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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marlon James Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781449866921
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In the village of Gibbeah—where certain women fly and certain men protect secrets with their lives—magic coexists with religion, and good and evil are never as they seem. When handsome and brash preacher Hector Bligh is dragged from his pulpit by a man calling himself “Apostle” York, a phenomenal and deadly struggle for the soul of Gibbeah is set in motion.

As the village is overrun by strange, supernatural events, secrets rise up like bubbles in a brew: hidden histories of witchcraft, adultery, scandal, and murder. John Crow’s Devil is a novel about religious mania, sexual obsession, redemption, and the eternal struggle inside all of us between the righteous and the wicked.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A powerful first novel...Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the larger anguish of a postcolonial society struggling for its own identity.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An astounding book...provocative and shocking, full of imaginative vim and stylistic vigor.”

    ForeWord magazine

  • “Set in James’ native Jamaica, this dynamic, vernacular debut sings of the fierce battle between two flawed preachers...Those eager for fire-and-brimstone lyricism will find this an exciting read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Elements coalesce in a Jamaican stew spicier than jerk chicken. First novelist James moves effortlessly between lyrical patois and trenchant observations...It’s 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A mesmerizing treatise on the nature of good and evil, faith and madness, guilt and forgiveness, eloquently captured in a microcosm of society.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2005 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoomusicguy | 11/21/2013

    " Brilliantly dark story about good vs. evil and the way those lines often blur. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kisha | 9/27/2013

    " Will give you Nightmares while you sleep and Visions while you're awake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Larson | 9/12/2013

    " Can't tell ya how much I adore this book. Marlon is in charge. He is the man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/22/2013

    " A little sexually raw in places but the conflict good vs evil was so very well played out that I remained transfixed through-out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Boldon | 12/13/2012

    " For the February 26 meeting of Gods and Monsters book group. Wow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 RH Walters | 11/13/2012

    " A challenging book of unremitting ugliness and sorrow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teleasha | 6/5/2011

    " Pretty good! I am now a fan of Marlon James! I LOVED The Book of Night Women. James delivered that same flavor in John Crow. I just need him to write more:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bibbikinz gomez | 6/4/2011

    " Talented new author! Good versus evil in the Caribbean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 5/5/2011

    " I dont know what to say...Yes I do I read this book thinking how could it top his other book; well I was wrong they both are amazing to say the least this author is one we need to watch for in the future. Yet again another book that I love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/6/2011

    " Fire and Brimstone ministers clash in 1957 Jamaica. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/18/2010

    " A little sexually raw in places but the conflict good vs evil was so very well played out that I remained transfixed through-out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoomusicguy | 7/6/2010

    " Brilliantly dark story about good vs. evil and the way those lines often blur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/25/2009

    " Fire and Brimstone ministers clash in 1957 Jamaica.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 4/10/2009

    " I dont know what to say...Yes I do I read this book thinking how could it top his other book; well I was wrong they both are amazing to say the least this author is one we need to watch for in the future. Yet again another book that I love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bibbikinz | 3/19/2007

    " Talented new author! Good versus evil in the Caribbean. "

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About the Author
Author Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, was released to widespread critical acclaim. His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Iron Balloons, Bronx Noir, and Silent Voices, and his nonfiction in the Caribbean Review of Books. Currently a professor of literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he divides his time between Jamaica, New York City, and the Twin Cities.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.