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Melissa Hunt

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  • Craven Manor

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time. But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money and promises more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed

  • By Catherine Simpher-Benwell on 03-28-18

Exciting!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Exactly what I look for in a ghost story, thrills and chills and suspense. Darcy is a fabulous writer and keeps you entranced in the story.

  • House of Secrets

  • House of Shadows, Book 2
  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Sophie and Joseph's escape from Northwood is short-lived. The beast survived, and attached itself to Joseph's young cousin, Elise. Garrett writes to beg for their help. Joseph and Sophie travel to meet him at Kensington, a long-abandoned mansion that overlooks a dead town. The house offers a small hope: its original owner had dedicated her life to researching the monster that possesses Elise. Garrett hopes to find a way to kill the creature without harming his daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Cheryl on 04-10-17

Thrilling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Wonderfully written and narrated. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning of the first book to the end of this one!

  • The Haunting of Highdown Hall

  • By: Shani Struthers
  • Narrated by: Sheila Dearden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Ruby and her team of freelance psychics have been kept busy. Specializing in domestic cases, their solid reputation is spreading - it's not just the dead that can rest in peace but the living too. All is threatened when Ruby receives a call from the irate new owner of Highdown Hall. Film star Cynthia Hart is still in residence, despite having died in 1958. Winter deepens and so does the mystery surrounding Cynthia. She insists the devil is blocking her path to the light long after Psychic Surveys have 'disproved' it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Get on with it

  • By happyjo on 09-08-17

Exciting!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The story was fascinating!!! Thrills and chills all in one! Definite recommendation for this one!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House Next Door

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture. A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn't expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she's asked me to stay with her. I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning was strong....ending, not so much

  • By Valerie LeBlond on 01-15-18

Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-18

thrilling and exciting, loved the edge of the seat chills!!!! would recommend to other listeners and readers!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting of Rookward House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

She's always watching.... When Guy finds the deeds to a house in his mother's attic, it seems like an incredible stroke of luck. Sure, the building hasn't been inhabited in 40 years and vines strangle the age-stained walls, but Guy is convinced he can clean it up and sell it. He'd be crazy to turn down free money. Right? The house is hours from any other habitation, and Guy can't get phone reception in the old building. He decides to camp there while he does repairs. Surely nothing too bad can happen in the space of a week. But there's a reason no one lives in Rookward House, and the dilapidated rooms aren't as empty as they seem....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not so scary, but still kept me up

  • By Shaun-Francis Karch on 12-22-17

Good storyline

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

I love Darcy' s books, but was quite unimpressed with the narrator. He was very monotone and made listening to the story boring. The story itself however was wonderfully thrilling as usual.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Folcroft Ghosts

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

When their mother is hospitalized, Tara and Kyle are sent to stay with their only remaining relatives, their grandparents. It's their first time meeting May and Peter Folcroft. The elderly couple seem friendly at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is full of nooks to explore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An extremely well-executed take on the familiar

  • By Marcus on 04-11-17

Scary!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Twists and turns around every corner, reminded me of the movie The Visit but turned out very differently!!!! Wonderfully spooky read!!!!!

  • The Haunting of Gillespie House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

As Elle explores deeper into the house, she begins to unravel the property's dark and dangerous history. At its center is Jonathan Gillespie, a tyrannical cult leader and the house's original owner. And, as Elle soon learns, just because he's dead doesn't mean he's gone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • expected more chills

  • By D'Aulan on 05-30-16

Spooky!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Thrilling story with plot twists and turns every page!! kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!!!!!

  • The Haunting of Blackwood House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the accent going in and out?

  • By st965 on 11-02-16

Spooky!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Love the storyline and the thrills and chills through our this book. Worth a listen if you like ghosts and supernatural

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,986

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

King at his finest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

one of the best Stephen King stories!! even spookier when read to you in a dark room

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,107

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

Cbilling!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

The telling of this story is chilling and magnificent!! If you enjoy a spooky story you found it with this one!