The Secret of Spellshadow Manor

The Secret of Spellshadow Manor Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Brian Levinson
Series: Secret of Spellshadow Manor, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (208 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book 1 of the best-selling Spellshadow series. 

A magic school story with a spine-tingling twist, for adults or teens who enjoyed Harry Potter...

What would you do if you spotted a man following a young woman, but no-one else could see him?

Like most sane people, student Alex Webber thought he was hallucinating - perhaps he'd consumed something bad at the party he'd been attending that night, or he was severely overtired. 

But when he sees the mysterious man following Natalie again the very next day, he can no longer disbelieve his eyes.

Although she denies the man's existence, Alex sees her walking with him down a road in his neighborhood he's never seen before - and can't help but follow. After a bizarre, but strangely short journey, he finds himself standing before a towering iron gate wreathed in gray ivy, behind which looms a decrepit old mansion named Spellshadow Manor.

Spellshadow, with its beautiful yet sinisterly decorated hallways, ever-changing outdoor scenery and very unusual residents... Alex will quickly learn it is a place that is as wondrous as it is deadly.

Especially for a normal person like him.

What if you found yourself recruited to an institute of magic, only to discover you really couldn't do magic?

What if your enrollment there was all one big, terrible mistake?

If you were at Spellshadow, you'd keep it a secret. A deep, dark, deadly secret...

Because Spellshadow's elusive Head is hiding a secret of his own - one that Alex soon realizes he and Natalie must uncover at all costs if either of them wishes to leave the Manor alive... and before it's too late.

Mystery, suspense, and oodles of twists and turns; an unforgettable experience awaits you in Spellshadow Manor... Welcome in.

©2017 Nightlight Press (P)2017 Nightlight Press

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Returning

I have tried to listen twice now and can make it past the hookie story and terrible narration. I am thankful for Audibles return policy.

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Narrator was terrible

I have listened to almost all of Bella Forrest books and loved them, but the narrator is so terrible I can’t even try this one. His voices are terrible and hearing his lips smack and deep breaths between sentences is terrible. Returned.

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Not very good

I was so disappointed with this audiobook. I really wanted to like but the story and the narrator were not great. It’s very slow moving and boring.

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Too slow

This was a good book, however, what took the entire book could have been told in just a few chapters and there still isn’t an ending.

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The Secret of spellshadow Manor

I love the book. It was very entertaining. I listened to it while I was working on the computer. It makes it easier to multitask that way when you can listen to your books at the same time.

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this guys voice is WEIRD... wheres amanda?!

I love Amanda .. Who narrated Bella Forrest last books. Unfortunately this guy's voice kind of creeps me out so I'm not even going to get into it...

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listen to the whole story but couldn't really get into it. Bella has written other series that flowed better than this book.

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Not so much like Harry Potter

I have to say I found this book disappointing. hHaving read a review likening it to Harry Potter. Yes it's a magical school but all the children are captive nothing good ever happens. Overall fairly dark

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Entertaining and different

The setting and character different then most books with this type of theme. The uses of magic are displayed with more of an elemental approach. The detail with the characters and the story sucks you in and ready to read the next installment. Pleasant and fun book.

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  • sally
  • 01-20-20

easy on the ears

Loved this book. It is easy to follow, captivating yet not overly complicated and all in all an enjoyable read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-19

Brilliant

Wasn't sure if I would take to these books BUT I have loved them so far. Listening to book 4 at the moment and can't believe I can't get books 5 or 6 yet on audible !!! Come on Amazon!!

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  • lisa crook
  • 06-02-20

Not my favourite

Not sure why they say if u love harry potter u'll love this not the case at all.. took me a while get through it but will give the second book a try though.. Hoping to get more into it

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  • Mrs G.
  • 10-02-19

excellent narration

After a slow start, this book evolved into a gripping story. looking forward to next book