The Haunting of Ashburn House

  • by Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by Eva Kaminsky
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There's something wrong with Ashburn House....
The ancient building has been the subject of rumours for close to a century. Its owner, Edith, refused to let guests inside and rarely visited the nearby town. Following Edith's death, her sole surviving relative, Adrienne, inherits the property. Adrienne's only possessions are a suitcase of luggage, 20 dollars, and her pet cat. Ashburn House is a lifeline she can't afford to refuse.
Adrienne doesn't believe in ghosts, but it's hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home. Strange messages have been etched into the wallpaper, an old grave is hidden in the forest behind the house, and eerie portraits in the upstairs hall seem to watch her every movement.
As she uncovers more of the house's secrets, Adrienne begins to believe the whispered rumours about Ashburn may hold more truth than she ever suspected. The building has a bleak and grisly past, and as she chases the threads of a decades-old mystery, Adrienne realises she's become the prey to something deeply unnatural and intensely resentful.
Only one thing is certain: Ashburn's dead are not at rest.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lacking depth

The performance is great and overall this a nice, entertaining little story but even putting aside the comical zombie rising from the grave it just lacks so much depth. Other reviews have highlighted there are lots of small discrepancies but for me there were three particular points;
1) a huge absence of descriptive writing, I have no real sense of any character, personality or even the house itself.
2) the way that a brief visit by three local girls suddenly advances to the stage of best friends forever, with no logic, time or context.
3) most disappointingly is that the main character has no tangible journey between normal outlook and complete acceptance of zombie relative digging herself out her grave in the garden and attempting to eat her great niece.

Clearly I’m in the minority but whilst I found this a thoroughly pleasant diversion it lacks any depth, character or intensity.
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- Miss S D Williams

Ooooooof!

Scared the bejesus out of me. I normally listen to storys whilst I drift off to sleep..........big mistake. Lay there wide eyed and occasionally jumping. I'm now really tired but that was a good story.
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- knittyboot

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2017
  • Publisher: Black Owl Books