Night of the Living Deed
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery
Written by: E.J. Copperman
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
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.
|Amanda Ronconi Narrator|
Audiobook Review: Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman
|Author E.J. Copperman|
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 it's two resident ghost, Paul Harrison and Maxie Malone. Maxie is beautiful, but has a selfish and 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