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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Noyes Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her classic ghost story “Kerfol,” Edith Wharton tells the tale of Anne de Barrigan, a young Frenchwoman convicted of murdering her husband, the jealous Yves de Cornault. The elderly lord was found dead on the stairs, apparently savaged by a pack of dogs, though there were no dogs — no live dogs — at Kerfol that day. In this remarkable collection of intertwining short stories, Deborah Noyes takes us back to the haunted manor to tell Anne de Barrigan’s story through the sympathetic eyes of her servant girl. Four more tales slip forward in time, peering in on a young artist, a hard-drinking party girl, a young American couple, and a deaf gardener who now tends the Kerfol estate. All of these souls are haunted by the ghosts of Kerfol - the dead dogs, the sensual yet uneasy relationships, and the bitter taste of revenge. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 2/8/2014

    " I love the idea behind this book. After reading Edith Wharton's "Kerfol" just before getting this book, I was excited to read Noyes' take on the continuing adventures at the haunted house, but I felt that the delivery never quite lived up to the premise. It took me awhile to really get into the first story, but I think overall it's my favorite in the collection, followed by the final story. The three in the middle are all good stories, but not as creepy and thrilling as I'd hoped they would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 1/31/2014

    " I love creepy, gothic ghost stories and Noyes is creating her place as the reigning queen of gothic. This collection is based on Edith Wharton's Kerfol, the story of love, jealousy and dead vengeful dogs. The first story in this collection retells Kerfol from a servant's point of view and is the best in the collection. Each of the following stories visits Kerfol in a different century. Each character has some outside dilemma. It feels to me as if these dilemmas really distract from the real story - the Ghosts of Kerfol. I would have liked to have read more about the hauntings and about a possible resolution to the timeless tragedy that makes them remain in such an enigmatic place. I also feel that this is not the best book for teens - it is too mature in its theme and style. I am not sure YA readers in seek of the scare will find it in this. It is worth a read, however. Lovers of true ghost stories will find themselves in a brief romance here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sabrina | 1/18/2014

    " Actually not bad...kinda odd but a great ghost story in Ireland! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 12/26/2013

    " engaging little gothic, one-sit read. "

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