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Some Can See

A Northern Michigan Asylum Novel
Narrated by: Allyson Voller
Series: Northern Michigan Asylum, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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Publisher's Summary

The dead have stories to tell. Are you listening?

On a sunny August morning, in 1935, 13-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and stained, she walks with a strange lurch, and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something, and Sophia follows. 

In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost. 

Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane

Twenty years after Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body, she finds herself trapped in the sprawling, and eerily beautiful, Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities. 

Sometimes the dead don’t rest

In 1965, Hattie, much like her mother, 30 years before, is led by a ghost. A newspaper hidden in an attic reveals a secret that has shaped the lives of Hattie and her siblings. Hattie with her sister, Jude, embark on a crusade to remedy the wrongs of the past and discover the tale of deception that stole their mother a decade before. 

Hattie and Jude are in a race against time to discover a murderer and save their mother from a horrific fate. 

Get lost in a uniquely chilling story that spans the life of a family and the ghosts who haunt them.

©2018 Jacqueline R Erickson (P)2019 Jacqueline R Erickson

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Slow to start but worth sticking with

This story was slow to start and hard to get used to the alternating points of view but Im glad I stuck with it. Once you get used to it the story flows and is very interesting. The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life

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Amazing book

Amazing audio book.
Couldn't out it down.
Love it.
Five star book.
The author picked the right person to read this 😍❤️

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Wow, had me on the edge of my seat!

The first time I've heard this author on Audible and I'm anxiously awaiting the next title to be released! This book had me on the edge of my seat! The characters were easily identified with and I found myself saying oh no, don't, like I was a part of the story. The depiction of the Traverse City Insane Asylum was an eye opener......I was intrigued but at the same time horrified to learn of the atrocities that went on in asylums such as this. I'm going to make a trip there to do the tour as we now live in the area! Loved this book and I recommend it highly if you like mysteries, thrillers, and the beauty of Michigan at the same time, learning of it's past secrets! Five stars for sure....

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Creepy and Entertaining... Great Narration

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

I enjoyed this book, it was thrilling and kept my attention throughout. There were some slower parts, but I think the somewhat measured pace allowed for a build up of suspense. Narration was well done, and audio quality was good. I’ll definitely seek out other stories from this author.

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Some Can See

I really enjoyed Some Can See. It kept my interest from the beginning, although it does start a little slow. I think it was awesome how the author intertwined her local history with her story to create a wholly believable tale of ghosts and utter creepiness.

The audio quality was great and the narrator did a good job.

I received this audiobook from the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Amazing!

I was originally drawn to this novel because it is loosely based on a real location that I have visited many times. I stayed for the amazing story and writing that Ms. Erickson provides. Typically, I am not a fan of audible stories that bounce between time frames. I find that without having a hard copy to refer back to it is a bit more difficult to follow. However, Ms. Erickson effortlessly pulls off the multiple timelines without giving away too much of the story and without confusing an audible reader.

The story itself was absolutely riveting. I never wanted to stop reading. The characters were such individuals they pulled you in to their world and their story. I can’t wait to read more of the series. I feel as though I’ll miss these characters but I’m excited to see what other characters Ms. Erickson creates.

The narration was great for the story with the proper amounts of inflection and emotion. This is certainly a story that cannot be read flatly. Ms. Voller does a great job portraying exactly what the characters are experiencing.

The only thing that could have made this better was to have the opportunity to read it on the porch of the Northern Michigan Asylum, but I couldn’t wait that long to read it!

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 08-17-19

Interesting read

betrayal, ghosts, family-dynamics, murder, paranormal, evil, suspense

A tale of individuals in a family line who seem to be punished for their gifts of contact with the dead. Each generation suffers in related ways, but the common denominator is the asylum. The tale of each is woven into a fabric of lies and cruelty. Don't try to make sense of it while driving the freeway if you have the audio. It is related as narrative by Allyson Voller who is a good voice actor, but it would have been easier to follow if there had been a different narrator for the three major times.
I won this audiobook in a giveaway!

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Haunting, elegant, and sometimes infuriating

This book was everything I didn't know I wanted to listen to and some things I didn't want to listen to that I couldn't stop. The way it's written is so incredibly poetic and full of detail and the narrators voice and tone give the impression of beauty that's also haunted but somehow innocent.
The characters are all well written. The parent's so in love, the kids each so different. The evil characters that you can't help but just despise.
The descriptions are almost poetic. I felt like I could see exactly what the author wanted me to in my minds eye.
This book has a lot of open sexuality, definitely not for kids. Some parts such as the abuse to a person within the asylum, are really hard to listen to. I cringed openly. Altogether though. I really did enjoy this one. I couldn't wait to hear what would come next. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next in the series.
“I received this book in exchange for an honest review”.

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Total mind warp!

Some Can See weaves the past and present into a truly twisted, haunting tale that is a total mind warp. I am still trying to wrap my head around it all. To be honest it took several chapters for me to get into the story. With the author floating between multiple decades and several POV's it was a bit confusing and I was unsure where she was going with the story. However, around Chapter 10 or so it all came together and I was hooked. Erickson is a genius to have pulled this off.

The narrator, Allyson Voller, lends a unique voice to each character and took me on an emotional ride.

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Life of a Medium

I totally enjoyed this book. I enjoyed all of the characters of Sophie, her daughters Jude and Hattie, her brother Grimmel but disliked Dr. Kaiser and Gram Ruth Jude. It does go back in forth with the time periods but works with the book. Sophie was 13yrs old when she found Rosemary murdered in a cabin and the town went crazy claiming she killed her and her family feared for her life sending her to live her father’s friend where she grew up. Sophie has powers being a Psychic/medium which everyone fears. She married and had children when she was found was leaving to start new life with her family when Gram Ruth takes her to the asylum where for the past 10 yrs. tortured by Dr Kaiser then Ken helps her escape. Her daughters are searching for her. Loved the ending with unexpected ending of finding Rosemary’s murder with Hattie’s (also psychic) and Jude’s help. Cannot wait for next book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Kat Green
  • 09-11-19

Loved it.

Great story.
Had me hooked from the start, loved the writing style and the suspense.
Fantastic Read!