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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22,185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shirley Jackson Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits.

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.

This classic horror novel has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Haunting of Hill House is a highly engaging and suspenseful ghost story, that is, like all good ghost stories, an anatomy of its characters. Jackson’s “hauntedness” is in her troubled protagonist, not in the actual house—there is a possiblity that a toxic individual is a contagion to others and to herself.”

    Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle…Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A goose pimple horror story, and a good one.”

    New York Herald Tribune

  • “Bernadette Dunne’s performance of Jackson’s novel is so eerily superb that she breathes new life into the 1959 ghost story…It is Eleanor’s story, and we hear her whimsical tangents and flights of fancy in Dunne’s voice. Soon we’re swept away by Eleanor’s rising hysteria, delivered breathlessly by Dunne…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lizbeth | 2/20/2014

    " Liked the book, though its starting to date a bit. Still scary in a lovecraftian way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris Macnaughton | 2/13/2014

    " Standard Gothic ghost story. Worth checking out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clayton H | 2/8/2014

    " It's subtle, sometimes a little obtuse, but it builds and builds like a slow, step by step climb on a perished gantry to the top of a tower. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bebe Burnside | 2/7/2014

    " "Whatever walks in Hill House walks alone." This is part of the starting sentence. A good old fashioned ghost story. A group four people come to stay at a haunted house to see what they can learn. Doors shake, cold spots appear, ghostly writing all reveal a sinister spirit at work. The ending is a total surprise. "

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