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The Haunting Season Audiobook

The Haunting Season

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Publisher's Summary

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah's moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Able to talk to ghosts, Jess quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects, who have their own "gifts." One is possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess's heart rate...when he's not resurrecting the dead. The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. To escape, Jess and the others must open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that seeks to hold them in.

©2012 Michelle Muto (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Annette Wright 09/12/2016
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    "Entertaining and spooky"

    From the blurb this seems like a standard story we've seen a lot of. However, it has its own path that I found original and interesting. There are some spooky moments and it builds to the end. I found the ending a little abrupt, but not a disappointment. The narration is good and engaging.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan M. 12/01/2017
    Susan M. 12/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Hormonal teenagers - not for me"
    Would you try another book written by Michelle Muto or narrated by Tavia Gilbert?

    The narration was fine, but the book was just not very good. Implausible plot devices, over-emotional teenagers and a very weak sense of logic as to thy certain things happened just left me cold, and irritated. I forced myself to listen to the end, just in case, but I really wish I hadn't bothered.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Heather
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
    19/02/14
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    "One of my favorite YA reads of ALL time!"
    If you could sum up The Haunting Season in three words, what would they be?

    Addictive, creepy, fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gage. He is a wonderful combination of snarkiness, intelligence, and bravery (and okay, the fact that he s gorgeous doesn't hurt either! Lol;)


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not.


    If you could rename The Haunting Season, what would you call it?

    Anything I can think of might give something away, so I will have to pass rather than include potential spoliers. Sorry!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love this book! I bought it in print first and, since it's one I kept with the intention of reading again, I thought it would be fun to have it on audio as well. Although this is technically a YA book, fans of horror will enjoy it as well. I am not a horror fan in general, however this is a very well crafted book that has a perfect combination of mystery, creepiness, snarky humor, and romance. It kept me riveted (and had me downright scared in parts!) It is very descriptive with well developed characters, a solid plotline (devoid of cliches and "eye-rolling moments" I am happy to say!;) and a creepy ambiance that was just spooky enough to be enjoyably scary, and did not cause me to throw the book across the room and need to sleep with the light on for a week! <br/><br/>The author delivers a thrilling adventure ride with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing and in suspense (without resorting to gorey shock-fests or worn out formulas.)<br/>The book ended perfectly with a satisfying conclusion that was both shocking and appropriate. I found myself completely immersed in the story and could visualize it in my head as if it was a movie ( and it would make a great one!:) I can't think of anything I didn't like except that it left me wanting more, not because it lacked closure, but it was a such a fun, thrilling ride of a book that I didn't want to end. If you love creepy, paranormal reads, give this one a try. I highly recommend it.:)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Alicia K. Russell
    Maryville, TN United States
    16/02/14
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    "Horror - No... Young Adult - Maybe"

    It is seldom that I give a book only 2 stars but this one was so cliché. It did have a few creepy moments. The young adult crowd may enjoy this book. At the age of 38 and having read/listened to my share of haunted house stories, I found it predictable and too filled with too much nonsense and gooey puppy love for my taste.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Keefe
    France
    17/05/15
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    "Good story..."
    If you could sum up The Haunting Season in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting ghost story.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I thought the story was good however although the narrator had a wonderful range of voices, it grated on me, however this is just a personal opinion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book over several sittings and enjoyed the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rene Bellis
    Michigan, USA
    23/02/15
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    "Great story, disturbing"
    Where does The Haunting Season rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not bad, interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way the characters interacted to the house in their own way.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but this book was pretty good. I liked her southern inflection to the voice of each character.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Haunting Season and why?

    Jess because she was very "real" in the story. Her story came to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought Allison's voice was too intense and sounded like she was on the verge of panic with every sentence. Her character would have annoyed me had this been a movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    16/07/17
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    "Interesting"

    This story was very much interested me. Surprising me but I love the way u put the story together. Wow is all I have to say. A must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Likes to Learn
    Omaha, Nebraska United States
    14/07/17
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    "Familiar story held together with good performance"

    If you've seen the Haunting of Hill House you can anticipate the story, with few changes. Didn't realize that young people were the primary characters, and could have lived without the romance and heavy breathing. Probably suited for young adults, but too predictable for adult ghost story fans. Excellent performance and entertaining but not in the "scare the heck out of you" category.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • caitlyn horne
    26/04/17
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    "Finished it."

    It's ok probably won't be one I relisten though. There were chapters one or two that I did skip over which contained two very thirsty teens/new young adults were a bit much to listen to for me personally at least. I was here more for the ghosts then the romance aspect but it was enjoyable and sometimes creepy in the good way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • devineladym
    09/07/16
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    "Rework of the movie..."

    If you enjoyed the movie The Haunting, you'll enjoy this book as it has basically the exact same plot line, just slightly modified. Even still, an entertaining listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Surfside, Australia
    16/08/15
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    "weak on plot"

    no substance to the plot. just a repetitive sequence of the same thing until word count fulfilled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • s
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States
    29/08/14
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    "Silly Characters"

    While some people's guilty pleasure books are romance novels, mine are creepy stories. I downloaded this one fully aware that it would be a light read with a mediocre story. That turned out to be accurate, so I can't say that I was disappointed with my listening experience. However, the characters are pretty silly, and the narrator does a great job of giving them goofy voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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