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The Bus on Thursday

Narrated by: Ainslie McGlynn
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
3 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Freshly single and thoroughly traumatised from the ordeals of breast cancer, Eleanor Mellett starts a new job as teacher in a remote mountain hamlet. It’s peaceful. Almost too peaceful. And what's become of the previous teacher, the saintly Miss Barker, who has disappeared abruptly under mysterious circumstances? And what's with all those locks on her front door? And what is that bus doing idling outside her house late at night? 

When the local priest tries to exorcise Eleanor of her 'cancer demon', he seems to have unleashed a host of other demons set to torment her. But it's the discovery of Miss Barker's body in the Pondage when things really start to go awry. 

©2018 Shirley Barrett (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Well, that was unpleasant.

Just...nope. This was not an enjoyable listen. The story is awkward, the main character is horrible...in fact, all the characters are awful. The only thing this has going for it is that it's not very long. The narrator was pleasant enough to listen to, but kept mispronouncing words - more research required. Everything about this was awkward and unpleasant. No hint of actual horror. Definitely nowhere near the calibre of either 'Bridget Jones' Diary' or 'The Exorcist' - the two books it's described as being like a combination of. Do not recommend in any way.

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Irritating

I found this book irritating and quite disturbing. It might be what the author intended, but it was not what I would call a pleasant experience.