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The Secret of Mirror House

Narrated by: Kathleen MacInerny
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

After Amelia Harveston loses her mother under tragic circumstances, she fears she will be forced into poverty and the position of a desperate woman. Luckily, some distant relatives step forward and invite her to live with them at the plantation home building.

©1999 Patricia Maxwell (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"Blake's style is as steamy as a still July night on the bayou, as overwhelmingly hot as Cajun spice." (Chicago Tribune)

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Exciting and Spooky!

Amelia has just received notice of her father's death and an invite to stay in his creepy house. She doesn't know it's creepy until she gets there and it so much the house as the residents, her cousins, that are strange and eccentric. She discovers secrets about her father's past and is pushed by her cousins to marry one of them. That was a bit strange but the book is set in horse and buggy days so maybe not so much then.

There's plenty of suspense to keep me listening intently. I listened to most of it in one setting. The author drew me in with her descriptions of the old house and pacing. She never gave away too much at a time and she painted vibrant characters through dialogue and actions. The only think I really didn't like was her use of the most obscure adverbs, sometimes a couple per sentence.

The narrator was awesome! I loved her voice and how she varied her inflection. She was also great with voices!

A fun listen!

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a Gothic goody

it was a classic Gothic fix for me! so well narrated, and I didn't want to stop listening

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Good but not what I had expected

I was expecting this book to make a dark twisted turn, at every chapter the author has this build up that something sinister is about to happen. A ghost? A haunted living house? Or something demonic going on? Nope! This is just a good old romance novel. It was good for a romance book but it wasn't what I expected.

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Really?

At 3% two men have spoken and they both sounded like women. Even if this is a free read and free listen I can't stand men who sound like women. The ratings and reviews had to have come from friends and family because Kathleen MacInerny is a terribly narrator. No wonder she quit after narrating this one book, or changed her name for her next narration.

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The Secret of mirror house

This book was intriguing and kept me on my toes while trying to solve the mysteries of this odd family.