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There are two kinds of haunted houses: those haunted by the supernatural, and those haunted by everything else. The lines between hauntings and imagination are rarely as clear as we think. People search for excitement and meaning in life. Sometimes, they find it. Sometimes, they wish they hadn’t.

Over the course of a single podcast interview between an unnamed male paranormal investigator and Anne, a precocious young woman who wishes to finally to open up about all she’s seen, a chilling, suspenseful haunted house story unravels.

Anne first realized her house wasn’t like other homes when, at five years old, she lost her favorite doll, and her beloved house returned it. As Anne sees it, her house has always looked out for her – returning lost items, punishing those who hurt her, keeping her safe in family turmoil, slowly revealing its history of dark and magical secrets. The Interviewer, a longtime investigator of such phenomena, sees it differently: a lonely, confused, woman manipulated by something dark and unsavory, whether her own imagination or a genuine paranormal event. Within the story of Anne’s house—perhaps within the story of every house—dozens more stories are intertwined: the history of the building itself, the development of Pasadena, the relationship between the occult and academia, the challenge of raising a daughter in an era of so-called equality, and, most of all, the story of an American family as it falls apart.

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beautifully written and brilliantly performed!!

will be eagerly waiting for more works like this from audible. I was on the lookout for a good horror story when I chanced upon this one and it exceeded my expectations. the performance is breathtaking and the story is so poignant at times, so beautiful at others that you forget to be scared at all and stand mesmerised with the interviewer, trying to figure out what falls under supernatural and what under psychological. the inconsistencies make it all the more eerie and real. really really impressed!

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It was interesting but stupid somehow.

The Story was interesting but stupid, how a girl just was so obsessed with a house is not something to comprehend but hey who are we to judge but then the more she gets obsessed and story gets weirder and weirder.
The girl "Anne" literally irritated me by how nothing else was important for her other than that house of her's and it's wishes. And the twist at the end also did not make much of the sense.

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Sounds like some poorly made-up stuff

Struggled to finish. Seemed like the interviewee was a patient with some serious mental illness.

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liked it

loved the script, I like the plot how it all started with marigold, thriller and chilling book

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  • Jessica
  • 11-07-21

the end of episode 7 kind of ruined it

so this would have been a really interesting story about how people use fantasy to cope with the trauma in their life. I thought that's where Anna's story was going, letting the listener decide what was real and what wasn't, however at the end of episode 7 there is a moment where the interviewer goes to the house and experiences what I can only describe as a creepypasta moment. it pretty much ruins the whole atmosphere. it's a shame because overall I actually like the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-21

Compelling, chilling and surprising

Less of an audiobook, more of an audio play, Marigold lets the listener tag along as the story of a young woman living in a haunted house (although that’s not how she sees it) unravels, during an interview with a paranormal investigator.

There are so many layers to this story. The chilling tale itself is enough to have the listener pinned, but it is also a story about loneliness, trauma, not feeling loved or cared for by the people closest to you, and the blinding need to have a safe place in the world.

Marigold is a treat to listen to. It has a 50’s radio drama quality to it, which is lovely, although the story is very much set in recent day. Zoe Kazan and Jason Culp do a great job with the excellent script and it’s hard to not burn through the entire thing in one go. Compelling!