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High Moor [Download] ➵ High Moor By Graeme Reynolds – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror John knows the truth A werewolf stalks the town once , and on the nig When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror John knows the truth A werewolf stalks the town once , and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again He should know He survived a werewolf attack in , during the worst year of his life It sand the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises that this is no ordinary animal attack Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there s going on than meets the eye The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him, are the least of his problems The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself.


10 thoughts on “High Moor

  1. Jason Parent Jason Parent says:

    High Moor is traditional werewolf fare, but well told and fast paced, never boring I can t really point to a scene or moment where I was utterly surprised or awed, but the story was consistently strong the whole way through A few minor details that made me shake my head e.g., a character in disguise at a hospital to potentially kill someone gives to another character his real name the final scene in the epilogue, due to the extreme obliviousness of a professional Again, these were minor cr High Moor is traditional werewolf fare, but well told and fast paced, never boring I can t really point to a scene or moment where I was utterly surprised or awed, but the story was consistently strong the whole way through A few minor details that made me shake my head e.g., a character in disguise at a hospital to potentially kill someone gives to another character his real name the final scene in the epilogue, due to the extreme obliviousness of a professional Again, these were minor criticisms in otherwise well scripted monster mash Horror fans will enjoy this Werewolf fans will love it Recommended


  2. Gef Gef says:

    It wasn t long after I finally watched Dog Soldiers that I listened to the audiobook version of Graeme Reynolds High Moor, so I had quite the experience with British werewolf stories And I gotta say, I had a heckuva time with each.Werewolves, like vamps and zombies, are an oft used monster in horror and fantasy, and as well they should be because they are just so tragic and fierce and emotive maybe Beyonce is a werewolf, come to think of it Anyway, Graeme s approach is less about the werewol It wasn t long after I finally watched Dog Soldiers that I listened to the audiobook version of Graeme Reynolds High Moor, so I had quite the experience with British werewolf stories And I gotta say, I had a heckuva time with each.Werewolves, like vamps and zombies, are an oft used monster in horror and fantasy, and as well they should be because they are just so tragic and fierce and emotive maybe Beyonce is a werewolf, come to think of it Anyway, Graeme s approach is less about the werewolves, although the brand of beast he creates are a vibrant and vicious sort that I think any fan of the genre will appreciate, but the humans populating the smalltown of High Moor are the ones that steal the show for me.If you re an 80s child, even one outside of the U.K., I am sure there are going to bethan a few identifying moments and characteristics featured in the story to enjoy, coupled with small town hijinks and a ferocious pace that doesn t let up, yet somehow allows enough breathing room for characters If the flashback y stuff doesn t suit you, you might be a bit disgruntled by the novel, but it plays in really well overall, and I d really prefer this novel featuring the bulk of its tale in the 80sso than present day The nostalgia factor was set high for me on this one.Sometimes an audiobook feels like you are being told the story, then there are the ones like this one that you simply experience the story I m sure had I read the print version of High Moor, I would have been equally pleased with Graeme s artful manner in presenting his characters in all their fabulously fallible glory Having Chris Barnes practically imbue his voice over each character in a way that causes him to disappear and the story shine through just makes this audiobook a treat, especially for a fan of British horror


  3. Stuart Keane Stuart Keane says:

    Werewolves and vampires have, for want of a better phrase, fallen in stock over the past decade There s a variety of reasons for this I won t go into them here but needless to say, it s always fresh and exciting when someone pumps new blood, no pun intended, into either genre Vampires step aside, we re talking about werewolves for this review For me, Lycanthropes take me back to my childhood Movies such as The Howling and An American Werewolf in London references are forthcoming Werewolves and vampires have, for want of a better phrase, fallen in stock over the past decade There s a variety of reasons for this I won t go into them here but needless to say, it s always fresh and exciting when someone pumps new blood, no pun intended, into either genre Vampires step aside, we re talking about werewolves for this review For me, Lycanthropes take me back to my childhood Movies such as The Howling and An American Werewolf in London references are forthcoming scared me witless They proved horror can be simple yet terrifying at the same time After all, a werewolf is nothingthan a huge dog gone bonkers, right We ll get to that in due course High Moor is a revelation Told over a timespan of twenty two years, it details the events of a small town, High Moor, which is rocked by several brutal murders at the hands or claws of a large animal The police are clueless, the local kids terrified After several sightings, one of the kids moves away from town, but is forced to face his demons twenty two years later when the animal resurfaces To say much else, would ruin the intricate, well written plot.Werewolves are anything but large dogs with a case of the rage They are humans who turn into wolves on a full moon normally Most readers will already know this That s where High Moor becomes interesting and refreshingly original Reynolds switches the story up a notch by introducing different species of werewolf, those who battle against one another and even those who follow a sketchy, moral code Where the plot could be quite linear stay in on a full moon, job done, you survive , Reynolds has just torn down the standard genre walls Day walking werewolves, those who can change at willit doesn t bode well for the humans around them This lends the book a terrifying new angle, one that keeps you turning the pages until the thrilling finale The characters are vivid and realistic Our central characters are a bunch of kids residing in High Moor, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of the creatures Their interactions are so typically British and authentic, I felt like I was reliving my youth True, I never came face to terrified sprinting backside with a werewolf during my childhood, but the banter, chit chat, activities, and general interaction rang true to me It brought the characters to life and created a humble, realistic setting in which to set the story When the wolves aren t around, it was like reading The Body Stand By Me mashed with It, minus any unwelcome clowns or dead bodiesokay, maybe not the latter Then there are the adults We have the avid werewolf hunter, the hero of the piece with a dark past, the police officer who goes against his orders to help the town, and the unsuspecting parents and locals Everyone is detailed enough to play a part the resident bullies are scarily authentic and none are forced or mere talking heads Reynolds creates a real tight knit community within his prose, one that you could almost taste and smell as you immerse yourself in the lavish story His wonderful characters, with rich, detailed back stories blend effortlessly with the beasts of the piece People may die, oh yes, but we feel for them, mourn them There s no cannon fodder here, everyone and anyone is potential prey, but you ll grow to love or hate them first Which leaves usThe werewolves are absolutely phenomenal Terrifying, near invincible and mostly unseen They could strike at any moment, anywherewhich they do, several times, in a variety of gory, blood soaked ways Graeme Reynolds has done for the written werewolf what Rick Baker did for the visual werewolf back in 1981 He s created a monster When the first transformation happens, your mouth will hit the floor When the wolves first appear, you ll feel the prickly goosebumps In fact, I haven t been this enthralled by a wolf since David chased that poor commuter through Tottenham Court Road tube station in An American Werewolf in London References you don t get, maybe, but the pure horror involved is astounding I have included a link below for those unknowing folks who read this, but it will give you a brief idea of how it feels to read this book Terrifying, darkly funny in places, horrifically graphic, but overall, taut and thrilling.5 stars No doubt about it This book just leapt into my top three reads of 2014 Dragging werewolves clawing and biting into the 21st century, Reynolds has created a franchise that is not only British at heart, but universally enjoyable for everyone Horror fans should add this book to their list right now High Moor is a master class in old school horror, written for an ageless audience An instant classic An American Werewolf in London I can assure you that is not in the least bit amusing


  4. Brett Talley Brett Talley says:

    In the interest of full disclosure, High Moor made this year s preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association s Bram Stoker Award in the First Novel Category My book, That Which Should Not Be, also made the ballot That we are competitors of sorts should prove that my esteem for High Moor is in no way exaggerated.I ve never been a fan of werewolves Not really sure why, but I ve always been a vampire guy Twilight notwithstanding When werewolves and vampires became inextricably linked In the interest of full disclosure, High Moor made this year s preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association s Bram Stoker Award in the First Novel Category My book, That Which Should Not Be, also made the ballot That we are competitors of sorts should prove that my esteem for High Moor is in no way exaggerated.I ve never been a fan of werewolves Not really sure why, but I ve always been a vampire guy Twilight notwithstanding When werewolves and vampires became inextricably linked in pop culture, perhaps as a result of Underworld though maybe the linkage goes back further than that, I sided with the vampires So when I heard about Graeme Reynolds and High Moor, I didn t really expect to read it I mean, it was about werewolves Graeme is from golly old England, which meant that it was going to be written with all those bizarre spellings the English still insist upon, wasted ou s in the place of o s and oe s stuck in words where an e would do just fine But then I started to hear people who I trusted talk about the book, and I was intrigued My verdict I was never a fan of werewolves before, but I am now, at least if Graeme Reynolds is the one raising the full moon High Moor is a taunt horror thriller filled with chills and action, a non stop adrenaline rush that will have you turning pages at the speed a werewolf snaps its jaws or rips someone s heart out High Moor is a bifurcated narrative Set in Northern England, the first half, minus a very short prologue and first chapter, takes place in 1986 and introduces us to John, Michael, and Marie These three friends live relatively normal lives That is, until Michael and Marie s drunken father sends their brother into the woods to recover some forgotten tools When he ends up dead, his body torn to pieces, a local police officer named Steven calls in an American to help hunt down what they assume is a wild beast And beast it is, though not one they could ever imagine The consequences of the events that follow will reverberate throughout the rest of all of their lives, leading us to the second half of the book, set in the present day There is so much to recommend Reynolds s novel that I hardly know where to begin I think the key choice he makes is to stick to the fundamental aspects of the werewolf mythos So many authors who write on traditional topics werewolves, vampires, zombies think that they have to not only do something different, but radically so Thus we end up with wise cracking zombies and sparkling vampires I was relieved that Reynolds resisted this temptation At the same time, Reynolds builds a fantastic world of his own where werewolves live in the shadows, protecting their secrets through Pack Law enforced without mercy by the pack The werewolves in Reynolds s novel are of two varieties Most can change at will, both controlling the beast within while harnessing its power Others are moonstruck, able to change only upon the full moon They are wild and vicious, and the pack werewolves hunt them down, lest they reveal their secret to the world And let me tell you, there is a lot of hunting, a lot of fighting, and a lot of killing No character is safe in Reynolds s world, and that he establishes this fact early on heightens the tension in every werewolf encounter His descriptions of the attacks are so rich and vivid that you will see them in your mind s eye with a clarity normally reserved for movies And it is that talent with description that may be Reynolds s strongest suit The man isn t just writing a scene He is creating a world for his characters to inhabit, one that I was sad to leave, though something tells me a sequel might be in the works I truly loved this book Once I started to really read it, I finished the novel in a day and a half Whenever I put it down, I found myself coming back to it almost impulsively I haven t been this addicted to something since I downloaded Angry Birds Recommended without reservation to anyone who is a fan of horror or anyone that wants to be High Moor is the kind of book that will make converts of us all


  5. Chantal Noordeloos Chantal Noordeloos says:

    It has been a while since I ve read or in this case listened to , because I got the audiobook something I couldn t put down I m one of those horrible readers that isn t easily impressed, and I was really hoping I would find something that would drag me by the hair again High Moor did that for me It made me laugh, made me cry but most of all, it made me want to gag a few times.If you are not a fan of gore don t read this book You ll hate it, because the gore is not only a big par It has been a while since I ve read or in this case listened to , because I got the audiobook something I couldn t put down I m one of those horrible readers that isn t easily impressed, and I was really hoping I would find something that would drag me by the hair again High Moor did that for me It made me laugh, made me cry but most of all, it made me want to gag a few times.If you are not a fan of gore don t read this book You ll hate it, because the gore is not only a big part of the story, it s also so well written that you feel you re there as a twisted little spectator I would recommend anyone with delicate sensibilities to stay away from this book, because I ve heard people complain about the swearing too I personally think it suited the setting, and made the charactersrealistic The story is very tight, the characters are wonderful and very realistic I recognized friends in it, but also myself a few times Not a word is wasted in the writing, and the descriptions really blew me away Even though the story and the concept are pretty straight forward, the author put some interesting layers that set this story apart There are a few twists that really had me going, and I might have cursed a few times The end left me slack jawed.After reading this I need a moment to pick myself up, and get back to reality I have a bit of a reader s hangover now, and I feel as if I just stepped out of a roller coaster ride I can t wait to get started on the second book The narrator Chris Barnes deserves a big pat on the back too, he really brought the story to life I listen to a lot of audio books, and he managed to do what a lot of narrators can t I m a fan I m not one of those people who will blow smoke up someone s backside This book blew me away, plain and simple I don t tend to like werewolf stories, but I think I might have just changed my mind on that whole genre This gets a solid five stars from me, in writing and storytelling I would recommend it to anyone with a taste for intense horror


  6. Benjamin Ethridge Benjamin Ethridge says:

    Werewolf lovers need to sink their fangs into HIGH MOOR Graeme Reynolds has crafted an action driven horror novel that can only be described as silver bullet paced, economically worded, yet simultanteous elegant when it chooses to be Sometimes humorous, sometimes mysterious, and sometimes menacing and violent love love loved the gory imagery in this, especially a scene involving a tree I ll say noI especially enjoyed the children in the beginning half of the book They were all ver Werewolf lovers need to sink their fangs into HIGH MOOR Graeme Reynolds has crafted an action driven horror novel that can only be described as silver bullet paced, economically worded, yet simultanteous elegant when it chooses to be Sometimes humorous, sometimes mysterious, and sometimes menacing and violent love love loved the gory imagery in this, especially a scene involving a tree I ll say noI especially enjoyed the children in the beginning half of the book They were all very real to me, through their interactions with each other to their expressed and unexpressed needs The characterization is all handled extremely well, which extends not just from the children but also to the adult characters and wolf human hybrids as well.The story is enthralling, not because of its werewolf subject matter, but because the reader has little choice not to be compelled onward the plot doesn t stop to catch its breath too often, and when it does you can be certain it ll soon be hurtling you into a brand new crisis.My only complaint was the length Too short Reynold s had me moonstruck and the conclusion comes all too fast


  7. Andrew Lennon Andrew Lennon says:

    I was unsure when I started this book if I was going to like it or not I ve never been the biggest werewolf fan There are very few really good werewolf books and movies Lots of others have tried and failed.This book, however, really won me over It starts with what can only be described as a coming of age tale You get to know the characters and you really feel for them.As the story progresses so does the killings fights etc These are all very well written You can picture it all as its happ I was unsure when I started this book if I was going to like it or not I ve never been the biggest werewolf fan There are very few really good werewolf books and movies Lots of others have tried and failed.This book, however, really won me over It starts with what can only be described as a coming of age tale You get to know the characters and you really feel for them.As the story progresses so does the killings fights etc These are all very well written You can picture it all as its happening and it doesn t come across as ridiculous, which sometimes these mythical fights can do.If werewolves were real I would imagine this is exactly how they would fight.Overall a very strong story and it s made me want to check out the sequel


  8. BookLoversLife BookLoversLife says:

    This isn t a shifter book, this is the down and dirty werewolf type book It s the blood and guts type of werewolf, the ones that will eat you whole and the ones where you find yourself shuddering about I loved it Right from the start this story will grab you We learn about John Sampson and basically, how he came to be a Moonstruck werewolf It starts in the present with Sampson just preparing to lock himself up in his cage and then we are transported back to when he was young He is a typic This isn t a shifter book, this is the down and dirty werewolf type book It s the blood and guts type of werewolf, the ones that will eat you whole and the ones where you find yourself shuddering about I loved it Right from the start this story will grab you We learn about John Sampson and basically, how he came to be a Moonstruck werewolf It starts in the present with Sampson just preparing to lock himself up in his cage and then we are transported back to when he was young He is a typical child and tries to spend his days hanging with his friends, until a faithful day on the Moor, when his world is changed forever.This book isn t just a Werewolf book It s a story of friendship, of mistakes, of finding out about yourself and who you can trust This is quite a long book but I listened to it in one day because I couldn t put it down It was fantastic There are quite a few characters but they were all extremely well written and developed I loved reading about John, Michael and Maries friendship when they were kids It was so realistic that it brought me right back to my own childhood Their banter and comradeship was awesome There are plenty of other characters like Steven, the Sargent, Carl,the american hunter, the old woman and the gypsies who are all an integral part of the story and all who add something extra Each person has their own story and the author weaves each tale together seamlessly There is no wasted information in this book, everything the author does has a point, and I loved that about the book The werewolf lore was another thing I loved I loved how there were 2 different types of them One is the ones who can turn at will and keep their sensibilities and the other are the Moonstruck They are the 7 foot tall ones of nightmares They are the ones who will rip you to bits because at their core, they are animals and we are prey The first type hunt and kill the second type because they can expose their secrets I loved the setting It s a tight knit, small town in England with the back drop of the Moors Even without the blood chilling werewolves, you can picture the creepy setting Imagine that with the howls of the feral wolves and you get a sense of the frightening setting It was perfect Anyway This book was such a tense and chilling read, though there actually was some laugh out loud moments The banter flowed with a lot of the characters and it added a much needed levity to the book The action is basically non stop the whole way through and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat This book is the old school gory, bloody werewolves and not for the squeamish With each killing that happens, your heart will quicken and believe me when I say that no character is safe It s bloody brilliant I listened to the audio and I m so glad I did Chris Barnes did an amazing job with it He easily portrayed each character and I had no worry about getting each character mixed up He really knew when to ramp up the tension and when the voice needed to chill a bit Loved it.So ya This book pretty much blew me away with how much I loved it and I can t recommend it enough If you want old school werewolf horror, with a thrilling story, then this is for you


  9. Shana Festa Shana Festa says:

    When Chris Barnes told me about his new production I was a bit skeptical, werewolves are very similar to vampires to me and either the story is going to be really horrible or really fantastic As I have said in some earlier reviews, the whole Twilight thing kind of ruined them for me I have the expectations built up in my head of what a proper werewolf or vampire story should sound, feel and look like and it is pretty difficult for people to meet them With werewolves I want the following hear When Chris Barnes told me about his new production I was a bit skeptical, werewolves are very similar to vampires to me and either the story is going to be really horrible or really fantastic As I have said in some earlier reviews, the whole Twilight thing kind of ruined them for me I have the expectations built up in my head of what a proper werewolf or vampire story should sound, feel and look like and it is pretty difficult for people to meet them With werewolves I want the following heart pounding action of course , a gruesome story line, interesting characters, a reason for the story to go on, ect So again I find myself taking a chance with High Moor but I am hopeful.High Moor is nothing near a twighlighted, glittery, cuddly, lovey dovey werewolf novel In fact it is a complete opposite, this was an extreme, holy crap don t turn the lights off, werewolf horror story, and I loved it Starts off strong and backs away just a little bit for some very interesting back story of how one of the main protagonists becomes a werewolf Then Graeme Reynolds unleashes hell upon the small town of High Moor This is the first audiobook in a while were I actually felt something for, or connected with most of the characters, that s what happens when an author builds them up layer by layer until some are complex real people While not nearly as gory as you might think from my opening sentence, don t get me wrong there was blood and gore, I mean werewolfs, but it was only used to enhance the action I know there are sequels to the print version, I so hope that audio version are made of them as I think anyone that listens to this first one will be hooked.This is my second time listening to a performance by Chris Barnes, my first being The Cold Beneath Sadly I couldn t remember what I thought of the previous narration, and within the first 10 seconds of High Moor I remembered To be honest because of his thick accent I couldn t understand a word he was saying because I was expecting something much further than what I got Gladly within those first 10 20 seconds I had already adjusted and he became very clear Barnes style very very fast paced, some could argue too fast, with hardly a breath between the last word of a chapter and the announcement of the next, but for this story he nailed it Keeping the pacing fast kept the tension level pretty high and I think this helped the story never let up That mixed with great characterizations, my personal favorite was the American, nailed it I have become a fan of Barnes and will be looking for .Visit www.bookie monster.com to read the entire review Reviewed by Paul Stokes, member of The Bookie Monster review team


  10. Bill Bill says:

    I have been wanting to get to this one for a while, so when I had the chance to get a hold of a review copy of the audio book from Chris at Dynamic Ram Audio Productions Horrific Tales Publishing for an honest review, I jumped at the chance Incidently, Chris also did the audio work for this novel and did a fantastic job High Moor by Graeme Reynolds is fast and furious story with a ton of action and plenty of blood Just the way I like it This one moves quickly and the plot flows at a good pa I have been wanting to get to this one for a while, so when I had the chance to get a hold of a review copy of the audio book from Chris at Dynamic Ram Audio Productions Horrific Tales Publishing for an honest review, I jumped at the chance Incidently, Chris also did the audio work for this novel and did a fantastic job High Moor by Graeme Reynolds is fast and furious story with a ton of action and plenty of blood Just the way I like it This one moves quickly and the plot flows at a good pace The characters were well drawn and I really was engaged in the story from the get go The heavy accent only took a minute to get used to and once the action got moving it added a lot to the ambiance of the story Can t wait to sink my teeth into the sequel Very solid 4.5 Stars


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