Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits.
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.
Shirley Jackson (19161965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Birds Nest, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, The Lottery. She has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.
Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Duration: 7 hours 27 minutes
Released: 10 Apr 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.