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Catch a Ghost

By: SE Jakes
Narrated by: Adam North
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)
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Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Tyler, writing as S. E. Jakes....

Everyone knows that Prophet - former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass - works alone. But his boss at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. has just assigned Proph a new partner and a case haunted by ghosts from Proph's past. Suddenly he has to confront both head-on.

Tom Boudreaux - failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full-time believer in bad luck - is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still, he's determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE's most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, on a case that resurrects his own painful past.

Together Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches while fighting their own dangerous attraction. When they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners must trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts...or pay the price.

©2013 SE Jakes (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Wow. This book is not an easy listen

If you could sum up Catch a Ghost in three words, what would they be?

Violent, tender and erotic.

What did you like best about this story?

We have two men with many personal demons, some from childhood, some from the many government agencies they have worked for and some from the friends they have lost along the way. They are partnered but neither does partners, but they don't have time to resolve this before the past come back to bite them. Welcome to the rollercoaster.

Have you listened to any of Adam North’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but he captured the characters well, they were distinct and he adapted from moments of pure violence to tenderness with aplomb,

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

Prophet's panic attack after sending Tom away again.

Any additional comments?

Just ordered the second book!

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  • Riva
  • 27-02-16

The jury is still out on this one

Although this is very popular series and I enjoyed the audio book much more than the e-book, I'm still not sure I'm going to continue the series. I just didn't connect with either MC or them as a couple, which they are and are not. This may be one of those series where it takes a couple of books to get into the story. As it stands now, I like Tommy and admire him putting up with Prophet's crap, but at some point I was like "man, walk away." I know Prophet is all "tortured soul" but sometimes he is just an a**hole. Also I found the case they were working on kind of convoluted and I was saying "huh?" a lot. Again, this may be because the series has to read as a whole. The narrator does a great job but I wish he had done a Cajun accent for Tom, it would have added a great deal to his character.

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  • Cherry Coke 12385
  • 18-12-15

Lovin It

I've read this series twice so I was excited when I saw it was becoming an audio book. I always hope the narrator is able to make the voices sounds distinct and true to the authors description. This narrator nails it. I love Tommy's cajun accent and how he has captured Prophets personality through dialogue. The plot is bland, but the characters make up for it just because they are so interesting.

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  • Thunderella
  • 23-12-15

Recommended

Any additional comments?

Audio edition, narrated by Adam North
8 hours and 3 min

Overall: 4
Performance: 3,5
Story: 4

I was excited about this whole series being done in audio, and they were all released recently this December. I originally rated this book 3,5 stars (the ebook), but I've bumped up my rating, since I've read the whole series and have grown to love Prophet and Tom and I feel this first book deserves more than 3,5 stars.

The Hell & High Water series is the only work of Adam North on Audible, so he's a new narrator for me. He does a good job narrating. His voice is deep and rough, so it fitted with the characters.
I liked it, but I didn't quite love it. Or, it's more mixed. I think he does a great Prophet voice, and overall narration. Tom's voice isn't very good, though, in my opinion. He should have had more Southern drawl. North just draws out the words instead of having a drawl to the words. I don't know how to explain it better.

All in all, I enjoyed this audio, and I recommend it.

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  • Morgan A Skye
  • 22-09-16

OMG I love this series!

Prophet and Tom are two men thrown together as mercenaries, forced to be partners when neither wants one.

Prophet is slowly going blind and won’t tell anyone about it. Tommy is “cursed” with the bad luck of killing his partners off but won’t tell anyone about it.

They both have a TON of chemistry and no ability to share their feelings.

In addition, Prophet and Tom are working on a case where Prophet knows the family and has a history with the victim.

People are trying to kill them – but that’s nothing new to either man.

In the end, they’ll have to let the other guy in or risk losing him and maybe their lives.

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This is an absolutely amazing series written by SE Jakes. She’s a gifted character creator and has a strong knowledge of the military and the associated government agencies. She eventually brings in characters from her other series, Men of Honor.

In this series we find Tommy and Prophet coming together yet pushing each other away time and again and a mystery involving John, Prophet’s former friend/partner/lover.

Prophet’s decreasing eyesight and perpetual PTSD make him a complex and unique character whose inner workings are never exactly sane. Tommy’s voodoo Cajun mysticism make him a wonderful partner for Prophet and he adds a slight sense of the paranormal to these stories.

I love the chemistry with these guys – it’s scorching hot. My favorite aspect of the series. I get pretty confused by the mystery and sometimes lost in the action but I can always find my way in the end and I’m pretty invested in these guys and their romance.

The secondary characters get some play as well and they are very well developed and fun. Cillian and Mal, Blue and Mick each have their own books.

I highly recommend this book to fans of adventure and mayhem with a touch of rough and dirty sex thrown in.

Audio

We’ve been waiting a LONG TIME for these to come to audiobook format and I gotta tell you I was nervous since I wasn’t familiar with the narrator. Well… he did an AWESOME job! There are some annoying phrases and things he does now and then (his pronunciation of was for example…) but for the most part he does a wonderful Cajun for Tommy and a snarky and wonderful Cillian and Proph, Blue and Mick are all done well.

I highly recommend both the series and the audiobook and am looking forward to more!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-01-16

Not the best narrator but not the worst

What did you love best about Catch a Ghost?

Love Tom and Prophet even when I want to smack them especially Prophet.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Catch a Ghost?

That Prophet comes off so alpha male yet can be submissive to Tom especially during post migraine sex. Also, Toms voodoo sense.

What aspect of Adam North’s performance would you have changed?

His Tom accent. It sometimes made Tom sound slow and stupid. He needed to listen to guys with a Cajun accent and then mellow it somewhat, since Tom hasn't always lived in the bayou. He does a great job with Prophet though. Cillian voice is ok. Also instead of saying Helo with a long e for helicopter he kept saying it with a short e and sounded like "hel o".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope just get annoyed with Prophet sometimes.

Any additional comments?

Adam does a great job with Prophet but other accents not so much. His narration is good not fast and he puts emotion in where it's needed but doesn't get overly dramatic.

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  • Imagine MM Reviews
  • 14-03-19

Fantastic!!

The story kept me engaged, but I couldn't help comparing the characters and storyline to Cut & Run. The biggest difference between the two being that Cut & Run is much better in terms of writing and characterization.

Hot sex between the two angst ridden MCs was a major plus in this book, however. The tension between the two men was nicely set up.

The narration really added to this story—I liked it much better listening to it than I did reading it the first time around. I am now totally committed to listening to the series and am anxious to see what further secrets are discovered!!

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  • A T
  • 27-01-19

Addictive start

This series has been sitting on my "shelves" for over a year since they were recommended multiple times and noted as a highly anticipated upcoming release by an online book group. With the recent release of the fourth book in the series, I decided to finally dive into the Hell or High Water universe.

Catch a Ghost is a romantic suspense that follows privately contracted mercenaries Prophet and Tom as they adjust to their new partnership, work a case that's a little too close to home, and explore their intense physical chemistry. I liked both characters and found their closely held secrets intriguing. Though we learn some of those secrets in Catch a Ghost, I imagine there's plenty more to come over the course of the series. The action scenes were fast-paced and held my attention and the case offered up twists, making this one that was hard to step away from. Add to that the incredibly sexy scenes between Prophet and Tom and some good banter, and I consider myself hooked.

I ended up doing the audio immersion reading for the bulk of Catch a Ghost. The narrator delivered a good performance, injecting just enough emotion into the scenes and changing up his voice enough to recognize the different characters without overacting it so much that I lost interest. Whether you go the audiobook or e-book route with this series, you're in for an enjoyable story.

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  • Dee Winston
  • 26-04-18

Loved

This book was very entertaining. but you're left with more questions than answers.. can't wait to find out what else

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  • brandi
  • 22-01-18

Worth reading

I liked the main characters but I'm a sucker for military or law enforcement badass bruding types. I felt like there was a bit of laziness in the writing. They're in a jam and then POOF, they're safe. The cadence of the story was off for me and also more undone at the end then done. I guess that's what makes you get the next book, which I will. Like I said, I like these guys. The narrator did a very good job. Could definitely tell the difference between the characters and really felt the emotions behind the words. I'm gonna have to agree with everyone else though. The New Orleans drawl could have been better. Overall, very good.

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  • Sativa
  • 06-10-16

2nd buy

had to get amazon copy for the audible. well worth money read twice and still loved listening to characters come alive hoping free fall and dirty deeds will be recorded too