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This is one of the most annoying books I have every listened to. I'm at chapter 28, and trying very hard to get thru it. EVERYTHING annoys me about this book, the narrator, the story...this is the most annoying female lead that I can think of of all the books I've read. And annoying doesn't even come close to covering it. For pete's sake, just let the guy buy you a decent surveillance camera!! And with all the evidence of a ghost that you are being presented with...what, still going to insist on no ghost? I won't give anything major away, but good grief, girl...get a grip!! I really can't recommend this book, and don't know if I'll finish it. I understand a woman being independent, but, please, this was ridiculous. Others have a different viewpoint on this story, but, to me, it wasn't worth the cost.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Overall the story has a good theme and generally creepy feel. I agree with a lot of reviewers that Mara is annoying in her steadfastness not to believe what's going on around her. But for me, the main puzzle was the narrator slipping in and out of a British accent. The dialogue was always in an American accent, but then all of a sudden the inner musings had me going, "Wait. Who is talking?" Some of the way it was written felt like it should have been a British story anyway. The narrator was good at both so it had me wondering if it was supposed to be read that way. But if it was, why?! I even looked up Piper Goodeve's webpage to see if she was British but no, she's from New Hampshire. Weird.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
It was a good book to listen to, but not as scary as I'd thought it would be.
Read well, captive story and will choose some more books written by the same author
Highly entertaining story and well read. It's not a completely unique ghost story, but it's a well told one
Would you try another book written by Darcy Coates or narrated by Piper Goodeve?
you would have to work pretty hard to pursuade me.
Has The Haunting of Blackwood House put you off other books in this genre?
not at all.
What does Piper Goodeve bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Do you think The Haunting of Blackwood House needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Any additional comments?
I just could not relate to the main character Mara. She seemed pretty mild mannered plain Jane, no interesting qualities kind of girl, and then burst out with these mega tantrums and become super insulting and rude to the other characters. Did not like/get her character. Storyline and writing was bland.. and found it hard to keep engaged.