We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Six years after four family members died suspiciously of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret--Container.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441734280
1441734287
9781441734266
1441734260
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 21, 2018

A chilling recording of the classic novel 'We Have Always Lived In The Castle' by Shirley Jackson.

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gobula
Oct 02, 2017

Merricat is an amazing character and Bernadette Dunne is an amazing reader!

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FVReader
Oct 09, 2014

A fun story: creepy, unreliable narrator, uncertain characters.
Merricat Blackwood narrates the story of her family in a small, gossipy town. There's lots of mental issues throughout: Merricat seems young for her age (almost as if she hadn't aged since the family tragedy 6 years before), ritualistic, OCD; Constance can't leave the gardens of the house, she's completely confined to the estate around the house, even the many acres of private family land are off-limits to her.
A fun read, with truly gothic tones. This has the makings of a good creepy Halloween movie.

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