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The Secret of Crickley Hall | [James Herbert]

The Secret of Crickley Hall

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2006 James Herbert (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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  • Jane
    GATESHEAD, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "Edge of your seat Thriller"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret of Crickley Hall to be better than the print version?

    Yes, listening to the story especially a thriller gives a edge to a story, I've found I can't listen quick enough lol.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret of Crickley Hall?

    One of them was when two girls were visiting & the swishing noise had started I was sure they were going to be killed, great stuff.


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

    The young boy Maurice who grows up to be a man & has a big part in the story.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I can't remember laughing but I was so upset about the little boy Cam & at how they treated the children at the school I got really annoyed with that.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the book it was really good, the correct narrator was used so it all had a nice flow to it. Loved it x

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    KIDDERMINSTER, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "got me from the start."
    What did you like most about The Secret of Crickley Hall?

    Loved the whole mixture. Love, spooky, sinister, everything.brilliant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The choice of characters. Very interesting.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    His whole character was just brilliant.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He is a very emotional character.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstie T Thompson
    Melton Mowbray, LEICS United Kingdom
    6/20/13
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    "SURPRISINGLY SCARY"
    Where does The Secret of Crickley Hall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was good! Melodramatic, but a very good example of the genre.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife was the best character - she was very realistic and her experiences had damaged her


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

    The wife


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - I was happy to listen to a few chapters at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm tempted to buy another James Herbert!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rovert
    6/15/13
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    "Strangely compelling"

    A really good read with the tension mounting in almost every chapter.Suitable stopping places were few and far between.I read it on the beach while relaxing and it was not a read to relax fully too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Cotgrave, United Kingdom
    5/14/13
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    "enthralling listen"

    totally enthralling,just couldn't stop listening (much to my family's annoyance).the ending even made me shed a tear! Will certainly look for more books read by David Rintoul, he put so much feeling into the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ascaris
    UK
    4/14/13
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    "A good spooky read"

    I read the book and watched the movie. (BBC). This certainly is a good book and I was caught reading this at midnight as I wanted to finish it. A book well worth reading

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    COLCHESTER, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Pleasure for the ears"

    Listened to this while commuting to work in the car, David Rintouls narration combined with the excellent writing of James Herbert left me sitting in the car long after the journey had finished.

    Chilling ghost story with oodles of suspense and intrigue.

    If this is not your usual genre give it a try and if you think it fits your listening profile you should not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
    4/10/13
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    "Manly Tears."

    completely blown away by this book, I read a few James Herbert books as a teenager and loved them but never picked them up as I got older, something I now regret. Its seems all the way to his dying day he pumped out the most intense fantastic riveting stories. throughout this book and with the aid of an absolutely superb narrator the story came to life and will stay with me for a long time. I'd even go as far as to suggest this to be if you're thinking about starting Herbert's novels that this be your first. I don't like to go in to plot in reviews but believe me when I say this book is simply fantastic, the ending leaving me with near on tears in my eyes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Northwich, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Edge of seat read"

    This book is full of surprises, you really don't know what's coming up next. The book is a little spooky in places but not overly scary. I loved it and it has a great ending too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A. Cardinal
    uk, south coast
    2/27/15
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    "Best ghost story ever"

    Awesome ghost story and fantastic narration. This has become my favourite audiobook, there were some really scary moments in this book, swish-thwack swish-thwack!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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