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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (380 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tananarive Due Narrator: Lizan Mitchell Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the award-winning writer of The Good House, The Living Blood, and more, Joplin’s Ghost is a chilling tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend. When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents’ jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R & B singer. She’s living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin. The music of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip-hop generation, but the idea that these antique sounds are being channeled by the protegee of rap superstar G-Ronn is nothing short of ludicrous. With growing violence in G-Ronn’s inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix’s life suddenly hangs in the balance,” writes Tananarive Due. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future? Or will she be trapped forever in Scott Joplin’s doomed, tragic past?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/5/2014

    " An excellent read combining the paranormal with romance, jazz and hip hop music, and history. It's never boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenda | 1/4/2014

    " Great book, but a little lengthy. Good character development. Really enjoyed the relationship between Phoenix and Carlos, as well as the one with her father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracey Y Smith | 1/4/2014

    " I think this was an ambitious undertaking to link the spirit of Scott Joplin and his unfulfilled dreams to a young, 21st century R&B singer. I love reading about history so I loved the way the story moves from Joplin's time to current day. But overall, I did not understand it. One of my bookclub members had to explain certain parts to me. There is a scene where the main character is making love to her boyfriend and somehow Joplin's ghost gets involved in this encounter. That was too confusing for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 12/9/2013

    " I am a longtime Scott Joplin fan, and enjoyed this spooky look at what it might be like to have been touched (if only for a moment) by his genius and his pain. Solid writing. "

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