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It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter. And there couldn't be a worse place to spend it than up on Anglezarke.

Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who captures witches and drives away ghosts. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, the Spook receives an unexpected visitor. Tom doesn't know who the stranger is or what he wants, but the Spook suddenly decides it's time to travel to his winter house, Anglezarke. Tom has heard it will be a bleak, forbidding place, and that menacing creatures are starting to stir somewhere on the moors nearby.

Can anything prepare Tom for what he finds there? What if the rumors about the evil beast called the Golgoth are true? And how much danger will Tom be in if the secrets the Spook has been trying to hide from the world are revealed?

©2006 Joseph Delaney; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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Left Me Wanting More

This is the third book in this series and the last book currently available on Audible (perhaps the last book currently written). I really enjoyed this series and can't wait for more.

I've found user reviews to be very important when trying to decide whether I should purchase an audio book or not, so I've felt compelled to leave my comments and recommendations for this series. They are great stories (even though they are actually young adult books) and are read by an excellent reader who seriously enhances the audio book experience with his narrative skills.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • pensacola, FL, United States
  • 09-06-07

Steven King for young adults

Joseph Delaney's work so far is getting better and better with each book. His stories are well written and the plot will keep you guessing till the end. The idea of having the story told by his young apprentice makes for an interesting view point. i.e. he makes mistakes and must find his own way out. Recommend also Garth Nix, and Jasper Fforde.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • jb11
  • michigan
  • 11-08-08

Written for kids, but great for adults!

I absolutely love this series! I don't have kids, and I'm in my late 30's, yet I find this very entertaining and addictive. Even for adults it is gripping and frightening at times. I think it might even be a bit much for some kids, though I know I would have loved it when I was young. Definitely a good read for all ages if you like tales of the supernatural.

Can't wait for the next book to come out!

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great book

loved it. can't wait to listen to the other book. the story was great as always

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Great light fantasy

Narrated well, this story isn't going to challenge you intellectually, but it has solid lore and a storyline that is somewhat predictable, but entertaining nonetheless.

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I was so excited to reread this book again!

Enjoyed listening to this book and remembering parts in the story I had forgotten. I really appreciate the narrator. I can't wait till the next book!

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good story

a good book it is worth a listening to the narrator is suitable to the story

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Great storyline!

My son got me hooked on the series. He and I both listen to this while we are out of our walks. Very good series.

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  • Bob-o
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  • 03-16-15

Very Entertaining for All Ages!

Nothing like a good ghost story and the first three books have been Great! The narrator is fantastic and sas great charicter voices. I look forward to listening to the rest!

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Compelling story. Loads of fun!.

The reading by Christopher Evan Welch is enchanting, and the story without his performance, is just not the same. Great book!