Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong.
From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realizes that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past. Clever, captivating, and witty, This House Is Haunted is pure entertainment with a catch.
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"Alison Larkin narrates this Dickensian mystery, told from the first- person point of view of Eliza Caine, the young woman recently hired as governess at Gaudlin Hall. All the previous governesses have been run off or died mysteriously, and, based on the strange and dangerous things happening around Eliza, it seems she may be next. LarkinÕs voice for the young Eliza is initially somewhat off-putting. However, her storytelling ability is so powerful that any distracting qualities of her voice are quickly dispelled by her mesmerizing performance. LarkinÕs delivery allows the listener to feel both ElizaÕs fear and her conviction, giving this spooky ghost story an immediacy that makes it a thrilling listen. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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