Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?
©2014 Michael Phillip Cash (P)2014 Michael Phillip Cash
The Afterhouse is a story that captures your attention from the very start. The thrill, camaraderie and fear of the old time whalers resonates in the author and narrators words, pulling you into the story and breaking your heart for both the men and the whales. The story then shifts to modern times where we find an emotionally scarred woman, Remy, and her young daughter, Olivia, moving into a cottage inhabited by Eli, the whaler Captains ghost. This story is mainly a unique type of love story, a tale of soul mates finding one another, but it also has humour, intrigue, suspense, ghosts and spirituality, all combined into one captivating tale. I really enjoyed the unusual mix of history, modern day and paranormal that the author incorporated into this well written story. The characters are appealing and I particularly liked the interaction between the Captain and Olivia, it was amusing and refreshing. The plot is complex, with more than one story going on at the same time, but it is still easy to follow, with enough twists and mystery to keep you turning the pages. The narrator did an excellent job of imparting emotion and personality into the characters, his accents were believable and he brought the characters to life. It is a beautiful, somewhat sad and yet at the same time joyful story that is well worth listening to. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review
I liked the dialogue between the parents and Remy. It was very entertaining. I could see their interactions and it made me laugh.
I liked the mixture of historical and present day. For a short story, it felt like a very full story. Going from present day to the past was seamless. I didn't feel like I was lost. The transitions were smooth. The story was great. I enjoyed it. It wasn't scary, which is what I was expecting. It seemed more like a paranormal, romance, comedy, historical fiction. There wasn't a lot of romance in the book so I was pleased. I won't read anything that's overly gushy.
I haven't listened to any of his other performances but he did a great job. I wasn't confused about who was talking. All the characters where very distinctive.
Proud Canadian who loves Jesus, Dogs, Country Music, Lilacs, Gregory Peck movies and audio-books with a HEA.
This novella is an interesting ghost story that switches from past to present, telling two stories in one.
The narrator did a lovely job bringing the characters to life.
The After House would be best enjoyed on a rainy afternoon.
I received this audible edition for free for a honest review.. I must say i really enjoyed listening. I would have loved to read it together with the audible edition. but I still enjoyed it
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
This book was not what I expected at all. In all fairness I did not make it all the way throught it. The story was not what I expected at all. I thought I was getting a good old fashioned ghost story, scary. In fact, what I heard reminded me very much of an old movie that I believe was called "The Ghost and Mrs. Miniver".
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