The Strange Casebook

By: Syd Moore
Narrated by: Julia Barrie
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins

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A collection of stories from Syd Moore, author of the Essex Witch Museum series. 

Ghosts, witches and all kinds of creepy things seem to congregate in the town of Adder's Fork, where the world-renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home. Death stalks the pages, cats offer companionship (of sorts) and ghosts haunt a variety of characters. 

Where are Rosie Strange and Sam Stone when you need them?  

©2018 Syd Moore (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • L E Saull
  • 11-02-18

Strange, but not our Rosie.

The title of this selection of short stories is a little misleading, it only mentions Sam in passing and Rosie is nowhere to be found, though we do get an excellent story about Ethel Rose. A nice selection of creepy, though not always supernatural, short stories and though some of the themes were familiar, the stories were well written and brilliantly read by Julia Barrie.

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  • Wendy Beautyman
  • 05-18-19

Good short stories but not about Rosie

The bio on audible for this book is misleading, it states “Ghosts, witches and all kinds of creepy things seem to congregate in the town of Adder’s Fork, where the world-renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home. It’s not long before owner Rosie Strange and curator Sam Stone must take matters into their own hands”. This collection of short stories (whilst really well written and performed) are nothing to do with Rosie and Sam, they’re not even mentioned. The stories are worth listening to but I feel that the bio should be updated to reflect what the stories are about to avoid disappointment.

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  • Lisa Wood-Teall
  • 11-20-18

a bit odd

this book was ok. I'm not sure i enjoyed it as much as the other strange series. Bring back Rosie and Sam.

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  • Kiera Potter
  • 08-16-19

Misleading

If I’d of known it was only a few short stories that don’t add to the back story of rosie stranges’ family, I would not of waisted the credit. It’s well written and whatnot and enjoyable once you figure out it’s a short stories that don’t relate! Not worth it when an audio book is you’re only treat financially. I’m really disappointed

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  • R. Powell
  • 01-29-19

not as expected

this book does not relate to the previous books as the title suggests. it is shirt stories which don't hang together well.

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  • Carruthers Brian
  • 11-17-19

Disjointed and boring

Not a patch on his previous books, a bit like reading the silmarilion after JRR Tolkiens Lord of the rings

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  • Carol Taylor
  • 09-19-19

Skipping and repetition

I was disappointed with this audiobook because of the editing that caused repetition of words and sentences as well as some skipping which pulls you out of the story.

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  • JR
  • 08-02-19

Disappointing

Disappointing after the previous books - get back to the original character, not the same at all.

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  • KT
  • 06-19-19

Really disappointing

I love the Essex Witch Museum books and was hoping for another great story. Instead, I got this disjointed set of tales. It feels like a short book, cobbled together to cash in on the success of the main series. So disappointing.

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  • Anne Magrat
  • 05-21-19

this is a collection of short stories

If you are hoping for the next installment, this isn't it. It's a collection of short stories, some set in Adders Fork, some with lesser characters from the books, and one about Ethel-Rose.