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The Good House Audiobook

The Good House

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Audible Editor Reviews

A suspenseful must-listen, The Good House is about a haunted house originally owned by Angela Touissant's Haitian grandmother, Marie Touissaint. Angela tries to uncover the source of the evil plaguing the area and in the process discovers her own mystical powers. Read with great range by Robin Miles, it's a frightening experience that will keep you listening with the lights on.

Traveling back and forth in time, the listener is sucked up into every moment as the story reaches its thrilling climax. Miles captures and makes the most of each moment of terror and suspense like a guide who tells you only as much as you need to know. She also shows great skill as her voice switches from male to female, elderly Haitian woman to small-town Sheriff.

Overall, a story that would make any person squirm, but so engrossing you just can't help but listen.

Publisher's Summary

Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

©2003 Tananarive Due; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Due handles the potentially unwieldy elements of her novel with confidence, cross-cutting smoothly from past to present, introducing revelatory facts that alter the interpretation of earlier scenes and interjecting powerfully orchestrated moments of supernatural horror that sustain the tale's momentum....[Due is] a writer who grows better with each book." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Gypsy 09-11-16
    Gypsy 09-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story! 3 thumbs up! Highly recommended! "

    I'm a huge Octavia Butler fan! I am actually a huge fan of black female Sci fi authors in general. Since I have read all of Octavia Butler's Books, I decided that the next black female Sci Fi author I would try is Tananarive Due.

    Let me tell you this woman can write! There were several nights I couldn't sleep because my overactive imagination combined with this Sci Fi horror had me looking over my shoulder, hearing sounds that weren't there and turning on all of the lights. It honestly got so I couldn't listen at night if I wanted to get some sleep. and then there were the times I binged listened because I just HAD TO KNOW what happened to the characters. Oh and I can't forget the time my sin had to put me on time out from listening to the book because I was hollering and screaming about something that was happening in the story while I was driving and he said it was too much for me. Lol!

    Great Story! 3 thumbs up! Highly recommended!

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    Rachel 09-07-16
    Rachel 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    Wow!
    Loved this book..unlike anything I'd ever read/listened to before. I felt as if I was transported into the story, I couldn't stop listening! The narrator did an awesome job with all of the people she had to portray. I've recommended this book to my friends and family!

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    Amazon Customer 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    this book captivated me entirely. wonderfully written, wonderfully narrated. I highly recommend it. can't wait to read more from this author.

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    zenwen 08-31-16
    zenwen 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read while running"

    It kept me running wanting to hear more. Loved it. It stirred so many emotions.

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    Michelle A 08-23-16
    Michelle A 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty Good"

    The only thing I didn't particularly like about this book is Miles and Angela. I would've love to see this book without the romance angle, but it didn't kill the story for me.

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    Dixie Diva New York, NY United States 08-12-16
    Dixie Diva New York, NY United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Fantastic narrator. Very interesting storyline."

    Great story with a nebulous ending. Worth the purchase. Good job Tananarive Due

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    Elizabeth Moore 07-31-16
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    "Good review for The Good House"

    This was a great book although a bit hard to follow at times. The ending was surprising!

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    Koolaid53 07-06-16
    Koolaid53 07-06-16

    I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.

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    "Move over Stephen!!!!!!"

    Absolutely Spectacular!

    Where has this narrator been and along with that, the author. As you can tell, this was my first book by either and I will be looking for more. I am so glad I had the privilege to listen to this. Thanks!

    Due is a master at what she writes. I normally do not do horror, but this was the best read that I have heard in a long while. Definitely kept me on my toes. Look forward to more by her.

    It was a long read but was broken down very nicely and could pick right back up the next time you picked it up.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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    Erica 05-05-16
    Erica 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Kept me wanting more!"

    Wonderful story! A page turner but without the pages. Had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. This is my first time I've heard of this author and I am so impressed with the storytelling. I look forward to reading more of her books.

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    Anna 02-28-16
    Anna 02-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Remeniscent of "Skeleton Key""
    What did you love best about The Good House?

    I liked hearing about the things that had happened in the past, how Marie had fought, learning about the beliefs of the Gods and demon-like creatures, and how everything was incorporated into the modern day. I especially enjoyed hearing the characters as they went from searching for logical explanations, to suspicious dread, superstitious fears, and, finally, an acceptance of the supernatural. It followed the paths of each of the characters and their beliefs, or lack thereof, in a way that made sense.


    What other book might you compare The Good House to and why?

    It reminded me of "The Skeleton Key." An old house, supernatural happenings, characters who were stuck in their beliefs of what was logical and possible, and finally an acceptance of the unknown.


    Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Marie Toussaint. Unfortunately, she has very little time in the book, but I enjoyed her character and learning more about her from what she left behind. She made some serious mistakes, and spends the rest of her life attempting to atone for them. So much so, that she continues even in death.


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