• Sweetheart, Sweetheart

  • By: Bernard Taylor
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Sweetheart, Sweetheart

By: Bernard Taylor
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
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Publisher's summary

David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about.

Now David has inherited his brother's home, Gerrard's Hill Cottage, a lovely house with a lush garden that seems to promise peace and comfort to all who dwell there. But as David tries to unearth the facts of what really happened to his brother and his wife, he has no idea of the horror and evil that surround him or the terrible fate that may be in store.

A chilling story that builds slowly and inexorably towards its shocking climax, Bernard Taylor's Sweetheart, Sweetheart (1977) has been recognized as one of the finest horror novels ever written. This edition features a new introduction by Michael Rowe.

©1977 Bernard Taylor (P)2016 Valancourt Books, LLC

Critic reviews

"My favorite ghost story...at once manages to be both moving and extremely unsettling...there isn't anything that beats it." (Charles L. Grant)
"Ingenious and well-crafted - a most satisfying chiller!" ( Grand Rapids Press)
"A slow-burning, invisibly seductive ghost story." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Not what I'd hoped for

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I'm afraid not - it was a very slow burner and I felt that an audio version would have benefitted from being abridged (heresy!)

If you’ve listened to books by Bernard Taylor before, how does this one compare?

I haven't listened to or read any other Bernard Taylor books.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator had a hard time sticking with the accents as described in the book and his characterisation was a little off, I would rather listen to a non fiction work in his voice than fiction.

Was Sweetheart, Sweetheart worth the listening time?

See above

Any additional comments?

This ghost story isn't spooky at all by modern standards and I found it hard to feel the tension as the narrator's work wasn't really doing it for me, I don't think this was a good match in terms of author and voice artist.

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