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The Carrow Haunt

Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The dead are restless here...." 

Remy is a tour guide for Carrow House, a notoriously haunted building. When she's asked to host seven guests for a week-long stay to research Carrow's phenomena, she hopes to finally experience some of the sightings that made the house famous.

At first, it's everything they hoped for. Then a storm moves in, cutting off their contact with the outside world, and things quickly become twisted. Doors open on their own. Seances go disastrously wrong. Red liquid seeps from behind the wallpaper. Their spirit medium wanders through the house during the night, seemingly in a trance.

Then one of the guests dies under strange circumstances, and Remy is forced to consider the possibility that the ghost of the house's original owner, a twisted serial killer, still walks the halls.

But by then it's too late to escape.

©2018 Darcy Coates (P)2018 Darcy Coates

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good book

I enjoyed this book worth listen the narrative was great and story wasn't boring keep you wondering what was going happen

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  • Loyia T. Lopez
  • 04-06-2018

Frightening Scary Good.

I really enjoyed this book. it grabs you right from the beginning. It makes you feel like your apart of the story. It's scary,😱 and frightening, Some of the characters are a trip. I have listened to a few books by Darcy Coates and I think she has talent with her writing. I loved the character Remi, and the fact DC wrote her as a strong take charge woman. Amanda Leigh Cobb did an fantastic job in her narration of the characters. Exspecially Remi's and the young girl who owns the Mansion. I look forward in listening to Darcy Coates new books that become available to adubile soon.I recommend this book.🙂

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  • Anna M Barbay
  • 08-06-2018

Loved this story!

Incredibly well written and definitely a “page turner” (if I were reading it instead of listening to it, of course lol). I’d absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good ghost story!

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  • Uber Femme
  • 28-06-2018

Uninspired

I keep searching for a scary haunted house book, and it's so hard to find a good one! Knowing that, I give them more leeway than other genres. This is my second (and last) Darcy Coates book; her writing is just not very good (apologies to Ms. Coates). I listened to ten chapters of this book and turned it off with an eye-roll.

THE SET UP
Haunted house with really interesting back-story used now only for guided tours. Tour guide asked to stay in the house for two weeks with a group of people for research.

WEAKNESSES
- Poor character development. Flat, cookie-cutter characters. Painfully stereotypical. Spongebob Squarepants' characters are more complex - and I'm not even kidding.
- Basic dialogue. Nothing interesting at all.
- Good story made boring: author glossed over the most interesting elements of the story (there *is* a good premise buried in there somewhere) and weighed the book down with boring details.
- Pacing. If anything scary happens, it isn't within the first 10 chapters.
- Narration. A professional-sounding voice actor, just not a good fit for the book. Chirpy tone better suited for a bodice-ripper, and over-done character voices (17 year old girl sounded 12; 60-ish woman sounded 95).


Just a heavy-handed and decidedly un-scary effort all around.

Check these out instead (not perfect, but solidly creepy):
Lineage - Joe Hart
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas
The Good House - Tananarive Due

Good Luck!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-2018

Just enough spookyness

I really enjoyed the story. It had just the right amount of spookyness and was very well narrated by Amanda Leight Cobb. Very distinctive voices and built up suspense amazingly. Story had good twists and kept me interested until the very end!

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  • kathy j.
  • 20-07-2018

Loved it!

I can see it as a movie too! So good! It kept moving, good story and twists!

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  • Neona
  • 03-06-2018

One of Darcy Coates better Books

I love Darcy Coates and have read or listened to all of her books and always am thrilled when a new book shows up on Audible.
Her past couple of books were a little on the blah side but this one was well written and hard to put down.

It was a little reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. But Christie is pretty tame compared to Coates' evil spirits and creepy atmosphere.

I thought the ending was a tad too "nice" and think I would have liked it better if the few remaining survivors came out of the nightmare traumatized. I don't want to spoil this for anyone but let me say, the ending could have been darker and the book would probably have been even better and more unsettling.

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  • Jon Deaux
  • 14-08-2018

Scooby doobie doo, Where are you?

I was seriously waiting for a guy in a bad mask to pop up with "And I'd have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids". As a self styled haunted house fiction afficianado all I can say is BOO, there, I was just twice as scary as this boring tome. I wish I'd bought it on kindle, then I could have skipped 3/4ths of the book.

The story was very predictable, if you've never read horror fiction before and English is your third language and you're a little drunk you might enjoy it. The narration would have been ok but for the editing which left me wondering "who was she talking about".

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  • JC
  • 30-07-2018

Loved It

Excellent Narrator. Immennjoyed this audio book. The narrator was just enough of everything and not too much of anything. Very Entertaining.

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  • Shopper23
  • 26-06-2018

One of the best books

I decided to listen to this book because a review said it was like Agatha Christie's book"And Then There Were None" and I love that movie and book so I decided to listen to it. I'm very glad I did. In my opinion it is one of the best books I have listened to. The story was excellent and the Narrator was fantastic.
I can't say that the story was extremely scary but it was scary enough. Had a some twists.
I didn't want the story to end. That's how I know I really love a book. I love Haunted house stories and this on was very good.

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  • Beatrice
  • 17-06-2018

3 and a half

I'm giving Carrow House 3 stars because it although it's a good story it goes on for too long.

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  • Mum of four cheshire
  • 10-07-2018

Keeps you guessing!

Loved it. Kept me guessing all the way through.
Narration was good and writing brilliantly done.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-2018

loved loved loved

If you want a real ghost story this is the author you need to listen too all of Darcy Coates story are brilliant I hope she never stops writing them .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2019

brilliant

absolutely brilliant ,the narrator was brilliant , so many twists and Turns great book

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  • Intrepidmedusa
  • 18-07-2019

Excellent book

I read the book and loved it. Darcy Coates is one of my favourites. However beware if you listen to this after reading the book as the ending is slightly different.

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  • Rayne
  • 08-07-2019

Thrilling ghost story!

What can I say, this story is exciting thrilling and full of suspense. Kept me on the edge of my seat. It has an element of mystery, it’s not just a ghost story. I found myself getting caught up in the story very quickly, could not put it down. Definitely worth a listen

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  • AlexDeDuck
  • 21-06-2019

interesting story

Good straightforward haunting story! Definitely worth a try if you like horror, with interesting characters and some funny moments.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-06-2019

A Fun Read

This is my 3rd book by the author and I'm hooked. Although this book wasn't as chilling as The Haunting at Ashburn House, it was just as good. I love the characters, detailed descriptions and the humour that Darcy Coates always manages to seamlessly blend into her paranormal tales. Also the narrator is very natural and you can easily get lost in another world.

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  • Lisa Rogers
  • 14-05-2019

I highly recommend this book!

Absolutely lived this book. Will definitely replay it sometime. Love the narrator's voice...absolytely perfect for this story.

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  • Shirley
  • 07-04-2019

ruined by narration.

it's not a bad story, predictable but ok. However it's completely ruined by the narrator, who reads it like a Scooby-Doo episode, losing all atmosphere
and any potential spookiness. I shall be returning it.
it's a shame how many stories are ruined by the narration, it does the authors a disservice.

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  • ash
  • 02-02-2019

gripping

I finished the book in three days listening in any snatch of spare time, even if it did freak me out in places.