Picking Up the Ghost

  • by Tone Milazzo
  • Narrated by Brandon Massey
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Living in St. Jude, a 110-year-old dying city on the edge of the Mississippi, is tough. But when a letter informs 14-year-old Cinque Williams of the passing of the father he never met, he is faced with an incomplete past and an uncertain future. A curse meant for his father condemns Cinque to a slow death even as it opens his eyes to the strange otherworld around him. With help from the ghost Willy T, an enigmatic White Woman named Iku, an African Loa, and a devious shape-shifter, Cinque gathers the tools to confront the ghost of his dead father. But he will learn that sometimes too much knowledge can be dangerous - and the people he trusts most are those poised to betray him.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Racist, and written for YA.... Just sad.

Racist, and written for YA.... Just sad. I tried. I kept hoping it would get better. Really just broke my heart that the target audience is children.
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- JC

Ok for the price

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. It gave me a look into a different culture's mythologies.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was ok. The author could have taken it out a little further. There were some questions left unanswered.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brandon Massey?

I don't know, since I am new to audio books.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

In my opinion, the narrator was very good while "in character". However, when reading the general parts of the book, he sounded like a middle school student who was uncomfortable reading aloud to the rest of the class.

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- Star's Mom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios