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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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The Green Man's Maurice Allington is a worldly publican, but haunted. His pub is inhabited by the spirit of Dr Thomas Underhill, the seventeenth-century scholar rumoured to have killed his wife. The local sexton had refused to dig Underhill's grave. And the rector has declined to officiate at his funeral. And there are skeletons in the cupboard of Allington's own domestic affairs, just rattling to get out. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Staley | 2/16/2014

    " Just a good solid book. Kingsley's like the third pig when it comes to building a story. Not like his schlepp of a son, who'd rather build a house of cards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 2/10/2014

    " The Green Man is an interesting little book. A horror story mixed with satire. Maurice Allington runs The Green Man Inn, a medieval building in which he begins to experience some odd events. As the novel goes on the events at The Green Man become more and more bizarre, as Dr Underhill makes contact with Maurice. This is a great book with real character and humour- a good read for any ghost story fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 2/1/2014

    " Amis was a great writer. This novel blends mystery with ghost story. It holds your attention well and in places is a little frightening, even for gnarled old horror readers like me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 1/26/2014

    " Yet another K Amis genre novel, this time a horror novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Lalonde | 1/20/2014

    " I have to say that I approve of the elder Amis over the younger. Great book: witty, smart, spooky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Velto | 1/10/2014

    " What a fun read! The pace of the book is quick, the narrator someone you can just slide into liking, despite his despicable character, and the setting feels immediately comfortable. Although this book was recommended to me because I am a horror fan, I wouldn't call it horror, although it does have elements of the supernatural. I highly recommend this book even if you don't like horror. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/10/2014

    " I expected to like this book so much more than I did. It came so highly recommended and it was by Kingsley Amis, whose Lucky Jim is a classic. I didn't care for the plot, the suspense wasn't suspenseful, the characters irredeemable, and there was nothing remotely humorous as promised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Polsky | 1/6/2014

    " Really an enjoyable light read; the subject is reminiscent of "The Wicker Man", pagan Britain gothic, but Amis' touch is lighter, more humorous. It might be dismissed as a minor work, but Amis is such a skilled writer that even this busman's holiday has its literary tricks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Archer | 12/28/2013

    " Never read anything by Kingsley Amis before. Really quite fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letterswitch | 11/25/2013

    " Alcoholic, hypochondriac, neurotic owner of the Green Man, an inn in the English countryside, convinces his wife to have a 3-way with his mistress, meanwhile combating the ghost of Thomas Underhill and his minion of shrubbery. Through and through Amis in tone and liquor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 9/12/2013

    " Weird and funny and thought-provoking. Also short, so a perfect choice for the "too busy to read" person (not speaking of myself). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 10/24/2012

    " One of the scariest books I've ever read. This, and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson made me lay awake, afraid to go to sleep. I recently tried to re-read The Green Man thinking "oh, it can't be that scary." I stopped reading two chapters in. "Nuh-uh. Not going through that again!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Se84 | 8/18/2012

    " Pretty good. Not much of a fan of "horror" and such, but I'll read pretty much anything Amis. The scheming toward a threesome is mildly hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard | 6/18/2012

    " A lovely book with which I have great empathy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Davis | 3/4/2012

    " One of Amis's later (mid-period?) works--labored as hell and relatively pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/4/2012

    " ostensibly a ghost story from an author who's far more interested in writing about people than ghosts. will make you want to drink whiskey but all kingsley's books do. a good book from a great storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuckles | 10/2/2011

    " Combination of sex, humor, and ghost story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/25/2011

    " I have to say that I approve of the elder Amis over the younger. Great book: witty, smart, spooky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stan | 3/9/2011

    " Amis ventures into the supernatural. Somehow he makes it work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 1/22/2011

    " One of Amis's later (mid-period?) works--labored as hell and relatively pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuckles | 12/4/2009

    " Combination of sex, humor, and ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 9/11/2008

    " ostensibly a ghost story from an author who's far more interested in writing about people than ghosts. will make you want to drink whiskey but all kingsley's books do. a good book from a great storyteller.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 9/7/2008

    " My first Kingsley Amis. Pretty good ghost story. Was a little disappointed with some elements of the story, though. Good insights into the Church of England. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 7/23/2008

    " I think it would be fun to own an inn haunted by a creepy old man's misguided devil worshiping creation. I mean, as long as I could be a drunk and bone my wife in the bushes. "

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