The Agony House by Cherie Priest audiobook

The Agony House

By Cherie Priest
Read by Haven Burton , with various narrators

Scholastic Inc

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781338530216

  • ISBN: 9781982597573

  • ISBN: 9781982597580

Runtime: 6.88 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A haunted house, a killer ghost, and a long-lost comic come to life in another spectacular package of novel and comics from Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X.

Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and stepdad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family’s money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast.

Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn’t seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it’s clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here.

Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn’t budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery—on the pages and off—if she and her family are to survive …

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mystery meets ghost story meets graphic novel in an audio tour de force…Narrator Haven Burton infuses earnest warmth into the story and skillfully communicates Denise’s resilience…A full cast gloriously narrates the comic book’s panels, which are layered with eerie music, evocative sound effects, and spot-on period character voices. Listeners won’t want to miss this spine-tingling audio, which is sure to intrigue and amaze. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Dynamic characters and a surprising mystery round out this sharp, satisfying, and engrossingly spooky story.” Booklist (starred review)
“Priest ably weaves contemporary issues and a feminist strand into this fantasy…highlighted by a wonderfully melodramatic climax…Conflicts, ectoplasmic and otherwise, laid to rest in a deliciously creepy setting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Cherie Priest

Author Bio: Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker was nominated for a Nebula and Hugo Award, won the Locus Award for best science-fiction novel, and was named Steampunk Book of the Year by steampunk.com. She is also the author of Dreadnought, Boneshaker’s sequel, and of the near-contemporary fantasy Fathom. She debuted to great acclaim with a trilogy of Southern gothic ghost stories featuring heroine Eden Moore wich included Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Wings to the Kingdom, and Not Flesh nor Feathers. Born in Tampa, Florida, she earned her Master’s in rhetoric at the University of Tennessee. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Aric, and a fat black cat named Spain.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English