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  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

In a dusty postwar 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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not overly ghostly

  • By Tracey on 07-07-09

The Little Stranger

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-09

I bought this because I have previously enjoyed Sarah Water's books. However this book, although well written and well read, is difficult to enjoy because it lacks humour and happiness. Its characters are not particularly likeable and the story charts a series of tragic and unhappy events with no light intervals. This is undoubtedly high quality literature but not a pleasure giving read - for me anyway.

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