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A House in the Woods

Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

Laurel and Jeremy Calloway have longed for a new life away from the chaos and confusion of New York City. Driving along a country road in New Jersey with a young real estate agent in the back seat, they almost miss it: a small house in the woods for sale. 

Laurel immediately thinks this could be the house for them - the house of their dreams, where a simpler life awaits. Laurel can finish her debut novel. Jeremy can look for a job in Philadelphia, just an hour away. 

Stopping to take a look at the property, they meet the house's caretaker, Eileen, and within a few weeks, they find themselves the very lucky owners of their ideal home. 

But who are the mysterious old couple who'd put the house up for sale, having moved out months ago? Is Eileen more than a friendly neighbor? Who are the townspeople they meet, who all seem aware of the young couple now living in the house in the woods? And is it the house of their dreams, or of their nightmares?

©2019 Mark McNease (P)2020 MadeMark Publishing

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wow

what a great suspense thriller, I was gripped by this audiobook from the pen of Mark McNease and narrated by Daniela Acitelli xxxxx

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A psychological haunting

I received this a free book form the author and wasn't sure what to expect but I can't resist a freebie.
A house in the woods is a 'haunted house'/psychological thriller of a book with (small) traces of Amityville and the atmospheric strangeness of 'Stepford' all emotionally read by a good narrator.

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 08-02-20

Loved The Story.😱Terrible Narration. 😣

This is the first book I've purchased and listened to from this author. The story was very enjoyable and keeps you engaged + spooky. But, the narration was terrible. The only reason I continued listening was I wanted to find out the ending, if it wasn't for that fact I would have stopped listening. The only characters voice that you can distinguish was the main female character. All the others sounded the same. The male voice still sounded female it was like she didnt even try and change voices. She needs to really work on her different voices and not making characters exactly the same. A book can be awesome but with not the right narrator it can kill the story. It almost happened with this story. I wanted to follow this author and to listen to more of his stories, but when I browsed his catalog I see she narrates them, so for that reason, I'm 99% sure that I wont. Its unfortunate because I truly think that Mark McNease is a talented author.

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  • Simone
  • 03-04-20

Old School Haunted House Story

As the title suggests, this story is about a house.... in the woods. A spooky one!

A classic set up, two city-dwellers hope to escape the chaos of their current lives by fleeing to the country where they can just barely afford a whole house. Once relocated, they find that life isn't what they expected it would be as spooky things happen in increasing frequency inside their new home. You get the idea. It wasn't the best story like this I've ever listened to, but I'd definitely say it's worth the time.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Kim
  • 14-02-20

Kept me intrigued

This book kept my attention from the very beginning. I couldn’t stop listening, I needed to know what was happening to Laurel. The narration was a little slow at times but overall I enjoyed the characters.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 08-02-20

wow!

i would definitely recommend this book. in my opinion the only flaw was the 1st narrator’s voice really grated on my nerves and then in the last 5-6 chapters it was a totally different narrator, other than that it was definitely worth listening to.

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  • R. Robinson
  • 26-06-20

Annoying characters perfect for this creepy story

I got this audiobook from the author several months ago and just got around to listening to it. I can't say I "enjoyed" it because the characters became quite annoying but I couldn't stop listening. Laurel was the entitled little princess who wanted to move to the woods of NJ so she could write her book while Jeremy gives up his dreams of being an actor to get a job and commute to Philadelphia to support them. She finds the perfect house in the woods and railroads Jeremy into buying it. So I sort of felt sorry for Jeremy, until he becomes a ass. Laurel starts hearing noises and Jeremy rather callously tells her she is hearing things, it's just stress, and she needs to go back into therapy like before. After all, she was the one who wanted this house so badly. The stranger things get to Laurel the less understanding Jeremy becomes. I wanted to smack him! Laurel finishes her book and it gets rave reviews, and Jeremy signs with an agent and begins to break into acting. If there just wasn't that scratching noise in the basement..... The book builds on the tension to a satisfying and twisted ending. The mark of good characters is that they seem real, not necessarily your best friends and not perfect. Laurel and Jeremy were perfect for this story. The neighbors and townsfolk added to the creepiness. The setting was perfect, an old house in the woods in the middle of nowhere. I thought the story was a great variation on an old theme and I really liked it. Thanks to Mark McNease for allowing me to listen. Sorry it took me so long to get to it.

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 16-05-20

Had me at New Jersey

Laurel and Jeremy want to move from the city and are drawn to this home in New Jersey. Their real estate agent tries to steer them clear of it, But Laurel is determined this is her perfect home. there are hints throughout the story that there is something just not right, but Laurel pushes through and starts to make the house her own. Living in NJ all my life, I know there are many strange stories, and this could almost be one of those strange stories. It felt like I was listening to one of those stories that are meant to scare people. The build up is intense, and I felt my hair stand up a few times. I loved that suspense. I got so lost in the story that it felt as if I were right there with Laurel and Jeremy in the story. Mark McNease is a new author to me and I cannot wait to read more from him.

Daniela Acitelli was amazing in this performance. Ms. Acitelli brought this story to life. She easily narrated the suspense that had me hanging on the edge of my seat at times. SHe has an easy to listen to voice. Her transition from female to make voice is smooth and distinguishable. It was easy to follow the story. I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Acitelli.

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  • Dragon Fire
  • 07-05-20

a horrifying tale

a very well narrated and excellent read very good and scary as well. Thank you

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  • charja hunt
  • 25-04-20

who's the neighbor<br />

usually like to use my books to put e to sleep it this one was hard to sleep to ...I wanted to listen to every word needed to figure out who was crazy but had to wait till the end . Do wish it had had a better ending...This was a free book

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  • Sherrie
  • 21-02-20

Great story

I received a free promo code for this book. I had never read anything by this author before and the story sounded interesting. It was. It was a very good story. It kept my interest till the end.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 07-02-20

Scary and intriguing

This book had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going on and why. The twist and turns free me in through all the lies. I can't wait to hear more from this author. The storyline was absolutely amazing and imaginative. The book is creative and well written I highly recommend this book. I received this book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review.