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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With a hit TV series putting a contemporary twist on Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the gothic mansion and its long, unsettling hallways. The brilliance of The Haunting of Hill House is its ambiguity: paranormal investigator Dr. John Montague and his three young volunteers are slowly driven mad during their stay in a supposedly haunted manor, but is it the house’s fault or their own minds? Voice actress Bernadette Dunne’s husky delivery adds a colorful and creepy edge to the looming psychological and supernatural mysteries.
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Great writer, very good story. I think the narrator does the story and characters justice, and I imagine that's what Shirley Jackson herself might have sounded like. I won't forget that little girl with her cup of stars. How much are events driven by Eleanor's fevered imagination and needs, how much by the house and outside events themselves? Above all, SJ writes w such flair, and imagination, and slow creeping dread. The wisps and airs and tiny voices in the house, the grounds, the atmosphere. Not your typical ghost story, if there is such a thing, but a cut above. Poor Eleanor :)
It's like listening to your grandma talk for nine hours, awful narrator choice. Maybe it's the author, but still I stick by my critique, with finality. Creepy story.
Like listening to your grandma