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The Good House Audiobook

The Good House

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Audible Editor Reviews

A suspenseful must-listen, The Good House is about a haunted house originally owned by Angela Touissant's Haitian grandmother, Marie Touissaint. Angela tries to uncover the source of the evil plaguing the area and in the process discovers her own mystical powers. Read with great range by Robin Miles, it's a frightening experience that will keep you listening with the lights on.

Traveling back and forth in time, the listener is sucked up into every moment as the story reaches its thrilling climax. Miles captures and makes the most of each moment of terror and suspense like a guide who tells you only as much as you need to know. She also shows great skill as her voice switches from male to female, elderly Haitian woman to small-town Sheriff.

Overall, a story that would make any person squirm, but so engrossing you just can't help but listen.

Publisher's Summary

Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

©2003 Tananarive Due; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Due handles the potentially unwieldy elements of her novel with confidence, cross-cutting smoothly from past to present, introducing revelatory facts that alter the interpretation of earlier scenes and interjecting powerfully orchestrated moments of supernatural horror that sustain the tale's momentum....[Due is] a writer who grows better with each book." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Jordan 11-20-16
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    "Bad ass narrator and spectacular story!!"

    Robin Miles is ridiculously talented so far as narrators go. I want to say that there were more than a dozen characters and she managed to give each a distinct flavor and energy. Robin Miles reminds us all that narrating is a legitimate art form and it really can make or break an audiobook. I wish that Toni Morrison would use her talent instead of (badly) reading her own audio books.

    Now, on to the actual story! This author has become an instant favorite. This is my first time experiencing a work of horror. I love horror movies and am rarely scared but there were moments in this work though that gave me chills. As a lover of the Vodoun spiritual practice I've got to say that I didn't roll my eyes even once at the portrayal. It's image in this work is quite beautiful in my opinion.

    Tananarive thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world!!

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    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 11-04-16
    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It just wouldn't end!"

    I liked the premise of the book. I liked the story structure with flashbacks. But it just kept on going. As I look back I can't say that there were parts that didn't belong, but I kept wondering if this book would ever end. what I find most interesting is the last book I listened to was 41 hours long and I wished it would keep going.

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    Sarah 11-01-16
    Sarah 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible Read!"

    Amazing story teller, excellent writer. I liked flow, detailed descriptions of characters, location and background. Really could not stop listening. Fab narrator! A plus.

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    WVU BUCKEYE 11-01-16
    WVU BUCKEYE 11-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "slow story"

    I purchased the book on sale, so it was fine for what I spent on it. I would not waste a credit on it, but it passed the time during mundane work.

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    tammy 10-24-16
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    "enthralling and addictive"

    Amazingly written story that carries you through the lives of the characters, the narrator captures distinct personalities of individuals, both author and narrator are true gems

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    Natanya Jones 10-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstandingly written and reinacted!"

    Kept me intrigued and in suspense. I wanted to listen to it daily but also didn't want it to end.

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    pearannoyed 10-18-16
    pearannoyed 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spooky and riveting"

    This was a perfect Halloween read. When Angela goes back to her grandmother's house for the first time following a life-changing tragedy, she learns the things she never knew about her family. Will the ghosts of her past pull her under as well?

    This story had all the best elements of a ghost story, with bits of romance, history, and creole culture blended in. I was thoroughly entertained, though, fair warning, there is a fair amount of language, sex, and violence so it won't be right for everyone.

    Robin Miles' narration was the perfect icing on the cake.

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    DMCG Franklin, MA 09-22-16
    DMCG Franklin, MA 09-22-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Reeeaallly long"

    Even listening at 1.35 speed this was a long book, kind of a fantastic (as in fantasy, not great) ending. Some things could have been explained a bit better, but again it is a fantasy book more or less. Good narration

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    Tosha Owens 09-20-16
    Tosha Owens 09-20-16
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    "I love this book"

    I've read this book years ago, but decided to purchase the audio version for my last road trip. This is just as great as reading it. Robin Miles did such an amazing job!

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    michelle 09-15-16
    michelle 09-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great new author for me , I'll look for next Audio book"

    Recommended to me because She was like Stephen King, hmmm I'm not sure, but she's good !
    But to say she's King .. No . She's great on her own. Well written, on the edge of the page. The whole book had great heroes and villains, I really wanted Miles to win out, and you couldn't help but feel Cory needed an adjustment. I was thinking in my head, don't go in there , or no this is going to end badly.like a great horror movie on the screen!!
    My only complaint , the ending dragged, I won't give a spoiler. I HATE that , but that being said the actual ending was too twighlight zone for me.

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