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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of more than 35 novels, Irene Hannon has garnered two RITA Awards and a slew of other honors. Vanished, the first book in the Private Justice series, follows reporter Moira Harrisons, who strikes a pedestrian while driving late one night on a wooded road. Dazed from the crash, Moira sees a second man appear at her window and assure her everything will be all right - but then she passes out. When Moira wakes, both men are gone, and a mystery awaits.

©2013 Irene Hannon (P)2013 Recorded Books

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A gripping story

This story held my interest from the beginning, despite the rather lame accents the narrator used on occasion. I will definitely look for more by this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fire the narrator - Celeste Ciulla

Irene Hannon writes stories with amazing credible mysteries , crime scene and a touch of romance.Clean and inspiring.

Celeste ciulla should not narrate these stories. Had I not already been familiar with Hannons stories, I would have never finished it.
The narrator sucked, she was obviously not familiar with the story as she lacked the ability to bring the characters to life, and failed to act out the characters. Don't use her again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Story is good. Narrator...not so much.

I like Irene Hannon's stories and was glad to see a new one was available. I wish I had bought the print version instead of the Audible recording. While I found the story good, the narration was not. More than once I turned it off and considered returning it. I'm not sure how to discribe what I so disliked. Celeste Ciulla does not do male voices well and there were many times that I wasn't sure which character was speaking. The thing that really annoyed me was her inflection and emphasis. Many times she sounded like a fifth grader that the teacher warned to watch puncuation and to add emotion when you read. Ms. Ciulla is not whiney or shrill, just flat with force emotion. On the whole the narrator ruined this listen for me. She is certainly not the worst I've heard but I will think twice about using a credit on another of her performances.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Good...but

What did you love best about Vanished?

The story line was okay. A bit predictible, but interesting.

Would you be willing to try another book from Irene Hannon? Why or why not?

Yes. It wasn't too bad. Passes the time.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator is the main reason I'm leaving a review. As a person, I'm sure that she's lovely, and she has a great voice. BUT she pauses in all the wrong places and the voices she uses for different characters just doesn't fit. It just doesn't flow and can be very annoying.

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

Nope.

Any additional comments?

Good book, not so good narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very exciting

Loved this romantic suspense, it was extremely well written and kept me on the edge of my seat. The narrator was excellent as well and really added to the story.

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Vanished

The story was ok but predictable. Good job introducing characters. The performance by the reader reminds me of automated digital voice. I swear she must be the one who records all those.

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Interesting story idea... but fell short

The premise could have been interesting, it just drug in and on with little to know action and zero suspense... the characters were flat and boring.

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Story was interesting; narrator not so much.

Loved the story and the characters, but the narrator wasn't very good. I'd recommend getting the written version.

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Disappointed

I wanted to like this, but the narrator was SO bad I couldn't even finish the book and that is so not like me. She spoke everything.....in phrases....that shouldn't....be phrases. All with the exact same inflections. Hope I.... never hear..... her voice again.

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Great story but narrator was bad

Great book! I always enjoy Irene Hannon’s stories. Good mystery and intrigue with just the right amount of romance. The only negative was rh