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Clockwork Dollhouse

Narrated by: Lisa Hicks
Length: 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The clockwork dolls seem to be moving on their own. What are they trying to show?

When Ainsley moves in with her uncle, the governor, it seems like a beautiful situation. An orphan is finding love in an elite household. However, she carries with her the power to reveal her uncle’s darkest secrets.

©2018 Jordan Elizabeth Hallak (P)2019 Jordan Elizabeth Hallak

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Clockwork Dollhouse review

Clockwork Dollhouse by Jordan Elizabeth and narrated by Lisa Hicks is a young adult, steampunk short story. This was actually pretty good to tell you the truth and short in length, went by pretty fast. Was it worth it, yes. An interesting, entertaining audiobook with good narration, characters and writing. Five stars and worth it.

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Peculiar occurrences

Amazed by this chilling steampunk novella “Clockwork Dollhouse”. As intriguing as captivating, creepy little story I have wished longer. I'm a hungry listener.

Dark secrets are revealed when clockwork dolls mysteriously come to life in an unused and forbidden room. How true to life events can a dollhouse show? A tale of secrets and deceit.

The suspense haunting plot of scenes progress to a surprising ending filled with twists.
Great wide imagination of the writer, Someone I will follow and the narration was really spot on.

I recommend this.

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Eerily Captivating

This was a short and haunting steampunk story. Young Jane and Robert Pendleton didn’t get along. She spent her time seeking solace in her room creating mechanical dolls of each of her family members. Years later, Jane’s daughter, Ainsley, becomes an orphan and moves in with her uncle Robert. Robert is an arrogant and horrible man and treats Ainsley poorly just like he did with Jane many years ago. She finds her mother’s room, the dollhouse, and all of the dolls inside of it. Ainsley wants nothing more than to show everyone just how cruel and dark her uncle truly and somehow the dolls come to life, telling a story of the Pendleton family’s dark past.This story was fast paced, eerie, and heart breaking all woven together in such a short amount of time.
Lisa did an amazing job with this narration. She truly brought the haunting and eerie feeling into the performance and let it sink into your bones, keeping you captivated until the very end!
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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YA Steampunk Short Story

Clockwork Dollhouse by Jordan Elizabeth is a YA Steampunk short story that I listened to on audio narrated by Lisa Hicks. This is the first book of Jordan’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This is my first time reading a steampunk novel so it was a bit outside my usual genre but it was very entertaining and a bit creepy. I would recommend listening to this book while you can focus on the story. I got distracted and had to rewind a few times. Lisa did a great job narrating. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Steampunk, Young Adult, or Suspense stories.

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Loved This!

Ainsley was an awesome character. I always love stories that have a kickass protagonist, and Ainsley fit that. The situation she was in was a rough one. As an orphan, it was up to her to reveal everything that her Uncle had done to their family, Ainsley’s mother included. The dolls her mother left behind carry all the clues to unlock every secret that Ainsley wants to bring to light.

Short, sweet, and full of suspense, this is an excellent little steampunk short story. Narration was spot on.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Engaging read in a spooky kind of way

I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot is interesting in an eery sort of way as it involves mechanical dolls and family murder victims. Several engaging characters are vividly and adroitly brought to life in narration by Lisa Hicks who does a great job bring the story to its much anticipated climax. The story is easily heard in one setting which makes it a good choice for reading aloud to older children. Recommended!

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An absolutely fantas-tic-tic-tic story

- Josh here

My wife has been a fan of Jordan's work for some time now and has always sung her praises to me. I have been waiting for an audiobook version of her stories so I could give them a shot. This first audio release lived up to every bit of hype my wife proclaimed to me and was a wonderful short story.

Only the second steampunk story I have ever listened to, Clockwork Dollhouse easily held my attention with the writing style, ambiance, and "magic" present throughout. The narrator did a great job differentiating the characters and set the mood appropriately for each scene.

I can't wait to hear more of Jordan's works produced in audio format.