Ash : David Ash

  • by James Herbert
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • Series: David Ash
  • 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What A Mess!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story with a comprehensible conclusion.


What was most disappointing about James Herbert’s story?

The most disappointing thing about ASH was the story itself. The book's beginning is interesting, with characters one quickly decides are likeable and unlikeable. The book then cascades into a series of inexplicable, and wholly unbelievable, occurrences that are never connected to one another in any meaningful way despite the constant intimation that there is some common explanation. Ash, the titular parapsychologist, never explains (perhaps, never understands) what is happening. The book's casst of ridiculous characters includes Hitler's bastard daughter, all grown up and crazy as hell, and the transparent (as in one can literally see his internal organs) prematurely born son of Princess Diana who comes to take her son into her loving embrace at novel's end. Oh, and did I forget to mention Qaddafi. 'Nuff said.


Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Pacey’s performances?

No.


What character would you cut from Ash?

Hitler's daughter and Louie, the son of Princess Diana


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- Unzipt

don't think this would have been the last

great story needed a follow on which couldn't happen great author brilliant storyline classic Herbert
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- reg mountford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios