Called from Beyond

The Spirit Guide: Ghosts and Haunted Houses
Narrated by: Jennifer Gilmour
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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A non-believer, a terrible accident, a stupid mistake. Is Mark going mad, or was his girlfriend Called from Beyond?

Mark's girlfriend dies in a car accident before he can tell her how much he loves her. He never believed in ghosts, but a well-meaning friend and guilt push him into new and dangerous territory. All he wants is the chance to say he is sorry. To speak to her one more time.

During a desperate, alcohol-fueled binge, he buys an Ouija board and calls Alissa. Is his drinking problem or survivor's guilt making him doubt his sanity? Or are the footsteps in the night and inexplicable messages real, has Alissa returned?

Gail and Jesse have their own guilt to bear, both tormented by a secret they have no choice but to keep.

Is it their fault Alissa died?

All they want is to help Mark through his grief, but his true plight soon becomes apparent. Evil is waiting, and it's worse than they can imagine.

Will Mark be sucked into the darkness, or will he send away his love to save his own life? Find out in this thrilling, fast-paced ghost story that will have you listening well into the night. Just remember to keep the lights on.

©2018 Caroline Clark (P)2018 Caroline Clark

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Pretty creepy read.

I didn't realise this was book 2 of a series before starting it. It can be read as a stand alone, though there is references to something that happened in the previous book that made me wish I had read it before this one!!

Mark and Alissa are on their way home from their friend Jessies' house when they see a woman on the road. The car isn't able to stop in time and they crash. Alissa is killed and Mark is inconsolable as he wanted to propose to her that night! Not many believe him that a woman in white suddenly appeared and that's what caused the crash. His friend Jessie and his girlfriend Gail do however. Jessie used to be able to see ghosts when he was young but seemed to have lost the ability growing up. Something happened to Gail and she has been able to see ghosts since. Gail goes to investigate the site and tries to help Mark through his grief. Mark decides to use a Ouija board to contact his dead girlfriend when he is on his own, but ends up calling something more sinister. Can Gail and Jessie help Mark before it's too late?

The plot of this was a slow burner, but the author managed to keep the tension and creepiness at a high level throughout. As the story starts unfolding, you feel so much for Mark and all that he lost. His grief felt so real and I can only imagine what he was going through. As he starts to think about using the board, I was saying to myself.. don't Mark, nothing good can come from it!! Lol.

The author has created some characters that are easy to like and connect with. Mark is awesome and all I wanted to do was give him a hug. Jessie and Gail were great characters too. Jessie is trying to see if he can get his gift back all the while Gail is trying to figure out how to handle hers. Between them they make a good team!! I really need to read the first book to see what happened them. All of the characters were well written and developed.

In all, this was a good read. It's creepy, has great characters and was interesting. I look forward to more from this author.

Jennifer Gilmour was easy to listen to and had a nice clear accent. She had subtle differences for the characters and was able to give them their own tone. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • 09-26-18

great ghost story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a well narrated and enjoyable listen. It's a ghost story and is well executed. All in all, it's worth a listen if you want a good paranormal story.

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The Woman in White

What's not to like when you have a Oiuja board, a ghostly apparition (the woman in white, a couple of seances and a possible haunting? Mark and Alissa leave their friend's new (haunted) home after a wonderful dinner. When a woman dressed in white appears in the middle of the road, Mark is forced to crash instead of hitting her. Tragedy ensues and Mark blames himself for what happens.

Their friends, Jessie and Gail, have experience with spirits and try to figure out what has happened. Meanwhile, Mark finds himself seeing and hearing things that can't be real. Is he losing his mind? Or, has Alissa come back to haunt him?

If you enjoy ghost stories, this is a pretty good one. I didn't realize that this was the second book in a series and I wish that I had read the first one before this one, but the author does a pretty good job with detailing what transpired to make Jessie and Gail think that they can get rid of the malevolent spirit causing all the problems.

The author does a great job with building tension throughout the characters' encounters with beings from another realm. The narrator, Jennifer Gilmour, is perfect for this book and added a lot to my listening enjoyment. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

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Called from beyond

I liked this book.Marks girlfriend dies and he blames himself.He decides to try to contact ,then changes his mind.She then contacts him....
Jennifer Gilmour was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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I LOVE A GOOD GHOST STORY!!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

Mark is driving with his girlfriend Alissa, when they see a lady on the road, causing him to veer off, killing his Alissa. Mark is devastated, as they cannot find the girl on the road, and feels complete guilt over the loss of Alissa, who he never told how much he loved her and how he wanted to set a date for marriage.
As Mark grieves, he has a little to much to drink and he is presented with an opportunity to use a Ouija board, but unfortunately lets in a different spirit. Mark doesn't believe in this, so he just thinks he's going a little insane.
His friends Gail and Jesse help him out as they are spirit hunters..

Is it their fault died
The narration and performance of this book was great.. and I love a good ghost story
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I really enjoyed this paranormal story!

This is the second book by Caroline Clark that I have listened to and I really enjoyed it. Typically I do not listen to many paranormal books, but I really enjoyed this one. I thought the author did a great job developing the characters and creating the atmosphere. Jennifer Gilmour did a great performance. She added to my enjoyment of the book. The story is original and it pulled me in. I highly recommend this listen. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Really liked it!

I was very entertained by this story. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next. I found myself talking to the ipod telling the character not to use the Ouija board. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my honest review.

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Not my cup of tea

When I read the Bio of this story, I thought it would be a great listen. right up my alley. Sadly this story fell flat. with 2 hours left, I stopped listening. I could could not take the boredom anymore. This story could of been amazing, btu sadly it was not.

The thing that kept me listening for as long as I did was the narration, she was very good!




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Entertaining haunting story

This was an enjoyable ghost story. It was definitely worth listening to and I would recommend it. It wasn't terribly predictable and had a good ending. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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The Sprit Guide series

I listened to book 3 first and really enjoyed it. I actually enjoyed it more then this book but then again usually the books do tend to get better as you go through a series. I am not saying that this book is bad in anyway. I did really enjoy it at well. Caroline Clark has done a great job with this book and this series. Jennifer Gilmour narrates the book and I loved her accent. IT really added to the story for me as it is based in the UK.

In the story Jesse was able to see ghosts as a child, but now as an adult he no longer sees them. He does have several spirit guides who show up to help him through trials in life. Gail is Jesse's girlfriend. She was a non believer until the ghosts healed her and brought her back from the brink of death, oh and now she is able to see spirits. Jesse ad Gail decide to open a Paranormal business to free stuck spirits and to help people being haunted.

Mark and Alissa are good friends of Jesse and Gail. One night after an evening together at Jesse's house Mark and Alissa gt into a terrible car accident. Alissa is killed. Mark swears a lady in white stepped into the road and he swerved to miss her. This is how the accident happened.

Jesse and Gail try to help Mark with his grieving. At first he just wants to be alone. He buys and Ouija Board to try and contact Alissa. The trouble starts when it is not Alissa he makes contact with but another spirit pretending to be Alissa, He receives Facebook messages and texts from Alissa's account wanting him to join her.

Jesse and Gail step in to help him get rid of the spirit if it isn't too late.

I can't wait to get the rest of this series. I love books featuring ghosts.

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  • 07-17-18

Great story , terrible narration.

I love these books but this was overshadowed by the narrator's attempt at a shocking English accent . one minuet , northern , next Irish traveler , bit of south African , the list went on . I wouldn't purchase a book narrated by Jennifer Gilmore unless she stuck to her own accent .

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  • Alexandra
  • 04-10-18

was ok but couldn't get into it

the story was ok but for some reason I just couldn't get into it or feel the atmosphere. it could have been the narrator- I wasn't a fan of the performance and i found the accent distracted me!
I liked the part at the end where it said it was based on real life but in afraid it wasn't for mee