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Summary

Thirteen-year-old Angel Sullivan falls in love with her family's new home - the house that stands at Black Creek Crossing in the small town of Roundtree, Massachusetts. But the idyll is soon shattered as Angel learns a shocking secret about the house. It seems that a double murder took place there, and no one has lived at Black Creek Crossing since.

As Angel and her family begin to confront the mounting perils in their new dwelling, increasingly bizarre events occur in Roundtree: terrible storms strike; seemingly inexplicable "accidents" transpire; and rumors of witchcraft, a phenomenon that figured in the town's history hundreds of years earlier, begin to resurface.

©2004 John Saul (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"Angel and Seth are two more of the immensely sympathetic and appealing teen protagonists that Saul excels at creating....[A] emarkably gratifying horror yarn." ( Booklist)

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black creek crossing by john Saul

I really enjoyed this book if you like creepy stories then this is the book for you,its a gripping 9 hours and quite scary in places highly recommended

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Superb Suspense.

Typical John Saul. Lonely kids, bullys, abusive households, parents who either don't care or care too much. Small town attitudes, and a tale from the past. This story has it all.

If you like John Saul, you will like this book. Narration was good too.

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  • El
  • 20-04-13

Nothing new

This book is something that's been done a thousand times before.

It's the ultimate cliche of the horror house with a grimoire stashed inside.

Bulled outsider kid moves to new town check

Friend that is also and outcast.   Check

Mum who just don't understand them  check

Abusive/ alcoholic dad.   Check

"in" rich kids who get the comeuppance. Check.

And so the list goes on.

If your looking for a book where you won't need to concentrate to much and don't mind thinking "I knew that was going to happen" then I say read it.

It's not very horrific at all ( well not when your looking for something along the lines of barker) 

I give it two stars as I was in the mood for an easy read. 



 

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  • Donna S.
  • 27-06-16

Great story line..

Starting out I had difficulty with reader. UT Story line kept my interest and I was able to listen whole book in one weekend

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  • Kimberlee Coulombe
  • 02-07-21

black creek crossing

loved it. just like all john Saul's books
narrator was good also. a must read

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  • kathey529
  • 13-07-20

It was ok

Trigger warning- themes of incest.

Not one of my favorites by Saul. Performance was fine, but the story was just meh.

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  • Maryjane smith
  • 28-06-20

good book

great story mesmerising
very enjoyable.I don't want to write 10 more words, what a pain

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 16-10-18

easy read

loved this one by John Saul. Definitely a new favorite of mine. Read this one!

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  • Carrie Portera
  • 21-03-22

Dick Hill was amazing!!

I loved everything about this book from the characters to the plot by the narrator, Dick Hill, was phenomenal!! I’ve been looking for more books narrated by him.

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  • Allie Minto
  • 12-03-22

Favorite Book

This is my favorite John Saul book. I have it in paperback, hardcover, & audio. I love to fall asleep to it. I honestly enjoyed it.
I love the storyline, the area that the story takes place. I love the fact of it being about Witches, & New England, the seasons, then the characters.
Then the narrator did an absolutely amazing job. He changed voices, had them have accents, also put feelings into the reading.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Colonial times, Witches, New England, & mysteries.
Happy listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-21

Slow start

I struggled at the first because of the narrator but soon I was sucked into the story and it was amazing truly a good scare highly recommended

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  • Lady Moon
  • 18-04-21

The narrator is quite annoying.

The story is good but not great. I feel that the story had to many unnecessary people and there story. The main character’s were short played and unimportant details about the family. MOST OF ALL, the Narrator had this annoying way to express the character emotions. The near whisper of the word accentuated. In fact sometimes the word was spoken in such a way that his voice went out all together. Took me from the immersion of the story. The ending was just disappointing and the overall storyline was borderline boring. Not his best book. I’m quite sad.

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  • Courage
  • 23-08-18

Interesting, but eventually derivative.

I read this when I was about 16. Decided to check it our again. The story starts off interesting. Two outcast teens bond together over witchcraft while one lives in a murder house, but unfortunately the author just scratches the superficial surface of the story using the same tired scenarios that's been done by far greater authors like the likes of Stephen King.

As for the narration it wasn't overall annoying but the way who portrayed the angel didn't sit right with me. As well, I feel the intonation and pauses in some parts were odd.

Overall it's not a bad book to pick up when you have some whatever time, and if you don't go in expecting much you'll probably find the experience somewhat enjoyable.