Slade House

  • by David Mitchell
  • Narrated by Tania Rodrigues, Thomas Judd
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prepare to be chilled, electrified and entertained - a gem of a novel from 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent).
Walk down narrow, clammy Slade Alley. Open the black iron door in the right-hand wall. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't exactly make sense. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Too late, you find you can't....
A taut, intricately woven, reality-warping tale that begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion at the wintry end of October 2015. Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest best-selling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night.

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Impressive

Superb audiobook.

With each new chapter, a new character is drawn to Slade House.

With each new chapter, a little more is revealed about what is going on in Slade House and this reader/listener tried to anticipate the outcome... but was still surprised.

Repetition is used to great effect. There are some genuine shocks here.

Very satisfying.

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- Drew

A great listen with a slightly disappointing endin

What made the experience of listening to Slade House the most enjoyable?

Thomas Judd is one of my favourite voice artists and his rendition of "Nathan" at the beginning of this novel is excellent. Slade House is a "short story" but it's a proper novella so there's time for the story to develop even though it isn't overlong.


Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard to have a favourite, since the overarching characters are the horrible ones. I did like the way that Nathan was written though, and I thought Sally was the most sympathetic.


Which character – as performed by Tania Rodrigues and Thomas Judd – was your favourite?

The performance by Thomas Judd of an aspergers child was extremely sympathetic and very well done.


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

No, it isn't that sort of book


Any additional comments?

This is a "horror" story by genre, but it's really a thriller mystery with some ghostly horror thrown in. But for the absolute last gasp paragraph or two I would have given it 5 stars, I just didn't like the ending, but that is totally personal preference.

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- K. Bridges

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2015
  • Publisher: Sceptre