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  • Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story

  • By: John Bladek, Davonna Juroe
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Will Larson has one last chance to save his stagnant career as an architect: design a grand restoration for a long-abandoned abbey. Looming above the breathtaking, windswept coast of Maine, Winterbay Abbey offers a picturesque spot for a charming hotel. But the locals harbor a peculiar distaste for the ruined Gothic convent. After witnessing a drowning within sight of the abbey, Will wonders why the police seem disinterested in the case. He begins looking deeper into the incident, gradually uncovering chilling secrets behind the old nunnery's walls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed this and thought it could have gone furthe

  • By Alexandra on 06-01-19

enjoyed this and thought it could have gone furthe

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-19

really enjoyed this story although I think it could have been a bit longer and there was further to go with it.
totally agree with what was said at the end about power of suggestion rather than gore and seeing a physical spirit/being (although this does happen).
I got really into this!

  • Sweet Heart

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Charley has a strange feeling when she sees the idyllic mill house with its cluster of outbuildings, the lake and the swirling mill stream - a powerful sense of recognition, as if she has been there before. Except she knows she hasn't. After Charley and her husband, Tom, move into Elmwood Mill, sinister memories of a previous existence start to haunt her. Despite both their attempts to dismiss everything with rational explanations, the feeling turns to certainty as the memories become increasingly vivid and terrifying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well! Couldn’t put it down

  • By Avril on 20-04-18

unexpected twist and couldn't put it down

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-18

really enjoyed the story. it took a little while to warm up bit it was totally worth it and at times I couldn't stop listening. At times it was a bit graphic (blood wise) which I'm not good at but had some unexpected twists. I enjoyed this story as it explored different avenues and wasn't about 'seeing' something straight away. would recommend!

  • Called from Beyond

  • The Spirit Guide: Ghosts and Haunted Houses
  • By: Caroline Clark
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Gilmour
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Mark's girlfriend dies in a car accident before he can tell her how much he loves her. He never believed in ghosts, but a well-meaning friend and guilt push him into new and dangerous territory. All he wants is the chance to say he is sorry. To speak to her one more time. During a desperate, alcohol-fueled binge, he buys an Ouija board and calls Alissa. Is his drinking problem or survivor's guilt making him doubt his sanity? Or are the footsteps in the night and inexplicable messages real, has Alissa returned?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story , terrible narration.

  • By Kindle Customer on 17-07-18

was ok but couldn't get into it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

the story was ok but for some reason I just couldn't get into it or feel the atmosphere. it could have been the narrator- I wasn't a fan of the performance and i found the accent distracted me!
I liked the part at the end where it said it was based on real life but in afraid it wasn't for mee

  • The Haunting of Shadow Hill House

  • By: Caroline Clark
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A move for a better future becomes a race against the past. Something dark lurks in Shadow Hill House and it is waiting. After her husband lost his job Jenny moves her family to the remote and beautiful Shadow Hill House. It is to be a new start. A safe place for daughter Abby to grow up and a new business teaching art for her. Only she cannot shake the feeling that something is wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, shame about the quality

  • By Alexandra on 29-01-18

great story, shame about the quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-18

really enjoyed the story however the quality wasn't great. it sounded very tinny like the person reading was in a tin room. I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator but I enjoyed the story-spooky without being over the top. thumbs up. quality and narrator took one star

  • The Haunting of Thores-Cross

  • A Yorkshire Ghost Story
  • By: Karen Perkins
  • Narrated by: Fleur Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells - from a church that no longer exists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Rachel on 11-02-17

good story but performance could be better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-17

I enjoyed the story and how it went between the past and the present. I enjoyed the fact that there was no 'ghost' or anything that 'appeared' (that sometimes spoils some stories )and the premise of the story was good. found the narrator to be a bit wooden and without much expression at times but ended up listening to the last 4 hours solidly as I wanted to see what happened.
the historical element was good to give an idea of how things were during the time period so thumbs up

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  • The Haunting of Ashburn House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

There's something wrong with Ashburn House. The ancient building has been the subject of rumours for close to a century. Its owner, Edith, refused to let guests inside and rarely visited the nearby town. Following Edith's death, her sole surviving relative, Adrienne, inherits the property. Adrienne's only possessions are a suitcase of luggage, 20 dollars, and her pet cat. Ashburn House is a lifeline she can't afford to refuse. Adrienne doesn't believe in ghosts, but it's hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking depth

  • By Miss S D Williams on 23-11-17

great story...shame about the 'ghost'

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I really enjoyed the story and it started off really well however the appearance of the 'ghost'which was more a monster/ghoul ruined it for me but that is just a personal preference. really liked the premise of the story, it was performed well, length of the book was good and it kept me interested however it dampened with the appearance of the ghoul. otherwise enjoyable and was why I gave it 4 and not 5.

  • The Shadow Hour

  • By: Kate Riordan
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Daniel Weyman, Eve Webster, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan, read by Eve Webster, Rachel Bavidge, Andy Secombe, Roy Mcmillan, Helen Fraser, Daniel Weyman and Steven France. Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Shadow Hour

  • By Anita Shrirve on 04-03-16

Enjoyable listen- surprise ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-17

What made the experience of listening to The Shadow Hour the most enjoyable?

The narrator was easy to listen to and the story flowed well. It was easy to keep up the jumping between characters and time frames.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Once i was listening I did not want to stop but at parts, it took a while to get back into it.

Any additional comments?

The story was maybe a bit longer than it needed to be but was enjoyable either way. An ending I did not see coming!

  • Dark Whispers

  • By: Maureen Boleyn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

When a couple renovate a beautiful 17th-century house in the Cotswolds, they discover the ghosts of the Civil War are still in residence. As Guy and Ruth delve into the property's history, uncovering both joy and sorrow, the house finally relinquishes its secrets, revealing how closely the family from the past is intertwined with the present-day owners. Why do they seem so familiar? Have they perhaps met before?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Alexandra on 29-01-17

thoroughly enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-17

Really enjoyed this book and had to keep listening. really easy to keep up when jumping between the Two time periods and the narrator made for easy and enjoyable listening. enjoyed the story and willed for a good ending and was bot dissapointed.

  • The Girl in the Photograph

  • By: Kate Riordan
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

It's the summer of 1933, and Alice Eveleigh has arrived at Fiercombe Manor in disgrace. Hiding her shame in this isolated house concealed within a Gloucestershire valley in the care of housekeeper Mrs Jelphs, Alice soon begins to sense that something isn't quite right within this beautiful manor. For one thing she is being watched.... There are secrets at Fiercombe that those who remain there are determined to keep. Tragedy haunts the empty rooms, and foreboding hangs heavy in the stifling heat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • relaxing and joyful

  • By HM on 15-09-16

a little long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-17

A nice story all round and the narrator was very good but it took a little while to get in to it. unfortunately I felt it a bit lengthy without anything happening but I enjoyed the story and when it got to the end I had to finish it as I wanted to know what happened.

  • The Secret by the Lake

  • By: Louise Douglas
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

A family tragedy. Amy's always felt like something's been missing in her life. When a tragedy forces the family she works for as a nanny to retreat to a small lakeside cottage, she realises she cannot leave them now. A sister's secret. But Amy finds something unsettling about the cottage by the lake. This is where the children's mother spent her childhood - and the place where her sister disappeared mysteriously at just 17.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling!!!

  • By Sue Jackson on 11-04-16

really enjoyed it. didn't expect the twist!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-16

I really enjoyed the book and the twist at the end. Great listen would recommend