Longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction Sitting in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the fame he deserved. Back in 1888, after a chance encounter, young Harriet befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when tragedy strikes - leading to a notorious criminal trial - the certainties of this world all too rapidly disorientate into mystery and deception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001096/bk_howe_001096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some houses breathe.... Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. More than an hour's drive from the nearest town and surrounded by forest, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude. But things start to go very wrong very quickly. Elle discovers a crumbling graveyard nestled in the woods. It contains a generation of the house's residents, all with an identical year of death. Scratching in the walls...slamming doors...whispers in the night...a locked room... As Elle explores deeper into the house, she begins to unravel the property's dark and dangerous history. At its center is Jonathan Gillespie, a tyrannical cult leader and the house's original owner. And, as Elle soon learns, just because he's dead doesn't mean he's gone. Includes a bonus short story, "Crawlspace", which inspired Gillespie House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Schroeder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054226/bk_acx0_054226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.