The Hostile : The Hostile Series

  • by Joy Mutter
  • Narrated by Joy Mutter
  • Series: The Hostile Series
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a rundown area of Manchester, inside a bathroom in a small, terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates 12-year-old Serena's life with disastrous effects. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena's life, but threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those people who for some reason have earned the strange girl's displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what is good for them. After listening to The Hostile, you will never again look at DIY in the same way.

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Original and different

Where does The Hostile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved the originality of the story. Very high for that reason


What did you like best about this story?

Again original and so different to any other story's


Which character – as performed by Joy Mutter – was your favourite?

The Hostile


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Be careful what you whisper.....


Any additional comments?

I listened to the audio version of The Hostile. It is bizarre & weird & so original. Such a good twisted tale. A young girl is so confused, school isn't fun, family isn't fun, so she spends lots of time in her bathroom. She listens to a voice & it seems to do her wishes.
This tale involves her family and their extended lives, her school mates & how her life takes turns.
I really enjoyed this tale, it's an original tale. Not the usual horror story.

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- TerryHeth

Interesting but Disturbing...!

The author has made an excellent job of narrating her own novel. The main protagonist of The Hostile is a young schoolgirl, Serena, on the cusp of womanhood. She is a member of a large dysfunctional Manchester family where the father and mother have never worked and spend most of their days floating on a cloud of cannabis. When Serena realises she can communicate with a demonic force trapped in a ceramic tile in her favourite bathroom all hell breaks loose. The novel takes the listener on a journey of mayhem when Serena's unguarded comments are taken literally by the demonic entity. Well worth a listen.

I received a courtesy version of The Hostile in return for a fair and unbiased review.
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- Chris Gallagher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2016
  • Publisher: Joy Mutter