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Not Dead Yet

Written by: Jenn Burke
Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
Series: Not Dead Yet, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Dying isn't what it used to be.

Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn't-though he's not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For 70 years he's made a "living" returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he's never witnessed murder. Until now.

His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It's just Wes's luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes's heart years ago - and could again, given he's rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn't be legal.

As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson's been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together - permanently.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 Jennifer R. L. Burke (P)2019 Tantor

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Ghosts, murder, love and.... plot armor.

This fun was a urban-mystery fantasy romance that was mostly very delightful. Wes and Hudson was given such good chemistry both by the author writing the hilarious jabs between the two and the amazing narrator that was Greg Boudreaux (seriously, how does one person give such distinct voices to so many characters?). Most of the story was fantastic, loved all the backstories each main character was given and turning of the plot, it definitely flows every well.

However, the novel towards the final 1/4 headed for eye-rolling cliche land. Protagonist is wanted by every bad guy, bad guy catches friends to force protagonist to comply, protagonist despite better judgement does what bad guys ask to save his friends but at the last moment, bad guy is defeated because....plot armor and..lOvE and FrIeNdShIP, doesn't make any sense but hey, in the end they live happily ever after! Yeah, had double reading speed.

I will say, the performance was spot on, Greg Broudreux brought the characters to life, he gave every single person a distinct voice and quark, one of they best narrators I listened to !

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Characters that suck you in and make you want more

I loved this book. After being apart from 30 years, the characters are brought together by circumstances they can't control. They are forced to acknowledge their pasts and have to start working through all the issues they had that drove them apart. I love the character growth in this book, and how they become better both because they choose to be better people and because their relationship means being better for each other.

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 2019-09-04

WOW, A TRULY FANTASTIC SERIES!

Excellent. So good. Lots of action, magic and humor throughout. One of the best in this genre. The romance between the two main characters, Wes. Cooper and Hudson Rojas is very good. There some sex scenes but not so much to spoil the whole story and personally I like that very much. After reading some gay books written by other writers which have so much sex scenes appearing In practically every alternate chapters that ends up giving me the impression that all gay books deals mainly with sex. Bravo to Jenn Burke for writing a perfectly interesting series! I love the voice actor, Greg Boudraeux who brings to the story to life with his awesome performance. I hope there will be more books in this series.

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  • Blackwindstar
  • 2019-07-25

Love it, excellent narrator

Love this story, especially the combination of ghost and vampire love story. I can't wait until the next installment of this series. I highly recommend it

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  • MelRose@BlueRoseAudiobookReview
  • 2019-09-25

Not fireworks

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Narrator Greg Boudreaux gave a good performance of this new paranormal romance. I usually love all things vampires, but listening to this audiobook felt like work while I was waiting for the fireworks that never came. The plot is perfect, but the dialogues were dry and I didn't experience any emotional connection or intrigue from the characters.
I recommend this audiobook for a younger audience, or listeners who like good vampires.

Happy Listening

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  • Draconis
  • 2019-11-15

Must Have!

I just finished this and I'm about to dive into book 2 and I already pre-ordered book 3. Jenn Burke is a new to me author and I picked this up because Greg Tremblay was narrating it. I had just come off a heavy book and I wanted something not. I usually go to a new detective or police book so this was in my browsing and I said sure why not.

What I didn't know was that I was going to be in store for one of the most brilliantly written books I've listened to this year. Greg nailed this book beautifully. I loved this book so much that 30ish% in a bought a copy for my BFF and forced her to start listening to it. So far she loves it too.

I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say that it's unique, fun, loads of humor and feels that had me tearing at my desk twice. Thank you Jenn for sharing your imagination with us and thank you Greg for bringing it to life for my ear holes while I write boring software test scripts.

If you haven't read or listened to this book and the series go do it don't wait. I guarantee you need this in your heart. ;)

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  • Judy F
  • 2019-11-13

Spooky fun!

Not deathless art, but certainly a fun supernatural romp. Good characters, and another great performance by this narrator. A nice mix of romance, a certain necessary drama and violence, and even some laugh outloud moments.

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  • Lilmommi30
  • Ohio
  • 2019-11-04

#FirstTimeAuthorRead

Murder Mystery, Paranormal, and M/M Romance
All my favorite genres in one single great book. This is my first book by this author and it was amazing, I'm excited for the rest of the series...
Greg Boudreaux did such a great job in narrating the characters....

I've already bought the second book😄

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  • HappyReader
  • 2019-09-29

REALLY GOOD AUDIO BOOK

I read the book a while back and decided to listen to the audio book. looks like I will be listening to this one again!

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  • Janet Gibson
  • Waynesville N.C
  • 2019-09-12

awesome

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome LOVED IT ALL NARRATION & STORY

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  • SassiKassi
  • 2019-08-21

Fantabulous!

Loved, loved, LOVED this book. Please tell me the next 2 will be done in audio as well!

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  • Kevin
  • 2019-10-09

Waste of time

I enjoyed the story line & love Greg Boudreauxs narration. The character Wes, was enough for me to not read the 2nd book. He was a very whinny, selfish, emasculated man. I have never come across a more pathetic character.

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