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

Most Helpful

Oh dear. Why ever did they bother?

What would have made An English Ghost Story better?

I'm not sure what would make it better. I've just finished listening and spent much of the second two thirds of the story shaking my head in wonder that anyone could possibly have set out to write so much unadulterated nonsense! So far as that goes the author succeeded marvellously, it's an outstanding achievement, but I wouldn't recommend you repeat my experience. The reader is to be commended for maintaining admirable self-control, she didn't laugh out loud even once.


What will your next listen be?

Not sure.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Emma Fenney?

No.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from An English Ghost Story?

The second two thirds of the novel. perhaps, on second thought, cut the first third too.


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- Gerard "Gerard"

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

Book Details

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