Dark Echo

  • by F G Cottam
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dark Echo is an unlucky boat. Despite this knowledge, Martin Stannard falls under her spell and prepares to sail her across the Atlantic with his father. But his lover, Suzanne, is uneasy and begins exploring the yacht's past.What she finds is terrifying. Dark Echo isn't just unlucky, it's evil. It was built for Harry Spalding, a soldier and sorcerer who committed suicide yet still casts his malevolent spell nearly a century after his death.

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What the Critics Say

"[W]hile F. G. Cottam's complex, tautly atmospheric thriller delivers plenty of chills, its principal characters are pleasingly human." (Daily Mail)
"It's all ghostly hokum, of course, but jolly good hokum." (Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Good solid yarn

Another fine tale from FG Cottam. As with his other works, the supernatural elements are set within a normal modern day lives of the protagonists. I particularly liked the way the author places a few hints about the fate of the characters well before the story is concluded.

I liked Gareth Armstrong's narration.
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- Drew

Good but not great

I enjoyed this book but I thought the ending came in a bit of a rush at the end

The narrator has a pleasant voice and he does move the story along at a fair old pace. I had no problem with his accents but I do agree with one of the other reviewersthat his delivery could have been better. He seemed to miss pauses that needed to be in a story telling ie when you change tempo or persons. As i said at the beginning the end felt very rushed as if the author was trying to cram everything in at once to tie up all the loose ends I also felt that the author had planned a different ending only to change his mind nearer the end of the story.Having said all that I did enjoy it and had finished listening to it in a couple of days where as I am still going back to other books I have downloaded !
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-10-2009
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd