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  • House of Bathory

  • By: Linda Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106

In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary — she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the Countess’s legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado.

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  • Ambitious, but Failed by Poor Narration

  • By Thomas More on 02-04-14

Good, but......

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-15

The book started out well, but as I read further, it began to drag. By the ending I felt as though I had been transported to a " Hardy Boys " mystery. Disappointed.

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