Every autumn, when the weather turned and the wind came off the marsh, the dark waters of Wickers Bog gave up its ghosts and reawakened the old yarns.
Julene Ella Haddan is about to be drawn into one of them.
It was a grey, joyless day, when young Julene heard the song of the siren and followed its melody into the enchanted swamp...a journey which led her into a tale of murder and deceit. It's only the fated who hear the siren. Yet Julene's fate now seems bound to the fabled Lady of Lisenby, the spectral gatekeeper of the Bog, queen of the haunted deep. However, is it justice the Lady seeks or is Julene the siren's next victim?
Myth and mystery collide in this tale of southern gothic horror.
The sound quality was a little poor, but it was an over all enjoyable story and read well.
I loved this story and have already listened to it a second time since buying it. The story is set in the south. I loved the speech patterns and sayings that are very distinct and gave so much character to the story.
The story begins with Julene wandering into Wicker's Bog when she hears a beautiful voice singing. She finds there the dead body of a young woman who disappeared some time ago. I won't give anymore because the story is short and I hate to give anything away.
Set in the deep south the descriptions of the area and Wicker's Bog remind me of almost any swampy area. There are so many hidden areas that could be such a place. There's a story behind the bog. In this one a plantation house was swallowed by water. The curious characters who lived there died when the water so quickly overtook the place and the lady of the house is said to remain there.
The authentic descriptions and colorful language really make the story. The sound quality in parts wasn't great but the narrator was fabulous! At some point I'll be listening to this again a third time and probably more!
Any additional comments?
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I am Southern and thus have heard many good old ghost tales but I have to say this one is right up there with the best ever. Many of my elder relatives have great ones and this could be one they told me on a scary stormy night. Along with a superb story, the narrator adds volumes to the authenticity of the story.
I loved the story. The suspense and dread slowly built up and drew me into the story. The end was satisfying. The narration was very good. I took off one star for the narration because there were a few pauses that took me out of the flow of the story.
This was fun to listen to, the narrator did a good job overall, and the story was interesting and well paced.
The only thing that kept me from giving this a 5 Star rating was that I felt it needed to be a bit longer, I know it is a short story, but it just seemed a little rushed. I did enjoy it and would listen to it again in the future. 4 out of 5!
If you could sum up Wickers Bog in three words, what would they be?
Thrilling, Exciting, Heartbreak
Have you listened to any of Amy Brock McNew’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No but would love to hear more from Amy Brock McNew
If you could rename Wickers Bog, what would you call it?
The Siren of the Bog
Any additional comments?
Take your time to listen to this Southern ghost story. I found it told like I use to hear them from people when I first moved back to the south back in the late 70's. It is not a wasted hour to sit, relax and listen.