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Wendy

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  • The Good House

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (1155)
    Performance
    (574)
    Story
    (568)

    Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

    Rebecca says: "FABULOUS!"
    "Captivating read"
    Overall

    I think this is the first review I've ever written, which means I found the writing and narrating to be good enough to compel me to get up here and offer my opinion. I thought the author wrote tightly and evocatively, but the timing and use of flash-backs was especially compelling--lots of characters but they all intertwine when the main character, Angela, faces off against the curse to finally put it to rest.

    I thought Robin Miles as narrator is what put it over the top for me--she has a great facility for infusing each character with believable emotions, voices and actions. Anyway, I often found myself sitting in my car for several minutes after reaching my destination so that I could keep listening. I'll be looking for more books by both Due and those narrated by Miles. I really enjoyed this and am bummed that I had to finish it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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