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Audiobook Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine (@Mollykatie112, @rachelcaine, @TantorAudio)

Audiobook Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine (@Mollykatie112, @rachelcaine, @TantorAudio)
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Narrator: Cynthia Holloway
Series: The Morganville Vampires #9
Published by Tantor Media
Published on: November 15, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 10 hours & 13 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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While developing a new system to maintain the town's defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires' powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's "unique" situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are-including the vampires-Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself...and Morganville.

Young Adult Fangtastic Addictive Well Written

I continued with this series by listening instead of reading. As usual with any of the books in this series, I got pulled into the story and didn’t want to stop listening. It had just been long enough since I read the first eight books almost back to back, to completely engage me all over again. Morganville, the town that these books take place in, is a town run by vampires. A town where human’s can’t leave, and where the taxes they pay are at the blood bank. Great premise!

Claire is still working with Myrnin, otherwise known as an on again/off again crazy, very old vampire-also considered by many as the best character of these books.They have been working on getting the machine that takes care of the town back up and running. No matter that he thinks that using Claires brain would be just the thing to make the machine work. Of course, that would mean that Claire would no longer have a body. Since they had to do away with Ada, the last person that had her brain attached to the machine, Myrnin, has been grieving for her. Of course, as always, Claire is involved in all the inner workings of the town. Not because she’s a vampire-she isn’t-but because not only is she a teenage genius, but she has become a sort of favorite of the town founder, Amelie-but not always in a good way. When the problem with the machine is solved, you would think things would be smooth sailing for our feisty heroine. That couldn’t be further than the truth. It never is in Morganville.

Once again, this author has come up with another intricate plot to keep Claire, her boyfriend Shane, and her friends Eve and Michael, right smack in the middle of another mystery and more than enough action, and yes, even more deaths of both the human and vampire kind. College students attend the Rave from Hell, and of course Claire, Shane, and Eve are right in the middle of it. Not to mention that everybody seems to be having lapses of memory. Something weird, or rather weirder than usual, is happening in Morganville.

Narrator Cynthia Holloway was very good, as far as the female voices, but her male voices weren’t the best, in my opinion. She just didn’t make her voice go deep enough. However, it wasn’t that big of a problem, and I would listen to one of these by her again. Like I said, I was completely drawn into the story, and that has to be partly due to the narrator.

These books are not only for young adults, but for anyone that enjoys good writing, plotting, wonderful characters,a sweet(sometimes lustful romance), and snark, all surrounded by the horror of living in a town controlled by vampires. Ms. Caine is an excellent storyteller, and these books should be a must read for anyone that enjoys a paranormal story.
Highly recommended!

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.



  1. You are flying through these, I love it! So happy you are still liking them so much.

  2. I plan on trying this series at some point but I’m not sure I’ll do them on audio. I’m not a big fan of Holloway’s narration work. But I do enjoy Caine’s writing. My library has the whole series so I’ll give them a try one day.
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    • I am still fairly new to listening so I don’t now that much about narrators actually. I didn’t mind except for the male voices. I hope you enjoy if you get to read or listen some day!

  3. The library only has a translation and to, YA…not sure

    • I never thought I would read YA either, but now I really like a lot of it 🙂

  4. One of these days I will try this series.

    • Yes I kept seeing it around and I finally jumped in after I read a review and was really glad I did 🙂

  5. Yea, I so need to start this series. I might have to try it on audio. I’ve heard the narrator before and I think I could deal with her male voices.
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    • I hope you like it if you try it-I read the first 8 and listened to this one-then read the 10th. I like it any way I get to read it 🙂

  6. I do love this series, glad you do as well.

    • Oh, I didn’t think you read YA. I am so glad you love it too 🙂

  7. Really liked Claire, and all of the plot lines as well

    • I think a review by you is why I started reading these? Not sure.

  8. These books gave me little heart attacks while I was reading them. So much so, that I had to stop.

    • For some reason they haven’t really scared me-I guess because I know that the core main characters are put into jeopardy but come out at the end-so far anyway. At times they are very stressful so I get that 🙂

  9. I’ve made it a priority to catch up in this series this year, Lorna. I’m happy this one was a twisty, turn-y, good time. 🙂 And I’m glad that despite the narrator’s issue with male voices, it didn’t take anything away from your enjoyment of the story and that you’d listen to her again. I just might do some catching up via audio. 😀 Great review!

    • Thanks! I hope you enjoy like I do when you start back with them! Have a great week 🙂

  10. I just can’t imagine being locked into a town and forced to donate blood!
    Ghost Town sounds like a great read… I like the mystery element that the crew need to solve! Another fantastic review!
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    • Thank you! There’s pretty much a mystery in each book or something really big going on.