The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas, Read by Victoria Villarreal and Lee Osorio
Chilling Gothic Horror
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Narrators Victoria Villarreal and Lee Osorio narrate Isabel Cañas’s Gothic horror story, The Hacienda, set in Mexico in 1823. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the many thrills of this story of a haunted house and the woman determined to make it her home. Beatriz, narrated by Villarreal with strength and sweetness, marries in an attempt to find a safe home for herself and her mother after her father was executed during the revolution. When she arrives, mysterious noises and disturbing discoveries lead her to believe the house is haunted—and out to kill her. Lee Osorio’s deep, gravelly voice suits Andreas, a young priest who falls for Beatriz while using his Indigenous knowledge to try and exorcize her home. A haunting listen.
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