In the Charleston Harbor rests an old abandoned military fort. History and mystery surround Castle Pinckney. And there's a reason the living call it the Ghost Isle. Squojo has slipped out of the orphanage, again. While adventurin' with Sash, his ghost-sniffing dog, their destiny will become intertwined with Cheetze, a legendary ghost boy. Together with the help of a Gullah root doctor and her young apprentice, they race against time to solve the specter's riddle. But to do so, they must journey to the mysterious Ghost Isle, where they encounter menacing ghost pirates from Charleston's infamous past.
©2016 Holt Clarke (P)2016 Holt Clarke
Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!
This was an enjoyable short YA story. I wish it had been longer since I actually really liked to story, but will settle for looking for other volumes of this title and similar books from the author in the future.
The story focuses on a young boy who runs away from an orphanage with his fellow orphan friend and scraggly dog. Looking to escape the voices of ghosts that haunt him in his sleep, he soon finds out that he has been chosen to solve a centuries-old mystery and free the spirits of those trapped on the long ago deserted Ghost Isle.
Though this was a YA tale and the main character was only a young teen, I think anyone can enjoy this story and its adventure.
The narrator was also quite good and I look forward to listening to him again in future titles.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
It was just enjoyable to listen to because it was a break from my normal more intense books.
I don't really have any other books to compare it to aside from the Treehouse mysteries (i think thats what they are called if I remember right)
I'm not sure if I have listened to any other of his readings mostly because I usually don't pay attention to names because I am horrible at remembering them.
I enjoyed the book overall and the ending was something that made me happy, but there wasn't any one moment that just stood out more than any other.
I loved listening to this story. It took me back to being a little kid and daydreams of pirates and fears of ghosts. J. Scott Bennett did a wonderful job with all his voices and made it seem as if pirates were in the room with me. Holt Clarke made a wonderful world and I can't wait to share this story with my daughter.
Recreation Therapist by day, avid reader by night. Mother of 2, and lover of the outdoors; fishing , hunting , nature walks and snowmobiling
I really enjoyed listening to this ghost story on audiobook. It is a fairly quick one at 2 hours: but perfect for the whole family on a car trip or stormy afternoon. Loved all the characters, ghosts, and history of the area made this story quite interesting and fun to listen to.
Absolutely love the narrator, J. Scott Bennett and I look for books he narrates before I will select any by another narrator. He just has the perfect voice for audio and has no difficulties with accents or male/female voices.
This was a very good short story. It's a great story for the whole family to listen to. The narrator did a great job.
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How do you go wrong with a combination like this. J Scott Bennett does creepy like no other narrator I've heard. I love his horror and suspense stories he reads. The story has a young man with developing ghost powers and his friends. Add in magic, ghost pirates, ghost allies, ghost prisons, ghost keys, storm beasts and more. Great story with a great narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I love J. Scott Bennett his voice for each character is flawless and he gives the story more of a flare. I enjoyed the story although I think it has a lot to grasp. I am interested in the rest of the series though to bring everything together.
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I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
very exciting adventure from the start it kept my attention , next episode I will be watching for narrator was great I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com
From the very first page until the final one...exciting! Looking forward to following the rest of exciting adventures...l love his character...in fact all the people involved are interesting. Just read and enjoy.
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This was an enjoyable, family friendly, pirate and ghosts themed short story. This is mainly targeted towards kids, but I really enjoyed listening to it myself. The author did a great job building a creative world and mixing real historical figures with fiction. The author ended up creating an interested and original story that is great for people of all ages. The narrator did an amazing job with this book, switching between several different accents and a ton of different characters, and I especially enjoyed his pirate accent. I listened to this book just before Halloween and it was a perfect fit for the occasion. This book is definitely worth a listen and I look forward to listening to more books in the series.
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I really enjoyed this book. I wish I had listened with my kids because I know they would have liked it. I'll have to replay it on a car trip when the whole family can listen. This book has really interesting characters: And orphaned boy and his dog, a Gullah root doctor (Gullah cultures really interests me), and a ghost boy. I loved the riddles presented in the book. This was really a unique and fascinating ghost story, totally family-friendly, and engaging for all ages. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by J. Scott Bennett, and as always, his narration was great. I love the unique voices he gives to each character, his pacing, and how he connects to his audience.
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