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The Watcher in the Shadows

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created...

A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room...

An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands...

A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...

These are the elements of a mystery that will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.

A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of The Prince of Mist and The Shadow of the Wind.

Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

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Great gothic story

A wonderfully spooky story, brilliantly narrated. This is perfect for older children and adults who like gothic style mysteries.

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Beautifully written

I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon books audiobook’s you feel like you are there in the stories. Beautifully written keep you clues until the next book.
I have read the books and listened to the audiobooks too.
Even been to Barcelona just to see some of the places that are in the book.