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Ghost Gone Wild by Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery #2
Published by Tantor Audio on April 9, 2019
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 5 hours, 58 minutes
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
However, it's particularly inconvenient while I'm trying to tackle my first wedding season. Between twelve hour days, an assistant with a case of butter fingers (not the chocolate kind), and the flood of tourists in town, I’m struggling to keep a grip on my sanity.
All I want is three months of peace from the spirit world.
But when local ghosts start going missing, I have to do something.
After all, it’s not like they go to the Hamptons.
Missing ghosts, a posthumously alimony-hungry divorcee, and a raging bridezilla. Yup, my bingo card is officially full. Can I get a prize and go home now?
I recently reviewed Betwixt which has a variety of novellas set in the town, and is a bridge between Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries and the Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries, and introduces Scarlet. Ghost Hunter Next Door is the first in her series. The books of both series are in Kindle Unlimited.
Now we are in the thick of things, as Scarlet is in the busy wedding season for her shop, trying to handle her relationship with Lucas, and deal with some crazy ghost issues. Of course, there’s a murder in the mix also. She has so much happening, it’s no wonder she’s tired, can’t please everyone, and she doesn’t get much support from her ghost friends in this round.
I really enjoyed the personal growth Scarlet had in Ghosts Gone Wild. She was forced to set some boundaries with the ghosts. She also learned some things about having a relationship with Lucas. Most interesting, she has started to learn more about herself and her capabilities, as well as learning more about ghosts also. Next up is When Good Ghosts Get the Blues.
Amanda Ronconi is a well-loved narrator and handles this series well. I listened at my usual 1.5x speed. The voices were distinct for the small number of primary characters, both male and female voices. She certainly nailed the voice of the annoying Kimberly.
Listen to a clip:
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Great review, Anne! I’m living vicariously through your reviews of this series. And, I listened to the narrator and loved the sample.
Thanks Jonetta. These are fun and fast. They are not dark or thought-provoking for the most part. It’s a cozy sort of mystery. I wouldn’t read these all the time but it’s a nice change of pace. These are well-written and narrated compared to many other series.
I struggled a bit with this one, but you’re right she is really learning both about ghosts and relationships. Again, the ghost friends were a fun addition though, poor Hayward. 🙂
Looking forward to the next book.
Some of the villains seemed a bit cliche. I like the development of Scarlet as a person and “ghost whisperer.” I am very much looking forward to learning more about her talents.
I just started this one on Friday. I really love this author.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart
We are listening to some of the same great books. But that is partly because we influence each other too! Enjoy!
this series looks kind of fun 😀 I know Sophia Reviewed it and also had fun with it, so curious!
It is quirky and fun. A cozy paranormal mystery with a bit of romance.
This sounds fun and the cover is too cute!
I hope you enjoy it if you try it. It’s definitely light not dark, cozy rather than horror.
I feel like I have been seeing this series around a lot and I think I would enjoy it. I love paranormal cozies and Amanda Ronconi is a favorite narrator. Glad you enjoyed this one, Anne!
You very well might enjoy them for those reasons. I have seen them around often too. They are in KU and Tantor is just releasing the audiobooks now (which is how I have started them) They are also short compared to some things I read or listen.
I love how good this series sounds, Anne! And the clip of the narration is fantastic! Wonderful review!
Thank you! They are light and fun, quite different than most of my reads really. Other than straight contemporary romance I read sometimes. It adds some quirky balance to my reading.
I completely agree with your assessment about Scarlet’s growth. I feel like she’s really maturing and I am enjoying getting to know her. Nice review.
Thank you! It’s a fun series but Scarlet’s personal growth makes it a very great read. Changes it from a 3 heart to a 4 heart read for me.
This sounds like a fun book. I would like to start with the first in the series. Great review.
They are fun if you like cozies. The ebooks, some with audio are in KU if you have it or get it on a deal.