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Blakemort

A Psychic Surveys Christmas Novella
Narrated by: Lorraine Ansell
Series: Psychic Surveys Companion, Book 1, Psychic Surveys, Book 5
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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Summary

"That house, that damned house. Will it ever stop haunting me?"

After her parents' divorce, five-year old Corinna Greer moves into Blakemort with her mother and brother. Set on the edge of the village of Whitesmith, the only thing attractive about it is the rent. A 'sensitive', Corinna is aware from the start that something is wrong with the house. Very wrong.

Christmas is coming but at Blakemort that's not something to get excited about. A house that sits and broods, that calculates and considers, it's then that it lashes out - the attacks endured over five years becoming worse. There are also the spirits, some willing residents, others not. Amongst them a boy, a beautiful, spiteful boy.

Who are they? What do they want? And is Corinna right when she suspects it's not just the dead the house traps but the living too?

©2016 Shani Struthers (P)2017 Shani Struthers
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Good Story Shame About Narrator

If, like me, you are a fan of Shani Struthers’ other Psychic Surveys books you will no doubt enjoy this novella too. It explores the background of one of the main characters in the series of books, Corinna.

Like Shani’s other books, the story was interesting from the start, well paced and gripping. The narrator however was appalling. The delivery was over dramatic, stilted, and she constantly tripped over the words. The emotion I think she was trying to inject into her narration meant that the sense of what she was reading was lost or delivered in such a way that it didn’t ring true.

I persevered as I was enjoying the story, but I won’t listen to this narrator again.

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Wow!

What a story again by this author who manages to keep the paranormal real unlike so so many, poor Corrina she really went through it, I do look forward to the day when Ruby, Ness, Theo, Jed, cash and of course Corrina go and rescue Karen and and kick blakemorts ass

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Annoying Narrator

The story was good. Would have enjoyed it a lot more but for the way it was read. I managed an hour, and then just could not go on skipped to the ending soon thereafter.

Please choose your Narrators with care

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  • Sharlene Oddy
  • 01-10-18

I love the series but did not care for this book.

I didn't really care for the "acting" in this book. The story itself was good. I love this series

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  • MCook70
  • 04-08-18

Fun story if you can ignore the narration

I really liked the story. I’ e listened to almost all of Struthers’s books. However, the narration for this was way over the top to the point where I found it embarrassing. A lot of weird whining, sighing, and feigned cynical laughter. No bueno.

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  • Dianne Flynn
  • 17-01-18

Suspense & wonder

Thanks again Shani, love how you tie in your books to make everything even more interesting. Love the characters you have created, can't wait to read more about them! Thanks Lorraine for doing a beautiful job of narrating!

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  • kritig12
  • 04-09-17

Annoying narration

Good story marred by narration which was overperformed. Voices for the mother father and aunt were horribly performed. Main character was slightly irritating as well.

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  • tffnygivens
  • 01-07-17

Narrator issues

I felt like the narrator was over the top at times (with crying and whining sounds), and she was a slow reader. Takes long pauses between sentences/in the middle of sentences. However I did find other parts of the narration to be relaxing and well done. I wish that parts of the story had not been so vague..