Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $35.50

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...especially a dead one holding a grudge.

Back on Deadwood's list of usual suspects, Violet Parker is hip deep in wild frights and fired-up females. After juggling bitter threats, haunted buildings, and vengeful ghosts, the last thing she needs is a pair of bullheaded detectives trying to pin another murder on her tail.

Can Violet find the real killer before she ends up behind bars? Or worse, on a slab at the morgue.

©2016 Ann Charles (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What listeners say about A Wild Fright in Deadwood

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pat
  • Pat
  • 27-04-2017

A Geat Addition to the Series

When you have a series where the overall story arc becomes more important than any individual tale, you sometimes get a weak entry that continues the narrative but is unsatisfying as a self-contained book, and unfortunately the Deadwood series has had at least one of those. But I am happy to say that that is not the case with A Wild Fright in Deadwood. This is a book that answers a lot of questions and sets things up for more revelations to come.

There is a lot happening in this book. No less than 4 murders get solved, one going back as far as Book 3. Violet is gifted a magnificent new weapon. We also get two spectacular visits from Prudence the ghost, Wilda Hessler is up to her old tricks as well as some new ones at the Old Prospector Hotel, strange things are still happening in Ms. Wolff's old apartment, and there is a new haunted location to investigate along with a new other-worldly "Other" for Violet to conquer. Along the way, she also manages some sexy time with Doc.(Let me just mention here that in addition to comic para-normal mysteries, Ann Charles can sure write a steaming hot sex scene. Yowsa!)

Caroline Shaffer does an outstanding job as narrator. All of the characters - men, women and children - have distinct, recognizable voices, which is no mean feat. I have re-listened to all of the Deadwood books many times, and the combination of Ann Charles' hilarious prose with Ms. Shaffer's voice is the reason.

The only complaint I have is that I don't understand why the audiobook version didn't get released until 8 months after the printed book came out. This delay also happened with the last book. These books are simply meant to be listened to, and my reading them aloud really doesn't take the place of a great narrator!

As with many series, the listener would be confused if they started with this book rather than working their way through it from Book 1. But series regulars will love this book.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for fallenjade
  • fallenjade
  • 17-04-2021

Ok then... I will need the next book now

This was great. I am living for the paranormal side of the story. It gets better each book. Hence I will need to head over to the follow up

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifer R
  • Jennifer R
  • 09-08-2019

Kept me coming back

I listen in the car on way to & from work. Definately made the drive go by faster.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Diana Mc
  • Diana Mc
  • 23-05-2017

Too much "sex"...?

Would you try another book from Ann Charles and/or Caroline Shaffer?

Not Ann Charles. Caroline Shaffer, yes.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The setting and premise. The 'romance.'

What does Caroline Shaffer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She read well although there was at least one mispronunciation. No issues with the narration.

Do you think A Wild Fright in Deadwood needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

Any additional comments?

The book contained a number of "heavy petting" scenes between two mature adults, Including one in a bar/restaurant and a full-blown sex scene at the end. Not my thing and the book would have been a whole lot shorter without them. I would suspect the bar patrons would have been muttering, "Get a room" too. The plot (ghosts, etc) got rather confused too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sherrie
  • Sherrie
  • 02-05-2021

Makes me laugh out loud!/

I love this series. The shenanigans the characters pull and the commentary of some of them make it laugh-out-loud funny. You never know what to expect from one book to the other but it's nice to know that Violet has a team that has her back 100%.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shandra Shaw
  • Shandra Shaw
  • 10-04-2021

A wild fright in deadwood

This is such an awesome series. Absolutely loved it and all the wondercul charactors. The narrator did such a brilliant job.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Suzi Q
  • Suzi Q
  • 20-03-2021

I tried, but I just couldn’t get into it.

Apparently a lot of people like this type of story, but to me the plot was all over the place and I only made it through a few chapters before deciding it just isn’t for me.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-03-2021

sensational!!!

I love this series. Once I start listening I can't quite. The characters are really like family. It's family I have always wanted to have. Wonderful sense of humor and always has my back.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2021

great little series but

They take do long to tell the stories. they could have shortened this series by cutting out some of the random tidbits that could go off into another story that aren't necessary. 8 books in only couple murders solved that started in book one..... there is too much filler of just hanging out that drag the books. She's just finding out who she is and now had a weapon and book.... reminds me of Grimm tv show but not as well written. what's supposed to be scary isn't. the BS bad cop good cop hawk and Cooper are too much. Cooper still a non-believer even after seeing all he has. Why did Reece know about supernatural stuff when no one else did.
why did it take until this book to share the BS going on with her baby daddy. why didn't she tell her boss and get help? why hasn't Nat been caught yet? so much drags on.... trying to make it suspenseful but drops the ball. it has gotten more interesting is why I keep listening. and the narrator is awesome at voices!!!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Emil
  • Emil
  • 27-08-2020

Man in deadwood

I’m an otr truck driver, as such I listen to a wide verity of audiobooks. Everything from political thrillers to sci fi and fantasy. But sometimes I just want a good fun listen and I always turn to Ann Charles.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.