Some houses breathe....
Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. More than an hour's drive from the nearest town and surrounded by forest, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude.
But things start to go very wrong very quickly.
Elle discovers a crumbling graveyard nestled in the woods. It contains a generation of the house's residents, all with an identical year of death.
Scratching in the walls...slamming doors...whispers in the night...a locked room...
As Elle explores deeper into the house, she begins to unravel the property's dark and dangerous history. At its center is Jonathan Gillespie, a tyrannical cult leader and the house's original owner.
And, as Elle soon learns, just because he's dead doesn't mean he's gone.
Includes a bonus short story, "Crawlspace", which inspired Gillespie House.
©2015 Darcy Coates (P)2016 Darcy Coates
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"Leaves you wondering what you just read."
The story line is scattered at best, and your not really sure where the story takes place or what error the language the main character uses confuses you on what decade she exist in.
Mentioned time line, established stronger plot line and leave out some of the useless small details and focus more on the "villian". Not enough leading up to the main encounter and the encounter was brief and underwhelming.
The narrator was fine.
Mrs. Gillespie could have easily have been single and taking a vacation or off to a businews conference, the mentioning of her husband was not needed and the words and space used on him could have further developed the main plot.
"expected more chills"
this must be a young adult novel because it really doesn't have a real chill factor, although the narration was good.
"Great Performance and Spooky Mansion"
Absolutely. If you like creepy old haunted Gothic mansions, then this is the story for you. Slamming doors, cobwebs, dusty oil portraits, ornate mahogany furniture, locked doors, nightmares, rats, secret passages, whispers in the night, graveyards!
Burnt Offerings. Not quite the same.
The main character... the one that has to stay alone in the haunted house.
Again, the main character. Maybe that's because the performance is so innocent its almost sexy.
Loved it... highly recommended.
"I love a good scream,. Don't you? Ghost stories"
lend themselves well to frightening little scratches and locked doors. Even mad preachers have a certain charm, Even haunted houses that make you shout out can be fun! Neatpenny
A quick read. Not really scary, but enthralling anyhow. Neat story concept, good writing. I enjoyed it. Wish it was a little longer.
"really good story"
well done! I never expected it to be such a fun story to hear.
"I just couldn't go for this one..."
I almost stopped listening multiple times because one of my least favorite things is a stupid protagonist. The lead character did so many things that only someone really dumb would do. It's one of those "how many times can you drop your flashlight when it's your only source of light or defense" situations (though that's not exactly what happens, so I don't think I'm disclosing any spoilers.) I also felt that the storyline was a little disjointed in several places. Overall I'm pretty disappointed in this one and though I didn't pay much for it, I kinda wish I had my money back.
"Nice to listen to on a short road trip!"
I had a lot of fun listening to The Haunting of Gillespie house! It wasn't all that scary and it was pretty short, but it was still entertaining and fun to listen too!!
"Suitable for most ages"
Purchased as Whispersync on the cheap courtesy of Book Deals.
Nice creepy tale of hidden passages, ghosts, a sorcerer, and the unsuspecting house sitter. First she rejoices in the solitude of a large victorian away from town and away from the little apartment she lives in, but she soon has a lot of second thoughts on the subject. Suspense is done with a light enough touch that it does not descend into real horror.
The Laurel Schroeder has a pleasant voice quality and good pacing, but is a little light on portraying the depth of emotion and sense of urgency.
"Entertaining but not scary"
I found this story quite entertaining. I like a good ghost story, and this held my interest right through to the end. I think the narrator was a good choice for the main character, reflected her well in age and character, but she didn't do much for the mood or suspense of the story. It is possible the story had more oomph that didn't get through. I would be interested to hear this author's work with a less cheerful, more dramatic reader. She isn't a bad reader in any way, but she may have been miscast.
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