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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Caldwell Narrator: Chris Patton Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pig Trilogy Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781611744187
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Kitty and Kieran Sweeney are married, as are Lolly and Aaron McCloud. The McClouds have come to visit the Sweeneys at Castle Kissane, bringing an unwelcome wedding gift: the pig. Then two ghosts from the castle's troubled past come out to play. Second in Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/19/2014

    " Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat Wolf | 2/15/2014

    " not as good as the first of the trilogy [The Pig Did It]. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libbydale | 2/13/2014

    " I did not enjoy this as much as the first book in the trilogy, The Pig Did It. That was humourous and eventful. While this is a well-written book, the tone is more serious, or at the least the characters were far more introspective, and obsessive, obsessive at least with their ghostly problem. I was looking for a blast of an ending and was left with a feeling that the story didn't really end at all. I must have missed something because I didn't see a real resolution. Perhaps the last book in the series will not leave me feeling so bland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2014

    " Newly-wed life-long enemies Kitty McCloud and Kieran Sweeney have moved into Shaftoe Castle, cursed by the unjust deaths of two young people at the hands of Lord Shaftoe hundreds of years before. They are surprised to find the ghosts of the dead youth and girl haunting the castle, and even more surprised when they each realize that they have fallen in love with one of the ghosts. Then the current Lord Shaftoe appears, claiming that he alone owns the castle. Can Kitty and Kieran leave their beloved ghosts to the heir of the man who killed them? Or can they find the gunpowder said to be hidden in the castle and blow it up, setting the ghosts' spirits free? Second in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/18/2014

    " Rather quirkey and mostly charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Gayle | 1/5/2014

    " I have to admit to skimming a bit, but I did enjoy this. I wasn't a huge fan about the twist ending...which made the title take on a completely different meaning! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 12/21/2013

    " An interesting mystery that I read when I was reading Irish books during St. Patty's day week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/19/2013

    " This book is second in the trilogy...in the first book the pig was an accessory to a murder. Don't know what to expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/6/2013

    " Book 2 of the Trilogy. More Pig fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/5/2013

    " Really 3.5 stars! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/4/2013

    " Much better than the first one - I enjoyed the historical aspect of the story and of course who wouldn't want to live in a castle. Just picked up the 3rd in the series for next week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 10/9/2013

    " Silly but captures the Irish rhythym and idiom. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 9/1/2013

    " Don't listen to this; the reader for HighBridge audio is *way* too enthusiastic. On top of it, the writing is overblown and pompous. I quit somewhere in the first chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 8/6/2013

    " Very fun story. I'm glad the story focused more on Kitty and her husband rather than her nephew. It was sort of sad that they decided not to blow up the castle and instead live with the ghosts. It was also sad that the pig came to dinner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tuck | 7/11/2013

    " peer pressure. these are mildly entertaining, mildly humorous, and mildly gothic. For your old, mildly adventurous aunties (as manny says) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 10/23/2012

    " A weak 3 stars; I didn't find it as entertaining as the first in the series. Not enough show, too much tell. Repetitious inner thoughts of main characters, even if delivered in entertaining, humorous fashion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karry | 9/24/2012

    " fine little read, light and sassy. Good ghostly story of Ireland with tongue in cheek most of the time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette Williamson | 8/20/2012

    " It is a funny series, moving on to #3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 7/23/2012

    " Silly. "The Pig Did It" was entertaining and light hearted, but the sequel was just plain ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nature.artist | 5/12/2012

    " Fun book that takes place in County Kerry Ireland. Sequel to The Pig Did It "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/18/2012

    " humorous ghost story set in a castle in county kerry, ireland. the humor is in the author's virtuoso use of language, a very irish style. it was fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EngIIrockz | 10/5/2011

    " I enjoyed this one but not quite as much as the first book in the series. I'll read the third one if only to see what the pig is up to next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 9/16/2011

    " Follow up to the Pig Did It. This time a haunted castle to be blown. Are they ghosts or simply local descendants who look like the would-be ghosts? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/28/2011

    " If books were poems, this would be a limerick. Another lighthearted quick read in Caldwell's "Pig Trilogy" set in County Kerry. Caldwell is to Ireland what McCall Smith is to Botswana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Carrier | 8/13/2011

    " Same sort of humor as 'The pig did it' 2nd book of the trilogy. Fun read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice Paterra | 7/7/2011

    " fun sequel to "the Pig Did It" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 7/6/2011

    " The dialog was clever and the characters were likeable, and I appreciated reading some of the thoughts about Ireland. But basically I got bored with the book about 1/2 of the way through and ended up just pretty much skimming to the end. There just wasn't enough meat there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/4/2011

    " 3 and 1/2 stars again. Love the characters and the crazy things that happen to them. I also like the mystical elements (seers, ghosts, etc.) and the underlying devotion of everyone to their homeland of Ireland. I also enjoyed the literary references and funny dialogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl | 4/29/2011

    " A weak 3 stars; I didn't find it as entertaining as the first in the series. Not enough show, too much tell. Repetitious inner thoughts of main characters, even if delivered in entertaining, humorous fashion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 3/20/2011

    " Silly. "The Pig Did It" was entertaining and light hearted, but the sequel was just plain ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/29/2011

    " If books were poems, this would be a limerick. Another lighthearted quick read in Caldwell's "Pig Trilogy" set in County Kerry. Caldwell is to Ireland what McCall Smith is to Botswana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Gayle | 1/13/2011

    " I have to admit to skimming a bit, but I did enjoy this. I wasn't a huge fan about the twist ending...which made the title take on a completely different meaning! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tuck | 12/13/2010

    " peer pressure. these are mildly entertaining, mildly humorous, and mildly gothic. For your old, mildly adventurous aunties (as manny says) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 8/7/2010

    " It takes a little time to get into the Irish rhythm of the prose, but once you get used to it, it is magically transporting.

    Not going to give away the ending, but the possibilties for the third in the trilogy are going to be interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EngIIrockz | 8/1/2010

    " I enjoyed this one but not quite as much as the first book in the series. I'll read the third one if only to see what the pig is up to next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 5/31/2010

    " The dialog was clever and the characters were likeable, and I appreciated reading some of the thoughts about Ireland. But basically I got bored with the book about 1/2 of the way through and ended up just pretty much skimming to the end. There just wasn't enough meat there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 5/5/2010

    " Wait until "The Pig in Hog Heaven" is published & I'll review all three. The first two were great books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 4/12/2010

    " An interesting mystery that I read when I was reading Irish books during St. Patty's day week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/10/2010

    " Looking forward to the last book in this trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 1/30/2010

    " It is a funny series, moving on to #3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2010

    " humorous ghost story set in a castle in county kerry, ireland. the humor is in the author's virtuoso use of language, a very irish style. it was fun to read.
    "

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About the Narrator

Chris Patton has narrated over seventy-five audiobooks. His voice can be heard narrating such titles as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the dystopian juggernaut Yesterday’s Gone, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, and two titles by Joyce Carol Oates. Chris began his career in theater at age ten, and his voice-over career at twenty-nine. Since then, he has voiced over two hundred anime titles, numerous commercials and e-learning and industrial projects, and several video games. He’s also fronted a synthpop band called Paul Lynde Is Dead, written a teen urban fantasy about an emo vampire called Scene Immortal, and has appeared as a special guest at more than eighty-five pop-culture conventions.