We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Curse Keepers: Curse Keepers, Book 1 | [Denise Grover Swank]

The Curse Keepers: Curse Keepers, Book 1

Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Ellie is a Curse Keeper, the direct descendant of one of the two men who banished the spirits of a warring tribe from the material realm. The story goes that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet again, the countdown to the death of the curse will begin, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It's about to come crashing down.

Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Ellie is a Curse Keeper, the direct descendant of one of the two men who banished the spirits of a warring tribe from the material realm. The story goes that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet again, the countdown to the death of the curse will begin, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes that he is the other Curse Keeper. The prophecy is coming true. Now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing - and passion - for each other to set things right.

©2013 Denise Grover Swank (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (129 )
5 star
 (45)
4 star
 (34)
3 star
 (31)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (8)
Overall
3.6 (116 )
5 star
 (41)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (11)
Story
3.9 (117 )
5 star
 (39)
4 star
 (43)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-29-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "accents"

    I love the story but since I'm from the north, the NC accent kinda through me for many parts of the book but it definitely fit the characters . Love the story line though. I'm starting the second book now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meagan 03-26-15
    Meagan 03-26-15 Member Since 2015

    Loving books :)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "rough start, awesome finish"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The beginning could of been stronger.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it actually turned out good. I about gave up in the beginning because it seem like a young reader kind of book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book starts off seeming like a young teen read and grows into something way more than that. Stick with the book through the rough start because it gets much better. At times this book is heavy on the foal language. The story is actually pretty decent about to start the second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-10-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 03-10-15 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    504
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    563
    473
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    95
    86
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cliffhanger not worth persuing."

    I had higher hopes for this book, the storyline sounded intriguing. I am a fan of ancient curses of all cultures, so I was excited about this book. I was enjoying this book up to about 4 hours into the story and it took a turn that wasn't to my liking. I wasn't a huge fan of Collin to start off with but as the story progressed I started to loath him, even when Elle like him I still didn't. The romance was very juvenile. I went ahead and read what the next books were about and needless to say I will not be continuing on after this series. I am not a fan of love triangles, I believe they have to be written with some delicacy otherwise they don't work. I don't believe I will like this triangle at all so this is the end for me. I was not a fan of the narrator, she had a tint of tinniest that was a bit annoying. After a while though I didn't notice quite as much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jamie E. Davis 01-26-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just as fantastic in audio!"

    The Curse Keepers is a story that I've revisited three times now. Every time I read or listen, I feel as though I glean a new aspect of the story. This makes my second time finishing the audio book. It won't be my last!

    No story Denise Grover Swank writes will leave you disappointed. In fact, you'll finish so quickly you can't wait for the next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. Sines 11-01-14
    A. Sines 11-01-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Trite and overdone despite interesting premise..."
    Any additional comments?

    There are three things good about this book:

    1. I got to listen to in through Kindle Unlimited for free, i.e. I didn't have to pay for this.

    2. I listened to it rather than read it so I mostly avoided any grammatical errors that I might have focused on instead of the story.

    3. The historical mythology.

    This book had so much promise in the beginning. The introduction of the characters, the setting, the mythology are all the reasons why I picked up the book in the first place.


    Then, the author seems to have given up and just gone through every romance and soft core erotica written since the seventies and used every single cliché in and out of the book.

    The characters do not grow with the experience. They only wobble about in their contrived scenes. Ellie goes from responsible, boring, predictable to sexually driven waif in less than two chapters.

    I skimmed through reviews on Amazon before listening, and got excited about the originality. After listening, I skimmed through the more discerning reviews on Goodreads, and found several mirroring my exact thoughts: good idea, bad execution.

    You'll like it if you've never, ever read a romance before and everything is new and scintillating. You'll like it if all you read are old romances.

    You'll like it if you skim through the contrived scenes and focus on the fictional mythology.

    You won't like it if your tastes are a bit more demanding, if you understand that the changes in character come slowly as people learn, if at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gypsyjolie Madison, WI, United States 07-15-14
    Gypsyjolie Madison, WI, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2015

    audiobook addict

    HELPFUL VOTES
    75
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    78
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great premise; wooden romance"

    The premise was original and interesting in its historical basis in the lost colony of Roanoke, but the romance was so stilted and predictable that it was laughable. The female lead's characterization is uneven, and the male lead is so obviously the cliched unreliable bad boy - so the romance seems contrived and based only on physical attraction, so as the reader you aren't rooting for them to be together.

    The ending is a cliffhanger, but that was okay with me as it helped guarantee a readership for the second novel. 2.5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy Pennsylvania 03-12-14
    Tracy Pennsylvania 03-12-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narration boo story double boo"
    What would have made The Curse Keepers better?

    The story lacked a full plot, plenty of dialogue but no bones behind the words. Tons of unanswered questions. Narration was very nasal and boring, but then again she didn't have much to work with. This story is also written for a 17 year old and belongs in the teen romance/mystical section


    Would you ever listen to anything by Denise Grover Swank again?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Shannon McManus’s performance?

    too nasal and her characters voices sound very similar, lots of valley girl meets west Virginia. I lived in Kill Devil Hills, I did not hear accents like that


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boring, I tried to return it all together but Audible didn't allow the return


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results
Sort by:
  • Sonya
    INVERNESS, United Kingdom
    1/19/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing recording"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend the story, but not this recording


    What didn’t you like about Shannon McManus’s performance?

    Recording was tinny throughout & ruined the enjoyment of the story. The voice she used for Ellie sounded bored throughout.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.