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Principles of Spookology

Spectral Files Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kirt Graves
Series: Spectral Files Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

No one said being a medium would be easy. 

Rain Christiansen, former FBI agent and current cold case detective, is starting to think it's the hardest job he's ever had - and the most important. He's determined to accept all the changes in his formerly well-ordered life, but that means embracing a whole lot of weird. There's no instruction manual for meshing his work with his medium duties, and he's painfully aware that he's flubbing the job. So are the ghosts, who are becoming increasingly impatient. And stronger. 

To complicate matters, he's not sure what these spooktacular developments mean for his relationship. It certainly seems like Daniel McKenna, his partner in work and life, is in it for the long haul. But Rain can't help but wonder how long that patience will last...and what he'll do if Danny decides the intrusive ghosts are just too much. 

Rain thought accepting his supernatural gifts would be the solution to his troubles. But he's starting to realize his problems are just getting started.

©2020 S. E. Harmon (P)2020 Tantor

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  • W.F.
  • 29-06-2020

Spooky. Quirky. Sexy.

What a fun entertaining ride was listening to Principle of Spookology , book 2 , in the Spectral Files duet .

The mystery/murder/investigation plotline was tightly woven and nicely done. It kept me engaged and trying to find out the villain/villains (no spoilers from me) identity and motivation.

Resolution both in the romance storyline and in the police/ghosts storylines was very satisfying. Actually, they're perfect.

Kirt Graves narration was solid. The production clean and seamless. The voices he used were distinctive and well matched.

The change in narrators between P.S. I Spook You and Principles of Spookology didn't impact my enjoyment of both audiobooks.

Re-listen: Yes
Recommend: Yes

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  • Kathy V.
  • 24-06-2020

Worth the wait

I was waiting & hoping for more stories about Rain & Danny. The first book, PS I Spook You, was amazing. I was so intrigued by Rain and his ability to see ghosts.

This book continues the saga of Rain coming to grips with his special "skill set" while trying to figure out how to get a handle on those pesky ghosts who know no boundaries. His reluctant attempts at seeking out help from various Guru's was hikarious.

I love the formation of the PTU, and the growing pains of working together as a team with Rain's odd ability at the forefront. There is still good old fashioned police work to be had, mixed in with the more unusual set of skills Rain brings to the table.

The continuing saga of Rain & Danny trying to put the pieces back together in their growing relationship was both realistic & heartwarming. They just work for me as a couple.

My only negative about the audio version was the change in narrator from the first book. It did not work for me, at all.

Noah Michael Levine did such a brilliant job of narration in the first book. He not only breathed life into the characters, but he gave them very distinct voices & personalities. Both of which were sorely lacking in this sequel. As someone who is visually impaired, I rely on the narrator to help me escape into the world created in the book. When done correctly it's magical.

I truly hope there will be further takes of the adventures of Rain Christiansen & Danny McKenna! This story was fantadtic, and I can't t wait for more!

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  • AElistens
  • 12-07-2020

another great story in the Spectral files...

Definitely my favorite book in the series... so far.

Rain and Danny are back.

Rain is haunted by a ghost. In order to get some peace he follows the fews clues each haunting brings and it leads him to another cold case. A missing person. but that's only the tip of the iceberg....

Amazing story.

Kirk Graves does an incredible job. I love this book and his reading is just perfect!

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  • HUFFLEPUFF
  • 11-07-2020

Narration is key and this book is locked.

I loved the first book! The narrator was better. This gentleman is not the T. Please try again.

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  • Ellen
  • 24-06-2020

Great book needs a better performer

I love S.E. Harmon books, with their rich descriptions and detailed character development. I have listened to them all and have been waiting for this audio release for so long. As usual, the story is great, but I have been disappointed by the narration from the first paragraph. He sounds bored, and he mispronounces words like “vague.” Rain was so interesting in P.S. I Spook You, and the narrator made us feel it. This performance is lackluster at best, and he makes Rain seem aloof. Great authors’ books should be read by great narrators. Please consider a different performer next time.

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  • A T
  • 12-09-2020

So dang good

I didn’t initially plan on the audiobook being the first time I read through book 2 of this series, but I’m not unhappy that is the way it worked out. The narrator is a fantastic fit for Rain, capturing his sarcasm, wit, nerves, and energy, bringing the story to life in a way that often had me smiling or even laughing out loud.

I’ve loved this series and couple since meeting them years ago when the first book released and am so happy to see more and more who’ve found this series with the rerelease. Even better, this is a series that continues to deliver. Between the interesting stories, fantastic characters, sweet and hot romance, witty and snarky banter, and great writing- this series has it all. I’m not a frequent rereader, but these, especially the audio versions, are ones I will go back to and enjoy just as much as the first time.

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  • Geraldine
  • 26-06-2020

Love the story, hate the narrator

The problem here is that the narrator of the first book, PS I Spook you, Noah Michael Levine, did such a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, their voices were wonderful and distinct. Not so Kirt Graves. Rain and Danny sounded like old men, with the same old voice, although at points Danny just sounded simple. The story is great. I loved it as a sequel, but I won’t be buying any more books with this narrator.

If you haven’t listened to the first.... well, you may be able to contain your disappointment. I’m gutted.

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  • Mary P
  • 01-07-2020

An absolute joy to read/listen to.

Spookology is the second book in the series. It continues the story of Rain - a profiler and Danny- a detective and their navigation through a relationship that has had its ups and downs with a handful of ghosts along the way! It's very funny - the repartee between them especially. It has a great storyline that arcs over the 2 books and I hope there is a book 3 coming!

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  • BevS
  • 30-06-2020

LOVE this series...but prefer original narrator.

4.25 stars for Kirt's narration, which I only liked not loved, but 5 amazing stars for the story. The change of narrator was okayed by the author, after apparently being given a choice by Tantor. I'll admit I was more than a little sceptical going in as I'd really liked Noah Michael Levine's interpretation of book 1 P.S. I Spook You...he certainly made Rain's snark come alive, and it would appear I wasn't his only fan; however, as I've loved everything I've listened to by Kirt, it was still a no-brainer to one-click on Audible.