Jason Callahan, private investigator, and his psychic partner Trina Dane return in the second installment of the Jason Callahan Mysteries.
Chloe Marsh is found dead at the scene of an accident and pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Half an hour later, as she is being taken to the morgue, Chloe suddenly sits up. But this isn't the first time Chloe has died, and it certainly won't be the last.
Enter Trina and Jason. They've worked on cases together before, but nothing like this. Investigator Jason Callahan doesn't believe for a minute that Chloe has special powers, but psychic Trina Dane does, and she thinks she knows why. But what of the other people across the country who have had the same experiences? How did they really die? And how did one boy (and Chloe) manage to survive? Only Trina and Jason can find the answers, but they must do so before Chloe runs out of lives.
©2014 Patricia Lee Macomber (P)2015 David N. Wilson
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"Getting Special Powers is not always a good thing!"
Dead, Sometimes: Jason Callahan Psychic Detective, Book 2 by Patricia Lee Macomber. Performed/Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen. 6 hours 8 minutes, unabridged book. Series: Jason Callahan, Book 2. Genre: Modern Detective, Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal.
I really enjoyed this listen. This book by Patricia Lee Macomber was such a light book of the paranormal in this modern detective story that even teenagers could enjoy this listen. When I started to listen to this book I found myself diving right in from the start. This is one of the books that you want to listen to from start to finish. Wish I could have but did listen in 3 sessions. Headphones on and then I found myself inside the book like sitting at a movie theater. Sitting back and watching the scenes unfold.
What I really enjoyed was that Patricia did not go overboard with the details. Just the right amount for the scenes she was writing about. You knew at most times what the characters were thinking and going to do in certain scenes. Found myself wanting to say, ”Don’t go in there, don’t be foolish. You know what is going to happen to you.” Not that it was obvious just that each scene was clear as to what was going on.
So now moving into the book itself. There is 4 main characters. Of course, Jason Callahan, the detective, his side partner psychic Trina Dane, Chloe Marsh and the Entity. Trina pulls Jason in on a case that she feels, is drawn into by her psychic powers that this woman Chloe Marsh that was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident and then hours later sits up and is alive. The more and more awake she becomes Chloe starts developing these special powers.
Jason reluctantly agrees to head off to Florida to rest Trina’s concerns are going to be unfounded. Unfounded they were not. Jason gets so pulled into the case, as he starts to find links to other similar cases across the country. How did Chloe get these powers? From the woman at the bar she knew? Asking her for a ride home when she locked her keys in her car. While heading home to get her spare key since and she did not live far from the bar the woman agreed to take her back to her car. Then all of the sudden the woman goes and pulls over and before Chloe realizes she is being attacked by her. The next thing Chloe finds herself waking up in the hospital being told that she was dead for several hours. She was a miracle. So everyone thought but, Chloe. In comes Jason and Trina starting their investigation surrounding this case.
Jason and Trina find themselves in more than one way bonding with Chloe as friends and protectors. Trina is determined to get the Entity out of her once they have discovered through the investigation and what Chloe’s new found powers were. Chloe just wanted the powers and voices gone from her. Can Jason and Trina get to the heart of removing the Entity or spirit? What path will they need to go to get to the bottom of this case? Will they be able to save Chloe or will she have to die in order to destroy this Entity?
This book will have you riveted. Not just from the story but, with the performance of Steven Jay Cohen. I have reviewed other books where the male narrators sometimes could pull off the female voices to a degree. Steven is the first that really nailed the dialect and the voices. I was in awe over this one.
I find myself now wanting to listen and review the first book in the series. My thought is I hope that Steven Jay Cohen does the rest of the series. This book was provided to me by the author for an honest review. So all above is my sole thoughts on this book and no one has effected that outcome. Please like and comment on my review. Love to hear your thoughts as well.
"Jason and Trina are back ..."
I enjoyed the interplay between Jason and Chloe. She was going thru all of this and he was able to be there to help her. It was a nice friendly relationship.
At the end when Jason and Trina were trying to help Chloe as a last resort.
I really like Mr. Cohen's work. This is the third book of his that I have listened to. His range of voices and emotions help to move the story along. He really draws you into the story.
At just over 6 hours long, it would be hard to do this in one sitting. I would recommending this book as a weekend listen or one for a longer car trip.
Dead, Sometimes is the next book in the Jason Callahan psychic detective series. Jason and Trina go to Florida to investigate the 'death' of Chloe Marsh. In the course of the investigation Jason and Trina discover that Chloe might not be the only person who has been affected by this spirit.
Ms. Macomber continues to impress me with her imagination and writing in this series. I find Jason and Trina to be well developed characters. The paranormal in this book is not so out there that it in totally unbelievable. I can't wait to see what happens next to Jason and Trina.
I would recommend this book to those who like the paranormal genre. (ages 14+)
"Fun read with great narration"
Quirky detective story that was a fun listen. Stephen Jay Cohen tells the story so well you forget your listening to someone else. It just becomes the story in your head.
I have not read the first book in this series. I was given this book by the narrator Steven Jay Cohen through Audiobook Blast for an honest review. It is a standalone book that can be listened to and enjoyed even if you have not read the first book. I am however planning on listening to the first book now and I will listen to this one again.
Steven did an spectacular job reading this book. He had separate voices for each of the characters and the womens voices were believable.
Dead, Sometimes starts with a bang as Chloe has died and then suddenly sits up again. You are hooked and have to find out how this happened.
Jason Callahan and Trina Dane arrive in Florida to investigate and quickly bond with Chloe. They are not going to leave her until they find out how this has happened. As Chloe starts exhibiting special powers as well as the ability to come back from the dead Jason and Trina realize Chloe has far more going on.
I was entertained from the beginning of the book and couldn't put it down.
"Dead Sometimes review"
Yes. This is an interesting story with unique characters.
A unique voice to the characters.
I think the author, Patricia Lee Macomber has written a wonderful story. Its definitely intriguing and unique in its on way. I wish there had more elements for bonding with the characters but it was rather hard to do. Although, I absolutely loved the character Chloe and I was able to connect with her from the start. Chloe had this great, refreshing personality, and I enjoyed her accent. I didn't know what to think about this young girl, who could die but rise again. It fascinated me and then when Jason( private investigator) and his co-worker who sees things go to see what's going on with Chloe, they're in for a shock.
The narrator, Steven Jay Cohen did a fantastic job with his telling of this story. I've listened to many stories that he's narrated and this one is my favorite this far. I normally hear him use a deep voice for his male characters but with Jason, he sounded quite young, maybe in his twenties or late twenties. He really brought this story to life. I was able to identify each and every character with the accents he gave them all. I really enjoyed the whole coming back to life and the person or entity that held residence inside of Chloe. I look forward to more stories by this author and I always enjoy listening to Steven. I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.
"Jason Callahan book 2"
This is the second book in the Jason Callahan series, in the first book, during the course of an investigation he meets the beautiful, flamboyant and psychic Trina Dane and together they solve the case. In this, their second case, Trina approaches Jason, asking him to go with her to Florida to look in to the strange story of Chloe Marsh. Chloe had been killed in an accident, yet seemingly miraculously came back to life. She undergoes some very strange changes and develops supernatural powers that nobody can account for.
The story revolves around the efforts of Trina and Jason to discover how to rid Chloe of what they believe is a spirit, they discover that others who had fallen victim to this spirit had eventually died .... except one. They must discover how and why he survived so that they might learn how to save Chloe from a certain death.
I had thoroughly enjoyed the first book, which was, in my opinion a 5 star read with huge potential for a cracking good series, sorry to say, but I don't feel this one lives up to that potential. What on earth has happened to Trina and Jason? It was like reading about two different characters, apart from a brief mention early in the book, gone was the flamboyance and wonderful personality of Trina. Jason lost his witty dry wisecracking personality, there was no spark between them at all, they were dull. Chloe was for me, the star of the show, I thought her character was the most enjoyable of the story.
I alway enjoy listening to Steven Jay Cohen, he does the job so well, characters are clearly and consistently defined. It's always a risk, I think, when a narrator takes over a series, and it's not something I am keen on, however, that's just my opinion.
"Great pickup of a series"
I liked the new twist on a story with characters I already knew
Steven Jay Cohen did great job picking up the series in book 2. It can be a jolt to hear a different voice on characters you already know but his style was great once you got used to it. I especially liked his voicing of the Southern characters
Narrator was easy to listen to and curiosity kept me coming back to the end.
"Good premise and plot"
The premise was good and the characters interesting, but the story dragged in so many places. Between that and a narrator whose quiet, breathy delivery seemed more likely to put me to sleep or think on other things, I was far less than delighted. I had hoped for so much more.
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