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Homebody | [Orson Scott Card]

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A master craftsman, Don Lark could fix everything except what mattered, his own soul. After tragedy claimed the one thing he loved, he began looking for dilapidated houses to buy, renovate, and resell at a profit, giving these empty shells the second chance at life he denied himself.
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Damaged Houses
A master craftsman, Don Lark could fix everything except what mattered, his own soul. After tragedy claimed the one thing he loved, he began looking for dilapidated houses to buy, renovate, and resell at a profit, giving these empty shells the second chance at life he denied himself.

Damaged Souls
Then in a quiet Southern town, Lark finds his biggest challenge: a squalid yet sturdy mansion that has suffered decades of abuse at the hands of greedy landlords and transient tenants. While two charming old neighbor ladies ply him with delicious cooking, they offer dire warnings about the house's evil past. But there is something about this building that pushes Lark on, even as its enchantments grow increasingly ominous. Will finishing the house offer Lark redemption, or unleash the darkest forces of damnation upon him?

©1998 Orson Scott Card; (P)2006 Audible Inc.

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"A powerful tale of healing and redemption that skillfully balances supernatural horrors with spiritual uplift". (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ty J Sausalito, CA United States 11-30-07
    Ty J Sausalito, CA United States 11-30-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow, slow, slow"

    I love Orson Scott Card. This was not at all what I expected. I was three quarters of the way through and I still kept wondering when it would get interesting. The last three hours are the only part worth listening to and I don't think it was worth listening to the first several hours.

    There are so many other books written by him that are much better.

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    Jerry Hobbs, NM, USA 08-27-07
    Jerry Hobbs, NM, USA 08-27-07 Member Since 2006
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    Not what I expected from O.S.Card, even from the Audible synopsis, and an unfamiliar genre for me. In any case, it maintained my interest and made credible jumps to incredible places.

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    Mary 02-20-07
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    This book was totally unbelievable but enjoyable.

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    This was my first audible so I chose an author I am familiar with and enjoy. After about an hour of listening I was beginning to despair at recognizing the distinctive Orson Scott Card elements. I was becoming bored. I was concerned that maybe the new media was taking away from the story as I usually read at a page a minute and by this time would have been well into the story. I persevered and surprise Orson jumped into high gear. The last three quarters of the audible were great and had a very Orson Scott Card climax and ending.

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