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  • 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

Disappointing.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This was more of a romance than a horror. There were about three or four parts of this book that would fall into the horror genre, but the rest of the book was filler and boring with way too many "romance" undertones. I finished it, but in the end I wish i wouldn't have wasted my time on it. I didn't enjoy it at all and was deeply disappointed.

Would you ever listen to anything by Darcy Coates again?

This is probably the last Darcy Coates book I will listen to.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was good, but my biggest problem is the book had English terms such as torch for flashlight, mum and biscuits for cookies, but was read by an american with no English accent. I would have preferred an English narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No redeeming qualities.

Any additional comments?

Mara is probably the most annoying and ignorant character of any book I've ever read or listened to. She won't let anyone help until it is too late and when she does let them help, she is rude and undeserving of the help. I was not rooting for her in the least. I wouldn't consider her a redeemable character at all. She didn't have to change her ways because she expected everyone around her to change their ways for her. The story itself was slow and drawn out. The few scary scenes that were in the book were short lived and lack luster at best. The "twist" wasn't much of twist at all. I called it a quarter of a way through the book and the reason behind everything was incredibly lame. I mean no disrespect to the author in this review. Maybe this book just wasn't for me.

  • Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter

  • By: Brian P. Easton
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

It takes more than silver bullets to kill a werewolf. Sylvester James knows what it is to be haunted. His mother died giving birth to him and his father never let him forget it; until the night he was butchered by a werewolf - the night a full moon ruined his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • exciting and scary

  • By Tom on 04-21-16

Not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter to be better than the print version?

I am sad to admit that I never had the pleasure of reading the print version, but I can imagine that the print version would be about the same rating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sylvester Logan James for certain, but Michael Winterfox is a very close second.

Which scene was your favorite?

I have two favorites scenes: 1. when Sylvester is in Russia to track down and kill the werewolf. 2. the last scene in the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't want to stop, but I never cold find a full 15 hours to spare at one time.

Any additional comments?

This book is not what i expected. Before i bought it I read the synopsis and decided to buy it thinking "Out of so many werewolf books out there, this one cannot be the worst." That being said, this is one of my all time favorites. Brian P. Easton does a wonderful job of developing the main character. He is not kind to his main character and really puts him through the ringer without mercy. Because of that Sylvester James Logan is one hardened bad ass SOB. I never knew where he was going to end up next or where the story was going, but he does a great job of bringing it all together in the end and sets up the sequel perfectly.

The narrator did a great job of bringing all of the characters to life. There are tons of characters in this book, but i was never confused about who was talking at the time. Some how he was able to make each character sound different from the last without changing his voice too much(except for the female characters.)