Audiobook Review: Keeper of the Castle by Juliet Blackwell

Posted May 18, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 11 Comments

Audiobook Review: Keeper of the Castle by Juliet BlackwellSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

Keeper of the Castle by Juliet Blackwell
Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins

Date Read: February 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

In the latest Haunted Home Renovation mystery from New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell, San Francisco contractorβ€”and reluctant ghostbusterβ€”Mel Turner gets hired for a job that's to die for.

Lately, Mel has been worried about finding enough historic renovation work to pay the bills. But while Turner Construction is in need of a project, Mel’s boyfriend, Graham, has his hands full managing the reconstruction of an ancient building shipped over from Scotland.

With the job plagued by rumors that the stones are cursed, Graham brings in Mel to look for paranormal activity. And while the ghost of a charming Scottish clansman does seem to be hanging around the site, the real shock comes when they stumble upon a body.

When the original construction crew starts running scared, Mel brings in her team to finish the job. Now all she has to do is nail down the killer, and put the spirits to rest, before anyone else winds up heading for the highlands…

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #5

Also by this author: If Walls Could Talk, Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-Off Coven, In a Witch's Wardrobe, Hexes and Hemlines
Also in this series: If Walls Could Talk

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NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed πŸ™‚Β 

Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Keeper of the Castle by Juliet Blackwell was not my favorite in the series but still full of the characters and solid writing that I love!

Overall Thoughts: Juliet Blackwell writes my favorite cozy mystery characters! She really does have a great way of bordering that amateur sleuth without knocking down the police in the process. Both of her series are excellent. I was a little disappointed that the ghosts weren’t a bigger part of the mystery in Keeper of the Castle but otherwise the case was solid. So overall this was a great listen and as always you will learn a bit of history surrounding her current renovation (always a nice bonus)!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Xe Sands / Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins

Xe is excellent at this series. Seriously she nails it and in this one she displayed some great new accents for new characters. It was a fantastic listen!

Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews

NOTE: Love that the book she is reading during the story is Keeper of the Castle—clever Juliet, Clever!

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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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11 responses to “Audiobook Review: Keeper of the Castle by Juliet Blackwell

  1. I have had this series on my wishlist for too long now, I really want to read some of her books. I think I have read two other books by her, a clothes shop?

  2. I read the first book in her other series, and liked it okay but haven’t felt compelled to continue. I think I might like this sereis a b bit better.

    • I like this one better than Witch’s Wardrobe series–as I like Mel more. There is still the paranormal tinge but this one also has a lot of just regular sleuthing πŸ™‚

  3. I love a little bit of history mixed with fiction. Makes me curious enough to research and learn more. Not much of a cozy mystery fan, but I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I hopre the rest of the series is as enjoyable for you πŸ˜€

    • So far I have liked every one of these and now just waiting for the next πŸ™‚ I am the same way–will totally do research on something in a book if I find it interesting LOL