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The House on Gable Street

Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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In the middle of the night, two young infants start screaming in their bedroom as the temperature drops, the baby mobiles spin wildly and the room is filled with an aura of fear, panic and dread.... 

Jack Nightingale is called to investigate these spooky goings on in the house of occult-metal rock star Jimmy Deadman and his health-crazed supermodel wife, Mary Madison. To try to work out what’s going on and save the poor children from the haunting, he must delve into the history of the town and the house itself and discover the meaning of two mysterious occultist lockets gifted to the babies on the day of their baptism.

©2018 Stephen Leather (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Hoops
  • 14-03-2019

Another Jack Nightingale outing.

Not as strong as other stories in this series but good enough to keep me listening. Couldn't quite believe some of JN's naivety about certain historical details. Paul Thornley's narration excellent as ever.

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  • elogden
  • 06-03-2019

More please.

Fab stuff, love the series, if you haven't started at the beginning then you have a real treat, the story's have unexpected twists and turns, I love them all.

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  • Book Fan
  • 01-03-2019

Great listen as always

There is no big surprise's the book is what it appears to be, a ghost story in a house. But, the characters are good, and it was easy to visualise the place and people whilst listening. Worth a purchase or credit.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 15-01-2019

Old crimes come to light

This is a more of a ghostly crime thriller than the usual Nightingale, it has ghostly goings on, an old frenemy is called upon for assistance, and the reason for the haunting is a real tear jerker so all in all, a jolly good listen.

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  • Mr. C. OCALLAGHAN
  • 28-03-2020

The House (Short story)

At first, I was disappointed when Stephen Leather started writing "Jack Nightingale" short stories. However, that disappointment waned as I began to enjoy those short stories as much as the "Nightingale" novels. The House is an excellent story just long enough for an afternoon in the sun or a bedtime story for adults, of course. The House has an excellent plot and is enhanced by Paul Thornley's narration. I suppose I would like Jack Nightingale to be able return to England in a novel one day, supported by all the friends living, dead, evil (Proserpine) and good to defeat the powerful occultists that forced him to die, resurrect and flee to America. And, from then on leave Stephen free to create stories on both sides of the pond. I sort miss Jenny, his long suffering, underpaid assistant. Perhaps even greater involvement by her. She was his ying to his yang. Only Stephen Leather knows the character, Proserpine. However, I get the impression that she is being painted as a "good" demon. Of course, she isn't. She currently owns Nightingale's soul. But, in so doing, all the demons living and dead Jack sends back are collected by her and therefore increasing her power and standing in hell. Jack is therefore the ying to her yang. I believe Proserpine is a clever demon that knows, as only Satan does, that good and evil, right and wrong are two sides of the same coin. She basically controls a good living angel in Jack Nightingale and that makes her very, very powerful. It is also the reason her dog (another soul she owns) dislikes Jack immensely and growls every time he sees Jack.

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