The Agony House

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Author(s): Cherie Priest
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100144903
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338311396
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Description

A haunted house, a killer ghost, and a long-lost comic come to life in another spectacular package of novel and comics from Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X. Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast. Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here. Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn't budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery-on the pages and off-if she and her family are to survive...

Professional reviews

"Mystery meets ghost story meets graphic novel in an audio tour de force that blends genres and formats while fully exploring the unique characteristics of each. Seventeen-year-old Denise and her family are trying to renovate their ramshackle New Orleans home, but the house--and the increasingly nasty ghosts that live within it--seems determined to thwart their plans. Narrator Haven Burton infuses earnest warmth into the story and skillfully communicates Denise's resilience as, aided only by clues from a mysterious comic book, she sets out to stop the unfriendly specters. A full cast gloriously narrates the comic book's panels, which are layered with eerie music, evocative sound effects, and spot-on period character voices. Listeners won't want to miss this spine-tingling audio, which is sure to intrigue and amaze. S.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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