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The Holybrooke Curse (Regency Gothic Ghost Tale)

Regency Tales, Book 4
Narrated by: Julia Eve
Series: Regency Tales Series, Book 4
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Summary

It was a ghastly horror of a house party. Miss Penelope Childe and all the others were awaiting the end of the wicked earl's rotten life. The disinherited son, the new heir, the illegitimate son - all of them are there. Murder is done. The centuries-old curse has struck again. Penelope alone heard the supernatural scream and sees the ghosts that no one else can. Penelope is a reluctant bride-to-be, contracted to wed a man she's never met before. She intensely dislikes her betrothed, the rakish Lord Taredell. With a murderer in the haunted house, dare she trust the rogue lord? Is Lord Taredell really her protector? Is he the murderer?

©2015 Gayle Buck (P)2020 Gayle Buck

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Excellent gothic romance

I don’t have a lot of experience with gothic romances which is surprising since I have read so many Regency romances and gothic horror stories. This was one of my first and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was like the best of both worlds. It wasn’t too scary or graphic but had enough intrigue and interesting characters to make it fun and interesting. I actually listened to it twice before writing this review. I very rarely enjoy a book enough to read it a second time much less right after reading it the first time. If you are a fan of Northanger Abbey, you will really enjoy this one! Well performed and written, you can’t ask for more except that it might be longer or you get your hands on more from this author quicker!!

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  • Bryan Boulter
  • 12-09-20

short but good

I enjoyed this for a short story. I wish it was longer so I could get to know the characters better but overall it was an enjoyable quick read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-20

Regency gothic

This is a really great regency Gothic mystery. It was quick and classic traditional Regency.

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  • Shaylin Maxwell
  • 27-05-20

Quick enjoyable read

This was fun to listen to. I liked the ending and enjoyed the characters. The narrator did a great job too.

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  • the_maestro
  • 15-04-20

Eerily entertaining!

Julia Eve performs this eerie tale by Gayle Buck tremendously, giving life to each individual. The plot itself will mislead and surprise, perhaps even bring goosebumps!

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  • BradTL3
  • 14-04-20

Short novella

This was a short, clean novella. I really enjoyed listening to this story. The short story was well written & the narrator does a beautiful job.

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  • MDW 77
  • 30-03-20

Not for Me

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This book was a slow and difficult listen. I understand that this was set in another time, and the language used may be appropriate for the era, but it was frustrating for me. The story itself was OK, but I thought it took too long to get to the point. I found myself losing interest often, rather than being engrossed in the story. I think this would be a book better read instead of an audio book. Overall this book was not for me.

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  • Zena
  • 09-03-20

Great Gothic!

There are strange goings on at a house party where Penelope Childe is brought to meet and get to know Lord Taredell, her betrothed.
Here she learns about a family curse and begins to see ghosts and hear screams which apparently the other guest don't seem to.
Soon someone is murdered. Did her betrothed do it? She is beginning to care for him and hopes this isn't the case.
In this well written short gothic story there are many twists and turns and I really couldn't guess what was going to happen next nor who the murderer was.
Julia Eve has successfully created even more voices to delight and uses them beautifully in her narration which was really entertaining.
I requested and listened to the audiobook of The Holybrook Curse and my voluntary and unbiased review of it is recorded above