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The Popcorn Thief

(Chronicles of Franklin #1)

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Ghosts get stuck sometimes.

Franklin helps them move from this world to the next. Sometimes that means giving a ghost a ride so they can confront their killer. Other times, it means listening to the wind in his fields and the trucks blowing down the interstate and hearing the songs a ghost needs to sing.

Generally, Franklin happily does whatever a ghost needs. It’s his dut
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published February 9th 2014 by Book View Cafe
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Alexandria Blaelock
This is a charming, matter of fact, cosy ghost story. While there is a monster that Franklin doesn't entirely know what to do about, you're quite sure he can manage it. Small town superstition and bigotry might be another matter, but if Franklin can come to terms with his nemesis, there's hope for the small town yet.
Audrey
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am in stupid love with Leah Cutter as an author. She weaves fantastic stories that are capable of pulling you right in.

In this series, Franklin can see ghosts. He helps them resolve what they need to so they can cross over and move on. While trying to help one, he discovers his cousin has been murdered by... something. Now it's his responsibility to figure it out and stop it before more people get killed.

I purchased this book to read prior to The Soul Thief which I received in order to review.
Shoshana Hathaway
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Although there are just enough scary things to prickle the back of your neck, this is a gentle and charming fantasy. The author, wisely, does not revel in the horrific. Instead, she treats the supernatural in a down-home, accepting and almost casual way. Some folks are special. Some can track what they want to hunt. Some can see ghosts, and some can see spirits (not the same thing), and some can see lay lines. Usually these knacks are put to positive use, and everyone and everything benefits.

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Lois
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy via Goodreads. Loved the cover and title. The book was so good I read in one sitting then ordered the sequel. Franklin is a lovely man with a special gift but doesnt realise how special he is. He uses his talent of seeing and communicating with ghosts to help them move onto the next world. This is a major part of Franklins lifewhich he does happily to give the ghosts what they need. When an evil being appears and begins to injury and kill people something drastic needs to be done ...more
Chris Meads
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Franklin sees ghosts. His gift is that and to help them move on. But why is his mother and another ghost, Gloria, still haunting him. Franklin has always grown popping corn and submitted it in the fair. He's always the second place winner to Karl Metzger's first place. And he ponders why--but this year will be different. Until his cousin is killed by a strange entity. Franklin and Karl team up with the two ghosts to battle the entity and put a stop to it's damaging effects.

This was a good book.
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Deedra
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Popcorn Thief,narrated brilliantly by Michael Gilboe,is an interesting story of a man obsessed with his popcorn crop.This man and many of his 'kin' have special abilities,like seeing ghosts,or spirits...which we learn are NOT the same thing.Franklin is in a popcorn rivalry with a neighbor and his ghost friends are not making it any easier.People are turning up dead and poor Franklin gets framed...by ghosts.Will he be able to prove he's innocent?Give a listen and find out!"I was provided this ...more
Deborah
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good story with a steady pace and a few scary moments. The narrator did an excellent job with the voices. I would not have chosen the way the main character spoke but I suppose that was how the author intended it to be. Other than that it was entertaining.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
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Leah Cutter writes page-turning fiction in exotic locations, such as New Orleans, ancient China, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle, Minneapolis, Budapest, and other places.

Her fiction includes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror, and has been published in magazines, anthologies, and on the web.

Read more stories by Leah Cutter at www.KnottedRoadPress.com.

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Chronicles of Franklin (2 books)
  • The Soul Thief (Chronicles of Franklin, #2)