7/3/15

An Uninvited Ghost, A Haunted Guesthouse, Book 2 by: E. J. Copperman Narrator: Amanda Ronconi

An Uninvited Ghost
A Haunted Guesthouse, Book 2
by: E. J. Copperman
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Publisher: Audible Studios


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Amanda Ronconi Narrator

Narrator Review, Amanda Ronconi


Amanda Ronconi, skillfully carries through the personalities and voices from all the characters in An Uninvited Ghost, exactly the way she created them in The Night of the Living Deed. It is remarkable how she manages to instill each person with their own unique personalities.You will always know who is speaking when Ms.Ronconi narrates. Her reading is smooth and read at a normal conversational pace making it a pleasure to listen too. It sounds very effortless but in reality it takes a great deal of competency to make it all sound so artful.

Audiobook Review: An Uninvited Ghost By E. J. Copperman


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Things are looking up for Alison now that she has a guaranteed full house thanks to Edmund Rance offering her a contract to provide two daily ghost events for his senior clientele who were looking for a fun and one of a kind vacation experience. Paul and Maxie her resident ghosts agree but Paul wants something in return. Paul wants Alison to get a Private Investigators license and be his eyes in the outer world, since he can not leave the house. 

Paul was just starting out as a private investigator and Maxie was one of his first cases. Unfortunately someone murdered both of them and they seem to be trapped together in Maxie's house (now Alison's guesthouse) for all eternity. Paul seems to be able to talk with other dead people but not all. He relies on what he calls his 'ghoster net' and some of them have questions about their deaths. With  Alison's help he can still solve crimes and hone his detective skills. Alison isn't thrilled with the idea and doubts Paul will have many cases for her to work on.

With the ghost shows now successfully going full swing and entertaining the guests Paul wants Alison to look into Scott McFarlane's prank of scaring an old lady, he is worried that the prank had gone wrong and he fears he may have killed Arlice Crosby the old woman. Not unexpectedly Alison doesn't want to do it but a gentle threat of not doing anymore 'vaudeville' shows for her guests and Alison quickly changes her mind.

Multitasking Alison is offered a tidy sum of money to allow a reality television show to use her house for the next season's show, a full house from the Senior Plus Tours, measuring and eyeing the attic to turn into a an exclusive and more private room, tracking down the Arlice Crosby situation for Scott McFarlane. doing a seance which the reality show wants to film. dealing gracefully with Dolores Santiago, a disgruntled and constantly complaining guest. Add a murder during the seance for another layer of burdens and situations to Alison's burgeoning schedule. Can Alison handle this level of obligations without breaking while still acting as a good mother to Melissa and maintaining privacy for her seniors.

7/2/15

Night of the Living Deed By E.J. Copperman Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Night of the Living Deed
A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery
Book 1.
Written by: E.J. Copperman
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Series: Haunted Guesthouse, Book 1
Publisher: Audible Studios

Narrator Review of Amanda Ronconi

Amanda Ronconi was a fairly new to me narrator and I am really pleased that she is an excellent
narrator giving so much presence to each individual in Night of the Living Deed. She really excels
at mastering a variety of voices. The whining and vindictive Maxie is dripping with venom under Ms. Ronconi's interpretation and even nine year old Melisa gets a very special voice of just how a child 
would sound. Amanda Ronconi has style, talent, and makes the book she's reading blossom like it is her own beloved creation. 


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Amanda Ronconi Narrator

Audiobook Review: Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman

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E. J. Copperman Author

Alison Kerby, is recently divorced from Steven 'The Swine' as she unfondly refers to her
ex-husband. She buys an old Victorian house in her hometown of Harbor Haven, New Jersey, with plans on renovating the old Victorian beauty and turning it into a guesthouse, providing her and her daughter Melissa with a long term income. Alison learned from her father how to do many home repairs herself and how to wield tools, making her confident that she can do much of the renovation herself.

What Alison is not aware of is the two resident ghost, Paul Harrison and Maxie Malone. Maxie is beautiful but has a selfish and a mean disposition and fellow ghost Paul, is more introspective and thoughtful. When Alison is working on filling a hole in a wall, spiteful Maxie  pushes a fifty pound container of  joint compound off the ladder right onto Alison's head. When she comes around she sees Paul and Maxie and also can see right through them. Alison ends up in the hospital with a concussion and a huge headache and has not forgotten about the two ghosts.



Alison dreads returning home for fear the ghosts will still be there. They are, and finally no amount of denial or ignoring them is going to make them go away. Paul and Maxie are unrelenting pests in trying to persuade Alison to find out who killed them. Maxie was the previous owner of the house and sort of an interior decorator and was getting death threats if she didn't move out of the house, she'd hired Paul a fairly new Private Detective as a body guard. They both knew they were murdered but not who killed them or why and were trapped in the house for what was looking like forever. They thought if they solved the who and why of their deaths they might be able to move on to whatever came next in the spirit world.

Alison has no idea how to solve the mystery of their deaths but with help from Paul, she makes some headway. When she starts getting death threats herself the game plan changes. As the death threats and demands for something that's in the house escalate Alison becomes more frantic in trying to figure out what that something is. The only thing she is sure of is it is worth a lot of money. When Melissa's life is threatened and time is running out and still with no idea what she is looking for it seems impossible for her to save either Melissa or herself.

kittlingbooks.com has a interview with E. J. Copperman, that is worth reading and highly entertaining.
Another interesting piece you may like from USA Today is: Interviews: Audiobook narrators Amanda Ronconi and Percy O'Hara