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Sadie has a gift. And she'll do anything to keep from using it.

At 16, Sadie Young had a brush with death, and as a result she became more sensitive to the supernatural. Rather than embrace this gift, she spent years running from it, and from the darkness that once preyed upon her.

Now 25 and working as a librarian, Sadie is called upon by a desperate family friend to look into a strange series of events. A teenaged girl has entered a reputedly haunted house in town and has gone mad. Committed, the girl attempts suicide and claims to be terrorized at all hours by a horrific specter known as "Mother Maggot".

Despite having subdued her gift for the past nine years, Sadie wishes to assist the girl and reticently agrees to visit the site of the haunting. But upon entering the house on Beacon Hill, she discovers that Mother Maggot isn't merely a figment of a disturbed teen's imagination....

©2019 Ambrose Ibsen (P)2019 Tantor

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Library NOT libary... or LIBARIAN

I'm not sure I want to finish the book with the main character being a librarian and the narrator keeps saying LIBARY & LIBARIAN. UGH

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very interesting

I'm not real sure how to say it but the book was great story was amazing the readers voice was even good but there's 1 thing the reader did while reading that really hits a nerve. I got through that and finish the book also ready for book 2.

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Annoying narrator

I really wanted to like this, but I cannot even give it a proper rating because I cannot stand the narrator's voice enough to listen through the book. Another reviewer likened it to her reading to preschoolers, and I agree. Her voice acting is alright, but I'd rather go without and just hear the book read well. I would have liked to hear it read in a deeper, more soothing voice. Her timbre is just all wrong for this type of novel.

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not a fan of the narrator

Great story, but the narrator was terrible. Almost didn't listen after the first few paragraphs, glad I pushed through it though, the story is really good.

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Great ghost story

This is one of the best original ghost stories I have heard in a long time . I started the book this morning and ended up listening to it until I want to bed which, was a mistake. Luckily I got to the end and my phone died. When I started my phone up again this morning I realise the story wasn't finished and the thrills had not ended . Just like the ghosts in this story this book will come back to you again and again

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Good foundation.

You can tell this is going to be a series because things you think are going to wrap up don't because the story is not ending.
So it was a good foundation I may or may not follow up with the next.

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The Haunting of Beacon Hill

This was very good.I enjoyed it.The story has a haunted house,a girl who is lost in one ends up in an asylum.Trying to help her an old neighbor is brought back into the fold.The ghost is vanquished,or is it? Melissa Moran is a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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“Liberry”???

I tried so hard to get around the grown adult narrator, with a very adult voice and mature speaking patterns pronouncing library as “liberry” I probably could have overlooked it if the main character were not a “liberrian”, because hearing it over and over again was annoying and took away from the book. I finally had to return it.

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"Lie-berry"

The overall story was decent, but it was a personal hell getting through it because the main character is a librarian working at a library and the narrator continuously pronounced library as "lie-berry" & librarian as "lie-berrian". I can't belive she got paid for this, it was awful.

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loved the story

If you can ignore the narrator's inability to pronounce certain words, like librarian, then this is a good read.

narrator, if you pay attention to any reviews, you should offer to redo all your readings and correct libarian to the correct pronunciation libRarian, for free. ugh!

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