When what seems like a normal pit stop turns into more than just gas and food, a lost traveler finds himself searching for the truth of a 20-year-old mystery.
Detective Gino Canale doesn't believe in a hereafter, let alone ghosts looking for closure. But when his reoccurring dream implies that his grandparents' deaths might actually have been homicides, not to mention that he's hearing bells that don't exist and smelling a pipe when no one is smoking, he realizes he's either connecting to the other side - or going crazy.
And he's not sure which thought scares him more.
©2012, 2016 Carmen DeSousa (P)2016 Carmen DeSousa
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"Haunted By The Past"
I loved that it was multi genre and yet a really quick listen. The whole story was there eve n though it was short.
Yes! It was very intense and suspenseful. Ghosts & secrets & murders... Oh my!
Michelle Babb always provides a great performance! I especially liked the accents she did for some of the characters. Even though this book was very short she brought each and every character to life. I can't wait to hear what she narrates next!
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to listen to The Depot: When Life And Death Cross Tracks!
Gino has been having dreams about his dead grandparents. They seem to be warning him of danger. Is the warning for real? Who would want to hurt him and his wife? How could it be related to his grandparents who died over twenty years ago?
***This series is suitable for mature young adult through adult listeners (or readers) who enjoy short supernatural mysteries with a bit of romance and ghostly intervention :)
"The Past Returns"
This was a fun short story. It really went too quickly and it made me want to listen again. What could be better than ghosts and a mystery? For me, it was great.
My favorite character was Gino because I felt we heard form him more. He help us understand the backstory and had ghostly encounters.
I love all of Michelle Babb's characters. She gives everyone their own unique voice so it is easy to tell them apart. This to me is what is missing from some audio books and what helps to make Michelle stand out for me as a reader since they can enhance your listening pleasure or kill it. Michelle always enhances every book I have listened to her read.
I found myself laughing more with this book when I would figure things out.
This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
"The Pit Stop: This Stop Could Be Life or Death"
Mystery + a Pinch of Paranormal = Interesting Read
I enjoyed the author's writing style and look forward to more of her works.
The narrator did a decent job with both male and female voices. I appreciate the fact that she wasn't over dramatic and that she didn't go overboard when trying to do a foreign accent. She brought the characters to life.
I received a free copy of the audio-book version of this publication from the narrator, Michelle Babb in exchange for an honest review.
I honestly began listening to The Library first. I made it halfway through and realized there was a book that came before it. I backed up and then began listening to The Pit Stop. I found that it really didn't matter with either story because they can be read or listened to as standalone stories.
I think Carmen DeSousa did a fantastic job bringing these stories to life. I love that these stories are based on true events. The story has that it takes place in 1934 but I'm really curious to learn more about the events.
These stories are not going to have you scared if you're the type that can't take scary things. The stories aren't so much scary but tell events that happened years ago to 80 years later. Both stories are really worth the read or listen. This isn't the authors normal genre but she blows it away. You feel like she's been writing these types of stories all her life.
The narrator Michelle Babb did a great job in her telling of the story. I don't think I've heard anything by her before. She kept me immersed from start to finish. I look forward to Carmen writing more stories like these. Overall, a 5 star rating!
"Engaging Mystery with Ghostly Elements."
Detective Gino Canale is a determined homicide detective. He has long suspected that his grandparents’ deaths were not natural. He has reoccurring dreams that point to murder and now he is smelling a pipe and hearing bells that should only be vague recollections of his memories of his grandparents and the diner known as The Pit Stop.
There is another death in a nearby jurisdiction that has similar pattern to the death of his grandparents. The local file on the twenty-year old investigation has gone missing. Gino dives in to help the neighboring homicide detective dig up clues to solve the current case and the cold case.
Gino is a natural and likeable character. The writing moves along well and I enjoyed the mystery and paranormal elements. This was a short sample but I would be interested in reading more by this author. I recommend this to mystery buffs who would like a quick read or listen.
Audio Notes: Michelle Babb does a good job with the narration, providing distinct voices and accents for the characters. The narration made this an extra enjoyable, quick listen.
I received this from the narrator for an honest review. My rating 4.25.
"A short, entertaining mystery!"
This story is about a detective who has always wondered about the death of his grandparents. Now it seems that it's just possible that a current murder case he's working on could be tied to the death of his grandparents. Is it possible that they were murdered also?
He's on the hunt for answers!
Narration by Michelle Babb was very good.
I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest review.
"The Pit Stop: This Stop Could Be Life or Death"
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
This is a mystry, murder with a dose of paranormal activity tossed in for good measure. It had me guessing from the start. I will definitely listen to more by this author.
The narration was well done, Michelle Babb gives voice and life to the characters.
"Short and Sweet"
Carmen DeSousa is a new not name for me she wrote The Library: Where Life Checks Out , and Michelle Babb is definitely not name but one of my favorites.This i got free for a honest review, and that is what you get. This is not my favorite short story, and i wanted more. Maybe a bit TO short? It felt like something was missing, i can't say it more clearly than that. There is nothing wrong with the 1 hr and 21 mins we stay in this world, but i did not enjoy it as much as i was sure i was going to! Still a 4 out of 5 book is FAR away from bad!
"Short and sweet"
I didn't give this book many stars but I thought it good for such a short book. i would have like it more if the well, everything was fleshed out more. It felt too formulated and I think that is the fault of the brevity. If the mystery is not going to be great, then the characters and setting do need to be. This was all just okay. The narration was the highlight.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
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