The Little Stranger

  • by Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

EXCLUSIVE TO DOWNLOAD: Includes an interview with Sarah Waters giving an insight into the story behind The Little Stranger.A ghost story from one of Britain's finest and best-loved writers. After her award-winning trilogy of Victorian novels, Sarah Waters turned to the 1940s and wrote The Night Watch, a tender and tragic novel set against the backdrop of wartime Britain. Shortlisted for both the Orange and the Man Booker, it went straight to number-one in the bestseller chart. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Prepare yourself. From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story.


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Well worth it

I loved this story, and while it is a little slow to start, it's beautiful narration and detail makes it worth it.

I highly recommend it.
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- S

Not unless you are a haunted-house-story-maniac

The author does well to capture the image of a post-war English countryside. Simon Vance's narration is more than decent. I found the plot a bit dull and predictible however. The one thing that surprised me was... the anticlimactic ending. Not being an enthusiast of the genre I can think of only one more reason to recommend this book; it is an easy listen, ideal for when driving a car.
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- krzysztof

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-28-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK