The Secret of Crickley Hall

  • by James Herbert
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 18 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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....

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The SECRETS of Crickley Hall

The book should be called "The Secrets of Crickley Hall" as there is much to find out about this depressing and creepy vacation home. Herbert's dark and stormy night tale of tragedy and suspense is narrated perfectly by Rintoul. I found Rintoul's narration in some parts bordering on theatrical, I would score it as 4.5 if we could give half stars. The story has many layers which made it a "page turner" for me. Overall a great ghost story.
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- Hope "Hope"

ZZZZZ......

Would you try another book from James Herbert and/or David Rintoul?

I've read and enjoyed others, so maybe.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Probably a John Connolly mystery.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Rintoul?

He was ok.


What character would you cut from The Secret of Crickley Hall?

Oh, that is funny. The whole thing needs an editor to pare it down by half. It never seemed to end.


Any additional comments?

I love a good ghost story. Sadly, this isn't one. The characters are stupid waaaay past the point of disbelief. I felt smothered with foreshadowing that never really came to much. The only mystery here is why this story went on so long.

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- Karen "BigZ's Mom"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios