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I have to admit I found my attention drifting on this one. Plot was OK but got a little convoluted.
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Alice Carpenter is terrified but her aunt Twila helps her step up to solve the murder in a haunted hotel. Alice is saved by her Rottweiler Trucker, the ghost and her cop ex-husband. love stories, revenge and just evil all have a place in this tale.
The story is nothing striking, it is what it appears to be. I think this one is slightly better written than the first book in the series. There are moments when you get parts of the story that have no relevance to the plot, especially the time taken up with the description of meeting a skunk and her family. It was an amusing interlude, so I didn't mind that too much, but it didn't really add much relevance to the plot of the story. It did tie in slightly, but not completely.
The big problem I had was with the overall performance. I don't know if it was because I started to listen to this book straight after I had heard a superb narrator or what, but the narrator did seem to have trouble separating out the characters at times. And there was one major mispronunciation of a word. That aside, she gave credence to the emotions of the piece, and so it wasn't all bad. I've certainly heard a lot worse.
Overall the narrator I could tolerate, the biggest issue was the sound engineering. It was dreadful! The whole story continually swapped volume, changing between between loud and quiet, loud and quiet, loud and quiet.. well, you get the idea. That is the main reason I have marked down performance. If it wasn't for that, I would have given the narrator a three star mark.
This has been my biggest complaint with Audible. I love being able to download so many audio books because I have health issues that don't allow me to hold books like I could. So to have the experience ruined by bad sound on not just this book, but others I have downloaded as well grates rather.
If Audible get that sorted out I have no doubt they would sell much more, and overall this problem does seem better, but it's still not perfect.