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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herbert Narrator: Robert Powell Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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Remember the fairy stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins? And demons....

What if one day you found out they were true? What if, when you became an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? What if you met the fantasy, and it was all so very real?

That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil. He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare. The Bad would seek to destroy him. And only the magic of the little beings would be able to help him.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blorengia | 2/14/2014

    " I read quite a few James Herbert books years ago and I recall that I enjoyed them but this one just didn't interest me much. I read it to the end but could easily have put it aside half way through. Maybe erotic faeries are not my thing. Maybe there weren't enough (any!) erotic elves/goblins/imps... I don't know. Anyway, my Cornish piskey blood was not stirred. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 1/12/2014

    " didnt finnish, its ..... aaa ....ya... (blushes) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shira | 12/25/2013

    " I am usually not a fan of stories heavy in description with minimal dialog, and this book did not change my mind. I don't want to use a blanket statement like, 'this was a bad book,' but I think it suffers from mislabeling. Unfortunately, this book was labeled as fantasy/horror and on par with Stephen King. There were suspenseful parts to this story, but I did not find anything that was near horror. For an erotic fantasy thriller, it wasn't that bad. The erotic scenes had the right amount of creepiness to keep the story from reading like a raunchy romance. The twists were well done. Usually I have no trouble knowing what's coming next; refreshingly, James Herbert provided a few twists I was unable to foresee! This could be a good read for fans of erotic dark fantasy erotic romps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fab | 12/24/2013

    " I thought the ending was a bit hurried but still a great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Clapperton | 12/21/2013

    " I was a little unsure of this book and to this day still am. It was a good read but not at all what I expected it to be. A little to erotic for my taste, but with James Herbert novels, anything is possible "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 12/17/2013

    " This book was slow moving and really boring. I struggled to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nesbit-comer | 11/16/2013

    " one of my favorites of his. I even made my husband read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/20/2013

    " A VERY dark, adult fantasy. Thom return to his childhood home to recover from a stroke and discovers that it is also home to all manner of other creatures (fairies, elves...) who now rely on him to ensure that their home is kept safe from the evil scheming of those who would harm them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/6/2013

    " James thinks very poorly of Wiccans...shame on him! Other than that, good read...lots of fairy lore which is cute and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 10/3/2013

    " Begins slowly, but worth persevering with. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thalia | 10/2/2013

    " I wanted to give up on it halfway through, but then I thought 'I'm halfway through, might as well finish it', so I did. Wish I hadn't. It's awful and the extremely details sex scenes in almost every second chapter really got on my nerves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Edman | 7/21/2013

    " Wonderful! First time I've read Herbert. Will be reading more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie Prior | 3/3/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one. Who doesn't like a bit of erotic fiction with a touch of horror on the side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/12/2013

    " This has got to be my favourite book of all, it gripped me right from the start to the end, FANTASTIC "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor Taylor | 10/1/2012

    " James Herbert has done it again, another brilliant read, pick it up and you have a job to put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla | 8/2/2012

    " Good book. I enjoyed how Herbert mixed genres yet kept it simple and easy to follow. A little long-winded at times but mainly just an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 3/29/2012

    " An unusual combination of horror story, faerie tale, and erotica - definitely not recommended for arachnophobes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caz | 3/2/2012

    " Dark, sinister fairy tale for adults. Good stuff. I'd read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Kilpatrick | 2/20/2012

    " I enjoyed this but it won't be everyone's taste. It was very magical and the spiders where yuk "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissy | 12/2/2011

    " This is my favourite book of all time and I strongly recommend it :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 10/26/2011

    " Very strange book. I rate it so well because the ending was original and somewhat unexpected "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. | 4/30/2011

    " This book was marvelous. Herbert delivered the correct scary and sex touches in proper measure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 1/22/2011

    " didnt finnish, its ..... aaa ....ya... (blushes) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/18/2011

    " one of my favorites of his. I even made my husband read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth NC | 6/4/2010

    " struggled and never finished this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Minxyminou | 4/16/2010

    " If you go down to the woods today you're going to find a fairy masturbating in the bushes...no really!

    This was awful, really awful. Clumsily written, as obvious as a scooby doo episode and peppered with horribly written sex scenes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 1/9/2010

    " i loved this book, it really draws you in and you can completely forget the outside world!! scary in some parts but all in all a very beautiful read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 12/1/2009

    " Started out well, and some moments are genuinely horrific, but slightly too much of the fantasy side for my liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mick | 9/8/2009

    " Just doesn't deliver on either a horror or magic level.Readable but apart from "48 probably his weakest yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 8/23/2009

    " Wonderful! First time I've read Herbert. Will be reading more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/10/2009

    " James thinks very poorly of Wiccans...shame on him! Other than that, good read...lots of fairy lore which is cute and fun. "

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