Audio: Big Ghosts Don’t Cry by Danielle Garrett @authordgarrett @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted August 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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Audio: Big Ghosts Don’t Cry by Danielle Garrett @authordgarrett @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksBig Ghosts Don't Cry by Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery #4
Published by Tantor Audio on September 10, 2019
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 4 hours, 39 minutes
Source: Publisher
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Fresh off my Voodoo-tastic vacation to New Orleans, I find myself presented with the first test of my newly discovered magic. There’s been a murder in the neighboring town of Pine Shoals and the victim has decided she’s not cut out for the spectral life and needs a gentle push into the Otherworld.

As it turns out, conjuring some magic and telling a ghost to ‘go towards the light’ isn’t quite good enough, and now the hysterical ghost is stuck in some kind of limbo land.

It’s up to me to solve her murder before the poor ghost goes insane—or, becomes demon food. Whichever happens first.

Reapers creepers.

I have been reviewing the books in the Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries  as they are released. The previous series is the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries which I am working on reading.   The books of both series are in Kindle Unlimited.

Big Ghosts Don’t Cry is my favorite so far!  I have always felt the books were well-written and the narrator is talented. The stories are a blend of a mystery,  Scarlet’s personal growth and her romance with Lucas.  My concern was that most of the book was taken up with working the mystery which was sometimes more blundering.  Scarlet was NOT trying to figure out or learn about her abilities. Her relationship with Lucas often got a few pages in the epilogue or last chapter.

Now it was all integrated throughout the story!!!  We got a murder mystery with a ghost who doesn’t know what happened to her.  Scarlet learns more about her skills and actually works on developing them a bit.  Lucas is woven in all across the chapters.  And yes,  we still get more exciting updates at the end!


Amanda Ronconi is a well-loved narrator with lots of experience in this paranormal genre.    Scarlet, Lucas, Flapjack, Gwen and Hayward all have unique voices and are now familiar to me.  I listened at my usual 1.5x speed. Her performance added to my enjoyment.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Danielle Garrett

From a young age, Danielle Garrett was obsessed with fantastic places and the stories set in them. As a lifelong bookworm, she’s gone on hundreds of adventures through the eyes of wizards, princesses, elves, and some rather wonderful everyday people as well.

Danielle now lives in Oregon and while she travels as often as possible, she wouldn’t call anywhere else home. She shares her life with her husband and their house full of animals, and when not writing, spends her time being a house servant for three extremely spoiled cats.

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Narration (Audio)
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Posted August 24, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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