In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.
Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.
©2015 Nancy Holder (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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"Loved this Gothic Novel"
I saw the Crimson Peak movie and really feel in love with the story. I sought this novelization to get more detail into the characters thoughts & feelings. This performance did not disappoint! Upon finishing this book, I again saw the movie with greater insight. My experience was enhanced, and I appreciated the story, setting, and cast even more. Guillermo del Toro is a master, his movie is now one of my favorites.
This novelization is very well done, I felt completely immersed in this audio book, every detail available. Imogen Church is superior.
"Crimson Peak with a twist..."
I am not one for scary, suspenseful novels, but I was intrigued by this one. I enjoyed the storyline, though slow in some parts. I was pleased with the characters throughout the story. Additionally, I am a huge fan of Imogen Church's narratives. She has a way of bringing each character to life.
I began reading this with the impression that it would be a ghost story, but it was so much more than that. The characters had such depth, and the plot was beautifully delivered. Great read for the Halloween season, or if you're simply in the mood for a darker tale.
This is a great book, slow start but then you can't turn it off. You wont regret it !
"A nice Surprise"
I have never read the print version.
For the most part I did enjoy the narration. But in a few instances I felt the 'reading' was a bit choppy.
In the beginning...no. But once Edith decided on her future...yes, I wanted to see what was going to happen next.
I have listened/read better books in this genre, but I did enjoy the book and I am glad I used the credit. The characters matured and you got to feel them and how they felt...in the story.
A thriller from start to finish!!!!! The descriptive writing puts you right in the thick of Edith's emotions and the love and fear she faces. The house is so mournful and deceptive, but a major character of this spectacular thriller!
"Great novelization of a movie I was too scared to watch"
I saw Crimson Peak in the theater... Or I should say I "saw" it since I spent most of the movie with my head literally stuck between my friend's back and her seat, like some kind of ridiculous ostrich. I love horror novels and comics but I am a grade-A chicken when it comes to films that are even remotely spooky. It turns out that no matter how many times friends told me it wasn't really a horror movie, it was still far too horrific for me.
The novelization has the Gothic romance feel that I couldn't appreciate from the film. I admit I may not have appreciated it as much had I not at least some of the visuals of the movie in mind while listening, but it's a solid, well-written novelization. If any details were different from the movie, I really couldn't say.
The reader does a great job with Lucille in particular, but her voice is well suited to this sort of story!
"Same as the movie"
I thought the book would give me a better understanding of the Sharps and how they became what they are or were. Overall, the story was good. Just like the movie with a little more insight.
An interesting gothic, ghost horror story. There were twists to this that kept me listening to the book. It is not a book that I would listen to again, but I enjoyed it.
"Voice acting as haunting as the specters"
The voice acting started out roughly, with mix ups of character voice style and male affectations that seemed forced and unnatural. However, the narrator absolutely devastates (in a good way) in her rendering of scenes of horror. Her telling became so engrossing that I could not stop listening. Fantastic reading!
"Wonderfully descriptive and creepy."
I would recommend this to anyone who loves ghost stories and thrillers. the 'Twist' was a bit easy to see coming but it didn't make it any less enjoyable at all. I will sit down to watch the film after listening to this book and i know i'll listen to it more than once.
My favourite character was the house; It seemed to have its own oppressive role to play and the descriptions of the rooms were wonderful. The other charecters were all well written and drew sympathy at points. The main villain when revealed was written well and the action was well conveyed
The end scene, its action was almost palpable.
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