The Tale of Halcyon Crane

  • by Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ghosts don't exist in our world of today. Life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time, or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes.
Setting out to find some answers, Halcyon travels to her mother's home. But will she be prepared for the ghastly family history that waits for her there, the visions and revelations that will change everything that she thought she knew about the father she lived with and the mother she'd lost long ago?

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What the Critics Say

“Captivating and haunting, this debut proves Wendy Webb is a very gifted storyteller.” (M. J. Rose, author of The Memorist)

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Customer Reviews

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Atmosphere plus

Would you listen to The Tale of Halcyon Crane again? Why?

I have listened to this twice since purchasing it. It's one that I am sure I will return to again. It's genuinely atmospheric with a hint of gothic.


What other book might you compare The Tale of Halcyon Crane to and why?

The Thirtieth Tale. Anything by Kate Morton.


What about Cassandra Campbell???s performance did you like?

Her voice is even and fluctuates well with the rise and fall of the story


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I could have listened straight through


Any additional comments?

A great ghost story with some real scary moments. Loved it.

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- S

loved it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes - already have


Which scene was your favorite?

"say say oh playmate......." gave me goosebumps


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

kept me interested ..... read while i was driving to and from work. Had to stop listening when i was home by myself at night....spooked


Any additional comments?

the end was a little cheesy, but loved it as a whole

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- hampton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.