We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson (Audiobook Review)



Source: Libby (Library App)

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne

Publication Date: 1st June 2010

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.


My Thoughts & Review

I’ve wanted to read this book for, but never actually got around to it until now. I downloaded the audiobook from my library app.

I really enjoyed this book,  although I’m not entirely sure about some things that happened, a very strange read for me. But maybe that was just me.

Not much happens when it comes to the plot, but strangely it still worked.

The book is written using first person narrative, from the point of view from the character Merricat, who is quite possibly mad.

I liked the characters, even though they aren’t particularly believable. They seemed to be quite Gothic.

When it comes to the plot, it doesn’t seem very plausible and nothing much happened, but yet it was strangely satisfying

I found the narrator Bernadette Dunneto be perfect for this book. She done a wonderful job in using a haunting voice that brought the book to life.

All in all, I enjoyed this short book it was worth reading and a great change to what I’ve been reading recently. I think most readers will enjoy this one too.

I’ve kept this review short and sweet because I don’t want to give anything away.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes, if you haven’t already read it then give it ago.

My Rating



Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!


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