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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herbert Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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The Caleighs have had a terrible year. They need time and space, while they await the news they dread. Gabe has brought his wife, Eve, and daughters, Loren and Cally, down to Devon, to the peaceful seaside village of Hollow Bay. He can work, and Eve and the kids can have some peace and quiet - and perhaps they can try, as a family, to come to terms with what's happened to them.

Crickley Hall is an unusually large house on the outskirts of the village at the bottom of Devil's Cleave, a massive tree-lined gorge, the stuff of local legend. A river flows past the front garden. It's perfect for them, if a bit gloomy. And Chester, their dog, seems really spooked at being away from home. And old houses do make sounds. And it's constantly cold. And even though they shut the cellar door every night, it's always open again in morning.

The Secret of Crickley Hall is James Herbert's finest novel to date. It explores the darker, more obtuse territories of evil and the supernatural. With brooding menace and rising tension, he masterfully and relentlessly draws the listener through to the ultimate revelation: one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul James | 2/7/2014

    " This story contains exactly what i want in a haunted house tale, an enjoyable read in the dark late at night by candlelight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/21/2014

    " 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 Glyn | 1/21/2014

    " The most cliched and poorly edited of any Herbert novel I have yet read. Wanted to read his next novel but have now decided against it. Very disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/20/2014

    " S'alright!! Not the sort of edgy, scary novel I remember Herbert used to produce ...almost ground to a halt at one stage....far too long a detour into Maurice Stafford's past!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus Giles | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent TV adaption too "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 11/28/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and to be honest I did find it hard to put down. However the story itself was rather predictable and reminded me of the movie "the Haunting". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loz Martin | 11/14/2013

    " I enjoyed this book in the end, but found it very slow and hard going in the middle. The end was very tense with twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaki Young | 10/26/2013

    " loved it :) creepy from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/21/2013

    " Enjoyed this more than expected to. More psychological than horror but a good story. Sad too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 9/25/2013

    " James Herbert at his chilling best. 600+ pages of non-stop suspense and horror. Couldn't put the book down. A compelling plot with scenes so vividly portrayed, you can see them, hear them, smell them.... and er, be seriously spooked by them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Safron Mitchelson | 3/15/2013

    " Way scarier than the programme on TV. But honestly, how long would it have taken you to move out of that house? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mechelle | 2/27/2013

    " This is a neat ghost story! Imagine Albert Fish caring for several orphans. The orphan/ghost drama has been done way too much; however, Herbert works his charm and comes up with some genuinely creepy moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 2/23/2013

    " So slow to get into ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Tatton | 7/21/2012

    " Fantastic book, I couldn't put it down. The plot twists and turns and leaves you wanting to read on to find out more!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mellie | 7/21/2012

    " Another great book... Full of suspense, and quite horrific at times, I couldn't put it down. Cant wait to read some more of his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri Arthur | 7/12/2012

    " slowish start, but it builds really well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Nesbit-comer | 3/30/2012

    " thick book, but so worth it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martine Cockerham | 11/29/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronnie, | 7/28/2011

    " Very entertaining, it's a really good story about ghosts, enjoy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey Watson | 6/19/2011

    " Too much of an easy read and a typical ghostly plot for me. Very obvious what would happen next. Not bad though if you want a spooky tale without having to concentrate too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 5/14/2011

    " This story contains exactly what i want in a haunted house tale, an enjoyable read in the dark late at night by candlelight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 S.A. | 4/30/2011

    " This book trotted such outrageous cliches I wondered if Herbert was pulling the readers leg, like he had the Horror Cliche Checklist and needed to hit every one. Compared to other great Herbert books this novel provided a real WTF experience.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 2/16/2011

    " slowish start, but it builds really well "

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

    " thick book, but so worth it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ria | 1/17/2011

    " A brilliant book, haven't enjoyed a horror so much in a while.
    It wasn't just out and out blood and guts horror it was more supernatural which i prefer and had a great storyline that was well thought out.
    DEFINITELY worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryony | 1/15/2011

    " Herbert at his best. A real classic haunted house Mystery story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 1/11/2011

    " Gosh I read this years ago.
    It was a good plot with likeable characters and quite a disturbing back story.
    I really enjoyed finding out the secret of Crickly Hall (ha, see what I did there?) and was stunned with the ending.
    A brilliant read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mechelle | 11/21/2010

    " This is a neat ghost story! Imagine Albert Fish caring for several orphans. The orphan/ghost drama has been done way too much; however, Herbert works his charm and comes up with some genuinely creepy moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 7/31/2010

    " Fantastic book, I couldn't put it down. The plot twists and turns and leaves you wanting to read on to find out more!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/10/2009

    " A chilling and exciting read! It's a big and long book but it doesn't feel it. I do love James Herbert, oh so scary and detailed. Definitely worth reading for any 'chiller' lovers out there! "

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