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Unhallowed Ground

Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy and restore the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in the midst of renovations, she makes a grim discovery. Hidden within the walls of Sarah's dream house are the remains of dozens of bodies - some dating back over a century.

The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up at the mansion. He believes several current missing-persons cases are linked to the house and its dark past. Working together to find the connection and stop a contemporary killer, Sarah and Caleb are compelled to research the history of the haunted house, growing closer to each other even as the solution to the murders eludes them.

But there is one who knows the truth...a spirit who follows every move they make. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can't stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice.

©2009 Heather Graham (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • SO
  • 12-31-18

Good story!

The overall story was good. But then Heather Graham has always been a good story teller!! No disappointment with this one at all!!

The narrator, while great at storytelling, had problems with the variety of voices needed. The biggest problem was all the men sounded like boys. She was not able to create the depth or resonance for a believable mans voice. I’m sure this is not an easy task. There were other nonconformities but I know it couldn’t be helped.

Overall, another great story. I am looking forward to the next.

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Horrible narration

The story was okay but I kept getting wrapped up in my dislike for the narrator’s voice. She just didn’t have enough range and all the characters sounded the same.

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Same old same

This is just ground covered previously by Graham. Tired old story line, no surprises or new plot. Even the ghost don't appear until 2/3 of the way through the story and then I'm not sure why they even bothered. The simpering female lead was too stupid to even gain any sympathy. If you are a Heather Graham fan and have heard her earlier works, don't bother with this one!

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  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 07-14-18

Overall

I have never been a fan of little girl, high pitched, whining voices. I think the overall performance would have been vastly improved by a different reader. That said, this reader may appeal to others more than myself.

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Stilted reader

Very flat performance. Did not keep my attention so kept having to rewind. Story seemed good.

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  • Amy
  • JOSHUA, TX, United States
  • 02-02-18

Creepy mystery

Girls gone missing, bones in the wall, witches, ghosts, dug up graves = all you need for a creepy tale

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Disappointed to say the least

What would have made Unhallowed Ground better?

Story presented three mysteries at core. Left us hanging for the answer with no explanation for one. Solving or explaining third mystery.

Has Unhallowed Ground turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I have read many of her books.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Big disappointment and confusion.

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Narrator was annoying.

The story was pretty good but I couldn't really enjoy it because of the narrator.

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  • Carla
  • Canton, MI, United States
  • 01-15-15

Terrible

Would you try another book from Heather Graham and/or Emily Durante?

Maybe

What could Heather Graham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write dialog for an adult book and not for preteen literature. The characters were supposed to be college educated professionals, not 12 year old's on an adventure.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was awful. She made all the female characters sound like airheads that were about 12 years old. All the guys sounded like stupid jocks who were still in junior high school. She should have been narrating a cartoon adventure.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I actually couldn't finish the book because of the narration.

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  • Kimberly
  • Woodinville, WA, USA
  • 11-20-12

Narrator Hard to Listen To

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. Still listening to it and the reader is not that good. All the girls sound like airheads and the guys' voices are horrible.

If you’ve listened to books by Heather Graham before, how does this one compare?

It doesn't. So far, the story line isn't thrilling me either.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I have to listen in small doses. Her voices for females makes them sound like airheads and the guys sound like your typical stupid jock.

Once you've heard Luke Daniels, no one else compares.

Was Unhallowed Ground worth the listening time?

Still thinking about it.