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Illusion Town

Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Ghost Hunters, Book 13
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A new adventure begins on Harmony in the brand-new novel from New York Times best-selling author Jayne Castle.

Hannah West and Elias Coppersmith have no regrets about their impulsive wedding - because they can't remember it. All either can remember is that they were on the run. With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The coolly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity - as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him. But a honeymoon spent retracing their footsteps leads Hannah and Elias into the twisting underground catacombs, where secrets from both their pasts will come to light - and where the energy of their clashing auras will grow hot enough to burn.

©2016 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2016 Recorded Books

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  • Nini
  • 29-07-2016

Where is Joyce Bean?

First, let me start by saying that I love the Ghost Hunter series. Generally, I also like to listen to Barbara Rosenblat. But not in this series. Joyce Bean did an awesome job on the earlier ones that she narrated. I will probably bypass any future audio books in the series as this one was just hard to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-2016

Love the dust bunny

What made the experience of listening to Illusion Town the most enjoyable?

The story is great

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dust bunny

How did the narrator detract from the book?

If you can get past the sound of her voice the constant smacking she does will drive you crazy

Any additional comments?

Great book but the narrator sucks and really hurts the book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2016

Wrong narrator

I enjoy Barbara Rosenblatt's narration of the Anna Pigeon series, but her voice is just wrong for this series. I actually considered not purchasing the audiobook when I saw she was the narrator, but since Jayne Ann Krentz has never disappointed with her futuristic paranormals, I decided to take a chance. It took several chapters before I could get lost in the book without being forcibly dragged out by the narration. The story is great, and the characters nuanced, so it's a shame to have it pulled down by the narration.

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  • Carole
  • 03-08-2016

Narrator irritating

JAKs books need some new narrators. This voice was very old sounding and had strange pauses in the middle of sentences. This made it hard to concentrate in the story.

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  • Blue Stocking
  • 30-07-2016

Please don't let Barbara Rosenblatt read any more of Jayne Castle's books.

I liked the story. I like most if not all of Jayne Castle's stories. But the narrator makes it difficult to enjoy the stories. The voice is way too old for the character. She squeaks and quavers. Please stop using her. Try Rene Raudman or some one like her. PLEASE!

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  • Allen A. Dunn
  • 15-03-2017

Need new reader

This reader sounds like she's sucking her tongue. It's very annoying to listen to. I almost didn't buy this book when I saw her name

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  • amy
  • 23-01-2017

confused.

I have read all of the Jayne Castle books as well as JAK and Amanda Quick. I love anything arcane. the inflection in the readers voice made the heroine seam whiny when all of the feminine characters in her books are strong despite feeling alone in the world. I'm going to read this book myself and see if it was the intention of the writer but based on previous work I strongly doubt it. the story was okay but a bit predictable and the climax was a bit week. honestly I'm a bit disappointed after waiting so long for this book.

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  • Nvr2old
  • 02-12-2016

Everything that happens in Illusion Town stays in Illusion Town.

In Illusion Town Jayne Castle uses her ability to mix every day emotions and future day events into her trade mark editions of romance, adventure, and mystery all set 200 years from now. In Illusion Town she's recaptured the wit and action that has highlighted her earlier Arcane Mysteries/Romances. Prior to this book, author Castle had lobbed some cookie cutter, repetitive works that discouraged her ardent fans. In Illusion Town she shows that all is not lost. Now, if she could finagle a reader! Rosenblat portrayed the elder parts very well but for the rest, it was stilted. She placed the emphasis on the wrong part of a word and in many cases, the wrong word. I was convinced by the second chapter that Rosenblat hadn't even read the book before starting to record! To a new reader who didn't know the caliber of Castles work, Illusion Town would be in the "I tried but didn't make the cut" stack! Perhaps this story wasn't a 5 star but it's really hard to tell with an inadequate reader.

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  • Gisele B. Jurgensen
  • 19-10-2016

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I loved the book. Love Jayne castle books. The reader wasn't bad -- but not the best. Didn't get any feeling of excitement or adventure. Very monotoned.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-08-2016

Disappointed in this book.

What would have made Illusion Town better?

A different narrator. She is good, but not for this type of book. Emphasizing every other word is NOT necessary.

Has Illusion Town turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, as long as this narrator is not used it should be ok.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barbara Rosenblat?

Don't know.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I thought I had listened to all her books. I felt like I had missed at least one after starting this one. Don't remember Illusion Town ever being mentioned before and it is supposed to be the go to entertainment place?

Any additional comments?

I hope the rest are better than this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful