An English Ghost Story

  • by Kim Newman
  • Narrated by Emma Fenney
  • 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dysfunctional British nuclear family seeks a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most threatening to destroy them from the inside out.
Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy, and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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What the Critics Say

"That oh-so-unassuming title does not equip you for the journey you're about to undertake. Immersive, claustrophobic and utterly wonderful" (M.R. Carey, New York Times bestselling author of "The Girl With All the Gifts")
"Kim Newman gets inside your head like pollen off a field of wildflowers; the pleasant idyllic turns full of suffocating dread. Thoroughly enjoyable, master storytelling." (Lauren Beukes, bestselling author of "The Shining Girls")

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Customer Reviews

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A first go at this

First book in my audible experience, and a damn wicked one it was. Absolutely enchanting.
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- Ian

You want a ghost story? - here's a good one.

What made the experience of listening to An English Ghost Story the most enjoyable?

A nice twist on spooky things happening in a house and the family being pleased about it, because those of us who love ghost stories would all probably be pleased to have spooky things happening - until it all goes horribly wrong


Who was your favorite character and why?

There were all horrible! And supposed to be, that's part of the enjoyment of the book.


Which character – as performed by Emma Fenney – was your favourite?

No favourite characters, it's not really that sort of book, but I did like her narration.


Any additional comments?

Having read some reviews on here and goodreads it seems some people didn't get that one chapter is the story of the ghosts from the pov of a writer of childrens books who had lived in the house previously. Not sure how they missed that, as the fact that it's that author's house is a key part of the plot, but there you go.

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- green

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios