• It’s a Wonderful Midlife Crisis

  • The Good to the Last Death Series, Book 1
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (3,464 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whoever said life begins at 40 must have been heavily medicated, drunk, or delusional.

Thirty-nine was a fantastic year. I was married to the man I loved. I had a body that worked without creaking. My grandma, who raised me, was still healthy, and life was pretty damned good.

But as they say, all good things come to an end. I’d honestly love to know who “they” are and rip them a new one.

One year later, I’m a widow. My joints are starting to ache. Gram is in the nursing home, and dead people think my home is some kind of supernatural bed-and-breakfast. Gluing body parts onto semi-transparent people has become a side job - deceased people I’m not even sure are actually there. I think they need my help, but since I don’t speak dead, we’re having a few issues.

To add to the heap of trouble, there’s a new dangerously smokin’ hot lawyer at the firm who won’t stop giving me the eye. My BFF is thrilled with her new frozen face, thanks to her plastic surgeon, her alimony check, and the miracle of Botox. And then there’s the little conundrum that I’m becoming way too attached to my ghostly squatters.... Like Cher, I’d like to turn back time. Now.

No can do.

Whatever. I have wine, good friends, and an industrial sized box of superglue. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything, apparently.

All in all, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful midlife crisis....

©2021 Robyn Peterman (P)2021 Robyn Peterman

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Pwf perfection!

I freaking loved it! I love the book but the narrator is absolutely perfect and I lovvvvvveedd it. I laughed out loud so many times. I love the squatters, the hubs is the best and grams crack me up! There’s so much humor and a wonderful world being built with a paranormal flair that’s not like any pwf I have read before. This genre has brought so much enjoyment and this one is right at the top as one of my faves! The narrator couldn’t have been more perfect for this set of characters and I can’t wait to dive into books two!!! I

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I love reading the book dislike the audio

It’s not the author’s fault as I loved all the books in the series but the narrator ruined all of the audio versions. I couldn’t get past the first few minutes of any of the audio books. What a waste of money and credits. Just hope Robyn doesn’t use this narrator in any of her future audio books.

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YA and horrible narration........could not finish. First and last time for this Author, might be fine for YA listener

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Out of this world

Escape to a world that is beyond this life where Daisy can not only see ghosts, but talk to them and glue them back together.

This wildly interesting and funny story brings Daisy into the world of the unknown along with the new lawyer in her firm Gideon who isn't what he seems either and a whole list of interesting and outrageous characters that will give you hours on enjoyment.

Jessica Almasy is a wonderful narrator who brings the characters to life and adds an enormous amount of depth to the story making it come alive for you.

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Was Never an Audible fan before this!

I have to be honest, I wasn't one to listen to audio books before now. I absolutely love to read. I will read at least 3 books a week, but I hadn't tried audio before. I was afraid it wouldn't sound like it does in my head. Or the inevitable would happen where the movie ( in this case audio) didn't live up to the book. I can legitimately say THIS BOOK IS PHENOMINAL! The way Jessica Almasy narrates this work is nothing short of amazing. You will laugh and even cry through out the whole thing. The story is amazing, the characters are some of my favorite ever! I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. Daisy is having a rough 40 to put it mildly. Widowed, seeing dead people, an evil coworker and now a hot as hell new lawyer with a bit of an attitude problem. She never has a dull moment. She legit thinks she's loosing her ever loving mind only to find out from her gram that she comes from a long line of death counselors. Of course this opens up a whole new can of worms in learning that heaven and hell do exist along with things or should I say people like the angel of death, angel of mercy, along with Arc angels and a whole slew of other interesting beings. Even though this story is narrated by one person the inflection she does for each character brings them to life individually and you won't be disappointed. I would recommend this book to any and everyone! You need this in your life and won't be able to wait for the next ones!

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Fun story

This author and narrator make me laugh out loud through the whole book. Unique paranormal romance that is funny and witty. Can't wait to see what happens next. Highly recommended

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The banter.... gag

The female character is the same as so many in this genre. Assuming she is always right, constantly jumping to conclusions, annoying false bravado. She is incapable of having a conversation beyond the trivial. She asks questions, and then expresses fear of the answer so resides with half truths and whatever she has determined the answer will be.
Her entire relationship with every other character is completely one sided, as she devises their thoughts and words based on her interpretation of their actions. She isn’t funny, she has no depth, she is a moron. She has the emotional maturity, intelligence, and vocabulary of a pre-teen. I couldn’t even listen to the last 30 mins, I was so annoyed.
This book was written, presumably for women over 30, but would be more enjoyed by teens. I’m really sad I wasted a credit.

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Hilarious!

I loved this book. A couple of the scenes in it are some of the funniest scenes I've ever read! The main character has a wonderful personality and struggles with things that I relate well to.

The narration was excellent. I'm not sure I would recommend this book for a really noisy environment. But, if you do, I don't think the whispered words here and there are essential, so you would probably still understand each scene anyway.

Don't let a noisy environment keep you from this book! It is a side-splitting, fun escape!

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irritating narrator

Disappointed that I couldn't get past the narrator to enjoy the story. going to return.

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She lost me

when her dead husband of 20 years comes back to tell her he's gay. What? Why?

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  • Alexandria H
  • 02-23-22

Hilarious and moving

This had me laughing and crying. Really enjoyed this, you can't help but get attached to all of the characters, they are portrayed so well and I wish they were my friends!

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  • Egle Cerneckiene
  • 04-06-22

Dissapointing writing, horrible narration

I was missled by very positive reviews, but the book was not what I hoped for. For one, the narrator screamed half of the time and sounded like hysterical lunatic. It didn't help, that the main character called herself out of her mind, cuckoo and other terms in every other sentence. It was repetetive and anoying.
As a women of forty, as she loved to remind everyone aaaallll the time, she is immature and lacks any foresight. And it's very dissapointing that the whole plot and the twists of the book was based on that.
The book ends not on the cliff hanger, but in the mess she put herself into, and I'm not sure, I want to download the second one.

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  • Mazel John
  • 03-23-22

Interesting

It was interesting. I found myself being irritated by the main character and the story ended pretty abruptly, but overall it was an interesting take on death.

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  • kim
  • 05-21-21

gripping

for the first chapter I thought I had bought the second book as so much was happening right from the get go.
Once you have got to grips with the characters and what is going on this book has to gripped and there is no stopping.
I am lucky to of only just found this book as it ends on a cliff hanger so I can buy the second.
I loved the banter and at times had me laughing out loud.
I thought the narrator did a good job too.
who would of thought ghosts and the grim reaper could be so entertaining.

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  • Goldengirl10
  • 10-03-22

Original, Fun Storyline

Fantastic storyline. The narrator is great - brings the story to life and full of upbeat energy.

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  • Nicki Taylor
  • 09-27-22

Half decent story, but questionable narration

This reminds me slightly of the True Blood series, in the fact that very little seems to happen in a single book, and it’s all rather fluffy around the edges. Strangely though, I want to listen to the next book.

The narrator is hard work. There is a lot of exclaiming for no reason, which doesn’t add to the story, and actually makes it difficult to listen to.

So far, so meh.

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  • Ariana
  • 09-25-22

A great story; roll on the rest of the series

What a story! The main character is a wonderful, relatable, paralegal trying to cope with life at 40.
When her whole life gets turned upside down. She can SEE ghosts?! Or has she lost her mind.

Her friends and family are wonderful humans and by the end of the book you’ll want to be friends with them all, and maybe adopt a dog or two.

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  • Katarzyna Rosiak
  • 09-23-22

Exceptional

I had so much fun listening to it! It's a great story with good round characters and a lot of humour. I loved athe facts it's not another crazy 13 y o

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  • cal
  • 09-17-22

enjoyable listen

a lovely tale to while away an afternoon, romance, mystery, ghosts, well narrated, I look forward to listening to the next few

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  • charlotte jones
  • 09-11-22

loved it

I thought it was a bit slow to start but loved it in the end. it reminded me of tv ghost whisperer, a show which I also loved. Engaging story and well read. I would of used a credit for this. looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-22

Best Book Ever

Loved it both Funny and Sad. Leaves you wanting more. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-22

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Loved the way the characters evolved and the emotional roller coaster the listener is taken on as the story unfolds.

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  • Imee-B
  • 06-12-22

***FUNNY AS***

I loved this book,the narrative is fantastic Jessica Almasy is hilarious and very expressive haha she made me laugh out loud a lot.

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  • Suezet D
  • 05-20-22

Original & Funny

Just loved this I was laughing within the first 60sec of listening. The best book I’ve listened to in awhile so much originality and narration very well done. Ii can guarantee ’ll be listening to the next one.

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  • D Cookie
  • 05-10-22

Cozy paranormal excellence.

This was unexpectedly delightful. The narration is so much fun, it is filled with such joy and expression. Perfect for those who love cozy mysteries, the paranormal and appreciate a lively, engaging narrator.

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  • Kaylon
  • 01-17-22

Ridiculously fun!

I enjoyed the hell out of this book! It's a fun and unique storyline. The narration is great, some slightly stilted bits but WELL and truly made up.for by how well she brings the characters to life.

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  • Mrs Lynne D Lund
  • 12-17-21

Couldn't stop listening!

So I started listening to audiobooks to help me get to sleep. That worked on most books, but this series had me hitting the 30 mins more button way too often I listened in the car at every chance too! I found the PWF authors through Facebook and adore the idea of the magic awakening not in some young thing, but in a mature woman who has seen some stuff. Robyns world she has created is no disappointment! I love all of the characters (some certainly took some warming up too!!) I have listened up to book 6 now and am missing my new "friends" until next time. The narrators' style did take a little getting used to for me, but once I did I loved her. She caught the enthusiasm of the characters beautifully.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-07-21

great book

loved this book. It was funny and a great story. I am invested so going read the next one. If you want a good laugh this is one to get.

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  • Kathryn Blaich
  • 06-18-21

Great story

This is a great story and the narrator is fantastic. I highly recommend it for all women over 40

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  • Michelle
  • 05-08-21

Awful narration

I enjoyed the story but the narration is awful
Sounds like a screeching 14 year old

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