Pepper tries to concentrate on her studies, but her mother's grief is slowly tearing them apart. The entire neighborhood of Ravenna Springs is tense with suspicion and dread; now, secrets from the past are about to sweep Pepper, Billy, and Joe across the very boundary between life and death.
If you like spooky, weird stories give this one a try. Not a scare your socks off kind of story but the kind that keeps you thinking.
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Struggled to get through it. Doesn't hold your interest at all. Very slow and poorly written add story.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Glad I finished it. Interesting twist on what otherwise might be a predictable story line. But Heaven help me, that narrator was just flat out terrible. I don't know if he isn't a native speaker of English;was trying to mimicking regional US accents with which he is completely unfamiliar ; or if part of the narration was an experiment in electronic voice synthesizing. At first I thought it was a computer voice. Then the character's accents got weirder and more and more forced. They also morphed from character to character as book progressed. A character's accent at end wasn't same as when book started. <br/>Also irritating was the narrator's pronunciation. Sometimes he would over enunciate words like "a" and "the" etc. when colloquial speech was called for. Other times, when such a manner of speaking might be appropriate, he would colloquialize words and phrases. Annoying and inappropriate. <br/>This poor irritating narration prompted me to stop listening more than once. But the story called me back.
How could the performance have been better?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No! But only because of narrator.
Any additional comments?
Liked the story and nice mix of characters. A bit of the dialogue seemed trite and forced but was an interesting "ghost" story.