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A Head Full of Ghosts

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Tremblay

Narrated By: Joy Osmanski

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2015

Duration: 8 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In, and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.
To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.
Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

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  • Martin D

    Sloow build up, overall great story line. Fantastic plot twist.

  • J Miles

    A book I couldn't get on with. Got to chapter 4. Too much said about very little.

  • Courtney E

    I listened to this a few days ago and can't stop thinking about it. It's an extremely well-written story and the source of the horror remains ambiguous in the most chilling way. Highly recommend.

  • Inga A

    Not my favorite...Don't understand why scary book have to have very nasty parts which are not significantly important to the line of the book. Parts are just painfully repetitive so had just to skip it.

  • Kate N

    Narration was good. Book itself was a little hard to follow at first, but had a good story line once you got into it.

  • Tracy Z

    I loved that this is written from the little sisters perspective. There was a part that made me feel very squeamish, I won't tell you which part! It's a great read to get into the fall spirit.

  • craig s

    The book was very interesting and chilling, kept me interested, the narrator was very good.

  • Erik P

    Exceptional. Great narration. Story keeps you on your toes, and is absolutely chilling in its revelations.

  • Crystal V

    Amazing book to begin with.... very disappointed with the ending

  • Cathy Higley

    I found this book a little confusing in the beginning, but it was a good book. Definitely keeps you interested.

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