I love books.
Chilling. Superb. Wow.
I love this story and Bernadette's reading was fabulous!
No. I wanted it to last as long as possible.
Very much enjoyed it and I would recommend it to everyone--and I have. :)
I just never got the plot or what was going on. It may have been over my head.
Mexican American Female living in California. Love to read BUT lack the time to indulge in a good read and so greatly enjoy audio books.
Not really, its a story that takes a long time to get to its point. You have to really enjoy listening to stories and have a dedicated imagination to stick with this story.
Her voice helps draw you into a story that would otherwise be painful to follow
Yes to compare to my own vision
If you enjoy dark stories of slowly creeping madness, give this one a listen. I couldn't turn it off.
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
At first I read the ratings and I thought this could be an interesting book to listen to, but I was mistaken.
This is not a ghost story as I thought It would be.
It is supposed to be a mistery involving the murder of the Blackwood family, but only two sisters and their sick uncle are the ones to survive the tragedy. Mostly everyone in the village is mean to them, they have few friends and the relative they have is a golddigger who turns their life around in an awful way.
I found it to be VERY disturbing from start to finish. I also though it was a little predictable. You find out who the murderer was, but then, there is just content, but no justice, no straightening up.
It was a good story, not great.
Bernadette Dunne, however, does a wonderful job with the voices and emotions of the characters. KUDOS for her! 5 well deserved stars.
I would not read it again, but it certainly is a good book for psychology students.
I live in a big house by the Baltic sea in Gävle, Sweden. I am married and have three teenagers and one dog. I read books, buy books and blog about books. If I don´t read I knit, sew or quilt.
It is not at all the horror story I thought it was. It is a creepy, affectionate and beautiful story of insanity, loneliness and hatred. Merricat is one of the most fascinating literary characters I've met. It's very hard not to like her and feel sorry for her and at the same time there is an uncanny feeling about her. A must read!
This is an excellent creepy story from a young girl's point of view and I thought it was excellent and much better than Hill House which is the one everyone reads. I tell them don't bother with Hill, go with this. It is a bit like the Other by Tom Tryon which I wish would show up some day. Jackson is a good writer and there are a couple more of her's I hope show up too, Sundial, Hangsaman, and maybe they'll be just as good as this.
Flipside Fairy Tale
Shirley Jackson is an amazing yarn-spinner - her deliberate slow display of telling details and wonderful way of evoking an atmosphere is unparalleled.
Merricat - the first person narrator of the story - Bernadette Dunne does an amazing job!
No - I wanted to stretch out the enjoyment!
Classic Shirley Jackson horror, creepy and atmospheric. The narrator was excellent, really brought the book to life.
The narrator is totally creepy, and the story is like the Addams Family for grownups. I absolutely loved it. I mean, the "mystery" part is not so much a mystery. I won't spoil it for anyone, but I figured it out relatively quickly, but there was something in the narrative that sort of makes me think you're supposed to. The mystery isn't really the point.
I love this book, and can see myself listening to it over and over.