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Summary

Apartment 16 is another gripping novel full of suspense and horror from Britain’s ‘master of horror’, Adam Nevill, twice winner of the August Derleth award. 

In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it has been that way for 50 years. A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian, who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying.

©2010 Adam Nevill (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

“Nevill proves himself to be a first-rate literary bogeyman [...] a gloriously gruesome fever dream." (SFX)

"A demonstration of what the field of horror is capable of at its very best.” (Black Static)

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An excellent listen

I've always enjoyed Adam Nevills writing, Apartment 16 being my favourite. Needless to say I was extremely happy to see it released on Audible. This is a dark story and both female and male narrator's do an excellent job of portraying each character. Sarah Borges range of accents being particularly noteworthy. The story itself is fairly scary, but what has always stood out for me is the mounting sense of dread that this story evokes. An excellent listen for the gloomy Autum and Winter months coming up!

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Have never been so glad when a book ended..

This book would have had a better review if it was about two hours shorter. I appreciate this is a horror category but you can have too much of a good thing. The endless descriptions of grime and unpleasantness became too much. Don't read this book if you are on anti-depressants, it may well push you over the edge. And don't get me started on the reader, well the female reader to be precise. It really helps if you ask someone how to pronounce unfamiliar words rather than just guessing and her way of reading really began to get on my nerves after a while. As you might of gathered I really hated this book.

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Good plot, narrating, shame about the story.

The overall plot was good. However, the writing was seriously overblown. I struggled to see it through to the end. This was definitely in the style of Stephen King and I've never regarded King as a good writer. Why do horror authors try to copy his awful style of writing? There are so many better authors out there such as Stephen Leather, Crighton, Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton.

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Was a good listen easy to follow nice to have the characters change voice

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Enjoyed the book, but ending rushed...

I enjoyed the book overall and gave it a try despite the negative reviews left as I had liked 'Temple of the last days' by Adam Nevill, I actually dident mind the two perspectives being narrated by different people. However, I felt the ending would have benefited from a epilogue, as I don't feel it did the rest of the story much justice.

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I stuck this out to chapter 21. It is more a listing of imaginings and dreams rather than a novel. I was enjoying aprils parts of the story but just couldn't get into seths side. I've given up now, sadly

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Oh dear...

Couldn’t listen a moment longer, absolute drivel, the writing is shockingly bad, the narration is pretty wooden, I guess I’ve been spoilt with much better novels, sorry but this is not good.

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Pedestrian narrative & bad language

I haven't got far enough with this to know if it is a riveting story but I doubt it. The narrators have voices that are hard to listen to, the delivery is laboured & the pronunciation often bizarre. Add to that use of bad language that adds nothing to the characterisation & I wonder why anybody would want to read this or listen to it. I certainly don't. Unsurprisingly it is going back.

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I lost the will to live by chapter ten.... I tried but the narration droned on... thr story back and forth... just bored me to death

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Perfection In Narration

absolutely loved this story, my only criticism is that the two perspectives could have fused & could of narrated in a single perspective