Audiobook Review: The Ghost Hunter Next Door (Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery #1) by Danielle Garrett (Narrator: Amanda Ronconi)

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Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery
Danielle Garrett (Narrator: Amanda Ronconi)
Cozy Mystery - Urban Fantasy - Paranormal
Tantor Audio
March 26, 2019
6 hours and 2 minutes


The first rule of being a ghost whisperer: Don't tell anyone. Seriously. Don't.  

Sure, it might sound harmless. A fun party trick, even. I assure you, it's not. How do I know? Well, let's just say that I've had a lot of experience with this sort of thing, and nine times out of 10, it turns into an all-consuming disaster.  

Being plagued by needy ghosts 24-7 is one thing; being harassed by a horde of curious - or worse, grieving - flesh-and-blood people is an entirely different circus. I mean really, who wants to hold an impromptu seance in the middle of the cereal aisle? Not me, and the manager of the grocery store probably isn't too crazy about the idea, either.  

So, that's it. If you're a ghost whisperer, just keep your mouth shut and act normal. Ghosts? What ghosts?  

Now, if only I would start listening to my own advice....


The Ghost Hunter Next Door is book one in the Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery series by Danielle Garrett and Narrated by Amanda Ronconi. 

The Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery is set in the same town as the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series. I’ve been enjoying the Harbor Magic series and many have liked this Ghosty spinoff. 

The idea of a ghost whispering florist who helps solve ghost troubles sounds fun and it was. This was a nice listen and a decent start to the series. 

Scarlet gained her ability to see and talk to ghosts at a young age, but her parents weren’t welcoming to this. When she was old enough she became a wonder, but she finally found herself wanting to settle into something more permanent. She got her chance and now she works to build her business and on the side help the ghosts in the town. 

Scarlet is asked by a ghost to get ride of the TV show, but when she doesn’t the ghost gets angry and bad things happen on set and to her. She meets Lucas who was hired to protect the show. She also stumbles onto a murder mystery bedsides the ghosts. 

We meet a verity of ghosts and they are a bunch of fun characters. I liked the ghosts and the relationship Scarlet has with them. I liked the coastal setting. We also see that Scarlet is not very confident, yet. I’m looking forward to seeing how she grows and where her relationship might go with Lucas. 

The only thing that felt out of place was how fast Scarlet revealed her ghost abilities to Lucas, someone she doesn’t know. She’s suspicious, shy, unsure, and not big on human relationships, so this felt off for her character. 

Narration: Amanda Ronconi did a great job. She also narrates the other series. The wry humor came across and the ghosts all had unique voices. Everyones personalities came out. 

Rated: 3 Stars
Narration: 4 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.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: The Ghost Hunter Next Door (Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery #1) by Danielle Garrett (Narrator: Amanda Ronconi)

  1. I feel like I might be behind in this series. Glad you are starting them.
    Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer recently posted…Sunday Post #469 Second WinterMy Profile

    • Ilm behind in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery and just starting this spin-off in the same town/world. They are fun and enjoyable. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. I liked this series and enjoyed reading it along side of Holly’s books (their timelines intersect). I look forward to reading more of your reviews.
    Jen recently posted…#TackleMyTBR2021 with Jennifer: April UpdateMy Profile

    • Thanks!

  3. I really enjoyed this series but sometimes it seemed like everything happened right at the end of the book.
    Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Read-along & Giveaway: Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini SinghMy Profile

    • I’ve only listened to this first one, but I plan to listen to more. I do enjoy her Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery. Thank’s for visiting!

  4. I had a good time with this spinoff of Beechwood Harbor Magic especially Flapjack cracked me up, but Scarlett did have some moments that I thought she acted oddly.
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Thief of Souls by Brian KlingborgMy Profile

    • We will see. I’ve only listened too this one, but I plan to listen to more. I do enjoy her Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery. Thank’s for visiting!