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Publisher's Summary

Sally has recently left an unfulfilling job to volunteer at a living history museum, where she is assigned to the Death House. Every day, she dons Victorian mourning garb and describes traditional funeral services to tourists. It sounds depressing as hell, but for Sally, it’s less depressing than her tepid marriage to her childhood sweetheart. 

This becomes all too clear when she accidentally travels through time and space to a liminal world where the ghosts of the living history museum haunt its grounds. There, she meets and falls hard for Victorian-era pretty boy Nathaniel. Their heady, romantic encounters douse Sally in the sad reality that her marriage is anything but and leave her tempted to join Nathaniel permanently in his realm. 

Is Sally’s marriage literally a fate worse than death, or is there another way altogether? 

©2021 Rachel Harrison (P)2021 Audible Originals

About the Creator

Rachel Harrison is the author of the forthcoming novel Cackle. Her debut, The Return, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica and Electric Literature. She lives in western New York with her husband and their cat/overlord.

About the Performer

Louisa Krause’s talent and versatility has established her as a face to watch. She appears in the upcoming feature film Here Today from writer, director, and star Billy Crystal. She plays Amber in Dash Shaw’s animated feature Cryptozoo, alongside Michael Cera. She recently starred opposite Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway in Dark Waters, directed by Todd Haynes.
Her previous film credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene, Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, Skin opposite Jamie Bell and Danielle McDonald, New Money, Woman Walks Ahead opposite Jessica Chastain, The Phenom with Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti, Port Authority, Ava’s Possessions, Bluebird (Best Actress, Karlovy Vary Film Festival), King Kelly (Best Actress, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival), Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, and Jane Wants a Boyfriend (Best Actress, Napa Film Festival).
On television, she starred in the critically acclaimed Starz series The Girlfriend Experience. She recently appeared on Showtime’s Ray Donovan opposite Liev Schreiber, and had a recurring arc on Showtime’s Billions. Her other television credits include HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness, CBS’s Blue Bloods, and NBC’s Law & Order and Law & Order CI.
Onstage, she originated the role of Rose in the Pulitzer Prize- and Obie Award-winning play The Flick, directed by Sam Gold and produced by Scott Rudin, in two Off-Broadway runs and a run at the National Theatre in London. Other theater credits include lead roles in Charles Mee’s Iphigenia 2.0 directed by Tina Landau for Signature Theater and Neil LaBute’s In a Dark Dark House, directed by Carolyn Cantor for MCC.

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Nice romantic ghost story

I liked it. Nice lesson about independence and love. The narration was great and I would recommend. I listened while I made dinner.

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Fresh and twisty!

This story surprised me in great ways. Harrison manages to make me laugh even as the plot takes various darker turns— nothing too scary here, but the right dose of spooky, I’d say! Also the narrator is amazing. Highly recommend this, especially for anyone who wants a jumpstart on spooky season reads.

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Short and sweet

Cute short story about dreaming about everything you ever wanted versus what you might really need.

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Quick pleasure

This is short but it kept my attention throughout. Nice message at the end of the journey. Worth the time.

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Great Read

I loved it. A great story about a young woman finding her way in life. Very inspiring.

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Emily Dickinson

This reminds me of Emily Dickinson‘s poem, because I could not stop for death. It is delightful and I am glad it was free also; but that is not the point. It takes the reader on an interesting romantic jaunt that encourages a connection between the poem by Dickinson and the story by HARRISON.

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Original and fun!

This was a fun little fantastical story combining old fashioned romance with modern relationship complications and a little extra steaminess for good measure. Charmingly original concept, accomplished with enough realism to ground the tale and a delightfully humorous tone. The reader was great, handling the transitions between the characters (even the British accent) beautifully. I enjoyed this one a lot!

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Ended weird. Didn’t elaborate what main character concluded

Strange story. Felt messy and the ending was never concluded with a choice she made. Just stated what her choice was but idk what else to expect with a 45 min story. Guess it was good to pass time.

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Glad it wasn’t longer and was free.

Written for a young adult reader. Story felt rushed. A mash-up of Outlander meets Beetlejuice.

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Not fond of the ending

I like the voice actor. The story starts off interesting but lacks details in the plot and the ending was abrupt.

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