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The Mystery of Hollow Inn Audiobook

The Mystery of Hollow Inn: Samantha Wolf Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.

©2014 Tara Ellis (P)2014 Tara Ellis

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    Alliji Florida 02-24-16
    Alliji Florida 02-24-16 Member Since 2006

    God's girl

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    "Fun Young Adult Mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mystery of Hollow Inn the most enjoyable?

    I don't usually enjoy female narrators but Ms. Ellis did an excellent job.


    What other book might you compare The Mystery of Hollow Inn to and why?

    I was taken back to my days of reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden as I listened to this book. Reading those stories are some of the best memories of my childhood.


    What does Tara Ellis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have an hour commute each way so I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Ms. Ellis has a professional voice, clear enunciation, and personality.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Island Girl USA 12-12-15
    Island Girl USA 12-12-15
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    "A good mystery"

    I enjoyed the audio book and would recommend this mystery to others. The author does a great job of narrating the book. I'm off to listen to the next in the series now!

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    Audrey Rich 10-25-15
    Audrey Rich 10-25-15
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    "Great audio book."
    What made the experience of listening to The Mystery of Hollow Inn the most enjoyable?

    My twelve year old daughter and I enjoyed listening to Tara Ellis' voice. And her voice didn't detract from the story. You can lose yourself in the story. My twelve year old daughter en


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mystery of Hollow Inn?

    Listening to Ted describe the Hollow Inn legend.


    Which character – as performed by Tara Ellis – was your favorite?

    We liked Ted.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the girl's discover some of the secrets.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book for a long car ride or a rainy day for the family to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lisa hansen 11-15-14
    lisa hansen 11-15-14
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    "Pleasantly surprised!"
    Where does The Mystery of Hollow Inn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If I had children or grandchildren in my home, thus audio book would be a regular in my carpooling rotation! The plot moves quickly and is easy to follow while also painting a vivid picture of each character and scene. As fun for the adults as it is for the kids.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha, "Sam", was my favorite character. I was actually a childhood friend of the author, and though we haven't seen each other in many years, I can see her own nature in this strong, adventurous and intelligent character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening scene of two young girls travelling by bus to visit an aunt instantly grabbed me and I didn't stop listening until the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book brought on a nostalgic feeling from the beginning, reminding me of the fun and mystery of the old Trixie Belden and Hardy Boys series.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio book was gifted to me by the author. She is aware of my addiction to audiobooks and wanted honest opinion on her narration. I was very pleasantly surprised by her narration skills as well as the professional quality of the audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bernard 11-09-14
    Bernard 11-09-14
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    "Great Young Adult Adventure."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam & Others.


    What does Tara Ellis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    In depth knowledge of the Characters..


    Any additional comments?

    Had to listen to it to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance Frazon Bantam, CT United States 11-07-14
    Lance Frazon Bantam, CT United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Young Adult Mystery"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend for pre-teens and teens!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mystery of Hollow Inn?

    The climax in the garden, where the mystery is solved


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Funny and scary, but not bad for children!


    Any additional comments?

    Great start!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Campbell Morris 11-06-14
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    "The Mystery of Hollow Inn by Tara Ellis"
    What did you love best about The Mystery of Hollow Inn?

    The twists and turns in the plot - and some very unexpected moments !!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration quality of the book is exceptional !!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the mystery is solved- very unexpected!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The friendship between the two best friends: Sam and Ally . The bond between them is as strong as sisters and family.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this audio book by Tara Ellis: it is 5 star quality with delightful narration, an exciting plot, and special friendship !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 11-03-14
    Deedra United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    What did you love best about The Mystery of Hollow Inn:?

    It took me back to reading the Hardy Boys,etc


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha,she was feisty.


    What about Tara Ellis’s performance did you like?

    She had good voices for the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    'And he would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those kids'!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book for young readers.It's a little bit Scooby Doo,a little bit Nancy Drew.Two girls find a mystery at one of their Aunts estates.A fun read geared towards girls.The narrator did a good job with not getting too carried away with changing voices but you could tell who was speaking.

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    Bridgett Waveland, MS, United States 08-15-16
    Bridgett Waveland, MS, United States 08-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute Nancy Drew type mystery for middle grade"

    Rating: 3.5 stars

    Narrator: 3 stars


    The Mystery of Hollow Inn is one of the many books on my 2016 Books to read list. This book also satisfies one of my challenge books for the Mount TBR challenge. I am trying to "clean up" my TBR pile, though it seems to be ever growing.

    This book was cute, and I feel for the age it is targeted towards, it will be enjoyed by its readers. At a certain point in this book, I was thinking to myself, this sounds awfully familiar....and then I kept laughing to myself thinking "those meddling kids..." Know where I am going with this? Yes...all they needed was this beloved childhood dog, Scooby Doo.


    By the end, I was literally waiting for the villain to say this. I was a bit sad he didn't, but I am sure that is copyrighted. The story line is appropriate, it is a quick read/listen. Sam was a smart cookie, and it sounded like she will have great stories to tell her friends after her little vacation.

    I want to point out...who in the world would send 2 12 year olds out on their own on a 10 hour bus ride?! Seriously! That is my big qualm with this book. This book felt a bit Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew to me, but I feel like it is supposed to be a more modern take on Nancy Drew. I think it is appropriate with the current times. I also like that both kids talked about the pressure they felt with technology, social media, and texting. Twelve year olds do not really need to be doing all that anyways ;)

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    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 11-03-15
    K. April Holgate Montrose, PA, United States 11-03-15 Member Since 2012

    I am open to reviewing quality products.

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    "I would like to see more of this series in audio"

    This was a nice book for junior sleuths. There are a few poor choices along the way for the girls, and a parent might be concerned about the lack of consequences. From the young reader POV, this is an intriguing read.

    It is all from Samantha's POV, which limits you on what you know in the story. You are going to have to follow the clues right along with her. It is a very interesting little mystery with a little ghost hunting in the side. It could have been longer, there was a lot of potential for this story. I wanted to have more detail to make the intrigue greater.

    It was a nice read that kept my commute interesting. My niece who is twelve read it as well, she really liked it and is eager to read the next one in the series.

    The audiobook is read by the author, which is tricky. I liked her read, I just thought it could have been better. She did well but it was lacking an energy at times. I would be interested in seeing her down the road with more reads under her mic. Her voice is very well suited to the middle grade reads.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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