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Summary

Barbara was 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital Aston Hall in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But during her stay, Barbara was systematically drugged and abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner.

Somehow, eventually, she started to campaign for answers. This is a shocking account of how vulnerable children were preyed upon by the doctor entrusted with their care.

©2017 Barbara O'Hare (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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captivating

captivating amazing book, couldn't stop listening from start to finish a sad story though xx

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Wow!

How clouls this be allowed to have happened this is the 60 70s shocking treatment.So glad Barbara was able to tell this heartbreaking stort

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Inspiring and truthful

A tear jerking story which had me compelled to the very end, narrated beautifully by Charlie Sanderson. I hope Barbara that you eventually get final closure. Thank you for sharing your story. X

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Poor Narration

The story itself was very engaging but the terrible narration deflected attention from it as I found myself being irritated by the narrators lack of the use of punctuation

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Fab read

This book is sad book but had to be written so we all know how life was in the 50s and for children who were treated so appalling . Barbara’s fight to be heard is heart rendering but told with happiness and sadness.


A fab listen

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This book had me shouting at the speakers

I was literally shouting at the radio whilst listening in the car. Frustrated at how adults, and her own family, could treat a little girl like this. As a father myself I found it heartbreaking to listen to at times but I'm glad I stayed with it.
Truly worth listening to.

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Hard listen

I know it is a true story but it was recommended for me and it's so not my kind of entertainment ..very upsetting

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heartbreaking.

loved it could not stop listening ... so sad to think life can be like this.

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Heart wrenching!A girl desperate to have a home x

Shocked how many horrid encounters endured.Wanted family to be proud of her,& want,protect,& love her

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Exploitation

Raw truth about exploitation of the most vulnerable. Brave emotional story of abuse, abandonment and soul destruction relieved by finally sharing accounts of years of disbelief and failure of the social service system to protect children damages by family break up.

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  • 25-03-18

Gut wrenching, incredibly sad

What made the experience of listening to The Hospital the most enjoyable?

I can't say anything was enjoyable about the story, it was one of the most horrific stories I have heard, but one that must be told and known about.

Any additional comments?

Barbara, thank you for sharing your terrifying and maddening story. I hope that the success of your book continues to bring you more healing and that it may allow for others to step forward who have also been so brutally abused; to give their own terror a voice.

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  • Aubrey
  • 17-03-18

couldn't put it down

loved the book it broke my heart and blew me away all at the same time definitely worth the read