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An Open Spook Audiobook

An Open Spook: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

In an all-new novella in E.J. Copperman's "funny, charming, and thoroughly enjoyable" (Spinetingler Magazine) series, the storm of the century bears down on the haunted guesthouse, and stirs up a gale of memories for a troubled ghost.

Haunted guesthouse owner Alison Kerby may have only recently discovered her ability to communicate with ghosts, but for her mother Loretta, it's been a lifelong gift. As Alison prepares her Jersey Shore guesthouse for what promises to be a huge storm, Loretta helps out by tackling a different issue when the winds blow in an unexpected visitor: the ghost of Sgt. Robert Elliot. His request? Help him find the POW bracelet from the Vietnam War that bears his name. But no sooner does Elliot make his appeal than he suddenly disappears, cutting off contact, and leaving Loretta to wonder...why here? Why now? And why the vanishing act?

The answers begin to materialize when Alison's lone remaining guest shows up unwittingly holding a clue to the case - on his wrist. A coincidence? Hardly. And Loretta has good reason to believe that the sergeant's spirit has a secret he's yet to share. Something he's been holding on to for more than forty years. Something he's dying to put to rest.

©2013 Jeffrey Cohen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    EvaGM 18/11/2016
    EvaGM 18/11/2016

    I love reading, both in print and in audio. I'm not a native English speaker so please excuse any spelling/grammar mistakes.

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    "Your beloved series with a twist"

    The change of narrator makes for a refreshing little novella in an arc I have enjoyed thoroughly so far. The reader does a great job of creating a different voice for Loretta. The plot is uncomplicated but with some very entertaining bits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louisa Simpson 09/07/2016
    Louisa Simpson 09/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A fun, intriguing, and important novella."

    I was so impressed with the story and narrative.

    not only was it fun but also very important when it comes to remembering those we have lost to wars.

    highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. K. I. Richards 06/06/2016 Member Since 2009

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    "loreta narrates the story this time."
    Any additional comments?

    this is short story and still as good as all the previous ones.
    once more a ghost is involved, he wants to move on to the next plain wherever that is.
    enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn 01/01/2015
    Karyn 01/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "River ting"

    Could not turn this story off, to my family's annoyance I listened from start to finish and had an enjoyable afternoon with my feet up more please a big thank you from s very happy reader who enjoys crime and thrillers but enjoys s little light relief now and then ,😄

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  • Sierra
    20/02/16
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    "cute"

    I like the narrator a lot. the story was cute. and it was fun to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rene Bellis
    Michigan, USA
    21/12/14
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    "Quick-witted and entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to An Open Spook the most enjoyable?

    Because I have listened to many others of the same author and know what to expect.


    What other book might you compare An Open Spook to and why?

    Others by E.J. Cooperman are similar in theme and style.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    I always enjoy her narration. It's engaging because she brings out each character's personality, so you always know who's speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I pretty much did because it was fairly short.


    Any additional comments?

    I will keep purchasing these books because I love the characters!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus
    SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States
    01/06/14
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    "Enjoyable entry in series, from new perspective"

    This entry in the series is told from the perspective of Allisen's mother. It's a sort of "look back" tale that covers what went on during previous novels, but is done very well.

    The mystery this time around was fairly interesting and opened up a bit more of the ghost world for followers of the series.

    Unlike the other alternate-perspective entry in this series (from Paul's POV), this entry was read by the usual narrator and so characters actually kept their usual voices. That was a relief as I didn't enjoy the differences in the book read by a male.

    Overall, a short and enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    Wylie TX, United States
    04/05/14
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    "A nice addition to the series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this book and the series. This one is different because it is told from another characters perspective. I highly recommend this book, but don't miss the others!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Besides the fact that its a ghost story, which is fun to begin with, this author writes in a tongue and cheek style that is so fun to read and Ms. Ranconi does it very well!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't tell my favorite scene, its pivotal to the story!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have loved to have heard it all at once, but alas, I never have the time for that.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a fun, fast moving read, buy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Chatfield, Mn, United States
    29/04/14
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    "Haunted Guesthouse series is a happy surprise"
    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her work is fantastic. The variety she manages is remarkable and she deadpans perfectly


    Any additional comments?

    I have only one small hope for future stories. Allison could be just a little more kind to the ghosts. Given the fact that they are stuck there, she would do well to be more diplomatic. Her relationship with Maxi is evolving into something fun. LOVE THAT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PeachPecan
    South Georgia, USA
    24/03/14
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    "Having a Good Time"
    What made the experience of listening to An Open Spook the most enjoyable?

    This is my first E. J. Copperman book, and I have enjoyed it. The characters ring true, the plot interesting and the narrator makes it wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't choose a favorite character because each is a person I would like to get to know - or definitely not.


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

    To me, Amanda Ronconi sounds authentic for her characters. Thanks for not doing the "wrong" accent for the location! It would have been a lot less fun without her narration.


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

    I was only 52 min, 12 sec into this short book and I had already purchased the rest of the series on audible.com.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Elizabeth Reynolds
    SUMMERVILLE, SC, United States
    09/03/14
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    "Different Point of View"

    Told from the heroines mothers point of view, this one is more than a little enjoyable and brings back the era of Vietnam, something that many of us have forgotten.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Gloucester, VA, United States
    16/02/14
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    "Love this angle for this great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have been reading and are a fan of this series, you will know Loretta, Allison's mother. She is also a medium or seer of ghosts and she has the most adorable personality and I was very happy to read this addition in her voice and point of view. Endearing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best was that Loretta was the main character...and she is a "character" for sure. Fun addition to the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The floating Roasted Chicken was really cute.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes, as Ive been leading to in previous comments...this is one of my favorite series and this book is a cherry on top.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy Molly Harper, Lucy March and that type of humor, strength in female characters and a "real feel" to relationships of all types then I have no doubt you will enjoy E. J. Copperman as well as I do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Debi W.
    Manville, NJ USA
    19/05/16
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    "Enjoyed the storyline but confused by narration."

    I've been following the Guest house mysteries and was used to the story coming from Allison ' point of view so was often taken off guard by the storyline coming from her mother's point of view. This is a novella so was very short, but overall good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Polly B
    Arizona desert
    14/12/15
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    "No thank you"
    What made the experience of listening to An Open Spook the most enjoyable?

    Nothing


    Has An Open Spook turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like her others and also Ms. Ronconi. It's this specific one I don't care for.


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

    Odd voice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for entertainment. For political issues, I read/listen to non-fiction books or the newspaper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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