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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (481 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brent Monahan Narrator: Cameron Beierle Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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Known throughout Tennessee as Old Kate, the Bell Witch took up residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was a cruel and noisy spirit, given to knocking and gnawing sounds before finding its own voices. With these voices and supernatural acts, the Bell Witch tormented the Bell family.

This extraordinary tale recounts the only documented case in U.S. History when a spirit actually caused a man's death. The then local schoolteacher and later senator, Richard Powell, witnessed these strange events and recorded them in a diary for his daughter. He died in 1948. His astonishing manuscript fell into the hands of novelist Brent Monohan, who edited it for this retelling.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Severa | 2/18/2014

    " This was a fantastic book! It was a little slow because it was written by a guy from 1817 and what not, so the way everything was written was different. But I highly recommend it to ghost story lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/8/2014

    " Great book. A little boring if you don't mind reading from a journal type writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 2/7/2014

    " Wow! What an excellent book! I literally couldn't put this one down and read it in a day. Both creepy and humorous, this story really kept my attention. I don't want to give away any of the plot, so I will just say "Read it!" It's a quick and easy read and well worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/5/2014

    " I like how this book 'pretends' to be a true story (or is it?!), and I really liked the language of the storyteller and the added realistic citations. I also thought the beginning was scary and the end was terrifying. The middle was a little silly, but, after looking up the true legend online, this is how it all was supposed to have happened. Overall, I thought it was very enjoyable, but not anything that would keep me up at night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/30/2014

    " Interesting but written like a diary so it seems to drag on sometimes. "

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

    " Spooky story - would recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/18/2014

    " I didn't realize I'd seen the movie version of this until I got to the last chapter and guessed the not-so-shocking ending. Oh well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2014

    " A creepy-good Tennessee ghost story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 1/2/2014

    " This is a really good book. It was a little difficult getting into the story and keeping all of the names straight. But once the haunting began the book got really interesting. The ending was great "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 12/28/2013

    " Wow this was a great book with such a surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 12/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed the book. much more detailed than the movie. but they complement each other well. Nothing action packed but nicely told with great details. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alissa | 12/11/2013

    " Okay, but kinda long because it's not broken into chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/10/2013

    " I like ghost stories and this one did not disappoint. I'd never heard of this ghost story until I checked out An American Haunting from the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/26/2012

    " Occasionally, I enjoy this kind of book. I found it extremely well written and believe it to be highly plausible. Decide for yourself whether it really could be a true story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/15/2012

    " If I had known this was what the movie An American Haunting was based on, I would not have read it. I disliked both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Wright | 7/14/2012

    " It was more of an interesting book rather than a horror novel of any kind. It had a strong feeling of fiction. Expecially since the entity was so chatty with everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 3/21/2012

    " Save yourself some time and just watch the movie...it was better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 2/17/2012

    " This book is one of the most creepy I have ever read. It is still rumbling around in my head. I don't really know what to make of it. It is supposed to be one of the most documented "hauntings". I would love to see the source material. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/24/2012

    " After seeing the movie, I didn't expect to like this book, but I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla Sommer | 6/24/2011

    " Halloween part 2. This is an old manuscript that has been published under this authors name. Written in the early 1800's with Andrew Jackson and Benjamin Franklin making appearances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 6/20/2011

    " Is this really true? I wonder. Can the mind play such trick on us? i wonder? Great reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/13/2011

    " another true story written like a novel. creep fest too. witch? poltergeist? psychic? in need of an exorsism? dunno, but a compelling read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 5/5/2011

    " I didn't realize I'd seen the movie version of this until I got to the last chapter and guessed the not-so-shocking ending. Oh well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 11/17/2010

    " Great book. A little boring if you don't mind reading from a journal type writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/12/2010

    " Occasionally, I enjoy this kind of book. I found it extremely well written and believe it to be highly plausible. Decide for yourself whether it really could be a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 10/20/2010

    " Halloween part 2. This is an old manuscript that has been published under this authors name. Written in the early 1800's with Andrew Jackson and Benjamin Franklin making appearances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 8/19/2010

    " Is this really true? I wonder. Can the mind play such trick on us? i wonder? Great reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 6/13/2010

    " It was OK but I found the ending lame. The book was totally unbelievable and the revelation at the end was stupid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 5/9/2010

    " Ent scrrrrd yet...
    Waiting for it to get bone chilling... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 4/10/2010

    " Wow! What an excellent book! I literally couldn't put this one down and read it in a day. Both creepy and humorous, this story really kept my attention. I don't want to give away any of the plot, so I will just say "Read it!" It's a quick and easy read and well worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 1/9/2010

    " This book is one of the most creepy I have ever read. It is still rumbling around in my head. I don't really know what to make of it. It is supposed to be one of the most documented "hauntings". I would love to see the source material. "

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