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Death and Relaxation [Dramatized Adaptation]

By: Devon Monk
Narrated by: full cast,Colleen Delany,Henry Kramer,Amanda Forstrom,Karen Novack,Nick DePinto,Matthew Bassett,Terence Aselford,Richard Rohan,Jason B. McIntosh,Holly Vagley,Lolita Horne
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Monsters, gods, and mayhem....

Police Chief Delaney Reed can handle the Valkyries, werewolves, gill-men and other paranormal creatures who call the small beach town of Ordinary, Oregon their home. It’s the vacationing gods who keep her up at night. 

With the famous rhubarb festival right around the corner, small-town tensions, tempers, and godly tantrums are at an all-time high. The last thing Delaney needs is her ex-boyfriend reappearing just when she's finally caught the attention of Ryder Bailey, the one man she should never love. 

No, scratch that. The actual last thing she needs is a dead body washing ashore, especially since the dead body is a god. 

Catching a murderer, wrestling a god power, and re-scheduling the apocalypse? Just another day on the job in Ordinary. Falling in love with her childhood friend while trying to keep the secrets of her town secret? That’s gonna take some work.

Performed by Colleen Delany, Henry Kramer, Amanda Forstrom, Karen Novack, Nick DePinto, Matthew Bassett, Terence Aselford, Richard Rohan, Jason B McIntosh, Holly Vagley, Lolita Horne, Michael Glenn, Chris Genebach, Jessica Lauren Ball, Faith Potts, David Jourdan, Kimberly Gilbert, Michael John Casey, Joy Jones, Scott McCormick, Tony Nam, Eleanor Todd, Jonathon Church, Ken Jackson, Lise Bruneau, Zeke Alton, Chris Stinson, Elizabeth Jernigan, Bradley Smith.

©2016 Devon Monk (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Great story, not a fan of the dramatization.

I really enjoyed the story, but much prefer a single narrator. Khristine Hvam does a great job, Graphic Audio is very, busy (?) all the music and sound effects are very distracting.

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Needed a little help

Loved - the narrators! They were great! Didn't like - the protagonist seemed to do things that I would not expect an intelligent chief of police to do, like waiting until they are 90% through the book before asking the townspeople (who are composed of GODS, for goodness sake) for help to find someone. I took them less than a day! Loved - the Graphic Audio format. Big fan! Love multiple voices. Didn't like - the terribly cheesy music that was played every time there was a romantic scene. Overall, a cool idea for a book series, just needs some tightening up.

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Meh

Another heroine whose positive qualities are overshadowed by her need for a man. GraphicAudio puts on a great performance, but I wish the story and main character were better.

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More please!

This is one of my all time favorite series. It was so much fun to listen to this graphic audio. Highly recommend and beg for more books like this on the series!

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meh

enjoyed the world building felt the main character could use a little brain power. was very predictable had it figured out a quarter of the way into the book. will not be continuing the series. the only thing that made the stand out was the graphic audio cast they ,as usual ,were amazing.

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  • 10-06-22

Great start to this series

Loved this. Another fab graphic audio. Story was great too #addictedtoGA on to the next one…

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  • 01-16-21

Full cast fun

I admit to being wary of this audio book. I only discovered the author Devon Monk in an anthology Dirty Deeds and was sufficiently intrigued by the premise of Ordinary to hunt down the series. I hadn't came across GraphicAudio before but the cast were amazing, giving great performances, well acted and engaging. I wasn't sure about the music but once you embrace the concept that it's a 'movie in the mind ', this is great fun with the sound effects adding to the experience. I like the concept of a town where gods of varying religions can vacation, laying down their powers to become mortal for a while . I likethe concept of the sisters being law enforcement / guardians. just a pity that the main character's brain turns to mush every so often especially in respect to the potential love interest.