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When Alex Preston is invited to spend a short holiday on a private island owned by a friend, he looks forward to a restful break. But the only break on offer is his breaking point, stranded with ghosts, killers, and a series of horrific secrets buried on the cursed island that threaten to stop him ever leaving alive.

©2017 Geoffrey Sleight (P)2020 Geoffrey Sleight

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Deadly Island Retreat

This audiobook isInteresting little read. Kept me guessing. It is kinda creepy from beginning to end.

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Not bedtime listening but....

This is a really good book, the storyline is fast paced and keeps you rivetted to your seat, apart from when the gosts make you jump a bit! Not bedtime listening but superb any other time. Highly recommended. This is the first book I've heard narrated by Howard J. Davey and I think he is superb, sounds interested in what he is reading and really adds atmosphere to the narrative impo. I was Kindly given this audio book by the author and have provided this honest and voluntary review.

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It was okay,

The story itself may have been interesting but the awful phrasing of the narrator was so distracting that I felt like I concentrated more on the performance than on the actual book. I think my review would change for the better had I read a print version. Having read the other reviews of the book I'm minded to think that's it's just me. Anyway, read it, please do.

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Deadly Island Retreat

Not a place you want to visit!Well written ,short book.A friend invites a man to come spend time on his newly purchased island.When he wakes up,the island owner is gone on business.With only the reluctant staff couple to talk to,a hike is on the to do list.No move is a good move. Howard J. Davey was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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I just finished this book and man is it awesome!

I read this book, because I read another book by this author that was about a haunted village and it was so awesome. Well let me just say that book is awesome this book is off the charts excellent. This is not your typical haunted house. It is a serious telling a ghost drug dealings and murders and a crazy man who had nothing to do with any of it. If you love Haunted house stories get this book, but be aware this is unlike any haunted house story you’ve ever read. The end is unpredictable and also very awesome. I can’t say enough about this book. What I will say though is I hope this Author does another book about hauntings and gets Howard Davey too now right. He read the book as if he was telling me about his nightmare stay at his friends Island retreat. I just love this book and it is so worth the credit you’re really should get it if you love him with things. Edit it’s like a real person being haunted, not Hollywood style realistic style. LOL! This book is so freaking awesome!

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Great story

I really enjoyed listening to this story. Totally different to what I was expecting (actually I don't really know what I was expecting!) so it was quite a surprise. Good setting, lots of twists and turns and all wrapped up at the end so you were not left wondering. Have a listen, you wont regret it.

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fantastic

what a fantastic short supernatural thriller from the pen of Geoffrey Sleight and brilliantly narrated by Howard J Davey. I'd love to hear more like this xxxxxx

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Not a restful island break

Alex Preston is invited to spend a few days on a private island owned by an old college friend. The next day he finds that his friend has gone away on business leaving Alex stranded. The couple (original caretakers) have gone missing. Two men turn up thinking Alex was Lawrence his old friend. They have guns and mean business. These men are not the only ones Alex has to contend with, there are ghosts and dead bodies. Will Alex become one of the ghostly residence or will he manage to get off the island? Good short story, an easy listen

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Enjoyable listen

A short story that has quite a few elements from ghosts to ruthless thugs. Narration very good and overall I did enjoy listening to this book.

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A great book

I was given a free copy of this book and I'm leaving an honest and voluntary review. I completely enjoyed this book, it's got just the right amount of everything, ghosts that intrigue, murder that has you guessing and characters that keep you rooting for them. It's a unique and thrilling tale, a well written and nicely paced book. The narration is superb, really give the listener a feel of being there. A deffinate must have been. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Neesie315
  • 23-09-20

Gothic ghost story

This story reminded me of the gothic tales I used to read years ago, except the MC was a young man instead of a woman. Alex Preston is invited to spend time on a private island recently purchased by his friend, Lawrence. Soon, Alex starts feeling like portraits are watching him, a creepy cherub in his room is watching him, and ghosts abound. It doesn't help that the couple who act as servants could have come out of the Addams family. Alex learns that the former owner committed suicide in the house, possibly after killing his family. After Lawrence disappears from the island, Alex isn't sure if he will ever be able to leave the island or if he is doomed to die there. This was an enjoyable ghostly tale, but I enjoyed the unique twist that the author put into it. Well-written with just enough creepy moments to keep the reader's interest. The narrator was perfect and his performance added a lot to the book. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author and chose to review it.

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  • Christy Hancock
  • 08-09-20

Crime thriller meets ghost story

I was surprised to find that this wasn't only a ghost story. The crime aspect fit in quite well. I shudder at the thought of finding myself in the situation that presented itself in the book. Although short this was an enjoyable read. The narrator was a great fit for the story.

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  • Nicole
  • 31-08-20

Great book!

Lots of twists and turns in this one! Great mystery thriller!! I received a free copy and left my honest review

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  • Deedra
  • 21-08-20

Deadly Island Retreat

Not a place you want to visit!Well written ,short book.A friend invites a man to come spend time on his newly purchased island.When he wakes up,the island owner is gone on business.With only the reluctant staff couple to talk to,a hike is on the to do list.No move is a good move. Howard J. Davey was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Leslie Twitchell
  • 12-08-20

great read

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 03-08-20

Excellent Story!

This ghostly tale may be short, but it is extremely entertaining. Very well written with expert narration.

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  • Jennifer miller
  • 01-08-20

Deadly!!!

For a short story I thought it was pretty good, I think they could have done so much more with it though... The Narration was good but there was like an echo or background noise that was annoying.. All in all it was pretty good.

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  • Jeffrey
  • 29-07-20

Great Story

Enjoyed this story line, it kept me interested and would definitely listen to another audiobook from this author.

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  • Robbie Coleman
  • 30-06-20

The island you wouldn’t want to call home

This book picks up with the main character going to an island he has been invited to by his friend. It’s fun and games in the beginning but then his friend disappears and angry men come to collect and mistake the friend for the island owner. Oh and did I mention ghost? Give this book a look over!

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  • latasha
  • 15-06-20

it's ok, not bad.

This was an entertaining enough story. I thought there would be a plot twist but there isn't. The characters were ok, the setting was interesting. The writing was fine. I would probably read or listen to more from this author. I listened to this one. Howard J. Davey narrates it. He did a good job. I requested this audio book in exchange for a honest review.