Nobody True, performed in appropriately frantic and bewildered British tones by Jonathan Keeble, is a suspenseful and supernatural story that is a gripping "whodunit" listen.
Jim True is dead. He was killed and brutally dismembered. By whom, he doesn’t know. But he’s going to find out, for Jim True has come back to life as a ghost - no one can hear or see him except for the one who killed him - and he’s going to solve his own murder. The murderer just may be closer to Jim than he realizes.
This is similar in plot to the smash hit 1990 film, Ghost - but not as funny and much more ominous.
Deadline. Jim True has returned from an out-of-body experience to find he has been brutally murdered and his body mutilated. No one can see him, no one can hear him, no one, except his killer, knows he still exists.
Freed from his body, True embarks on a quest to find his killer and discover why and how he has managed to survive. As he closes in on his murderer, True discovers that even the very people he loved and trusted have betrayed him. He meets his killer, a strange and sinister figure who can also leave his body at will.
An epic and deadly battle ensues between True and a seemingly unstoppable and hideous serial killer - a man now intent on even more murders, including True's wife and child.
James Herbert was one of Britain’s greatest popular novelists and our number-one best-selling writer of chiller fiction. Widely imitated and hugely influential, he wrote 23 novels which have collectively sold over 54 million copies worldwide and been translated into 34 languages.
Born in London in the '40s, James Herbert was art director of an advertising agency before turning to writing fiction in 1975. His first novel, The Rats, was an instant best seller and is now recognised as a classic of popular contemporary fiction. Herbert went on to publish a new top-10 best seller every year until 1988. He wrote six more best-selling novels in the 1990s and three more since: Once, Nobody True and The Secret of Crickley Hall. Herbert died in March 2013 at the age of 69.
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"Herbert was by no means literary, but his work had a raw urgency. His best novels, The Rats and The Fog,M.i> had the effect of Mike Tyson in his championship days: no finesse, all crude power. Those books were best sellers because many readers (including me) were too horrified to put them down." (Stephen King)
"Herbert goes out in a blaze of glory" (Daily Mail)
It starts with an OBE (out of the body experience) and gradually develops into multiple subplots, each more riveting and thought provoking as they come. Add some phylosophy and an explanation of "ghosts". Deception, lost love, you name it...a must if uou are a Herbert fan. Beautifully read!!
"Loved it. "
Fantastic book by our beloved Mr Herbert. Who will be sorely missed. He gave Steven King a run for his money. Kept me wondering what was going on. It had many twists to the story. I couldn't stop listening g to it. The narrator was unbelievable too. Great book. Absolutely 'loved it' . We will miss you and your amazing story telling skills.
the story was very enjoyable, and thought provoking. I love James Herbert books and he certainly delivered another great book as I've come to expect 9/10 😊
Unlike other James Herbert books the wanting to turn the next page never stopped - this book was was at times a hard read as the the detail if events seemed to go on forever before merging back to the story - the audio version better for me. Thought provoking story.
"James Herbert's Nobody True - Gripping and Intense"
I loved it. Kept me on the edge of my seat all night listening!! Brilliant!
I had forgotten how much I enjoy James Herbert and it didn't let me down.
"Long and unnecessarily drawn out"
The narrator was the best part of this story. The author goes over things over and over again and spends way too much time going on about the main characters feelings making the reader feel that he should just get on with the story. Really, very frustrating.
No, I would not recommend Nobody True to any friend, maybe an enemy though! The story itself is a good one but it's just too drawn out.
None, he did a great job.
It was worth about two thirds of the listening time.
It's a great shame that this story wasn't a little more fast paced and less repetitive.
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