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The Hospital

Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's 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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Heart breaking

An amazing story of institutional child abuse, recovery and hope. loved it. A true redemption story.

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Heartbreaking

This story is utterly heartbreaking.
I could not fault the way it was written or the narration at all.
This book kept me invested the whole way through and left me feeling so sad and frustrated at what Barbara went through.
Highly recommend!

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Unbelievable courage

Most harrowing account I've read! Best narration I've heard. A must read, beware of triggers.

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wow... what strength

I cried for you, I got angry at the abuse and also at all the so called adults that came into your life and did nothing. My heart brakes for you.
Hope the legal battle works out and more answers come forth. Hope Christine is doing OK if you find out news of her.
take care ..

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  • Suzanne P.
  • 04-01-2019

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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  • Aubrey
  • 17-03-2018

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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  • 03-03-2019

Riveting and sad

This book kept me hooked to the end. The true story is a horrifying look at exploitation of children.

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  • Nettie
  • 27-02-2019

horrible narrator

the narrator is awful. could not even listen to the book! stopped listening within minutes

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  • suzanne
  • 01-02-2019

too sad

i cried thought out this book. it is too sick, and sad. that poor kid what she had to go thought was not right.

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  • Dr. Z
  • 25-03-2018

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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  • SARAH GREENWOOD
  • 08-02-2018

captivating

captivating amazing book, couldn't stop listening from start to finish a sad story though xx

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  • Sally Shepherd
  • 06-02-2018

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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  • Mr C Edwards
  • 29-01-2018

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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  • JMW
  • 26-09-2018

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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  • Denise N
  • 17-09-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-2018

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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  • Sarahlou
  • 18-03-2019

Harrowing Read!

This has to be the most harrowing and disturbing book I have ever listened too! Unbelievable that this actually happened and tragic that these poor children had their childhood stolen from them.

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  • Alexandra
  • 21-02-2019

Heart breaking true story!

This book was amazing and heart breaking at the same time. Great narrator, easy voice to listen too.

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  • Doug Paulley
  • 12-02-2019

Compelling and disturbing, important if trite

The treatment of these girls was utterly shocking, the telling important, telling a little trite.

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  • shona
  • 30-01-2019

The Hospital

OMG this book is harrowing, what these poor children went through is terrible. I worked in mental health for over 30 years and didn’t think I was easily shocked.... how wrong I was. I had heard horror stories of what used to happen but as a young woman I just assumed they were that, just stories. It is only in later life that I have since discovered they were in fact true and I’m angered that a so called caring profession could allow this to happen.