©1981 Barbara Michaels; (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
love audio books - Anglophile
The house in this story, Grayhaven Manor, appeared previously in "Black Rainbow." It has now been moved stone by stone from England to America. I really like the writing style and Barbara Rosenblat's narration. No racy romance here, just an entertaining story. I've been buying and listening to all the audible unabridged downloads of Barbara Michaels' books read by Barbara Rosenblat. Now I'll have to listen to the Elizabeth Peters books I've downloaded and haven't gotten around to listening to yet. She really is a great storyteller.
All her books are interesting and exciting. This one was mild yet entertaining. Love Barbara Rosenblat. A very convincing narrator.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
The ending! I guess I'm an incurable romantic.
No. The ending! I want HAPPY endings.
I liked when Ann arrived at the house, when she met Bea (was she really Aunt Bee of Mayberry? Such a homebody!) When Ann checked on Kevin after he was drugged and the next day they found that mossy bower outside, I was thrilled - & that was probably my favorite . I liked Bea and Roger until Roger started acting so obnoxiously abrasive.
That would be interesting. Will Debbie start planting flowers & embroidering hankerchiefs?
Will Kevin continue to drift? Will Roger's skepticism ever revive?
Will the psychic control ever be broken? But my favorite character was Ann and I care much more about her than the rest.
Again - the ending was a real downer. Such a shame as Barbara Rosenblat's reading is SO enjoyable. I just love her. She's the best.
I usually like Barbara Michael's,but this wasn't one of her better books.The story was half baked really,not much to it.The narrator did pretty good with the character's & their voices & giving them life but the story was a bit bland.
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