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Michelle Brown is a struggling small business owner from a small town in northwest Georgia. Just as it seems as though her entire world is crumbling beneath her, Michelle learns she is the heiress to a multi-million dollar fortune. However, she soon realizes that her blessing may indeed be her worst nightmare as she faces a trial full of conspiracy, romance, and even the paranormal.

©2010 Ava Sprayberry Abernathy (P)2019 Ava Sprayberry Abernathy

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Engaging narrative

This is a unique plot with a lot of elements that ultimately tie together. It is told as two stories that mingle before they end. Loved the main character (despite her indescribable irresponsible treatment of money). Unique elements in the plot kept me wondering and thinking throughout. The narrator herself was great. Very good tone and pace. Absolutely loathed the editing though. It left huge chunks of time between chapters... like 15 seconds. It kept me checking to see if my phone was okay. Absolutely obnoxious! I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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Fantastic mystery by a brilliant author

Well narrated brilliant mystery a real page turner with a twist at the end absolutely great

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The Story of Michelle Brown Vandivere

This was a good story.I felt it needed editing and that the narrator,Alicia Hopper, could have run words by someone,if she did not know how to pronounce them.There was too much time between the end of sentences and the next chapter.Other than that,her narration was ok.Also the timeline had me confused.Suposedly a man who still has slaves and can shoot them and have it swept under the rug,has a daughter who gets pregnant out of wedlock.She runs away and her child is adopted.When she is an adult she is informed she has inherited this mans inheritance.This seems to be in the year we live now,so how it stretched that far,I don't know. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Disappointing

I'd like to give this 2.5 stars but as that's not possible I've decided to lower it as I really can't bring myself to give it 3 stars. The story is quite good if sometimes predictable but it's still an entertaining read. Several twists to the plot keep it moving along. However in many places the writing is extremely repetitive, stating the same thing several times in slightly different ways but occasionally in exactly the same words. The characters all spend far too much time "procrastinating out loud" or trying to justify all their actions to themselves and the listener to the point where the poor listener is almost screaming, "Ok, enough, I get it, just do it". Several of the character's decisions are poorly thought out and make little sense, with just about every one of them jumping to wrong conclusions about everything. The narration also let's the book down. The reading is very mechanical with no emotion to give life to the participants. There is little if any voice acting with no differentiation between the voices of the characters. Particularly irritating is the lack of any gap between paragraphs or scene changes, not even an extra breath so at times the story has moved on but the listener doesn't at first realise that. All in all not one of the better books I've read in 2019. I received a free copy of this audiobook either from the author or a promotion or giveaway and am voluntarily writing an honest and unbiased review.

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A disappointment

Michelle Brown Vandivere learns after 27 years she was adopted and a grandfather she had never known had left her a multi millionaire and a large estate. Little did she know that this windfall was not as it seemed. The old man Charles Vandivere wanted revenge. Lots of romance, coupled with lies, revenge and a touch of the supernatural. The narrator, not so good. She read too fast and in a monotone. No difference between character voices, which got me a little mixed up at times as to who was talking. There were also long pauses between chapters.

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  • Janalyn
  • 07-04-20

My favorite book by Diana Brock

Although this is a different style for a book from Diana Brox normal offering, I do think it is my favorite. Michelle find out that not only she is adopted and her biological family has left her in a state and a sizable inheritance., But there are strings attached. Her best friend knows something is up, but Michelle won’t listen. The story goes from Cameron day to Michelle‘s mother and father‘s plate during the pregnancy of her. This book was so good I thoroughly enjoyed it I cannot say enough about it. There are some things I want to say, but I won’t as I don’t want to spoil it. All I can say is read this book it is so good!

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  • MDW 77
  • 29-02-20

Intriguing Story

I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. At first I thought this would be straight forward and predictable plot, but was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns the story line took as the book progressed. I agree that the pauses at the end of each chapter were frustrating, as mentioned by other reviewers, but overall I thought this was an enjoyable listen. If you like mystery with a side of romance and a little supernatural flare, this book is for you!

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 28-02-20

Mystery

Suspense betrayal murder and paranormal what more could you ask for. Michelle learns her grandfather left her a fortune that someone doesn’t want her to inherit. The narration was a big miss for me and the audio track seemed off but I was still able to enjoy the story

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  • Deedra
  • 23-02-20

The Story of Michelle Brown Vandivere

This was a good story.I felt it needed editing and that the narrator,Alicia Hopper, could have run words by someone,if she did not know how to pronounce them.There was too much time between the end of sentences and the next chapter.Other than that,her narration was ok.Also the timeline had me confused.Suposedly a man who still has slaves and can shoot them and have it swept under the rug,has a daughter who gets pregnant out of wedlock.She runs away and her child is adopted.When she is an adult she is informed she has inherited this mans inheritance.This seems to be in the year we live now,so how it stretched that far,I don't know. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • cora
  • 20-02-20

Great story

I like the story I like the mystery to it the whole storyline kept me there. The only thing that kind of turned me not off but kind of iffy was the narrator. It was like she wasn’t a manikin it sounded like she was reading from a script. What I recommend this book yes,

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  • Nicole
  • 21-12-19

This is great!!!!!

What a great story! The twists and turns keep you wondering! Michelle and her friend &family are are keeping it interesting for sure! Great ending! I received a free copy and left my honest review

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  • sandymill
  • 20-12-19

a mystery

I enjoyed this story book. The narrator did a great job with the story. She brought the story to life for me. Michelle is a struggling small business owner from a small town. When her business might be taking away from her. She finds out that she has a grandpa that she didn't know of and also that she was adopted. She learns that her grandpa has a multi-million dollar fortune that he has left to her. When she gets to her grandpa's house things start to happen that can't be explained. She start to have dream of things too. There is also a mystery to this story too. Who are her real parents and why are things happening at her grandpa's house. I received a complimentary copy to listen to from the author. This is my honest unbiased opinion.

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  • Jennwtx
  • 08-12-19

Ok story not so good narration

The premise of the story is good but, very predictable. The narration was very blah. There were long pauses between each chapter..lots of radio silence and there is no distinct voice changes for the characters it all bleeds together.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 14-11-19

Deep seeded revenge

The Story of Michelle Brown Vandivere is a book of suspense, hatred, betrayal, murder and a touch of the paranormal. Charles Vandivere will not let his hatred go for the people and things that he believes brought shame and devastation to the family. The storyline is absolutely phenomenal as the book is back and forth helping you the past with the future. The whole story is actually told so that you are kept in track. The characters become more developed as the story goes on and you are able to watch them become stronger. The narration of this book by Alicia Harper was amazing. I received this audio book at my request. I am leaving my honest review here voluntarily of my own volition. I highly recommend this book if you like suspense and the supernatural.

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  • Petro van Vuuren
  • 07-08-20

nail biting goodness

I received a free code to listen to this book and I did so willingly extraordinary book I absolutely enjoyed it from start to finish. it kept me on the edge of my seat. absolutely excellent narration