013 Jana DeLeon (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story." ( RT Book Reviews)
"Son of a gun, we're having fun in the bayou!" (Fresh Fiction)

What listeners say about The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug

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Thanks for a recap of the whole first book. Not.

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

If I could have learned something truly new about the story. It's the same story told from Helena's point of view. Redundant.

Has The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. The first book was a light and fun read. But nothing deep enough to expect a companion book.

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

No.

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

I was hoping to learn new stuff about the story and was disappointed.

Any additional comments?

Going to ask for my money back on this one.

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this is just a recap of the previous books

not worth the money. Save your money for the other books. Sad i wasted the credit.

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NOT AS GOOD

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

I won't recommend this to a friend. I feel that this story was misrepresented in what it had to offer. There was no secret behind the scenes of book one, therefore, this book does not provide any new information.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jana DeLeon? Why or why not?

Absolutely, in fact I hope to get to read all the books in the series. I just don't feel that this book was needed.

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't spend a credit for this book and wish I had not. But live and learn.

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boring

i loved the series. but this was uninspiring. and i don't leave reviews because of the word requirement.

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Basically the whole story of the first book

This is the first book told in Helena side of the story. So it is not very interesting it is not anything new

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Don't use a credit.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you listen to Trouble in Mudbug you have the whole story and this is just repeating the story.

What could Jana DeLeon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The narrator is fine and enjoyable.

Which scene was your favorite?

N/A

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug?

The whole book or story.

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Helena Diaries

I enjoyed this short book, that filled in some gaps with the back story from Helena. Excellent narration.

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insight into helena..

short and gives some insight into helena. nice to listen to before restarting the second book in series if you've had a pause between books 1 and 2

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More Hilarious Helena

I bought this because Helena cracks me up. It’s not necessary for the series but it was fun to listen to.

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If you read book one, you don't need this.

I purchased and was disappointed. I thought there would be more to Helena's story, but it was pretty much the same as book one.

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  • Mrs. Casilda A. Slattery
  • 07-26-22

Great stories

This such a great series of books that keep getting better each time you read them. Have read them several times and keep laughing at the funny bits. Thank you.

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  • 02-12-19

Disappointing

A disappointing book. No real new information or interesting story. This is just like being in Helena’s head after her death. I expected it to be a diary from when she was alive.