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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reginald Hill Narrator: Gordon Griffin Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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For years, the Stranger House has stood in the village of Illthwaite, offering refuge to travellers. People like Sam, a brilliant young mathematician, who believes that anything that can't be explained by maths isn't worth explaining. And Miguel, a historian running from a priests' seminary, who sees ghosts. Sam is an experienced young woman, Miguel a 26-year-old virgin. But both want to dig up bits of the past that some people would rather keep buried. As they uncover intertwining tales of murder, betrayal, and love, they must put aside their differences to find the dark mysteries at the heart of this ancient place. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Obisbooks | 2/20/2014

    " I don't know, I got 250 pgs into it and it's about 600 pags. but I just didn't care. It was slow, the characters were ok, but at the point I quit, nothing happened, no murders, nothing scary just building the story and hints but blah blah blah. I put it away for a bit thinking maybe I'd want to go back but I didn't, I picked it up and tried again and just didn't care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Auckerman | 2/8/2014

    " This does not feature Dalziel and Pascoe, but is set in Illthwaite in Cumbria, England and involves a young man from Spain and young woman from Australia, who are both trying to find answers about their ancestors.--Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lynne naranek | 12/9/2013

    " Another book I just could NOT put down! Two seemingly unrelated people find their way to a small village that has deep dark secrets it would rather not have revealed. Very engrossing, despite some kinda wild coincidences :p and the last page providing that one last bit of information to tie it alllllll back? Awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marion Robinson | 12/3/2013

    " Intertwining story lines, fascinating background, interesting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/7/2013

    " One of my favorites. Old English houses, recusant families, hidden passageways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 11/5/2013

    " Nice mix of past and present with two mysteries, some romance, and Cumbrian atmosphere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Van putten | 11/5/2013

    " different, I don't really like spirits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Fox | 10/24/2013

    " Meh. Didn't really come through with those ghosts and passions and whatnot it promised. And I found the heroine rather unlikable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 10/20/2013

    " After a bit of a slow start, I couldn't put it down. Interesting twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb Kwiecinski | 9/9/2013

    " Not one in the series, it's a great stand-alone novel. He is a superlative writer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chanette | 8/26/2013

    " I loved The Woodcutter. This one didn't do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 8/10/2013

    " Interesting if a bit convoluted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 7/26/2013

    " An excellent contribution by Hill to his writings outside of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azita | 5/31/2013

    " Without a doubt one of the best Reginald Hill has written, even though I missed Dalziel! Fascinating story, topic, and a little bit of romance made this one a joy to read. Loved Sam Flood, the heroine, who has a lot in common with Smilla ( Smillas sense of snow). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 2/18/2013

    " Audio -- Very difficult to listen as the reader's accent requires full attention. Set in Cumbria in an ancient house "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/31/2013

    " This book was slow at the beginning, but once the "mystery" aspect of the book picked-up, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Nutting | 1/5/2012

    " This was a compelling mystery, especially for those who like a little side of supernatural with their whodunits. I thought the ending especially good--a logical resolution of the key issues, without even a hint of deus ex machina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisaann | 12/25/2011

    " I absolutely adore Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series, but have never read any of his other works. Thanks to a brilliant thrift shop find, I read this one. Gothic mystery from a master...I did miss Andy Dalziel's comic relief, but recommend it highly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 8/25/2011

    " Miguel Madero travels from Spain to the English village of Illthwaite to research the Catholic Woollass family. Sam Flood arrives from Australia to find out about her grandmother's English family. Both lives are linked. An excellent yarn with many twists and turns and a very neat ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 4/21/2011

    " Very dark at times. The setting - a valley that is in shadow in the fall/winter - was very appropriate. Overall, I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 4/17/2011

    " Interesting. Well worth the time taken. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 6/22/2010

    " This book was slow at the beginning, but once the "mystery" aspect of the book picked-up, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/28/2010

    " Meh. Didn't really come through with those ghosts and passions and whatnot it promised. And I found the heroine rather unlikable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/26/2010

    " This does not feature Dalziel and Pascoe, but is set in Illthwaite in Cumbria, England and involves a young man from Spain and young woman from Australia, who are both trying to find answers about their ancestors.--Excellent!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/16/2010

    " This was a compelling mystery, especially for those who like a little side of supernatural with their whodunits. I thought the ending especially good--a logical resolution of the key issues, without even a hint of deus ex machina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/4/2009

    " Aussie maths wiz and Spanish ex priest arrive in a small Cumbrian village to discover secrets of their past, which turn out to be more sinister than expected. Everybody has a lot to hide.
    Strange story, relying on coincidences, but good characters and, as ever with Reginald Hill, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrsPeel | 10/15/2009

    " Pleasant surprise with this one.
    Not only does this goes into Viking myths and Edas, but also Catholic/CoE persecution history and the (now recently apologized for) fiasco of the emigrating kids in the 60s to the land of Oz.
    Really liked this book, but then again, I really like Hill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 3/5/2009

    " A just for fun book. I like Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series, so I tried this. A few fine moments, with some interesting Nordic mythologizing thrown in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 5/25/2008

    " An excellent contribution by Hill to his writings outside of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. "

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About the Author
Author Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill has been widely published both in England and the United States. He received Britain’s most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.

About the Narrator

Gordon Griffin is one of the most prolific and sought-after voice artists in the UK. As well as narrating over 250 audiobooks and earning three AudioFile Earphones Awards, he can be heard on countless television and radio advertisements, corporate videos, training films, and documentaries. In addition to his voice work, he is also a respected dialogue coach and has worked on television productions as diverse as Byker Grove and Kavanagh QC. He is also casting director with the English Theatre of Hamburg.