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Listening Length: 7 hours and 15 minutes

There’s more to the swamplands than meets the teeth. In this supernatural tale of magic and mysticism, Henry Lemarchand grew up in Philadelphia knowing very little of his family—his father disappeared when he was young, leaving behind only a strange pouch of animal teeth. When he is sent to the Louisiana bayou to spend the summer wit
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Published December 5th 2019 by Audible Original
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Tania
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, audio
3.5 stars. My family - husband, son (12) and daughter (11) - drove down to Eastern Cape and back to Johannesburg for our December holidays, which means spending almost 24 hours together in a car. I downloaded House of Teeth as one of the December free audible originals to see if everyone would listen to it. To be honest I didn't have much hope as we all have very different tastes in books, but it was a hit with all.

The story was super fast-paced, funny (especially so for my son) and interesting.
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JW
Premise: While visiting his cousin and Uncle in the swamp lands of Louisanna, Henry Lemarchand discovers there's much more to his father's family than he originally knew, and that the pouch of animal teeth his father left behind are the key to tapping into his family's power of root craft.

This middle grade audible original about family, responsibility, and second chances was a quick, family friendly read. The Lemarchand family were a fun mystical bunch to follow and the magic system was differe
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Latasha
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well this was a fun book! I picked this I don't know when as one of my free Audible originals. I finally listened to it and enjoyed it even though I am way past the target age for it. Some of the plot was predictable but it didn't bother me too much.
Adrenaline junkie Henry gets sent to stay with his Dad's family in Louisiana. He finds out he is from a long line of "rootcrafters". They can absorb the powers and memories of anyone whose teeth they touch. It's a pretty cool ability to have. While
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Danny
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-listened
This was a cute young adventure tale! I would absolutely recommend for younger kiddos or an older person looking for a sweet, easy fun story to lighten the mood. Fun magic, a mix of some past supernatural stories and overall easy read.
Alan Teder
Supernatural YA Adventure in the Louisiana Swamplands
Review of the Audible Original audiobook edition (Dec. 2019)

The oddly named House of Teeth has rambunctious Henry Lemarchand learning about his family's supernatural capabilities while on a trip to Louisiana to visit his uncle and cousin. Discussing the story's tooth or "root-crafting" magic here would be a spoiler, but suffice to say that it was a fun element. The overall story plays out in a fairly standard fashion. The narration by Josh Hur
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Stephanie
One of my free Audible choices. Fun, with a bit of suspense. I would recommend it to kids.
Claudia
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an opportunity to stop adulting for a bit, I highly encourage you to listen to this audiobook, a truly enjoyable performance.
Brandon
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was honestly pretty good.
David
I just wasn't feeling this one. It was an Audible freebie, and I feel a weird... obligation to finish those, even when sometimes the selections aren't that interesting. And I have enjoyed some of the children's fantasies Audible offers. But this was just boring. Boy who's getting into mischief, his dad died when he was young, so his mom sends him to spend some time with his family in Louisiana (totally not because of her new boyfriend), and he finds out his father's family is some kind of mystic ...more
Milou
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an entertaining listen about Henry who spents his summer with his cousin and Louisiana and finds out a whole lot about himself and his family, involving magic.

The narrator, Josh Hurley, did a brilliant job with this. He put all the accents in place without overdoing it, and gave each character an unique voice. As with most audible originals, the production of this was great.

I adored the magic system. It was unique, complex and creative. It really was what made this story great, because
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Brett Monge
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really cool story for young adults. Sort of like a Goosebumps meets Harry Potter meets Animorphs. Some of the plot twists were predictable and some of the plot pieces felt disjointed and/or borrowed in homage to other book series. Other than that, I loved that the story takes place in the swamp, and lots of it in a creepy old mansion. There are some cool fight scenes and I loved the vivid imagery throughout of the landscape and the mansion.

Overall, a very fun story that I enjoyed listening to
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Bekka
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars Rounded Up

I thought this was a cute and fun middle grade audiobook. I enjoyed the Fantasy elements and the setting of the Louisiana bayou. I would recommend this to any middle grade Fantasy reader!
Jarelle Flibotte
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the pace and lack of unnecessary details.
Barb
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, kids, audio
Weird, but the performance was pretty good, they did a good job, and I loved the ending
Natasha
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Surprisingly weird and boring.
Heather Stamper
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Good for a free middle grade audiobook.
Ida Wilcox
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lovely little story.
A little predictable and Story lines that has been done before but its kept me entertained.

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Jess || WildBookBabe
3.5 stars. Very much so enjoyed this for the most part, but I wish the characters were more flushed out
Eddie D. Moore
Feb 08, 2021 rated it did not like it
I want to give this book five stars, but Goodreads will only let me give it one for some reason. It is a great book, and I think you will enjoy it. I don't know why this rating system is not working correctly. ...more
Anniken Haga
Dec 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Ok, so I DNFed this around page 175. I just couldn't take the Deu Ex Machina of the teeth, the many different storylines that seems mostly unconnected, the wording of some things that seemed picked to try and make something more interesting that in really was, and the stupidity of the MC! Especially when the author made a point out of a bunch of pther characters saying he was so smart!
Sure, he's only 12 years old, but some things even 12-year-olds understand point blank.

And the writing was... No
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Chloe (Chloealizreads)
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute middle grade fiction!
Eileen
3.5 stars

The extra half star is because I liked how it ended, but overall, it was probably a better performance than it was a story. The story itself is okay but it didn't really grab my attention the way some of the past Audible Originals geared towards children do. Still, it was a decent story and the performance made it better.
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Vlad
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Fine for kids. Entertaining enough for adults who want to be there to answer questions for young listeners.
Book Hunt With Us
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Henry Lemarchand lives in Philadelphia and doesn't know much about his family🙎‍♂️ His father had disappeared during his early years, leaving only a pouch of teeth behind, which he always keeps with him as a lucky charm😮 The story kick starts with his mother sending him to spend the summer at the Louisiana bayou, with his uncle and cousin in their ancestral mansion🕍 *Wow- can't relate! Lol*

Strange things happen during his visit at the bayou🌳 The swamp lands have all kinds of animals🐊, kinds that
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Toothpic25
It was... okay. Just, okay. The performance was nice, as far as audiobooks go, although I wasn’t a fan of the very occasional ambient sounds. They added nothing to the story and were so few and far between I just found them odd. The story itself was meh. I can’t quite put my finger on the why... maybe it’s the predictability, the pace, the reactions of some of the characters not really being believable... More than anything it annoys me in a fantasy story when an author does something “just beca ...more
Christopher
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A fun, dark, little slice of bayou weirdness.

Henry Lemarchand is a young boy who grew up in Philadelphia but is sent back for the summer to his uncle and cousin in the back bayous of Louisiana. Henry soon discovers that his family history has a bit of a supernatural bent to it all tied to the practice of "rootcraft" - which uses animal teeth to imbue the wielder with the abilities of said animal. Henry discovers this as he unravels the mystery surrounding his "dead" father and the "bestiary" his
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E.S.
Sep 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
Audio Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (4/5 Stars)
Total Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.25/5 stars)

Most people avoid the swamps. But not the Lemarchands. This is where they have lived for centuries in a house filled with abnormalities and secrets. When Henry goes to visit his uncle and cousin in the Louisiana Swampland, he learns the depths of the Lemarchands secrets. Not only do they have this cool house, but he is a rootcrafter like his relatives before him, tasked to help protect the swamp f
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Daniel
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. This book was okay. It was an enjoyable story, but some parts are a bit confusing. Let me explain. I'm going to try my best to keep this spoiler-free.

I'll start with this, Character development.
I feel it's very minimal because while yes, there are some big events that happen and change the characters, the characters seem pretty much unfazed. Let me give a non-spoiler example. Big things happen. Characters get overwhelming emotions. After the big thing passes, they are back to normal.
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Salma Salah
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book talks about a boy called Henry Lamarshian. He had make a big mistake in summer. He had broken his mother's car window. His mum said that you should be sending it to the family house to be learned how to do rude crafting and don't be a burden on her. When he went there he so his cousin Ren.She was so happy because usually she rarely see him like once a year.The man who brought him was named roger. Henry was always have a missing thing in his heart it was the death of his father .he dead ...more
Alex Shrugged
This audiobook has young teens as its audience, but the production value (and narration) is first rate. I loved listening to the story. The different voices were executed very well by the narrator, Josh Hurley. Sound effects existed but were not overwhelming.

The story: Henry Lemarchand is a young teenager from Philadelphia visiting his relatives in the Louisiana bayou. What he finds is mystery, magic and clues that suggest that his father did not die in a car accident. Perhaps he died in the ba
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