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The House of a Thousand Candles

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J.M. Smallheer

7 Hours 30 Minutes


January 2011

Audio Book Summary

A top ten bestseller of 1906, The House of a Thousand Candles is part adventure/mystery and part romance. The book begins with young Jack Glenarm returning from various exploits in Europe and Africa for the reading of his grandfather’s will. In it, he stands to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but only if he can remain for one year in residence at the old man’s unfinished “House of a Thousand Candles” in Annandale, Indiana, with only his grandfather’s mysterious valet for company. If he violates the terms of the will, the house will go to a young woman, heretofore unknown to him, whom the will also forbids Jack to marry if he wants to retain his inheritance. This all sounds very mundane to Jack and he fully expects to be quite bored in very short order. Soon after Jack’s arrival at Glenarm House, however, various strange occurrences ensue, and he soon finds himself absorbed in the most lively adventure of his life! (summary by J. M. Smallheer)

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    Love this book! Kept me gessin'

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    Chose this book at random and really enjoyed the story and the narrator.

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  • GilbertMouse

    This was a wonderful mystery filled with intrigue and romance. A complicated plot keeps you guessing until the very end. Great read!

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  • Laurie G.

    Loved the story but it was the worst narration I've ever heard! First of all it should have been narrated by a man. Her speech was stilted and unemotional. Horrible narration!!!

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  • Lea Ann

    Very beautiful written and red loved it

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  • Sandra Ann Birch

    I enjoyed this book and kept finding time to listen to more. I must admit that I skipped forward to the end because I didn't have the patience to find out if it had a good ending, then I went back again and settled down to enjoy it all. Yes, my type of book.

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  • Anonymous

    A great read with lots of excitement and intrigue. Narration is good if you can get over the two appalling supposedly Irish accents.

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  • Carol B.

    I really enjoyed this. At first I was a bit put off by a woman reading as the main character was a man, but soon just enjoyed her excellent reading abilities. The very end was a bit drawn out, going a few years into the future, but did not spoil the overall pleasure of the work.

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  • Anonymous

    The story line is intriguing, lots of twists and turns. The narration was good but the Irish accents!!

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  • Rodger B.

    This was a great book with a nice twist. The narration was very nice.

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