"Horror with Herbert guaranteed."
Excellent story, excellently told
Scary, shocking, vivid and with some very unexpected twists. Totally recommended. Will keep you awake all night.
loved it, didnt want to turn it off. I didn't really like the end but I guess it's open for more.
"Long and drawn out"
I found this one a little irritating and really cringeworthy in parts. The idea is excellent and I loved the 'conspiracy' aspect of the story.
The worst part for me was the love interest that became sugary and in turn nauseating, there is a long drawn out sex scene that was unnecessary, over descriptive and added nothing to the plot.
The real life characterisation is interesting and for the most part does add to the plots depth, in my opinion Herbert loses it with one character in particular ( to say more would be too much of a spoiler).
Overall this was okay at best, I cannot see ever wanting to revisit though.
Ive always been a big James Herbert fan and this was the first audiobook title of his I have listened too. I was engrossed from the start and really felt as though I was part of the story. It was a fantastic book, brilliantly narrated and I was sad when it came to an end. If you love James Herbert you will not be disappointed.
Obviously the main character Ash is the reason for the series and what makes you hooked on the books in the first place. However because of the setting of the story there are plenty of interesting characters to suit everyones tastes and intrigue.
I was very impressed with Steven Pacey's narration of the female characters as these dont always portray well with a male narrator.
Wealth may make you invisible to living, but the living are the last thing you should worry about.
"Gripped on a beach in Greece"
This is a gripping tale with new twists at regular intervals. Read while on holiday and lying on the beach I became totally absorbed in the tale. Gone were any thoughts of dozing off to a background noise. Highly recommended.
"A disappointing effort from Herbert"
James Herbert is my unrivalled favourite in this medium, but I'm afraid I was not impressed with this title. I have read most all of Herbert's novels and there were parts of this that felt almost like a direct lift from previous books.
If you are like me and have read much of his work, I wouldn't highly recommend this, it leaves a bitter aftertaste of disappointment in it's wake. I would however suggest any of the older titles of this author, you will be glad you did.
Frank Herbert is a good writer of the horror/supernatural genre, but this offering is terrible. The characters are thinly drawn, the plot absurd and childish (think Hitlers deformed retarded daughter summoning ghosts) and the sex is a shoo-in for the "bad sex" award. I only staggered through the 20+ hours as I was away and on many airplanes. Avoid.
"A good listen"
Another good James Herbert book - he's an excellent writer so its a pity most of his books are relatively short. Personally I thought he could cut back a bit on the love scene as that much intimate detail didn't do anything for the story at all. However, it was still a well written story. Steven Pacey did an excellent job reading this book and I will definitely be looking out for more of his narrations, no matter the author.
This is James Herbert doing what he does best. a good-if slightly silly-horror story. Just suspend disbelief and enjoy!
"Gotta Love James Herbert"
As a long time fan of the horror genre this is a book is a real pleasure for me. I was a bit worried after reading the negative reviews, but its classic British horror and its slightly rambling best.
Steven Pacey is as good as ever and the book trots along nicely, it takes a while to get going, but the journey never gets boring.
I like it, its a fun horror novel by a master of his craft and worth a credit.