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The Old Willis Place

By: Mary Downing Hahn
Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
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Publisher's Summary

Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren't allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend.

Somehow, Diana must get Lissa's help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themelves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.

Mary Downing Hahn has written a chilling ghost story in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels. The intriguing characters, frightening secrets, and plot twists will delight her many fans.

©2004 Mary Downing Hahn (P)2008 Brilliance Audio. Produced by special arrangement with Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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More than a little annoyed...

More than a little annoyed to finally turn this story on after saving it for a good evening to rest with a good new audible book only to be met with "This is Audible Kids!" Are you kidding me? NOWHERE was this marked or even hinted at that this was for kids. Hey Audible, how about marking your products fairly?? True horror fans don't appreciate being tricked into buying "kid friendly" horror without some forewarning. I feel duped.

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A Ghost Story unlike Any I have Ever Heard

If you could sum up The Old Willis Place in three words, what would they be?

Freaky, layered, tear-jerker

What did you like best about this story?

It was such a surprising story. At first I was like,"Ok. I already know what's up with these kids you read about. This is going to be lame if its centered around figuring this out."

But just keep listening. It is and yet isn't at all what you think. I cried hard at the end. It's so shocking in a good way and... I don't want to give anything away... Such a great story. I have read another one of this authors books (Wait til Helen Comes) and that was good too.

I love the uniqueness of this book. I've never read anything like it, ESP with the ending. Just listen and you will know what I mean. I never write reviews but I had to for this one. Well done, Mary Hahn. I'm definitely going to read the rest of her books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried like a baby at the end.

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Excellent Book!

This book kept me interested all the way to the end. Even though I am an adult.

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😍 very cool and good

I loved this book very much I think I will read it again and again. The book was kinda very sad and spooky.😀😍

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Give it a listen!

One of my favorite books as a child, so fun and interesting to listen to it audiobook style!

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classic fav

I loved this book as a kid, and still love it now. Definitely a top fav.

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So great

So good amazing story I love the gostly touch and the whole story line 10/10<3

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great book

great book like no other book
hope i read more books like this lol
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Unimaginable

You will know the story is really good if it awakens so much emotions in you.

When I realized, before the revelation, that Georgie and Diana were actually dead, my heart sank. That explains why they never get cold, hungry, or thirsty. I literally wonder how do they eat.

This is so heartbreaking. What a tragic fate for the 2 children.

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childhood

Loved it, love the detail but you get right to the point. I have always wanted to hear more and know more and bout this story. If it was a real place it would be a vacation destination to see. I love ghosts and history. My all time favorite book from my school days.