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Publisher's Summary

I’m an occultist living in a haunted brownstone in upstate New York.

The building is a ghostly double-image of itself, like a picture painted brightly over an older, weirder picture. It’s an equinox place, my mother once said, where dark and light things are equally in power.

I want to tell you, dear strangers, why I was there and what I found.

The three-winged pigeon. My cynical doppelgänger. The loneliness and marvels and confusions of the house. And most of all the ghost living in my bedroom.

We learned how to talk without using sound. She was secretive and scared and difficult to know. But she was also warm and playful, as willing to share the room in silence as to trace vulgar symbols on my hand to get a rise.

She helped me with the hundred-pound centipede, the hostile little man living in my basement, and the emptiness I’d felt since my mother lost her mind.

I tried to help her out of limbo with experiments and spells until I realized if they worked - if we succeeded - I would lose her. 

"With its openly bleeding heart and philosopher’s spirit, the odd and undeniably affecting Ghostlove explores ways in which we haunt ourselves." (The New York Times Book Review

©2019 Dennis Mahoney (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Dennis Mahoney

About the Creator

Dennis Mahoney runs Equinox Society Radio, a podcast of dark and otherworldly stories—How are you, dear stranger? How are you at night, when loneliness becomes uncomfortable? He also wrote the novels Bell Weather and Fellow Mortals. Dennis Mahoney lives in upstate New York with his wife, son, and dog. In the event of death, communication may still be possible.

About the Performer

A student of neuroscience and speech pathology, Sean Patrick Hopkins translated his understanding of human behavior and vocal performance into a career in storytelling. His classical training and versatility with dialects helps create distinct and varied characters across many genres. In addition to narrating nearly 200 audiobooks, he has been seen and heard on film (Chappaquiddick), television (Brotherhood), video games (Red Dead Redemption 2), and on stage (Forever Dusty, original Off-Broadway cast). When not in the booth, you can find him buried in genealogy research, out exploring our National Parks, and raising an amazing daughter alongside his wife, fellow narrator Patricia Santomasso.

About the Performer

Piper Goodeve is an Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator, and records for Audible Studios, Tantor Audio, Blackstone, Highbridge, Podium, and more. She holds an MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep and has worked in New York, Off Broadway, as Anne in Anne of Green Gables (Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance); at Joe's Pub, York Theatre Co., Theatre at St. Clement’s, Duke on 42nd, NY Fringe Festival, and numerous readings/workshops. Some of her selected regional credits include: Caroline or Change (Syracuse Stage), Hamlet (Tennessee Shakespeare Co.), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Oldcastle Theatre Co.), Hair (Hangar Theatre, Syracuse Area Live Theater Award nomination for Best Actress), Other Desert Cities (Hangar Theatre), and eleven seasons at the Weston Playhouse, where her favorite roles include Lydia Lubey in All My Sons, and Cathleen in Long Day’s Journey into Night.

About the Performer

L.J. Ganser has been narrating audio books since 1994 when he began at American Foundation for the Blind. Since then he has recorded more than 600 titles over a wide range of styles. From kiddy books like Oswald the Octopus to challenging economic tomes like Capital in the Twenty First Century, L.J. embraces the material as if he had written it himself and is sharing it with an intimate group of avid listeners. He is the winner of three Audie Awards and multiple Earphone Awards from AudioFile magazine.

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Haunted house, warm heart

Okay. I'm ready for Halloween now. This oddly dark and sweet story has completely captivated me and set me in the right frame of mind to fully appreciate this witchy, haunted season—the kind of genre-stretching reset I recommend to everyone. Ghostlove is not horror. Sure, there's creepiness—but it's not cringe-worthy. It actually hit a very child-like part of me that still exists but often needs a nudge: the ability to fully and openly suspend disbelief. I say, just go with it. Let yourself fall in love with these ghosts and dead people and lose yourself in the strange hallways and creaky floorboards of your mind. Get swept up in this spellbinding multi-cast performance and let your imagination be recharged.

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A fascinating take on ghosts and haunting

It kept me spellbound with all the imaginative infirmation about how ghostly interaction.
Performance s were strong and we'll read. Background music was very well done and did not interfere with the story. Great work by all concerned.

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Cute!

It could have done with a little more every day understanding. As an example the reader never meets the neighbors or anyone else for that matter but this is a fun little October style book.

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Very unusual, in an engrossing and entertaining way. I was impressed with the author's originality and insight.

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A tale of what you expect but get so much more.

Great narration,well written,and so mysteriously haunting you'll definitely want to know what's next promise. 🖤🧟‍♂️

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Like reaching out and connecting

An incredible, nostalgic and touching story, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment, and it left that tell-tale heart ache in my chest after finishing, that tells this will stick with me for a long time. The characters were realistic, loveable, selfish, caring, confused and scared in the most human of ways. I felt connected to them, and quickly loved their personalities.

I only wish for more from Mahoney. A semi-recent addition to my top 3 authors/artists of all time.

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Held my interest

Astonishingly imagined! Very different from anything I’ve ever heard! Wondrous creation of sense and feeling...

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Odd sort of Story

I was mesmerize by this story, was quite Odd but I could not stop listening. This book is one that I believe people will either love or hate. Either understand to some extent or not understand at all. A Very different kind of story about at the start , A boy intrigued by the occult because of his close connection with his mother a Librarian. A Friend/Patron who requested hard to find Occult books and his way of looking at the world fascinate the Librarian and she would talk about him and what he would say to the boy!!

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it was fairly good

for the most part I really liked and enjoyed this book. it felt like it was missing something though but for the most part it's worth the read

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Ghostlove

I really enjoyed this book, with its highly detailed description s of the different beings, but, the ending was abrupt.It seems to me, it didn't wrap up the loose ends for me.I was left wanting more.