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The Hospital

Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
5 out of 5 stars (21 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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  • Suzy L.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Crowd of Nevadans
  • 28-06-2019

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
  • 23-06-2019

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
  • 21-06-2019

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.

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  • Cyndi Taylor
  • 08-04-2019

Spell binding story of a childhood interupted

Well written and kept my attention, but a terribly sad story. I would recommend this book

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  • Jessica Ulan
  • 29-03-2019

One of the most courageous stories.

Barbara O'Hare's life was extremely hard to imagine. Literally her earliest memories contain abuse. The torture,abuse verbal,physical and sexual is despicable. I'm very picky when it comes to books this immediately had my attention and was written beautifully. Her life just seemed one struggle after another. She is a fighter who without a doubt has to be one of the strongest women out there. Thank you Barbara for this book.

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  • Pamela Plimpton
  • 26-03-2019

Too horrific to believe!

This story is saddening, maddening, horrific, just too many adjectives come to mind to describe it. Almost too awful to believe. Found I could not stop listening. God bless this author for what she lived through and survived. Sad to think that situations like this happen -- and without a doubt, still do today!! :(

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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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  • 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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  • Kerrie Young
  • 13-07-2018

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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  • Jan
  • 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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  • Charlotte Cordon
  • 12-07-2019

Speechless

Thank you for sharing your story, you are a truely inspirational women and a true survivor.

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  • Geoff Tomlinson
  • 08-07-2019

Beautifully written

I hope Barbara gets justice for what she endured. It’s was the sixties but nevertheless, the staff new what was going on and should of intervened so they are as much to blame. My father was involved in some horrific events as a n RAF pilot and was given EST to make him forget. He too tried to make his own devise when he came out of hospital. Barbara is a very brave lady

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  • mrs ka sutton
  • 20-06-2019

Very enjoyable

Sad story very engrossing . read lovely . Listened to over a couple of days. Shocking the things that happen in this country and then parties try to deny and cover up