This House Is Haunted

  • by John Boyne
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic 19-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall.
When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation.
Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realizes that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past.
Clever, captivating, and witty, This House Is Haunted is pure entertainment with a catch.

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What the Critics Say

"A perfect, shivery gothic tale." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Unusually good ghost story

I enjoyed this book for a variety of reasons: it contains surprises, twists and turns and keeps the reader enthralled. It entertained me so well during a long drive to and from Norfolk that the journey went in a flash. The narration is good and the plot, although borrowing a little from "The Turn of the Screw" contained enough elements unconnected with that story to make it original enough. I can recommend this, having read a good many ghost stories which I believe are very difficult to write.
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- Mary Ann von Radowitz

Wonderful story

This was a wonderful story it flowed steadily the whole way through. Each character was strong and they all bounced off each other.
I have read books set in victorian era before and they have been too much on the history this however was not it simply made you believe you were there without much thought.
The narration was too a very good strong performance and no silly over the top voices like some narrators give.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio