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Summary

Set in the same dark world as his beloved novel The Last Child, John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world - rarely seen - in this unforgettable audiobook.

It's been 10 years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; he has fans, groupies. Living alone in the wilderness beyond town, Johnny's only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They're not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost.

But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.

Building on the world first glimpsed in The Last Child, The Hush is more than an exploration of friendship, persistence, and forgotten power. It takes the listener to unexpected places and reminds us all why John Hart, after five consecutive New York Times best sellers, still warrants acclaim.

©2018 John Hart (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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gripping, brilliant, tragic, beautiful sequel

fantastic lovely gripping joyful tragic - enjoyed every minute of this supernatural sequel . thank you x

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  • Lizzystick
  • 09-03-18

Hmm...Good and Bad

I enjoyed many parts of this book but then it spiraled from mystery into very much a fantasy. The Last Child was much better and skimmed the lines of fantasy just enough...This relied on fantasy for much of the plot. If it had been introduced into the story with restraint this would have been a much better book...Towards the end it got ridiculous and then I just couldn't wait for the ending. I do like the two main characters its a shame that this story went off the rails. The narrator was good.

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  • Wayne
  • 06-03-18

WOW!! Let's discuss thin novel!

First to Audible: Law partner Lesley seduces new associate Jack and based on little else you assign The Hush the genre Legal Thriller? The correct genre is Fantasy: Paranormal and Mystical.

Next: This is the first novel by John Hart I have been able to complete, but only because I considered it a personal challenge.

Finally: The Hush is by far the worst novel I have ever completed.

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  • Lisa Wilson
  • 01-03-18

Best book yet!

I did not think John Hart could top his prior works but he has done it. This story never stops and is rich with character and plot surprises. Absolutely loved it! Waiting patiently for the next book by Mr Hart.....

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  • shauna strong
  • 23-04-18

Not the greatest

I enjoyed the first of this series, this one not so much. I had to start it a second time halfway through as it’s seemed very confusing to me and was hard to follow. It’s about 20 hours I’ll never get back

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  • Ellen F.
  • 21-04-18

Best spooky story I’ve read in years...

Set in North Carolina back woods this book had me clinging to the steering wheel not wanting to turn it off, offering to drive at work so I could listen. I loved every minute!

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  • Bethy
  • 18-04-18

listen to the last child first!

the story was so slow to start. Once I realized however that I had not read the first book, it was too late. The story finally started to take hold and it was gripping.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-18

Loved this book! John Hart did it again!

Fantastic story by John Hart, branching with characters from The Last Child. Great narration, as well. 5 stars!

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  • oscardog
  • 17-04-18

Mesmerizing!!

This book is well written,suspenseful and the characters come alive. I am only sorry I did not read its predecessor first. Great tale and could not wait to get back to listening.

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  • Angela Jones
  • 14-04-18

Edge of my seat!

What did you love best about The Hush?

The story line was well writte and the characters were well developed.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack was my favorite! He’s a complex, emotional character. You can certainly sympathasize with the positions he’s put in and with the decisions he’s forced to make.

What about Jeremy Bobb’s performance did you like?

The performance was awesome! I got so lost listening in my car that the road faded away and all I could see was the foggy, dark wilderness. Creepy!

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  • J. Miner
  • 08-04-18

Verges in to the supernatural.

That is always a turnoff for me. A few stars off for that, otherwise an excellent book.