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Craven Manor

Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true.

Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time.

But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money and promises more.

Daniel is desperate. Against his better judgement, he moves into the groundskeeper’s cottage behind the crypt. He’s determined to ignore the strange occurrences that plague the estate.

But when a candle flickers to life in the abandoned tower window, Daniel realizes Craven Manor is hiding a terrible secret...one that threatens to bury him with it.

©2017 Darcy Coates (P)2018 Darcy Coates

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Gripping Story

Loved everything about this book, the story, the narrator the characters. First time in a long while I found it difficult to stop listening.

Great job thank you.

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Surprisingly Good

More of a supernatural fantasy than a horror book. The protagonist is likeable and the story is interesting.

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  • Catherine Simpher-Benwell
  • 28-03-2018

Really Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this story. It held my attention throughout. It wasn’t too predictable and had a fun spin on the paranormal. The writing style is a bit simplistic but that’s ok. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Acallia
  • 08-04-2018

10+ Star Audio Book

Twist turns, very scary, and amazingly compassionate well written book. A must listen to Ms Coates did it again with an awesome 10+ star Audio Book.

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  • Daniel Hickey
  • 26-06-2018

potential

plot staples were sound, character development was elementary. narrator is excellent. Overall I did enjoy it but feel it lacked depth. I do not highly recommend this book but it has its charms.

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  • Craig specht
  • 07-04-2018

awesome

I really enjoyed this book, as all the author's books this one was really good too. the narrator did an excellent job.

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  • Mark Dulebohn Jr
  • 09-04-2018

Nope

I usually like her books but I just couldn't with this one. It's pretty predictable where it was going. If that's what you like then you will like it.

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  • Thomas Scotland
  • 07-06-2018

Amazing

An amazing story. I could not put this one down an finished it in 4 days. A story of a man down on his luck quickly transforms into a delightful paranormal thriller. I will be purchasing many more books from this author. I dare say it's the best work of fiction I've ever read. The narrator made an excellent performance as well. I hope this book becomes a Series, as I don't want to leave Craven Manor just yet. If you have any doubt, get this book. You will be hooked.

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  • mlabonte001
  • 03-06-2018

GREAT BOOK!

I really enjoyed this book and narrator hes one of my favorites I will definitely listen to more of her books too!

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  • Teresa Noel
  • 15-06-2018

One of my favorite Darcy Coates stories.

I loved this book, I couldn't stop listening. I loved Will Damon's narration. I loved the characters, and the creepiness of the story. I am a huge fan of Darcy Coates and she has went over the top with this one at least for me. I loved the idea of Craven Manor, its beauty even as it was falling apart and its history. It has everything, a good guy, a bad guy, a ghost town, a haunted house, and ghosts. Great Story!!

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  • Amaranth Rose
  • 10-04-2018

SUCKED BIG TIME.

boring. and infantile. Narration started out good, i thought this would be a good read...but 2 chapters in, I felt like I was reading a childs book. ugh.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 06-03-2019

A good story of ghosts, friendships, and evil!

Craven Manor by Darcy Coates and narrated by Will Damron is a great ghost story but a story about an unlikely friendship too! It has mysteries, a creature or two, a ghost, greed, and compassion all in one book. I liked how it all ended up too! Narrator was terrific in his performance also! Good book all around!

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  • Stacey Cole
  • 21-10-2018

Enjoyable and fast paced.

Great listen, went through it in about 3 days. I usually read/listen to Stephen King, but find him a little long winded at times. Craven Manor got straight to the point with a likable main character.

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  • jessiemillar
  • 18-04-2018

craven manor review

this book is AMAZING! Just when you think you have figured out the plot, it twist and turns! written and read extremely well - would not recommend for listening to walking home late at night (like i did)😁

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-03-2018

Brilliant yet again

Love all of Darcy Coates stories this one my favourite so far full of twists and turns.
The narrator was also very good except for Daniels neighbour Mrs kurshner sounded Chinese and not German but that didn't bother me at all in fact I think she was better Chinese lol.

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  • Nean
  • 10-03-2019

Didn't think I would like it

I really didn't think I would like this book as it sounded old fashioned at first but as the story progressed I got more engrossed into the story and the characters, that I listened to it whenever I could. The narration was done well too, and im looking forward to reading more from this author

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-2019

This is scary

Listened to a few 'ghost' stories , but this one was truly nail biting at times. Really enjoyed it though . Would definitely recommend

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  • edie franklin
  • 23-02-2019

bit predictable.but I did enjoy it.good read

I did enjoy this book.it kept me hooked.sadly I did see the end coming to

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  • Sue from the North
  • 20-01-2019

Great story

Well read great story, eerie and suspenseful. Didn't find it particularly scary, but was listening during the day. Definitely would be more scary listening in a darkened shadowy room.

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  • djdrunkenjedi
  • 25-11-2018

Pretty average

I enjoyed this book, but that is not to say I thought it was not a good book. I just enjoyed not having to concentrate too much on what was going on.

I have to make mention of the performance however. If you can’t do accents don’t try, one character sounded like a racist comedians poor attempt of an Asian accent, I later found that said character was supposed to be German.

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  • MR
  • 23-11-2018

started off well

it started off well but then really tailed off into a PG ghost story. the (human) characters and the main villian was not fleshed out his characteristics and actions just not believable unfortunately

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  • Annette Wright
  • 10-09-2018

Enjoyable, not scary

I enjoyed this book. I didn't find it scary but I did find it interesting and wanted to know what happens next. It has sentimental moments and moments of much action and danger. Worth a listen.