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Author: Daryl Gregory Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781494576882
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It is a world like our own in every respect, save one. In the 1950s, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are the targets of entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious, pop-cultural avatars some call demons.

As a boy, Del Pierce is possessed by the Hellion, an entity whose mischief-making can be deadly. With the help of Del's family and a caring psychiatrist, the demon is exorcised...or is it? Years later, following a car accident, the Hellion is back, trapped inside Del's head and clamoring to get out.

Del's quest for help leads him to Valis, an entity possessing the science fiction writer formerly known as Philip K. Dick; to Mother Mariette, a nun who inspires decidedly unchaste feelings; and to the Human League, a secret society devoted to the extermination of demons. All believe that Del holds the key to the plague of possession—and its solution. But for Del, the cure may be worse than the disease. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • [C]onsistently dynamic and entertaining. AudioFile
  • “Believable characters, a multilayered plot, and smooth prose define Gregory’s darkly ambitious debut novel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A promising first effort that demonstrates Gregory’s ability to synthesize scraps of pop culture into a compelling, original story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Critics were even more impressed by Pandemonium’s well-developed characters…The possessions of the story affect the trajectories of the characters’ lives in the same way as mental illness, without transforming this novel into an allegory…While Gregory may occasionally channel the spirits of A. E. van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, his voice is strong enough to speak for itself.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • “Peter Berkrot’s…narration echoes old-time detective noir…This story is fantasy, perhaps even dark fantasy, but not horror. Berkrot’s delivery keeps it separate from that more serious realm.”

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About the Author

Daryl Gregory is the author of numerous novels and short stories. He has won the Crawford Award and was a finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. His story “Second Person, Present Tense” won the Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award and was a Sturgeon Award finalist. His short fiction has appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, and The Year’s Best SF.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over three hundred works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.