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Darkness lives within....

Cash strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.

It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin, Fergal, arrives, the danger goes vertical.

But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?

©2014 Adam Nevill (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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certainly worth the time

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this one has teeth. it's creepy and at times disturbing. i hope audible snatches up additional Adam Nevill titles as soon as possible. It's hard to find good and spooky horror fiction. i'm glad i now have another author to keep tabs on.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Creepy, weird, and really good.

I loved this book. It was very unique. The story was weird and creepy, and like nothing I've ever read before. The narrator was excellent. She added to creep factor of this book. Her voice changes were not forced. They seemed natural, and made the other characters (other than the main character) come to life. I will listen to other books she narrates, and other books by this author.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Dying for a Cheap Rent Flat?

Creeping dread, horror and supernatural psychological torment. Great story, expertly narrated. Gets a bit wordy and boggy near the end and the back story is a little convoluted, but I would still recommend it for anyone looking for pre-Halloween goose bumps.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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One of the most annoying books I have attempted to listen to in a long time.


This book falls under my category of " How in the heck did it get this high of a rating.?"

After a couple of hours of listening to " I have to escape this place but I'm still going back into it every day" I simply couldn't imagine listening to another 12 hours of the exact same thing. Enough said.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • JIMENA
  • LAKEWOOD, CA, United States
  • 01-03-17

Too long

I feel this book is a solid horror book and not a "thriller-suspense" as labeled. I think the narrator is fantastic and she did a great job. I thought the plot of this book was good but it was overly done, too long and just tired me. Not sure I recommend unless you like horror, super natural genre books.

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Creepy but LONG.

My job requires me to do a lot of night driving. I am always looking for that story to keep me alert and awake. This one did it. It had me from the opening passages. when she describes he first night in a new place. Crinkling tapping from under the bed... instantly gave me goose bumps and saying 'Oh heck no!!'. I was hooked from the start.

The story teller did a great job bringing the characters to life and bringing the story to life making a movie in my mind.

When the story was half over it could have ended there. I would have been happy with the story. But it did not end. So many stories come to an end and the reader is left wondering what happened next. This story continues and ties up all of the strings. There are times when it is quite wordy and there were times that I needed to take a break because it seemed to go on and on. There were many times where I had goose bumps. There were times when I thought oh that's predictable horror story antics. Then there were times I really wondered if the main character had a mental illness.

Upon the conclusion of the story I was glad that I stuck with it. I enjoyed it quite a lot.

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  • Jonathan
  • Hyattsville, MD, United States
  • 07-13-17

Gripping like a cold, dead hand

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Initially I'd thought the supernatural elements were benign, a warning, and the true threat was the evil of man. Thankfully there was more than that. The last part of the book is my favorite, but a few scenes in the house itself are great. I'd say the book is a little unnecessarily long, but Nevill's writing makes up for it, and damn if there isn't atmosphere to spare.

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  • naomi Smith
  • 05-17-17

A true horror classic

What did you like most about No One Gets Out Alive?

left me with a long lasting uneasy feeling. Made my top five. Adam Nevill delivers something rare, scary horror.

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  • Annette Wright
  • 03-02-17

Too long. Much too long.

I saw a few reviews praising this novel and a few complaining of its length. I'm afraid I'm in the complainers' camp on this one. I found this book several hours too long.

A book of two halves. The first half felt a little muddled and often rather repetitive. The second half felt like an hour would have more than covered the story. All in all, it felt to me like the story could be told in half the length without losing anything. The main character seemed to repeat herself over and over and narrative was almost constantly, and unnecessarily reminding the reader of previous events. When I still had four hours to go I sped up the playback, just to be done with it and it ended as I had predicted hours before.

Sadly, I never felt afraid or nervous and lost the will to care about the main character.

However, the narration was excellent and brought as much life as was possible into the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • james smith
  • 03-11-16

Too long

Would have been a good book if it have the length. Lots of repeating situations. He's read Stephen King but not learnt.

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  • Jo
  • 10-12-15

Too long?

On the whole I enjoyed this book but was shocked to find myself thinking..is it nearly over? This to me proves it was a tad on the long side and started to feel like it was padded out with unnecessary and repetitive story! Just get on with it!!
It was nice to get a 'what happens after' but it just seemed to turn into more of the same!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Benny butthead
  • 04-18-16

l loved adam nevill until I listened to this.

I listened to the end because I liked Adam Nevill.
it was about 10 hours to long. omg..

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Annie
  • 01-14-16

I thought I'd never get out alive!

What would have made No One Gets Out Alive better?

If it lasted for about three hours. The same weird happenings going on and on made the story unbelievable and tiresome.

What will your next listen be?

Not a book by this author or one read by this narrator

How could the performance have been better?

The other main character, Knacker, could have been read better.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The idea of a desperate young woman taking a room in a haunted house is a good one, but I gave up after four hours; I couldn't face another thirteen hours of the same misery and didn't care what happened to Stephanie.

Any additional comments?

I listened to the sample of this book, and was completely misled by that and the revies and regret paying for this book.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-17

Incredible, edge of the seat, atmospheric, exciting and frightening!

I really enjoyed Adam's book, The Ritual and thought I would give this one a try.
What I thought was going to be just a creepy ghost story turned into one of the most edge of the seat exciting crime/Aldrich horror stories I've experienced in years.

The two villains are so disgusting and evil, but they are so realistic and well written. I really got a kick out of hating them.
The first part of the book deals with poverty, prostitution, kidnap, murder. The second part took me by surprise at first and was a little jarring. However it was a nice way to wrap up the supernatural element that is the cause of all the horror. One of the best authors in horror. Can't wait to experience his other work.