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Calling the Dead

By: Ali Vali
Narrated by: Paige McKinney
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Summary

Detective Sept Savoie is a cop who thinks making a relationship work is harder than catching a serial killer, but her current case may prove her wrong. 

Six months after Hurricane Katrina has devastated most of New Orleans, detective Sept Savoie is battling the nightmare of everything the storm has taken from her when a brutalized body turns up behind one of New Orleans's most famous restaurants, which is run by Keegan Blanchard. The more Sept works through the clues, the more they point to Keegan, which makes the relationship growing between them anything but love at first sight. The first death is only the beginning, though, as the miles of deserted neighborhoods Katrina left behind provide the perfect stage for murder. 

A Sept Savoie Romantic Thriller.

©2008 Ali Vali (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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  • 18-02-20

Poorly Narrated

I've gone back to the reviews to see whether I was perhaps not concentrating when I read them before purchasing but, no, the narrator received glowing reviews. i can't understand why. I've returned the audible booked based solely on the narrator. The pace of the reading is disconcerting. Slow and well enunciated is normally to be recommended. This, especially during dialogue ... is... more...like...a...slog...through...treacle. It is also sing song and the continual up and down cadence makes it incredibly difficult to follow the story. It intrudes so dramatically that I found I couldn't connect with the characters at all.

The story is good and I've bought the kindle version just to enjoy the story.

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  • MMartin
  • 13-12-18

Second Book I’ve read of Ali’s

I read Blue Skies and loved it so immediately went searching for another book by the same author. I am really enjoying these books, I would love to find another military one like Blue Skies but this one was really good as well.

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  • feralfeline
  • 27-10-18

Great!

New Orleans. Mature Lesbian Detective. Serial killer mocking the authorities. I enjoyed every minute of it!

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  • Carroll A. Reynolds
  • 04-05-20

Twist, turn, back up, race forward, this book will surprise you.

The basics... a detective must find a killer. Ms Vali takes you to the aftermath of Katrina, in search of a killer. Each chapter brings a clue, a twist, and a turn. New Orleans is explored; religion is brought up; and family is always important. The characters were developed and the audible reader was able to bring the New Orleans, southern bell accent, to life with each character and each word. The question is, “Will you find the killer before Sept?” Hint... Sept is pronounced Set in French.

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  • willa damu
  • 14-10-18

Interesting read . . .

Having lived through Katrina and it's aftermath, this book brought back a lot of dark memories. I know this was a work of fiction, but the author did a good job in painting the city during a dark time. It was easy for me to visualize the places I loved the characters. I loved the name Sept, being the seventh and last child in my own family. The book made me laugh and had me on the edge of my seat. Very entertaining!

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  • Stephanie Culpepper
  • 01-10-18

Love it

I love this book and the narration of this book. Paige McKinney is one of my favorite narrators and she brings this book to life for me. I have listened to this book at least 6 times this year. And as soon as the next book comes out I will be having a mini marathon. Can't wait to here more about Sept and Keegan and Mike. And whatever new mystery Sept has to solve.

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  • Marquita L. Valle
  • 09-09-18

great book

I did not expect to like it so much.story has great a mystery and love story.

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  • Jerilyn
  • 07-09-18

Worth Reading

Nicely done, loved the 2 main characters and the narrator was very good. I look forward to reading another book from the author.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-08-18

Great storyline and narrator.

Love the plot twist. What surprised me was the narrator. I'm not a fan of hers, but she did such a great job with all the voices that it made the story more enjoyable.

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  • Sheena at The Lesbian Review
  • 26-08-18

I am in love with this audiobook

If you want an excellent thriller with a fantastic romance then this is it.

Compelling story, good narration and a really cool setting.

High five to the creators of this one

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  • Verity
  • 06-08-18

Good narration brings a great story to life!

This complex story is well performed, allowing immersion in the lives of Sept Savoie and Keegan Blanchard as they come to terms with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina while trying to solve the mystery surrounding the murders that are ravaging New Orleans. The supporting characters are well developed providing a colourful picture of the world inhabited by the Sept and Keegan.While the relationship develops quickly the series of events that lead up to it are engaging and make you root for them!

As a whole this audio book was extremely enjoyable and definitely worth multiple listens!