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Crimson Peak

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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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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  • Lisa B.
  • 17-11-2015

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.

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  • REBECCA
  • 12-11-2015

Crimson Peak with a twist...

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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.

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  • Nicole
  • 19-10-2015

Excellent

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.

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  • Kristen H
  • 09-09-2019

Blown away!

Based on the reviews, I had high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed!! I had seen the movie, but I couldn't remember much of it, so it still had a great thrill for me. It was really wonderfully written. The only thing I got a little annoyed with was how completely naive the protagonist was. She overlooked sooo many signs that something wasn't right. Other than that, very well done and fantastic climactic ending.

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  • MeowmixCat
  • 23-02-2016

Liked the movie and loved this audio book

I watched the movie and found it to be pretty good so after reading others reviews, I thought I would give the audio book a go. I was not disappointed and the performance by the narrator was great and she captured emotions well. I think she excelled the most with the character of Lucille. After listening to the whole book I almost wonder if she wasn't the main character and not Edith. Overall, very pleased and I'd recommend it to others.

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  • Desert Willows
  • 08-12-2019

Excellent!

The novelization and narration are both brilliant! One of my absolute favorites! I will listen to it again.

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  • C Brown
  • 25-05-2018

AS USUAL, BETTER THAN THE FILM....

As usual the book was more enjoyable than the film, and the film was excellent!!

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  • 21-03-2017

I did...I did...I do.

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

It's not my favorite, but it's up there. All and all it was a good book. I enjoyed the movie, and in book format, it offers more perspective, insight as to what the characters are thinking as the events unfold. The narrative also does a fantastic job of painting the scene for the reader. The girl reading does a good job in voicing Edith's character, as well as Lucille's, but I wasn't entirely fond of the way she voiced Thomas. It doesn't take away from the story, and as stated, she got the other two down pat. She's a good reader, it's just personal preference on my part.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crimson Peak?

The dance between the main leads. It's just as lovely as what happened in the movie.

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

Without giving anything away...let's just say a certain 'confrontation' between two characters near the end involving a knife that ended quite badly for them both. The narrative made it easy for the reader to sympathize despite the situation, and it was very emotional to listen to, just as it was in the movie.

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This is a great standalone book, and it's also a good read if you happened to have seen the movie first and enjoyed it. If you didn't enjoy the movie, the book doesn't give you anything that the movie doesn't, so you might want to pass up on it.All in all, it's a call back to an unfortunately overlooked genre. Gothic Romance will, I hope, one day make a return, but for now, this is a wonderful treat for those who also wish it to come back.

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  • Veronica
  • 18-01-2016

I Loved It!

I didn't get a chance to watch it while it was in the movies. I'm waiting for it to come out on blu ray and I saw this on audible and got it. I'm always excited to read books that are movies. You get so much more of the story this way I feel. It's also really good that Del Toro had a part in making the story. The whole thing had me going with the ghost then the twist in the end was crazy

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  • Ceeta
  • 25-11-2015

Great Listen

This is a great book, slow start but then you can't turn it off. You wont regret it !

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  • Natasha
  • 17-11-2015

Wonderfully descriptive and creepy.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end scene, its action was almost palpable.

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  • Christine Siobhan barber
  • 31-08-2017

Crimson peak

A thoroughly riveting listen. A dark and beautifully Gothic work of horror by the master himself. And brilliantly novelized by Nancy Holder. In the tradition of Victorian Gothic romance.

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  • samantha forton
  • 01-11-2019

A chilling tale

I loved this book, the characters all came to life from the page and you could sense their emotions each time their dark stories changed. Atmospheric and gothic.

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