• by Susan Hill
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Lyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meanness’s appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when spoilt Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying, consequences for everyone.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing ! you have to read

What made the experience of listening to Dolly the most enjoyable?

The reader enhanced the text and encouraged powerful images

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dolly?

the description of the dolls

What does Cameron Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

the anticipation in his voice, plays out the text in a way that you would not expect

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

close to the end when the book was leading to the climax

Any additional comments?

Susan Hill is an amazingly beautiful writer and Cameron Stewart brought the words to life

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- Cherie

An uncomfortable story in more ways than one

Susan Hill is a fine writer of ghost fiction and the atmosphere and telling of this story set in the bleak windswept fens is up to her usual high standard. What let this down for me was the portrayal of Leonora as an arch villainess with no redeeming features (all bit lazy and one dimensional) and the use of sick children as objects of horror made me uncomfortable. I appreciate imposing boundaries in this type of fiction can be very difficult and I suppose this is just one that over-stepped the mark for me. Cameron Stewart is a very fine narrator with a voice like velvet but I think he should stick with male characters as his females sounded a bit ‘dameish’ in this production.
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- Kaggy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios