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Summary

For over 30 years, in his position as President and Chief Investigator of the Ghost Club of Great Britain, Peter Underwood was actively involved in undertaking night vigils and carrying out research into ghosts and paranormal activity in controlled, scientific conditions. This volume presents accounts of nights spent in haunted houses - and the folklore and violent past associated with them.

Findings include the headless Blue Lady, the disturbing inexplicable odour of lavender of Bovey House in Devon; the happy spirits monk of Bromfield Manor, Shropshire, who chuckles with delight when noticed; and the strange disembodied voices, footsteps and unnatural coldness of Newark Park, Gloucestershire.

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©1994 Peter Underwood (P)2020 Peter Underwood

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Great content somewhat let down by the delivery

I'm about a quarter of the way through this and I'm enjoying the stories. It gives you a good background to the places and paranormal stories associated with them before it goes on to narrate the investigations with clear-sightedness and no sensationalism at all.

Unfortunately the narrator lets this down. Firstly, they haven't got the most listenable of voices. They certainly don't sound like a professional narrator/voice actor. Secondly, they frequently mispronounce words which is incredibly grating. The worst I've heard so far (out of many, many examples) is the fact that they mispronounce the word 'apparition' in a book about ghosts!!! What makes it worse is that sometimes she pronounces it correctly! I do wonder whether she listened back to it after she had recorded it.

However, I would still recommend this for anyone interested in Peter Underwood and the more serious, skeptical paranormal investigators that existed before Most Haunted and it's host of professional and amature imitators came along and turned the subject into an absolute joke. The accounts themselves are well worth it.

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My 4 year old niece would be a better narrator

Enjoyable, cosy and informative book by the doyen of ghost hunters but the narrator veered between monotonous, laughably amateurish, semi-illiterate and if aloud would have been embarrassing. I can't believe this is being portrayed as a professional production. At points she sounds out words and names akin to a child learning to read. At other points she mispronounced words entirely adding letters as non-existant as some of the spooks. The high point was surely how she enunciates 'Langenhoe' three different ways within one chapter. Unbelievable.

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awful narration. buy e-book instead

awful narrator. dull delivery with several mispronounciations. too annoying to finish, should buy e-book instead

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Killed by Awful Narrator

I was so looking forward to listening to this, but the atrocious narrator killed any enthusiasm I had. It’s almost as if she’s learning to read out aloud. There’s no flow, her reading sounds stilted and she can’t even pronounce words such as ‘ethereal’ and ‘ecclesiastical’. I had to stop listening after Chapter 2. Definitely going to return this. Such a shame.

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  • 31-01-20

The Most Boring Book I've Ever Downloaded

This book is so dull it's even hard to sleep to. This should not be categorised in Horror.

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  • 07-05-20

ok

okay I got to admit this was definitely not my style of book I would not consider it a horror and the only reason that I listen to it for as long as I did was because I loved Susan Greenways narration