The Bell Witch
- An American Haunting
- Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
- Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-24-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Books in Motion
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This extraordinary tale recounts the only documented case in U.S. History when a spirit "actually caused a man's death". The then local schoolteacher and later senator, Richard Powell, witnessed these strange events and recorded them in a diary for his daughter. He died in 1948. His astonishing manuscript fell into the hands of novelist Brent Monohan, who edited it for this retelling.
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By robert on 03-18-11
Engrossing Story with Great Payoff
Really exceeded my expectations--I have no idea where the fact in this retelling ends, and where the fiction begins, but found it absolutely believable and engrossing throughout. And I really liked the ending (the "reveal"); sets itself apart from typical ghost stories through a rare subtlety and attention to character.
Yes, the narrator has a very unusual voice, (at times I wondered if he was computer-generated), but I quickly accepted it as the sound of the hickory strewn frontier! And he does a fantastic job as the voice of the witch.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Diane on 10-05-11
Listeners who criticize this book as boring and not scary have been reading too many Stephen King novels.Think of this book more as the recollections of an aged great grandfather told around the fireplace. You wonder how accurate these recollections are but, if true, they are terrifying. The story may seem to drag a bit at times, with similar activities occurring in a number of episodes--but remember, this is taken from someone's actual journal and is not a piece of carefully plotted fiction. I am assuming, of course, that Mr. Monahan did not create any of the events described or any of the thoughts of the original journalist, only updated some of the language and perhaps excised portions not relevant to the story.
Make sure you finish the book--the ending is quite startling.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Jan on 10-16-17
If This is True i'll Eat My Hat!!!!
Honestly, I don't know where to start on this. As a genuine haunting it is totally unbelievable.
If this genuinely occurred, the peers of these people haunted by a witch would shun and snub them, not sleep around their house asking it questions! They would be cast out of the village and accused themselves of witchery, especially by their church who would expel them
The only thing I can say about this book is although it is totally unbelievable and lacks any kind of credit it's a thumping good listen for a story. It entertained me and if it was in the Fiction Section I would rate it very highly!
By janien on 08-17-14
Would you try another book written by Brent Monahan or narrated by Cameron Beierle?
No issues with narrator however average book.
What was most disappointing about Brent Monahan’s story?
It would have been more believable had the ghost not talked!
Would you listen to another book narrated by Cameron Beierle?
Any additional comments?
Worth getting for fun factor if on offer but there are many more worthy books to read out there.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful