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Publisher's Summary

Thomas House looks welcoming from the outside, but inside real horror awaits. Those who have lived there only last a month or two as pure evil still permeates the house.

Virginia and Tom move their family to what they believe is the quiet country house, but it is far from peaceful. Strange events at the house leave them terrified, events which nearly cost them their lives.

With its horrific past, Thomas House isn't a welcoming home, and resents the people who walk through its doors. Doors open and close on their own, apparitions suddenly appear to threaten, and strange sounds resonate at night.

Something dark and sinister lives in the house and wants them out. Now. When Virginia and her son are almost killed by the evil apparitions, her son takes matters into his own hands.

©2017 Carrie Bates (P)2017 Carrie Bates

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The Coven

Listening to this story I felt that it resembled any of the numerous paranormal TV shows I watch. Then it dawned on me, this is The Coven from Paranormal Witness season 3. Not sure which came first and since this book doesn't say based on a true story makes me question how true Paranormal Witness is. Nonetheless the story is a decent one; although, not incredibly scary. Since I knew the story already and this didn't really offer anything better than the show did so I only give that part 3 stars. The narrator did a great job and was the better part of the story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not Quite Spooky Enough

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At this point, when I begin a paranormal book I expect to at least be spooked out at some point during the story. "The Haunting of Thomas House" felt a bit generic, a bit rushed and definitely lacked the level of "scary" I would expect. I would recommend this book to readers who like a short, light ghost story but not to anyone who enjoys real horror! Lindsey Dorcus gives a good performance.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Marcus
  • SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States
  • 06-07-17

Rushed and generic

I like a good ghost story, and though it's not often one is unique and amazing, they're usually entertaining. This story was short, so I figured, why not?

Unfortunately, the length works against this story. The narrative comes across as a cliff notes version of a bigger work. Important events are glossed over and simply referenced to indicate they happened. Dialogue is clipped and generic, leaving no real development of characters. Even the scenes that are laid out in detail suffer because there's no real attachment to the characters or the events going on.

The final scenes are not only unbelievable, but they don't make a heck of a lot of sense either. Lengthening the story and providing more narrative to build up the world and characters definitely would have helped.

The narrator did a decent job, but didn't really change up her voice or tone for dialogs, which aided in things feeling very generic.

I was provided this audiobook for free in ecchange for my honest review. It's a quick listen, but as I said, I think that works against it. I can't recommend this one.

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Predictable - never spooked me

Somewhat disjointed - the prologue and ending didn't frame the story well. The narrator's rather cheerful delivery didn't help, as the book was read in a tone similar to a contemporary romance. It never felt spooky or haunted. More the audio equivalent of a late night B movie.

Not bad, but the author's execution never lived up to the promise of the elements. Okay commuter listening, but just didn't get there and the campy feel of the final scene put the final nail in any interest I had remaining.

I wanted to like it. I tried to like it. All the elements were there. Let's call it the Ikea of spooky stories - it made me work too hard for what I finally got.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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This house is a demonic horror 💀

Sinister apparitions leave a family terrified and fighting for their lives.
Year's of negative occurrences leave Thomas house cursed.
This book gave off the same vibe as the television show the haunted.
Even my 15 year old enjoyed listening with me.
This story is well written and narrated.
I hope to hear longer books from Carrie Bates in the future.
I requested this book in exchange for my honest review and I'm glad I got to listen to it.
I would recommend this book to young adults and grown ups alike.





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Quick and creepy

Take a great horror story pair it down to the essentials needed to inform, hook you and terrify you and this is what you get. Just long enough to get you vested in the story and the characters and creepy enough to make you leave the lights on while thinking twice about the house you were going to buy. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Great Book

This is a great book if you love paranormal books. The narrator did an alright job. She could have changed her tone at times to put more feeling in the story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Three Sisters

A well-written short story, full of creepy spirits & hauntings. A perfect quick read when you want a scare!

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Short and Sweet and Scary

Would you consider the audio edition of The Haunting of Thomas House to be better than the print version?

The narration did the book justice with compelling horror and scare.

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

Yes, it drew the reader in.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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The Haunting of Thomas House

This was a really good short horror tale.Lindsey Dorus narrates nicely.Thomas House is haunted.It is a house you can not escape.If you try the Sisters will find a way to stop you.They are eternal.I was provided this book by the author narrator or publisher.