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Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren't allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend.

Somehow, Diana must get Lissa's help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themelves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.

Mary Downing Hahn has written a chilling ghost story in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels. The intriguing characters, frightening secrets, and plot twists will delight her many fans.

©2007 Mary Downing Hahn (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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A Ghost Story unlike Any I have Ever Heard

If you could sum up The Old Willis Place in three words, what would they be?

Freaky, layered, tear-jerker

What did you like best about this story?

It was such a surprising story. At first I was like,"Ok. I already know what's up with these kids you read about. This is going to be lame if its centered around figuring this out."

But just keep listening. It is and yet isn't at all what you think. I cried hard at the end. It's so shocking in a good way and... I don't want to give anything away... Such a great story. I have read another one of this authors books (Wait til Helen Comes) and that was good too.

I love the uniqueness of this book. I've never read anything like it, ESP with the ending. Just listen and you will know what I mean. I never write reviews but I had to for this one. Well done, Mary Hahn. I'm definitely going to read the rest of her books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried like a baby at the end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Book!

This book kept me interested all the way to the end. Even though I am an adult.

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  • anne
  • RICHMOND, CA, United States
  • 12-28-11

More than a little annoyed...

More than a little annoyed to finally turn this story on after saving it for a good evening to rest with a good new audible book only to be met with "This is Audible Kids!" Are you kidding me? NOWHERE was this marked or even hinted at that this was for kids. Hey Audible, how about marking your products fairly?? True horror fans don't appreciate being tricked into buying "kid friendly" horror without some forewarning. I feel duped.

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BEST STORY EVER!!

Best story ever! Couldn't stop listening to it. I actually cried during the last part of the Book

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Great, fun story for the whole family!

We all listened to it together on a road trip. It held our attention and made the time fly by!

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AWESOME BOOK

I loved this book but the narrative part was boring and I am giving a performance a 3 because of it. Needs to be more expressive of the book:-).

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  • Sherrie
  • Mishawaka, IN, United States
  • 02-07-12

the old willis place is a good ghost story

If you could sum up The Old Willis Place in three words, what would they be?

great story telling

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Old Willis Place?

it kept your interest all the way through

What about Ellen Grafton’s performance did you like?

good speaking voice

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

dont really know what this is but it would be classed as a good ghost story and holds you to your seat.