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Ghostly Start

Harper Harlow, Books 1-3
Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Summary

Harper Harlow can see and talk to ghosts. She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky, she's good at what she does.

Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead, he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper.

These two are on a collision course for each other, but danger is in the way. Can they survive long enough to give in to temptation, or will their chance at romance be cut short?

This is the first three books in the Harper Harlow mystery series. It includes Ghostly Interests, Ghostly Issues and Ghostly Deceits.

©2016 Lily Harper Hart (P)2016 Lily Harper Hart

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  • nellajo
  • 07-05-17

Cute story

The story was enjoyable. The characters were fun. I found the narrator's voice very annoying.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • C. Woods
  • 16-08-17

Most annoying narrator ever

The stories were ok at best, but the narrator sounds like a teenage robot. I honestly believe I could have done a better job. The nasal, squeally voices were just horrid.

The dialog was juvenile and was made even worse by the narrator. The stories weren't completely horrible. The subject matter was interesting, but felt like a teenager wrote them.

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  • pinkice
  • 06-10-18

predictable but cute murder based ghost stories

It's nice to turn off the news with all the breaking stories of disaster and trauma, and pop on this set of murder based ghost stories. This is a light hearted series, nottoo greusome, too suspenseful, or too sexual. Think Murder She Wrote, not Law& Order SVU. The narration was rather annoying and overly youthful characterization at times, but I found about 30 minutes in, that if I slowed the speed down on the player to about .85 it helped a lot! I still wouldn't be choosing this woman to narrate my late 20yr old and over characters at any speed, but the slowed speed helped me get through the voices and heat the story. I'm glad I found the box set, it seemed short, even at a slowed speed, and underdeveloped character plots so I probably would have been frustrated if I had purchased the single books. Although, because it's a series all at one time, you have to overlook the recaps in each next book. You'll understand when you listen. All in all, this was a great escape from the deeply disturbing, and I'm glad I picked this book set for my light Halloween season commute listen.

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  • Rose
  • 04-05-17

Great story - narrator needs work....

Love this series so far, great characters and storyline. However, the narrator makes it very difficult to enjoy. The main character is so high-pitched and nasal - it's like nails on a chalkboard. The narrator also mispronounces many words which is distracting. This series could be so much more entertaining with a different narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-18

worst narration ever

this could have been an okay series, but the narrator is so whiny, I want to slap her!

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  • Robert
  • 26-06-17

Decent series, weak narrator

The characters in the series are a little cartoonish, but the relationships are sitcom worthy and taken as a light read/listen they are a nice diversion.

Angel Clark is not a great reader. Her male voices all seem to overly-projected like they are mostly yelling. Uncle Mel is a horrible voice and grating. I won't *not* get a book because she is reading, but she also won't tip getting a book because she is reading.

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  • Paul Epley
  • 19-05-17

Slightly annoying characters

These characters just aren't that believable. They are both annoying, whiney, and too perfect all at the same time. Everyone gets along while simultaneously being catty, and no one has the sense to tell either the main protagonist (who is way too bossy) or her best friend (who is way too up in her business) that no one would think that they're over the top, and in fact everyone is jist so happy to tell them how great it all is, despite the total dysfunction in it all.

The narrator doesn't help much. I just didn't enjoy listenjng, whether because of the minor things, like pronouncing "autopsy" as "all-topsy" or the more major. The major annoyance was that she read everything as if every sentence was ended with an exclamation point. Also, half the men had horrible nasal voices (though I did appreciate her attempt to distinguish the various voices).

The story was passable (if not slightly predictable) and the love interests pretty much fawn all over each other throughout. Even someone like me, who can suspend reality for a bit, was rolling my eyes. So, be forewarned.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-17

Disappointing

It was really hard to appreciate the story for the narration. The characters all sounded very juvenile, and most of the male characters' voices were irritating as hell.

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  • Teresa
  • 14-11-18

Reader Yells

I cant listen anymore. The reader sounds like she's yelling all the time. I tried turning it down and slowing the speed but it didn't help. Wish I could get my credit back.

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  • MJM
  • 07-11-18

First 2 stories great but the third got annoying

I love the characters and the story lines are good. However the third book, which did have the best mystery of the three, became annoying with all their talk about their intimacy in the bath tub and other places (except the balcony which was Harper's fantasy), Jared becoming so needy it started to grate and discussion of his nipples as a running gag. Also Harper winding up being the quasi-damsel in distress at the end of each of the books with Jared foaming at the mouth threatening to kill the murder is getting old too. I might give book four a chance but I definitely need to give it a little time before I do.