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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,987 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Carey Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Felix Castor Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781400181636
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Before he died, Felix Castor's fellow exorcist John Gittings made several calls asking for help, and if Castor had answered them, John might still be alive. So when a smooth-talking lawyer comes out of nowhere to claim the remains, Castor owes it to John's unhappy ghost and even more unhappy widow to help out. If only life were that simple. A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of an American serial killer supposedly forty years dead, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body-if not the soul-of his possessed friend, Rafi, and he can't shake the feeling that his three problems are related. With the help of the succubus Juliet, paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath, and a little judicious digging, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down an elevator shaft or rips his throat out. Or not. Download and start listening now!

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  • Carey's prose leaves the reader breathless, but that's the kind of ride he usually provides. His 3-D extravaganza engages all the senses, then deftly holds the punch line until dead last. Kirkus Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/20/2014

    " Another goodie in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/8/2014

    " This guy has his craft down pat, gripping chapter endings, just enough hints to make you think you missed something, and all the strings pulled together at the end into a neat little bow. Felix just gets better and better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/7/2014

    " This is book 3 of the Felix Castor exorcist series... Light, fun reading in an interesting, multi-faceted current day London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 1/21/2014

    " Even more than the story itself and the main character, I love how developed Juliet is and the shots we see of her relationship with Susan. It's easy to forget that Juliet was never human and, therefor, lives by her own code. It's interesting to see how that throws a monkey wrench into her work and relationship and how both Felix and Susan cope with it. Yeah, the plot was good as well. I would very much recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veena | 1/17/2014

    " A book that is need a lot of patience to get through. It meanders hopelessly... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Tolson | 1/16/2014

    " Much better than the first two! Can't believe the difference. He must have either taken a class or gotten a better editor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Martin | 1/15/2014

    " Layered plot and nonstop action--and a wonderful performance from Michael Kramer. On to the next episode ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaunesay Eslanai | 12/23/2013

    " Twisted ending, as he's figuring it all out, but another great one! I love Juliet, I think she should have her own series. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JM | 12/20/2013

    " It was pretty good. Dragged on for some parts. Got a little grotesque, but tied in very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lshapiro | 12/1/2013

    " Number three in the Felix Castor series. This is very gritty urban fantasy, set in, and around, London. The story tends to meander at first, but still stays gripping and surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 VioLeT | 11/22/2013

    " Nothing like starting in the middle of a series, but now I *have* to read the earlier books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 9/6/2013

    " Dear books 4 and 5: Come out in the US already! Geez! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A. Non | 7/16/2013

    " This one surprised me - I did NOT see where the ending was going! More excellent supernatural noir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stana | 7/5/2013

    " It was hard to get through this one- it took most of the book to get going and it was confusing- I almost just stopped. My boyfriend told me to finish it and I'm really glad I did- one of the best series I've read in a REALLY long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 7/4/2013

    " A pretty good book, though it did slow down a bit in the middle. I'd like that there seems to be a semi-steady pace of action to keep your attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/15/2013

    " Aug 14, 2009 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 5/10/2012

    " Another excellent book in the Felix Castor series. If you are a fan of urban supernatural/paranormal fiction, like the Dresden novels, you'd be doing yourself a favor by checking out this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 2/20/2012

    " Cheesy guilty pleasure, easy read. Good storytelling. From the write for the Lucifer comics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Legaard | 7/29/2011

    " a lot like Harry Dresden - without the magic :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 5/26/2011

    " Another Gritty and Dark Felix Castor novel, I do love how the characters chased down the clues in this one, and at times was seriously worried about how the characters were gonna manage to get out of things alive. Excellent addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/2/2011

    " I tried reading one of those Dresden Files books to which this series is so often compared, and it was just silly. Why isn't this guy more well-known? I'm guessing it is because he is relentlessly British. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kriscrowe | 3/29/2011

    " This book was just too weird for me--it had to do with demons and people who die and possess the bodies of living individuals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/9/2011

    " Thankfully not a Dresden clone. Okay, similarities abound. He's an exorcist. There's magic, seldomly used. Werewolves & ghosts exist. But it's not just another noir book, honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarence | 1/2/2011

    " Best of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 12/24/2010

    " Felix fights immortal clique of killers who take over people's bodies, with Juliet (succubus) help
    Really good read, reminds me of a more serious Wizard Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 11/9/2010

    " Dudes. Juliet the succubus demon is one of the coolest fictional characters ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A. | 11/8/2010

    " This one surprised me - I did NOT see where the ending was going! More excellent supernatural noir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/28/2010

    " Good, spooky, dark. Very dark. 4.5 stars, a lil too life sucks, then u die, then it sucks some more. But that's just me, I need a few more rays of hope in my books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 9/20/2010

    " Felix Castor has not lost his edge, in this there is the return of all your favorite characters from the series, with the same schemes and back alley deals that rule the subculture that is the Undead Society. Dude, you find yourself a fan of the undead, this is the detective fiction for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 9/10/2010

    " Got kind of confusing in the middle, but very good payoff. Very solid and consistently well-written series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 8/27/2010

    " Felix Castor makes for such a fun read. The heady mix of noir, supernatural, and London keep me coming back for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 8/24/2010

    " Dear books 4 and 5: Come out in the US already! Geez! "

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About the Author
Author Mike Carey

Mike Carey got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there, he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (he is currently writing two of Marvel’s flagship titles, X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England with his wife, Linda, who writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A. J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.