The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson

Bernadette Dunne (Narrator)

09-29-10

7hrs 28min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Horror

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09-29-10

7hrs 28min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Horror

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“Bernadette Dunne’s performance of Jackson’s novel is so eerily superb that she breathes new life into the 1959 ghost story…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
A Bustle Pick of Horror Audiobooks Way More Terrifying than the Written Version
A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years
A BookRiot Pick of Most Thrilling Thrillers
One of The Handbook's Picks of Horror Novels to Get into the Spooky Spirit
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Now a hit Netflix miniseries directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton

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.

Praise

“Bernadette Dunne’s performance of Jackson’s novel is so eerily superb that she breathes new life into the 1959 ghost story…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“A goose-pimple horror story, and a good one.” New York Herald Tribune

“Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle…Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale.”  New York Times Book Review

“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

“The story is great, scary, and wonderful, but the book also elicits such great questions about the powers of suggestion and the myth of the delicate female…I love that it is steeped in gothic terror, and without veering into grotesque horror, it chilled me to the bone. I didn’t think I’d enjoy a classic ghost haunting story quite so much, but this book knocked me out and has sent me on a Shirley Jackson kick.” Tessa Fontaine, author of The Electric Woman

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Language English
Release Day Sep 28, 2010
Release Date September 29, 2010
Release Date Machine 1285718400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Horror, Literary Fiction, Movie, TV & Video Game Tie-Ins, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction, New York Times Bestsellers
Author Bio
Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.” Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.

Narrator Bio
Bernadette Dunne

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
A Bustle Pick of Horror Audiobooks Way More Terrifying than the Written Version
A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years
A BookRiot Pick of Most Thrilling Thrillers
One of The Handbook's Picks of Horror Novels to Get into the Spooky Spirit
See All +

Now a hit Netflix miniseries directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton

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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