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The Visitors

Narrated by: Emma Gregory
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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Summary

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John, in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her 50s who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.

Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack, and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden. As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side.

©2017 Catherine Burns (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

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"Bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable." (Iain Reid)

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Atmospheric!!

So well writting and the reader is incredible! one of my favourites this year by far!

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Fantastic narrator.

The narrator of this story really, really makes it worth it. She's absolutely brilliant. The story is certainly entertaining enough, although the protagonist is rather unlikeable.

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House of Horrors

For the most part i enjoyed this story, Emma Gregorys narration is flawless, her regional northern accents are authentic and never slip into caricature and never a vowel incorrectly spoken, certainly one of the best i have heard in a very long time. The book is claustrophobic and certainly has an air of creeping menace but as somebody else has said the characters apart from Marion are not developed enough particularly that of her squalid, ghastly brother John given his role in the book this was perhaps an opportunity missed. All in all then a book well worth listening to if only for the perfect narration by the peerless Emma Gregory.