adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $16.35

Buy for $16.35

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The dark side. He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. And for a time he lived in peace. Until the 'sightings' began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the grotesque acts of another, a thing that gloried in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished the contact. A creature that eventually would come to the island to seek him out.

James Herbert was one of Britain’s greatest popular novelists and our #1 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 forties, James Herbert was art director of an advertising agency before turning to writing fiction in 1975.

His first novel, The Rats, was an instant bestseller and is now recognised as a classic of popular contemporary fiction. Herbert went on to publish a new top ten best-seller every year until 1988. He wrote six more bestselling 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.

©1985 James Herbert (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Herbert was by no means literary, but his work had a raw urgency. His best novels, The Rats and The Fog, 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)

“There are few things I would like to do less than lie under a cloudy night sky while someone read aloud the more vivid passages of Moon. In the thriller genre, do recommendations come any higher?” (Andrew Postman, The New York Times Book Review)

“Herbert goes out in a blaze of glory” ( Daily Mail)

More from the same

What listeners say about Moon

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Moon by James Herbert

Any additional comments?

Moon by James Herbert is a forgettable horror novel. I had a hard time getting into it and once I did I had a hard time staying involved with the story. It was like watching a made-for-TV movie that was filmed over 20 years ago.

I think this was written in 1985 and it shows its age in that the main character's job is a high school computer teacher and the computers are laughable compared to today.

The narrator, Jonathan Keeble, really does a great job, and he puts a lot of effort into it. However, as I've already said, I just couldn't get into it. That's why I gave him three stars, but if someone else gave him five stars I couldn't fault them.

I can see how some people will love this audio book. If you're a fan of horror fiction, you don't mind 30 year old books and you like British accents... Then you'll probably like this one a lot more than I did.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for nicola
  • nicola
  • 07-10-14

Never disappointed!!

Where does Moon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great read... James Herbert never lets me down.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Great performance... Has mastered giving me the chills.

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

The ending was very chilling and very well done.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-20-20

enjoyed

really love james herbert. I really like Stephen King, but james herbert has something else, plus he's a British author.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for robert
  • robert
  • 09-12-16

Gripping horror by a true genius

From the very first chapter to the last this book keeps you on the edge of your seat throwing horror after horror at your imagination one of the King of horrors best novels

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customerm
  • Amazon Customerm
  • 10-11-20

A great book

the stories well read It is great to Hear scary stuff but very entertaining brilliant

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Alex
  • Alex
  • 08-16-20

Brilliant!

Another James Herbert classic.
Brilliantly written and read.
Buying another James Herbert audiobook now!
Keep up the great work.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for mrs c macleod
  • mrs c macleod
  • 04-10-20

dreadful narration

The narrator was awful! as a result I could not listen past 2 chapter. I have read lots of James Herbert novels and always enjoyed them. I want to return this book but having problem doing so. I do not want to pay for this and get an exchange book. Help please Thankyou Caroline

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mr. C. Haygarth
  • Mr. C. Haygarth
  • 02-08-20

Good story, bit of a slow start but enjoyable.

Voice characters were good and very easy to listen to.

Good twists to the plot.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for zay
  • zay
  • 10-28-19

Best narrator

Read this book as a child, the narrator did the story justice.
Great horror story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-27-19

A great listen.

I've always enjoyed Herbert's books and this audible version is no different. An exceptional listen that's well worth investing in.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Vanessa Woods
  • Vanessa Woods
  • 07-21-19

Immersive, Thrilling & Utterly Brilliant.

Yet another 5☆ book by the great James Herbert. Beautifully written, great depth of characters. Jonathan Keeble is again brilliant at narrating.
The ending is thrilling and that one line by the ghost/spirit of little Annabelle - "I want to go home" brought tears to my eyes.
If you like James Herbert, you'll love "Moon".

1 person found this helpful