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Publisher's Summary

In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn't expect. Nor is he prepared to collide with the dark side of Cajun culture-and his own troubled past.

The frantic search leads them to a place said to hold magic, an eerie island where Alex is also working her charm on him. At one time, he'd been forced to leave her brokenhearted. And now, dangerously close to the truth, he'll do anything to protect her from the evil that surrounds them-an evil that might hold the key to sending a little girl home....

©2013 Jana DeLeon (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about The Reckoning

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Not the quality I expected.

I loved the Miss Fortune series. This isn't in the same class. The narration wss lacking any Louisiana accent for the most of the characters and narration which detracted from the story. Thie author seemed more focused on the physical attributes of the main characters than the plot.

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I normally love this author but this book fell flat

The miss fortune series and my dad series are absolutely outstanding! But this book fell very flat for me the characters and storylines just never captured my interest

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Good story, poor narration

Decent story. Narration was bad, voice was too bland. Reading the book may be better.

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Different and Intriguing

This is the 1st serious book that I have listened to by this author that combined the mystery’s of the bayou and it’s practices of spiritual powers of old. I found the beginning a bit slow but then things picked up and kept me reading on!

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A fun and entertaining listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes.

What did you like best about this story?

This book, the first of the Mystere Parish Series, has a nice feel of the bayou, a bit of the paranormal, a bit of mild fright, but nothing that makes your stomach clench with the whim whams. What I thoroughly enjoyed about it, and enjoy in all of the author's novels, was the nice character development...

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

Ginger Cornish brings the voices to life, whether female or male, young or old, and uses her expertise to lend the proper "raised in the bayou" intonation.

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Just Ok

You REALLY have to suspend your beliefs with this one. A girl disappears and the only one searching for her is the Mother's cousin and her ex boyfriend. He is the fill-in sheriff while his Uncle is sidelined. No FBI setting up a command post. Even the mother is not particularly panicked, she made pancakes one morning for her cousin because she always liked her blueberry pancakes. Other scenarios involve an island inhabited with an old woman and dolls hung from trees. The most annoying thing was the over use of "blew out a breath" or "sucked in a breath."

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Awful narration from the audio book.

Maybe if I would have read the book it may have been better but I listened to it while traveling in a car. I like the author but this book was just “ehhh”. The narrator was awful. Your voice is so jerky and irritating. No emotion or passion in her words at all.
Not a huge fan of this book at all, but, because I’m curious to see if reading the 2nd book is better than listening to the 1st, I’m going to try the second book. The first book hopefully had a set up for the second book’s plot.

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Not my favorite by Jana Deleon

This story was much more simplistic and the characters were much less engaging than I've come to expect from Jana Deleon. Not my favorite story of hers nor was this my favorite narrator. the narrator's voice sounded stilted and disconnected for most of the story, not at all engaging.

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Bad Narrator

I love everything Jana Deleon, but the person reading this book sounded like an automated machine... Took away from the story.. might be better to read this one instead of listening..

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Good Story

Jana DeLeon, as usual, did an amazing job with the story line, suspense, characterization and hook. I enjoyed the story, but like my other listens, I bought it in audio. This one isn't as good in audio as her past books. The artist did a good job reading, though there were a couple repeats that weren't edited out. Her voice is nice for story telling, but she was unable to differentiate character voices well, so I had a hard time keeping up with who was talking/thinking throughout the book. Also, she didn't capture the Cajun dialect, which was key to Jana's past audio success. The artist she used previously did a bang up job differentiating all the quirky characters. That simply didn't come through in this audiobook. I recommend purchasing it in eBook or print.
As always, your fan,
Lynda Rees, Multi-award winning author
Love is a dangerous mystery. Enjoy the ride!
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