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The Ghost Isle Audiobook

The Ghost Isle: A Ghost Club Adventure, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

In the Charleston Harbor rests an old abandoned military fort. History and mystery surround Castle Pinckney. And there's a reason the living call it the Ghost Isle. Squojo has slipped out of the orphanage, again. While adventurin' with Sash, his ghost-sniffing dog, their destiny will become intertwined with Cheetze, a legendary ghost boy. Together with the help of a Gullah root doctor and her young apprentice, they race against time to solve the specter's riddle. But to do so, they must journey to the mysterious Ghost Isle, where they encounter menacing ghost pirates from Charleston's infamous past.

©2016 Holt Clarke (P)2016 Holt Clarke

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    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 12-12-16
    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 12-12-16

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    "Cute ghost story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ghost Isle the most enjoyable?

    It was just enjoyable to listen to because it was a break from my normal more intense books.


    What other book might you compare The Ghost Isle to and why?

    I don't really have any other books to compare it to aside from the Treehouse mysteries (i think thats what they are called if I remember right)


    Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'm not sure if I have listened to any other of his readings mostly because I usually don't pay attention to names because I am horrible at remembering them.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the book overall and the ending was something that made me happy, but there wasn't any one moment that just stood out more than any other.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved listening to this story. It took me back to being a little kid and daydreams of pirates and fears of ghosts. J. Scott Bennett did a wonderful job with all his voices and made it seem as if pirates were in the room with me. Holt Clarke made a wonderful world and I can't wait to share this story with my daughter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BlueEyes Ontario 12-01-16
    BlueEyes Ontario 12-01-16

    Mom of 2 teens who loves to read and edit books. I am Chief Editor for Southern Owl Publications, and I edit for several indie authors.

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    "A Wonderful Ghost Story for the whole family"

    I really enjoyed listening to this ghost story on audiobook. It is a fairly quick one at 2 hours: but perfect for the whole family on a car trip or stormy afternoon. Loved all the characters, ghosts, and history of the area made this story quite interesting and fun to listen to.
    Absolutely love the narrator, J. Scott Bennett and I look for books he narrates before I will select any by another narrator. He just has the perfect voice for audio and has no difficulties with accents or male/female voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber 11-22-16
    Amber 11-22-16
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    "Great Book"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good short story. It's a great story for the whole family to listen to. The narrator did a great job.

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 11-14-16
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    "Young adult ghost stories at their best"

    How do you go wrong with a combination like this. J Scott Bennett does creepy like no other narrator I've heard. I love his horror and suspense stories he reads. The story has a young man with developing ghost powers and his friends. Add in magic, ghost pirates, ghost allies, ghost prisons, ghost keys, storm beasts and more. Great story with a great narrator. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meagan 11-08-16
    Meagan 11-08-16
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    "A Good Short Book 1"
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    I love J. Scott Bennett his voice for each character is flawless and he gives the story more of a flare. I enjoyed the story although I think it has a lot to grasp. I am interested in the rest of the series though to bring everything together.
    “This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

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    Amazon Customer 11-07-16 Member Since 2017

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

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    "recommend this book"

    very exciting adventure from the start it kept my attention , next episode I will be watching for narrator was great I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com

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    Kelly watley 11-03-16 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "great story!!"

    From the very first page until the final one...exciting! Looking forward to following the rest of exciting adventures...l love his character...in fact all the people involved are interesting. Just read and enjoy.

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

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    Josh R 10-30-16
    Josh R 10-30-16
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    "An enjoyable pirate and ghost themed story"

    This was an enjoyable, family friendly, pirate and ghosts themed short story. This is mainly targeted towards kids, but I really enjoyed listening to it myself. The author did a great job building a creative world and mixing real historical figures with fiction. The author ended up creating an interested and original story that is great for people of all ages. The narrator did an amazing job with this book, switching between several different accents and a ton of different characters, and I especially enjoyed his pirate accent. I listened to this book just before Halloween and it was a perfect fit for the occasion. This book is definitely worth a listen and I look forward to listening to more books in the series.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie F. 10-29-16
    Leslie F. 10-29-16
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    "Great characters, perfect for the whole family"

    I really enjoyed this book. I wish I had listened with my kids because I know they would have liked it. I'll have to replay it on a car trip when the whole family can listen. This book has really interesting characters: And orphaned boy and his dog, a Gullah root doctor (Gullah cultures really interests me), and a ghost boy. I loved the riddles presented in the book. This was really a unique and fascinating ghost story, totally family-friendly, and engaging for all ages. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by J. Scott Bennett, and as always, his narration was great. I love the unique voices he gives to each character, his pacing, and how he connects to his audience.

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    Jan United States 10-27-16
    Jan United States 10-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Pirates, ghosts, and magic!"

    ghosts, gullah, action-adventure, 19th-century, middle-grades, series, historical-figures, historical-places-events

    Excellent beginning to a series. Ghosts of people familiar in US history are presented in this tale of what magic is common lore along the Carolina coast. An orphaned boy of mixed heritage and lousy self image escapes his tormentors and his friend dog and a friend girl who knows things get together with the Gullah root doctor to battle ghosts of pirates and more. Full of action and adventure with a few painless American history lessons. It might be aimed at kids, but I loved it.
    I was, however, thankful that I had an audio copy, as I would have obsessed over pronunciation of some of the names.
    J. Scott Bennett gives an excellent performance as narrator.
    I requested and received this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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