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The Hospital

Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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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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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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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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Totally Absorbing Book

Society's disgusting hidden truth finally fully revealed. Harrowing at times especially when we now realise how prevelant organised child abuse is and has ALWAYS been. It's rife among those in positions of power and control. May Milner's pedophile associates be hunted down and pay for their vile deeds and those who are dead, especially Milner, may they NEVER rest in peace and burn in the bowels of hell for eternity for the pain, suffering and deaths they were responsible for.

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Such amazing courage and strength.

This book demonstrates the unbelievable horror suffered by precious children . it's author has amazing strength.

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A struggle to finish🙄

Story that needs to be told but way too long and repetitive. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Boring and repetitive

This book tries it’s best to paint a horrific childhood but instead just repeats the same thing over and over I don’t know what exactly happens at the hospital as by the time it got there I was so bored of hearing the same thing over and over that I didn’t care anymore I did not finish this book and don’t have any interest in returning to it. This may just be me and others may find it a much better listen.

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Moving and deeply sad

This was a moving and deeply sad story, its truly unbelievable at times that something so dreadful could have happened. Its very well written and kept me hooked throughout. The narrator worked really well and added to the overall performance.

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really enjoyed this.

I initially thought that the narators voice would be annoying but go with it, brilliant

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  • Suzy L.
  • 04-01-19

Horrific childhood. Almost too bad to believe.

I can't imagine all the atrocities the author endured as a child. Great narration. Sad story but kept the listener engaged.

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 05-08-19

A Reader's Comments

As a survivor of extreme child abuse I found this memoir of Ms. O'Hare to lift a huge weight left behind by child abuse be lifted. This book is highly recommend to victims of child abuse.

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  • Dr. Z
  • 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

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  • Teresa Kennedy-Hettwer
  • 01-10-19

Worth every Minute

Heart wrenching and amazing the strength to go on after the tragedies of surviving as a child to adulthood. How could adults or parent treat their own child so horrifically and then put them away like that. Barbara O’Hare will have a top spot in heaven for sure. Incredible book!

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  • Jo Ann Baldwin
  • 21-08-19

Great story!

Sad story of hope and healing of a young girl. I recommend this book! You will enjoy it!

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  • Amanda M.
  • 03-08-19

Powerful!

The story was horrific but not grafic. It was well written and well narrated. You really feel for this poor child.

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  • Crowd of Nevadans
  • 28-06-19

Fantastically Horrible

This book was well written, and the things the author endured were very brutal. The narrator comes off a little annoying at first but after a little while I understand why she was chosen to narrate the book. Her child like voice brought the character to life. Loved this book.

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  • Tanya Hockett
  • 23-06-19

Incredible

As hard as this book was to hear, I can’t imagine how hard it was to write. A brave author and a tragic tale told boldly and with courageous detail. I recommend that anyone who can should listen to this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-19

Couldn't put it down

Incredible. If you didn't know otherwise, you would think this is just a really good fiction/horror tale. Just incredible.