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Publisher's Summary

Soccer mom Yvette Palmer lives an ordinary life in San Antonio, Texas when a box is delivered to her by mistake, and in taking it to its rightful owner - a crotchety neighbor named Mona who shares her back fence - is drawn into a strange and haunting tale.
Mona's ratty robe, mood swings, and secretive behavior all raise red flags, and Yvette is sure someone else is living there despite Mona's claim to live alone, but Yvette is unable to break away as she listens to how Mona transformed from a young college woman about to be married to the odd, reclusive, ghost of a woman she is now.
As Yvette listens to her neighbor's tale, she discovers a shocking connection, but doesn't know whether Mona's come to help or to harm her and her family.
©2012, 2013 Eva Pohler (P)2014 Eva Pohler
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By Shirley on 08-01-16

A waste of time

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't think of anyone who might enjoy this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Eva Pohler again?

Not if Nancy Alexander is the narrator. I am sorry to be so critical but maybe with a different narrator, I could have made it through the first chapter. I even went to the written version and read it for a bit but still didn't like the book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

No reaction beyond telling myself it would be a waste of time to go further.

Any additional comments?

I have always finished every book I start because I feel like a book must have something or why would it be published.In the future, if I want an audible version, I will be closely watching for the name of the narrator and won't get anything narrated by this narrator.
Yvette, the main character, is supposed to be a fairly young wife and mother but the narrator's voice was like an old lady. Totally miscast! I paid for the Audible version and am going to ask for a refund.

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By chris on 08-15-14

Spooky...Scary...NOT!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't imagine. The concept was intriguing: mystery box delivered to wrong address, creepy neighbor, etc... But the story was so simplistic and convoluted. I wasn't able to believe a word of it, nor was I "lured" into being frightened by the protagonist's repetition of "spooky and scary" or "liar!" after every new "revelation" in this interminable story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Eva Pohler again?

I wouldn't think so.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator's performance was fine. My problem is with the script she was reading. Maybe she was as put out by the storyline as I was...she sighed a lot throughout the reading.

What character would you cut from The Mystery Box?

The protagonist and the "spooky and scary" neighbor "Mona".

Any additional comments?

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 04-28-17

so so.

Good story but I found the narrator's voice/accent quite qrating as she sounded very nasel.

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