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AUDIOBOOK WEEK REVIEW: “Duck Duck Ghost” by Rhys Ford

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Narrated by: Tristan James

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.

REVIEW:

I know I just said that I’m not so sure about audibles and I’m still wavering with a firm decision on my fondness for the lovely Mrs. Ford’s stories…and here I am again. I couldn’t get Wolf and Tris out of my head. I found myself craving the deep sultry voice of Mr. James and I couldn’t resist giving them another go.

Frankly, I am still trying to conclude how well things went this time.

I deliberately planned my listening time when it was more convenient for my schedule, but soon discovered I was addicted and couldn’t put down my ear-buds.

This was…problematic. I accidentally left it playing (still not sure HOW?!) on my phone and to my utter mortification someone caught the down and dirty of a hot lovemaking scene. Yeahhh, that was unpleasant. Along with that, I fell asleep more times than I care to admit (again), but then I relished in the times when I could *listen* when I was unable to read. I’m sitting firmly on the middle line…stuck between a love/hate relationship with audiobooks.

I must give props to the narrator, this sequel had a couple of challenging voices and he nailed them all. I found it extremely engaging and will certainly seek out more of his work in my future dabbles in the audible world.

Wolf and Tris began with a quick hot flame and sizzled just as quickly. Things kick off with them…separated. Not what I was expecting.

Wolf panics, tucks tail, and runs. Tris is nursing his broken heart surrounded by Wolf’s family. After some much needed groveling, they go for ‘take two’ and venture to Wolf’s aunt’s home to check out a possible haunting. Of course, where ever Tristan goes, spooks follow and it turns out to be a full fledged poltergeist.

Annnnnd, this is where I fell off the Wolf/Tris wagon.

It was scary. I’m talking creepy, freaky, and all sorts of wrong scary. Give me snarling werewolves and blood thirsty vampires any day, but possessed porcelain dolls? Hell no. I slept with the lights on for days after this horrifying tale. *pouts* Which totally blows because I am hooked on Wolf and his sexy blond sixth-sense boyfriend.

I am thoroughly impressed that such a bone-chilling tale was told with such elegant words. The writing IS gorgeous, flowery but nonetheless quite striking. If you aren’t a big sissy like me and like creeptastic PNR, I think this will be a winner for you.

I honestly don’t know what to do if a third book is released. I really really don’t want to want it…but I think I will.

 

RATING: 3 STARS

BOOK INFO-

24438447Title: Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2)
Author: Rhys Ford
Narrator: Tristan James
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 8 hrs 5 min
Release Date: January 9, 2015
Purchase Links: Dreamspinner, Audible 

2 comments on “AUDIOBOOK WEEK REVIEW: “Duck Duck Ghost” by Rhys Ford

  1. Victoria
    February 25, 2015

    It took me a few tries to become addicted to audiobooks. I love them!

    Like

  2. Sheri
    February 25, 2015

    Did it? Have you had any embarrassing mishaps??
    I’m nervous yet anxious to try again.
    What’s your favorite so far?

    Like

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