The Fog

  • by James Herbert
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world. The fog, quite simple, drives people insane.


Audible Editor Reviews

Perhaps his best book, The Fog is James Herbert's terrifying thriller where contact with a mysterious fog turns the most innocent of people into homicidal maniacs. Given an extra dose of tension from the sly and gravelly voice of veteran narrator Sean Barrett, the poor folks in little Wiltshire don't stand a chance. The menacing and uncontrollable fog takes over, leaving the town of Wiltshire devastated and on the hunt for more victims. James Herbert is at his prime here and when paired with the dramatic performance from Sean Barrett, The Fog is an audiobook not to be missed.


What the Critics Say

"Herbert was by no means literary, but his work had a raw urgency. His best novels, The Rats and The Fog, had the effect of Mike Tyson in his championship days: no finesse, all crude power. Those books were best sellers because many readers (including me) were too horrified to put them down." (Stephen King)
"There are few things I would like to do less than lie under a cloudy night sky while someone read aloud the more vivid passages of Moon. In the thriller genre, do recommendations come any higher?" (Andrew Postman, The New York Times Book Review)
"Herbert goes out in a blaze of glory." (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great stuff

My most read book in physical form. Now collecting all James Herbert's books on Audible. First read this in my early teens. Love it. Brilliantly read by Sean Barret.
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- M Henderson

Not a foggy fog

Where does The Fog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is currently in my top 10 audiobooks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Other than the hero, there were many characters that I warmed to but one who stood out above the rest was young Mavis. Having been left by her lover and childhood friend, Ronnie, she feels she has no where to turn, except to end it all.

Which character – as performed by Sean Barrett – was your favourite?

I felt Sean Barrett read many of the roles very well. The changes in his voice, even in duologues the difference in characters stood out.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are many scenes of The Fog, and the characters' stories that you can't help but want to reach out to but, one of the funniest scenes I have read in any book is the one with Edward Smallwood and the policeman.

Any additional comments?

The whole layout of The Fog gives an air of mystery. Long before the earthquake strikes releasing the mysterious gas that would eventually take out the south of England town by town. Is there no stopping The Fog?

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- Owen Moore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios