The Stranger House

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"A mystery novel, but far more than that. It's gripping...Hill is wonderful." (The Times)

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Customer Reviews

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an OK read

This wasn't a bad book, but overall I was underwhelmed. The narration was good, which gives it points as an audiobook, but the story fell a little flat. The background stories of the central characters and even the second-tier characters were actually pretty interesting. The problem was that they were infinitely more interesting than the two main characters, themselves. They were quite two dimentional, and I found myself not really caring what happened with them. And the constant relating of everything in Sam's narrative to a math problem....gack.
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- Jen Terry "jenniwren"

This story gets more intriguing as it progresses

I'm a big fan of Reginald Hill and this is one of his best. I had just seen the film "Oranges and Sunshine" so very pertinent to the storyline
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2006
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks