The Birthing House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Ransom

Narrated By: Edward Herrmann

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2009

Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

In this psychological thriller with supernatural overtones, a young couple, Conrad and Joanna Harrison, attempt to save their marriage by starting anew in a rural turn-of-the-century former birthing house. One day when Jo is away at work, the former owner bequeaths a photo album that “belongs to the house.” Thumbing through these antique photos of miserable midwives and pregnant girls in their nineteenth-century dresses, Conrad is chilled to the bone; staring back at him with a countenance of rage is his own wife. Thus begins a story of possession, sexual obsession, and, ultimately, murder as a centuries-old crime is reenacted in the present with devastating consequences.

“Christopher Ransom’s The Birthing House was so all-out scary that it kept me up until the wee hours in a way few novels have since Carrie went to the prom…This book is killer.”—Jacquelyn Mitachard, New York Times bestselling author

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  • Debbie

    Worst book-drags forever, no action waste of time!!!

  • gregred

    Moderately interesting through the first 7 CDs with no clear idea of where it was going. Should have stopped there. The last two CDs required leaps of faith I wasn't willing to make. I couldn't wait for it to end. If I hadn't already invested 7 hours, I would have quit.

  • Anonymous

    If you can keep an open mind about this book, you may enjoy it. The description says it's about a mans descent into madness....and so the reader gets to decide what might be his insanity....and what might be reality. I do agree that it might be confusing if you spend too much time trying to figure out which is which. Just go with it.... The actor that performs it is good....he has a way of making you feel like he's talking directly to you.

  • Capt Cheez

    The book was a rip off of Stephen Kings "Bag of Bones", only without the same writing skills.

  • Capt Cheez

    The book was a rip off of Stephen Kings "Bag of Bones", only without the same writting skills.

  • Anonymous

    This book started out interesting, but it veered off in the middle and especially the end. The end was muddled and confusing. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't.

  • Angie

    Long and boring. Don't waste your time. At first you think it's going to be good but I got tired of waiting for the good part. The character is really stupid and gutless, so much so that it's hard to keep reading. Personally I wanted to ring his neck. After six cd's I had to skip to the last one to get it over with. The end was stupid as well. Total waste of time.