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Dog Gone Ghost

By: Angie Fox
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Summary

Who let the dogs...and cats...out?

Verity Long's new ghost-hunting career has gone to the dogs - literally. A spirit is releasing animals from their cages at the Sugarland Animal Rescue Center. It's an unusual haunting that gets even more bizarre when she uncovers a new clue in a case of a missing child. Verity vows to reunite the lost boy with his family. And when she does, Verity just might answer the age-old question: Do all dogs go to heaven?

©2017 Angie Fox (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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A Captivating Short Story!

I am already a fan of Ms Fox's writing style and this short story didn't let me down. It is written with the same level of detail and care as her full novels and I loved it; I found myself on the edge of my seat with tension (and a wee bit of fear), tears trailed down my cheeks with emotion but there were enough chuckle moments to balance it all out nicely. No hunky Sheriff Ellis in this story but Lucy Verity's gorgeous pet skunk and ghostly gangster Frankie have their roles to play in this tale I'm happy to say.

I downloaded the narration too and once again enjoyed being whisked away to Sugarland by Tavia Gilbert's performance - fabulous!

The only reason I rated this 4 stars not 5 was down to the length Vs price but I worry that I'm doing the story a disservice - it really is 5 star quality!

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  • Jill
  • 16-12-19

5 Stars

5 Stars. Dog Gone Ghost is book 4.5 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. This book is a quick read/listen at only 53 pages or 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts.

In this book, Verity gets a ghost hunting job at the local animal shelter. Someone has been letting all of the animals out of their cages at night and a shelter worked offered Verity a trade. She will help leash train Verity's pet skunk, Lucy, if Verity will get to the bottom of the animal escapes at the shelter. Things take a turn when Verity sees the ghost who is causing the trouble and recognizes him as a nine year old boy, named Parker, who went missing 10 years prior. Parker's faithful dog, Bailey, has recently died and Parker is searching for her everywhere. Verity, Frankie, and Parker go on the search for Bailey so the boy and his dog can be reunited. In Dog Gone Ghost, Verity does something she has never done before with a spirit. Something that reaffirms her abilities and the good she can do.

I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator does a really good job. Her voices were distinct and clear and her pronunciation was good.

So far, I still recommend this series!

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  • TVNerd95
  • 07-07-18

Huge Emotional Punch in Little Package

So I really love these little novellas that go with this series. They are great little additions and ramp up the emotional level a lot higher than the other books in the series. Verity is up to her usual “do-gooder” status in this one and drags Frankie along kicking and screaming as usual. I liked the fact the ghost in this one wasn’t from the historical time of Sugarland but was rather a more recent inductee to the ghost world. The story just comes down the tale of a boy and his dog and is wonderfully sweet. The only issue I had with this book is that Frankie was a little inconsistent as compared to book 4 and book 5 in the series. This story is in between those two but Frankie is closer to a book 2 Frankie not a book 4 Frankie.

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  • Lori Hanson
  • 20-01-20

A lot of emotion in a short story

Just what I needed for a quick pick-me-up. Verity gets involved in a missing person case and brings a family back together. Some may think it could have been longer, but we need the quickies as well as the more involved stories. I feel like I got all the information I needed and, once again, I didn't immediately figure out the ending. My mark of a good mystery.

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  • Dawn
  • 16-07-19

Wow, what an amazing short story

Wow, what an amazing short story, I got all choked up and teary eyed. Angie Fox is an amazing author, keep up the good work!

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  • Relax n' Read
  • 18-06-18

Same great writing, just sad

My mom and I listened to this one while traveling cross country and loved the series, but this one was sad enough we had a hard time not crying at the end. Let me tell you crying and driving just don't go together. The story is well developed and has humorous moments like her other books in the series, but it does have some very sad, touching moments in this one that the others didn't. I am not one for sad stories so that is why I gave it a four for the story. But Tavia Gilbert is now on my All Time Favorite Narrators List. She is amazing and does an awesome job with not only different voices for each character and keeping them straight throughout each book, but she adds drama and effects to her reading that make visualizing the story so easy. You really get sucked into the story and can so easily visualize the characters. Angie Fox does a great job with her descriptions and story telling while Tavia Gilbert brings them to life.

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  • franfire
  • 12-06-18

Awesome story but too short!

Loved every minute of this story and for the first time, an audio book made me cry. Every book in this series is great, Angie Fox is a wonderful writer and Tavia Gilbert is the most perfect reader for this series. A must for lovers of story's about people with relationships with ghosts. Very entertaining

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  • Kathy C
  • 04-06-18

Will bring a tear to your eye.

This book was a joy to read. Tugs at your heart but also laughable, great!

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  • Eclectic
  • 31-05-18

Verity Does it Again!

Love this series. This time it is a sweet story which should come with a Kleenex warning! Don't miss it!

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  • Rachel H McIntosh
  • 23-05-18

Enjoyable but short

Great short story from one of my fav authors, didn’t realize it was short but that’s probably why it was just a few dollars to purchase...