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Where the Dead Walk

Narrated by: Helen Clapp
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
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For some, ghosts are no more than the wounds loved ones leave in their wake, haunting the living only with their absence. Others take a more literal view....

Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, Where the Dead Walk, isn't sure what she believes, other than she seems cursed to lose all those closest to her.

After investigating a neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because it's "haunted", Kate is convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can't remember and an unimaginable crime.

What she can't know is that the house's owner, Sebastian Dahl, is searching for something too, and he intends to get it, whatever the cost.

©2014 John Bowen (P)2015 John Bowen

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  • Mimzie Hand
  • 14-05-2018

Excellent

John is a master storyteller. He crafts the perfect murder mysteries for his fans. I Loved the twists and unexpected turns of this book. I heartily recommend it.

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  • Roz
  • 28-10-2017

Didn't finish - Trigger Warning

I have gotten to the point in my life where I am tired of authors, particularly male authors, using rape and or/ S&M as plot devices or to make the story enticing. This afternoon I hit the part where one of the women is beaten from participating in S&M. I will be returning it posthaste. There is no need to add sadism into a ghost story - a good author doesn't need it to add interest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-02-2019

Awful and narrator is blah

Horrible, wish I could return this. I usually listen to self help regarding alcoholism and thought I would expand. Picked the wrong book for that!

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  • SuzeeQ67
  • 07-12-2017

Very interesting, and different

Loved the story concept. At first the reader was too fast and everything was crammed together. But then she slowed and it became a very good listen.

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  • Kenneth Strong
  • 04-11-2017

A TV Paranormal team faces unexpected struggles

I really liked this book. it kept my interest and is very good. It follows the story of a paranormal investigation team who has a TV show and struggles with not having anything happen while investigating, having to stage things to have something to show on their program. As the team struggles with this, they are offered a case to investigate that takes them far beyond anything they could have ever expected and puts one member of the team in grave danger. A lot of unexpected twists lead to a climatic conclusion.

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  • Shelly Rosamilia
  • 01-11-2017

Wonderful

I love the way the author tells the story. You really get to know the characters and feel like you are a part of it. Definitely some twists and turns and surprises all the way until the end. the narrator is excellent her voice is perfect for this story.

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  • Sandra R. Merrill
  • 06-06-2019

Stalked by the past

This story grabbed and held on. So well crafted, this thriller/mystery keeps you in its grasp.
Kate Bennet knows little about her past, feels cursed by tragedy. Two men want to help her, but who can she trust, can her birth mother be trying to talk to her from beyond?

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  • mertl
  • 03-09-2017

Great story!

Very captivating. Well written. Had me listening to the very end to find out who.....

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  • Sheila
  • 22-08-2017

Ok

it was not as good as I thought it would be but It was an ok read

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-03-2017

omg

I loved the twist on this story.
I kind of knew how it would end, but I was still so drawn in.
loved this story!

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  • Hannah
  • 23-05-2018

yet another good book ruined by poor narration

I listen to books all the time in my studio.... every day. Recently I've had to return three books as the reader is just terrible. Whats going on with these new books? Don't audible listen to the reader?

I wanted to listen to this book as it sounds like a good, interesting, but not too taxing story to hear whilst I work. However, I've had to give up as the reader is terrible. She reads too fast. The characters all sound so much the same I'm struggling to understand which character is speaking much of the time. And the reading style? Well, if you like to have a book read to you in the style of the voice over artist for Masterchef reading out a menu, then you'll love it

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  • Paul Rudd
  • 01-11-2018

Difficult

To be honest I cannot say whether or not the book is good, as I only listened to the first 15 minutes.

I found it very difficult to engage in the story due to the narration. I’m sure Helen Clapp is a lovely person, but her narration lacked any sort of emotion. It felt like the story was being told by Siri.

Probably best to go buy the book and read it yourself.

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  • Jo
  • 16-08-2017

Ok

Slightly disappointed, didn't find this particularly creepy or scary! I did complete it though but was just pleased to get to the end!
As a previous reviewer had stated I found the narration too fast bust got used to it after a while!
Don't think I'd get another book by this author or narrator

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  • DubaiReader
  • 08-08-2019

Teaching in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Things that go bump in the night.
I have just finished listening to this and my first thought was 'wow, that narrator did an amazing job!' I have no idea how she read at that speed without slipping up, especially in the last few action-packed chapters. I shall certainly look out for other books read by Helen Clapp.

I enjoyed this book, although it rather stretched my imagination towards the end. That was a shame really, as it looked like it was heading for the full five stars earlier on.

The narrative is based around a TV show about haunted houses - 'Where the Dead Walk'. The main characters are two of the show's presenters, Kate Bennett and Harry White. Kate has been through a tough time, as we learn through her backstory, and Harry is becoming more fond of her as the show progresses, so there's a bit of a romance element too. When Sebastian Dahl offers to allow them to film in his pseudo-Victorian house, things start to unravel.

There's some excellent haunted atmosphere, especially earlier on. The members of the TV crew gel well together and seemed totally fearless as they stalked through spooky houses in the dark. I could never have done that. I enjoyed trying to piece together Sebastian Dahl's motivations, though, of course, I didn't manage.

Dark, brooding and atmospheric, but not so scary that I couldn't sleep at night.

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  • Ms Gloria James
  • 30-07-2019

No !

I must stop reading reviews. Not even sure they are genuine. This was really awful

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  • carol jeffreys
  • 08-07-2019

Brilliant book well recommended

I've listened to this book a few times now it's well recommended and very gripping story I hope there's going to be a second book

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  • jhanami
  • 11-06-2019

Love this series!

I’ve read and loved this book quite a while ago but have just gone for a second encounter via the audio version.
I enjoyed Helen Clapp’s narration but had pictured the narrator as male when I read it the first time round - no worries, it worked both ways!
It’s just such good fun, especially when you know the tv show this is loosely based on - great characters, skilful writing, plenty of underlying humour, a cosy murder mystery feel and a dash of supernatural - perfect mix.
I have a particular soft spot for a couple of the side characters (Eamonn the Medium is a fabulous creation to name but one) and am doubly pleased that they reappear in the second instalment.

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  • KarenRC
  • 07-06-2019

Where The Dead Walk

I really enjoyed this supernatural mystery! Definitely not what I was expecting, but I was quickly drawn into Kate's story.
I really don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling it for anyone, but it has an excellent plot with a lovely slow build that makes you want to keep going. Lots of believable characters, plot twists and thrills along the way. This is smarter than your average ghost story!

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  • Jan M
  • 02-06-2019

Captivating Listen!

John Bowen is a new to me author, and the Where the Dead Walk had me captivated. This book is centered around some paranormal investigators. There are so many twists, unexpected events, some harsh elements, and some chills. Helen Clapp was brilliant performing this book. She kept me entranced with what was happening. Her speed of narration was perfect for the book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 17-05-2019

An Excellent Read

An excellent read. You are eased into the story with a gentle introduction to the characters. Kate is the presenter of the tv show “Where the Dead Walk”, Henry is the producer and they along with the other crew and cast of the show feel like friends by the time the supernatural element of the story is introduced. It is a very clever, well thought out storyline with a satisfying ending. This is my first book from this author and I am already looking forward to the next one.