Encuentra tu próximo/a audiolibro favorito/a

Conviértete en miembro hoy y escucha gratis durante 30 días
All the Lovely Bad Ones

All the Lovely Bad Ones

Escrito por Mary Downing Hahn

Narrado por Jeffrey Cummings


All the Lovely Bad Ones

Escrito por Mary Downing Hahn

Narrado por Jeffrey Cummings

valoraciones:
4/5 (30 valoraciones)
Longitud:
4 horas
Publicado:
Apr 20, 2011
ISBN:
9781611069495
Formato:
Audiolibro

También disponible como...

También disponible como libroLibro

También disponible como...

También disponible como libroLibro

Descripción

Travis and his sister, Corey, can't resist a good trick. When they learn that their grandmother's quiet Vermont inn, where they're spending the summer, has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little "haunting" of their own. Before long, their supernatural pranks have tourists flocking to the inn, and business booms.

But Travis and Corey soon find out that they aren't the only ghosts at Fox Hill Inn. Their thoughtless games have awakened something dangerous, something that should have stayed asleep. Restless, spiteful spirits swarm the inn, while a dark and terrifying presence stalks the halls and the old oak grove on the inn's grounds. Only Travis and Corey can lay to rest the ghosts they've stirred. This means discovering the secret of Fox Hill and the horrors visited on its inhabitants years before...

Once again, Mary Downing Hahn has created a chilling and gripping ghost story in the tradition of The Old Willis Place, Witch Catcher, and Deep and Dark and Dangerous.
Publicado:
Apr 20, 2011
ISBN:
9781611069495
Formato:
Audiolibro

También disponible como...

También disponible como libroLibro


Sobre el autor

Mary Downing Hahn’s many acclaimed novels include such beloved ghost stories as Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and Took. A former librarian, she has received more than fifty child-voted state awards for her work. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi.


Relacionado con All the Lovely Bad Ones

Audiolibros relacionados

Reseñas

Lo que piensa la gente sobre All the Lovely Bad Ones

3.9
30 valoraciones / 23 Reseñas
¿Qué te pareció?
Calificación: 0 de 5 estrellas

Reseñas de lectores

  • (3/5)
    When Corey and Travis arrive at their grandmother's inn for the summer and hear rumors that it's haunted, they decide to have a little fun and make the guests believe they're seeing ghosts. Little do Corey and Travis know that their pranks will rouse the ghosts that haunt Fox Hill. When the siblings find out about the horrible history of the inn, they must do what they can to put the ghosts to rest. My nine-year-old self would have looooved this book. It's atmospheric and spooky with a dash of history thrown in. Recommended for fans of ghost stories.
  • (4/5)
    Ghost story for kidsAll the Lovely Bad Ones was a fast-paced, easy read with just enough creepiness to make it a perfect recommendation for kids between 8-11 years old who want to enjoy a ghost story without being terrified.
  • (5/5)
    gave me nightmares and i had to keep rereading the last part
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this short story even though it wasn't what I thought it would be. I do love a good ghost story. Especially when the none believer becomes a believer. Great teen read, lots of creative touches and very well written.
  • (4/5)
    Deliciously creepy! Kids in grades 4-7 who like ghost stories will eat up this 2011-12 VRC nominee. My one quibble-- narrator Travis doesn't always sound like a 12-year-old boy (more like an adult who's trying to tell the story through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy), but overall a fun and spooky read.
  • (3/5)
    I liked it, thought it was good, but maybe nothing too special or unique. Maybe it could have had a bit more mood and atmosphere. Quick read.
  • (2/5)
    Travis and Corey are spending the summer at the grandmother's isolated Vermont inn--an excellent alternative to the summer camp they got banned from after last summer's pranks and mischief. Grandmother's inn isn't doing too well, though, since the ghostly activity has ceased, as people don't come so far out of their way to visit an un-haunted inn. The siblings vow to turn things around for their grandmother, and stage a haunting to convince the current guests that the inn still has some secrets. Their plan goes off the rails when the real ghosts awaken--from the mischief-making group of ghost children to Miss Ada's malevolent spirit. Since Corey and Travis awakened the ghosts, it's their job to put them to rest again--if Miss Ada's ghost doesn't put them to rest first.

    This fast-paced ghost story will appeal to upper-elementary or early middle school readers looking for a quick thrill, but isn't fully developed enough to really hold an older reader's interest. The plot is predictable almost from the first page, and even the central characters never develop beyond their most basic attributes. Only the grandmother has any kind of change of heart, and her change from skeptic to believer is too abrupt--even under the circumstances--to feel at all authentic. The climax manages to be both sluggish and rushed, without any real sense of urgency. Still, this is a quick read to tingle the spines of kids looking for more gentle ghost stories, or for Hahn's established fans.
  • (4/5)
    Travis and his sister, Corey, a real pranksters. So when they find out that their grandmother's inn is supposed to be haunted, they decide to do a little haunting of their own. Little do they suspect that their actions will wake the real ghosts that have haunted the house over the years.This was a good scary book for kids. It is not too scary but has some real chills. Travis does wander a bit as he tells the story, but it rang true for a kid telling a story. I will definitely be recommending it.
  • (4/5)
    This is a YA horror / ghost story. A very quick read; aimed at middle grades readers. I would have LOVED this type of novel in my tweens ~ I had to jump straight from Nancy Drew to Stephen King with no in-between. I would recommend this for any young reader as well as for older readers who want a quick ghost story fix.
  • (4/5)
    For students:Looking for a creepy read that will keep you up late at night? Check out Mary Downing Hahn's All the Lovely Bad Ones. Travis and Corey go to spend the summer with their grandmother at her inn in Vermont. After hearing rumors that ghosts once roamed the grounds, they decide it would be fun to play ghost and scare the other guests. But they don't realize that the ghosts never left; they've just been asleep. And now, Travis and Corey have woken them up again...Told with shivery, spine-tingling details, this short novel is sure to keep you up with a flashlight, as is the central mystery. Who were these people before they were ghosts? What horrible things happened to them when they were alive? And what evil presence still lurks around the inn, just waiting for its revenge?For educators and librarians:A solid addition to your mystery/horror collection, this book is great for middle school kids. This is more thriller-mystery than gory horror, so you won't have to worry about nightmares. But kids will get engrossed in the story quickly and might stay up a little too late to finish and find out what happens to Corey and Travis.Reading level: 5th--8th gradeAppropriateness: nothing to worry aboutWho would like this book: mystery readers, kids interested in horror novels or ghosts; would be a good recommendation for reluctant readers as well...
  • (4/5)
    Grades 4 thru 7. Travis and Corey like nothing better then to stir up trouble. Sent to their grandmother's inn in Vermont they soon discovered they have stirred up things beyond their control. "All the Lovely Bad Ones is a ghost story with a bit of history mixed in. Fast read and it kept my interest.
  • (4/5)
    This was a quick read and although it had a somewhat predictable plot, there were some events that occurred that I really had not predicted. It was a quick, light haunting tale.
  • (3/5)
    imaginative ghost story
  • (4/5)
    A quick read, and just scary enough to be interesting. When Corey and Travis decide to scare up some business, they have no idea that they will actually end up summoning restless spirits who will begin haunting the inn for real.
  • (3/5)
    Mischievous brother and sister go to their grandmother's bed and breakfast for summer and encounter real ghosts. They began by pretending to be ghosts only to stir up trouble.
  • (4/5)
    Corey and Travis go to stay with their grandmother in her inn in Vermont for the summer. They find that business is slow and decide to stage a haunting to draw in more tourists. It does that, but their mischief also awakens some real ghosts who set about haunting the place. Hahn does a pretty decent job of creating a chilling, spooky atmosphere that seems just about right for her target audience of middle schoolers. The two main characters are both annoying and endearing, and there is an interesting cast of supporting characters as well. This is a fun, quick read, especially if you enjoy ghost stories with a little history thrown in for good measure.
  • (3/5)
    A deliciously, fast-paced mystery and horror tale. Two children spending the summer with their Grandmother at her Inn decide to have some fun by "haunting" the Inn. More successful than they know, they inadvertently arouse real restless spirits and unearth a mystery from the time the Inn served as the county poor house.A little bit of horror, mystery and history, the children eventually learn the fate of real people sent to live at the poor house and who were at the mercy of the Jaggs, a brother and sister duo who pocketed the county money and mistreated the residents to the point of death.I felt the ending should have involved the county making restitution to the dead by providing the grave stones, not the grandmother. There were unexplained occurrences such as Martha Brewster being able to "touch" the dead and the ghost children being able to use shovels to help dig up Ada's grave. But, it is a ghost tale, so I suppose anything is possible.Spooky, but not nightmare scary. A good choice for middle school readers.
  • (5/5)
    In this spine-tingling book from Mary Downing Hahn 12 year old Travis and his younger sister Corey are sent to live with their Grandmother for the summer. Being the energetic children they are, when they find out the Inn she runs is haunted they start causing mischief. Their fun and games quickly turn into terrifying moments when they awaken the evil spirit of Ada Jaggs, the woman who ran the poor farm that once sat there. Now Travis and Corey must find a way to rest the evil spirit and help the ghost of the children that still roam the grounds. Can they succeed?
  • (3/5)
    Good ghost story for older elementary and junior high age kids with main characters who are believable (a brother and sister who are very mischievious). The ghosts become main characters and the reader wants justice so they can rest in peace.
  • (5/5)
    Great ghost story. I wouldn' read it to younger children or give it to children who don't like a little scarier story. It's perfect for those who love a little thrill. I'd guess that the age depends on the level of tolerance for the slightly frightening.
  • (3/5)
    Entertaining book about a brother and sister, known for their pranks, who visit their Grandmother in Vermont. She runs an inn, reputedly haunted, and Corey and Travis decide to drum up more business by having the girl, Corey, pretend to be a ghost. This stirs up the real ghosts, who make mischief around the inn. One of the ghosts is the spirit of the evil woman who helped run the work farm that existed there in the 1800's. The children must help the ghost children find peace and drive away the evil Miss Ada. Some scary parts, but more 6th and 7th graders will like this than older students.
  • (5/5)
    Corey and Travis have played one prank too many. Banned from Camp Willow Tree their parents have no choice but to send them to their grandmother's in Vermont. The Inn At Fox Hill is listed in Haunted Inns of Vermont. Knowing that their grandmother doesn't believe in ghosts, but some of her guests do, Corey and Travis decide to put on a show that will definately bring guests in. Unfortunately their plan backfires when they wake up the ghosts who actually haunt the Inn. Corey and Travis must find out what the ghosts want and then help them so that they can rest in peace. Like all of Mary Downing Hahn's books she has definately crafted a book that will leave the reader feeling creepy. The main characters may be young but even adults will love the story line. Recommended to all who love a good ghost story. Not recommend as a bedtime read.
  • (4/5)
    All The Lovely Bad Ones is a delightful YA story about a brother and sister who are sent to stay at their Grandmother’s country inn for the summer holidays. They read about the inn’s history, finding out it was once a community poor house, and also discover that it has a reputation for being haunted, even though their Grandmother firmly denies this.Deciding that they should provide the guests with a ghostly apparition, they stage a pretend haunting, but to their horror they find that they have managed to awaken the ghosts and now must deal with the situation. Eventually they realize they are dealing with two types of ghosts, a group of small boys that were once under the care of an evil woman Ada Jiggs, who is the other presence.The children vow to help the young ghosts by competing three tasks. First they must find Adas’ journal where she has entered the names of all the people she and her brother worked and starved to death and where they are buried. Secondly the young ghosts long for a headstone to mark both their and their families resting place. The most difficult task is the third one, to exorcise Ada. The author keeps this story moving along at a good pace, supplies the appropriate amount of chills, and although geared for children, I found All The Lovely Bad Ones a very engaging read.