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Publisher's Summary

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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bit long

started out ok but drags on to long didn't end up finishing it start losing interest

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Not as good as has been built up to be.

Have seen this recommended everywhere as creepy & scary, a must read..... There were parts in this, as a female that were truely terrifying but I didn't get as creeped out as this book is made to be. There's the real life fears happening & the haunting of the house happening & found the haunting aspects of this really luck laster & felt like a layer that was not called for. The two just didn't blend well to up the scare factor. I would have preferred if the book just focused on one or the other & I think I would have enjoyed it more. Also found it just went on to long & couldn't wait to get to the end to just move onto something else.

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This was absolutely not for me

I truly didn't like this book. I managed to drag myself to the halfway point but it was a serious effort. The protagonist was ridiculously annoying and just sat with her problem instead of actively getting herself out of her terrible situation when she had the opportunities to do so. In some cases she even made it worse for herself by simply not thinking before speaking. This book made me feel icky and uncomfortable with some of its subject matter rather than feeling uncomfortable because I was amidst a good scare. It just wasn't at all my kind of horror. Whilst plausibility was my biggest issue with this book, I also found all of the characters to be incredibly flat and unlikeable. I really did not care about what happened to the main character, which was extremely problematic when the hook to the story was relying on me, the reader, caring deeply about the protagonist's survival. The book was well written but definitely wasn't to my tastes and I doubt I will be able to bring myself to come back and finish this story at a later time.

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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.

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  • michael king
  • 19-10-2015

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.

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  • Leigh
  • 25-09-2015

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.

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  • Kim Venatries
  • 08-10-2015

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.

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  • Ashley Snelling
  • 07-10-2017

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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  • JIMENA
  • 03-01-2017

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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  • Mary Meadows
  • 08-11-2015

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.

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  • Jillie Eves
  • 03-03-2021

Good story but way too long.

Long explanations of obvious feeling of the main character. Over and over again. This needs an abridged version.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-2020

This book took 10,000 hrs to listen to.

Of course, I'm kidding...or am I? S much of this book is filled with boring unnecessary details. I began spacing out many times and actually got annoyed at how boring it all was. It started out decent, but after I couldn't care less for the MC. She whined and went on and on about the shallowest of details. I just couldn't muster care for her. I just didn't have the attn span and kept checking to see how much more to endure. I got this on a rec from a booktuber, Jordaline. She usually recs good books but this one was not. I listened all the way through bc I wasted a credit on it.

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  • Julia Valentin
  • 07-08-2020

Fantastic horror tale

This is a story told in 2 parts as 1. Both parts are slow burns leading to a big pay off so it is advisable for the listener to have patience.

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  • Lisa A Shaw
  • 15-05-2020

Too Long & Became Surreal

I was entertained until half way through, then the story dragged out & became surreal.

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  • naomi Smith
  • 17-05-2017

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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  • J. Wexler
  • 06-05-2020

I just can't listen any more

I am looking at almost 14 more hours of this book and can't do it. I suppose this could be considered a spoiler...but theres nothing to spoil. Working girl takes a cheap apartment. No money, poor pay. Grungy neighbors and landlord and she feels frightened of nothing tangible...

THATS IT. FOR HOURS. More Grunginess, more ill defined fear of nothing. I cannot do it. I have ill defined fear that this is VERY pointless. I am sorry Mr. Nevill. Returned.

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  • Gemma
  • 19-01-2020

Good story, irritating narrator

I’d previously listened to The Ritual by the same author & really enjoyed it so was looking forward to this one. I have to admit that initially I was a bit bored and found the narration of the main character very annoying. It took me a couple of months to finish this book as I kept stopping and moving on to something else. The first part was very good, lots of really tense & harrowing chapters but then found it started to waffle on and used far too many adjectives, it could have been two hours shorter at least. The last 3 hours were very creepy and was glad when my husband came to bed because I was so scared! All in all very good story but a different narrator would have made it much better.

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  • Modlick
  • 10-03-2019

Dark

Genuinely scary dark horrible imagery. This Adam Nevill chap is twisted. Strong story line and narration very good indeed. This is the first time I have ever considered turning it off as it was so horrible.......but brilliant. Highly recommended.....thanks Mr. Nevill and Ms. Prendergast.

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  • Jenny
  • 23-02-2018

absolutly brilliant!

I absolutely loved this book. I have had troubles finding a book that chills me to the core like this did. I have listened to Adam Nevilles other book the ritual and the way he writes is just out of this world. I love the fact that it is all played out in England as well. defiantly recommend this book to my fellow horror fans.

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  • Annette Wright
  • 02-03-2017

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.

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  • Daniel James Chapman
  • 01-09-2020

Sadly gave up halfway through

I loved The Ritual, but I gave up with this one half way through. I found this hard to get through as it just seemed to drag on without much happening.

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  • strutty
  • 20-07-2019

Easy to listen to horror flick

Good horror fair with background social commentery. Easy listening with few characters and excellent narration. Story could be written on a napkin but that's common enough in all horror and the main sense of dread keeps building.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2016

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.

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  • Peter
  • 14-10-2018

Read by Siri

I love this book.
I’ve read it before and really enjoyed it so I thought I’d use a credit to buy the audible version so I could listen to it on my commute. This sounds like it is being read by Siri, or Alexa. No emotion. No suspense. No drama. Completely ruins the story. This is a horror book. Not a telling of a children’s cartoon. I just get zero sense of any horror whatsoever. Shame... can I please get my credit back?

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