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3.00147710487445 out of 53.00147710487445 out of 53.00147710487445 out of 53.00147710487445 out of 53.00147710487445 out of 5 3.00 (677 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Hill Narrator: Paul Ansdell Publisher: Long Barn Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charles Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Edmund Hooper and his father – in their ugly, isolated Victorian house called Warings – for good. To Hooper, Kingshaw is an intruder, a boy to be subtly persecuted, and Kingshaw finds that even the most ordinary objects can be turned by his enemy into a source of terror.In Hang Wood, when they are lost, their roles are briefly reversed but Kingshaw knows that Edmund will never let him be and that he cannot win in the end. He knows it and so does Hooper. And the worst is still to come. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/25/2014

    " It is well written, but the subject matter was too depressing for me. We had to study it in school, so I wouldn't choose to read a book like this anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ben Rider | 1/23/2014

    " A dark study into childhood "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Georgia Darcie | 1/19/2014

    " I had to study this for my GCSE English a while ago... This is a horrific story. Why anyone would want to read about developing torment and isolation for an entire story, I have no idea. I recall nothing pleasant about this story, HOWEVER it was written well with interesting symbolism throughout the book, and I find this upsetting, even frustrating(?) that the author should have put such fabulous talent and effort into creating something so dark and painful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gayatri | 1/18/2014

    " Ok guys, after reading your comments on my initial rating of 4 stars I agree. I can't really rate something on the premise of how good the writing is, if I absolutely and truly hated the characters. I mean I stand by what I said earlier the writing is good, except the bit about the crow I mean since when to crows chase people across fields? It's completely absurd. But I absolutely despised Mrs Helena Kingshaw, what is wrong with her? She puts hooper (who by the way is a cowardly, whining...ugh) over her own son, who is obviously traumatized and distraught. And what for? BECAUSE SHE WANTS MR HOOPER. She is horrible mother and obviously acting like a twelve year old. I mean that kid is bullying, no, terrorizing your son and you do nothing about it? Also what's up with her at the end? Her son is lying dead in a pond and she comforts the one who did that to him? That's just sick. I mean sure she didn't really know about the conflict between them because of her own desperate agenda, but still, wouldn't she be weeping and grieving her son rather that comforting the boy who sees the body and then smiles to himself? Aaaagh. Ok rant over. Anyways the point is that yes it is good writing, I wouldn't hate Mrs Kingshaw if it wasn't, but you guys are right I completely hated reading it. I kinda tried to accept it since we have to deal with it till next year, but yes I hated it. So I am downgrading my review to 2 stars "

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About the Author
Author Susan Hill

Susan Hill, a full-time writer since 1963, has written over forty novels, numerous nonfiction books, novellas, short stories, and several books for children. In addition to her writing, she edits short-story compilations, writes a monthly column for the Daily Telegraph, and runs a literary magazine, Books and Company. She has also formed a publishing company, Long Barn Books, inspired by her lifelong admiration for Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press. She was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards for her adult novels, as well as the Smarties Prize for a children’s book.