The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug

Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Series: Ghost-in-Law, Book 1.5
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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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)
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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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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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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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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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hated it

cant say much more than this. after 2 chapters of listening to the monologue by helene done in an irritating accent had to stop the pain wish I could get my $ back. lived the fortune series but so far the mud bugs are duds

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HIgh Schooler's or maybe younger would enjoy

If you like nonsensical writing that is just to take up time and takes no brain power to listen to or read, this is your series.

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why did he do it

I enjoyed the story and the characters but it never explained why it was done?

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it explained a lot

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

it was good mainly because I love to listen to johanna parker

If you’ve listened to books by Jana DeLeon before, how does this one compare?

it was kind of the same book just from a different persons eyes

Do you think The Helena Diaries - Trouble in Mudbug needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

sure there cute

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Kinda neat after having read the first two...

One of my favorite narrators, first of all. Ms. Parker is amazing with her range of voices for her characters (female and make) and really enhances the audiobook experience!
This story was short & cute, but didn't really add much to the overall storyline. I've read & enjoyed the first two books in this series so far & it was kinda cool hearing Helena's perspective on events that have occurred, but I really got nothing substantial out of doing so. Meh. Still cute & a well written series overall :)
Thank you for stopping by!
Cheers,
Lisa (@NurseLisainOhio)

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Disappointing story!

No. A silly plot & lack of character development resulted in a tedious read. Narrator's voice was grating & southern accent exaggerated. Memorable moment- none.

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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.