Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $28.94

Buy Now for $28.94

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

Ellen and her two best friends share a mid-life crisis by hatching a plan to renovate an 1860s Greek revival in the nearby historic district of San Antonio. 

Although Ellen isn't one to believe in ghosts, she comes face to face with something inexplicable in the attic. Her ghost-enthusiast friends convince her that they must help the spirit find closure, and as they dig deeper into the past, they uncover a shocking history that someone in the neighborhood doesn't want exposed. 

But Ellen and her friends don't give up easily. They realize they've been called to give voice to the invisible women who suffered behind the walls of the house for decades.

©2017 Eva Pohler (P)2017 Eva Pohler

What listeners say about Secrets of the Greek Revival

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

At last some mature female leads

Loved the fact that the lead characters were female ‘empty nesters ‘ most books seem to have young beautiful fit females as their main characters. The mystery was well written keeping me wanting to know more. Some very real society issues explored, and some of the problems of getting older. Will definitely read more by this author.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lora
  • Lora
  • 28-01-2021

probably better without audio

I really wanted to love this book. The storyline seems like it would keep your attention, however the narration is terrible. I tried to get through it, but I couldn't.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennykins
  • Jennykins
  • 08-11-2020

Good Story, Dreary Reader

Despite some weak points in the story line, mostly with regard to so-so dialog, I enjoyed the clever inventive story. What I didn't like so much was the author as reader. I am always suspicious when an author reads their own work and this did not dispute the rule. The author hasn't the voice or the inflection for it. A good reader can make all the difference.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Crystal Gray
  • Crystal Gray
  • 20-01-2020

Enjoyable

I listened to this on Audible at 1.25x speed and really enjoyed it!

The story line, flipping a haunted house, kept my interested. The twists at the end, holy cow! I did not see that coming. I only stopped listening long enough to throw dinner together.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debra
  • Debra
  • 26-08-2021

Good listening

I enjoyed this book very much. It kept me on the edge of me interested all the way to the end. I wished it would’ve had a little stronger ending but it was a good it fit to the story. All in all it’s a good listening book and I would suggest it to anyone.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Carlynne Toomey
  • Carlynne Toomey
  • 21-03-2021

Awesome new series!

I really enjoyed this book! The narration was wonderful and made it all come alive! The storyline was well developed, the characters were complex and well developed. The story world was detailed. This story drew me in and I felt immersed in the story! I would highly recommend this book!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Berryjazzy
  • Berryjazzy
  • 15-10-2020

Sad

Consistently mispronounced dilapidated, as well as decapitated, among others. No “voices”...Definitely not a professional reader. Improved immensely by the end. Occasionally monotone...Story fair. Lots more words than necessary.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Toria M Gruenwald
  • Toria M Gruenwald
  • 26-09-2020

Needs improved narration

The story line for this book was was pretty good. I don't want to say the narration was horrible, it wasn't but the author should have sent this one for a professional narrator. it would improve the listening experience.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MaryETB
  • MaryETB
  • 16-09-2020

Gave it until chapter 8

I couldn't decide at first if it was just a poor narration or weak writing. Eventually I decided it was both. I really wanted to like this book. Disappointing

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cathy
  • Cathy
  • 25-07-2020

Not a cozy

I wasn’t expecting this. At first it was a nice little ghostly mystery and then it went completely off the rails. If you are not comfortable with topics like bizarre child sexual abuse, incest, and really sad death scenes skip this one. I wonder if the other reviewers read the same book. They seem fake, given the story line. It is definitely not a lighthearted older lady amateur detective novel as advertised and described in the other reviews.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-2020

Audio spoils it

Story might be great, I'll have to read the book to find out. The narrator sounds like she's recording over a wireless phone call from inside a tile bathroom with the door closed. I expect Alexa's narration will be easier to listen to.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for locky8
  • locky8
  • 20-10-2019

Lovely story

I wasn't sure what to expect as few reviews said it was scary and when I first started listening I didn't listen when I was alone in the house as it was a bit spooky.
But it's a lovely story about 3 friends who are feeling a bit lost and lonely. Their children have left the nest and they're trying to find purpose in their lives.

While trying to find themselves they also help to solve a mystery. They decide to buy an old Greek revival house that's been on the market for many years and no one seems to go through with buying it as its supposedly haunted. Ellen, Sue and Tanya decide to buy it but first research and find out the history of the house.
I really emphasised with these women having 2 children who have flown the nest. It is a struggle when they leave. They're best friends and in the book they have a few sad times that bring them closer together. It's narrated by the author in a texan drawl (I think) and it totally fits with the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You actually believe that she is all these women. Highly recommended.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bookjunke00
  • bookjunke00
  • 20-03-2020

ghost story

hunting gold in an old house being haunted by a ghost full of action great story

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for NAT.orious reads
  • NAT.orious reads
  • 16-12-2019

3 semi-secretive STARS

This book is for you if… paranormal mystery with a very local dimension hits all your buttons. The resolution might be disappointing to some.

⤐ Preface.
I sencerely appologise for the very thin reviews past, present and future. I'm neither in the mood nor can I afford the time to to my usual glorious stuff. (Does self-praise stink? I'm a firm believer it shouldn't. Know your talents and cherish them.)

⤐ Overall.
I've listened to another audiobook by this author before and was pleasantly surprised to move away from the long exhausted YA genre. The story was interesting from minute one on but disappointed further down the road.

Characters. Relatable and diverse if looked at in their context, but overall unremarkable. Typical housewives of the US, the MCs contributed to the all-American flair of the audiobook.

World(-building). Decent and quick - everything came together nicely and quickly.

The arch of suspense. It rose and rose. I was so on board with this until it suddenly plummeted, never reaching the actual peak. That was the most disappointing part and also the main reason I couldn't give this a higher rating.

⤐ What’s happening.
Imagine you want to open up a BnB with your best buds and the targeted object turns out to be haunted. I for one would've skedaddled the heck outta there. Not so our three MCs. They decide to get to the roots of the haunting - which will, in turn, haunt them long after the seances have ended.

Con:
⇢ not all spirits are benign
⇢ seriously underequipped
⇢ life already problematic as it is
Pro:
⇢ ghost apparently is a crazy cat lady
⇢ supportive friends can surpass all evil
⇢ unexpected help

_____________________
writing quality + easy of reading = 3*

pace = 3*

plot/story in general = 4*

plot development = 4*

characters = 4*

enjoyability = 3*

insightfulness = 1*

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AS
  • AS
  • 08-10-2019

Didn’t Work For Me, And Not As Cozy As I’d Like

This was not for me. I wanted to like it, and I enjoyed the first half, but I just don’t think it all worked. Some things seemed shoehorned in, trying to relate the main characters stories to the story of the house. It was unnecessary, and like I said, it just didn’t work. I was also confused about the three main character’s ages. I spent a long time thinking they were in their seventies or something, but I think they’re closer to my age. I’m still running around my town on the weekends, seeing bands, and having fun. These ladies seemed more like my mom.

By the end of the book, I didn’t like the Main, main character nearly as much as I did in the beginning, and the woman next door side character became my favorite. If you took away the unneeded extras, this was an interesting story, and the idea of the ghost was very original, but the subject matter was too dark for what I prefer. I had an idea from the trigger warning, but there could have been 75% less terrible things, and it still would have been enough to warrant a story. I would have been happy to give the second book in the series a try, but I see from the descriptions each book will probably be about past atrocities. It’s just not my reading (listening) preference, so that’s the only reason I won’t be giving book two a chance.

Most of this comes down to personal preference. Anyone else might thoroughly enjoy this book. The writing and narration is up to par, I just would have left a few things out.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sally Goddard
  • Sally Goddard
  • 25-09-2019

flipping haunted houses

Loved the story, wish the ending concentrated more on the people rather than the house.

Narration done by author and tends to be read a bit quick in places and character voices are sometimes forgotten. She has a nice voice so not too much of a problem.

looking forward to her next book

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.