• A Ghost of a Chance

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Over a century ago Illusionist David Berkeley committed suicide in his mansion by the sea, thus dooming his restless spirit to wander forever. Or so the local legend goes. Professor Rhys Davies, a part-time parapsychologist, is writing a book on California hauntings and he believes the crumbling ruins of Berkeley House will make a terrific chapter - if he can gain access to the house and grounds. The only obstacle is brooding cop and self-appointed caretaker, Sam Devlin. As obstacles go, Devlin is a big one. But you know what they say. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

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Better the second time

Normally I am a great fan of Josh Lanyon and Kevin R. Free, this time however, I struggled to get through. I don't remember listening to most of it.
I did re-listen on a short trip I took and was able to appreciate this audiobook more. Don't use a credit on it.

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Great story

Josh Lanyon does it again, this time in ghostly style.
You cannot go wrong with any of his novels, and the synopsis does the story justice without giving anything away.
And I really love the fact that Josh has a hand in picking the narrators for his books so your hearing the story how the author wants the characters to sound.
I will reread / re-listen to any of Josh's books anytime. Not really a HEA author but always ends his stories in a satisfying way.

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Another paranormal thriller!

I've been eagerly awaiting another Josh Lanyon paranormal thriller since "The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks" (one of my all time favorites). Although short, this new story was a classic JL romance with some spooky overtones. As usual JL masterfully handles the romantic tensions between the main characters while also building interest in the premise of the story (the haunted mansion). The characters have back stories and are as charming (or roguish in the case of Sam Devlin) as usual. I liked this story a lot, the only complaint was that it was too short, which is understandable as it was part of a compilation. But I can see the possibility of a sequel, or even a series??? (Oh please tell me there is another book coming!)

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Yay for Sam and Rhys!

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I loved the fact that Sam wasn't movie star beautiful.
Fabulous audio, and even though only 3 hours, I felt so connected with these two. Another wonderful audio with a fantastic performance.

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Great Spooky Story

Another winner by Josh Lanyon and Kevin Free. This is a wonderful, spooky short story with a HFN romance. I listened to it in one sitting and was enthralled the whole time. The only bad thing is that it wasn't longer. I would love a sequel as it ends on a twilight zone type ending. Worth a credit.

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Great Story by a great writer

Would you listen to A Ghost of a Chance again? Why?

Anything Josh Lanyon writes is great, never disappointed in plot, character development, and writing style. I automatically purchase anything Lanyon writes.

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Cute and Spooky

A short story that introduces us to two characters with different beliefs and ideas in a short time where more things will happen than we can tell.
Rhys believes in the supernatural and wants to discover somehow the secrets of a house famous for tragic stories. The current resident gives Rhys that opportunity - while he's away travelling. Excited for the weekend - adventure and discovery, his enthusiasm disappears when Sam is also in the house. Sam is the owner's nephew and a cop who doesn't believe in the supernatural, much less in horror stories. More than that, he doesn't seem like a friendly and welcoming person at all.
Rhys and Sam will have to come to some deal to be able to hang out in the same house for the weekend. And the way it happens is exciting and fun. And a little hot.
It's such a small story that it leaves us wanting more. I've already started to get used to the author's writing and way of writing, and that's why I'm not so surprised by the speed of things, but I like it anyway. I'm enjoying getting to know this author's stories, and whether they are small or not, I will continue to read and get to know the multiple universes presented to us. I read it with audiobook, and Kevin R. Free's good as always.

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Great Story!

Loved it I enjoyed the story line. The narrator was great . I actually set and listened to the story in one evening . I just had to know how it ended.

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Ghosts and love

I had read the book some time ago and it was surprisingly nice to listen to the story after a while. A love story between a history professor chasing ghosts and a cop on leave is the background of this hunt. The narration is very clear and nicely done but the level difference between the two voices was annoying as was the beginning of the sentences regularly much louder than the end.

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A fun novella

Interesting characters, and excellent narration. Lanyon excels at both. I wish it had been longer!

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  • Rae Hazell-Edwards
  • 10-12-18

One of my favourite books by Lanyon but...

...if you're a Welcome to Nightvale listener the narration will completely throw you. The narrator is the voice of Kevin, and all I can picture is him reading fiction in his free time.

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  • Kentwitch
  • 06-12-18

Don't bother

Wanted a ghost story... got Broke Back Mountain with a hint of ghosts. The ghost story was iŕrelevant. Not interested in gay porn, thanks. Kept hoping it would get better & more about the haunting...Conclusion of story was so weak. Absolutely rubbish.