• The Promise

  • By: J. S. Donovan
  • Narrated by: Cheryl May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-year-old murders, a mysterious haunting, and a reinvigorated killer invade the town of Hartwell, Georgia.

Filling the shoes of his father, pro bono lawyer Clyde Barker returns to Hartwell to collect his inheritance. However, he uncovers something much darker in his newfound plot of land. 

Obsessed with finding answers, Clyde risks everything to dig deep into the town’s history and his own past. The truth will either change his life forever or send him to an early grave.

©2019 DBS Publishing (P)2019 DBS Publishing

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Well.Done

An excellent story with good narration once again by Cheryl May. The plot and with good narration one will enjoy. Well done
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I liked it

I was given this book for free from audiobook boom and asked to leave an unbiased review for the author and narrator. Change the name Rachel Harroway to Clyde Barker, pronouns she to he, cop to lawyer, Peck to Sara and the premise/story for this series is the same as the “Haunting of Rachel Harroway” and “Orphans” series. I’m not saying I didn’t like the stories, I’m all about the supernatural and ghost stories, but change things up Mr. Donovan, come up with different story lines and nix the masked serial killer lines, you’ve used that in 3 separate series now. What I’m basically saying is if you listened to the Rachel Harroway stories you’ve pretty much heard this series too. That being said I liked the story, and still think Mr. Donovan is a good writer, but just seems like a one trick pony at this point. He also needs to get a new proofreader and production team. “He grabbed the cadillac’s bumper and pulled himself up” then “the stranger crossed the road, he fished the keys out of his pocket” got in his car and drove off. How could the stranger have pulled himself up by the bumper when the car was obviously across the road???? “In the interrogation room Terry Wells rested on his head on the table top”, so the guy was doing a head stand in the interrogation room??? I like Cheryl May’s voice. She attempts to make the story a production rather than just reading a book to you. She needs to work on her pronunciation though.

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Great story!

I love a good mystery, and this one was good. I've read so many that I can usually guess who the killer is right off, but not in this one. I didn't figure it out until the end. It seemed like it ended a little abruptly, but it looks like it is a series, so that is probably why. The narrator did a great job. I have listened to several by her, and she seems to be getting better and better. She doesn't intrude on the story, just narrates it. I love ghost stories, too, and this one also fills that bill. I will continue with this series and look for more titles by this author and narrator.

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Twists and turns!

I see dead people! Good paranormal mystery.

Cheryl May did a good job narrating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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TO ME, the reader had such an annoying, stacatto style of reading, I only listened to two chapters. This was very disappointing because the story line had attracted me.

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Why can’t someone teach these audio book performers the proper words to emphasize in a sentence? It ruins the book!

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a good suspense!

this book was very good and kept me interested, I lost count on how many times I heard and Clyde replied but other than that it was a very good book. the narrator did a good job.