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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,943 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herbert Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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There is an old, empty house in Devil's Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and it's large and grim, somehow foreboding. It's rumoured to be haunted. It's thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with what's happened to them as a family.

But all is not well with the house. They hear unaccountable noises. A cellar door they shut every night is always open again in the morning. They see things that cannot be real. The house is the last place the Caleighs should have come to, for the terror that unfolds is beyond belief. Soon they will discover the secret horror of Crickley Hall....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 2/20/2014

    " I really liked this book. It was really well-written and I liked the characters in it. James Herbert is a very good writer and he is very good at adding suspense to his books. This book had moments of horror, sadness and the ending was worth waiting for. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good ghost story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June Mycroft | 2/17/2014

    " one of his best to date "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Bird | 2/15/2014

    " started off very..slow. then it turned into an interesting and gripping little tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Morgan | 1/26/2014

    " Awesome book, kept me reading till midnight until I finished it. Quality JH. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duncan Finlayson | 1/22/2014

    " I was given a loan of this book from a fellow Stephen King fan, and it's an enjoyable read, the tension nicely cranked up all the way through the book! Also I like the touch, on how James Herbert waited until the last minute to merge a character from the wartime, with one from the present, a neat trick to play on the reader! So why only 4 stars? Well the ending, for me it was just a little too fairytale like! But otherwise a good read, I could hardly put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/8/2014

    " It is an excellent read and have been meaning to read it for a while so I am glad I finally got round to it! I would recommend it as one of the best creepy houses book written. I am a huge fan of Stephen King and this book is right up there with the best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Gilbert | 1/7/2014

    " Amazingly dark book with lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 12/28/2013

    " When I picked this book up it was as if I had super glue on my hands because I couldn't put it down.With the disembodied voices to things going bump in the night The Secret Of Crickley Hall is a 1st rate ghost story with twists galore... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Bleau | 12/28/2013

    " the best supernatural horror i have read in years. action from start to finish. would make an exceptional long movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jazz | 12/3/2013

    " An amazing read, hooked from the start, the tv adaptation got me interested in it, but the book was so much better, truly gripping! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Franks-Buckley | 12/1/2013

    " Amazing, Love all of his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank E. | 11/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this gothic in atmosphere haunted house story. Mr. Herbert writes in detail, which I enjoy; it allows me to picture everything. A well thought out storyline, in my opinion. And, yes, even though we may anticipate what's coming, getting there is a good ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mohua Polley | 11/9/2013

    " I loved it very much. Mr. Herbert done a great job. The best scene to me was eve in the bath tab and the water got froze...wow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 11/2/2013

    " Great book, this book made me want to read more of his work. Thrilling read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martine Cockerham | 10/23/2013

    " Could not put this book down brilliant from start to finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Kendrick | 9/4/2013

    " Not as good as the TV serial. Writing in parts was amateurish and there were some typos so would benefit from further proof reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 8/16/2013

    " It's thrilling and exciting and I enjoyed reading it. Some of the writing style did grate slightly, with the constant reminders that local characters were speaking in a Devonshire accent. Not a great work of literature but enjoyable all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne - The Book Squirrel | 7/17/2013

    " Another great ghost story - can't wait to see the tv drama now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martyn | 1/12/2013

    " Very well crafted story, scary without being unbelievable with a clever plot that all comes together nicely. If, like me you like a good ghost story than this is well worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/10/2013

    " read about 1/3 in and then skipped to end. if you're looking for a good haunted house tale then Little Stranger by Waters is the better choice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 11/29/2012

    " I have been a James Herbert fan since 'The Rats' was first published and have enjoyed most of his books. This particular novel wasn't exactly bad; it has a good storyline, but I felt that the story was overly long and drawn out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terryanne | 11/17/2012

    " A good read, I enjoyed it, but it was a bit predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Boepple | 10/29/2012

    " The book was great. The only reason I gave it four stars was it was a little lengthy. I have seen the length mentioned on other reviews as well. Loved the characters and overall story. "

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