The House of Lost Souls

  • by F G Cottam
  • Narrated by Peter Wickham
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Fischer House was the scene of a vicious crime in the 1920's-a crime which still resonates as the century turns. At its heart was a beautiful, enigmatic woman called Pandora Gibson-Hoare, a photographer of genius whose only legacy is a handful of photographs and the clues to a mystery. Paul Seaton was lured to the house 10 years ago and escaped, a damaged man. Now three students will die unless he dares to go back. But this time he has ex-soldier Nick Mason at his side, and maybe Mason's military skills and visceral courage will be enough.

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Totally over rated

I really looked forward to listening this book. The idea sounded great and having read reviews about it I bought it. Unfortunately I was very disappointed.

The author spends far to much time on unnecessary and tedious details and flashbacks which could have been dealt with in paragraphs rather than chapters. He writes a total character assassination of Dennis Wheatley (who always denied any connection to black magic but in this book becomes a more than willing disciple - I'm not a Wheatley fan but he would have pitched a fit and probably sued the socks off this author!) and produced other characters that were 2 dimensional and who, not long into the book, I hoped were going to get killed off.

And the ending? It was pathetic! It was almost as if the author had run out of whatever little steam he had.

The idea for the book is a good one. In the hands of a better writer (or perhaps a more skilled editor) it could have a great book. But it's not. I love horror of all types, new and old, and by a variety of authors but this is one book that will not even make my top 200.
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Twists and turns

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I really like F G Cottam's books. This is one of his earliest that I had not heard before. Like his others, there is plenty of suspense and a story line that twists and turns so much so that I did have to rewind a couple of times to fully understand what was going on. But I do love the way F G Cottam writes and the fact that although they are "horror" stories, there are no vampires or zombies! Bit of a flat ending to this one. And David Rintoul is a far better narrator than Peter Wickham I am afraid.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-03-2009
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd