A Head Full of Ghosts

Written by:
Paul Tremblay
Narrated by:
Joy Osmanski

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2015
8 hours 49 minutes

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.
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Dena Knight

This was a great book about mental illness from a different point of view.

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Troy K.

This was a really great read. There were times where I thought the book lost a bit of steam, but the ending was a a 8.5/10

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Tyler Skoreyko

great build up, kept me wanting more!

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Brooke S.

I was expecting a scary story based on the title and YouTube reviews. This book was nothing of what I expected and I am pretty disappointed with it to be honest

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Holly Crawford

Expect a family drama and psychological thriller that is about the deconstruction of a family. Tragic, bleak, and with a sense of forboding through out, the story sticks with you. The biggest complaint I had was with the blogger arc. It didn't add anything for me, and was grating. Other than that, come for the atmosphere, and stay to see how it all unravels.

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Gaylen F.

What the heck just happened? I forced myself to listen to the entire boring story waiting for the amazingness (according to multiple reviews) to occur. what an absolute waste of time. Definitely regret using a credit on that one.

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Marcella Meek

The story is told through the sister. 8 at the time in her 20's now. she is telling the story through her blog and to a writer who is writing a book on the possession of her sister. I did not like the girl. the 8 year old old was aggravating and unbelievable. the adult was more believable but just as aggravating. Hated the character voices of the narrator.

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Nancy V.

Loved the twists in this book! Couldn’t stop listening !!

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Natale R.

loved it! I would definitely read this again

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Jason C.

Amazing & creepy! This story builds suspense and pulls your emotions in all directions. The ending is so perfect, shocking twists, scary story brilliance ! Instant horror novel classic!!!!

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Martin D

Sloow build up, overall great story line. Fantastic plot twist.

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J Miles

A book I couldn't get on with. Got to chapter 4. Too much said about very little.

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Courtney E

I listened to this a few days ago and can't stop thinking about it. It's an extremely well-written story and the source of the horror remains ambiguous in the most chilling way. Highly recommend.

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Inga A

Not my favorite...Don't understand why scary book have to have very nasty parts which are not significantly important to the line of the book. Parts are just painfully repetitive so had just to skip it.

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Kate N

Narration was good. Book itself was a little hard to follow at first, but had a good story line once you got into it.

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Tracy Z

I loved that this is written from the little sisters perspective. There was a part that made me feel very squeamish, I won't tell you which part! It's a great read to get into the fall spirit.

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craig s

The book was very interesting and chilling, kept me interested, the narrator was very good.

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Erik P

Exceptional. Great narration. Story keeps you on your toes, and is absolutely chilling in its revelations.

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Crystal V

Amazing book to begin with.... very disappointed with the ending

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Cathy Higley

I found this book a little confusing in the beginning, but it was a good book. Definitely keeps you interested.

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Channah Morris

Great book, the story runs circles in your head. You're left wondering what's true and what's not.

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Maria Hansson

I was hooked from the first minute! Bit as someone already wrote - it started out stonger than it finished. Definately worth a listen/read! One of the best horror-books out right now in my opinion!

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Chad Cochennic

This book was very exciting and very well written and and narrator was pleasing to listen to except for the short part of the "blogger" when the narrator spoke too fast and seemed to blather on . The story kept you in suspense, enough to keep you hanging on to the very end.

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Jennifer Castanon

I am blown away! This book is so much more than a horror story. It is also a touching tale of family, trials & tribulations, heartache & loss. Wow! It is definitely worth a listen.

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Martha Stephens

Tedious at times. Starts out stronger than it finishes.

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