As another reviewer said, this is a matter of taste, but I find the subject matter at odds with the cheerful banter. Really good fiction draws the reader into the story, so that there is no thought as to how the work could be better. There are stories where the "bad guys" do terrible things and the "good guys" refuse to quit and remain confident, and still manage to be enraged by the terrible things that they are fighting against. Here the cheerful banter overwhelms the idea that children are being kidnapped, and old ladies kicked. We get a nod to isn't this awful, and onto the next joke. The best comedy never winks at the audience, and the characters in this book are constantly winking and noting how cute they are. To repeat, this is a matter of taste. For example I like the way Jim Butcher's Dresden never takes himself seriously, but takes keeping the world safe very seriously. I almost didn't finish this, because I felt insulted by the lame jokes, I just thought it would get past the silly phase and get better. All of which isn't to say that others might find this book funny, but Medium Dead does not fit my sense of humor.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I tried to read this twice. Got as far as the second half and just couldn't stick with it. I just found the characters silly in a cartoonish kind of way and I couldn't get into the story. I think a youngster would probably like it. Not much else to say about it since I didn't (couldn't) finish the book.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. It's funny, fast paced and a slightly different premise than any other paranormal fiction I've read.
What did you like best about this story?
The FBI hostage negotiation call line with phone tree options including a canary yellow SUV with bank robber on board bumper sticker and almost empty tank for faster get away.
What does Noelle Romano bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Her delivery is perfect for the female character..
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes. I laughed all the way through.
Any additional comments?
This is an unexpected treasure. I'm going to look for more books by this author and this narrator.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
I stumbled onto this book by chance during a search on Audible. I decided to give it a try and I am very glad I did. A great twist on the paranormal genre as well as a fabulous sense of humor in the characters. I am going to find more soon by this Author. Great job by the Narrator as well.
I Really was laughing out loud during the beginning of this book. How can two people get in this much trouble?
What did you love best about Medium Dead?
Sometimes I am just in the mood for something light and fun and this book was exactly what I was looking for.
What other book might you compare Medium Dead to and why?
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen, Dead Medium by Peter John, Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (anything by Christopher Moore actually). All of these are light, fun and entertaining.