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by | Read by Patrick Lawlor

Mystery & Suspense • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Patrick Lawlor’s narration does a disservice to Straub’s homage to gothic British ghost stories. William Standish, a young, reserved professor, is eager to accept a literary fellowship in England at the prestigious yet mysterious Esswood House. Once there, he finds himself in disorienting surroundings, surrounded by ephemeral characters. Listeners follow Standish’s descent into madness as the story unfolds. Amid the setting of an English manor house, Lawlor’s bombastic narration is jarring, and he’s further out of his element in delivering credible British accents. Straub has crafted a subtly eerie horror story. It’s too bad that its quietude is obscured by Lawlor’s din. F.T. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6801-8 $19.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6803-2 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4558-6805-6 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6802-5 $49.97 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6804-9 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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