The Library: Where Life Checks Out

  • by Carmen DeSousa
  • Narrated by Michelle Babb
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1934, the body of a beautiful, but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near The Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo on her ankle, and yet, days after the discovery, the story all but disappears.
Eighty years later, locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the abandoned1800s train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now.
As he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case.
Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there's another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won't rest until the murderer checks out too.

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A haunting story...

I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. The Library by Carmen DeSousa is a well written and thought out story about a murder from 80 years ago and now the Depot is claimed to be haunted. I really enjoyed listening to this audio book! There is danger, thrills, excitement, mystery and even love! This book has an original plot and the characters are so likable, even the ghosts.

The author, Carmen DeSousa did a great job writing this story. I found myself sitting there listening, almost glued to my chair! The narrator, Michelle Babb does an excellent delivery of this book with her multiple voices. Her voices are soothing and entertaining! Great job both of you!
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- Terri

Interesting and unique perspective!

This book is very different than most of the others that I have listened to on Audible. I liked the concept of the story and how it was set up - a shorter "prequel" to introduce the characters and provide a background/explanation of key events, which led straight into the main story. The introduction and development of the characters was well done. The plot line was a little hard to follow, however, as it had several twists and many of the characters had unexpected connections. The main characters, Mark and Ashlyn, are very interesting and are well balanced with some of the others in the book. Carmen DeSousa did a great job with the story's mystery component - giving you just enough detail at the right times to keep you thinking and engaged in the story - but it would have helped me a little to have a few more things spelled out, even if it was at the end.

Michelle Babb did an excellent job with the character voices. There was a clear distinction between each character, so I always knew who was speaking. She also had great accents! Her voices and tone really draw you in and keep you engaged with the characters.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. I'd recommend it for longer rides or times where you are able to really pay attention to the plot line, otherwise you'll find yourself going back and listening to a few chapters again. Watch out for the twists - there are several that will sneak up even when you're trying to anticipate them. A fun, unique read!
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- avidreader13

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2015
  • Publisher: Carmen DeSousa