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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (330 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Straub Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Esswood House. Home and estate of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, and Henry James were privileged to call themselves guests and Esswood Fellows. Even minor poets such as Isobel Standish found Esswood's refined atmosphere an inspiration for her work. There was always talk of a hidden secret in Esswood's past - and the Seneschal children were often so pale and sickly - but don't all English manor houses have a few ghost stories to call their own?

When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of an Esswood Fellowship, and the chance to study Isobel's private manuscripts at close hand, he is thrilled beyond his wildest ambitions. But upon arriving, something seems slightly strange at Esswood House. He hears faint laughter in the halls, the pitter-pattering of small feet in the night; strange faces appear in the windows of the library, and of course, there are those giant dollhouses in the basement....

Never before published as a separate volume, Mrs. God is a very different kind of ghost story from one of America's most celebrated authors.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eva | 2/12/2014

    " I really wanted to like this ghost story. The premise is great: haunted house in England with an impressive literary heritage and a creepy, family with a deep, dark secret. Ooooh...not so much. Color me disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Misty | 2/9/2014

    " Did not really care for this book. I thought it was a little hard to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/26/2014

    " this book was amazing can't wait to read another one of his books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 1/6/2014

    " There's a reason it was written in 1990 and not published...... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 1/5/2014

    " Peter Straub once wrote the introduction to a collection of Robert Aickman stories and noted that no writer, however much he enjoyed Aickman, should ever attempt to write a story in his style. In this short novel Straub broke his own rule and, in doing so, proved that rule. In the beginning the book has a fairly decent mood to it. However, the climax is extremely grotesque and over-baked. A nasty, repulsive piece of work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geoffrey | 1/4/2014

    " Large parts of the book were so bad that I had to quickly skim over them which caused me to lose track of what was going on; however I was never tempted to go back over any page. Just an awful book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzy | 12/23/2013

    " So confused at the end of this tale. What happened or is the main character just insane? Whose heads did he cut off? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JoAnn | 12/20/2013

    " All I can say is why? Why did I waste my time reading this? I have no words for it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/6/2013

    " Started out strong, but then it kind of fell apart. At least it was short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 10/18/2013

    " Still trying to get my head around this one...and maybe not in the "good" way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosa | 8/11/2013

    " I had high hopes when I began reading this but by the end I was confused. I felt that too many unrelated things occurred. I have tried finding an explanation to the story online, with no luck. Quite forgettable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dorothy Giebel | 5/30/2013

    " Difficult to follow and very bizarre. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/3/2013

    " I need someone to tell me what this was about- no scary and I don't get it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly Moore-Campbell | 4/13/2013

    " Wish I hadn't wasted my time! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 4/7/2013

    " Whattttt?? I don't get it!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bridget | 1/26/2013

    " Muddled, arduous, murky, and uninspired. Thankfully, short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne Petrino | 11/29/2012

    " A very atmospheric ghost story, perfect for a hot summer night. How you like the ending and the "hero", professor Standish, will determine whether you like the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mickey | 9/9/2012

    " I guess I'm just not cut out to read this sort of book. All I could think, once I'd reached the end, was "WTF did I just read?" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 5/3/2012

    " This the 2nd Straub book I have read in the past week - the 1st being The Dark Matter - they were both horrible! My god I wished Mrs. God would just end - the entire book can be summed up with WTF!? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Vedrani | 2/26/2012

    " Definitely not what I expected...I love a good ghost story, and this wasn't a good one. It had some good elements, but it wasn't scary, suspenseful, or mysterious for me. Now I know why it was on the clearance shelf! "

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About the Author
Author Peter Straub

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his two of his novels and a short story collection, 5 Stories; he has also won a World Fantasy Award and an International Horror Guild Award. He received a BA in English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.