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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Hill Narrator: Cameron Stewart Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Late one summer evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn. He stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house, and compelled by curiosity, approaches the door. Standing before the entrance, he feels the unmistakable sensation of a small cold hand creeping into his own, 'as if a child had taken hold of it'.

At first he is merely puzzled by the odd incident but then begins to suffer attacks of fear and panic, and is visited by nightmares. He is determined to learn more about the house. But when he does, he receives further, increasingly sinister, visits from the small hand.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Neville | 2/18/2014

    " Really good. No, really: good. Oh, OK. It's just not The Woman In Black. Poor Susan. Haunted, she is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/16/2014

    " My favorite Susan Hill's story so far (I still have to read the Woman In Black though). The intrigue was very interesting, with a perfect setting. An abandoned house in the middle of nowhere, an remote monastery in France... it gave a quite thrilling and mysterious atmosphere. The episode in France gave me the creeps alright. It's such a shame her stories are not a little longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/15/2014

    " I liked this book! I really enjoy Susan Hill's writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah (TotalTeenFiction) | 2/7/2014

    " I read this book in one morning, which wasn't hard given it was 200 pages and fairly large, spaced out print. I'd very much enjoyed The Woman in Black so looked forward to checking this out. Susan Hill has a brilliant writing style, particuarly when it comes to creating the right atmosphere, and in general her descriptions are beautiful. This book tells the story of Andy Snow, who comes upon an old abandoned house. He finds more than he expects there, and has experiences that will stay with him. It's avery chilling story, wonderfully written. I'd really recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 2/1/2014

    " A brilliant story, my first Susan hill novel, could not put it down.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 1/30/2014

    " The Small Hand is a rather gentle ghost story -- I don't know why I was oddly disappointed to find it not-that-creepy, since I don't deal well with creepiness. Maybe because I screwed up my courage to read it. Anyway, it was fairly predictable and all, but quite well written. There was nothing really bad to say about it, but it didn't work for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/15/2014

    " I must admit although I do love ghost stories and a huge fan of horror films this is one of very few I have read, it was lent to me by a friend who thought I might enjoy it as I was a fan of 'the woman in black' film. I have not read a Susan Hill book before and she is a wonderful writer. Chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/13/2014

    " I couldn't stop reading this - finished it in about 2 hours. Therefore I can't comment on the writing as I don't think i read It properly. If you like creepy ghost stories, you'll love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 1/12/2014

    " Lovely quick and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 12/28/2013

    " Had promise but lost its way towards the end. Disappointing particularly as the small hardback gave increased expectations! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 12/19/2013

    " an incredible short read (I did it in two hours one afternoon) that was good, but slightly lacking in atmosphere I felt... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey Sinclair | 11/16/2013

    " I liked this but felt it was stretched out too far, to justify a book, when it was really just a short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 10/8/2013

    " Not as good as "The Woman in Black", this is still an interesting, effective ghost story, despite a rather predictable ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JB | 3/14/2013

    " I love a good ghost story. This was a great ghost story............at the end. A good story that just took off a little too late. It was very slow to start and at times I just found myself wanting the pace to pick up a little. Pity, as it had much potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy Neesam | 3/5/2013

    " Very atmospheric. A lovely little read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 7/2/2012

    " Not as good as her previous ghost stories, but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Fernandez | 3/29/2012

    " If you enjoy Victorian thrillers and horror, your going to love this book. A true English ghost story in the classic sense and all the better for it: a Great Read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Comac | 3/25/2012

    " A superbly chilling ghost story...The tale of a man in the grip of a small, invisible hand. If you like ghost stories, this is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 2/9/2012

    " I haven't read many ghost stories, but this wasn't a scary one. It was a little predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Izzy Holmes | 11/6/2011

    " This is a lovely traditional ghost story and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it all in one sitting. Not a long book, well written and just a little bit spooky.. Guessed the ending which is rare for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanne | 10/11/2011

    " Good ghost story but I think she's written better, spookier stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 9/24/2011

    " Beautifully crafted and spine-chilling, this ultimately failed to convince me, given its somewhat lazily neat closure. Perhaps I'm too convinced of hauntings taking place in the mind to buy the reality of Hill's ghost(s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 9/19/2011

    " Very enjoyable "dark" novella. The right mix of modern day and gothic horror! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 8/10/2011

    " This classic ghost story in the vein of M.R.James sadly fails to be as creepy or unsettling as it wants to be. The plot is telegraphed almost from the first page and occasional moments of tension are a little pedestrian. An enjoyable diversion but scarcely essential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annalie | 8/9/2011

    " Unbelievably predictable, but nevertheless quite diverting, mainly due to Susan Hill's superior writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/30/2011

    " Typical ghost story from Susan Hill. I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josie | 7/22/2011

    " when i first opend the book it read like it was going to be good , but apart from having a creepy feel now and again it was pointless and im still trying to figure out what the hell it was all about :( "

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