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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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-19

Wow

This book was amazing. What a strong and brave woman. I can’t believe that someone has gone through this and has come out the other side like she has. I have no words.

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  • DIANA
  • 01-08-19

A heartbreaking true story about a young girl .

Heart wrenching true story about a young girl that was mentally and physically abused from a young age. The older she got the worst it was. Especially when she was sent to Aston Hall.

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  • Jan
  • 01-03-19

Incredible

Harrowing to listen to and heart wrenching but the strength and will of Barbara O’Hare is inspiring.
Thank you in behalf of all abused children.

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  • Mark
  • 01-01-19

Inspiring

An excellently put together and well presented book. Very upsetting yet I imagine inspiring to anyone affected by similar treatment.
It's difficult these days to believe that vulnerable people were put through such horrific treatment by those who should have been there to protect them.
If you or anyone you know needs help comming to terms with a similar past might just benefit from Bardara's courage and perseverance.

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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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  • 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 ..