The Travelling Bag

  • by Susan Hill
  • Narrated by Maggie Ollerenshaw
  • 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black.
In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building.
In 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and when she is dead.
A lonely boy finds a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later he is forced to question the nature of that friendship and to ask whether ghosts can perish in fires.
This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide awake long into the night.


What the Critics Say

"Traditional ghost stories of wonderful elegance.... Hill builds an atmosphere of creepiness in very few words; the pictures she creates in these stories are unforgettable." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good stories let down by the narration.

Classic ghost stories as Susan Hill excels in. The narration, however, was questionable with pauses in unexpected places and a languid delivery that made it sound that the narrator was bored stiff! There was also little to signify the end of one story and the start of the next.
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- A reader

A good book let down by poor narration

Overall I enjoyed this book. The sense of atmosphere and skilful pacing are vintage Susan Hill. Unfortunately, though, the reader is just wrong for this text. Her voice is droning and disagreeable. It’s a shame as otherwise it would be a 5 star overall. I did manage to get past the narration, though, and would say it’s still worth getting the book.
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- Lucy Frank

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios