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
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.
"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.
"I did...I did...I do."
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.
The dance between the main leads. It's just as lovely as what happened in the movie.
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.
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.
I enjoyed this even more than the book. It goes further in depth with the character development and story line.
Imogen Church, of course! Also, the writing is exquisite, the characters and place so richly developed richly that one feels oneself to be there with them. Imogen Church is a narrator like no other, and this exquisite gothic novel is a wonderful playground for her extraordinary talent.
The quietly sinister development.
When the siblings' secret is revealed in the attic.
There is a film of this book. In fact the book was made of the film; it is a "novelization." I suppose the tag line would be, "Hauntingly exquisite."
I always look for narrations by my favorite narrator, Imogen Church; and by so doing I have discovered authors I now love. I knew that she had narrated Crimson Peak, but I hadn't bought it, as I am not into ghost stories. Then I, quite by accident, saw a bit of the movie on HBO. It looked fabulous; and I was all excited to have a nice long listen by Imogen, so I downloaded the book forthwith, and was mesmerized for several days, and sad when it was over. Now I will watch the gorgeously filmed, deliciously creepy movie. I will definitely listen to the audiobook again, in the future.
"Great example of Gothic horror!"
I love gothic horror, but it so hard to find well-written novels of this genre in present day literature. Crimson peak was a pleasant surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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!
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