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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Duncan Narrator: Emma Galvin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781609417994
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Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over its black iron gates, and a wave of fear shivers through her, bringing one word to mind: evil. But Kit, one of only four girls at this highly exclusive boarding school, realizes she has to at least make it through to winter break, and so she tries to ignore the rumors that Blackwood is haunted.

However, extraordinary talents soon begin to surface among her peers and everything becomes overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize Blackwood isn’t what it claims to be, it might be too late. The entire class could become slaves to the dead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lois Duncan’s thrillers have a timeless quality about them. They are good stories, very well told, that also happen to illuminate both the heroic and dark parts of growing up.”

    Marc Talbert, author of Heart of a Jaguar

  • “If ever a writer’s work should be brought before each new generation of young readers, it is that of Lois Duncan.”

    Chris Crutcher, author of Anger Management

  • “Written in 1974, this scary story is just as relevant today—an amazing feat. Emma Galvin’s outstanding narration adds to the timeliness. When Kit Gordy is sent to school at Blackwood Hall, she immediately senses an evil presence. She ignores her feelings because her mom and stepfather are on their European honeymoon. Galvin eerily portrays the sinister school, staff, and faculty, as well as the terror of the students as events become more and more mysterious. This plain and simple horror story is wonderfully devoid of twenty-first-century trappings.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Netty | 2/15/2014

    " My favorite young adult book when i was a teen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 2/15/2014

    " So scary!!! Don't read at night! It is really scary the first time but I've read it a lot of times and after a while it's not AS creepy! A really good book if you like scary stories! :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois Brown | 2/14/2014

    " Kind of slow. Not her usual tension builder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krysten | 2/1/2014

    " Wonderful book with a unique plot. I first read it in 4th grade & have read it several times since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Farrell | 1/29/2014

    " I'm not sure I ever finished this one. I'll have to go back & re-read it as an adult! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/27/2014

    " Revisiting my youth. Spooked me in a 12 yr old way again :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/27/2014

    " As an adult who enjoys YA novels I found this one to be a little too young. I'm not sure when I read it the first time, I'm guessing around 12, but I remember loving it then. No romance, just a little swooning over a cute male teacher. Pretty clean and non-offensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette2009 | 1/26/2014

    " Oh how I loved this book as a preteen! Cable TV didn't exist in my home yet, I wasn't old enough for horror flicks at the cinema, and the scariest thing I had seen on television was Dark Shadows. So all the Lois Duncan books I found in the library were just entrancing to me, especially this one. Girls at a boarding school get up in the middle of the night and start composing like Mozart or painting like Monet... even though they had only limited artistic experience before coming to the school.... cue the creepy music and start the all-nighter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tallulah Thunderbird | 1/16/2014

    " I heard that the Twilight idiot had optioned this, so I had to read it to see what would soon be ruined. Quick read, but I enjoyed it for what it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendalyn Torres | 1/13/2014

    " A good read for sure. I read this book many years ago and haven't forgotten it since. When I joined this site I decided to.see if it was listed and sure enough it was. It was such a good book that I will surely be reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yareinis | 1/10/2014

    " This book is about a old house that a women turned it into a girl school.4 girls all wihtout noo speciality enter the school sleep over a few weeks and then they have specailities.This book has lots of turns and mystery glitches!It is scary (a little) and very interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/31/2013

    " Good, light, creepy reading. This is the type of thing I enjoyed in my early teens. Lois Duncan is good at it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jessica wilson | 12/31/2013

    " just as interesting as i remember back in the day. it's a shame this story won't fly in the face of our new technologies and hyper sexual teens...still, i had a good time reading this "way back" machine of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/29/2013

    " One of the first novels I EVER read. This holds a special place in my heart lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 12/12/2013

    " my favorite from lois duncan she is an amazing author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendall | 12/11/2013

    " The book was full of suspense, cliffhangers, and a creatively executed idea, but in the middle everything just kind of started to fall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aerin | 9/14/2013

    " I will probably never again love a book the way I loved this book when I was eleven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 7/25/2013

    " A good, solid book for a preteen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qt | 3/28/2013

    " 3 or 4 stars....a very interesting concept, and hard to put down! I felt there were a few unanswered questions at the end, but mostly I found it intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 11/6/2012

    " This book was really good! It was sort of scary but I wasn't scared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 5/17/2012

    " My favorite part of 7th grade English. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violet | 4/19/2012

    " Read it for a class and LOVED it. It is nothing like I've read before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/21/2012

    " I loved this book when I read it in sixth grade. I read it again more recently and I could see why I liked it. The attraction of being noticed as "special," suspense, danger, mystery... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 1/2/2012

    " It is a very good book. Lois Duncan writes a good suspense book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Trusty | 6/30/2011

    " I got this book in a book order at school in 1974. It was always one of my favorites! My old battered copy was even shared amongst my daughter and her friends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dina | 5/17/2011

    " I read this when I was a teenager. Had to re-read it for my YA lit class. I remember liking Lois Duncan's books back in the old days. I've come to realize that this one was lame. And its really dated now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 5/12/2011

    " Revisiting my youth. Spooked me in a 12 yr old way again :-)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabiha709 | 4/9/2011

    " I think that this book was creepy and scary, but I really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 4/5/2011

    " Amazing book! I was hooked to it!
    I wished they had a second one though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 2/4/2011

    " There where a few unanswered questions at the end. But I found this book quite intriguing. Very weird the way the hole thing ended though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Destiny | 1/21/2011

    " When I first started reading this book I stopped because I started to b kind of creepy. I also thought It was going to have a horrible past and ending. But now that I am currently reading it again and get deeper into the book I see that it's more like a "secret suspense"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/3/2011

    " One of the first novels I EVER read. This holds a special place in my heart lol. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shaynna | 12/22/2010

    " I really didnt like this book. I dont really like mysterous though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 11/25/2010

    " This was one of my first book that I read of her book! It is full of mystery and surprises that kept me reading it to the very end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/9/2010

    " Nicely done. Good plotline for very Young Adults with a fascinating premise of channeling deceased geniuses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby | 10/2/2010

    " I thought it was very good and it really deserves a good report on it. I honestly think it was fabulas and scary. But more cooler than any other mystery/horror book. I think if you read it you will love it so read it. Ms dragone if u read it u will be amazed. i think youll like it. "

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About the Author
Author Lois DuncanLois Duncan is an acclaimed suspense author for young adults. She has published nearly 50 books for children, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was adapted into a highly-successful horror film, and Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the harrowing experience of her daughter's murder. Lois was the keynote speaker at the 2010 NCTE Convention.
About the Narrator

Emma Galvin won the 2011 Audie Award for best fiction narration, was a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012, and won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, her film appearances include My Suicidal Sweetheart, A Perfect Fit, and The Big Bad Swim. She has performed in several regional theater productions, including Love Punky, The Power of Birds, and The Realm.