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  • The Girl in the Locked Room

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Jules' family moves into an old abandoned house. Her parents love it, but she's frightened and feels a sense of foreboding. When she sees a pale face in an upstairs window, she can't stop wondering about the eerie presence on the top floor - in a room with a locked door. Her fear replaced by fascination, Jules becomes determined to make contact with the mysterious figure and to unlock the door. Past and present intersect as she and her ghostly friend discover the fate of the family who lived in the house all those many years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LITERARY GOLD HAS BEEN STRUCK

  • By Samantha on 09-05-18

LITERARY GOLD HAS BEEN STRUCK

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I've been keeping up with Mary Downing Hahn's books for a VERY long time, ever since I became an avid reader of hers around 2005. This book may be short, but it reminded me of why exactly I wanted to be a writer at the age of 8. if you enjoyed Wait till Helen comes, as I did as a child, you will adore this book. it's short, sweet, and the creative writing style is Top Notch. buy it. read it. never look back.

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  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Star Wars, The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,099

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

long, but worth it

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

was this book long? Yes. was it good, though?

ABSOLUTELY.
you'll see exactly how Captain Phasma came to be as ruthless she is In the movies. and she's an interesting character, to boot.
read this book. it's really good.

  • The House

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

His shirt is black, jeans are black, and shaggy black hair falls into his eyes. And when Gavin looks up at Delilah, the dark eyes shadowed with bluish circles seem to flicker to life. He lives in that house, the one at the edge of town. Spooky and maybe haunted. Something worse than haunted. And Gavin is trapped by its secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky!!!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 10-06-15

this is a horror story for the ages.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

the fear I felt while reading this book was so intense I had to take mandatory breaks to remind myself that my OWN house wasn't sentient. This book pulls off the mixture of Horror and romance so very well. Gavin and Delilah are two protagonists I won't soon be forgetting, and neither will you. Delilah's fiery spirit and Gavin's slick coolness make them unique personalities that are unforgettable.

  • A Drowned Maiden's Hair

  • A Melodrama
  • By: Laura Amy Schiltz
  • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Laura Amy Schlitz delivers this Horn Book Fanfare and Laura Amy Schlitz delivers this Horn Book Fanfare and Cybils Award-winning best-seller that whisks 11-year-old Maud Flynn from a cold New England orphanage and into the stately mansion of three wealthy spinsters. After the Hawthorne sisters adopt her in 1909, they tell her she's their secret child. She must remain indoors at all times and must never stand in front of windows. Maud doesn't mind their restrictions. But she does wonder what could possibly require such secrecy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Lydia on 02-22-08

this is one book I won't soon forget.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I love this book so much I've read it 3 times. Maude is an interesting protagonist and the Hawthorne sisters all have fascinating personalities that make them unique. this book will stick in the back of your head until you finish it and get the answers to the questions it presents. (You may still have a few even after the book is done!)