Audiobook Review: Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1) by Angie Fox (Narrator: Tavia Gilbert)

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Southern Spirits Book Cover Southern Spirits
Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1
Angie Fox (Narrator: Tavia Gilbert)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Audible Studios
December 29, 2015
7 hours and 33 minutes


From New York Times best-selling author Angie Fox, the first book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries.

One simple mistake, for a girl who is about to lose her family home, releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster and opens Verity Long's eyes to a whole new world.

When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick - she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland, Tennessee's finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless - and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances.

But soon Verity learns there's more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. There's a modern-day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?


Southern Spirits is book one in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteriesseries by Angie Fox and narrated by Tavia Gilbert.

Verity is brave, witty, and not above putting herself in danger to help those that need it; even if they are dead. She’s a southern belle with all the charm and modern progressiveness.

When we start Verity is in a predicament. If you discovered your fiancee cheating would you have gone throw with the wedding? I’d have done what she did, yet the family she was tangled up with are considered the local society big wigs and the head of the house is trying to rune her.

In comes Frankie our inappropriate gangster ghost. It was totally an accident that Verity ends up with this character as her roommate, but I love it. He adds a lot of humor, character, and silliness to the story.

Ellis is her exes brother and the middle son of the family who made her life difficult. He choose to go his own way and is one of the local police officers. He’s not fond of Verity in the beginning.

I was captivated the moment I started listening to this novel. It was a lot of fun! The characters are hilarious, fun, and easy to connect with. Verity is in a situation that exceeds her and yet she’s determined to go all the way! The mystery is a red herring and keeps you guessing. The story isn’t a romance, yet Verity gets to know Ellis a little more. I liked that Ellis gradually realized who Verity is and I’m curious to see what might happen. I also loved the interactions with all the ghosts we meet and the investigation was entertaining.

Audio: This series is narrated by Tavia Gilbert. She is talented. All the characters came alive. I loved the voices for each character. They fit them and the southern charm and dialogue just jumped out.

I bought this audio a while back when Audible had a first in the series sale. I can’t believe it took me this long to discover the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. I devoured this audio and I had so much fun that I can’t wait to start the next book. I highly recommend this paranormal cozy mystery.

Rated: 5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Audiobook Review: Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #1) by Angie Fox (Narrator: Tavia Gilbert)

  1. Oh! I’ve always wanted to try this author and now she’s got a new series. Thanks… I will have to check it out.
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  2. Great review. This author has been on my reading wishlist for a long time.
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    • Thank’s for visiting and I’m glad you enjoyed my review. Hope you get a chance to try this series. It’s a fun one!

  3. I really enjoy this series and I need to read book 3
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    • Glad you are enjoying the series. I’m really loving the audios. Don’t miss out on the novellas. They are cute and fun.

  4. I love these too and especially with Tavia’s audio work. I just reviewed the latest on Kim’s blog today. 😉

    • I picked this series up because of you and Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recommended the series. It’s a fun series and I’m glad I’ve started it. The audios are fabulous. Tavia is a fantastic narrator for the series.

  5. This was such a cute series. I loved Frankie, he always made me laugh! Glad you enjoyed it!
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    • Frankie is a lot of fun! I’ve binged the first 4 books plus novellas in-between. A very fun series.