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I was expecting a scary story, I got the chills only once or twice. But that didn't stop me from really enjoying the whole experience.
The narrator was spot on and Darcy Coats' s story kept me listening until I realised I had to get up to go to work. Thanks for that sleepless night...
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I am a fan of Darcy Coates and have read all of her books. This book is a bit different than all the ones I've listened to. For starters it's a male protagonist and a female antagonist. Most of Coates' books feature a female lead. Also this one is narrated by a male, the others I've listened to have all been female narrators.
The story is about a ghost who is obsessed with a former lover who believes the man who is now renovating the Rookward House is her lover come back and she will stop at nothing to keep him from leaving. The story flashes between the previous man and his family and the current man at the house without giving the reader much of a segway and the narrator sounds exactly the same in both instances. The only way I could tell if it was a flashback or modern day was when I heard the man's name. Thomas - 1960 something, Guy -modern day.
As much as I enjoy Darcy Coates I would suggest to someone who is not familiar with her work to listen to some of her other stories, The Haunting of Gillespie House, The Haunting of Blackwood House or The Folcroft Ghosts.
I hope she goes back to writing about strong female protagonists that her fans have come to enjoy from her. Although this book wasn't bad, it definitely wasn't as enjoyable as her other books in my opinion. The narration on this book also wasn't the greatest, there were places in the story where I thought listening to one of my college textbooks sounded more exciting than this guy did.
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If you could sum up The Haunting of Rookward House in three words, what would they be?
Unexpected, gripping, enjoyable
What other book might you compare The Haunting of Rookward House to, and why?
Any of Darcy Coats works
Any additional comments?
A gripping tale that has an unusual turn. I thought it was going to be a straight forward haunting but I was surprised. By the middle of the story I was hooked and couldn't wait to listen on.