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The End of Temperance Dare

A Novel
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling audiobook from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death". After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows - including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks - she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows - and herself - from sinister forces.

©2017 Wendy Webb (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Elle Reich
  • 27-08-2018

Love Wendy Webb!

Non-campy satisfying ghost mystery. No gore, so if you are looking for horror, you're in the wrong place. Looking for a twisty turny seductive ghost story? You won't be disappointed.

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  • Trish
  • 20-12-2018

REALLY GOOD LISTEN

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author has cobbled together a first rate ghost story. The narrator...Xe Sands...could not have been better Her relaxed conversational cadence enhances the development of the plot

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  • Thomas Schachtele
  • 21-07-2017

Another good one from Wendy.

I was very excited to find a new story from Wendy Webb. Her works are right up my alley. This was good... not my favorite. But good. The characters and settings could have been fleshed out a bit more. Overall, still in line with what I love about her work.

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  • Christina t
  • 02-07-2017

One of Ms Webb's best!

This was one of those books that hooks you from the very beginning! The twists are great! And I loved the ending. Although some may not. Fantastic ghost story!

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  • Maia C. Larkin
  • 14-06-2018

Cheesy and trite

I loved the premise and the setting for this book, but I tried three times and couldn't get through it. Absolutely no substance I could grasp onto here.

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  • Janet
  • 23-09-2017

spooky and romantic

An old Sanitarium on a cliff a cliff overlooking lake Superior, what a perfectly spooky setting! Wendy Webb's stories are all somewhat similar, so if you have liked others you will like this one and the opposite is true as well. It's a bit predictable, but certainly enjoyable. Good spooky fun. And she always throws in some romance as part of the bargain. backstory is a bit loose, and only main characters are developed, but it's the atmosphere that makes the story. And Xe Sands does a great job with the narration. Fun for a bit of distraction.

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  • Susan McBride
  • 06-05-2019

Haunting

I'm addicted to Wendy Webb and this narrator. Every minute I could listen, I was in the story. Living it. Feeling it. if you enjoy subtle paranormal... you must listen. Something wicked this way comes.

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Hall
  • 05-10-2018

Encore!!

Love Wendy Webb! She hooks me from the start then blows me away with her unexpected endings! This is one of her best!

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  • Deborah K. Peer
  • 01-09-2019

The End of Temperance Dare

This is my 2nd Wendy Webb novel, and I am looking forward to more. I love a good ghost story, and this one does not disappoint. Xe Sands Is without a doubt the best female, American English speaking voice narrator I've heard in these audible books. She does an excellent job with character voice differentiations both male and female.

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  • BookReader
  • 13-08-2019

The End of Temperance Dare

The End of Temperance Dare is a ghost story by Wendy Webb.

Plot. A retreat, with the glorious environment of a huge old house, is the setting. Dark, mysterious. Eleanor, the new manager of the retreat, is unaware of the prior purpose of this beautiful place: a tuberculosis sanatorium. It's a ghost story - let your imagination take it from there and you'll be on target for a terrific mystery.

No blood and gore, no objectionable language, no sex scenes. Clean read. Just a comfy ghost story!

Wonderfully narrated by Xe Sands, 9 hrs and 22 mins of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released 06-06-17 by Audible Studios.

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