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Fallen

By: Mia Sheridan
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese,Maya Bowman
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Scarlett Lattimore arrives at Lilith House, an abandoned mansion built in 1876, that later housed a reform school for troubled girls, to start a new life with her seven-year-old daughter.

But between the nearby town with the strange, disconcerting feel, the deputy sheriff who is equal parts intriguing and suspicious, and the discovery that their new home holds a dark and violent past, Scarlett soon begins to question her rash decision.

She is shaken and afraid by the screams that echo in the walls and the drumbeat that arises from the surrounding woods where the ghost of an indigenous man is said to roam, seeking vengeance. Her fear is also personal, because Scarlett knew one of the girls who attended the school, a friend who escaped into those woods and was never seen again. They all thought she was a rebellious runaway who later encountered foul play, but perhaps the truth is far more sinister.

As Scarlett’s extraordinary daughter Haddie becomes consumed by the eerie figure who weaves and beckons through the forest fog, and a legacy of secrets reveal themselves, it becomes clear both Scarlett and Haddie are in grave danger. When the past intersects with the present, they will come face to face with the true evil of Lilith House. An evil that has lasted for more than a century.

©2020 Mia Sheridan (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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Narration problem

I love Mia Sheridans storytelling. I cringed at the male narration. like a voice over for an action movie promotion. Or a NBA game introduction. too much. however, I'm moving on to another book by Ms Sheridan but not if this guy is narrating.

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The narrators really ruined this one for me

I found the story to be a bit boring and the MC’s bland and hard to relate too. But the narrators was the final straw for me. I couldn’t continue with the story because of it.

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So beautiful

This is such a beautiful story. I loved Alexander’s narration however I cringed every time maya read her part. She was really bad. However the story was so good I overlooked the bad narration on her end. This was as n incredible story. Thank you AGAIN Mia Sheridan for another incredible story. It was so worth the credit I spent.

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Not my favorite from this author

Mia Sheridan is one of my favorite authors. I absolutely loved Where The Blame Lies and Where the Truth Lives. This book, however, was underwhelming. It took forever for the story to get going even though it was pretty obvious what was happening. I really didn't like the narrators. Overall, I liked the concept of the book but it felt a little unpolished. I don't regret purchasing this book but if you're trying to decide which one to buy, go with Where the Blame Lies and then Where the Truth Lives. Those two are infinitely better.

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Had Potential

The storyline was original & well done. I loved the characters & how they were developed, making it easy to like the likeable & want to know more.

Sadly though, the narrator just wasn't right for this story. Her voice acting is just to children book sounding. She made it way to hard to get the emotions to relate to the story. The scary parts or creepy parts were way to high pitched & did NOT fit at all. It's as if she's reading the book to a bunch or 3rd graders, NOT adults!

Many can say, when it comes to audible books no matter how good the story is the narrator can make it break the story. They can even make ppl not even finished a book or stop a person from even purchasing the book. The narrator for this story should do children books, her reading style & voice is more fitting for that gene.

The book aka storyline had great potential to be scary in parts, but I couldn't even get lost in it like most books I listen to. I suggest reading the book & NOT getting this version with this narrator.

I recommend the book, bit I do NOT recommend the narrator at all. (not for this genre at least)

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another excellent Mia Sheridan novel

I didn't read or listen to this book right away because it sounded so different from Mia Sheridan's normal novels. However, I'm so glad I finally listened to it. It is excellent. It is not her normal romance novel but still the same excellent writing style.

This is an especially good book if you're getting bored with the same old types of stories.

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A Good Story Poorly Read

The story held my interest but the performance was atrocious. Ms. Bowman mispronounced or mis-emphasized more than a half dozen words. Mr. Cendese made the characters of two strong women, Scarlet and Georgia, sound like pre-teen elves (no offense to pre-teens or elves). Sorry, but their performance almost made me stop listening.

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Mystery Melodrama

I enjoyed the mystery this novel presents—lots of “hidden rooms” (so to speak). I appreciate the author’s effort to critique the archetype of the “fallen woman,” by linking it to the Bible with a decidedly American interpretation of original sin, and the origin of what a “Lilith House” could house develop into in rural isolation. Nice and creepy.

I also like the author’s allusions to Hawthorne (the Scarlet Letter, “The Birthmark” are both conjured), and so it also extends the questions H’s texts raise about “perfection” and moral purity.

Sheridan also throws in a bit of mildly romantic scenes, which kind of halted the flow of the tale (but duh, fallen women need to “fall,” right?). I admire the author’s dedication to acknowledging trauma, but sex scenes in a trauma story always feel a bit discordant to me.

So: in the end, the mysteries are revealed, the whiff of magical realism is (almost) cleared up, but I feel like the path of intrigue to the final chase through a forest was quite bloated. The declarations of love and dedication to injured, wild animals was a bit syrupy for my leaner “mystery” appetite. The villains were so villain-y I’m pretty sure they all could have twisted their thin mustaches while mwahaha-ing behind closed doors (including the female baddies). But whatevs. I agree with the author’s critique of religious-based reform for “young women.”

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Mia Sheridan’ s Fallen

Wonderful book! Convoluted plot, full range of imagery —from beautiful details of mother-daughter relationship, to suspense, supernatural forces, frank evil, and resilience — the narrators were excellent. I was hooked.

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awesome!

i loved it
a real page Turner with all the right elements romance, suspense, redemtion and a swoon worthy Hero with limitless adoration for the heroin ❤️💙
Loved it!!!