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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Barraclough Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781455852345
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When Cora and her little sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great-aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome and are desperate to go back to London. But Auntie Ida’s life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces’ arrival has reawakened an evil that has lain in wait for years.

A haunting voice in an empty room; a strange, scarred man lurking in the graveyard; mysterious words scrawled on the walls of the abandoned church…all point to a horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries, a truth that Cora, along with Roger and Peter, two young village boys, must uncover—before it’s too late for Mimi.

A compelling, atmospheric novel inspired by a haunting folk song about murder, witchcraft, and revenge, Long Lankin is a truly stunning debut from an exciting new writer.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Kelly | 2/16/2014

    " It was a good book but the was sooo much detail it drained out some satisfaction of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TMJ Jennings | 2/9/2014

    " Slow start but becomes so creepy that the hairs will stand up on the back of your neck. Beware of Long Lankin who lives in the marsh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beverly | 1/27/2014

    " Long Lankin is classified as a YA novel. I don't know why, unless it is because the protagonist is an adolescent. The story, although excellent, will be too demanding for many YA readers. Long Lankin is written in the style of a classic folk tale. It has all of the best folk tale elements - a creepy setting, a long ago witch trial gone wrong, a curse, ghosts wandering the cemetery, an evil presence stalking the characters, and a harsh, cold elderly relative hiding a long held family secret. The novel's very slow pace works to build the tension and spookiness, but will probably be too slow for many YA readers. Telling the story from multiple points of view builds suspense as readers learn secrets and predict events before the characters do, but YA readers may be too impatient to pick up on the insight the multiple points of view offer. Long Lankin is set in the years following WWII on a dilapidated estate in the middle of a gloomy marsh away from any cities or city amenities. Cora and her sister Mimi are sent there to live with their reclusive great aunt after their mother is taken away to a hospital, and their father is not able to care them. Keenly observant Cora immediately picks up on the unspoken facts that her father is not happy about this plan, Great Aunt Ida not only does not want them, she seems terrified and furious to have them, and most of the town locals are concerned about their well-being. Cora also figures out quickly that Ida's explanations for why the house is kept locked up like a vault and why the girls are not allowed to explore the estate, are lies. With the help of neighbor and new friend Roger, Cora sets out to solve the mysteries of her mother's family and the downfall of the family's Guerdon Hall estate. Readers who make it to the last 1/3rd of the novel will be rewarded with a frightening, nail biting crisis and climax. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen E | 1/25/2014

    " Genuinely creepy and based on a old ballad; however, I felt that the plotting fell apart towards the end of the book, and that the pacing was a bit off. (Nothing happens and then too much happens.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristian Marrero | 12/31/2013

    " This book could have been shortened in length. I like the mini-chapters broken down by the character voices. The development was too slow. It was like watching a 90 minutes movie and waiting for the 75th minute of the film to actually see the real character and action of the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/28/2013

    " Good and scary it drug a little but the characters you get to know well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Parkinson-Li | 11/24/2013

    " Fantastically scary! don't read on a lonely dark night! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly Hall | 11/22/2013

    " One of the creepiest books I have read in a long time. Very well done. This story will definitely make you beware of the things that go bump in the night. Or the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/6/2013

    " Got an ARC of this from a friend. Loved it! A little bit too much head-hopping, maybe, but the story was beautifully told and so very creepy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria | 4/27/2013

    " Could not get beyond the third chapter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/10/2013

    " Long Lankin is classic, gothic horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime Lester | 9/30/2012

    " 4.5 stars. WARNING: Don't read this book if you don't like getting spooked. Long Lankin will spook you. It is a really good story, and it is creepy, creepy. If you like creepy and spooky, this is the one for you. "

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About the Author

Lindsey Barraclough is the author of the acclaimed Long Lankin, a companion book to The Mark of Cain. Lindsey Barraclough lives in London with her family.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening selection, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.