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Esther Diamond
1 : Disappearing Nightly

by Laura Resnick
Jan 16, 2017
7 Hours
Ages 18+
Esther Diamond, a struggling actress in New York, seems destined to attract supernatural mayhem.

When bizarre magical disappearances disrupt shows around the city, Esther receives a mysterious warning not to go on with her off-Broadway show. Desperate to stay on stage rather than resort to waiting tables, Esther turns to her new BFF, Dr. Maximillian Zadok, a 350-year-old mage whose day job is protecting New York from Evil. Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery without losing her job, Esther and Max team up with a conjuring cowboy, a banker with stage aspirations, and a flock of fearless drag queens. Also on the case is Detective Connor Lopez, a sexy cop who has a thing for Esther, but who fears that she and Max may be a bigger problem than the vanishing performers.

Since the show must go on—and the astronomical rent must be paid—Esther, Max, and their friends pursue Evil to its lair in their fearless determination to find the missing performers and restore harmony to the city that never sleeps.

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Director & Cast

Director Colleen Delany
Starring Colleen Delany as Esther Diamond, Bob Payne as Maximillian Zadok, Thomas Keegan as Connor Lopez, Patrick Bussink as Lysander Singh, Scott McCormick as Satsy, Jonathan Feuer as Barclay Preston-Cole III, Elliot Dash as Darling Delilah and Andy Brownstein as Cowboy Duke Dempsey. With Dani Stoller, Doug Krentzlin, Joe Mallon, Matthew Bassett, Matthew Ward, Sasha Olinick, Alyssa Wilmoth, Tony Nam, Tim Getman, Laura C. Harris, Deidra Starnes, Audrey Bertaux, Elizabeth Jernigan and Lily Beacon
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Doug Krentzlin
Dialogue Editors Tommy Sarioglou
Sound Designers Tommy Sarioglou
Cover Illustrator Dave Palumbo
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Esther Diamond: Disappearing Nightly by J (Posted on 9/1/2018)
Although not the first GraphicAudio production I listened to, this is the first one where the tagline "A Movie in Your Mind" truly came to light for me. The voice cast is FANTASTIC and I could clearly imagine the story as it progessed. I did guess the villain very early on, but somehow forgot that as the story and character journey progressed. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Delightful (and PG!) by Catdaddy (Posted on 8/25/2018)
“Colleen Delaney first person narrative”. The phrase is always, itself a recommendation. Here, she plays a character close to home – a professional stage actor. Her character is charming: sweet but New-York-street-smart. The pacing is spritely.

Also, unlike other of GraphicAudio’s best offerings, this production is easily PG, with essentially no strong language, a few general references to an actress' skimpy costume and a playful discussion of celibacy.

In short: it’s delightful. More, please.
I knew it! by T'Aundria (Posted on 8/8/2018)
Loved it, but I solved this one before the story had concluded, if I had of been wrong I would have been surprised. It was still a great listen, Esther is great can't wait to get to know her better.
Oh the characters by matthew (Posted on 5/22/2018)
Love this so much. the wide arrange of the cast, from the friendly doc z to the flamboyant queens, they are so much fun to listen too.
Beautiful Interpretation by Jennifer (Posted on 5/7/2018)
Fabulous job, GA! Fun story made better with perfect voices and acting.
Cool story but I hate lying! by Natira (Posted on 5/1/2018)
I loved this book. The imagination, wonder, love, friendship and thrill was exciting to listen to during my 2 1/2 work/ home commute. The only thing I don't like about the story is the lying and games that she plays with Det. Lopez. It is not cool and disheartening.
Now you see me not by Daniel (Posted on 11/18/2017)
I was not sure when it first started if I would like it but I love the story in the end. I love the magic and real world mix. Esther a fun character, little obvious villain and story but it's not like a typical murder mystery but more of a going along for the ride kind of story.

Sound effects and voice acting are top notch I love way everything was portrayed from being out in the city to being in max's bookshop.

Some first story some actors are still trying to find out who the characters are and the characters is almost there but at times it still feels like they don't know them perfectly yet. I can't wait to hear more and I hope the mystery become more exciting and complex.
Diamond is my new best friend by Victoria (Posted on 11/18/2017)
AAHH!!! I love these stories. Every character every book the acting is first rate. Each voice gives the perfect mental picture.

I've listened to each story-TWICE!! The productions make the places, people, sights, sounds, come to life. It's almost embarrassing to the so taken by it all that I can honestly believe its real. I can't wait for more.
A Diamond in the Rough! by Laura (Posted on 9/20/2017)
This is definitely by far my new FAVORITE series! I hope Laura Resnick continues to write more and more as I don't want this series to end...evah! Colleen Delany is FABULOUS as the struggling actress/reluctant heroine who seems to be drawn into one mysterious supernaturalistic catastrophe after another. Love the blending of fantasy, humor, mystery, action and ro­mance!
A fun listen by Catie (Posted on 6/15/2017)
Very fun to listen to! The diverse characters are a nice change!
Another hit by Michael (Posted on 4/20/2017)
I was not sure what I was getting when I chose this title. Definitely worth the purchase.

It kept me interested right to the end, the unique side characters and novel premise did not disappoint. Hits of humor at all the right places.

Worth the price, like all of the GraphicAudio titles.
Esther Diamond 1 by Willard (Posted on 4/14/2017)
Well I've listened to Esther one and 2 and decided I like the series so I've just ordered three and four. A bit of love story in crises along with a variety of supernatural creatures.
review by Bos (Posted on 3/8/2017)
what an interesting concept. great book.
interesting and funny by rafael (Posted on 2/22/2017)
When I started listening to this I didn't think I'd like it. Once I gave it a chance too go through the set up I got into it. all an all pretty good.
A lot of fun by Sam (Posted on 2/19/2017)
I originally tried this title because of Colleen Delany (love her work in Deathlands). What a nice surprise - it's funny, interesting, and I'm definitely going to continue on through the rest of the series.
A good break from the norm. by Mark (Posted on 2/17/2017)
It was a good story. Had me laughing more than once. Looking forward to part two.
Worth the buy by Bray (Posted on 2/14/2017)
Bought it on a whim, really surprised me how good the story was. Will follow this series and see where it goes.
great by douglas (Posted on 1/26/2017)
great book, cant wait for more
Disappearing Rightly by Scott (Posted on 1/23/2017)
Colleen Delany has done it again. Esther Diamond is a smart woman full of chutzpah and ovaries making her way as an actress in New York. Once she is pulled into solving a super natural mystery she uses that intelligence and those guts to face down evil and her natural charm to form alliances with a colorful cast of characters: magicians, drag queens and certain sexy cop.

Colleen's first person narration is charming and brisk, reminding me of 1930s screwball comediesor the kind of movie that Diane Keaton or Goldie Hawn would have found themselves in at some point in the early '80s.

Strong sound design and great supporting cast, make for a fun listen.

Can't wait for book 2.
Absolutely fun supernatural shenaniganry by Amy (Posted on 1/18/2017)
I absolutely loved this. It was a delight listening to Esther and her crew figure out this mystery, as well as meeting Connor Lopez.

1 star taken off for Esther's whining, and the villain being extremely obvious.

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