The Ghost of Marlow House

Haunting Danielle Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
Series: Haunting Danielle, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (904 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Danielle Boatman inherits Marlow House, she dreams of turning it into a seaside bed and breakfast. Since she's never visited the property, Danielle's not sure what awaits her in Oregon. She certainly doesn't expect to find one of the house's previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost 90 years - shouldn't he have moved on by now?

Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death. Danielle soon discovers her real problems may come from the living - those who have their sights on Marlow House's other secrets.

©2014 Bobbi Holmes (P)2017 Tantor

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Loved it

This was a very good story. The characters were engaging and were portrayed in a realistic fashion. The plot was developed with enough twists and turns to keep the readers interested and involved in the story. I enjoyed the way Danielle and Walt interacted with each other. I look forward to seeing how their relationship develops in future books.

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Felt Dumbed Down

This is a fun, if not unique, premise and venue. It could have sparkled, but it really lacks wit and *everything* is explained, just in case we aren't especially intuitive (or paying attention). My favorite thing was the Walt-Sadie connection. I wish there had been more of that.

I'm about 3/4 through it and am pretty sure I know where that thing that everybody's looking for is. In fact, I'm very sure.

This is the kind of book that is okay and could have been made better by the narrator.
Could have, but wasn't.
I think Romy Nordlinger has a nice voice, but it felt a lot like she was reading this book to a group of 7 year olds.

It's certainly not a terrible audiobook, but unless something extraordinary happens soon, I won't continue with the series. I'm giving it a horizontal thumb.

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Wow! This Was Just What I Needed!

What did you love best about The Ghost of Marlow House?

This book was in my Audible recommendations, and since I've been on a Haunted House kick this summer, and wanted something with a little more story length, I went for it. Thank you advertising. What a gem! I did not expect to be swept away like this. Great humor. Fantastic setting. Different take on the ghost idea--well, I guess Casper did it, but Casper was no where near as charming and witty as Walt Marlow! I enjoyed the mystery and the world created for this novel. Definitely will be returning to the series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Just one favorite character, really? Danielle is definitely a favorite for me. She continuously works for the good of others. She strong, tenacious, funny, and vulnerable. A worthy protag to drive the book. Walt also has earned top-billing as a character. He's had to make quite the growth to catch up with modern times. Cracked me up.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many great scenes to pick just one, but I will say I like the resonance of the last scene because it seemed an ideal way to end the book. My kind of perfect ending promises more to come!

Any additional comments?

Please, Tantor Media, make the whole series into audio format! I will buy it!

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Enjoyable first in new series

Bobbi Holmes wrote an enjoyable first in a new series. Romy Nordlinger did a good job of bringing the characters to life. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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A fun ghost/haunted house story!

The Ghost of Marlow House
Haunting Danielle Series, Book 1
By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
This was a fun cozy mystery about a woman that inherits a house and of course there is a ghost there that doesn't know he is dead. Sure, same old story, right? Wrong, this one is fun! She can see ghosts and then the mystery is one as why he is there. Why is someone breaking into the house after almost 90 years of people leaving it alone? Why is there a new guy asking questions and lying that he is a teacher? It is a fun and enjoyable listen and has great characters, good plot, and fun situations.
The narrator does a fantastic job of the voices and making the story stay fun.

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love it

the voice really takes you away. well written. I can almost smell the ocean. loved every chapter.

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Good ghost mystery

Very enjoyable. Good characters, would have liked a little more character development....but perhaps that will happen in the next book of the series? Planning on giving it a go.

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Relaxing Simple Story

This is the first audiobook in the series. It is an OK story, characters are Interesting and narration is good. I am going on to book two.

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I Just Can’t

DNF. The story is a silly mess of plot holes & narrator reads like she’s in performing for kindergartners.

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great cozy mystery

This is a great book to listen to while enjoying a relaxing Saturday working on crafts. I loved it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-19-19

Lovely different

Wasn’t expecting this lovely 😊 story, I was surprised at the story and loved the ending.

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  • IAmThereforeIMustBe
  • 01-12-18

Great mystery

A gentle mystery that can be enjoyed by all. Great characters and an unpredictable plot.
I loved it and will continue through the rest of the series.

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  • *Flora*
  • 01-23-20

A Great Ghostly Cozy Mystery

Bobbi Holmes is a new-to-me author and I really liked her writing style; I found this book very easy to read. I liked the pace at which her tale progressed and way she wove all the mysteries of this story together – both past and present. I must just say that I usually work out the mystery in these sorts of books before the big reveal at the end but that wasn’t the case with this one and I loved that! As a narrated book, I was impressed with Romy Nordlinger’s performance; loving the pace at which she read the story and her tonal adjustments for the dialogue. I would definitely buy books narrated by her in the future.

I loved that the characters, both living and dead, were complex and multi-dimensional, each with their own stories and I liked the twists and quirks that Ms Holmes created for them; it made them all feel very believable. I must also add that the fictional town of Frederickport was also richly drawn; steeped with history and charm and so well described, I was easily transported there.

I prefer to read stories with intelligent, witty heroines who have plenty of gumption and resilience and who never give up. Our leading lady here does not disappoint and her best friend, Lily, isn’t too shabby either.

Although I wouldn’t class this as a romance novel, I did enjoy how the friendship between Danielle and Walt built throughout this book as well as the romance between her best friend Lily and mystery man, Ian; the pace felt very natural and realistic in both.

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  • Miss Patricia A Whelan
  • 10-24-19

Good Story, but God, that narrator

I love these stories as I have read them on kindle in the summer. I thought I would listen to them while working. But, sorry, I have had to return this first one I have listened to. The Narrator is so irritating to listen to and completely ruined my listening experience for me.
So back to re reading the books. Such a shame,

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  • Suzyplums
  • 07-31-19

Brilliant

I love this series, wish I had a ghost like Walt.

on to book 2.

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  • 10-22-17

Elayne62

loved it, it was different kind of ghost story. I'm just about to download the second book in the series. I hope it's as good.....!