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The End of Temperance Dare

A Novel
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)
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Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling audiobook from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death". After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows - including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks - she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows - and herself - from sinister forces.

©2017 Wendy Webb (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Another good one from Wendy.

I was very excited to find a new story from Wendy Webb. Her works are right up my alley. This was good... not my favorite. But good. The characters and settings could have been fleshed out a bit more. Overall, still in line with what I love about her work.

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One of Ms Webb's best!

This was one of those books that hooks you from the very beginning! The twists are great! And I loved the ending. Although some may not. Fantastic ghost story!

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REALLY GOOD LISTEN

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author has cobbled together a first rate ghost story. The narrator...Xe Sands...could not have been better Her relaxed conversational cadence enhances the development of the plot

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Encore!!

Love Wendy Webb! She hooks me from the start then blows me away with her unexpected endings! This is one of her best!

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Love Wendy Webb!

Non-campy satisfying ghost mystery. No gore, so if you are looking for horror, you're in the wrong place. Looking for a twisty turny seductive ghost story? You won't be disappointed.

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Cheesy and trite

I loved the premise and the setting for this book, but I tried three times and couldn't get through it. Absolutely no substance I could grasp onto here.

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spooky and romantic

An old Sanitarium on a cliff a cliff overlooking lake Superior, what a perfectly spooky setting! Wendy Webb's stories are all somewhat similar, so if you have liked others you will like this one and the opposite is true as well. It's a bit predictable, but certainly enjoyable. Good spooky fun. And she always throws in some romance as part of the bargain. backstory is a bit loose, and only main characters are developed, but it's the atmosphere that makes the story. And Xe Sands does a great job with the narration. Fun for a bit of distraction.

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Example of how to write as well written story!

This book had an excellent storyline that's played out yet keeps you on your toes. I guessed many of the trustees and turns but still thoroughly enjoyed the book. While this isn't my ideal genre for reading, and I listened to it for a book club, I enjoyed it as I like to have diversity in my reading and listening/reading of books.

I recommend The End of Temperance Dare.

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  • Gene Boyd
  • Punta Gorda, FL United States
  • 01-08-19

Okay, but kind of cheesy in the last couple chs

It was an okay story, but became quite cheesy towards the ending, which was sad.

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Not Wendy Webbs best??

But not the Worst, Takes a long while to get started. Pretty Creepy Story!! Will still read more from this author

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