CROSSING OVER by Anna Kendall (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
Whether it’s a curse, a blessing, or an ability, the fact remains that whenever Roger is in enough pain he crosses over to the land of the dead. Once there, there are rules. Only the newly dead will talk, for example, and nothing will arouse the longer dead. There are rules in the land of the living as well, rules that would have Roger hanged for witchcraft if he were caught. But refusing to cross over isn’t an option. His uncle depends on Roger to hide under the table in their fairground act, listen to the recently bereaved ask about their dear departed, and then cross over to find the answers. It’s a hard way of life, especially since his uncle’s fists usually provide the trigger for Roger to cross over. It’s not the only way of life, though, and when Roger sees a chance to escape he fights for it, little knowing that love, loss, shocking revelations and, ultimately, war lie ahead of him.
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RATING: Suitable for teens and adults who enjoy fictional novels about the supernatural world.