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Short Synopsis
Award-winning author John Boyne presents his latest novel, a haunting tale set in nineteenth-century England.

Full Synopsis
Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong.

From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realizes that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past. Clever, captivating, and witty, This House Is Haunted is pure entertainment with a catch.

"Larkin's delivery allows the listener to feel both Eliza's fear and her conviction, giving this spooky ghost story an immediacy that makes it a thrilling listen." ---AudioFile

"Narrator Larkin effectively captures Boyne’s characters, particularly the manner in which both class and gender shape daily life." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

"Alison Larkin's precise diction brings the genteel narrator to life." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"A perfect, shivery gothic tale." ---Booklist

"A subtle, satisfying tale of ghostly terror." ---Publishers Weekly

"Literate horror fans will take wicked delight in [This House Is Haunted]." ---Bookpage
Author Interview
John Boyne

This House Is Haunted

Author John Boyne

Narrated by Alison Larkin

Publication date Oct 21, 2013

Running time 9 hrs

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