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The Tale of Halcyon Crane Audiobook

The Tale of Halcyon Crane

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Publisher's Summary

Ghosts don't exist in our world of today. Life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time, or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes.

Setting out to find some answers, Halcyon travels to her mother's home. But will she be prepared for the ghastly family history that waits for her there, the visions and revelations that will change everything that she thought she knew about the father she lived with and the mother she'd lost long ago?

©2010 Wendy Webb (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Captivating and haunting, this debut proves Wendy Webb is a very gifted storyteller.” (M. J. Rose, author of The Memorist)

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    Kate Austen Australia 09-09-12
    Kate Austen Australia 09-09-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Atmosphere plus"
    Would you listen to The Tale of Halcyon Crane again? Why?

    I have listened to this twice since purchasing it. It's one that I am sure I will return to again. It's genuinely atmospheric with a hint of gothic.


    What other book might you compare The Tale of Halcyon Crane to and why?

    The Thirtieth Tale. Anything by Kate Morton.


    What about Cassandra Campbell???s performance did you like?

    Her voice is even and fluctuates well with the rise and fall of the story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could have listened straight through


    Any additional comments?

    A great ghost story with some real scary moments. Loved it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    hampton SPRINGTOWN, TX, United States 07-25-12
    hampton SPRINGTOWN, TX, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2007
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    "loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes - already have


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "say say oh playmate......." gave me goosebumps


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    kept me interested ..... read while i was driving to and from work. Had to stop listening when i was home by myself at night....spooked


    Any additional comments?

    the end was a little cheesy, but loved it as a whole

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn Eberle 03-20-15
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    "Wonderful author, excellent book"
    Where does The Tale of Halcyon Crane rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audible finds (along with Webb's book The Vanishing).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story ties in so many fascinating plot points and handles them all extremely well. Once the story got going, I couldn't stop listening.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Harris 08-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    This book was one of those creepy ghost stories that we all love to curl up with. The atmosphere was creepy and the storey was solid. I really liked the narrator as well. this book was one of this that I couldn't put down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 07-10-15
    Linda 07-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoyed listening to this tale. Very well written and read!!!! Loved it will find more to listen to by Wendy Webb

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TArah Green MARYVILLE, TN, US 11-21-14
    TArah Green MARYVILLE, TN, US 11-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I am so happy to have discovered Wendy Webb!!!"
    Where does The Tale of Halcyon Crane rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed The Tale of Halcyon Crane. This is my 2nd Wendy Webb book, and I must say that I am so happy that I stumbled upon her books!!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Shrewsbury, MA, United States 09-25-11
    Amanda Shrewsbury, MA, United States 09-25-11
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    "Just Okay..."

    This book was pretty good. It definitely held my interest throughout, though something about the end seemed sub-par to me. It wasn't as amazing in the end as I hoped it would be at the start, unfortunately.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julieann United States 09-16-16
    Julieann United States 09-16-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful book!"

    This is my first time listening to this author and narrator. This book was fantastic! I just wanted to keep listening and listening! The characters have depth and the story left me hungry for more! I found myself not wanting to turn off Audible for night before going to sleep. Then I would lie in bed thinking about the ghostly goings on in the storyline and not be able to fall asleep without being fearful of ghosts myself!
    The book was beautifully written and I felt like I was just another person living on the island, not so much watching it unfold as experiencing it firsthand for myself. I have her other books in my wishlist and can't wait to listen to the next one!
    The narrator did a wonderful job conveying the feelings of all the characters, especially the main one, Halcyon. She did however, pose questions in an odd tone. They were expressed more as a statement rather than a question but maybe that's just something unique to the narrator herself.
    All in all, I loved the book! Thank for a terrific listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 09-09-16
    Joe 09-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "good storyline, but characters weren't immersive "

    storyline was very interesting, but the emotions felt by characters were difficult to grasp. the romance was also over-simplified

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    Juanita Hickman 09-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Creepy"

    I love ghost tales. I could picture the big house. It keeps you wondering how much the characters really know. This one has a great ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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