17-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in magic, but she thinks it’s fun to pretend to be a psychic - until her startling visions of the future turn deadly.
When Sarah Zoltanne moves from sunny California to a small town in Missouri, she feels like she'll never fit in. Her mother is dating a jerk, the kids at her school despise her, and she misses her old home. So when a popular boy asks her to tell fortunes at a school fair, she jumps at the chance. But soon her crystal ball begins to swirl with strange visions and her outlandish predictions start to come true with startling accuracy. Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers.
Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials.
Written by master of young adult fiction Lois Duncan, Gallows Hill is a chilling tale based on the historic Salem witch trials, and tells the story of a young girl whose playful claim that she’s a real, live psychic takes a turn for the deadly when she begins actually to see the future...and her terrified classmates decide that something must be done.
Performer A. Savalas’ slightly scratchy voice adds an extra-spooky vibe to this supernatural mystery, and her exquisite timing will doubtless thrill listeners with a taste for tension, which this creepy audiobook has in spades!
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A modern day witch hunt
- Niles Jacobsen
Narrator was sub-par & ruined otherwise good book.
Possibly a younger crowd.
Many of Duncan's other books.
Robotic reading, pauses in weird spots mid-sentence, with even lengthier pauses after commas (so long that you think it was the end of a sentence), doesn't pause at all when going to a different section so the reader has to fit the puzzle together on their own, weird pronunciation on some words (the g in "ing" is silent, read the word "her" as "your" once), incorrect tones used often. I wanted to stop the book after listening to her after 5 minutes, but REALLY want to listen to this book.
This book taught me the importance of good audiobook narrators.
Would not recommend this audiobook due to Ariana Savalas' performance, but would recommend reading it on your own. Will never listen to another audiobook with this reader and was disappointed that a book that I wanted to read so badly was ruined by it.
- Dee Elle