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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,087 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herbert Narrator: Sean Barrett Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night...a small girl smiled as her mother burned...asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants... and in slimy tunnels, once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/10/2014

    " Not my favourite ever James Herbert book, harder to get into than others and too many skips into side stories and more gruesome than scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 2/9/2014

    " I think this is Herbert's best book, and they even made a solid movie out of it that I liked. Great atmosphere. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grahambootle | 2/6/2014

    " read it years ago and remember enjoying it. on a second read it seems formulaic and pretty flat "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jade | 1/23/2014

    " It's a really good read, keeps you on the edge of your seat with a beautiful ending, a must read if you fancy something scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tea | 1/19/2014

    " good build up, cope out ending. unresolved, felt like he got bored and thought he'd just end it with no real explanation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coraline | 1/17/2014

    " creepy this is horror at it's most terrifing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nelsea Fagerlund | 1/16/2014

    " Sorry, couldn't finish this book. Too many POVs confused me and the story wasn't that interesting or scary enough. I went in with low expectations and I wasn't disappointed on that front. I have never been so bored reading a book in the horror genre before...disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy victoria | 1/11/2014

    " my absolute favorite book ever, it was the first james herbert book i read and its defiently my favorite, my copies just died i've read it so many times now, so chilling and the way its written manages to grab you all the way through, i couldn't have the lights off after i read it that night brilliant "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaynor Powell | 12/28/2013

    " lost the thread a bit with this book started off great but was too weird for me,very far fetched but i suppose its meant to be like that struggled to finish it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Mcfarlane | 12/11/2013

    " I love these kind of stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor Taylor | 11/14/2013

    " Brill. read, can't put down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lainy | 11/10/2013

    " This will always be one of my most favorite horror books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don Woods | 11/5/2013

    " An absolutely BRILLIANT book ! What a story ! And what a twist ! Completely took me by surprise! Herbert at his best here !! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 9/22/2013

    " I normally love James Herbert's books, but this one didn't really do it for me. Thought the plot was too far fetched, the story repetitive & the ending seemed silly. It was only the fact the Herbert is such a good story teller that kept me reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Gilgallon simpson | 6/26/2013

    " Numerous charactors come and go in this book that keeps your interest.Reminds me of a hardcore version of The Devil Rides Out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L. L. Nelson | 1/20/2013

    " One of the scariest novels ever written. Pure madness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadiaaleem14gmail.com | 12/15/2012

    " From page one of the book i was sucked in. The things that happen in this book you would never suspect. Its not predictable and it keeps youbwanting more. The ending was very active but i wasnt wishing for it to have te sad happy ending that it did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teressa Michie | 11/8/2012

    " One of the freakiest books i have ever read. I really couldnt put it down because i was scared out my wits. Read in record time as i couldnt turn my light off before i knew how it ended. Must re-read to see if it has the same effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 10/16/2012

    " Well...I finished this book in about 8 hours! i was engrossed! Couldnt put it down. I really enjoyed it although i dont think the ending was as perfectly written as the rest of the book. Would certainly recommend it to someone...infact my aunty has already pinched it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel Jennings | 10/7/2012

    " Very similar to the fog and drags a little towards the end. But worth a read don't read it in the dark though ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeleine.fowlerhotmail.com | 4/16/2012

    " This was the first James Herbert that I read and I was hooked from beginning to end. Really gruesome and spine-chilling stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyle Deixler | 4/2/2012

    " A great, creepy horror story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Decaria | 3/28/2012

    " Pretty creepy. Good book for Halloween. Kept me up a few nights listening to the strange noises in the house. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley James | 10/18/2011

    " Glad I read this book. It was the first James Herbert I read. Not the greatest book ever but worth a read. Only 99p on Amazon for my Kindle can not complain too much. Kept me interested enought to finish in a couple of days but did'nt give it to much though once finished. Worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Schlutow | 6/1/2011

    " Good horror book.. I enjoyed it, and would say that it was one of the better horror book that I have read in a while.. It was a pretty simple quick read.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon Davies | 3/26/2011

    " The last 3% was really good. Effectively a zombie book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 3/20/2011

    " Good horror book.. I enjoyed it, and would say that it was one of the better horror book that I have read in a while.. It was a pretty simple quick read.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/18/2011

    " James Herbert is a master of creepy horror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty | 1/14/2011

    " Well...I finished this book in about 8 hours! i was engrossed! Couldnt put it down. I really enjoyed it although i dont think the ending was as perfectly written as the rest of the book. Would certainly recommend it to someone...infact my aunty has already pinched it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " back in the eighties Herbert books looked like the end of the rainbow for a goth little teenager like me. having read one in my 30's i can happily say MY GOD THEY ARE RUBBISH "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teressa | 8/19/2010

    " One of the freakiest books i have ever read. I really couldnt put it down because i was scared out my wits. Read in record time as i couldnt turn my light off before i knew how it ended. Must re-read to see if it has the same effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/1/2010

    " Not as good as I remember it being, but then that was a long time ago. It probably doesn't help that I started reading it immediately after finishing 'It', so Mr Herbert's straightforward narrative style came over as slightly jarring for the first 100 or so pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessi | 3/2/2010

    " Interesting death scenes, but the explanation of the book's events was not satisfying to me.

    I'd give it 2 1/2 stars if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coraline | 2/25/2010

    " creepy this is horror at it's most terrifing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/8/2009

    " I first heard about James Herbert from Goodreads, so since I'm a huge horror fan I had to read this book. It is a very tense read and kept me entertained to the end. I was really expecting it to be a haunted house book, but it wasn't one. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/18/2008

    " I think this is Herbert's best book, and they even made a solid movie out of it that I liked. Great atmosphere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaynor | 5/20/2007

    " lost the thread a bit with this book started off great but was too weird for me,very far fetched but i suppose its meant to be like that struggled to finish it "

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