David Ash, detective of the paranormal, is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case. A man has been found crucified in a locked room. The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted.... Who or what is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night? What are the strange, animal-like sounds that come from the surrounding woods? And why are the castle's inhabitants so reluctant to talk about what they have seen? What Ash eventually discovers is truly shocking....
Featuring one of Herbert's best-loved characters, first encountered in The Ghosts of Sleath and Haunted, Ash is a ghost story like no other that will chill you to the marrow.
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"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.
"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.
a great book, and very cleverly writen as only james can.
realy gets your heart going at times and quite scary
"Ash James Herbert"
This book had mixed reviews so i was not sure whether to purchase it,but i am so glad i did.
What a great story you almost think its true or it makes you think what if?
The narrator makes it too,specially when he does the Scottish accent,a must if you love James Herbert then you will love this,scary in places and sad too.
"Fantastic Mr Herbert and Mr Pacey."
I started reading my Fathers old Herbert books when I was a kid, although I did read quite a few back then and always really loved his super spine chilling and somewhat mystic writing style it seems as I got older I noticed less of his works and forgot how bloody good he really is (shame on me!!)
Well, after listening to then reading Ash I can honestly say this man can really write a story and Mr Pacey can really tell the tale. I would love to have listed to the book that introduces Ash as he is the kind of guy you would love to have a drink with!! This fact alone makes you feel real emotion for his character and leads you to want to know more and more about him and his "gift".
I promise that you will feel that it is more than worth a credit, even if horror and paranormal stuff is not your thing there is so much history and some very thought provoking ideas in this well weaved book that, I believe you will be more than happy with your buy!! x
"Not Herberts scariest"
Overall I liked the story, not Herberts usual chiller, by far not his best book but i enjoyed it all the same. I've read all his books and this was the first one that I listened too and liked Steven Pacey's narration.
Its like everything you cant keep all the people happy all the time.
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