The Almshouse

  • by Blanche King
  • Narrated by Vicky Ring
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Come travel into the 1930s and through the doors of St. Margaret's School for Girls. The place used to be an almshouse, until its previous occupants burned to death 13 years before. The townsfolk are at a loss as to what started the fire. Some said it was an act of the devil. Some said it was a resident who had too much to drink. The building, miraculously, survived.
When a bag of bones falls on 12-year old Julia, she finds herself thrown into the spirit realm and face to face with house's past residents. Her new neighbors aren't so lively, and some can't even remember their own names. But as Julia soon discovers, there's more to these people than meets the eye. One of these ghosts is not like the others, and Julia must find out quickly why someone had been cut from the town records.

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A ghostly mystery that pulls at your heart strings

A poignant, quaint ghost story that pulls at your heart strings. Twelve year old Julie dies in a fire at her boarding school and finds herself in a society of ghosts. She befriends Lyle, a young male spirit who has no memory of his past or of how he died. There is a mystery surrounding Lyle, one that Julie is set on uncovering the truth of. This story has a sad beauty to it, it is a tale of self discovery, of facing not only the evils of the world but also the darkness inside of ones self. The characters are likeable and have depth, especially Julie who you can see grow as the story moves along. You can not help but feel for these children and the sadness of their lives and death. The narration fits the book well, it was childlike, but seemed to grow along with the characters. This book is a haunting story of discovery, betrayal, friendship and neglect, yet as dark as the premise of this story is, there is also beauty, strength and love. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
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- Rabid Reader

New Take on Life after Death, the inbetween

Light read great for travel or put on pause for later. I enjoyed but did not loose sleep over it. It was not listed for young adult, but perhaps was intended for that group.

This book was gifted to me by author or narrator via Audiobook Blast in return for a fair unbiased review.
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- Kathren "I have been an avid reader all my life. Everything from True Crime to Time Travel. Now that I am retired, I read even more."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2016
  • Publisher: B.C.K.