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The Ghost Slept Over

Lu par : Jason Frazier
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When failed actor Cal Parsons travels to rural New York to claim the estate of his famous and estranged ex-partner, he discovers something he wasn't expecting - the ghost of his ex! And, worse, his ex invites Cal to join him for all eternity. Now.

As Cal attempts to rid himself of the ghost by any means, he begins to fall for the attractive attorney representing the estate. Will Cal be able to begin a new relationship, or will he be seduced into the ever after?

Runner Up 2014 Rainbow Awards - Best Romantic Comedy

©2014 Marshall Thornton (P)2018 Marshall Thornton

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  • Global
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  • Jessica
  • 07/02/2018

Funny Love Story

I was a little sceptical at first becouse of the cover, bjt this turned out to be a really funny story. Its about Cal; a pritty much failed actor who live in his car when he get a call from his x-lovers lawyer Dewie, who tells him he is now the heir of millions. Cal and Mac had a relationship 15 years ago but when Macs carrere started up he said goodbye to Cal and drove of.
The funniest with this book is Cals determination to get rid of Macs ghost, and Macs attempts to convince Cal they are ment to be together and that he should join him in the after life. The book could probably be better if it had been told from Macs prespective insted of Dewie. The whole plot of the theater group made me a little annoyed, stop plotting and just ask Cal to found you guys. But ofcourse, without them the book would be a little dead.
Still a funny love comedy with not to much drama, and Jason Frazier did a good job with it! Defenately getting more books from him.

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  • DPiazzi
  • 13/03/2018

Good narration. Fun story.

The narration: It’s been a while since I listened to this narrator. What I remembered was that Jason Frazier could produce some very delicious tones in his voice that could make me melt. And at times I think he could sound too sexual at times when it wasn’t quite right. I didn’t experience that in The Ghost Slept Over, though. I remembered how very talented he is at female voices. It is so different from his regular voice that I almost can’t believe it’s the same person. Overall, I was pretty pleased with his narration. I hope to hear some others from him soon.

The story: I have to explain that most of my experience reading Marshall Thorton is with his Nick Nowak Mysteries. I have read nine books in that series and I am used to that narrative. I always worry about checking out other books by an author who I associate with a certain series or set of characters. I shouldn’t have worried about this book though.

At first, the book did seem a bit slow for me. Cal isn’t really a likeable character. He is homeless but still trying to achieve his dream of acting. Usually that is the type of character I’m rooting for. Cal is just a bit full of himself though. Since I listened to the book and didn’t read it, it’s hard to say that that is the way the author wanted him to be or if that is more narrator portrayal. But I didn’t really care for him. As soon as the action started, though, I was jumping aboard this kooky ghost story.

Most ghost stories are a little more on the spooky side and I am a chicken. This story is more of a comedy. It brought back memories of watching Blackbeard’s Ghost when I was younger. Crazy ghost hijinks. I love that kind of story. The ghost of Mac is pretty egocentric and that narration is just right for him. Mac isn’t ready to get rid of his house or his ex, Cal. His attempts to stop the sale made me laugh. I didn’t really like him but enjoyed his character. His attempts to help Cal into the afterlife with him are a little bit menacing but overall, I think he just didn’t want to spend eternity alone.

There is a bit of romance in this book when Cal meets Mac’s lawyer, Dewey. I guess I like Dewey. He is pretty straight forward and wants to help others. He doesn’t seem to be your typical lawyer shark, but he is lacking a little bit of depth. His family moved out of the country and even though he is involved with the local drama group, he doesn’t seem to have any close friends. I guess since Cal is kind of a loner, too, that they make a pretty good pair. There isn’t anyone to keep them from each other and maybe they can fill the emptiness in their lives. The part that feels undeveloped is that neither of them really acknowledge being lonely. Maybe it doesn’t bother them, but I just wished for just a little bit more emotion in the story.

I am definitely glad I got this audio copy for review. There were parts that I found so funny and sweet. The narration was really good, too. I definitely think this is a good rec when you want something fun and less complicated.

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  • LAXMAMA
  • 08/03/2018

Too Funny

I had been eyeing this book for some time after FEMME became one of my favorite audiobooks. This was a romantic comedy with a side of paranormal. I love Marshall Thornton's dry, yet subtle humor for me he has a way of easing so many funny lines in. It is "paranormal" but not your typical OTT story, it being a comedy the Ghost is one of the best parts. I enjoy his writing so much, as well as the narration was fantastic.

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  • Jovan
  • 23/02/2018

An actor, a lawyer and a ghost walk into a bedroom

4.5

This charming book is full of delightfully flawed characters, ghostly shenanigans and wit. At the apex of this spiritual love triangle is Cal Parsons, a struggling actor living out of his truck and performing his one-man show in coffee shops along the California coastline. Enter Dewitt “Dewey” Morgan, the somewhat stiff and straight-laced lawyer who informs Cal that his ex-boyfriend, award-winning playwright McCormack “Mac” Williams has died and left Cal his estate. When Cal visits his new home, he soon comes face to face with the recently deceased Mac, the man who unceremoniously dumped him fifteen years ago and who now insists Cal is the love of is life and is determined to start their eternity together as soon as possible.

Cal is a bit self-absorbed and hilarious and certainly shows how unglamorous being a working actor can be. His and Dewey’s relationship is definitely not love/lust at first sight. There’s no instant chemistry or connection pulling them together, and their initial interactions and first dates are awkwardly funny and relatable. Mac is a selfish, snarky and spiteful delight. He is unrepentantly egotistical, demanding, manipulative and steals every scene he is in. Between Mac’s attempts to alternatively woo or force Cal into the afterlife with him and the story arc involving the local theater troupe and its amusing cast of characters, this was such a fun, entertaining book. Moreover, Jason Frazier does an excellent job matching the voices to the personality traits and characteristics in the book and bringing the comedy and snark to life. I plan on reading much more of Mr. Thornton’s work.

I voluntarily reviewed an audiobook copy of this book provided by the author.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 14/02/2018

Lololol lol 😂😂😂

seriously !I don't know what to write about this book😂😂
I laughed so much.... I was laughing so so hard in thsome moments in the book.
Michael is the most hilarious ghost out there 😂😂😂
the story as a story maybe a little bit weird ...but I did enjoy it. I laughed a lot, and though the book wasn't the most romantic book or the most obvious book... seriously it was like listening to renovating yaoi ! the intimate scene was a yaoi scene !!!!!!!!
it was hilarious ,and disturbing at the same time. but it was good!
I think I it's the same feeling I have while I'm reading yaoi manga.... you enjoy it but you're feeling disturbed and your asking your self w**!!!!! same here I enjoyed the book but I had what the heck moments.
the narrator did a great job I loved his voice quite much.
so overall I'm giving this book 5 stars and I'm taking one star from the story only because two little things that annoyed me but I won't write about them because they would spoiler you...
but the story as an LGBT book was cute and hilarious I'm very nice....
if you like yaoi like I do or did when I was a teenager you will like the story quite much

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Lulu Miami
  • 16/10/2018

i love ghosts

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

Loved it! That ghost that won't quit. Lighthearted and fun. The narrator was amazing, I love when they make an effort to make the right noises and pitches.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/09/2018

Fun reminiscent of the 1930s movies

Entertaining clever story with great narration. Just right for pleasant journey while driving or chilling

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 15/06/2018

When Your Ex Haunts You From Beyond the Grave

A number of readers, including several of my fellow reviewers on this blog, have been encouraging me to try Marshall Thornton. When I discovered ‘The Ghost Slept Over’, I leapt at the chance to listen. Cal Parsons has a problem. Well, several, actually. First, he’s broke. Really broke. Like living-in-his car broke. Second, he wants to turn his one-man show about Rock Hudson’s love life into a Broadway show. His agent doesn’t see the vision, but Cal’s convinced if he can just get the quarter-of-a-million dollars, everything will be fine.

Oh, and his ex-lover has just died and now Cal has to get across the country to claim his inheritance. Since their parting was, well, acrimonious, and Mac had humiliated him, Cal’s convinced this is all a sick joke. That Mac is going to continue the humiliation doesn’t surprise Cal.

Dewitt ‘Dewey’ Morgan is the late McCormack Williams’ lawyer. Mac, after leaving Cal, became a prolific and critically acclaimed playwright. During his later years, Mac developed a friendship with Dewey and became the patron of the local amateur theatre group. The troupe has never been financially stable (as in they have never broken even on a show), so Mac’s money was always appreciated and necessary. His untimely demise – along with leaving all his considerable estate to Cal—, has put in jeopardy not only the future of the playhouse, but its current production as well. So Dewey’s goal is to get the apparently mercenary Cal to stick around long enough to fall in love with the theatre and the town.

That is a tall order because Cal is a California boy and has rarely left SoCal, let alone lived in the Northeastern United States in the dead of winter. Snow? He doesn’t even own a winter coat, let alone boots that will withstand the weather. He plans to hightail it to New York City as soon as possible to launch his show.

Well, just as soon as he gets the estate and rids himself of the ghost.

Yep. Cal isn’t just the beneficiary of Mac’s estate – he’s apparently inherited the man as well. To say this is fodder for much humour would be an understatement. I’ll give you a taste:

“Just because HE didn’t meet you at Heaven’s Gate, doesn’t mean HE doesn’t exist.”
“You think someone would have met me. Even Walmart has greeters.”

And so it goes. Mac feels obligated to Cal and is going to do everything he can to atone – including hanging around until Cal dies and they can be together for time immemorial.

Oh, and Dewey and Cal are, uh, attracted to each other.

I loved the antics, especially when Cal tries to enact Mac’s final wishes for his remains. Who knew ice fishers were so helpful?

I participated in amateur theatre for years – acting, props, costumes, and – most importantly – stage manager. I loved the job of coordinating everything and apparently I made good coffee, although I never drank the stuff myself. This book threw me back into that world. I loved it. And I am very grateful I never had to deal with a ghost in any of my theatres.

Jason Frazier was the perfect narrator for this book. I adore his work and he brought this story to life. And the first love scene? Perfection.

I have several more of Mr. Thornton’s books in my library and I plan to listen to them soon.

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  • VHB
  • 08/06/2018

Cute , goofy and wonderfully narrated

Good liste, liked very much , comedy and ghost story.
Jason Frazier it’s a masterful narrator.

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  • kragthang
  • 03/06/2018

Fun and entertaining

*I won this audio book in the fifth anniversary celebration of Love Bytes Reviews.*

This book was kind of over the top (in a good way). It was a hilarious and fun experience to listen to. I guess, it had a lot to do with the way Jason Frazier read the book. Especially Cal and Mac were portrayed very well. Overall, this was a cute little story, which didn't take itself too serious, though characters like Mac certainly did ;)

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  • majda
  • 18/07/2018

Sweet Romance but the Ghost Steals the Show

How do you get close to and start a relationship with someone when you have the ghost of your ex literally following your every move?
Cal is trying.
Surprised to learn that his ex left his entire estate to him, he travels to the small town of Marlboro to meet up with Mac’s lawyer, Dewey, to discuss the details. Cal plans to stay a couple of weeks to take care of everything and during this time, both Dewey and the town and its people start to grow on him.
Unfortunately, Mac’s ghost is still around and none too happy about Cal’s plans to sell the house nor his growing relationship with Dewey.
The story was OK but it was Jason Frazier’s portrayal of Mac as a grumpy narcissist that really sold it. I did not particularly like Mac, but he was done absolutely perfectly to the point where he pretty much stole the show completely.