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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Narrator: Charlotte Parry, Andy Paris, Bianca Amato, Toby Leonard Moore, Colin McPhillamy, Anushka Carter Paris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ashbury / Brookfield Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781449843427
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Bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a deliciously thrilling senior year!

This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High, who have transferred to Ashbury High for senior year. In love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day—and Ashbury can’t get enough of them.

But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year. Emily Thompson is certain that a ghost is haunting the art rooms. There are nonstop parties at Lydia Jaackson-Oberman’s house. Toby Mazzerati has taken an unusually strong interest in local history. And the new kids are hiding a secret that could ruin more than just senior year.

Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realize that the future has come to get you.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Moriarty has found a winning formula for her thoroughly enjoyable, deceptively simple Ashbury High novels: she takes a clever, sophisticated epistolary format, adds sparkling, effervescent wit, and applies them to a mash-up of literary genres...The Ghosts of Ashbury High should satisfy diehard fans and bring new ones into the fold.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “This novel is an absolute gem—the sort of book you really can’t put down.”

    Family Circle

  • “For a gothic novel, Moriarty’s tale boasts a major sense of humor.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Fans of the previous books will enjoy clever references to past events, but this book more than stands on its own...A compelling collective portrait of adolescence—the limbo between childhood and the shadowed future.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Moriarty has done it again...Another winner, sure to please old fans and create new ones.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaela Patton | 2/13/2014

    " This is my favorite! The story ended somewhere completely different than I predicted, so that was a definite plus. I love books by Jaclyn Moriarty. I love her humorous, sarcastic voice throughout all of her books. I highly recommend reading this book, as well as all her others! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoë | 1/21/2014

    " It's a very good thing that Jaclyn Moriarty decided to be an author. Just sayin'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 1/13/2014

    " very surprising and twisted ending :o loved this series <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hattie | 1/8/2014

    " AWESOME!!!!! The only thing >.....what happened to Cassie? She had disappeared from the book so noticeably, I thought it was a part of the plot.....I guess she just wasn't in the spotlight this time.... OH WELL!!! It was an amazing end to the series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/5/2014

    " This was a great book!!! (I love Jaclyn Moriarty)The surreal aspect was fortunately concluded reasonably. (not the biggest fan of ghost stuff). The characters were interesting and caught my attention immediately. I love how the perspective changes throughout the book! Luv! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cali | 12/21/2013

    " This book wasn't as great as the Year of Secret Assignments; it was a bit too wordy, too long. However there were some surprises and as always the book was funny especially the charater Emily, she cracks me up!! I have to say too that Jaclyn Moriarty's books are always smartly written. "

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

    " I love how intricate Jaclyn Moriarty's books are--they never turn out the way you expect them to. The characters are lovely and the descriptions lyrical. Makes me think of Jodi Picoult on caffeine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany. | 11/21/2013

    " This is not as amazing as Moriarty's last two novels, but I'm still in awe of these fat, sprawly, ebullient and witty YA books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KC | 8/8/2013

    " Not my favorite Ashbury book, but it was nice to continue Lydia, Emily, and Cassie's (even if she was barely in it) story. Plots tied up well. However, I really assumed there'd be more of a connection to Gothic literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 7/25/2013

    " Oh! Another recent fantastic YA find (see Kelly Link). I'll review this properly later, but I really loved reading it. Slow, enjoyably constructed, neat gimmicks and some really solid and likeable characters. Very cool - not sure I'd recommend it to all, takes a bit of patience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 5/11/2011

    " if you have read any other Jaclyn Moriarty books, you will love this book. Dramatic, funny, great plot and interesting characters. I recommend this book if you have enough time to commit to this book since its close to 400 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikky_18 | 3/27/2011

    " the book gets really good then boring then good it was like an emotional roller coaster....little disappointed that there was no real ghost it was just a metaphor so to say but overall not bad at all =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/22/2011

    " This was a great book!!! (I love Jaclyn Moriarty)The surreal aspect was fortunately concluded reasonably. (not the biggest fan of ghost stuff). The characters were interesting and caught my attention immediately. I love how the perspective changes throughout the book! Luv! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 3/7/2011

    " Just as good as the other three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilie | 2/5/2011

    " I love this book! In fact, I love all of Jaclyn Moriarty's books. To explain why it's so great it's both tricky and hard, but she just gets it. And every single tiny event happening, she has a bigger plan for that comes clear in the end. Amazing story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/29/2011

    " It started a bit too slow for me. Liked the last third of it - when it all started coming together and got really interesting. Not one of Moriarty's best. "

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About the Author
Author Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, with four sisters, one brother, two dogs, and twelve chickens. She studied law at the University of Sydney, Yale, and Cambridge and worked as an entertainment lawyer before she wrote the Ashbury High novels. She still lives in Sydney, with her little boy, Charlie.

About the Narrators

Charlotte Parry has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest. Also an accomplished narrator, she has read several audiobooks for Recorded Books and Random House.

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order.

Bianca Amato is an actress and narrator born and raised in South Africa. Trained at the University of Cape Town’s Drama school, she went on to work in theater and television in South Africa before moving to New York in 2002. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards and Audie Awards.

Toby Leonard has worked extensively as a television, film, and voice actor. His acting credits include several appearances on the television series Underbelly and The Pacific, as well as the voice of Richard in the video Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

Colin McPhillamy was born in London to Australian parents and now lives in New York. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His first job as a professional actor was at the remote Little Theatre on the Isle of Mull where he performed a solo version of Henry V playing some 40,000 parts, including both the French and English armies. He wrote an account of this experience, and it was broadcast on BBC Radio.