• Curse of Salem

  • The Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series, Book 20
  • By: Kay Hooper
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $23.07

Buy for $23.07

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kay Hooper is back with a brand-new, thrilling paranormal suspense novel in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series.

The small town of Salem has been quiet for months - or so Bishop and his elite Special Crimes Unit believe. But then Hollis Templeton and Diana Hayes receive a warning in Diana’s eerie “gray time” between the world of the living and the realm of the dead that a twisted killer is stalking Salem, bent on destroying in the most bloody and horrifying way possible the five families that founded the town.

The stakes are high, especially for new friends Nellie Cavendish and Finn Deverell, both members of the Five, and this time Bishop and his wife, Miranda, will lead the team to hunt down a vicious killer and uncover a dark and ancient curse haunting Salem.

©2021 by Kay Hooper (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

What listeners say about Curse of Salem

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    77
  • 4 Stars
    30
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    68
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Death By Narration

I love Kay Hooper's Bishop Crime Novels, that being said, I'm sorry but this is some of the worst narration I have ever heard. It made it completely impossible to enjoy the story. I had to get my credit back. Her voice just isn't pleasant to listen to, and it was more like she was reading the words. The worst is when she tries to change her voice when narrating the parts of a male, very poorly done. Don't waste your money! I don't know who decides who narrates these books, but maybe they should not be the one who chooses. Do yourself a favor and buy the actual book!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I have read Kay Hooper for over 20 years

Ok I absolutely love Kay Hoopers story lines and the psychic/mystery books. I narrator took so much AWAY from this book. The characters where hard to distinguish because every character sounded so similar. Please hire a couple of people for the next book. I think I have read every Kay Hooper book in print I am kinda pissed I didn’t get to fully enjoy because of this.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Confusing at Best

Not a fan, too much back and forth between characters capabilities, not enough detecting. The narrator was boring, absolutely no inflection when speaking. Disappointed.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good, but the end fell a little flat.

I enjoyed "Curse of Salem" very much. However, the ending fell a little flat. It just needed more drama and suspense and less of a rush to the end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent conclusion to Salem story

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator is excellent and adds to the strength of the story. This book continues/finishes a Salem story that was presented in an earlier book. I really liked the Salem characters from the earlier book and was glad they continued in this one. Bishop, Miranda, and 4 agents that are familiar to us from other books are part of the plot.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Save your money!

From the very first sentence your attention is NEVER engaged! Totally boring just word after word without a single sentence to capture your interest.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Same stuff

I was disappointed in this book. I still love the characters. I’ll buy next book.