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The Folcroft Ghosts Audiobook

The Folcroft Ghosts

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Publisher's Summary

When their mother is hospitalized, Tara and Kyle are sent to stay with their only remaining relatives, their grandparents.

It's their first time meeting May and Peter Folcroft. The elderly couple seem friendly at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is full of nooks to explore.

But strange things keep happening. The swing moves on its own. Peter paces around the house late at night and seems obsessed with the lake where his sister drowned. Doors slam and curtains shift when no one is inside. And one room is kept permanently locked.

When a storm cuts the phone line - their only contact with the outside world - Tara and Kyle must find a way to protect themselves from their increasingly erratic grandparents...and from the ghosts that inhabit the Folcrofts' house.

©2017 Darcy Coates (P)2017 Darcy Coates

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    T risca, United Kingdom 03/07/2017
    T risca, United Kingdom 03/07/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "TERRIBLE"

    Its read by a bland annoying reader, the story is flawed, the whole experience was a waste of time and money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 07/06/2017
    Kim 07/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Much like the film The Visit"

    So much like the film The Visit that I wonder if one or the other was deeply borrowed from or an adaptation of whichever came first (which I'm assuming was the book).

    I enjoyed the first third or so of the book, the writing was okay, if a little meandering in places, and I was eager to see what was going to happen. When the big reveal came, though, like a lot of unfortunate modern horrors it descended into a plot that was absurd and bizarre rather than scary or exciting.

    There's a lot of points that make the story a bit jarring after the first third and the action scenes stumble over themselves. Lost its way a bit. Got a bit silly.

    Better haunted house scenario than a lot of books in which the family could easily have moved out or escaped the situation. But, saying that, the story would have been far more interesting and chilling if the ghosts were removed altogether.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Dana
    Knoxville, TN, United States
    21/02/17
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    "Spooky"

    It was a very enjoyable ghost story, if you like ghost stories. I enjoyed the reader very much! I liked it even more because they didn't use bad words. It was something I would even let my 12 year old listen to. It is worth a try if you are looking for a great story with enjoyable language. It is so hard to find that now a days. It was really nice. Proof that you don't have to have foul language to be an excellent book. I hope more people take a chance on this book! I hope this author continues to write more like this one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus
    SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States
    11/04/17
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    "An extremely well-executed take on the familiar"

    Right off the bat, you know something is up with the grandparents of these kids, and they do too. Though they try to accept it all and fit in, small things begin to occur to them (some of which, admittedly, didn't occur to me) and they begin to question more than accept.

    Several times during the story, you're thrown a slight curve and wonder if what you "know" is really it or if there is more. There's almost always more, and there's several times during the tale that you'll likely be creeped out or in suspense.

    More impressively, I didn't find any of the suspensful or "scary" moments to be derived from any of the usual cheap tricks that tend to dominate stories like these. The author really put in work to craft situations that had you just as confused and concerned as our poor little protagonists.

    I felt the narrator did a great job here as well. Pleasant accent that wasn't hard (for this American) to understand and added to the atmosphere of the story.

    I'd definitely recommend this book and will look for more from both this author and narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    24/02/17
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    "Spooky!"

    This is my first book from this author. Darcy Coates knows how to tell a story! Very entertaining and creepy. Believable story line. At first I thought it was going to be like "The Visit" but it's not. Had me guessing all different senerios. Fun listen. Great narrator! Flawless!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Moreland
    17/03/17
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    "Great story"

    With a surprising twist and nearly touchably real characters, this book will keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neona
    30/05/17
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    "Not Coates Best Work but Still Good"
    Any additional comments?

    I am a big Darcy Coates fan and have read all of her books. This one isn't quite on par with some of her other books, The Haunting of Gillespie House and The Haunting of Blackwood House are probably my two favorites by her. If you enjoy haunted house, ghost stories that are usually not too violent or too gory, you can't go wrong with any book by Darcy Coates.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Debra R. Bianchi
    Burien, WA United States
    27/04/17
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    "Creepy indeed!"
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    I enjoyed this book and found the main characters, the siblings to be likeable and interesting and I cared about their outcome. The author did a great job of keeping me guessing about the outcome, there was a lot of information that came at the last 1/4 of the book that really put it all together very well for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Olivia
    23/06/17
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    "Not Coates' Best"

    Decent concept for a story but poorly executed - in writing and performance. The plot was creepy and it was a good idea, but the repetitive metaphors and boring writing made the creepiness fall flat. Also, the narrator annoyed me because I could hear her swallowing and wetting her mouth and it was gross.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N. Orth
    01/06/17
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    "On the edge of my seat!"

    Excellent book. When I thought I had it figured it out, I discovered that I was wrong and another twist would take place. I liked this one better than the others I have read so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    Glendale, CA
    15/05/17
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    "Did you try to kill Mum??!"
    Would you try another book from Darcy Coates and/or Jan Cramer?

    I have, and I'm just not impressed at all.


    If you’ve listened to books by Darcy Coates before, how does this one compare?

    This one is a tad better than 'Ashburn House', but definitely nothing creepy or scary. Overall it was just ok.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    *spoiler alert* I think my favorite scene, or at least the most notable is when Tara discovers that her grandmother is actually dead.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think this book could potentially work as a movie if it had the right screenwriter. I think I'd enjoy watching it as well.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I'll give Darcy another try since this one was slightly better than the last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jana
    01/04/17
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    "great"

    Very interesting loved it. Narration was pretty good was left wanting more. Would recommend to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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