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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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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.

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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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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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  • SARAH GREENWOOD
  • 02-08-18

captivating

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

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  • Sally Shepherd
  • 02-06-18

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
  • 01-29-18

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
  • 09-26-18

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
  • 09-17-18

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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  • Marie phillips
  • 09-09-18

absolutely outstanding writing totally gripping

loved this read absolutely outstanding writing nothing hidden it's exactly how institutionalised patients suffered respect

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  • julie howseman
  • 09-05-18

Lost For Words

As the heading states I am lost for words but I am still writing the review as I always find them helpful when searching for my next listen.
It’s a heartbreaking story of a childs suffering, so I won’t describe it as enjoyable but I listened to the end which for me means it was worth buying.


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  • madmam
  • 08-31-18

Heart wrenching and brilliant

Fantastic read and draws you in. I couldn't stop listening and desperately wanted justice for Barbara. Her life is a roller-coaster and shows you how cruel and vile some people can be.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-19-18

Amazingly brave

Wow! What a traumatic, horrendous story, bravely written with passion and read beautifully. I wish all those involved, the strength and justice that they deserve. Whilst listening, the question of how this could happen kept popping into my mind. Well done Barbara O’Hare for your strength.

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  • jill middlemas
  • 08-02-18

The Hospital

Much much praise for this ladies bravery and determination. Everyone needs to listen to this. Inspirational sad happy I felt every emotion. The whole facts about this hospital should hopefully come out. I hope the staff have as many nightmares. Just as many as we have as survivors ¦¦¦

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  • Justine S.
  • 10-04-18

Heart breaking

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-16-18

Unbelievable courage

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

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  • debbie
  • 04-16-18

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 ..