Listen Up! Audiobook Review: Bad Ghosts Club by Danielle Garrett

Posted February 4, 2021 by Jen in Listen Up!, Mystery-Cozy Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Rating B Tags: , , , , ,

Audiobook review: Bad Ghosts Club by Danielle Garrett

Audiobook cover of BAD GHOSTS CLUB by Danielle GarrettPicking up about one month after Ghosts Just Wanna Have Fun, Bad Ghosts Club focuses on Scarlet and Lucas starting their married life and trying to find a place to live in Seattle. While housing-hunting, Scarlet catches the attention of a local detective, who also happens to be a ghost. Soon Scarlet is wrapped up in another mystery taking her down a dangerous path. 

Unlike the previous book, Scarlet and Lucas spend most of their time apart; him with work and Scarlet busy helping her new ghostly acquaintances. While I enjoyed the mystery – one of the ghost’s sister is kidnapped and involved with some shady characters, I did not care for Scarlet’s reckless behavior. She goes off on her own without telling Lucas, including jumping on the back of a motorcycle with a complete stranger who takes her to a secret club. What. The. Hell? Additionally, Flapjack is super annoying for much of the book, complaining and even encouraging Scarlet to break into Lucas’s work laptop. 

Those aspects aside, Scarlet does eventually get her act together and involves Lucas in the investigation. Additionally, I liked seeing Scarlet mulling over her future and what was best for the couple. Like I mentioned above, the mystery is exciting with some interesting twists. 

Narration: As always, the Beechwood Harbor ghost gang is brought to life through the performance of Amanda Ronconi, who consistently does a wonderful job. The series is voiced from the first person POV of Scarlet. Ms. Ronconi captures Scarlet’s kindness, generosity, and determination. But also convincingly voices her frustration when called for. Additionally, Ms. Ronconi gives each of the three primary ghost regulars distinct and appropriate voices, and her male voices are generally deeper and fitting. 

My Ratings
Story: B/B-
Narration: B+

About the Book:

After twenty plus years in the land of the not-so-living, I didn’t think a ghost could surprise me. Consider that winning streak over. While looking for the perfect piece of Seattle real estate, leave it to me to find the world’s first ghost detective.

Yeah, you heard that right. A ghost detective.

The Supernatural Protection Agency has written her off as the ghost who cries murder, but this time she swears she’s onto something big. Something real.

Like a moth to a bonfire, I dive in headfirst, just in time for the trouble she’s been following to take a U-turn.

Lucky me.

Author: Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries #7
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Audiobook Release Date: January 26, 2021
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 4 hours, 59 mins
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Speed: 1.25x

Purchase Info:
Audible/Amazon (affiliate link)

Reviews in the Series:
Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries