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The Haunting of Hill House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Shirley Jackson

Narrated By: Bernadette Dunne

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2010

Duration: 7 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits…

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.

"Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle…Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale."—New York Times Book Review

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  • craig specht

    I never listened to this book before. I really liked it. Kept me interested. narrator was very good. one of those books I could listen to again!

  • Anonymous

    One of the best haunted-house books I have encountered. Jackson makes room – through her characters – for healthy skepticism and even good humor regarding occult explanations for whatever happens. Vulgar credulousness – in the form of Mrs. Montague and her friend Arthur – makes for a good laugh. But that uncertainty about explanations, that refusal to rely on clichés about what haunting should look like, makes the terror – when it comes – more like real, lived experience. Leaves you unsettled when it’s all over.

  • Annie Walker

    This book is mainly about atmosphere. There is not a whole lot of action going on and the ending is somewhat anti-climatic, but the mood throughout the entire book is so ominous, so rich in anxiety. I thought it was a great horror novel. I prefer a different narration though.

  • craig

    Book was slow and not scary at all. I wasn't crazy about the narrator either. I will read more shirley jackson books just didnt like this one.